Kensington Place

Cape Town, South Africa

From £1700 per person for 7 nights in low season
From £2600 per person for 7 nights in high season

based on 7 nights inc. flights

per person for 7 nights, based on 2 people sharing a standard room, on a bed and breakfast basis, including private transfers.

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  • Epitome of stylish luxury

  • Billowing white drapes reveal a world of chic relaxation

  • Enjoy your mini-bars stocked with just champagne and water

  • Have a long breakfast on the open air dining deck

  • Walk into Long Street for an evening cocktail and meal

  • Take a dip in the plunge pool or sunbathe on the deck

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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

Make full use of the 24 hour bar, perfect for a nightcap after a great night out in Cape Town.

Treat yourself to some time relaxing on one of their squashy cushions beside the pool.

A quiet and comfortable, but very trendy base from which to explore the many treats Cape Town has to offer.

Try one of Austen’s signature margaritas – made with fresh limes from Kensington Place’s garden!

Join the manager on a photographic tour of Cape Town – just fascinating!

Enjoy a home-made biscotti with your morning cup of coffee!

Try one of Kensington's unique freshly squeezed juices!

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Cape Town's definitive boutique hotel, set on the lower slopes of Table Mountain, successfully combines European style with a dash of African flair and comprises nine individually decorated rooms.

Kensington Place 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 nine stylishly furnished rooms each have their own private terrace and unique features. 24-hour room service caters for your every whim, while a peaceful private garden and secluded pool offer a quiet place to relax.

Facilities in your room include laptop with wireless internet access, ipod docking station, flat screen television and DVD player.

There are numerous restaurants and bars on nearby Kloof Street which are easily accessible by foot. Further afield are the Constantia vineyards, Cape Point Nature Reserve and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

The staff here at Kensington Place will be the first to recommend all the best restaurants to visit during your stay. They are food fanatics and right on trend with what's hot in Cape Town. Suitable activities and excursions are also top of their agenda, to make sure your stay is a memorable one!

Understated luxury, attention to detail and high levels of personal service will be the hallmarks of your stay at Kensington Place. For couples and honeymooners looking for a stylish boutique hotel in the heart of Cape Town, Kensington Place is the perfect option.

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Accommodation is in 7 superior rooms and 1 standard room, all of which have been meticulously designed, exuding a blend of luscious textures and contemporary detail. The rooms have either a twin or King size bed, audio visual facilities including iPod docking, an electric safe, a laptop and Skype phone.

Superior Room

Large king size bed with en-suite bathroom with a shower and a bath, under floor heating for the colder months, a private terrace and air conditioning.

Superior Twin Room

The Superior twin rooms can either be a king bed or converted to a twin room. The room is air conditioned and also has, under floor heating for the colder months, an en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower and your own private terrace.

Standard Room

Cosy, double room with a queen size bed and en-suite bathroom with under floor heating for the colder months and air conditioning for the summer.


There are no specific child care facilities and there is a minimum age of 12 years.


24 hour room service.


DVD and music library, wi-fi internet access, complimentary access to the Virgin Active health club.


There are endless activities to chose from and sights to see in and around Cape Town. The city centre, V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain cable car and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the Constantia wine route, 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. The reception at Kensington Place will be able to help create an itinerary and book some activities.



Sian Frost (Staff)

Kensington Place has been excellently designed with modern rooms with lovely twists such as pebble lined bathrooms which you cant help but touch. They have recently gained a 9th room in the property next door which is very large and has its own kitchenette and still receives all the amenities of the main hotel, although some guests may not want to take the walk to their room as it can feel quite separate.


Anna Hearn (Staff)

We loved Kensington Place from the moment we arrived walking into a beautifully designed lounge with a roaring fire, we sipped Earl Grey tea while Austen, the manager, told us the history of the hotel. This is the perfect spot for couples the ambience is laid-back but the service pin-sharp; nothing is too much trouble. Austen meets every single guest personally, and is happy to design their Cape Town adventure from start to finish, pre-booking the very best restaurants and suggesting a myriad of things to do. With just eight rooms the hotel has an intimate feel each room has incredible views of either Table Mountain or the city, but the gardens which surround Kensington Place give a peaceful and secluded feel.


Mr Philip Sheen (Guest)

CapeTown was the perfect starting point for our honeymoon - we thoroughly enjoyed the city and made the most of the amazing restaurants (all fantastically pre booked by the Kensington Place) and wine.



What you really notice, with the recent blossoming of Cape Towns hotel scene, is that however big and beautiful the humdingers are, however glossy and shiny, none of them will make you feel as connected as this place. Some 30 supremo hotels opened pre-World Cup, but this is the owner-managed spot that will have you sitting at the best table in the citys hotshot restaurant Bizerca Bistro. Its spearheaded by the super-fastidious Chris Weir, a man so exacting of himself and others that his relentless eye cant help but beam in on the edgiest of the inside track. The best art galleries, the best fashion houses, the best markets, the best chefs Chris makes it his business to know them all before they even know themselves. A hop-skip-jump from Kloof Street, with all its funky chair shops, ink artists, dressers of hair and interiors genies, youre already thumb to the pulse. The rooms are little havens, sweet and simple. Staff, including the delightful Sacha the local-girl general manager have all worked here from the beginning. Every day Chris makes the cleaning staff (there are so many of them the hotel simply cant be profitable!) go round with irons to de-crease all the sheets, tablecloths and curtains Chris dont do creases, so thats the end of them.


Louisa Verney (Staff)

For me, Kensington Place just seemed to epitomise cool. The bar is open 24 hours, serving drinks and light snacks until the sun comes up. This is a place for young couples who want to get out and experience the real Cape Town, which is only a short walk away. Before you arrive, Sasha prebooks restaurants for each night of your stay, some well-known and others, hidden local gems that only the locals seem to know about. Each room has its own personal laptop for the duration of your stay meaning that emails can always be reached, but left alone if you'd rather not... There is also an emergency box in all of the rooms, a touch that I really loved. It contains all sorts including paracetamol, for the morning after the night before! The emphasis is on privacy, considering that most of Kensington Place's guests are young couples, they probably have that right. You're not forced to talk to other people, but equally, you can if you wish to! Canaps and cocktails are served every evening before dinner for which transfers can be easily arranged.


  • 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, jewellery 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 metres 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.

  • Dinner reservation at Tokara

    This evening we have booked you a table at Tokara.

    Contact: 0027218852550

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 harbour.

  • 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 organisation 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.

  • Woodstock, Bo-Kaap & Bree for the Foodie

    From artisan coffee and craft beer to traditional food, chocolate and cheese, taste your way around the city as you explore the backstreets and secrets alleys where the locals like to go.

Location & directions

Cape Town, South Africa

Situated on the slopes of Table Mountain, in the leafy Cape Town suburb of Higgovale, Kensington Place is well placed for the city centre of Cape Town. Kensington Place offers spectacular views of Table Mountain and is close to the National Park.

How to get there

11-hours 50-minute British Airways flight from London Heathrow to Cape Town International Airport. The airport is approximately a 25-minute drive from the hotel; transfers can be arrange by Kensington Place, or there are plenty of taxis in and around the airport.

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