Cape Grace Hotel
What We Love
- People-watching at the waterfront Bascule bar
- The spectacular views of craggy Table Mountain
- Free sunset aperitifs at the handsome lobby library
- The heated outdoor pool with chic nautical decor
- Hydrotherapy treatments at the rooftop spa
What To Know
- This is a child-friendly property: there’s a babysitting service and even kiddie toiletries and robes!
- Complimentary chauffeured rides within a six-mile radius
- Guests can book private tours on a 56-foot yacht
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Backed by the iconic Table Mountain and surrounded by water, Cape Grace offers an idyllic setting within Cape Town’s lively V&A Waterfront. A recent renovation has brought in local character to this 120-room classic: South African designer Kathi Weixelbaumer chose rich leathers and noble woods paired with Cape Dutch antiques, traditional African artifacts, silk fabrics painted with words about Cape Town’s history, and murals depicting the waterfront as it was hundreds of years ago, while each of the guest rooms feature French windows opening onto balconies with views of the yacht marina or the working harbor. (Not to mention in-room fresh flowers and personally selected books, nice touches that speak to the very detail-oriented service found here.) Common areas include a rooftop spa offering a varied menu of treatments, a cozy outdoor pool, an award-winning restaurant, Signal, and a water’s-edge bar, Bascule, known for its library of nearly 500 whiskys from around the globe as well as a wide selection of regional wines (the hotel often hosts whisky and wine tastings).
In the Area
Set along South Africa’s oldest working harbor, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront near central Cape Town integrates Old World charm with modern attractions, having evolved into a top destination for shopping, dining, and sightseeing. Start your day with fresh pastries and loose tea (or something heartier) at the V&A Food Market, which houses over 40 vendors in a historical building off Nobel Square. Then head next door to Watershed, where you can browse some of Africa’s best craft and design stores under one roof. A few blocks away, Dalliance is a chic new eatery that serves fresh oysters, specialty beers, and a lot more. Keep your eyes out for Zeitz MOCAA, one of the most important museums of contemporary art on the continent set to open in Summer 2017 inside a transformed 1920s grain silo near the water.
How to Get There
I live overseas and booked a spa treatment for my parents. Jodie from the spa went out of her way to ensure the booking was confirmed and answer all of my questions with immediate response. Jodie, also followed up with my parents to confirm their booking and time and provided them with all the relevant info. The payment process was smooth and easy, they went out of their way to ensure my parents got the best treatment. I was blown away by the level of professionalism, exceptional customer service, care and attentiveness! Nothing was too much for Jodie and my needless to say my parents had the most unbelievable experience and spoke highly of the therapists that worked on them. For anyone overseas looking to book something special ahead of time, don’t look elsewhere! This kind of service and attention to detail makes the experience unforgettable and ensures customer loyalty. They are the best of the best and I will return and recommend the Cape Grace spa again and again. A very big thank you to you all!
We just love this hotel, the best staff anywhere in the world. Nothing is too much trouble, whether it be booking a restaurant or trip.
I left a pullover at a restaurant and they went back for me with a driver to collect it, that is going the extra mile....
We had a Platter for 2 with a glass of white wine. What an exceptional meal. The taste was incredible. The environment was very looking out on the small craft bay was good too. Really relaxing.. We ended off with tea and scones,which agai me was good. Pricing above the norm but again you are I really an exclusive environment.
This hotel has everything you can ask for. The attention to detail is just mind boggling... they really think of very thing.
I never had such incredible service anywhere!!
This is a world class hotel!
What a beautiful hotel on the waterfront of Cape Town looking over a marina and Table mountain. Wine tasting before heading to wine country. The wine country was beautiful. Got up close with a large sassy seal and went to the penguin colony to see hundreds of penguins