Cape Town remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. With a balmy Mediterranean-like climate (in summer at least – winters can be a bit wet and gloomy), some of the best natural attractions on the planet, exquisite cuisine, and South Africa’s fabulous exchange rate tourists are in for a treat when visiting the city of South Africa’s southern edge.
Fortunately for these visitors, there’s an enormous variety of accommodation choices from the quaint and quirky boutique style hotels to some of the world’s most luxurious hotels.
Here are four of Cape Town’s ultra luxury choices for the discerning traveler.
#1 The One&Only.
On a private island that is situated in Cape Town’s Victoria and Albert Waterfront, itself a tourist hot spot the One&Only has in room features and on-site amenities that make any stay a magical experience. Two great restaurants (Nobu and Reuben’s) on site and stunning views make this a worthy stopover destination.
#2 The Twelve Apostles Hotel And Spa.
When it comes to views over the Atlantic Ocean the Twelve Apostle’s probably doesn’t have a whole lot of competition. The hotel which is based in a 1920’s designed farmhouse is tasteful elegance come to life. Two restaurants ensure that guests will enjoy some of the Cape’s finest cuisine and one offers what can only be described as an exceptional wine list. A great spa and a small theater showing a selection of both new and classic films make it a great place to simply lie back and relax.
#3 The Mount Nelson.
No list of Cape Town luxury hotels would be complete without the addition of Cape Town’s ‘Grand Old Lady’. Now part of the Belmond group, the Mount Nelson has been a Cape Town scene for well over a hundred year, having opened its doors in 1899. Today what was once a fussy and very staid property has now loosened its corsets a bit – but make no mistake this is still considered an exceptional example of what luxury hotel accommodation should be like. With two heated pools, a fabulous restaurant (the Planet Restaurant and Bar), a gym and incredible views of both Table Mountain and the city this is a destination for the discerning traveler. To make it even more attractive it’s only across the street from the Company’s Gardens established by South Africa’s firsts European settlers in the 1650’s.
#4 The POD.
The POD in Camps Bay is only a few minutes from the city center and a hop skip and jump away from Camps Bay’s great dining opportunities and some of the most spectacular beachfront views in Cape Town – and that’s saying something. This is a boutique hotel with only 15 rooms so guests can expect a more refined accommodation experience. Some rooms with private pools are available and the main pool features a bar service ideal for a cool refreshing adult beverage while watching a spectacular Atlantic Ocean sunset.
Cape Town is a fabulous destination and the relative weakness of the South Africa rand means that luxury accommodation is with the reach of most international visitors – book your room today.