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21 Nettleton

21 Nettleton

Clifton, Cape Town

21 Nettleton is a luxury hotel with unforgettable views from its superb location in Cape Town’s Clifton neighborhood. This is an elegant retreat for couples, with opulent décor, an impressive art collection and just four suites.

At a Glance

  • Elegant hotel in one of Cape Town’s most sought-after locations, Clifton

  • Just four luxurious suites – one of the city’s smallest hotels

  • Spellbinding views of the ocean and Twelve Apostles

  • Beautiful terraced gardens

  • Owner Hugo’s personal collection of artwork and antiques

Couples, Food & wine, Parties & events

Insider's View

There’s a gate from the garden that leads straight onto the national park for hiking right on your doorstep!

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Insider's View

Take an afternoon to relax in the garden and admire the incredible views.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Join the owner Hugo for sundowners and ask him to show you around his art collection.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to 21 Nettleton or take a look at our itineraries to Cape Town


Occupying a commanding position high above the Clifton beaches, 21 Nettleton is a small luxury hotel with its own inimitable style. The architecture is a far cry from the sharp edges and glass frontages of many of the neighboring millionaire-worthy apartments; the locals call it the Castle and you’ll see why when you are here. The house sits high on the hillside, offering uninterrupted views of the ocean stretching all the way down the Twelve Apostles, and you may find it hard to tear yourself away from the lovely gardens and those views to get out into the city. The house is set over eight floors, and with just eight guests staying here, there are plenty of private spots where you can relax and not see another soul, from lounges and terraces to little corners of the garden to hide away in.

There are just four suites here, each unique in its style and décor. The King and Queen suites are on the same floor, with a balcony that can be separated or opened up to a shared space if you take both rooms. The stunning Penthouse takes up the entire top floor, with a large sitting area, balcony with dining table and two bathrooms!

Owner Hugo lives in the house, and adds a personal element to your stay, making this feel more like staying in a beautiful luxurious home than a hotel. There are even three resident house cats who are happy to make friends with guests during their stay. His personal collection of artwork is found throughout the property and gardens, and he’s happy to share the stories of each piece if you’re interested to know more.


The hotel does not accept children under the age of 13 and has more of a grown-up, elegant atmosphere so is best suited to couples looking for a peaceful and beautiful retreat. We have many family-friendly properties in Cape Town so please ask your Scott Dunn consultant for a recommendation.

Location & Directions

Clifton, Cape Town

Located at the end of Nettleton Road high on a hill above the Clifton beaches in Cape Town. The city center is just a 15 minute drive away, and it's perfectly located for exploring the city and surrounding area.

When to go

Cape Town is a 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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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to 21 Nettleton or take a look at our itineraries to Cape Town

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