- Great views of Table Mountain and the sea
- Right beside popular shopping area
- Outdoor pool, spa, fitness centre
- Complimentary shuttle service across city
The elegant Table Bay Hotel is located adjacent to Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, an expansive complex that includes both a working harbour and more than 450 retail outlets. This large but charming property offers convenient access to the vibrant and cosmopolitan city centre which is just five minutes away – there’s a complimentary shuttle service on offer with numerous drop-off and pick-up points across Cape Town. Opened by none other than Nelson Mandela himself in 1997, the hotel is set against the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain, with some rooms enjoying superb views of the flat-topped mountain, and some looking out over the glistening Atlantic Ocean and busy marina. The hotel has been specially designed to complement its surroundings and has a pleasant maritime theme. Although it’s in a busy area, the hotel offers a sense of restful peace and quiet to its visitors.
There are 311 handsomely decorated guest rooms and suites, all of which are designed to offer both comfort and space. All categories of rooms and suites are air conditioned and come with a range of useful amenities such as bottled water, tea and coffee making facilities, an in-room safe, an LCD TV and complimentary toiletries. There are lots of nice touches such as bathrobes and slippers, blackout curtains and room service.
The comprehensive on-site facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a well-equipped fitness centre and the full-service Camelot Spa with a variety of indulgent treatments on offer. Though there are plenty of high-quality restaurants just a stone’s throw away, the hotel’s own restaurants are certainly worth trying out. Buffet-style breakfasts are served at The Atlantic, while the Camissa Brasserie offers a variety of delectable local specialties for lunch and dinner. The Union Bar is an ideal place to relax with drinks, while over at the Pool Bar, both drinks and light meals are on the menu. High tea is served at The Lounge, which, like all of the other eating and drinking venues, offers spectacular views.
The hotel welcomes children and there are family rooms available, with DVDs, books and videos for children available on request. For an additional fee, there’s a kids club and a babysitting service.
The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.
Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)
Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!
Woan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019
We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
Level of service, quality of food throughout
Catherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019
We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!
The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).
A few points:
Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.
Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.
Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!
The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!
Katrina P reviewing South Africa Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019