With wondrous Table Mountain as a backdrop, stretches of sandy beach, and a laid back and cosmopolitan atmosphere, we highly recommend taking some time to relax and become part of the scene.
Camps Bay is our closest beach, 10 minutes away, and a Blue Flag beauty. While most people can only handle a quick dip in the chilly, but ever-so-inviting-looking water, this coastal setting is well worth hanging around.
The powdery shore invites long walks, or is a soft spot to lay down your towel and put your feet up. Feeling a bit peckish after your bracing swim and hours of sunbathing? There’s a strip of buzzy seaside eateries and bars just across the street.
If leafy parks are more your scene, take a walk through the nearby Company’s Garden – the oldest garden in South Africa. A little further out, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, set against the eastern slope of Table Mountain, is considered among the most beautiful in the world.
Ask us about our picnic baskets to take along. Otherwise, both gardens have restaurants hosting breakfasts that become brunches and long, relaxed lunches. And if you do find yourself out into the golden hours, afternoon tea at Kirstenbosch Tea Garden is a must.
Back at the hotel, the time between outings is ideal to spend being pampered. Say the word and we’ll arrange spa treatments, in the peace and quiet of your room, to relieve any leftover tension and sooth skin developing the first glow of a tan.
Afterwards, you can flop on your bed or relax into the couch without having to completely come to.
Be Our Guest
Your own sitting area, satellite television, and room service mean there’s really no need to get out of your gown and slippers. But if you do feel like padding down to the main hotel, our two lounges provide comfy spaces to… well, lounge.
In the winter, one offers a roaring fire and in the summer, the other opens through French doors onto a shady terrace. Afternoon tea/coffee and cake (our treat) is served wherever you choose to install yourself – perhaps with an absorbing read?
Our library, in the second lounge, works on a give-and-take basis and has acquired an eclectic mix of books. One moment, you could be reading about life as an early Cape settler and the next, using a city guide to plan your visit to the 1679 Castle of Good Hope.
Come 6pm the vibe gets more social, with the bringing out of pre-dinner snacks and port (on us).