news & press
- the tastes of summer at the Splash Café - Splash Café is open for the season! This summer-only venue near our pool serves an enticing menu of light and filling dishes for lunch and dinner.
- chef carl wins SASSI sustainable seafood-practice award - We are thrilled to announce that Chef Carl has been named a SASSI Trailblazer for his efforts in support of sustainable seafood practices.
- vineyard hotel Tastes of 2017 wine-paired dinners - We are thrilled to announce the programme for Tastes of 2017, which will celebrate wines from estates along the route Lady Anne Barnard took on her exploration of the Western Cape, and the bounty of fresh ingredients available to our chefs. To see the programme for the Tastes of 2017 dinners, click here
- guided garden walk and afternoon tea - Join us for a guided garden walk followed by afternoon tea - enjoy our historic, eco-award winning riverside gardens overlooking Table Mountain’s eastern slopes.
beautiful and serene luxurious stay in the suburbs
We loved the size of the hotel with the beautiful gardens and wildlife (particularly the tortoise). The breakfast was excellent and it was so nice to eat outdoors in the beautiful garden with the mountain views in the background. We really enjoyed our meal in the Square restaurant and the excellent service we received. We made good use of the facilities – the pool and the gym set against table mountain backdrop. The honeymoon gifts were a welcome surprise.
Jess from the UK
31 December 2016
one of the best family holidays that we have had
Fantastic breakfasts. Wonderful location with views of Table Mountain. Very friendly and helpful staff.
Brian from the UK
28 December 2016
beautiful and memorable stay
Polite, attentive and well-trained staff. Beautifully allocated rooms and lovely gardens to walk about. It is a large hotel but at no time do you feel that its busy. Even at breakfast one feels the space and serenity. Breakfast served is really delicious and has so much to offer. Wish we had stayed here longer but 2 nights was better than nothing. Thank you so much for a wonderful and memorable stay. Highly recommended.
Jasjhol from Singapore
27 December 2016
Everything was good – kids activities, services offered – the best hotel I have ever stayed at. Rooms extremely comfortable and beautifully decorated. Loved sitting on the patio and appreciating the beautiful mountain views and gardens. Stunning gym and pool area. I did not want to leave the hotel – it was that wonderful.
Tonia from Australia
21 December 2016
I have been too many Hotels in South Africa, this has been by far the best and would recommend to anyone travelling to South Africa or to Cape Town with or without Kids. The staff are friendly the setting of the hotel make you want to stay in and never leave and just enjoy all that is around you. From the restaurants to the pool area and the Spa and the gardens. This will be my new Hotel Destination for as long as I travel to Cape Town. Come and see for yourself.
17 December 2016
beautiful oasis in the city
Greeted by courteous and enthusiastic staff. Well appointed suite on the third-floor corner with stunning views of the mountain. Was in town for a meeting and the Sevens tournament. Walking distance to Cavendish Square mall. The area is residential and wonderfully peaceful. Some rooms face inward to the gardens and some directly at the mountain. Room service was good – the food was fantastic. They have a great breakfast spread. The staff overall were very attentive. I can understand people’s comments about meal service but it does get busy at lunch and in the afternoon. Nevertheless, I look forward to coming back next year. It’s a great place to hit reset.
Tuiya from Johannesburg, South Africa
14 December 2016