Fodor's Expert Review Tintswalo Atlantic

Chapman's Peak Dr., 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. On the edge of the sea directly off Chapman's Peak Drive (a contender for world's most scenic road) and built around a wonderland of native fynbos and the few milkwood trees that survived a big 2015 fire, 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 verandahs, 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. Five-course meals, an impressive wine cellar, in-room spa treatments, a fabulous pool deck (with the same amazing view), and excellent service complete the pampering at this exclusive and unique hideaway.  Decor in rooms varies significantly, so express your aesthetics to the booking agent.

PROS

  • Unique mind-blowing location
  • Attentive service and setup creates a bit of a "safari by the sea" ambience
  • Fantastic breakfast in one of the most beautiful spots imaginable

CONS

  • 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

QUICK FACTS

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 021-201–0025

HOTEL DETAILS

11 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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