Cape Town is synonymous with beautiful beaches, sweeping ocean views and the soothing sound of waves lapping picture-perfect sand.
Here are seven beach hotels in Cape Town, whose exquisite design matches their enthralling surroundings, and have the best views of the deep blue Atlantic and Indian oceans.
One of Cape Town’s most luxurious hidden gems, Tintswalo Atlantic is perched on the water’s edge of the idyllic Table Mountain National Park, at the foot of the iconic Chapman’s Peak.
Wake up to the waves of the Atlantic Ocean breaking beneath your feet with one of the finest mountain ranges in the world as your backdrop.
This 5-star, award-winning boutique hotel boasts 8 impeccably designed island suites and one opulent, 2-bedroom luxury suite that will whisk you away into the timeless beauty of the Cape Town coast.
Tintswalo Atlantic also hosts one of South Africa’s best restaurants, The Chef’s Warehouse, created by internationally renowned chef and restauranteur Liam Tomlin.
Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront
The magnificent, crisp white building with distinctive spots of blue makes the Radisson Blu Waterfront a spectacular feature along the world-class Cape Town Atlantic Seaboard skyline.
The light and modern hotel permeates with the feeling of a vacation with top-class hospitality staff that will not only make you feel like a special guest but family.
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with views of the V&A Waterfront harbour, Table Mountain and Robben Island, Radisson Blu Waterfront pulls out all the stops to make you feel welcome.
The hotel features 177 stylish, fully equipped rooms and an amazing spa to melt your tension.
A highlight of the hotel is its delicious dining options at the seaside Tobago's Restaurant, Bar, and Terrace. With a range of dishes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Tobago's menus burst with contemporary and traditional flavours. The Flaming Fridays, Sunday lunches and popular Breakers Brunch is a must-do for all guest.
Sonnekus By Ideas Cartel
Sonnekus Boutique Hotel’s 1926 manor house perfectly defines the relaxed, quaint village of St.James along Cape Town’s south coast.
Sonnekus is located right on Main Road and within walking distance from both Kalk Bay and Muizenberg, which offer a range of restaurants, quickie concept stores selling fashion, art and home interiors, and small galleries can be found in Kalk Bay.
The hotel’s ten spacious and beautifully restored bedrooms create an idyllic nautical retreat with authentic architecture as well as great sea and mountain views.
Be transported to a simplistic bygone era with traditional and balanced neutral interiors, French doors that open to the wild Indian Ocean lapping very close by, open brick fireplace to cosy up during cold nights, and other thoughtfully curated corners to lose yourself.
The hotel is home to a friendly resting eatery where the coffee is always on point, the staff is on the ball, and, there’s a delicious menu with all-day brunch faves, gourmet sandwiches, and light lunches.
Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
Getting its name from the majestic mountain range, the Twelve Apostles is more than a hotel but a quintessential Cape Town experience.
This unique 5-star hotel offers beautifully appointed rooms, dramatic ocean views, delicious dining adventures, and an award-winning Spa, all nestled between Table Mount above the sparking Atlantic Ocean.
The hotel's guest rooms and suites are also a highlight, with their elegant decor, comfortable furnishings, and breathtaking views. Guests can choose from a variety of room types, including mountain-facing rooms, ocean-facing rooms, and suites with private balconies.
Their restaurants are amongst Cape Town’s best, from the refined fine dining menus to the laid-back charm of a local barbeque and elegant High Tea.
The entire hotel proudly showcases some of the finest South African artists, adding to the serenity of calm and restorative indoor and outdoor spaces.
The President Hotel in Bantry Bay is perfectly positioned in a windless bay between Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, and is a prime location to experience a variety of activities in the trendy city of Cape Town.
The President Hotel sets itself apart as a favourite destination in the Mother City thanks to its sophisticated luxury, personal service, authentic artwork, and innovative design on premises that makes it easy to explore all of the wonders and sights Cape Town has to offer. From the beaches, shops and mountains, all of which is a brief moment away.
The hotel boasts 349 tastefully furnished and fully equipped rooms, world-class events, conferencing facilities, a palm-fringed infinity pool, five restaurants with delectable dining experiences, a children’s play area, spa, gym, beauty salon and of course, the fantastic view. Experience all of this and more at the iconic President Hotel.
The Last Word Long Beach
While Cape Town’s Atlantic seaboard may be breathtaking, the city’s south coast offers an equally beautiful and laid-back luxury that rivals the top travel destinations in the world.
The Last Word Long Beach is located in Kommetjie where swimming, surfing, SUPing, and strolling along the shimmering white shores are the order of the day.
Situated on an eight-kilometre stretch of Long Beach, this unspoiled paradise is perfect for long walks, horse rides or simply soaking up the sun.
The boutique hotel features six elegantly designed sea-facing rooms offering the ideal destination for a romantic escapade, fresh air, family bonding or surfing safari with friends.
The ultra-luxurious rooms and bathrooms are all sea-facing with stylishly comfortable interiors and private patios. The interiors reflect the ocean using tranquil blues, soft greys and golds and aquamarine greens in soft silks and fabrics.
The Bay Hotel
With one of Cape Town’s most renowned beaches just across the street, the Bay Hotel balances sophisticated elegance with a relaxed atmosphere.
The hotel’s beachfront location takes centre stage throughout its design with rooms and recreation areas showcasing gorgeous sea and mountain views.
Each hotel room is luxuriously furnished, maximizing comfort and offering you the opportunity to indulge in the casual opulence that Camps Bay is known for.
Whether you are on the lookout for a romantic getaway, a pet-friendly hotel or the perfect destination for a corporate traveller, The Bay Hotel offers a luxury experience to suit your needs.