- High-end luxury hotel
- Amazing room views
- Central but secluded location
- Great service for all ages
A waterfront Cape Town property on its own quay, Cape Grace somehow manages to be central and secluded, striking a balance between the modern and the historical. This is a superb place from which to explore Cape Town, or stop off for a few days during a safari trip, for all.
Guest accommodation consists of 122 rooms ranging from penthouse suites to rooftop terraces and superior suites, with a mixture of one, two, and three bedroom capabilities. Nonetheless, guests are provided with spacious and luxurious facilities, with rooms often opening out onto mountain, marina, or harbour views. All rooms have en-suite facilities and room service.
The hotel competes with the personalised characteristics of smaller boutique resorts. Rooms breathe a sense of naval history each with unique interior designs and fitted with antiques, and the dripping chandeliers evoke the colonial-era character from which the overall feel of the hotel springs. Notable guests include the Clintons and Obamas, who enjoy the resort’s isolation and spot nearby the V&A Waterfront.
The service here is second-to-none. All guests, including children, are remembered by name by staff who are also willing to impart their knowledge of the city and local dining recommendations. Communal facilities consist of a fitness centre, sauna, spa, pool, an intimate Bascule bar (popular with locals for having the best selection of whisky in the city), and the Signal Restaurant, which offers fine dining.
There is access for guests with disabilities. Whilst this is a high-end and very luxurious hotel, the staff are very accommodating to children of all ages (sometimes they offer an age-appropriate gift bag on arrival). Whilst there are many activities scheduled specifically for children, Cape Grace encourages children to enjoy the luxuries of the hotel just as much as their parents, with spa treatments for children and specially-sized dressing gowns.
Cape Town & Garden Route
- 4 contemporary villas (2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms)
- Uniquely designed: each with private terrace, garden & pool
- Flexibility, privacy & space
- Magnificent mountain & vineyard setting
- Short walk to village centre
- Concierge services: activities on site & in area
We had a wonderful time! Our transfers (besides a bit of a wait when we arrived) were smooth. The gentleman that drove us to and from the airport also drove us to our hike and he was very nice and helpful, clean car and very accommodating.
Our tour guide on the first day, Mandy, was charming and insightful. It was a slow day in the markets but we appreciated the space and gave us a chance to hear all about the Souks. The gentlemen who was with her was a wealth of knowledge and both did a very nice job!
Our hike was awesome and our guide was great- he even took us to a cool waterfall and took great care of us; lunch in the mountains was delicious!
The hotel was so lovely and the staff was very accommodating and helpful. The food was great and the rooms very comfortable!
I did a good amount of damage in the market (often accused of being Berber;) and truly hope to be back next Spring... maybe a girls trip or perhaps I’ll bring my kiddos!
Thank you for organizing such a nice getaway for my husband and I; we will confidently recommend Tourdust to our friends!!
Jennifer H reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 12 June 2019
We had an amazing trip. Everything was well thought out and so much fun. What a great way to truly see the country and learn the culture.
Joseph was the perfect guide. Very kind, professional, knowledgeable and patient. The kids loved Joseph and keep asking when will they meet him again. He found the Big 5 for us which was unforgettable! Please pass along our appreciation to Joseph.
Maji Moto was also another incredible experience. They had great customer service and we loved experiencing their culture.
Sunbird was absolutely beautiful and I wish we had more time there. We loved the view of the lake!
One suggestion to make the trip even better for other guests in the future would be to have a cooler with drinks and snacks in the Jeep at all times because a ton of driving is involved and it would be helpful to have a cold drink and snacks during the long trip.
Thanks again for organizing this experience of a lifetime for us!
Brandon H reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 12 June 2019
Thanks for all your help in making the arrangements, everything went so smoothly from landing in Jo’burg to departing a week later.
We all had a fantastic time, Kirsty (our youngest) was able to go on all the game drives and we were very well looked after both on the drives and back at the lodge. The food was great, staff were all very friendly & nothing was too much trouble for them (e.g. providing hot milk for Kirsty at bedtime). The kids all enjoyed the rock pool during the day and we all loved the game drives.
We were lucky enough to see all the big 5, with the additions of Cheetah & Wild Dogs. I think it was the second to last day before we managed to see some Hippo (and finally I’ve been able to take some photos of them - I have only ever seen them at night before). We had the adventure of being caught up with some Lionesses stalking a herd of Zebra (one of the younger Lionesses went a bit early & scattered the herd).
We’re certainly aiming to go on safari again although it will be a while before we save enough to go again (maybe the kids will be taking us next time!)
Jeff W reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 13 May 2019