The Best Hotels in Cape Town

With a winding coastline and mountainous terrain, Cape Town is one of the most popular destinations in South Africa. Also known as the “Mother City,” it’s home to a variety of people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whether you’re looking for sandy beaches, mountain trails or sprawling vineyards, Cape Town holds a little something for everyone to enjoy. But you will need our list of Cape Town hotels to plan your trip. From waterfront views to colorful pink walls, these are some of the best hotels in Cape Town.

Taj Cape Town


Taj Cape Town best hotels in cape town
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With a location that was originally home to the South African Reserve Bank, Taj Cape Town is the perfect mix of old and new. Explore Cape Town within the old city and take in the views of the golden beaches and iconic Table Mountain. Amenities include a heated lap pool, business center, on-call doctor, and city tours. You’ll also have access to their 24-hour fitness center featuring TechnoGym equipment. Choose from their variety of room options ranging from luxury rooms with a view to their selection of suites.

Taj Cape Town has also won numerous awards including the World Travel Awards, Business Excellence and Diners Club Winelist. It also implements various water-saving measures wherever necessary throughout the hotel. Spend an evening in the specialty Indian restaurant, Bombay Brasserie, and rejuvenate your mind at the Jiva Grande Spa. Cape town hotels do not get much better than this!

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel


Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel cape town hotels
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Made up of pink walls, enchanting gardens, and beautiful butterflies, the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel combines luxury and an escape. Located in the heart of Cape Town, the hotel is within walking distance to some of the best city activities and attractions. Both modern and tranquil, the Belmond was painted pink in 1918 and renovated to welcome the Prince of Whales in 1925.

This vibrant hotel offers a selection of both suites and garden cottages to relax in after exploring the city for the day. Indulge in the food of Cape Town with Lord Nelson Restaurant and try all the best seasonal specialties. Looking to escape the hotel grounds and see the rest of the city? Take a classic car tour around Cape Town, explore the wine lands or take a sunset walking tour. End your day with a relaxing trip to the Librisa Spa with eight treatment rooms, steam bath, sauna, plunge pool, and more! This is a favorite among our list of the best hotels in Cape Town.

52 De Wet


52 De Wet best hotels in Cape Town
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Sitting atop the hills of Lion’s Head Mountain, 52 De Wet overlooks the Atlantic coastline and small town below. Whether you’re visiting Cape Town on holiday, for business or a special celebration, the hotel has a little something for everyone. Each room offers views of the ocean with complimentary evening turndowns included for every guest. Enjoy your stay from a penthouse room or secluded suite. Or opt for a two-bedroom apartment, if you’re staying with friends! Experience the fine dining selections – all created with fresh, seasonal produce sourced locally by the chef. Spent too much time in the sun? Relax at 52 De Wet’s spa with a massage, hand or face treatment. The spa is one of the best out of all of the Cape Town hotels.

Cape View Clifton


Cape View Clifton Cape Town hotels
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Nestled in the hills of Cape Town’s coastline, Cape View Clifton offers gorgeous panorama views with the Twelve Apostles mountain range on the backside. This family-owned hotel holds four stories made up of a luxury guesthouse and boutique hotel. Choose from either a deluxe room, junior suite, or apartment. With calming colors and an open-air floor plan, Cape View Clifton boasts both privacy and easy access to the city. Explore Cape Town’s top-rated restaurants or take a stroll down to Camps Bay’s white beach. Traveling with family and friends? Take advantage of the hotel’s Bakoven Beach House – an exclusive three bedroom villa right up the road.

So, which of these Cape Town hotels will you book for your vacation? We know that any choice from our list of the best hotels in Cape Town will result in an amazing vacation! Want to explore what Africa has to offer and escape from the city life? Check out our lineup of the best safaris in Africa for a once in a lifetime experience!

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The Best Hotels in Cape Town