Insider’s Review of the Cape Grace
Home. In Cape Town. That’s the Cape Grace, and whatever your future travel plans, you’ll find yourself wanting to return here again and again. Staff that remember not only your name, but your favourite wine, snack and morning paper—down to a personalized selection of books for your room. Cozy nooks in which to read a book or sip a cup of tea. Fireplaces to luxuriate in front of, soft beds to sink into, old wooden staircases covered in oriental carpeting—an irresistible home to come back to after a day or a night on the town…or from a life-changing excursion into the bush.
Step out of your hotel onto the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, a vibrant walkway lined with shops, fronted by an endless ocean vista. A salty sea breeze caresses your cheeks, longshoremen shout from the nearby working harbour, and boats slosh against the quay. The smell of coffee tempts you to a boardwalk café, where an espresso and pastry fortify you for a day of adventure…what a perfect way to start your exploration of Cape Town!
Accommodations at the Cape Grace
City sophistication and homey comfort meet at the Cape Grace. The rooms are all unique, each celebrating a different facet of Cape Town’s unique flora and fascinating history. Every detail has been accounted for—from shelves filled with personally selected books to iPod docking stations. Sumptuously comfortable beds, chairs and couches invite you to lay back and relax, while elegant French doors offer views of the waterfront or Table Mountain that tempt you out into the city.
A note for families & children
The Cape Grace is happy to host children of all ages. Indeed, they offer a special children’s turndown, gingerbread decorating and African story time.
Amenities at the Cape Grace Hotel
- Laundry services
- Fitness room/gym
- Butler service
- 24-hour electricity
- Tea & coffee making facilities
In-Room Amenities at the Cape Grace
- Air conditioning
- In-room safe deposit box
- In-room hairdryers
- En-suite bathrooms
- Satellite TV
Activities at the Cape Grace
Practically any activity you desire can be found in Cape Town. For adventure buffs there is parasailing, shark diving, sandboarding and surfing, while culture aficionados will be delighted by museums, wonderful theatre, and even a trip to the famed Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.
Foodies will revel in the many exciting restaurants, access to exclusive dining experiences with world-class chefs, and daytrips to the stunning Cape Winelands. Urban explorers eagerly dive into the world-class shopping, dining and nightlife, while nature lovers seek out the flora and fauna along the Cape Peninsula, admire the surprising penguins at Boulders Bay, and journey to the top of Table Mountain by foot or via cable car, reveling in the endless views.
And for those travellers who simply crave rest and relaxation, the Cape Grace Spa is ideal—with sweeping views of the city, ocean and mountains on all sides, this aerie on the top of the hotel feels like a true escape.