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
We started our 1 month trip to South Africa by staying at Cape Grace in Cape Town. It was very safe, very, very beautiful, grand hotel. Amazing staff, great food. It is at the Harbour and great restaurants and shopping all around. The Aquarium is there and we booked Peninsula tours and Cape Town tours and were picked up directly at the hotel. Great location and slept like a princess.
After our safari trip it was so lovely to arrive at cape grace with welcome home from all the staff. Amazing hotel friendly helpful and comfortable. Well situated for the harbor activities and a trip to table top mountain. A big thumbs up loved our stay. Thank you cape grace ????????
In the heart of a tourism focused City, the Cape Grace is a hotel that sets its self apart from the rest through its service orientation and it’s elegance. It offers amongst other things, views, meals, accommodation and spa facilities that has the guest at the centre of its focus and worldly charm as its golden thread. Make no mistake you will pay for feeling special but you do so feeling like you got your money’s worth.