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Luxurious Beach Style – only 300 meters from the beach
The first stop on our South Africa trip led us to the idyllic and stylish Sea Five Boutique Hotel. This stunning beach house with only 7 suites is centrally located on a quiet hillside of Camps Bay – one of South Africa’s most famous beaches. It is impressively nestled between Table Mountain, the Twelve Apostles mountain range and the Atlantic coast.
The romantic and bright white boutique hotel blends great design, cozy furnishings and stylish décor in the beach look. When you enter the house, you feel right at home, almost like in your own beach house, rather than in a hotel. Due to the small number of rooms, you also quite often have the house all to yourself. And also very laid-back, room keys are simply left lying on a table in the lounge.
Overlooking Lion’s Head you can unwind at the poolside and enjoy a delicious cocktail.
The blend of chic Mediterranean and South African style comes from the top designer Francois Du Plessis and the Italian hotel manager Marco Castoldi.
You can have breakfast in the elegant lounge or directly at the pool. Everything you could wish for is there. Fresh juice, fruit, cheese, meat, cereals and warm egg dishes.
The hotel itself does not offer dinner, but there are enough restaurants nearby. (See tips below)
If you feel like it, afternoon tea is served at 5 o’clock with homemade cakes and biscuits.
The cheerful staff always created a good atmosphere. By the way, Elvis Kaya from Malawi is also a great painter! Those who would like to, can also directly acquire some of his very beautiful paintings.
The heart of every hotel is its staff and manager. We had some time to chat with Marco Castoldi, the friendly manager of the hotel.
The hotel has 7 individually and warmly decorated suites. There are 2 Mountain Junior Suites, 2 Ocean View Suites, 1 Penthouse Master Suite and 2 Garden Rooms. All rooms have their own satellite TV, air conditioning, safe, mini bar, terrace and bathroom with underfloor heating.
Mountain Junior Suites
We stayed in one of the two stylish Mountain View Suites with views of Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles.
Feel-good atmosphere with bright natural colors, beautiful fabrics and plenty of space.
The mini bar is included and restocked every day. What a luxury!
Everything is superbly spacious and tastefully furnished.
Penthouse Master Suite
The penthouse suite occupies the entire top floor and has 4 terraces with spectacular panoramic views. It also has two bathrooms with underfloor heating, a spa bath, two additional single beds and a private lounge with dining table. It comfortably accommodates a family or 2 friendly couples. Children above the age of 8 are allowed.
Ocean View Suites
The Ocean View Suites have great views of the ocean and are also called the honeymoon suites.
The Garden Rooms are on the ground floor and have a quiet terrace in the garden of the hotel.
The beach and the vibrant beach promenade are only a short walk away. Camps Bay is a safe area. You can even walk freely at night here. And the parking attendants ensure safe parking. In exchange for a small tip, they will gladly watch your car.
The beach promenade somehow reminded us of the Ocean Drive in Miami. Prestigious cars, tons of restaurants and many athletes.
Unfortunately, we found the sea too cold for swimming. However, there are still many brave enough to take the plunge into the cold waters.
Looks a bit like in the Seychelles!
Camps Bay Beach
There are plenty of restaurants and bars that provide entertainment in the evening, or you can just go to the beach and enjoy the sunset!
Recommendations for dinner
Codfathers (Best Seafood & Sushi)
37 The Dr, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8040, South Africa
Telephone: 021 438 0782, www.codfather.co.za
The Hussar Grill (Best Steak)
108 Camps Bay Dr, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8040, South Africa
Telephone: 021 – 438 0151, www.hussargrill.co.za
Paranga (Trendy cuisine at the beach)
Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8040, South Africa
Telephone: 021-438 0404, www.paranga.co.za
The Round House (Fine dining with seasonal cuisine)
The Glen, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8040, South Africa
Telephone: 021-438 4347; www.theroundhouserestaurant.com
Umi Fusion (Modern Japanese cuisine with great views)
201 The Promenade, Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8040, South Africa
Telephone: 021-437 1802, www.umirestaurant.co.za
The Bungalow (International cuisine with spectacular views)
Glen Country Club, 3 Victoria Road (Old LA Med), Clifton, South Africa
Telephone: 021-437 1802, www.thebungalow.co.za
You can start the evening with a delicious cocktail in a relaxed atmosphere at the pool.
The hotel is located in a quiet side street, yet only a stone’s throw away from the awesome Camps Bay Beach. The tasteful design and the relaxing atmosphere creates that holiday feeling from the first moment on. And then, the combination of beach with these huge mountains in the background, is really spectacular! We felt right at home here and can highly recommend this little oasis.
Rooms: 7 Suites
Transfer: From the airport about 30 minutes by car
Parking: In-house garage
Minibar: non-alcoholic, alcoholic beverages and coffee and tea included
Air Temperature: 7 – 29 degrees Celsius
Water Temperature: 15-19 degrees Celsius
When to visit: All year-round. November to February is peak season. A few more rainy days can be expected from May to September.
Duration: A non-stop flight from Germany to Cape Town takes about 11 hours and 40 minutes (for example with Condor)
Time difference: None
Price: From 169 EUR per night including breakfast
Features: Feel-good atmosphere | Great location | Great design
Perfect for: Couples, families, gourmets, friends, beach lovers, city travelers
Sea Five Boutique Hotel
5 Central Drive
Camps Bay 8005
Tel: +27 (0)21 4380 743
Please note: Our stay was in part supported by Sea Five Boutique Hotel. Thank you so much! The opinions expressed in this article are as always 100% our own.
Our trip was planned and organized by Silke Marshall Marketing Solutions. A heartfelt thank you! The visit to Sea Five Boutique Hotel was part of the “Favourite Gourmet Self-Drive Journey”.