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Cape Grace Hotel Cape Town

A darling deluxe hotel a short walk from the vibrant V&A wharf. For the well-heeled independent traveller with a penchant for antiques and personalised service, you can’t beat Cape Grace. We love its soulful, unaffected quality. Here, nothing is too much trouble.

Underpinned by sustainability, each of the 120 rooms in this gracious quayside hotel is a unique creation. Relax in the well-stocked library, be pampered in the spa or take a refreshing dip in the sparkling pool. The chefs here have been delighting palates for decades. What’s more, the locals can’t get enough. The imaginative cuisine offers a delicious taste of the local culture. Signal Restaurant is bursting at the seams with character.

Chef Malika’s Cape Malay dishes are simply wonderful. The Library is known for high tea complemented by sweeping views of the harbour and iconic Table Mountain. Enjoy tasty tapas on the quay or a rich whiskey tasting experience at the Bascule Bar, a veritable institution. Be sure to ask after the Cape Wine Experience at Signal Bar for a pre-dinner wine tasting, compliments of the hotel. Ask the concierge to book the gratis luxury sedan transfers offered within a 10-kilometer (6 mi) radius.

This handy service will get you to and from notable inner-city restaurants, Table Mountain and Camps Bay beach in a stylish, hassle-free jiffy.