Sea Five Boutique Hotel

Camps Bay, Cape Town

From $1200 per person for 7 nights in low season
From $2000 per person for 7 nights in high season

based on 7 nights

per person for 7 nights, based on 2 people sharing a mountain suite on a bed and breakfast basis, including economy class private transfers.

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At a Glance

  • Every room has been individually styled

  • Perfect for couples

  • Relaxed and informal yet chic and elegant

  • Enjoy breakfast outside by the swimming pool

  • The gracious and charming staff make Sea Five a home away from home

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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 use of your lovely beach bag and kikoys for your trips to the beach or into town.

After a busy morning exploring, spend a lazy afternoon soaking up the sun by the pool. Ask Marco for his advice on what's hot for drinks and dinner in the evening.

After the buzz of Camps Bay escape back to peace and tranquillity at Sea Five

Sea Five is a very peaceful place with a nice sea side vibe. All the colors are sandy and light giving a Cornish lofty feel. The best room is the Penthouse due to the views, and the jacuzzi bath!

Enjoy pre-dinner drinks at the resident bar before wandering down to Codfish for a fabulous seafood dinner

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Sea Five Boutique Hotel

Description

Sea Five is a small boutique hotel situated just 300 meters from the beach in Camps Bay, Cape Town, and has fantastic sea views. Each of the seven suites has been individually decorated in a modern, beach-chic style.

Sea Five is just a walk away from the glamorous Camps Bay, where there are plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from, and it is only a short drive to the center of Cape Town. Every room has been individually styled through the creative collaboration of top South African interior designer, Francois Du Plessis and the Sea Five’s Italian Director Nicolò Pudel. The result is a stunning connection of the Mediterranean and southern African color palette, an eclectic blend of the spaciousness of nature and refined luxury. There’s the harmony of a garden redolent with mandarin, lemon, lavender and rosemary or the sociability of a blue pool and welcoming bar.

Aside from the scenic beauty of Table Mountain and Cape Point, guests can find their way to premier land-based whale watching sites, great white cage diving, profusions of game fish, lobsters, top surfing spots, mountain climbing, the worlds most varied sightings of sea birds, pristine white beaches, signature golf courses, rare floral kingdoms, nature reserves, superb local wines, world class restaurants and shopping, pulsating nightlife, the township phenomenon, charming local cultures, art and music, and hidden gems of comfort, peace and safety all imparting an air of refreshing optimism that is Cape Town.

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Accommodation

Sea Five has just six en-suite bedrooms. There are two smaller Garden Bedrooms with a nice private outdoor area, two Ocean Facing Suites and two slightly larger Mountain Facing Suites. The Penthouse Suite is ideal for families and comprises a master bedroom and smaller second bedroom and has fantastic panoramic views of the sea and Table Mountain and a very smart bathroom.

Facilities

Sea Five has a lovely inviting swimming pool with views out to sea, residents bar, spa treatments by arrangement, undercover parking and tours and transfers can also be arranged.

Activities

There are numerous activities available in and around Cape Town from whale watching to tours of Robben Island, wine tasting and visits to vineyards or golf, water sports or hiking up Table Mountain. The staff at Sea Five have all the relevant local knowledge to help in booking or arranging activities to suit each guest.

Reviews

4

Laura Ponting (Staff)

Sea Five is a beautiful boutique hotel located in the heart of Camp's Bay while still tucked back from the noise and hustle of the main street. At Sea Five you will feel as though you have stepped out of the city into a secluded, luxurious beach town where everything moves a bit slower. However, if you are looking to explore Cape Town proper the major sites are only minutes away via cab or private car hire. Sea Five is a fantastic opportunity for guests to experience the tranquility, luxury, and fine dining of being so close to the water without compromising proximity to the major city sites.

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Eliza Walker (Staff)

Sea Five is a beautiful boutique hotel in one of the most popular areas of Cape Town but completely set back from the noise and bustle provided you with a peaceful haven to return to from exploring the area. I was lucky enough to stay here on my recent visit to Cape Town and found the rooms comfortable and homely and the service exceptional. The design of the hotel is absolutely exquisite, a collaboration of one of South Africa's top interior designers Francois du Plessis and the charming Italian manager Marco. With just 6 bedroom suites and one 2 bedroom penthouse the intimacy of Sea Five cannot be beaten. Indeed you really do not feel as though you are in a hotel and would not be able to tell from the outside either as the only marking is the shell logo with the number 5 on it.

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Anna Hearn (Staff)

Set a little back from the main bustly drag in Camps Bay, Sea Five is reminiscent of a beach house, with a large, airy and light main area leading out to a wonderfully sparkling swimming pool fringed with enormous oversized sofas - just perfect for whiling away the day!

Because the hotel is so small - just five rooms and the staggeringly fabulous Penthouse - the service here feels very personal - we were greeted with smiles all day long, and the manager is always happy to recommend restaurants locally and suggest excursions. A wander down to the main Camps Bay drive is a must - and ask Rose or Marco to book you a table at The Roundhouse - an excellent place to dine - although in Camps Bay the options are numerous!

The rooms at Sea Five have different views - we were in a Mountain Facing suite which was spacious and fairly minimal but with fabulous views of Table Mountain. The Ocean View suites have great views and are slightly smaller than the Mountain Facing suites but are still a really great size.

Sea Five is a great little place to stay if you want to explore Camps Bay - and definitely ask the managers for any tips!

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Sarah Clegg (Staff)

If you're after a home from home less than five minutes walk to Camps Bay beach, then Sea Five is a great option. Sea Five, is not a techy or pretentious property in any way, it is a proper South African beach house made up of large, airy and comfortable rooms with sunlight streaming in through the windows. The house has been beautifully finished with a careful eye for detail and quality that is so important to stay ahead in this incredibly popular and competitive location. There are three categories of room: garden, mountain and ocean view, all with their own positives and selling points, to cap the building is a penthouse stretching the length of the property with fantastic views and decks. I would love to base myself here for a week in the cape summer. You can nip down to any one of the top seafood restaurants on the front, the Codfather and Blues always seem to be neck and neck as the place to be. When you've finished head to the beach or make your way back to Sea Five to chill by the pool before planning the next outing.

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Camilla Whitworth (Guest)

Sea Five - beautiful location, rooms decorated in excellent taste, helpful staff, beautiful city. Breakfast at Sea Five were fantastic.

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Ms Janelle Britt (Guest)

Sea Five in Camps Bay, was excellent, fantastic service and amazing room and view. Camps Bay is also a great spot to be in.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Location & directions

Camps Bay, Cape Town

Outstanding location, just 300 meters from South Africa’s most glamorous beach, Camps Bay. Sea Five Boutique Hotel offers sweeping mountain and ocean views. A ten-minute drive from the V&A Waterfront.

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