The Cape Cadogan is a stately double-storey Georgian and Victorian building that dates back to the beginning of the 19th century. It was originally a farmhouse which was ‘Victorianised’ in 1912 and declared a national monument in 1984.
A beautiful veranda fronts the hotel and billowing white drapes flow around the doorway. Although you are only moments from the central buzz of Cape Town the hotel is an oasis of calm and provides a relaxing retreat from exploring the city.
There are 12 luxuriously appointed rooms of which six are luxury rooms and six are standard, and all are en-suite. Each is beautifully yet slightly differently decorated with great views of Cape Town. It is a small, intimate hotel providing an excellent base from which to explore Cape Town’s historical sites, beaches and entertainment as well as some of South Africa’s most renowned vineyards.
The hotel has a wonderful courtyard where there is a small private plunge pool and space to relax, or in the winter months has a lounge room with fireplace and a library.
Facilities in your room include wireless internet access, flat screen television and DVD player. There are numerous restaurants and bars on nearby Kloof Street and further afield are the Constantia vineyards, Cape Point Nature Reserve and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Complimentary transfers between the hotel and V&A Waterfront are available at certain times of day.
Accommodation comprises 12 luxuriously appointed en-suite bedrooms that are decorated with an eclectic mix of contemporary and antique furniture using dramatic fabrics to maximum effect.
There are six luxury en-suite bedrooms (with outdoor area/ balcony and lounge) and six standard en-suite bedrooms. All rooms are air-conditioned and have Satellite TV, a DVD Player, WIFI Internet Access, an electronic safe and a personal bar fridge with tea/coffee making facilities.
There are no specific child care facilities available at Cape Cadogan. However, children of all ages are welcome and babysitting can easily be arranged for them with prior notice.
The public areas comprise a comfortable lounge with an open fireplace, a garden and pool area, and a library where you can relax and read or research your itinerary from the computer terminal provided for your convenience.
Cape Town’s major attractions are all on the doorstep which include: The city centre, V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain cable car and Cape Town International Convention Centre and airport (which are all less than 15 minutes away); while Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the international rugby and cricket stadiums at Newlands, the Constantia wine route, a state of the art gym and Cavendish Mall are also on the doorstep. The famous sandy beaches of Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandudno and Hout Bay are all within easy reach too, while more than a dozen golf courses are to be found within half an hour’s drive.
When to travel
Year-round destination. The summers are generally warm and dry, while winters tend to be wet and cool, the rains brought on by fierce north westerly gales. Neither season experiences extremes of temperature, thanks to prevailing winds. Summer (Nov-Mar) is the hottest with temperatures 20-40°C. Mid season (Apr, May, Sep, Oct) temps between 10-30°C. Winter (from June- Aug) is the low season with temps 0-25°C.
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Location and directions
Cape Town, South Africa
The Cape Cadogan is well positioned on Upper Union Street, in the heart of Cape Town, offering you the utmost convenience on your holiday. Just a few steps away from the vibrant Kloof Street, with its roadside cafes, restaurants and stylish bars, you can access most of the city on foot. Furthermore, Table Mountain, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and the beaches of Camps Bay are just a short drive away.
How to get there
11-hours 50-minute flight from London Heathrow to Cape Town International Airport. Cape Cadogan run a shuttle service from the airport to hotel, the journey takes approximately 30-minutes.