Ellerman House

Located in Bantry Bay, Ellerman House is the quintessential urban retreat for discerning luxury travellers wanting complete exclusivity in Cape Town. This small, privately owned hotel offers spectacular Atlantic Ocean views against the dramatic backdrop of Lion’s Head. Clifton’s sheltered beaches are within walking distance, while local attractions such as the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Camps Bay and V&A Waterfront are 10 minutes by car. The natural splendour of the hotel’s unique location is matched by generous-hearted South African hospitality, exceptional cuisine that reflects the best of local and seasonal flavours, and a vast collection of local vintage wines.

Website: ellerman.co.za

 

Tintswalo Atlantic

Hailed locally as Cape Town’s hidden gem, Tintswalo Atlantic offers guests understated luxury and refined service in the heart of one of Africa’s most unparalleled settings. The lodge is perched on a pebbled beach at the foot of the world-renowned Table Mountain National Park and enjoys uninterrupted ocean and mountain views all around. Tintswalo Atlantic presents all the luxuries of a world-class hotel, including fine dining, long hours of leisure and personalized service. Situated just outside Hout Bay, along the sweeping bends of Chapman’s Peak Drive, Tintswalo Atlantic enjoys a central location. The five-star boutique lodge has been described as the most dramatic and romantic destination in Southern Africa, promising to remain one of the Western Cape’s most idyllic getaway and wedding locations.

Website: tintswalo.com

 

Shimansky

From humble beginnings selling jewellery at the beachfront flea market in 1991, Yair Shimansky, founder and CEO of Shimansky jewellery, has made quite a name for himself. Nowadays, Shimansky is among the world’s top platinum specialists and their jewellery line is known for its unique and clean designs. Discover South African diamonds handcrafted to perfection on-site and internationally graded by the GIA, the world’s leading gemological laboratory. Shimansky’s involvement in every step of the process ensures their diamonds are conflict-free and ethically sourced.

Website: shimansky.com

 

Classic Cape Charters

Classic Cape Charters offers tours that are both luxurious and adventurous, including Shark Cage Viewing and Diving, Deep Sea Fishing, Inshore Fishing Charters, Ocean Sailing and High Speed Ocean Adventures. If luxury calls a little more to you than adventure, take a Scenic Harbour Tour or Luxury Cruise. Classic Cape Charters has been offering premium boat trips in Cape Town for over 15 years, and have built up a great reputation for service along the way.

Website: capecharters.co.za

 

One & Only

Overlooking Table Mountain and located in the stunning V&A Waterfront, Cape Town’s premiere urban chic resort exudes contemporary glamour with an authentic South African vibe. Whatever your preference, immerse yourself in endless views from the expansive terraces, balconies and glass walls of the city’s most generously proportioned rooms. Experience the continent’s only outpost of Michelin-starred Nobu, as it fuses Japanese cuisine with South African flavours. Dine poolside at Isola or at Reuben’s where ancient spice routes and artisanal ingredients meet. And sample the finest of the region’s vineyards from 5,000 bottles in our spectacular Wine Loft.

Website: oneandonlyresorts.com

 

NAC helicopters

Of all the ways to see Cape Town’s top attractions, few are as spectacular and memorable as chartered or private helicopter tours. Take in views of the fairest Cape from marvellous heights as you fly over Cape Point, Table Mountain, the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Town Stadium. Select from a number of phenomenal itineraries, ranging from the Three Bays Tour to the Atlantico Tour. Helicopter flights may change according to weather conditions, and you’ll probably want a jacket if you’re flying during the winter months (June – August). Most importantly, don’t forget your camera, you will want to capture this.

Website:  nachelicopterscapetown.com

 

Norval Foundation

The Norval Foundation is a centre for art research and exhibition space for 20th and 21st-century artworks, as well as a platform for music and cultural expression. The foundation includes a sculpture garden, outdoor amphitheatre, purpose-built exhibition spaces, a research library, a restaurant and bar, a shop and a children’s playground. Located in Steenberg, just 25 minutes away from the Cape Town city centre, the Norval Foundation combines the experience of art with an appreciation for nature. One of the definite draw cards aside from the art is the Skotnes Restaurant and Bar overlooking the wetlands and sculpture garden. The setting seamlessly matches the nature and architecture of the foundation and offers visitors a multi-sensory experience.

Website: norvalfoundation.org

 

Camphors at Vergelegen

 

Camphors at Vergelegen, the estate’s signature restaurant, takes its name from the ancient giant Camphor trees, planted in 1700, situated in front of the historic Homestead. The restaurant overlooks expansive lawns and beautiful trees complementing the overall dining experience and creating an ambiance never to be forgotten. Since opening in 2012, Camphors has consistently been placed in the Top Ten 10 prestigious Eat Out Mercedes Benz Restaurant Awards and in 2017 won the coveted Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award. Camphors is also included in the twenty-one exceptional South African restaurants in the JHP Gourmet Guide. Vergelegen produces classical wine varietals and the ever-changing menu reflects seasonal inspirations with a modern approach to complementing Vergelegen’s award-winning wines.

Website: vergelegen.co.za

The Marly Boutique Hotel

The Marly, an 11-suite, five-star boutique hotel in Camps Bay, Cape Town, takes its name from Chateau de Marly, built in the 17th Century for the leisure activities of Louis XIV and his family. It’s a real five-star showpiece with a contemporary beach ambience. Elaborate mirrors of varying shapes and sizes reflect the uninterrupted ocean and mountain views. It is Camps Bay luxury accommodation at its finest.

Website: themarly.co.za