Hotels in Cape Town offer some of South Africa’s finest accommodations in a destination nicknamed “Mother City”. Known for its harbor, natural surroundings, landmarks, coastline, vineyards, beaches, cuisine, gardens and 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 entertaining activities. When traveling to the Mother City, keep in mind that cars drive on the left, tap water is generally safe, and cricket and rugby are major sports. Currency is the South African rand and the legal drinking age is 18 years old. While tourist areas generally are safe, nearby townships or “flats” should be avoided. Big events include The Sun Met Horse Race, Cape Town Carnival, Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Smalltown Beat, Rocking the Daisies, Shakespeare at Maynardville Open-Air Theatre, SA Women’s Open, Two Oceans Marathon, Cape Town Cycle Tour, Cape Epic and TECHSPO Cape Town. Cape Town City FC is the area’s professional football club. Hotels in Cape Town can be exciting to consider. Before we get to hotels in Cape Town, let’s take a look at some more background information on the area to help you along the way.
Archaeological evidence of human activity in the Cape Town area dates back 15,000 years. However, not much is known about its habitation pre-1488, when Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias arrived, naming the area “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 natural environment forever. British forces supplanted Cape Town from the Dutch in 1795. The Brits 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 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 are abundant. 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. 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. Barbecue is a common cooking method. Popular foods include 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. Beer and wine are the most widely consumed alcoholic beverages. Equipped with some background knowledge on the area, we are ready for hotels in Cape Town that will help make for a remarkable experience.
Sea Point Pavilion
The Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa features free WiFi, an outdoor pool, sun loungers, spa facilities, a spacious steam room, a traditional Swedish sauna, a hot tub, in-room massages, flat-screen TVs, mountains or ocean views, continental or full English breakfast, free private parking, an airport shuttle and car hire. Bentleys Bread Co. (bakery), Sea Point Liquors (liquor store), The Press Bar & Grill (restaurant), New Asian Spice Supermarket (spice store), Arthur’s Mini Super (cafe), Fast Açaí Café, OKO (restaurant), The Dairy Den (ice cream shop), Mykonos Taverna (Greek restaurant), Syriana Restaurant (Middle Eastern restaurant), Gambas Seafood Bistro (restaurant), La Boheme Wine Bar & Bistro (restaurant) and more are in the area.
Milton Beach is 1,650 feet, Broken Bath Beach is 1,650 feet, Piazza St John is 0.2 miles, Mojo Market and Sea Point Pavilion Swimming are 0.4 miles, Signal Hill is 0.6 miles, MyCiTi Station Queens Beach is 0.8 miles, Queens Beach is 0.9 miles, Green Point Park is 1 mile, Signal Hill Noon Gun is 1.1 miles, Lion’s Head and MyCiTi Station Cape Town Stadium are 1.3 miles, Robben Island Ferry and V&A Waterfront are 1.9 miles, Table Mountain is 2.5 miles, Chapman’s Peak is 12.4 miles and Cape Town International is 12.3 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night (suite with private balcony): $343
Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel provides afternoon tea on the terrace, swimming pools, extensive wellness facilities, a tennis court, private gardens, room service, marble bathrooms, a restaurant and a bar. Natalie Hill Hair Design (hairdresser), Nelson’s Eye Restaurant (steak house), Gardens Bowling Club (lawn bowls club), Orangia Tennis Club (tennis club), Oswalds Bakery (bakery), Van Hunks (bar & grill), EatStanbul (restaurant), Asoka Restaurant, Bar and Lounge (restaurant), Our Local @ 117 Kloof (restaurant), ditto Vegan Ice Cream (ice cream shop), Saigon (restaurant), Yindee’s (Thai restaurant), Leelawadee Thai spa (massage spa), The Public House (bar & grill), Toni’s on Kloof (Portuguese restaurant), Rick’s Cafe Americain (restaurant), Salon Ninety One (art gallery), Arnolds Restaurant (restaurant), The White Lotus Wellness Centre (wellness center), ëlgr Restaurant, Yours Truly (bar), Zootly (cannabis store), BLONDIE (restaurant), The Labia Theatre (movie theater) and more are within range.
From here Labia Theatre is 0.1 miles, Lifestyle On Kloof, South African Museum And Planetarium, South African Jewish Museum and The Jumu’a Mosque Of Cape Town are 0.2 miles, Christopher Moller Art Gallery, South African National Gallery, Long Street and Mediclinic Cape Town are 0.3 miles, De Waal Park is 0.4 miles, Table Mountain is 1.4 miles, Broken Bath Beach, Milton Beach and Rocklands Beach are 1.9 miles, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is 4 miles, Groot Constantia is 6.8 miles and Cape Town International Airport is 10.8 miles.
Approximate cost per night (executive suite): $1,496
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 3,750 feet from Mouille Point Beach, 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, 1.1 miles from Three Anchor Bay Beach, 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.
Mouille Point Beach is 5,050 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, Rocklands Beach is 1.7 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, Beta Beach and Bakoven Beach 4.5 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 Kasteelspoort Hiking Trail (tourist attraction).
Beta Beach is 3,000 feet, Bakoven Beach is 3,850 feet, Theatre On The Bay is 0.6 miles, The Promenade Camps Bay is 0.8 miles, Camps Bay Beach is 0.9 miles, Table Mountain Cape Town is 1.4 miles, Table Mountain Cableway is 1.5 miles, Clifton Beach is 1.6 miles, Lion’s Head is 1.9 miles, Mediclinic Cape Town and De Waal Park are 2.4 miles, Christopher Moller Art Gallery is 2.6 miles, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is 3.3 miles, World of Birds is 4 miles and Cape Town International Airport is 12.1 miles from here.
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 Mouille Point Beach is 4,600 feet, 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
Lifestyle On Kloof
Set in a 19th century Victorian townhouse, Tintagel Guesthouse has flat-screen TVs, an outside courtyard and garden, wooden furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows, free WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers, desks, an airport shuttle upon request and free private parking, Tintagel Guesthouse is near Famke Concept Store (jewelry designer), The Fat Cactus Gardens (Tex-Mex restaurant), Thali Restaurant (Indian restaurant), Tiger’s Milk Kloof Street (restaurant), NY Slice Pizza Kloof Street (pizza restaurant), The Wok Bar Kloof Street (restaurant), The Poké Co. (restaurant), Unframed Ice Cream (ice cream shop), Lifestyle On Kloof (shopping mall), Woolworths Kloof Street (grocery store), Sorbet Nailbar Lifestyle on Kloof (nail salon), Spoilt Hair Salon (hairdresser) and more.
You’ll find Lifestyle On Kloof 0.1 miles, Christopher Moller Art Gallery, Labia Theatre and The Jumu’a Mosque Of Cape Town 0.2 miles, Long Street and South African Museum And Planetarium 0.3 miles, Huguenot Chambers, South African Jewish Museum, South African National Gallery and Palm Tree Mosque 0.4 miles, Broken Bath Beach, Milton Beach and Rocklands Beach 1.6 miles, Sunset Beach 1.7 miles, World of Birds 6.8 miles, Chapman’s Peak 11.9 miles and Cape Town International Airport 11 miles from this accommodation.
Approximate cost per night: $92
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.
Rocklands Beach is 1,650 feet, Three Anchor Bay Beach is 1,750 feet, Milton Beach is 3,500 feet, 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 Beta Beach 2,950 feet, Bakoven Beach 3,200 feet, Camps Bay Beach 4,300 feet, 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
So there they are, hotels in Cape Town that will help make for an exciting trip. We hope you have found this information valuable and most of all, that you enjoy your time in South Africa!