Dominated by the backdrop of the iconic Table Mountain, Cape Town is a laid back city with an exciting blend cultures and an unbeatable array of things to do.
With an abundance of sunshine and endless natural beauty, Cape Town offers a nice mix of city and nature. You can get your fix of the outdoors by hiking some of the most devastatingly beautiful landscapes in the world, or you can take in the urban delights of the city’s exotic scenery, sampling it’s even more exotic cuisine, and partying the night away at one of Cape Town’s exclusive beachfront bars.
When you do decide to follow your heart and head to South Africa’s stunning capital, be sure stay at one of these 10 best 5-star hotels in Cape Town, which are based on guest ratings, reliable recommendations and editorial preferences.
Table Bay Hotel is situated right next to the beach on the V&A Waterfront. Its superb facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a comprehensive spa and a golf course. Since being opened in 1997 by Nelson Mandela, The Table Bay Hotel has been considered one of the city’s leading hotels. It offers luxuriously spacious rooms, impeccable service and a sophisticated atmosphere within its fine selection of restaurants and bars.
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Cape Grace 9.8
Cape Grace commands a picturesque waterside location on a private quay, close to the popular V&A Waterfront. An arty, elegant and flamboyant style is complemented by impeccable service. Cape Grace is a popular choice for high-profile visitors to the city thanks to its classic luxury and discreet professionalism.
Steenberg Hotel 9.8
Situated in Constantia, Cape Town’s closest wine-growing region, the Steenberg Hotel is comprised of three majestic old farmhouses dating from 1682, surrounded by manicured gardens, vineyards and a golf course. While retaining its historic charm, renovations have kept the hotel on par with the best of them. The posh spa and pool area demonstrate this.
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The Queen Victoria Hotel gleans a sophisticated and intimate atmosphere throughout its plush interiors. Set on an elevated terrace above the world-famous V&A Waterfront, the sumptuous 5-star hotel offers a pool, pool bar, spa, gym, and two breakfast halls as well as to its own superb restaurant and bar, Dash.
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Situated on the central green belt in the fashionable Camps Bay, Boutique@10 is small and fanciful 5-star villa hotel with exceptional, uninterrupted views of Cape Town’s breathtaking coastal landscape, from Lion’s Head in the north to Table Mountain’s Twelve Apostles in the south. It features four luxury guest suites and a spacious pool deck each with its own spectacular view of the coastal landscape.
Taj Cape Town 9.2
Ideally located in the heart of the city, the Taj Cape Town is the classiest hotel around. High ceilings and Neoclassical detailings round off a sumptuous décor, while the hotel’s three restaurants are each wonderful and unique. Visit Twankey Bar for a taste of Cape Town’s finest oysters, quirky cocktails, and an impressive selection of local craft beers.
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This stylish boutique hotel, located in Camps Bay, is one of the finest in Cape Town. The views from the two solar heated infinity pools are spectacular, while other 5-star amenities include a well-equipped gym and a massage room, also with dazzling views over the ocean. Sunsets here are to die for.
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A huge luxury urban resort located in a marina on the buzzing V&A Waterfront, One & Only Cape Town has everything needed for a perfect family holiday. Outstanding facilities include a large pool, a wonderful spa, and three good restaurants. There’s also plenty of activities to keep the kids happy, while many luxurious rooms boast views of Table Mountain.
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The Marly 9.8
The Marly is a pretty boutique hotel set on the beautiful Camp’s Bay. Rooms are modern and come with exceptional views as standard, but the highlight of the hotel is its dining options, with four excellent restaurants for guests to choose from. Try Umi for a delightful rendition of Japanese cuisine.
Pod is a slick and stylish 17-room boutique hotel set on Cape Town’s waterfront in Camps Bay. Friendly and attentive staff (including butlers) are on hand to help with absolutely anything, while contemporary rooms and suites come equipped with all the latest mod cons, including decadent double open showers and big bath tubs – perfect for couples.