Cape Town's Best Boutique Hotels
Collected by Marie Frei, AFAR Local Expert
For a different stay in Cape Town, seek out boutique hotels and bed and breakfasts with exceptional hospitality. Along the coastline, you'll find boutique lodges that feature uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean. You can be sure that by the end of your stay at these hotels, the staff will know you on a first name basis.
Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
On a recent visit, we stayed at this wonderful B&B in the heart of Camps Bay called 'At the Fairway' - a gorgeous location that gives a flavour of chic South Africa. Set within a heartbeat away from the row of cafe's that line 'the strip' just by...
38 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
You might hear Long Street before you see it—this bustling artery is the heart of Cape Town, home to some of the city’s most popular restaurants, bars, and boutiques, all within a few blocks’ radius of the Grand Daddy Hotel....
While on a quest for a place to have afternoon tea one day, my friend and I found ourselves at the charming Highlands Country House Hotel, in the suburb of Kenilworth. A rambling old mansion with countless nooks and crannies to explore, not to...
93 Brommersvlei Rd, Constantia Heights, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa
Just a few minutes outside the bustle of downtown Cape Town but a world away, the suburb of Constantia is home to the oldest wine region in the Southern Hemisphere. As is typically the case with winelands, top-notch vineyards are usually set amid...
180 Kloof Rd, Bantry Bay, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
Checking into Ellerman House is a great way to start exploring South Africa’s booming art scene. Traditional and contemporary South African art is displayed in the hotel’s 13 rooms and in its on-site gallery, and staff will arrange personalized...
263 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8010, South Africa
The Daddy Long Legs Independent Travellers Hotel is located in a historic building on Long Street. Each of the boutique hotel's 13 rooms are curated by different South African creatives, including poets, artists, musicians, designers, and...
232 Kloof Rd, Clifton, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
A refreshing addition to the accommodation scene in Cape Town, is ‘Cape View’, a remodelled apartment building, in an elevated location with glorious ocean views on exclusive Kloof Road, overlooking 1st Beach, Clifton. Privately owned with a warm...
52 De Wet Rd, Bantry Bay, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
Marnie and the staff at 52 De Wet go out of their way to ensure every stay is perfect. Always there to come up with an afternoon activity or dinner reservation. This small boutique hotel on the hill in Bantry Bay does everything right, and you...
1 Mountain Rd, Chapmans Peak, Cape Town, 7985, South Africa
The multi-tiered wooden decks and cozy thatch-roof rooms, combined with the lush green hillside setting, makes Monkey Valley feel like an island treehouse escape. At the foothills of Chapman's Peak and rising above Noordhoek Beach, this hotel and...
V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
The Victoria and ALFRED waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa has seen virtually every tourist who sets foot in Cape Town. It is a hub of dining and shopping venues on the waterfront of the most beautiful city in the world. A fabulous view of...
2 Cavalcade Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
Atlantic Point Backpackers in Greenpoint is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for fun atmosphere, great proximity to where you want to be, and is extremely clean and safe. It is in walking distance to V&A waterfront and a bit healthier...
90 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
The word “heritage” need not evoke a stuffy yesteryears vibe. At this intimate boutique hotel in the Central Business District’s Heritage Square, owners Johan and Victoria Nel have lovingly restored a 1780s building into a...
232 Kloof Rd, Clifton, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
This exclusive address perched high above popular Clifton Beach is nestled amid some of the country’s best real estate, and with good reason: the mountains are the backdrop and the Atlantic Ocean unfurls in front of the hotel. Owner and...
3 Argyle St, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
There is a high concentration of jaw-droppingly beautiful properties overlooking the Twelve Apostles mountain range and the Atlantic ocean. The POD boutique hotel is one of these special properties. A mere 10 minute drive from Cape Town's city...
12 Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek, 7690, South Africa
Oenophiles exploring South Africa’s Cape Winelands have a fashionable new place to rest their heads. In the gallery- and boutique-filled village of Franschhoek, Leeu House is a Cape Dutch–style building decorated with a breezy countryside...
Silo Square, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8801, South Africa
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