Best Hotels in Cape Town, South Africa

We list only the best hotels in Cape Town as recommended by the most popular travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews. The ratings you find here are an aggregate from several platforms and is always higher than 4 out of 5 stars.
Cape Town is a coastal city in South Africa and also the capital city of the Western Province. Cape Town is also the primate city of the Western Cape Province. The city is the seat of the Parliament of South Africa which makes it the legislative capital of the country. Cape Town is famous worldwide for its elegant designs, natural setting and its harbor which makes it one of the most visited places in the world. The city also has beautiful and scenic landmarks that include the famous Table Mountain and the Cape Point.
Cape Town is one of the most multicultural cities in the world which shows that the city is a major migration destination in the continent of Africa. Further reflections of the attractiveness of the city are the city being named the World Design Capital for 2014 as well as named the best place to visit by both The New York Times and The Daily Telegraph, also in 2014.
Cape Town is a popular international tourist destination in Africa due to its favorable mild climates, well-developed infrastructures, and natural setting. Notable features such as the Table Mountain also make the city well-known throughout the world.
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What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Cape Town?

Cape Town is a port city of the southwestern coast of South Africa that is home to natural and architectural wonders including the Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach, to name just a few. Some of the best neighborhoods in Cape Town are:

Bo-Kaap is among the oldest neighborhoods of the port city and is famous for its rows of flat-roofed buildings. The neighborhood is the home to a wide numbers of tourist hotspots including centuries-old mosques, museum, restaurants, hotels, and guest houses. It also has a shopping mall.

Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is among the most popular neighborhoods of Cape Town. The area is home to shopping malls, food market, watershed, design and souvenir stores that offer a wide array of crafts, fashion, and local design. The area also boasts of an aquarium, high-end apartments, and other cultural attractions.

Camps Bay
Camps Bay is a suburban neighborhood in the city that is renowned for its upmarket mansions and palm-tree lined beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The area is home to a wide range of hotels, shops, restaurants, and sea-side bars that transform into nightclubs at the breaking of dusk.

Hout Bay
Hout Bay is a neighborhood with natural beauty, heritage, and unique location that give the area the charm and spectacular views. The area is also home to Mariner’s Wharf, Bay Harbour Market, Chapman’s Peak, among other tourist attractions. The neighborhood is replete with curio shops, seafood restaurants where local goods, food, and live music can be found under one place.

Gardens is a suburban neighborhood that offers a plenty of art galleries, shops, pubs, and restaurants. The neighborhood is home to the Labia Theatre that is located on Orange Street.

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Cape Town Hotels
4.8 Ellerman House Cape Town

Hotel Ellerman House, Cape Town


“Don your chicest sunglasses here, you’ll need them to fend off the golden rays shimmering off the Atlantic. At Ellerman House, the ocean is ever-present, a liquid canvas that spreads out beneath this breathtakingly positioned A-class hotel.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Cape Town.

4.5 Twelve Apostles Hotel

Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Cape Town


“Guests can watch seals and whales from the terrace, explore the eponymous Twelve Apostles mountains rising behind the property, or simply feel the constant, effortless embrace of luxury at every turn.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Cape Town.

4.8 Mount Nelson Cape Town

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town


“This distinctive pink landmark has been the grande dame of Cape Town since it opened its doors in 1899 to accommodate passengers just off the Union-Castle steamships.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Cape Town.

4.8 Tintswalo Atlantic Cape Town

Lodge Tintswalo Atlantic, Cape Town

Lonely Planet

“Luxurious Tintswalo hugs the edge of Hout Bay beneath Chapman’s Peak, with an unbroken view of the Sentinel towering over town, and whales passing in season.”

4.7 Silo Hotel Cape Town

The Silo Hotel, Cape Town

CN Traveler

“The Silo pretty well defines the adage, ‘Location, location, location’. You have to be up for some bold décor choices, but the location and views couldn’t be better and having access to the hottest museum on the continent is pretty cool.”

Featured in CN Traveler’s 2018 Hot List

4.9 Mannabay Hotel Cape Town

MannaBay Fine Boutique Hotel, Cape Town

Lonely Planet

“The eight guest rooms at the MannaBay are decorated in different themes. Its high hillside location on the edge of the national park provides amazing views.”