The Bay Hotel

Camps Bay, Cape Town

At a Glance

  • Be in the heart of Camps Bay's bars and restaurants

  • Sit by the pool with amazing sea views

  • Head to the beach to watch the surfers

  • Enjoy the sunsets from the hotel

  • No less than four hotel pools with expansive sun decks

  • Be privately pampered with a wide variety of treatments at the spa.

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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

Head down to the bar before dinner, this is the place to be in Camps Bay as the sun sets.

Relax by one of the 4 pools, some of which overlook the ocean.

For energetic guests, the tennis courts next door are free to use

Enjoy cocktails in Sandy B, with its large outside decks facing the sunset

Every room at the bay hotel has an ipod dock for a musical interlude!

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to The Bay Hotel or take a look at our itineraries to Cape Town

Description

The Bay Hotel is located in Camps Bay, overlooking the beautiful Camps Bay beach and all rooms have either a superb view of the sea or of Table Mountain. There are many fantastic bars and restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.

The Bay Hotel, perfectly positioned between the majestic backdrop of the Twelve Apostles and the white sands of Camps Bay Beach, was the first beachfront hotel in Cape Town, a status that it still holds today. The Bay has proven over the years that 5 star elegance and sophistication can be achieved in an informal atmosphere.

Boutique-style personal service combines extremely well with a friendly relaxed charm. Every one of the 72 bedrooms and 6 suites look onto Camps Bay. Most rooms have spacious balconies and all have a private entrance lobby, en-suite bathroom with separate shower, mini bar, tea & coffee making facilities & built-in electronic safes. Rooms are fitted with either twin or king size beds.

The Penthouse is directly sea facing with its own balcony, marble staircase, entrance lobby, separate dining room & lounge, bedroom, dressing room, en-suite bathroom with separate shower and a large oval bath.

There are a number of bars and restaurants within the hotel providing a wide range of refreshments and cuisines.

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Accommodation

Accommodation comprises 78 bedrooms, most rooms have spacious balconies and all have a private entrance lobby, en-suite bathroom with separate shower, mini bar, tea & coffee making facilities & built-in electronic safes. Rooms are fitted with either twin or king size beds.

The Penthouse is directly sea facing with its own balcony, marble staircase, entrance lobby, separate dining room & lounge, bedroom, dressing room, en-suite bathroom with separate shower and a large oval bath – a total of 160 square meters.

Childcare

There are no specific child care facilities available at The Bay Hotel, however the hotel welcomes children of all ages to come and stay.

Facilities

The hotel as a total of four swimming pools - one with direct beach access. For those of you who are in need of some pampering there is no need to look further than the spa with its range of beauty treatments and a hair salon. Guests have a choice of restaurants and there is a great cocktail bar, cigar bar & wine cellar.

The hotel offers 24 hour room service, there is a travel desk & Information Service to assist in arranging activities whilst in Cape Town or onward travel plans. The Bay offers also offers a Foreign Exchange facility, secure parking and secretarial and business services.

Activities

The Bay staff are very friendly, experienced and are at hand to assist you with organising a range of different activities for all guests. Cape Town has a host of options of things to do such as spending time on the numerous sandy beaches, hiking up Table Mountain, embarking on a round of golf or partaking in wine tasting and tours of the many local vineyards.

Reviews

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Eliza Walker (Staff)

Situated right in the center of Camps Bay this is a hotel perfect for those who love to be in the thick of things. During the summer months the promenade is filled with the rich and fabulous and The Bay Hotel provides the perfect place from which to people watch from the comfort of your sun-lounger by one of the four swimming pools. The hotel even provides white Porsche and chauffeurs for hire to ensure you get about in style. Children are only welcome from the age of 8 upwards but these lucky children will be spoiled with their own bathrobes and slippers and well as milk and cookies at bed time and a Nintendo Wii console and games if they don't feel like exploring the area with their parents.

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Anna Hearn (Staff)

With an incredible position overlooking the Camps Bay Beach, the Bay Hotel is the perfect place from which to explore this bustling area of Cape Town with its myriad bars and shops. A stones throw from the beach, the hotel is a large, sprawling white building, built in 1920s style and slightly art deco in style. Inside is lots of pale wood and driftwood, emphasising the seaside inn feel of the whole hotel. The rooms come in a bewildering array of room types, but we loved the sea view suites, which overlook the ocean and are light and airy. The hotel has four swimming pools to enjoy a main pool and three smaller infinity pools, and for weary travelers the spa offers a huge variety of treatments. Its a large hotel, and perhaps not as personal as some of the smaller boutique hotels in the area, but offers a great base, particularly for families, in the heart of Camps Bay.

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

The Bay Hotel is located on Camps Bay's Victoria Road, directly opposite Camps Bay Beach, approximately 25km from Cape Town International Airport. Camps Bay, an opulent residential and vacation spot, nestled between the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range and a beautiful palm-fringed beach, is Cape Town’s jet-setting capital.

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