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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Elegant V&A Waterfront hotel on a private quay, with a buzzy bar, a fine-dining restaurant, and dramatic Table Mountain views

The Lowdown

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

Cape Grace Hotel
West Quay Road
Cape Town, 8001 South Africa

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 2386 Reviews
Welcome Home
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having travelled extensively through the USA, EU, Africa and the Far East we can honestly say the CG is in the top 3 hotels we have stayed in. The staff are awesome, nothing is too much trouble, can’t rave about them enough. Food is superb, location is superb, whiskey bar and normal bar just sublime. We challenge you to find a better location as a base or as a primary location whist in South Africa. Enjoy !!

Truly a 5 Star Experience
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I stayed here during our trip to Cape Town. By far, one of the best hotels we have stayed at as far as customer service goes. The location is great- on the waterfront- and very safe. The breakfast everyday was amazing! One of the best breakfast buffets I've experienced. We had a room with a view of table mountain. The room are immaculate and luxurious. The staff really went out of their way to make us welcome. I was sick, and they even sent me a hot toddy before bed. The attention to detail was on point. The concierge was always available to help with dinner reservations. If (When) I return to Cape Town I would stay here again without hesitation (and I am someone who likes to stay in new places when I visit again).

Excellent start to South Africa Trip
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had an amazing 4 nights at the Cape Grace, from the moment you arrive to the point you have to leave the staff go out of their way. Excellent service from all.
Good room overlooking Table Mountain and the Marina, well appointed, good breakfast. In a very convenient place near to V&A Waterfront.

Classy and elegant
Reviewed 5 days ago

From the moment you arrive, the welcome is special. The staff at reception expects you and welcomes you warmly. The hotel is right on the Marina, far from the waterfront crowds. Rooms are spacious enjoyed the fruits and nibbles in the lobby and lift landings that one can get when feeling perkish. Wonderful breakfast and dining hall. This hotel is on the high end but is true value for money.

Welcome Home... away from home
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all let me say it was the best of the best experiences I have ever had in a hotel.
We arrived and mentioned during our transport (witch was amazing) that the wallet with nearly all our Credit Cards, etc. was lost or has been stolen (lucky us, we lost it and got it back), wich we forgot immediately after we have been welcomed by Yonela who made us feel at home from the moment on we entered the door.
Really, we had never met such a great hotel personality before. She took care for us from the first minute on and managed to get us the wallet back and went more than only one extra mile to make our stay unforgettable... Thank you sooo much again.
Stacy from the concierge team managed to plan our 4 days so perfect with her recommendations, that we decided to come back again for two nights at the end of our journey, and Cemone really helped us with the rental car.
To sum up the rest, the food, the room and all the stuff was amazing, and you really can believe me, because I am working in one of the worlds best hotels!
I saw some other of the other well known luxury hotels in Capetown, but Cape Grace is the LEADING ONE, because of ALL people who are working there and are really passioned in what they are doing.
You made our honeymoon, my birthday and our stay in Capetown unforgettable.
Thank you very much!
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