leisure near the hotel
Experience the many rewarding activities that can be found in the suburbs that surround the hotel.
exclusive wine excursions
The hotel’s five dedicated Wine Partners – Meerlust, Klein Constantia, Simonsig, Villiera and Waterford – are some of the Cape’s most celebrated estates. We offer deluxe private excursions to four estates that include a personal meeting with their winemakers, tours and other unique wine experiences.
The hotel is less than a five minute walk from the heart of Claremont’s major shopping hub. Its most well-known retail centre is the upmarket shopping precinct of Cavendish, with exclusive local and global outlets, travel agencies, foreign exchange outlets and more.
The world famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, 10 minutes drive or 25 minutes walk from the hotel, showcases the Cape’s unique Floral Kingdom. A staggering aerial tree-canopy walkway is just one of its many attractions, which also includes open-air concerts on the lawns in summer.
Sport-lovers are within strolling distance of the famous Newlands Cricket and Rugby stadia which both host a variety of seasonal local, international and test fixtures. The Vineyard often hosts top sporting celebrities and entrants to major events such as the Two Oceans Marathon and the Cape Town Cycle Tour. Three top-rated urban Golf courses are 20 minutes away.
Suburban Cape town boasts entertainment galore. Catch an outdoor movie with the Galileo Open Air Cinema events or visit the Cavendish Square cinema complex for the latest movies. Kirstenbosch offers Summer concerts in the park featuring top local/global music acts from November to end-March. For a more reserved experience visit the Baxter Centre which hosts top drama, dance, music and comedy. Maynardville Open-air Theatre presents annual Shakespeare and ballet seasons during January and February.
wine & brewing heritage
A short distance from the hotel is the Constantia Winelands, which afford time-limited guests with the opportunity to discover classic vintages and Cape Dutch homesteads.The Josephine Mill offers visitors, interested in the art of brewing beer, tasting and history tours.
local arts & craft
There are a variety of local fine art and craft facilities in the southern suburbs. One of the loveliest is the Montabello Design Centre, located within walking distance of the hotel. Synonymous with some of the roots of Cape art and design, it houses fine art, ceramic, jewellery, craft and other working studios as well as a restaurant and nursery. Locally made art, crafts and gifts are for sale. An art-lovers ‘must- see’.