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Ellerman House, Bantry Bay
British Harper's Bazaar, Tatler, Elle Decor, Tatler, Tatler, W Magazine, Vanity Fair
Former stately home of an English shipping magnate converted into Cape Town's finest contemporary hotel, remarks Harper's Bazaar in March 201 ...
Silo Hotel, V& A Waterfront
Wallpaper, Vogue
Lots of buzz about this slick new hotel, fashioned from a 1920's grain silo complex on the V&A Waterfront.  "Situated on the top st ...
Augusta de Mist, Swellendam, 2.5 hours from Cape Town
Financial Times
Stylish weekend getaway option from Cape Town, in Swellendam.   "Set in two hectares of jungly garden, six suites – each housed in a ...
Cape View Clifton, Clifton
Tatler, Financial Times
"We challenge you to find a hotel with a better view," remarks Tatler.  "The sun-soaked interiors of this B&B tucked into the ...
Kensington Place, Higgovale
Financial Times, DailyCandy, Tatler
Sexy little hotel on Kloof Street, "the place to hang out [in Cape Town according to Tatler]-- "mad hair designers, amazing interior shops, ...
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The Spa House, Hout Bay
Wallpaper
New, super-sleek private house rental in a spectacular setting in Hout Bay, just south of Cape Town. Wallpaper featured The Spa House in May 2012, " ...
Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Camps Bay
Tatler, Our Friends
Twelve Apostles Hotel was cited in Tatler as the favorite South African hotel of African super-model Alek Wek.  On the beach road between C ...
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The Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel, off Kloof Street
Elle Decor, Financial Times
The FT recommends the 12-suite Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel for those who prefer "sweet originality to the big-name hotels." The Cape C ...
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One&Only Cape Town, Victora and Alfred Waterfront
Elle Decor, Town and Country, Elle Decor, Financial Times, Our Friends
New, super-swanky resort on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town. One&Only Cape Town offers 131 large rooms, dramatic views over Table ...
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Mount Nelson Hotel, Gardens
Tatler, Tatler, W Magazine, Our Friends, Vanity Fair
The grande dame of Cape Town, located in a safe, central area. The Mount Nelson Hotel offers breathtaking views of Table Mountain. Beverly Hills meets A ...
O on Kloof, Bantry Bay
Our Friends
No detail goes unnoticed at this boutique Bantry Bay bed and breakfast; not content with creating a spotlessly slick mini-hotel in Cape Town, O on Kloof ...
Alta Bay, Higgovale, Table Mountain
Our Friends
Climb up the right Table Mountain road and you'll discover the hilltop hideaway of Alta Bay – relaxed rooms set amid great gardens – and you ...
Cape Grace Hotel, Victoria and Albert Waterfront
Elle Decor, Town and Country, Wallpaper, Our Friends
Well-regarded "harbor" hotel with good views of the marina on one side and Table Mountain on the other. In September 2009, Town & Count ...
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Bushman's Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat, Western Cape, 3.5 hours north of Cape Town
DailyCandy
Good side trip from Cape Town,  3.5 hours north in the Cederberg Mountains.  "By day, explore the valley’s ancient cave painti ...
Boutique Manolo, Tamboerskloof
Wallpaper
Wallpaper featured and praised this boutique guesthouse by Cape Town hipsters Peter Zeeuw and Leen Filius. Nestled on the side of Signal Hill in the ...
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The Clifton Beach Villa, Clifton Beach
British Harper's Bazaar
In Mariella Forstrup's "secret address book" for Cape Town in Bazaar, she mentions that The Clifton Beach Villa can be rented for $780 pe ...
Hippo Boutique Hotel, Gardens
Our Friends
Stylish boutique hotel located in a safe, central area of town.  Multi media personal computers in each room.  24hr broadband access. ...

Where to Eat

Black Sheep, centre
British Harper's Bazaar
Harper's Bazaar recommended Black Sheep, "an informal restaurant on Kloof Street serving delicious small places." ...
Hemelhuijs, centre
W Magazine
"This spot near Bree Street serves the best breakfast in town. Indulge in the truffled white hot chocolate. The decor is gorgeous and moody, and ...
The Shortmarket Club, near Bree St, centre
Wallpaper
"Acclaimed British-born chef Luke Dales Roberts (of Test Kitchen and the Potluck Club) is now making waves with The Shortmarket Club. From its q ...
Mulberry & Prince, centre
Wallpaper
"A taste of the Big Apple in the heart of the Mother City. That’s the idea behind Mulberry & Prince, a modern luncheonette offering Ne ...
The Dog's Bollocks, Gardens
Financial Times
"[Hipster] place that changes its name from day to night – for lunch it’s The Bitch’s Tits, and for dinner it’s The Dog& ...
95 at Morgenster, Somerset West, 35 minutes to Cape Town
Wallpaper
Wallpaper praised the slick new restaurant addition to the Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate, 35 minutes from Cape Town.   "The menu ...
Bocca, centre
Our Friends
"If you’re wondering where the hip Capetonians are dining, have your Uber drop you off at Bree Street," writes the New York Times. &n ...
Chefs Warehouse & Canteen, centre
Financial Times
FT food critic Nicholas Lander admired the "exceptional cooking style of Irish-born chef Liam Tomlin and the hospitality of his English wife Jan ...
Paranga, Camps Bay
Tatler
For lunch with a view in Cape Town, Tatler recommends Paranga in Camps Bay.  "Nab a table at this airy seafood joint right on the seafront, ...
La Parada, Centre
Tatler
"This cool tapas joint is popular with a new breed of wonky-haired Capetonian," writes Tatler about La Parada in October 2014.  " ...
Mondiall, V and A Waterfront
Elle Decor
"This new brasserie by local chef Peter Tempelhoff offers global fare, from ceviche to steak frites to buffalo wings," remarks Elle Decor a ...
Societi Bistro, centre
Elle Decor
"Sect in a rambling old house, this intimate bistro is a favorite among locals. " [Elle Decor, Societi Bistro review] ...
Royale Eatery, centre
Elle Decor
"Widely considered Cape Town's best burger joint, with more than 50 decadent offerings, " writes Elle Decor about Royale Eatery in its ...
I Love My Laundry
Elle Decor
"Drop off your laundry, order dim sum, and check out some art at this quirky, hybrid restaurant" advises Elle Decor in March 2014.   C ...
Publik Wine Bar, centre
Wallpaper
Hip new wine bar serving great wines as well as meats. "[Publik] is a casual and unassuming bar that highlights the wine list – curated by ...
The House of Machines, centre
Wallpaper
Cool new biker's bar in Cape Town, serving coffee and healthy food as well.  "Man and machine are honoured at The House of Machines, a ...
The Pot Luck Club, Woodstock
W Magazine, Financial Times, Wallpaper
Hip new restaurant by Luke Dale-Roberts, located next to his hotspot The Test Kitchen, in Woodstock's Old Biscuit Mill.   ...
Superette, Woodstock
Wallpaper
Hotspot for Cape Town's creative's crowd, in the semi-industrial neighborhood Woodstock. "More than just a café, it is a showcase ...
The Test Kitchen, Woodstock
Tatler, Wallpaper
Industrial-chic eatery in Cape Town's Old Biscuit Mill by acclaimed South African chef Luke Dale-Roberts (of La Colombe fame). "The 30-seate ...
Jason's Bakery, Centre
Wallpaper
Hotspot bakery/café in Cape Town by Jason Lilley, who received much praised over the last few years for his hole-in-the-wall café Jardi ...
The Grand, Granger Bay
Tatler
A favourite Cape Town restaurant of Brit interior-designer David Collins, he tells Tatler. "The Grand, on the beach in Granger Bay, has a b ...
Vida e Caffe, Gardens
DailyCandy
"Native glamazons start the day with Ouma Rusks, the South African equivalent of a biscotti, and yummy meia de leites (espresso with steamed milk) ...
The Roundhouse, Camps Bay
Town and Country
Buzzy restaurant in Camps Bay, set in a 1756 guardhouse with 180-degree, unimpaired views overlooking the beaches of the suburb. In its review of the Ro ...
La Colombe, Constantia
W Magazine, Our Friends
Considered to be one of the best country restaurants in South Africa. Innovative Southern French inspired cuisine.  Book in advance. Get other Cape ...
Harbour House, Kalk Bay
Our Friends
Amazing seaside, seafood restaurant with views toward Simon's Town on one side and St James on the other. Much of the seafood is delivered f ...
96 Winery Road
Our Friends
Top notch country restaurant in the heart of Stellenbosch serving excellent meat and food made primarily from organic goods.  Beautiful setting. ...
Cafe Caprice, Camps Bay
Our Friends
The best beach bar in Cape Town.   Major scene, especially on Sunday evenings. ...