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Top 10: Accommodation in The Western Cape

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1 Cape Grace

Situated on the V&A Waterfront, this exclusive five-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. more

2 Mount 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. more

3 Le 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. more

4 Daddy 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. more

5 Hout 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. more

6 Phantom 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. more

7 The 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. more

8 Asara 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. more

9 Whale 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. more

10 Independent Traveller Accommodation

For the independent traveller 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 more