POD Camps Bay
What We Love
- Ordering take-away from a local restaurant, which the hotel will plate and deliver straight to your room
- Thoughtful eco-features added by architect Greg Scott, including a sustainable water supply
- Staying in for a night with the DVD collection and complimentary popcorn
What To Know
- Book a Penthouse suite for the best mountain and ocean views
- Onsite parking is available
- Some views of the beach are partially obscured by an apartment block
- In the South African winter, it can be too cold to properly enjoy the plunge pools
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With fewer than 20 rooms to look after, the staff at POD are instantly available to do everything from moving your deck chair to the beach to refilling the complimentary mini-bar – service is paramount here. Rooms run the gamut from small “Mini-Mountain” open-plan rooms to deluxe suites that have tubs big enough for two people, but they all come with underfloor heating, Nespresso machines, and walk-in rain showers. We love the bedside tables, which were fashioned from slices of tree trunk. A communal pool, deck, and bar have ocean views and good cocktails—park yourself here nightly to watch the sun sink into the sea. While the only meal provided is a breakfast buffet (it’s a good one, with excellent coffee, fresh smoothies, and hot items cooked to order), there are plenty of area restaurants and the staff can direct you to the best. The whole operation is expertly run and made for adults—kids under 12 aren’t permitted—so it’s best suited for couples, who can make the most of the private plunge pools and abundance of South African wine.
In the Area
Table Mountain National Park rises up just behind the Camps Bay beach strip, so hiking, exploring, and angling couldn’t be easier, especially if lounging on the beach eventually gets old or if you’re here in winter. There are a handful of excellent restaurants within walking and driving distance of Camps Bay. The Roundhouse is one of the country’s best, with dishes spotlighting seasonal produce in creative formats alongside a stellar wine list and seriously stunning Atlantic views. Also nearby is the Codfather, home to the freshest fish and seafood around. Sample Falkland’s calamari, linefish, and giant prawns, plus excellent sushi; it’s a ten-minute stroll from POD. It’s worth making the 15-minute trip into Cape Town proper to visit the Chef’s Warehouse and Canteen, a mecca for foodies with a daily tapas menu and communal tables that encourage laid-back snacking that can last an entire afternoon. Trips to Robben Island and Stellenbosch vineyards can each be done in a day; ask the hotel to arrange.
How to Get There
We did 2 1/2 weeks in South Africa & ended our trip @ Pod Camps Bay. We definitely saved the best for last. Highly recommend staying here. Walk to bars/restaurants. Beach views, swimming pool, bar. Staff is amazing! Nick & Matthew checked us in & helped us out throughout our visit. Brent behind the bar was also outstanding. Book it, you won’t regret it!
Though this wasn’t my first time, it was the first time I used the available spa room on my departure date! What a terrific service. The staff was kind and helpful as always, even printing documents for me at obscenely early hours. This place is the best in South Africa.
I will definitely stay here again and recommend to friends and others. Such friendly and attentive staff! Everyone went above and beyond to make sure I had the best time in Cape Town!
The concierge organized tours that were well planned and not too expensive. Definitely ask them for assistance!
The complimentary breakfast was simply delicious! Great selection and lots of food, which was healthy too!
Don’t hesitate, just book now!