Cape Town’s best boutique hotels

By Lachlan Probyn,

When it comes to South Africa’s two biggest cities, Cape Town is the cooler kid on the block. Home to innovative artists, quirky shops, and some pretty cool hotels, we’re certain the Mother City is going to charm you from start to finish. Here’s our pick of the city’s hippest hideaways to get you started.

Derwent House

Located at the foot of Cape Town’s famous Table Mountain, this upscale boutique hotel is the ideal place to find solace after a busy day exploring the city.

52 de Wet

High up on the slopes of Lion’s Head Mountain, 52 de Wet offers some of the best ocean views in town. Rooms are decked out in a tasteful, contemporary style, but if you’re after that winning factor, we suggest going for the Deluxe Ocean View room.

Abbey Manor

As you pass through the main doors of Abbey Manor, you’ll enter a world of grandeur and old-world charm. Built in 1905, this elegant B&B is nestled on the slopes of Table Mountain and offers all the essentials you’d come to expect from a five-star establishment.

Kensington Place

If you’re looking for an en-vogue kind of hotel experience, we suggest a stay at Kensington Place. This award-winning luxury hotel offers contemporary suites which ooze buckets of style and feature private balconies overlooking Cape Town.

Manna Bay

Manna Bay refers to itself as a work of art that inspires, enlivens, and delights, and from what we’ve seen, it’s easy to see why! The hotel embodies the term ‘boutique’, sleeping a maximum of just 16 guests at any time.

Dock House Boutique & Spa

Like the dame of the ball, Dock House Boutique & Spa stands proudly on Cape Town’s world-famous Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. The regal building sits within a garden, and offers rooms which are reminiscent of a Provincial style.