Hotels in Cape Town offer some of the finest African accommodations in a locale nicknamed “Mother City”. Known for its harbor, its natural surroundings and landmarks, its coastline, its vineyards, its beaches, its cuisine, its gardens and its museums, Cape Town is the oldest town in South Africa. For the adventurous, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, scuba diving, surfing, bungee jumping, whale watching, shark diving and penguin and seal viewing can be worthwhile activities. When traveling to the Mother City, keep in mind that cars drive on the left, that tap water water is generally safe, and that cricket and rugby are major sports. While tourist areas generally are pretty safe, it’s important to point out that you should avoid nearby townships or “flats“. Hotels in Cape Town can be exciting to ponder. Before we get to hotels in Cape Town, let’s take a look at some background information on the area to help you along the way.
Although evidence of human life in the area dates back 15,000 years, not much is known about Cape Town’s inhabitants pre-1488, when Bartolomeu Dias, a Portuguese explorer, reached the area and named it “Cape of Storms”. Thereafter the area was defined by the Dutch, British and South African periods, respectively. The Dutch planted several nonnative plant species such as grapes, cereals, ground nuts, apples, potatoes and citrus, which would change the area’s natural environment forever. The British captured Cape Town from the Dutch in 1795 and introduced their own plants, most notably roolkrans in what would become the “flats” area, and eucalyptus to mitigate the spread of malaria. Along with the discovery of diamonds in 1867 came a flood of immigrants and, naturally, a war by way of the Second Boer War, which resulted in a British victory. During the mid-1900s South Africa’s governing party was the National Party, which implemented racial segregation known as apartheid. Nelson Mandela, an anti-apartheid revolutionary and member of the African National Congress party, was the first president of South Africa and known as “the founding father of democracy” in the area.
The capital and oldest city in South Africa, Cape Town has a population of around 500,000 people. Located on the southern tip of Africa, Mother City is known for its harbor, its natural setting and its landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point. One of the most multicultural cities in the world, Cape Town was industrialized mostly from the discovery of diamonds in 1867 and a gold rush in 1886. The city has average highs in the 70s degrees Fahrenheit for much of the year and benefits from cool to warm evenings. Hiking trails and beaches abound. Ocean temperatures differ depending on which coast you’re on, with the Atlantic side being colder and the False Bay side being warmer. Major points of interest include St. George’s Cathedral, Cape Town, City Bowl, Table Mountain National Park, Clifton beach, Robben Island Museum, V&A Waterfront, Cape Floristic Region, Simon’s Town, Cape Town City Hall, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Artscape Theatre Centre, Grand Parade and University of Cape Town. Table Mountain is one of the most distinguishable mountains in any of the world’s major cities due to its flat top. Tourists may travel by cable-way and hikers may travel on foot to Table Mountain’s peak, which is over 3,500 feet high. Barbecue is a popular way to cook in Cape Town. Popular food items include various meats and seafood, Bobotie, which is spiced minced meat baked and topped with egg, and the Gatsby sandwich, prepared with one staple, french fries, and various other fillings such as steak, fish, calamari, chicken or sausage. Equipped with some background knowledge on the area, we are ready for hotels in Cape Town that will help make for a memorable experience.
Iziko Slave Lodge
Taj Cape Town features free WiFi, spa access, free waterfront shuttles daily, balconies, classical furnishings, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms, rainshowers, large bath tubs, a restaurant, a brasserie, a sauna, a steam room, a heated lap pool and a spacious fitness center. Nearby you may find Bombay Brasserie (Indian restaurant), Jiva Spa, Bishop Robert Gray Memorial Statue (historical landmark), Motherland Coffee St Georges Mall (coffee shop), Cape Town Free Walking Tours, Food Lover’s Market (supermarket), Seattle Coffee Company (coffee store), Gigi Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, Mariam’s Kitchen (restaurant), Hokey Poke Bar & Take Away (restaurant), Groote Kerk (church), Kleinsky’s Delicatessen, Pilcrow & Cleaver (restaurant), Slave Museum Cape Town, Iziko Slave Lodge (museum), Arch for Arch (historical landmark), St George’s Cathedral and more.
This location is 0.1 miles from Iziko Slave Lodge, National Library Of South Africa, St Georges Mall, Atlantic Art Gallery and Greenmarket Square, 0.1 miles from Palm Tree Mosque, Huguenot Chambers, Parliament, The Company’s Garden and The African Portrait Art Gallery, 1.5 miles from V&A Waterfront, 2 miles from Table Mountain, 7.3 miles from Groot Constantia, 12.3 miles from Chapman’s Peak and 10.6 miles from Cape Town International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (presidential suite): $3,210
Cost per person (five people): $642
Two Oceans Aquarium
Offering panoramic Table Mountain views, multiple dining options, an outdoor infinity pool, a sun-lounger terrace, a spa, a sauna, a modern gym, a movie and game lounge, free WiFi, elegant rooms, private balconies, tea and coffee makers, marble bathrooms, rain showers and separate baths, One&Only Cape Town sits close to One&Only Spa, Avenue Conference and Event Venue, Two Oceans Aquarium, Bootlegger Coffee Company, City Sightseeing Cape Town, City Pass Cape Town, COOKED (restaurant), PlayDate SuperPark (indoor playground), The V&A Waterfront Watershed (market), HintHunt Watershed Waterfont (entertainer), Moro Gelato Green Point (ice cream shop), Woolworths Green Point – Portside (gorcery store), Barre Body (gym), Mano’s (restaurant), Bootlegger Coffee Company (coffee shop), ERTH (restaurant), Cape Town Stadium and more.
This hotel is 0.1 miles from Two Oceans Aquarium and Cape Medical Museum, 0.2 miles from Cape Town Comedy Club and The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum, 0.3 miles from South African Maritime Museum, MyCiTi Station Cape Town Stadium, MyCiTi Station Granger Bay, Chavonnes Battery Museum, Cape Town Diamond Museum, Clock Tower, 0.4 miles from V&A Waterfront, 3 miles from Table Mountain, 8.2 miles from World of Birds, 8.4 miles from Groot Constantia and 11.1 miles from Cape Town International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (presidential suite): $5,903
Cost per person (four people): $1,475
Boasting a fitness center, a sun terrace with a swimming pool and a bar, a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, room service, free WiFi, airport transfers, bicycle rental service, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, kettles, hairdryers, wardrobes, a continental or full English/Irish breakfast and a sauna, The Silo Hotel is found near Silo District (tourist attraction), Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Zeitz MOCAA Events (event venue), The Yard (fusion restaurant), Radisson RED Cape Town Roof Bar, The Willaston Bar, Si Cantina Sociale (Mediterranean restaurant), Rosetta Roastery Cafe (coffee store), Virgin Active Silo District (fitness center), Silo No2 (restaurant), LINDT Chocolate Studio (chocolate shop), Cape Town Diamond Museum, The Arena at the Waterfront (conference center), Cape Town Fish Market V&A Waterfront (seafood restaurant), Clock Tower Beer Garden and more.
Zeitz Mocaa is within feet, Cape Town Diamond Museum, Clock Tower, Chavonnes Battery Museum and Nelson Mandela Gateway are 0.1 miles, Cape Town Comedy Club is 0.2 miles, South African Maritime Museum, Two Oceans Aquarium and The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum are 0.3 miles, V&A Waterfront is 0.4 miles, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is 5.5 miles and Cape Town International Airport is 10.8 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night (the penthouse): $7,126
The Cellars-Hohenort provides luxurious rooms, world-renowned gardens and vineyards, 2 award-winning restaurants, 2 swimming pools, South African artwork decor, air conditioning, seating areas, a spa, a steam room, facial, massage, manicure and pedicure rooms and a tennis court. Greenhouse, Constantia (restaurant), The Conservatory Restaurant, Gate House Spiritual Centre (community center), Lash & Beauty Room (beauty salon), Klaasenbosch Greenbelt Trail (nature preserve), Alphen Trail Greenbelt (park), Diepriver Trail Greenbelt (nature preserve), Cecilia Plantation (park), SARDA Centre (horse riding school), Constantia Royale (winery), Chart Farm, Table Mountain National Park (national park) and more are in the area.
You may find Cecilia Forest Hiking Trail 0.5 miles, Chart Farm 0.8 miles, Wynberg Park and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens 1 mile, 2 Military Hospital Wynberg 1.1 miles, Eagles’ Nest Wines 1.4 miles, Constantia Glen Winery and Constantia Village 1.5 miles, High Constantia Wine Cellar and Maynardville Open Air Theatre 1.7 miles, Robben Island Ferry 6.6 miles, V&A Waterfront 6.9 miles, Chapman’s Peak 7.9 miles and Cape Town International Airport 9.5 miles from this property.
Approximate cost per night (premier suite): $516
Table Mountain Cape Town
With an outdoor pool, Atlantic Ocean views, flat-screen TVs, blu-ray players, seating areas, terraces, balconies, bath robes, slippers and luggage storage, Sea Star Rocks Boutique Hotel is close to Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse with panoramic views): $775
Cost per person (four people): $194
Zeitz Museum Cape Town
Offering elegant rooms, free WiFi, a spa, panoramic Table Mountain and harbor views, an award-winning restaurant, a whiskey and wine bar and a fitness center with waterfront views, Cape Grace Hotel & Spa sits near Bascule Bar (cocktail bar), Only One Yacht (boat rental service), V&A Waterfront Marina (shopping mall), Two Oceans Aquarium, City Sightseeing Cape Town, KnexT Art Gallery, COOKED (restaurant), The Watershed (market), V&A Food Market (fresh food market), Unframed Ice Cream (ice cream shop), Nobel Square (tourist attraction), Native Coffee Roasters (cafe), GINJA Restaurant, Galleria Gibello (art gallery), Den Anker (restaurant), MIRAGE (boat tour agency), Tigger 2 Charters (boar tour agency), Si Cantina Sociale (Mediterranean restaurant), The Yard (fusion restaurant), LINDT Chocolate Studio, Cape Town Diamond Museum, Clock Tower Retail Centre (shopping mall), Cape Town Fish Market (seafood restaurant), Chavonnes Battery Museum (archaeological museum), The Nelson Mandela Gateway To Robben Island (tourist attraction) and more.
From here Chavonnes Battery Museum and Zeitz Museum Cape Town are 0.1 miles, Cape Town Diamond Museum, Cape Town Comedy Club, Clock Tower, Two Oceans Aquarium, Nelson Mandela Gateway, Robben Island Ferry, South African Maritime Museum and The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum are 0.2 miles, V&A Waterfront is 0.4 miles, Table Mountain Cape Town is 3.1 miles, World of Birds is 8.2 miles, Groot Constantia is 8.4 miles and Cape Town International Airport is 10.9 miles.
Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom suite): $1,535
Cost per person (four people): $384
Mojo Market Cape Town
Providing air conditioning, free WiFi, an on-site bar, free private parking, flat-screen TVs, iPad docking stations, seating areas, sea views, bath robes, slippers, a sauna, a swimming pool and shuttle service, 21 Nettleton in close to Biskop Steps (fitness area), Clifton Beaches, The Bungalow (restaurant), Fives Futbol Clifton (sports complex), Maiden’s Cove, Glen Country Club (event venue), Cédric French Pastry (pastry shop), Glen Beach, The Glen Tree Circle (hiking area), Lila Bank (observation deck), Pipe Track Trail Run (tourist attraction), Lion’s Head Hiking Trail, Parapax Lion’s Head Paragliding Site, Cape Trekking Guided Hikes (tour agency), Lions Head Peak (hiking area) and more.
This hotel is 0.4 miles from Clifton Beach, 0.5 miles from Lion’s Head, 0.9 miles from Queens Beach, 1 mile from MyCiTi Station Queens Beach, 1.1 miles from Camps Bay Beach and Mojo Market Cape Town, 1.2 miles from Sea Point Pavilion Swimming and The Promenade Camps Bay, 1.3 miles from Piazza St John, 1.4 miles from Theatre On The Bay, 4.3 miles from Signal Hill Mountain and 12.6 miles from Cape Town International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (presidential penthouse): $1,125
Signal Hill Cape Town
The Solis Penthouse features 2 bedrooms, a private roof deck with a private outdoor swimming pool and barbecue, panoramic sea, mountain and city views, a kitchen with dishwasher and oven, 2 flat-screen TVs, a seating area, 2 bathrooms, a washing machine and tumble dryer combo and two dining areas. Nearby you may find Osaka Sushi, Sorbet (beauty salon), Into the Blue (scube dive centre), Hesheng Chinese Restaurant, Korean Soju Restaurant, Cube Sports Bar, The Sunshine Food Sprouting Co (vegan restaurant) and more.
Green Point Urban Park and Signal Hill Cape Town are 0.5 miles, Green Point Common and Piazza St John are 0.7 miles, Signal Hill Noon Cannon and MyCiTi Station Cape Town Stadium 0.8 miles, Metropolitan Golf Club, Mojo Market Cape Town and Cape Town Stadium are 0.9 miles, Cape Medical Museum is 1 mile, MyCiTi Station Granger Bay is 1.1 miles, Long Street and V&A Waterfront are 1.4 miles, Table Mountain is 2.8 miles and Cape Town International Airport is 12 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night (apartment with sea view): $203
Cost per person (four people): $51
Theatre On The Bay
Bayview Penthouse has multiple penthouse rental options and spacious accommodations with air conditioning, an outdoor pool, fully-equipped kitchens, flat-screen TVs, a library, a sun terrace, laundry and dry cleaning services. It’s found close to Kasteelpoort (hiking area), The Hussar Grill Camps Bay (steak house), Camps Bay Continental Food Mart (fruit and vegetable store), Bootlegger Bakoven (coffee shop), Beta Beach and more.
From here you’ll find Theatre On The Bay 0.7 miles, 0.8 miles from The Promenade Camps Bay, 1 mile from Camps Bay Beach, 1.2 miles from Table Mountain Cableway, 1.5 miles from Table Mountain, 1.6 miles from Waterworks Museum, 1.7 miles from Clifton Beach, 2 miles from Lion’s Head, 2.5 miles from Mediclinic Cape Town, 2.6 miles from De Waal Park, 3.2 miles from Long Street, 4.8 miles from V&A Waterfront and 12.2 miles from Cape Town International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse bay/ocean view): $141
Greenmarket Square Cape Town
Offering 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen with SMEG appliances, a living area with city views, a study, a 24-hour concierge, free WiFi and 2 secure parking bays, The Penthouse Collection is found close to: Ou Meul Bakkery, Obi Restaurant (Japanese), Lunchworks Cafe, Lila Vie (hair salon), The Velvet Cake Co, Giulios (cafe), Lido Bar, Modular Club (night club), Seattle Coffee Company, Folk Cafe, La Tete (restaurant) and more.
This location is 0.1 miles from MyCiTi Station Thibault, 0.2 miles from Investec Cape Town, MyCiTi Station Adderley Street and The African Portrait Art Gallery, 0.3 miles from Greenmarket Square Cape Town, Cape Town Station Northern Entrance, MyCiTi Station Civic Centre, St Georges Mall and Cape Quarter, 0.7 miles from Long Street, 1.1 miles from V&A Waterfront.
Approximate cost per night (three-bedroom penthouse): $438
Cost per person (six people): $73
Lion’s Head Cape Town
With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, stunning sea and mountain views, a furnished terrace, a living area, a dining table, a fully-equipped kitchen, free WiFi and private parking, Penthouse on Clifton is found near The Rock (scenic spot), Lion’s Head Hike Trail, The Bungalow (restaurant), The Glen Country Club, Maiden’s Cove and more are within range.
From here Clifton Beach is 0.4 miles, Lion’s Head Cape Town is 0.6 miles, Queens Beach and MyCiTi Station Queens Beach are 0.8 miles, Camps Bay Beach and Piazza St John are 1.2 miles, The Promenade Camps Bay is 1.3 miles, Theatre On The Bay is 1.5 miles, Christopher Moller Gallery and Signal Hill are 1.8 miles, Table Mountain is 1.9 miles, Long Street is 2.1 miles, V&A Waterfront is 3.2 miles and Cape Town International Airport is 12.7 miles.
Approximate cost per night (three bedroom penthouse): $246
Cost per person (six people): $41
Table Mountain Cableway
Featuring air conditioning, a private pool, a patio, sea views, free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, a fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, a washing machine, towels and bed linen, MedBurn Views Penthouse is close to Optim Talent, Bellsfontein Kramat, Huey’s Surf Hub (surf shop), Cedric French Pastry, Camps Bay Beach, Camps Bay Squash Club, The Promenade (shopping mall), Theatre on the Bay, Camps Bay Tidal Pool, Pipe Track Trail Run and more in the area.
Camps Bay Beach and The Promenade Camps Bay are 0.5 miles, Theatre On The Bay is 0.6 miles, Table Mountain Cableway and Table Mountain are 1 mile, Clifton Beach Cape Town is 1.1 miles, Lion’s Head Cape Town is 1.2 miles, Mediclinic Cape Town is 1.8 miles, De Waal Park is 1.9 miles, Waterworks Museum is 2 miles, Long Street is 2.4 miles, Steenberg Wine Estate is 8.5 miles and Cape Town International Airport is 12.1 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night (three bedroom apartment): $287
Cost per person: $48
Hotels in Cape Town indeed are some of the best in all of Africa. We hope you have found this information valuable and most of all, that you enjoy your time in Africa!