Travelers who are planning to spend their vacation in South Africa’s Mother City will be happy to hear that Cape Town is home to a number of great beachfront accommodation options. From 5-star waterfront hotels that offer premium services and amenities to self-catering beachfront villas, there is something for everyone here in the Mother City. Check out our list of top 10 beachfront accommodations in Cape Town.
1 Leisure Bay Beachfront Apartments
Located 30 km from the airport and just a short walk from the beach, Leisure Bay Beachfront Apartments offer a wide range of services and amenities including daily housekeeping, 24-hour security, and Wi-Fi in public areas. There are 27 rooms and all of them are fitted with an air conditioner, kettle, and a flat-screen TV. Take advantage of some of the on-site recreational facilities like a private beach, outdoor pool, and a lovely garden where you can unwind with a drink.
2 Dolphin Beach Hotel
The Dolphin Beach Hotel is a 4-star property located directly on Blouberg beach and only 15 minutes from Cape Town’s most popular tourist attractions. This sea-front hotel offers amazing views of Table Mountain and houses one of the best seafood and sushi restaurants in the city, the amazing Blowfish Restaurant.
You can choose to stay in the ocean facing apartments or in large cabanas which are perfect for families with kids. All units come with air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, in-room safes, and televisions, while some apartments are fitted with self-catering kitchens.
3 Tintswalo Atlantic
There are many beachfront accommodations to choose from in Cape Town and some of them are located just a short walk from the city center. Tintswalo Atlantic is one of those places and its strategic location offers easy access to a number of local points of interest. Expect to find dozens of services and features like daily housekeeping free Wi-Fi in rooms, and 24-hour security.
Modern comforts including air conditioning and flat-screen TV’s can be found in rooms, while the garden is an ideal spot to relax after exploring the city’s main attractions. Tintswalo Atlantic also has an outdoor pool, private beach, and hiking trails.
4 Glen Beach Villas
Located in Camps Bay, Glen Beach Villas offers cozy accommodation with complimentary Wi-Fi. You can take a dip in the swimming pool or enjoy spectacular sea and mountain views from your private balcony. Guests can stay in a 4-bedroom apartment that boasts a fully-equipped kitchen, seating area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors, and a satellite flat-screen TV. There is also a BBQ area and a few hiking and cycling trails can be found in the vicinity of Glen Beach Villas.
5 Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront
One of the best hotels in Cape Town, Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront is located on the water’s edge of Table Bay and offers spectacular views of Robben Island. As a member of the popular Radisson Group, this 5-star property features a number of cool amenities such as a state-of-the-art fitness center, large swimming pool, and an on-site restaurant that is located just a few steps from the sea and offers delicious local and International meals for lunch and dinner. Relax on the picturesque terrace and enjoy African sunset views or visit the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront shopping center which is just a 15-minute walk away.
6 One and Only Cape Town
One and Only Cape Town is a seven-story hotel block that overlooks the marina. Two man-made islands are surrounded by chic apartments and the hotel is located less than 300 meters from the V&A Waterfront. If you are hoping to find luxury accommodations in Cape Town, book an apartment at this luxury island resort and enjoy its award-winning Spa with 12 treatments rooms and the enormous swimming pool.
7 Queen Victoria Hotel & Manor House
Thanks to its central location just minutes from the world-famous V&A Waterfront, Queen Victoria Hotel & Manor House is a luxury hotel that attracts travelers from all over the world and is one of the most beautiful hotels in the city. Walk into the foyer area which is fitted with a Corbusier-style staircase and a triple height atrium. In the evening, order a refreshing drink at the plush bar-lounge while waiting to be seated at the on-site restaurant. The food here is delicious, while the live pianist performance and the lovely fireplace create an intimate ambiance.
8 Cape Grace
The Cape Grace is a newly-built apartment that is centrally located close to the Victoria & Albert Waterfront. For authentic harbor views, book a room on the entrance side of the hotel. Travelers who are into antiques and reproductions will definitely fall in love with this place, as a lot of effort has been put into giving Cape Grace that historic naval vibe. All of the rooms are corridors feature a number of antiques including chandeliers with colonial-era artifacts.
9 Waterfront Village
Offering spectacular views of Camps Bay and Table Mountain, Waterfront Village is located just a short walk from the center of Cape Town and right next to a lovely beach with sun loungers, sun beds, and umbrellas. There are 80 rooms that come with a living area, kitchen, iron/ironing board, and TV with on-demand films. You will find a business corner and a conference room on-site, as well as a hairdresser and a well-equipped fitness center.
10 Blouberg Beachfront Apartment
Located in Bloubergstrand and just a 2-minute walk from the beach, Blouberg Beachfront Apartment is a self-catering property that boasts an outdoor pool and a BBQ area. On-site parking for guests is complimentary and free Wi-Fi is available. Vacationers who wish to cook will be pleased to hear that each apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen with all the necessary utensils including a refrigerator and a microwave.