Cape Grace Hotel

City Hotel, V & A


If it’s good enough for the American President… Chosen by the Obamas, Cape Grace’s position on a prime piece of Waterfront real estate confirms it as Cape Town hotel royalty. Separated from the shopping sections by a bridge, it sits on a private quay between the working harbour and a truly bling marina. Table Mountain looms right overhead, with predictably gobsmacking views. Though there are 120 rooms and suites, the guest experience is akin to a boutique hotel thanks to warm service and a mixture of contemporary and traditional looks.


Each room and suite is unique right down to its beautiful headboard. But all have French windows, some have balconies with Table Mountain and marina or harbour views, iPod docks, air-conditioning, colonial-era artefacts and purposefully-chosen book selections. Even the smallest Luxury Rooms afford ample space, while the Suites and Penthouses offer large living areas and their own X-Box 360 on request.


Every last corridor is a beautiful adventure, its chandeliers adorned with antique china pieces, perhaps Cupid and his arrow. Down one awaits the multi-award-winning Signal Restaurant, serving modern South African fare, while another leads to the Bascule Bar and Wine Cellar, home to one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest whiskey selections.  There’s also a glassy, Africa-inspired spa, a heated outdoor pool, a boutique selling tanzanite jewellery, a gym and a library-lounge where afternoon tea is served.


Cape Grace’s concierge can arrange for an outing on a private yacht (at an additional charge) should you fancy cruising around Table Bay for sunset cocktails and canapes. Equally glamorous is the daily – and complimentary – wine-tasting, while other offerings include personalised picnic baskets for trips to the beach and a free luxury chauffeur service for anywhere within 6 miles.

Child Policy

Children of all ages are made extremely welcome via arrival gift-bags, evening bedtime stories in the library and special family experiences from gingerbread-decorating to children’s spa treatments. 

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