This post is also available in: German
The view & the design – spectacular!
After a winding trip up the hill in Camps Bay, you reach the stylish Hotel Sea Star Rocks at the foot of Table Mountain. This stylish boutique hotel with 3 suites was opened by German emigrant Ardi Hasenohrl last year and is the third hotel in the Sea Star Collection. This has been a dream come true for owner Ardi and he has done it very successfully!
As soon as you enter the front door, you are overwhelmed by the magnificent view on offer. The huge glass doors offer a wonderful panoramic view. You have uninterrupted views of the ocean, Lion’s Head, Bakoven and Camps Bay beach.
After the warm welcome from the young and very friendly manager Thekla and a welcome drink, you can let the hotel work its magic.
The next eye catcher can then be found in the lounge – giant Tretchikoff prints on the walls and bright yellow Roche Bobois chairs.
The artistic designs of the women’s portraits are also found on several cushions throughout the hotel.
Sea Star Rocks Suite
We stayed in the Sea Star Rocks Suite. Here you have gigantic 180 degree views through the huge panoramic windows of the ocean and the bay.
The 60 square metre suite also features a large terrace, a Hansgrohe rainshower, a free standing bathtub, a minibar, a blu ray DVD player, a 60 “Full HD LED TV (that we never used) and a Nespresso coffee machine.
African elements and colors are mixed wonderfully here with modern and stylish elements.
Nice extra: 2 bottles of Sea Star wine cultivated in Franschhoek are also included.
Private Pool Suite
The 60 square metre suite with a 50 square metre terrace includes a 3 x 4 metre swimming pool and a fireplace. It also has a sleeper couch, making it ideal for families.
The terrace of the 30 square metre pool room is situated next to the pool. You can jump directly into the pool from your room.
You can have a refreshing swim in the 18 metre long infinity pool or relax in the jacuzzi.
The breakfast with its huge selection leaves nothing to be desired. There are of course scrambled eggs with bacon and so much more on offer.
The hotel does not serve dinner, but there are many great restaurants in Camps Bay.
The view down into the bay is simply stunning. Especially when fog rolls in over the ocean and then makes its way up to Table Mountain.
Tips for Trips
Those who feel like it, can climb Table Mountain or relax at the beach directly from the hotel. It is also worth while taking a trip to the wineries and the Cape of Good Hope.
Camps Bay Beach
This beach is ideal for enjoying the sunset. Many surfers and walkers (with their dogs) meet here.
After a 30 minute drive you reach the Constantia Winelands or after about an hour’s drive the Stellenbosch Winelands. Here one winery follows after the other. The famous Groot Constantia was a bit too touristy for our taste. We rather recommend the following wineries:
Beau Constantia, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday from 11AM – 6PM
Constantia Glenn, Constantia Main Rd, Constantia, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa
Telephone:+27 21 795 6100, Hours: 10AM – 5PM
Cape Peninsula Route
On this 250 km route around the Cape Peninsula to the southernmost point of South Africa are Camps Bay, Constantia and Kirstenbosch, Hout Bay, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek, Muizenberg (surfing spot), Simon’s Town (penguins), Cape Point and for sunset, Chapman’s Peak Drive. You should allow a whole day for this trip or even two days. Time flies by in between delicious wine and cheese tastings when you visit the wineries and it is also difficult to tear yourself away from the cute penguins.
More information about different routes can be found on www.dein-suedafrika.de.
Table Mountain & More
With City Sightseeing’s Red Tour bus you can travel directly from the beach promenade in Camps Bay to Table Mountain’s cable car station. Very convenient and interesting! Of course there are many other tours and much more to discover. Tip: Buy and print the tickets in advance online. And with a 2-day ticket, a harbor boat trip is included.
The view from the hotel is truly spectacular! To have such a view, is real luxury! We totally enjoyed it! The whole design of the hotel is extremely stylish. And the atmosphere and ambience are ideal for relaxing. Should you have any questions, there is always someone around to answer them, otherwise you have peace and quiet. This hotel is quite simply perfect to relax and unwind in and as a base for great day trips.
Rooms: 3 suites
Transfer: From the airport about 40 minutes by car (20 km)
Parking: Out front
Minibar: Soft drinks, coffee and 2 bottles of wine included
Air Temperature: 7 – 29 degrees Celsius
Water Temperature: 15-19 degrees Celsius
Price: From 182 EUR per night including breakfast
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 or South African Airways)
Time difference: None
Special features: stylish design | amazing ocean views | great atmosphere
Perfect for: Couples, families, gourmets, friends, design lovers, city travelers
Please note: Our stay was in part supported by Sea Star Rocks. 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 Star Rocks was part of the “Favourite Gourmet Self-Drive Journey”.