What we love
The tradition behind this hotel is abounding and the surrounding area is full of history and character, with tales to last deep unto the night. To say the views were stunning would be an understatement and the hotel itself matches the immensity of this glorious arena.
Setting the scene
The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is situated on Cape Town’s - if not the world’s - most scenic route. The spectacular Atlantic Ocean sunsets offer guests the longest hours of sunshine of any five-star hotel in the city, and beyond. Surrounded by nature only, with Table Mountain National Park, a World Heritage Site, and the Twelve Apostles Mountain range in its back garden, the lauded hotel is situated at the water’s edge of a marine reserve, boasting frequent whale and dolphin sightings.
A complimentary shuttle service is offered to provide easy access to Camps Bay (a five-minute drive), the city centre and the V&A Waterfront, a mere 15 minutes by car. The hotel is also within easy reach of Cape Town’s other spectacular beaches and tourist attractions, as well as the vineyards of the Cape Winelands. Helicopter transfers are available from the hotel’s helistop - an exhilarating experience, presenting spectacular aerial views of the Peninsula.
With a wide mix of 70 rooms and suites, and an array of views and differing sizes depending on your requirements there really is something for everyone. The rooms all have a delightful lightness with African style, a modern European accompaniment with state of the art gadgets to more than satisfy the 'techy' among you.
Enjoy International, Californian, South African and French cuisine within the bars and restaurants of the resort. Chef Christo Pretorius regularly evolves the menu and his innovative style of cooking will ensure you leave already planning your next return. The hotel proudly boasts that 95% of ingredients are sourced from the Western Cape, adding a local element to these world renowned restaurants.
Sports Buddies' is an initiative that means the staff at the hotel will at request be your sports partner for the day, whether it be golf, tennis, hiking or more, the area of the Western has so much physical activity you will be spoilt for choice. On the contrary, if you simply wish to wind down in seclusion and luxury then stay within the grounds of the hotel and dream the day away under the sun filled skies of Southern Africa. There is a personal and flexible service throughout, and be prepared to want to take the sensational and charming staff back on that plane with you!
When accompanied by parents, children under 12 are accommodated for free. The rooms can have child friendly amenities if required and there are many thoughtful touches, there is also an array of family excursions designed to entertain the kids thus maximising parent's relaxation and enjoyment during their stay.
It is a breath taking 40 minute coastal drive from Cape Town International Airport.
- £480pp for 3 nights bed and breakfast in a Classic Room