The Cape Cadogan experience

Cape Cadogan

Cape Town, South Africa

At a Glance

  • Superb location right in the heart of the City Bowl area of Cape Town

  • Ask the friendly staff about all the new local restaurants and must see places in the city

  • Enjoy breakfast in the beautiful courtyard

  • Visit Cape Town's main attractions all within easy reach

  • Head up Table Mountain with a bottle of wine for sunset

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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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Insider's View

Try the Eggs Benedict - they were fantastic!

Retreat to the secluded courtyard which is an oasis of calm after a busy day in the city.

Make the most of the location and get out on foot to explore the surrounding areas of Kloof and Long Street. Great restaurants and bars, quirky galleries and shops, and a safe and relaxed atmosphere.

Cape Cadogan operates a complimentary waterfront shuttle – three times a day there and back

Enjoy a dip in the splash pool in the courtyard when the weather is warm

An intimate, secluded spot just perfect for honeymooners or older families

Enjoy a drink and a selection of canapés in the lounge before getting your transfer down for dinner at the waterfront.

Splash out on the Presidential Suite for a more spacious room with private deck and splash pool

Use the night porter to escort you home from the Kloof Street restaurants in the evening.

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Cape Cadogan or take a look at our itineraries to Cape Town

Description

The Cape Cadogan is a boutique hotel in a beautiful Cape Dutch property in the heart of the City Bowl area of Cape Town. The hotel has a traditional feel with a contemporary twist. The 15 rooms are decorated with a mixture of modern and antique furniture.

The Cape Cadogan is an historic boutique hotel dating from the 19th century and nestled in the heart of Cape Town's City Bowl, on the lower slopes of Table Mountain. The house itself holds an important place in the history and evolution of the city and was 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 15 luxuriously appointed rooms, of which seven are luxury rooms, seven are standard and one is a superior luxury suite. 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, in the winter months a lounge room with fireplace and a library are a more suitable place for relaxing.

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.

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Accommodation

Accommodation comprises 15 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 seven luxury en-suite bedrooms (with outdoor area/ balcony and lounge), seven standard en-suite bedrooms and a superior luxury suite. All rooms are air-conditioned and have Satellite TV, a DVD Player, Wi-Fi, an electronic safe and a personal bar fridge with tea/coffee making facilities.

Childcare

There are no specific child care facilities available at Cape Cadogan. Children over the age of 10 are welcome at Cape Cadogan, for families with children under 10, Cap Cadogan's sister hotel, More Quarters offers family friendly two and three bedroom serviced apartments for children of all ages.

Facilities

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.

Activities

Cape Town’s major attractions are all on the doorstep which include: The city center, V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain cable car and Cape Town International Convention Center 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.

Reviews

4

Anna Coplon (Staff)

Cape Cadogan is ideal for couples looking for a small hotel with basic amenities, personalized service, tranquillity, and a central location for an affordable price. Before you head to dinner for the evening, don't miss the pre-dinner drinks and snacks in the main lobby where you can meet fellow travelers.

4

Sophie Levey (Staff)

Cape Cadogan is a comfortable, central hotel and a fantastic base from which to explore the city. Just a short walk from the buzz of Kloof Street, with its wide array of restaurants, cafes and bars I would certainly recommend the Cape Dutch property to couples wanting to be at the very heart of the action.

5

Sian Frost (Staff)

The Cape Cadogan is a beautiful old Cape Dutch style farmhouse which really has a luxurious boutique feel. It has a lovely shaded courtyard and beautifully appointed common areas where at 6 o'clock delicious canaps and drinks appear before you head on for your evening meal. The breakfast is also delicious with a full foot long piece of honeycomb being the center piece of the continental breakfast, but the cooked to order breakfasts are well worth the short wait.

5

Katie Fewkes (Staff)

Having stayed at the sister-property, More Quarters before, I had a feeling I'd love the Cape Cadogan, and it exceeded expectation. A recent refurbishment has brought a more modern take on the decor, and the hotel has a wonderful sense of style and elegance without being stuffy in any way. The atmosphere is wonderfully relaxing and peaceful, and the staff are superb. I was lucky enough to stay in the suite, fit with its own lounge, private patio area and plungepool - well worth the upgrade if you want a treat, it felt like my own little haven in the city. The location of the Cape Cadogan is by far my favorite in the city - the streets in the surrounding area are buzzing with independent shops, cute cafes and some superb restaurants. An ideal couple's hotel, and a great option for honeymooners too. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.

5

Anna Hearn (Staff)

Tucked away on one of the sloping streets leading to the city bowl, the Cape Cadogan is a little gem of elegance we loved it from the moment we arrived. Huge artworks adorn the walls, and the main house has a charming lounge area with an open log fire a little further on there is a library with a huge selection of maps and books to browse through. We loved the simplicity of Cape Cadogan every room was cream-colored and unfussy, with muted tones and beautifully appointed bathrooms. The little breakfast room has whitewashed floors and walls, and opens onto a small courtyard, meaning you can have breakfast outside when the sun is shining. Its a perfect place for honeymooners and couples wanting to explore Cape Town from a classic yet contemporary base.

4

Louisa Verney (Staff)

Cape Cadogan is such a classy little hotel, right in the middle of the action of Cape Town. With Kloof Street just around the corner, there is always somewhere to go for a swanky cocktail or an authentic bite to eat. Cape Cadogan had such a chic and modern feel to it and with little touches of the antique, the overall result was eclectic and stylish.

What really surprised me was the level of service I received from the staff on reception. They were so eager to help and explain what's on offer in Cape Town to me. This was a great help considering it was my first time to the city.

Cape Cadogan is a fantastic place to base yourself if you are looking to head out during the day and dine out in the evenings. If you're looking for something a bit more relaxing, I would suggest staying somewhere with a few more facilities, but I would definitely stay here again.

Experiences

  • Bay Harbour Market - Hout Bay

    Bay Harbour Market is situated on the water’s edge in an old fish factory in Hout Bay Harbour. The market boasts more than 100 stalls selling a huge variety of local produce from arts and crafts to fashion, jewelry and authentic South African food.

  • Bike and Saddle Cycling Tours

    What better way to experience the varied landscapes of the Cape Peninsula than by bike? Bike and Saddle has six routes ranging from a three hour tour around Cape Town, to a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, there is something to suit everyone.

  • Cable car trip to the peak of Table Mountain

    Table Mountain, at 1086 meters above sea level, forms the impressive backdrop to Cape Town. An impressive natural landmark with a 3km flat plateau at the summit, a cable car trip to the top is the best way to experience its breathtaking views.

  • Cape Peninsula - Family

    This guided day out is perfect for the whole family with treasure hunts in Kirstenbosch Gardens, fishing in Kalk Bay, stand up paddle boarding with penguins and game viewing in the Cape peninsula reserve.

  • Classic Car Hire in Cape Town

    Hire a classic car for the day and cruise the beautiful winding coastal roads of the cape.

  • Dine at Babel

    A trip to the Winelands is not complete without visiting Babylonstoren. A walk through the gardens is a fantastic experience, time your visit to take advantage of Babel's opening times. Lunch here is not to be missed!

  • Dinner at La Colombe

    La Colombe has relocated to the Silvermist Organic Wine Estate at the top of Constantia Nek. Enjoy sweeping views of the Constantia Valley and Hout Bay, and feast on head chef Scot Kirton's creations. Commonly called the best restaurant in Constantia.

  • Dinner at The Greenhouse

    Peter Tempelhoff, executive chef at The Greenhouse, stays on the cutting-edge of South African cuisine with ever-changing seasonal menus, showcasing contemporary cooking techniques and culinary styles.

  • Explore Long Street and Kloof Street

    Explore the City Bowl area of Cape Town along the streets of Long and Kloof. Kloof Street runs downhill from the lower slopes of Table Mountain to merge with Long Street and descend to the Waterfront area.

  • Family Private Cape Adventure

    Explore the Cape with a professional guide and private custom-built Adventure Utility Vehicle fully equipped with surfboards, stand up paddle boards, hiking packs and more for a day that combines adventure and sightseeing!

  • First Thursdays - Cape Town

    On the first Thursday of every month explore the art galleries of Cape Town until late. Museums and cultural attractions open their doors and allow visitors to spend the evening discovering the rich culture of the city.

  • Footsteps and township private tour

    Discover the tumultuous history of South Africa with a guided walking tour around Cape Town, and meet some of the residents, with a chance to learn about how they come together to create a strong community in the city's townships.

  • Full Day Cape Point Tour

    Your driver will collect you and drive you down the West coast of the Cape Peninsula. He will introduce you to the geography and cultural history, culminating at the Cape itself. You will drive back via Boulders Beach to see the penguins.

  • Full Day Cape Town and Table Mountain

    A full-day tour visiting Table Mountain for unforgettable views, returning to the city through the Malay Quarter, and incorporating a two-hour walking tour stopping at many of the city’s most important landmarks.

  • Great White Shark Cage Diving

    Great white shark cage diving is an experience like no other. To get up close to the ocean's number one predator in its natural environment is a humbling experience you will never forget.

  • Great White Shark Diving

    Great white shark cage diving is an experience like no other. To get up close to the ocean's number one predator in its natural environment is a humbling experience you will never forget.

  • Harley Davidson in Cape Town

    Is there a cooler way to explore the Cape and wider South Africa than hiring a Harley-Davidson and winding your way along the coastal roads or through the mountainous Winelands?

  • High Tea at The Mount Nelson

    Afternoon tea at The Mount Nelson hotel is a must do whilst staying in Cape Town. The Mount Nelson Hotel serves tea from 14.30 onwards, book for a vast variety of sandwiches, pastries, and loose-leaf teas.

  • Hike or Climb Table Mountain

    Why not do something a bit different during your stay in Cape Town, get outdoors and experience some of the best climbing and hiking in the world? Take a hike or rock climbing trip up Table Mountain whilst taking in the breathtaking views all around you.

  • Horseriding on Noordhoek Beach

    For a unique day out in Cape Town, take a horseback ride along the five-mile long, picturesque Noordhoek Beach. Noordhoek is the longest beach in Cape Town and has spectacular views of Table Mountain and the Chapman's Peak.

  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

    Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world, and thought by many to be the most beautiful garden in Africa. Don't miss out on a visit to this magical treasure of Cape Town.

  • Paragliding over Cape Town

    For the adrenaline junky, paragliding over Cape Town is the ultimate way to witness incredible views of the city. Take off from Lions Head or Signal Hill and let your instructor do the flying while you sit back and simply take it all in.

  • Penguins at Boulders Beach

    There are few places on earth where you can enjoy an experience quite like this. Get up close to the breeding colony of penguins, share their little sandy beach and even paddle into the sea to swim with them.

  • Private guided Winelands tour - Full Day

    Exploring the Winelands with a private guide comes highly recommended. Not only do you avoid the question of who's driving, but you'll be taken to some hidden gems you'd never find in a guidebook, and the tour can be completely tailored to your interests.

  • Robben Island Trip

    A short ferry ride from the V and A Waterfront in Cape Town is the famous Robben Island, a cultural must-do when staying in Cape Town, this trip gives an insight into South Africa's difficult history, as well as brilliant views across Cape Towns harbor.

  • Seal Island

    Seal Island, is a small island, around 200 meters in length and a 15-minute boat ride from Hout Bay. The island has become a breeding colony for around 6000 Cape Fur Seals and several operators offer daily trips to the island.

  • Shopping on the V&A Waterfront

    The V&A waterfront in Cape Town houses over 226 shops and is an excellent place to visit for evening entertainment, shopping, cafés, and al-fresco dining.

  • The Garden at Babylonstoren

    Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful acres of Babylonstoren's gardens. Team up with the gardeners for a fun and interactive experience.

  • Uthando

    Uthando South Africa is an award winning, international and innovative Non Profit and Fair Trade certified organization which raises funds for community development projects in Cape Town and South Africa.

  • Visit the dramatic Capes

    The stunning cliff scenery surrounding Cape Town is part of the dramatic South African coastline. Visit the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Agulhas for the beautiful views across the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, that meet at the most southern tip of Africa.

  • Walk in the Company's Garden

    Set in the City Bowl area of Cape Town, a walk around the Company's Garden is an introduction to the very origins of the city itself. Originally established in 1647, the Dutch East India Company used this garden to re-supply its ships passing the Cape.

  • Whale watching on the Western Cape

    Southern right whales visit the Western Cape from about June to December every year. These beautiful gentle giants congregate to the shores of Hermanus all the way along the coast line towards Plettenberg Bay.

  • Wine Tasting along the Constantia Wine Route

    South Africa is well known for its exquisite Winelands and Constantia was one of the first wine-producing areas in the western cape, dating back to the 1600s, spend a day visiting the areas famous vineyards as you take in the beautiful scenery.

Vacation Ideas

  • Best of South Africa

    Greater Kruger & Cape Town

    from $5700 pp 8 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach
  • Western Cape in Style

    Cape Town, Hermanus, Winelands

    from $2800 pp 9 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach

Location & 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 vacation. 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.

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