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Clifton, Cape Town sits northwest of South Africa’s Cape Peninsula and offers visitors fantastic sights, sounds, eats, and incredible activities to engage the entire family or for couples looking for a unique getaway.

You can enjoy winter sunbathing along one of the four beaches that reflect brilliant African sunshine off their white sands, enjoy wine tasting events or go out to paddle with the penguins.

These and so many other adventures await visitors in what has been ranked second best spot to see by Lonely Planet in 2018. Not only does this beautiful city offer something for everyone in terms of daytime activities, it also has some of the best holiday accommodation to match.

One of your toughest decisions to make when traveling to Cape Town is where to stay as there are so many incredible choices. Here are a few for you to consider.

Best Holiday Villa’s in Clifton, Cape Town

Sea Five Boutique Hotel

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The Sea Five Boutique Hotel sits just 300 meters off one of South Africa’s most glamorous beaches. Staying in this hotel offers you the choice of rooms to enjoy unobstructed views of the sweeping mountain range along with some of the best views of the ocean.

Interior designer, Francois Du Plessis has individually styled each of their rooms. You will relax in the blend of Mediterranean and South African colors along with a mix of nature and refined luxury.

You can enjoy quiet strolls through the olive tree gardens that include lavender, rosemary and lemon scents wafting through the air. You may choose to enjoy the gardens with a private terrace attached to your room, giving you a secluded white-flowered oasis.

More majestic views can be found in the penthouse master suites where you have panoramic views of Table Mountain, the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range, and the Atlantic Ocean.

The Cellars-Hohenort

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The Cellars-Hohenort is a mere 15 minutes from Cape Town’s city center and is surrounded by perfectly manicured gardens encompassing nine acres.

This hotel has over fifty guest rooms that give you breathtaking views of Table Mountain and has one of South Africa’s top restaurants offering incredible tastes prepared by the chef, Peter Tempelhoff.

Your stay at the Cellars-Hohenort will be one of your most memorable experiences during your visit as their accommodations are luxurious and their culinary journeys are unmatched anywhere else.

Securing a room at this hotel places you halfway between the city and the natural beauty of the beaches.

Kensington Place

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Kensington Place is located in the leafy suburb of Higgovale and surrounded by Table Mountain. This hotel is a five-star luxury boutique hotel that you sink into with its comfortable and meticulously designed suites.

Kensington Place offers you a blend of textures and details in their unique setting along with a dedicated team to ensure your visit is the best possible. Each of the private terraces provides fantastic views of Table Mountain along with quiet, lush gardens to enjoy a stroll through.

You can also enjoy the gardens as you relax alongside an intimate pool located on the property as you breathe in the fragrant citrus air.

The Silo Hotel

The Silo Hotel is an extraordinary five-star hotel built within a grain elevator portion of Cape Town’s historic grain silo complex.

It is a magical towering hotel surrounded by South Africa’s beautiful countryside. This structure is a celebration of architecture design, style, and art. There are 28 rooms located within the Silo Hotel which all provide spectacular views.

Staying at the Silo will put you in the center of Cape Town giving you a great location to start adventuring. After a long day of visiting sights, you can relax at the spa or enjoy a beverage of choice overlooking Table Mountain.

Pods Camps Bay

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You will be cocooned in luxury staying at the Pods Camps Bay Hotel. They offer rooms which are all unique and distinctive; unlike any other accommodations in the area.

Modern design, green architecture and clean lines set their hotel above the others and is complemented with spectacular natural surroundings.

Guests love the warm privacy given to them as they relax and enjoy time after hectic business meetings or energy-draining adventures.

The staff at Pods Camps Bay is ready to meet their guests every need and strive to provide the perfect balance between refinement and relaxation.

You will appreciate having all the comforts of home as you take in the beautiful ocean views in this hotel which is located within walking distance of many local attractions.


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Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 50+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.


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