Situated on the V&A Waterfront, this exclusive 5-star hotel continues to win prestigious international awards for excellence and superb service. The hotel boasts world-class dining experiences, a renowned whiskey bar, an on-site spa and spectacular views of the working harbour.
2Mount Nelson Hotel & Spa, Cape Town
This muted pink and iconic multi-story edifice attracts the Who’s Who of the world. Famous for it afternoon high tea, al fresco lunches at the poolside, superior dining room and magnificent spa. It’s a city landmark.
3Le Quartier Français, Franschhoek
Award-winning country hotel known for its restaurant voted among the top 100 in the world. Luxury, interior designed suites with beautiful bathrooms and fireplaces have all the creature comforts. Cooking classes, optional.
4Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel
And now for something completely different! This hotel in the centre of Cape Town is the ultimate independent traveller's hangout. Each room has been designed by a different artist – it’s zany and downright eccentric.
5Hout Bay Manor Hotel, Cape Town
An 1871 manor home has been transformed into a modern hotel with 21 luxury rooms, a traditional courtyard, fine dining restaurant against a backdrop of mountains and ocean. The village is within strolling distance, bustling with shops, restaurants and cafés.
6Phantom Forest Eco Reserve, Knysna
Built into an indigenous forest, it's glass-walled chalets are connected via a wooden walkway. Phantom Forest is an eco-friendly environment with a pool, small spa, outdoor dining around a fireplace.
7The Andros Boutique Hotel, Claremont, Cape Town
Built in 1908 and designed by Sir Herbert Baker - the house with its 13 luxury rooms is set in splendid gardens and furnished in period style. Amenities include a fine dining restaurant, Champagne Room, a beauty salon, gym and sauna.
8Asara Wine Estate and Hotel
Asara Wine Estate and Hotel is just one of the many working wine farms that doubles up as a hotel. Taste fine wines from the vineyard as you dine at the on-site restaurant and enjoy the beauty of the Stellenbosch winelands.
9Whale Rock Lodge, Hermanus
Visually appealing thatch and white-walled home in the style of the coastal fishermen’s villages. Cottages with en-suite accommodation in a landscape garden. Close to the harbour and local restaurants.
10Independent Traveller Accommodation
For the independent traveler on a budget there are lots of backpacker options in the Western Cape, particularly in and around Cape Town. Accommodation is basic and comfortable – great places to meet other travellers