The Western Cape offers such a plethora of experiences for visitors, it can be difficult to know where to start. From the hustle and bustle of Cape Town’s nightlife to the peace and quiet of the Garden Route, this remarkable province offers it all and is home to some of the very best hotels and lodges you’ll find in South Africa. Today, mtbeds.co.za showcases some of its very favourite locales in the Western Cape and the luxury lodgings, all personally vetted by us, you simply have to explore there.
You can’t visit the Western Cape without spending a little time in the Mother City proper. Shop ‘til you drop, party all night and explore the rich history and diverse wildlife in this unique area of the world- exceptional experiences guaranteed! An equally exceptional hotel has to be the 5-star One&Only Cape Town hotel, nestled on the V & A Waterfront itself with unbeatable views of the harbour and Table Mountain. This ultimate luxury experience is complete with a world-class spa, lush private views and an unforgettable experience of the city.
Head out of the City
If you’re looking to head a little out of the city, consider the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay. Blessed with stunning views and lying on the famous Chapman’s Peak drive, Tintswalo Atlantic Lodge is the perfect destination for seclusion and relaxation. With the ocean a stone’s throw from your room and the Cape Mountain Fynbos Reserve artfully integrated into the Lodge’s surrounds, this is an ocean destination like no other- we personally found it the perfect spot to recuperate from a hectic Cape Town trip, but you’re sure to enjoy this hidden gem no matter what.
Less than 2 hours out of the city, is the traditionally-styled, urban chic but homey Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in Gansbaai. The perfect place for a weekend breakaway. Magnificent Walker Bay lies right outside the door, and you can delight yourself watching the antelope who come to feed on the lush grounds nearby. Be wowed by the riot of colours at sunset and sunrise from your own private villa, be served by your own private chef and butler, and use the knowledge of their local nature guides to make the best of the experience. Relax, rejuvenate and catch your breath at this exquisite gem of the Cape.
Take to the Garden and Wine Routes
Of course, a huge part of the draw of the Western Cape is the scintillating tastes of the wine route. Use De Zalze Lodge as the perfect home base to explore the Stellenbosch Routes, and tantalize your taste buds in this historic wine town. Stellenbosch is also a vibrant and thriving university town, making it a hub for the arts, and adrenaline-pumping activities like mountaineering and abseiling are also easily accessible. De Zalze offers a championship golf course for you to try your hand at, too.
Views Boutique Hotel, on the other hand, is an idyllic paradise from which to unlock the secrets of South Africa’s famed Garden Route, a mere 20 minutes from George airport and the only luxury hotel high over the spectacular coastline.
No matter where you venture in the Western Cape, you’ll come away wowed by this vibrant area and with a new and fresh lease on life. These fantastic mtbeds offerings are only some of the magnificent experiences awaiting you, so why not come explore this unique area some more on our website- or better yet, in person?