Cape View Clifton
Cape Town, South Africa
At a Glance
All suites are sea facing to catch the best views in Cape Town
Take advantage of the experienced concierge service to soak up all Cape Town has on offer
Enjoy a delicious cooked or continental breakfast on the stunning pool deck, setting you up for a day of exploring
The great staff make you feel like you're being welcomed as an old friend into a family home
Close by, Camps Bay has a great mix of shops, sidewalk cafes, bars and restaurants to enjoy
Perfect in every way with a spectacular setting and stylish decor
Best time to Visit
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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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Cape View Clifton offers a dream-home away from home in the heart of this popular coastal suburb. Dramatic coastal views, and just a stone's throw from Bantry Bay and Camps Bay, Cape View is a great option for a stay in Cape Town.
The views from Cape View Clifton are unmatched and can be appreciated from all of the bedrooms and main areas. The sweeping Clifton beach below is capped by the magnificent 12 Apostles beyond. Lions Head, Signal Hill and Table Mountain tower above and behind the property. The location is also perfectly placed for taking advantage of many of the great restaurants and bars of nearby Camps Bay.
The building started life as a split block of self catered apartments and has been transformed by its current owners in to a stylish new luxury guest house in this popular coastal location.
Cape View Clifton offers just five luxurious double rooms and two self catered apartments - one two-bedroom and one three-bedroom. All suites are individually designed to optimize the views, best enjoyed from the private balconies, and to provide the highest level of comfort for guests. All suites are decorated to enable maximum enjoyment of a mix of bedroom and living space.
Both self-catered apartments benefit from their own private patio and sundeck areas with ample space for enjoying the Cape climate.
Experienced and knowledgeable management and concierge services are up to speed with the latest on offer in the city and will be the first to give their recommendations.
For the ultimate in home away from home experience, the whole of Cape View Clifton is available for rent on an exclusive-use basis, enabling visitors to enjoy the privacy of your own Cape home with all the exceptional services provided as standard by the Cape View team.
There are four deluxe suites here, each individually designed and all sea-facing, with balconies to take in the superb views. Beds are king sized and you'll find crisp white linens and fluffy towels, as well as blankets for the cooler months. There is one junior suite, which is larger in size and a more private balcony. The remaining rooms are two and three bedroom suites, ideal for families or small groups. Each have a separate lounge/dining area, private sun terrace/patio area, well equipped kitchen as well as lots of luxurious touches to make your stay comfortable.
All rooms are air conditioned and all offer a safe, TV, WiFi internet, iPod docking station, tea and coffee making facilities, a hair dryer and beach bag and towels for trips down to the sea.
The two Junior Suites have their own private balconies which offer fantastic sea views. A neutral palette gives the rooms a contemporary feel, while providing ample space for two.
There are three Deluxe Suites at Cape View Clifton, each of which offers fantastic sea views from its private balcony. There is a large living space, and the bathroom provides a shower and free-standing bathtub.
The Two-bedroom Suite at Cape View Clifton measures 68 sqm, with two bathrooms and a kitchenette which is ideal for self-catering options. Outside a sundeck provides the perfect place to relax.
Measuring 124 sqm, the Three-bedroom Suite offers plenty of space for six guests. All bedrooms are en-suite, and there is a well-equipped kitchen for self-catering. Outside there is a sun deck.
|Deluxe Studio Apartment||
Large and contemporary, the Deluxe Studio Apartment sleeps two and is linked to Cape View Clifton by a bridge. There is a galley kitchen with a living and dining area, and floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains. Outside there is a private plunge pool.
Connected to Cape View Clifton by a bridge, the Deluxe Apartment sleeps two and is the perfect home away from home, complete with an apartment host. The bedroom has an en-suite bathroom complete with shower and free-standing bathtub. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer fantastic sea views, and outside there is a deck with outdoor seating and dining areas as well as a private plunge pool. Inside, there is an open-plan kitchen with comfortable living and dining area.
The Owner's Apartment is a contemporary space sleeping four guests, offering unparalleled views of the Clifton beaches, Atlantic Ocean and Twelve Apostles mountains. The master bedroom has a walk-in dressing room and en-suite bathroom, while the second bedroom features an en-suite complete with shower. Outside there are two decks, with outdoor seating, a landscaped terrace garden and private plunge pool.
Cape View Clifton also benefits from 24-Hour security, a guest computer and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property. Transfers throughout the city can easily be arranged.
There is a lovely swimming pool area, with terrace overlooking the ocean, a comfortable lounge and a small gym if you've overindulged in some of Cape Town's many superb restaurants. WiFi internet is complimentary, too.
Sophie Levey (Staff)
Cape View Clifton is one of my favorite hotels in Cape Town, with some of the best views this incredible city has to offer! There is a real home-from-home feel, with incredibly friendly staff and an honesty bar in the main area. The hotel is located just a short drive from Camps Bay and the Clifton beaches and, in my opinion, it's well worth being that little bit further out in order to wake up to the ocean below!
Louisa Ross-Taylor (Staff)
Cape View Clifton is a wonderful and stylish small boutique hotel located with the most fabulous views over Glenn Beach, Camps Bay and then the Twelve Apostles beyond. It is a wonderful place to base yourself to explore Cape Town as you are within easy reach of everything and you are spoiled for choice with the many fantastic options to eat out at locally.
However I would add that the views are so wonderful definitely make sure you have some down time so you can relax on one of the sun lounges on the hotels deck and soak up the views and take a dip in the pool and watch the sun go down. We both felt at home in an instant at Cape View Clifton and found ourselves questioning if we really did want to go home!
Amber Hopkins (Staff)
Wow! Even upon the approach to Cape View Clifton you know you're going to be staying somewhere extremely special, as you're surrounded by exquisite contemporary homes perched on a hillside, overlooking the white sands and crystal waters of Clifton's beaches and Camps Bay. Upon arrival you're greeted by the most delightful and helpful staff, and then you get THE view - absolutely breathtaking. This boutique property feels like you've arrived at your dream beach house, with stunning interior decor in soft shades of grey with white, a spacious deck with swimming pool which makes for the ideal sun downer spot in evenings, and freshly baked complimentary cakes each day are far too good to resist! It's ideally situated just 10 minutes by taxi into the city for evening meals or days of exploring, as well as to head out to the Constantia Winelands or scenic Chapman's Peak drive to the Cape Peninsula. Certainly a very special and memorable property I'd certainly be happy to return to again and again!
Every now and then you find a hotel that is so perfect, that does the whole 'hotel' thing so bloody well, that it sort of spoils all the others. Cape View is one of those. It's the consummate boutique hotel. It can do no wrong. From its views - high up above the white sands of Clifton Beach, with soul-stirring panoramas of the Twelve Apostles and the glittering Atlantic - to its rooms: bright, airy, white and grey and dove-wing silver and GORGEOUS, with cloud-like beds and massive bathrooms and balconies and more of those views. And its wide, wide terrace with pool, loungers and an honesty bar that has a dozen varieties of wine and the best darn lemon yogurt cake you've ever tasted. And its delightful GM, Tessa Ellis-Brown, who insists you treat the place as your own (and everyone does), and the delightful cook, who whips up a cheese and ham omelette to end all omelettes. It is charming, it is breathtaking and we wish we lived there, all the time. Other hotels: take note.
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The suites at Cape View Clifton include one sea-facing room on each floor in a converted private home right above Clifton Beach. They're the perfect summertime Cape Town lodging, with wide covered patios, sitting areas next to the glass doors that open out to the Atlantic, white-on-white bathrooms, and big walk-in closets. There is tons of natural light, and it's quiet and scenic.
Eliza Walker (Staff)
Cape View Clifton is a boutique hotel of unsurpassed luxury. As you relax gazing out at the ocean views you will honestly never want to leave. Each of the bedrooms and all the main areas are tastefully and thoughtfully decorated to an exceptionally high standard. The staff know about all the latest hot spots and will be able to point you in the right direction whether fine dining, nightlife, culture or activities are what you are looking for. Guests repeatedly come away from this gem vowing that they need to redecorate their own homes and model them on Cape View Clifton, it is the dream home away from home.
Anna Hearn (Staff)
We had no idea what delights awaited us when we parked outside the admittedly unprepossessing outside of the Cape View Clifton but what an amazing treat was in store for us! Situated on an almost sheer cliff (we spent ages wondering how on earth it had been built), the CVC oozes contemporary chic style. On the lowest floor that we visited (there are seven floors in all) is the pool and deck area, overlooking a sensational view of the ocean inside are comfortable squishy sofas and a large kitchen come dining room where delicious and tempting titbits are displayed just waiting for guests to tuck in. The rooms are classic and beautiful, decorated in soothing shades of grey and each with its own private balcony here its all about the view! Perfect for honeymooners and couples traveling the cvc does not allow children its very much an adults only place and we highly recommend it.
Dominic Atterton (Staff)
For me the Cape View Clifton has the best views in Cape Town. Each of its suites looks out over the huge crashing breakers of the Atlantic and along the coast to the Twelve Apostles. The suites make the most of their views with large windows filling the white walled interiors with light. There is a really great sized pool on the main deck of the property, again the views are stunning and it was here that we ate our breakfast. Breakfast itself should also get a mention, fresh juices, cereals, homemade yogurt and passion fruit compote. Then you have the lovely Celeste every morning on hand to make whatever you want should you feel like something warm.
Every member of staff was incredibly warm and helpful, it really felt like you were part of the family and encouraged to completely relax during your stay. Theyre was also a genuine interest in making sure we made the most of our time in Cape Town and had the most enjoyable time possible.
While the propertys location is fantastic for accessing the various parts of Cape Town within a very short drive it would be a long walk to the nearest restaurants and bars should you wish to avoid driving.
Sarah Clegg (Staff)
Cape View is set high above Clifton Bay offering incredible views down to Clifton, Camps Bay and the whole way along the 12 Apostles mountain range. From the deck you can look back up to Lion's Head towering above, and see up to the corner of Table Mountain. Cape View is in an excellent location, less than 10 minutes drive to the busy City Bowl area and Kloof Street, or, in the other direction 5 minutes to Camps Bay. Each room takes in the view from the outside decks.
The interiors of the property are light and finished to the highest standard. Comfortable beds, big baths, wifi throughout and all with great views from the balconies.
The owner lives on site and is on hand, along with the managers to offer great advice on activities throughout the Cape and to secure restaurant bookings at the hot spots to eat in the city.
Breakfast is either in the bright breakfast/lounge area or on the pool deck, I had a delicious smoked salmon and scrambled egg croissant out on the pool deck, and the staff are friendly and helpful.
The gym, on the top floor of the building, must have the best views of any in Cape Town.
Mrs Karen Hooper (Guest)
Cape View Clifton had fantastic rooms and the service and friendliness of the staff could not be faulted.
Bay Harbour Market - Hout Bay
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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
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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.
Dinner at La Colombe
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Dinner at The Greenhouse
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Explore Long Street and Kloof Street
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Family Private Cape Adventure
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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.
Great White Shark Cage Diving
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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
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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
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Paragliding over Cape Town
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Penguins at Boulders Beach
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Robben Island Trip
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Shopping on the V&A Waterfront
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The Garden at Babylonstoren
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Visit the dramatic Capes
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Walk in the Company's Garden
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Whale watching on the Western Cape
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Wine Tasting along the Constantia Wine Route
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Location & directions
Cape Town, South Africa
Located on 232 Kloof Road in the popular Cape Town coastal suburb of Clifton. Cape View Clifton is neighbor to some of the most valuable real estate in South Africa and enjoys superb views over Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles.
How to get there
It is an 11-hour direct flight from London to Cape Town followed by an easy 30-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport.