Where are you going?
Or, let us surprise youSpin the Globe ®

The Best Hotels in Cape Town

List View
Map View
Cape Town is the rare city that mixes urban pleasures with natural wonders. Hotel rooms here generally include special amenities like stellar views of Table Mountain, the spectacular coastline, or the charming V&A Waterfront. The city's recent recognition as a World Design Capital was not a fluke—in addition to all the trappings of luxury hotels worldwide, Cape Town accommodations offer beautiful views inside, too: elegant furniture that harkens back to South Africa's colonial era or colors and patterns that nod to the surrounding landscape and tribal traditions. Here's our curated list of favorite hotels in Cape Town.
Save Place
76 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
The Belmond Mount Nelson is a window back to South Africa’s colonial era, but only its finer aspects. A statue of Mahatma Gandhi presides over the entrance; the service is oh-so-proper; and guests enjoy a lavish, quintessentially English...
Save Place
W Quay Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa
Quite honestly, Victoria Waterfront can and should be avoided as a day trip with tons of better opportunities around the city. But for a hotel, the Cape Grace is a stunning spot w/ old world elegance and modern services and amenities. Not to...
Save Place
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...
Save Place
47 Main Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
There’s a touch of Old World glamour to the Cape Royale—the imposing facade, the dramatic lobby, the bellmen in top hats—but just when you start to wonder if the whole experience is going to be resolutely old-school, you’ll...
Save Place
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...
Save Place
Moorings 5 & Portswood Ridge, 5 Portswood Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront is a fairly modern affair of shiny shopping mall, behemoth Ferris wheel, and massive harborside restaurants, to name a few highlights. Which is what makes the stylish Dock House stand out from its overly...
Save Place
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...
Save Place
Baviaanskloof Rd, Scott Estate, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa
Hout Bay Manor embodies that quirky charm, but with impeccable taste—eclectic furniture straight out of Alice in Wonderland finds a home alongside traditional African fabrics and motifs, all beneath the eaves of a classic Cape Dutch home...
Save Place
Dock Road, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Staying at this hotel is one of my favorite reasons to visit Cape Town. Every detail embodies the sense of the city and a distinctively African style. The welcome amenity - Graham Russel wines. Yes! The delightful Charlotte Rhys soaps and bath...
Save Place
38 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
In a city with no shortage of great lodgings, Cape Town’s Grand Daddy Hotel offers guests something a little different: a night’s sleep in a vintage Airstream trailer parked on the roof of the hotel. The top-floor trailer...
Save Place
-34.088639, 18.359575, Noordhoek, Cape Town, 7979, South Africa
Cape Town already feels like it’s at the tip of the world, but the sensation is magnified at Tintswalo Atlantic, where guests get cozy in suites just a few feet from the ocean. Park in the lot just off famed Chapmans Peak Drive and take the...