Style, sass and natural suave come into play beneath the lopped top of Table Mountain.
We cover the hotels that are putting style, sass and natural suave into play beneath the lopped top of Table Mountain.
Style, sass and natural suave come into play beneath the lopped top of Table Mountain. Cape Town is a hybrid city – half draped in the mythology of Africa but splashed with a hint of European finesse. The surrounding countryside is a tangle of vineyards, the cape peninsular splits the ocean in two, and the city itself has an awe-inspiring urban edge – punctuated by art galleries, hipster bars, and innovative chefs whipping up a celebrated culinary scene. For those ready to feel the pulse beneath Cape Town’s skin, these achingly trendy and stylish hotels are well worth checking out this year.
When compared to the mighty mountains towering above and the expanse of the wild blue Atlantic – the Twelve Apostles seems like a pinprick of prettiness. Dutch colonial style sweeps you off your feet as soon as you arrive, and cottage plush blends seamlessly with contemporary chic throughout the design. Each room and suite is succinctly unique – some with imported chandeliers from Italy, others with gleaming antique mirrors, intricate carved panels, and whimsical four-poster beds. Personal butlers whisk through the hotel carrying Diamond certificated wines and staff stand waiting to be selected by guests keen to practice their golf skills out on the sprawling green. When you aren’t playing squash or golf with the staff, you can catch the latest films in the 16-seat cinema, cool down in the two pools or hike the local mountain trails and butterfly-laden botanical gardens. After a long day walking in the salty sea air, the awardwinning spa will nurture you back to blooming health with their mountain serenade treatments, Himalayan salt stone massages and coconut and milk ritual wraps. For dinner, Azure Restaurant is a food lover’s paradise with its sustainably fresh menu boasting glistening oysters, west coast crayfish and Wakame broth in a truly inspired sunset setting.
Also Included: Cape Grace, Ellerman House Hotel, Dock House, South Beach Camps Bay, Cape View Clifton
© This article was first published in the Oct-Nov 2017 edition of World Travel Magazine.