Manna Bay

Cape Town, South Africa

Manna Bay is a chic boutique hotel located at the foot of Table Mountain overlooking Cape Town from its hillside position. Within easy reach of the city's best shops, bars and restaurants, this is a designer retreat ideal for couples and honeymooners.

At a Glance

  • Luxurious boutique hotel with eight individually styled rooms

  • Direct access from the gardens to Table Mountain National Park

  • Stunning views of Table Mountain and the city from its hillside position

  • Superb amenities including 24 hr butler service, free GPS for self-drivers, complimentary dinner transfers and a beautiful high tea each day

  • Top levels of service - 20 staff looking after 16 guests to ensure every whim is attended to

Couples, Food & wine, Honeymoon

Insider's View

Mitch, the GM at Manna Bay, is brilliant and can help get you in to the cities hottest restaurants.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

The views from Manna Bay are stunning, enjoy a cup of tea or glass of local wine whilst overlooking Cape Town.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Manna Bay work with a brilliant massage company who will do in-room massages.

Scott Dunn team

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Manna Bay occupies a prime spot in Cape Town, with a gate leading directly from the garden into Table Mountain National Park, and enviable views across the mountain and city. This is a modern, boutique hotel with just eight stunning suites, each individual in its style and design. You can expect exceptional levels of service from the experienced team here, with little extras such as a butler at your beck and call, complimentary transfers to restaurants in the evenings and a pre-paid South African mobile phone with local sim card for use during your stay. The walls are adorned with local pieces of art, with bright colors and stylish touches throughout.

Dining is very much part of the experience here, with a top chef producing sumptuous breakfast treats each day and an impressive high tea each afternoon for guests. Enjoy a cocktail at sunset on the rooftop bar, or a cool drink beside the swimming pool if you're weary from your time out exploring the Mother City. There is complimentary WiFi throughout, a lounge with TV and a dayroom for early arrivals or late departures. If you have hired a car, you'll benefit from a complimentary GPS unit to use during your stay, and secure indoor parking.

Each room and suite has a personality of its own, from the minimalist tones of the Black & White room, the cherry blossom wallpaper of the Oriental room, and the flamboyant decor of the Versailles suite. Some rooms have private balconies or courtyard gardens, others have roll top bathtubs. All are well equipped with all of the mod con's you'd expect, from air conditioning to plush bedding and stunning views.

Manna Bay is in the Oranjezicht district of the city, at the top of a steep hill. It's just five minutes by taxi or transfer to the hip shops, restaurants and bars of Bree and Kloof streets, and another few minutes along to the V&A Waterfront.


There are eight rooms at Manna Bay, seven luxury rooms and one suite. The Explorer room enjoys stunning floor to ceiling windows to take in the views of Signal Hill, the city and ocean, and the decor reflects the pioneering explorers of times gone by. The Black & White room is the most contemporary of the rooms, with a private balcony and minimalist furnishings. The Oriental room is located right under Table Mountain with a private balcony overlooking the koi pond. The Persian room contrasts chocolate walls and crisp white linens, with shutters overlooking the pool and Table Mountain. The Orchid room has eponymous floral furnishings and art prints, and is situated on the upper level, with large sliding doors leading onto a wooden balcony with outdoor sofas and mountain views. Pom Pom has a private courtyard garden with its own plunge pool and its garden is frequented by a local porcupine! The Flamingo room has a beautiful free-standing bathtub and a balcony overlooking the mountain. Last but by no means least, the Versailles suite is the premier suite at the hotel, with opulent furnishings, a four poster mirror bed, and flamboyant printed wallpaper, a private sitting room and dressing room and spacious outdoors terrace with four poster daybed.


Children aged 12 years and older are welcome at the hotel and the Black & White room and Orchid room can be sold as a two-bedroom family suite. Family groups also have the option of booking the entire property on an exclusive use basis, a superb option for a special occasion.


24 hour butler service, complimentary WiFi internet, indoor secure parking, GPS navigation device, pre-paid South African mobile phone with local sim card, high tea, lounge with TV, DSTV and multi-media center, fully equipped gym and swimming pool, outdoor rooftop bar, laundry service daily and complimentary dinner transfers.

Location & Directions

Cape Town, South Africa

Located at the foot of Table Mountain in the beautiful Oranjezicht district. Manna Bay is just a five minute drive into central Cape Town and 20 - 30 minutes from the airport (depending on traffic).

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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