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Kensington Place

Cape Town, South Africa

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.

Limited availability over Christmas

For stays over Christmas, flights and accommodation in Cape Town get booked up a long time in advance. Book now for Christmas 2019 and benefit from early bird rates and good availability.

At a Glance

  • 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

Culture, Honeymoon

Insider's View

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

Louisa Ross-Taylor

Insider's View

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

Camilla Whitworth

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

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

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

Anna Hearn

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

Anna Hearn

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

Anna Hearn

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Try one of Kensington's unique freshly squeezed juices!

Meg Shepro

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Kensington Place


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.


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.


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 center, 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.


24 hour room service.

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 center of Cape Town. Kensington Place offers spectacular views of Table Mountain and is close to the National Park.

When to go

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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