Discover the Best Hotels on Cape Town's Atlantic Coast

With magnificent ocean views and a location close to Cape Town's popular attractions, Ellerman House is a popular choice for tourists
With magnificent ocean views and a location close to Cape Town's popular attractions, Ellerman House is a popular choice for tourists | Courtesy of Ellerman House / Expedia
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26 July 2021

With neighbourhoods such as Camps Bay and Oranjezicht to admire – plus, of course, the 12 Apostles mountains and the Atlantic Ocean – Cape Town’s Atlantic coast will keep you gazing at the scenery from a beach or sun terrace all day. These Cape Town hotels give you plenty of options for taking in the view – all bookable on Culture Trip.

Ellerman House

Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel
3.7/5 (3 Reviews)
Ellerman House
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Price Drop
Now from $909 per night

With understated glamour and incredible views over the Atlantic Ocean, it’s no wonder that Ellerman House casts a spell on every visitor. Situated on the cliffside in one of the most exclusive suburbs, the 13-bedroom property boasts expansive sea-view gardens, a large pool and outdoor dining, while the interior is devoted to contemporary African art. The Edwardian mansion feels more like a luxurious private house rather than a hotel and you can choose to stay in the spacious main house or one of the two modern villas.

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Cape View Clifton

Boutique Hotel, Inn
4.9/5 (10 Reviews)
Cape View Clifton
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Direct views of Cape Town’s renowned Clifton and Camps Bay coastline is part of the appeal of this classy joint. Seven boutique suites provide an exclusive retreat that’s perfect for romantics who want to enjoy the laid-back luxe. The vibe and decor is calm and unfussy, peppered with subtle colonial touches and modern artwork. There is even a self-service honesty bar near the pool, so you can be as elusive as you like.

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Camissa House

Boutique Hotel, Luxury
Camissa House
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Price Drop
Now from $448 per night

Camissa House is in a dreamy location on one of the highest spots in Oranjezicht, at the entrance to Table Mountain. It’s an eight-bedroom boutique hotel, all offering unobstructed views. Each of the rooms is dedicated to an indigenous plant, illustrated in the bespoke designer wallpaper and pristine facilities. There is even a butler available to organise trips – or you can just relax by the pool with a book from the library.

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The Table Bay Hotel

Hotel
4.6/5 (497 Reviews)
Table Bay Hotel
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Price Drop
Now from $205 per night

Situated within the bustling V&A Waterfront, the five-star Table Bay Hotel is one of the most famous hotels on the Atlantic Seaboard. Combining Victorian elegance with contemporary charm, this hotel straddles the breakwater and boasts unobstructed views of Table Bay and Table Mountain. The hotel has 329 specially designed rooms, including two superior suites and a presidential suite. Recreational activities include an on-site gym, spa, outdoor swimming pool and two restaurants, while the V&A shopping centre is within walking distance.

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The 12 Apostles Hotel

Spa Hotel, Hotel
4.6/5 (80 Reviews)
The 12 Apostles Hotel
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Price Drop
Now from $450 per night

The 12 Apostles Hotel is the epitome of luxury, situated along the Atlantic Ocean between Camps Bay and Llandudno. This five-star hotel has 70 rooms, including a presidential suite with a wrap-around balcony and unparalleled views of the ocean. The light and airy rooms are elegantly decorated in a colonial style with a palette of white, blue and beige. The spa offers rejuvenating treatments indoors or outdoors, while the Azure Restaurant boasts outdoor dining with idyllic views.

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Victoria & Alfred Hotel

Hotel
4.6/5 (981 Reviews)
Victoria and Alfred Hotel
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Price Drop
Now from $145 per night
One of the oldest hotels in Cape Town, the Victoria & Alfred Hotel combines Victorian elegance with stellar service. Located in the heart of the V&A Waterfront, this hotel features 94 beautifully furnished rooms that overlook the working harbour, the city and the majestic Table Mountain.
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One&Only Cape Town

Independent Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Spa Hotel, Hotel
4.8/5 (289 Reviews)
One and Only Cape Town
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Price Drop
Now from $719 per night
The One&Only is situated within an urban oasis in the heart of the V&A Waterfront – a mere five-minute drive from the city centre. This luxury hotel has 91 rooms and suites in the Marina Rise building and 40 suites on the secluded Island surrounded by waterways. The rooms feature contemporary art, dark African wood and private balconies with views of the harbour or Table Mountain. Guests can choose to dine at the renowned Japanese restaurant, Nobu; or Ochre, which offers authentic South African dishes. If you choose not to stay at the hotel, make a point of trying the delicious cocktails at Vista Bar, which features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the marina and Table Mountain.
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The Bay Hotel

Hotel
4.3/5 (297 Reviews)
The Bay Hotel
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Price Drop
Now from $149 per night
Situated across from one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, the Bay Hotel is located just 10 minutes from the centre of Cape Town. The Twelve Apostles mountain range provides a spectacular backdrop to the hotel, which offers 78 rooms and suites – including a penthouse. The rooms are simple yet stylish, featuring modern accents and shades of blue, beige, white and brown. Four outdoor pools with expansive sundecks overlook the Atlantic Ocean and Lion’s Head, while the suburb’s chic sidewalk cafes and restaurants are all within walking distance.
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  • Cape Grace Hotel

    Hotel
    4.8/5 (135 Reviews)
    Cape Grace Hotel
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    Price Drop
    Now from $570 per night
    The Cape Grace Hotel is conveniently located in the V&A Waterfront, overlooking a picturesque yacht marina. The plush hotel interior combines old-world charm with local history, translating to opulently decorated rooms with views of the marina. The Signal Restaurant serves the finest cuisine while discerning whisky lovers can enjoy a tipple or two at the Bascule Bar.
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    President Hotel

    Hotel
    4.1/5 (426 Reviews)
    President Hotel
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    Price Drop
    Now from $86 per night
    Situated in the magnificent beach suburb of Bantry Bay, the President Hotel is an affordable option with all the trappings of a luxury hotel. The hotel encircles a large outdoor pool area and boasts unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean, or Signal Hill and Lion’s Head. Each of the 349 rooms and apartments are spacious in size and feature modern decor.
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    Tintswalo Atlantic

    Hotel
    4.8/5 (20 Reviews)
    Tintswalo Atlantic
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    Price Drop
    Now from $599 per night

    The Tintswalo Atlantic is a hidden gem situated on a pebbled beach at the base of the picturesque Chapman’s Peak Drive. Only a 30-minute drive from the centre of Cape Town, this luxurious seaside retreat is characterised by seclusion and privacy, with sweeping vistas of Hout Bay and the Sentinel mountain peak. The hotel’s 11 suites are individually decorated to reflect the atmosphere and colours of various well-known islands around the world, and each room enjoys a unique view of the ocean and mountains.

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    Radisson Blu Waterfront

    Hotel
    4.3/5 (340 Reviews)
    Radisson Blu Waterfront
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    Price Drop
    Now from $165 per night
    Boasting its own private marina, the Radisson Blu is situated on the pinnacle of Granger Bay with unrivalled views of the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island. Just a short distance from the V&A Waterfront and city centre, the hotel’s 177 rooms are light and airy, featuring a subtle nautical theme. Relax on the expansive pool terrace with the waves at your feet or take a dip in the rim-flow pool.
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    These recommendations were updated on July 26, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh. This article is an updated version of a story created by Lee-Shay Collison

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