Fodor's Expert Review Tintswalo Atlantic

Chapman's Peak Dr., Km 2, Hout Bay, Western Cape, 7806, South Africa Fodor's Choice

Visitors attracted to the Cape Peninsula for its natural grandeur will think they've died and gone to heaven when arriving at this discreetly luxurious boutique hotel. Directly off Chapman's Peak Drive (a contender for world's most scenic road) and built around a wonderland of native fynbos and milk wood trees, Tintswalo Atlantic is the only beachfront development in Table Mountain National Park. Themed after different islands, 11 roomy suites all offer breathtaking sea views and mountain views, comfy verandas, wood-burning stoves, and divine bedding—all against the sound of breaking waves. Only 25 minutes from Cape Town, guests can enjoy the city but may rather opt to watch the whales playing in the bay. Exquisite five-course meals, an impressive wine cellar, in-room spa treatments, a fabulous pool deck (with the same view), and excellent service complete the pampering at this exclusive and truly unique hideaway. Decor in rooms can vary significantly, so express your aesthetics to the booking agent.


  • unique mind-blowing location
  • stupendous breakfast
  • gorgeous beach chic decor
  • attentive service and setup creates a bit of a "safari by the sea" ambience
  • fantastic breakfast in one of the most beautiful spots imaginable


  • must drive to all activities and sights
  • building requirements in the national park mean exteriors of buildings have a prefab look
  • about a 35- to 40-minute drive from Cape Town Central


Green, Romantic, Service, Views


Phones: 021-201–0025


10 island suites; 1 presidential suite
Rate Includes: Some meals

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