The Bay Hotel

Beach Hotel, Camps Bay


One of very few Cape Town beach resorts, celeb-happy The Bay Hotel neighbours palm-fringed sands just a few miles from the city proper.  Beautiful Camps Bay is one of the area’s trendiest hangouts, especially in summer, and the most clued-up sophisticates stay right here.  Thanks also to a truly divine setting – mountains called the Twelve Apostles provide a holy backdrop – The Bay’s white-walled, blissed-out vibe renders it one of South Africa’s most in-demand hotels.


Almost all of the 78 rooms and suites deliver spectacular vistas of Camps Bay, along with a private entrance lobby, marble bathrooms, L’Occitane toiletries and an indulgent amount of space.  Classic Rooms have direct pool-deck access, while Premier Rooms face either the sea or pool from their spacious balconies.  Higher-floor Luxury Rooms have the best sea views, along with five corner-positioned Suites and the opulent Penthouse Suite.


The Bay has four pools in total: one main, heated rectangle and then a trio of smaller ‘martini’ tubs.  Elsewhere, the Mint Wellness Spa offers treatments, a steam room and sauna, and Tides Restaurant accompanies yummy modern fare with oceanscapes through floor-to-ceiling windows.  Evening options?  Oh, only the Sandy B cocktail den and Traders Cigar Bar & Lounge, which comes complete with a walk-in wine cellar.  Tennis and squash courts round out the myriad offerings.


Camps Bay is just 150m away, as is the hotel’s Sandy B Private Beach Club: the best place to admire each day’s spectacular sunset.  Cape Town is just minutes away – a chauffeur-driven Porsche stands ready – and the concierge can arrange tours there, trips to Table Mountain or tasting circuits around the Winelands.

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome.  They’ll receive their own bathrobes and slippers, not to mention milk and cookies at bedtime.  An in-room Nintendo Wii console and games can be borrowed.

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The Bay Hotel Reviews

A spectacular 2 weeks in South Africa

We are just back from a spectacular 2 weeks in South Africa. We took our 8 year old son back having visited on our own 10 years ago and we all had one of the best holidays. We wanted our son to see "the real Africa" at the same time as doing the usual touristy things (including a very patient son as we toured the beautiful winelands). Best Of South Africa Travel helped us plan our holiday to cover off exactly what we felt we wanted but gave really great advice for other ideas so we could get the most out of the holiday (Mpumalanga). We managed to tick off all the boxes as well as see the Big 5 (including rare cheetah and wild dog sitings!) on a wonderful safari in the Sabi Sands.

who stayed here in March 2017.

A memorable trip

Thanks for organising such a memorable trip. It was absolutely fantastic, we all cried our eyes out when we left Sabi Sabi...thank you

who stayed here in February 2017.

The Bay Hotel , Camps Bay has been rated 2 times, with an overall rating of 5.00 out of 5.

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