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.
Ultimate Luxury at the One and Only
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 and Only hotel, nestled on the V & A Waterfront itself with unbeatable views of the harbour and Table Mountain. This ultimate-luxury experience is complete with world-class spa, lush private views and unforgettable experience 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.
Head out of the City
If you’re looking to escape, head to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in Gansbaai. Less than an hour out of the city, this traditionally-styled, urban chic but homey resort is perfect for a weekend break. 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.
Alternatively, head to Paternoster on the Cape’s West Coast. Colourful fishing boats add to the local ambience and idyllic atmosphere of this unique little town. If you’ve had enough of the city, or simply want the perfect escape, then Abalone House & Spa simply has to be on your itinerary. Quirky decadence is the name of the game at this 5-star boutique hotel, rich with the opulent style of artist Vladimir Tretchikoff. Head outside for a delightful sea breeze or take a midnight dip in the sea- this bohemian paradise is the perfect escape.
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.
Fancourt Hotel and Country Club, on the other hand, is perfectly situated for those looking to explore the natural wonders of the Cape Garden Route. With modern luxury and classic elegance perfectly blended, each room comes with a private balcony and some of the area’s most breathtaking views. Perfect for business getaways or private retreats, you’ll enjoy every moment at this luxury property.
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.co.za 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?