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The Clarendon Bantry Bay

Cape Town, South Africa

The Clarendon Bantry Bay is a spectacular and luxurious guest house, set on the slopes above this exclusive Cape Town bay, and with great ocean views out to Robben Island. A beautiful setting from which to enjoy a stay in the city.

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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

  • A very exclusive and private option for a stay close to all the city attractions

  • Spend some time relaxing by the pool, in the garden on the ground floor, but still with great sea views

  • Wind-free! 10 minutes to Camps Bay, 10 minutes to the V&A Waterfront, 10 minutes to Table Mountain

  • Spacious, comfortable and contemporary rooms with great views

  • Delicious breakfast, best enjoyed on the terrace at the top of the building

  • Walk in the front door and you'll be stunned by the beautiful sea view that greets you.

Couples, Honeymoon,

Insider's View

The hotel has orchids in every single room – simple but stunning!

Anna Hearn

Insider's View

Enormous suites with high ceilings give the hotel an almost tardis like feel

Anna Hearn

Insider's View

Try the hotel’s home made chocolate cake – utterly delicious!

Anna Hearn

Insider's View

Walk down the jasmine covered walkway towards the pool

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


The Clarendon Bantry Bay is a beautifully designed boutique in a fantastic setting on the slopes above Bantry Bay. The interiors are spacious, light and contemporary, and the views are unbeatable.

For those after an experience with a real sense of privacy and exclusivity, whilst at the same time being centrally located, then this is a great option. There is nothing at all ostentatious or flashy about the property. Instead, The Clarendon exudes style and quality, focus is on calm, cool and un-cluttered interiors where the eye is drawn to the views sweeping out in front of the property, over the Atlantic to Robben Island and beyond.

The staff at The Clarendon are excellent, nothing is too much bother or any trouble. All are up to speed with the latest goings on in the city, whether that be hot restaurants or the latest attractions.


The 11 rooms offer a range of accommodation, from the dramatic Penthouse Suite at the top of the building, to the Standard Room category, which, although do not have the views enjoyed from the Superior Room balconies, do lead out on to a patio with a view of the Ocean below.

All rooms come with the following services and facilities: Free Wi-Fi connectivity, Direct dial telephone, Digital safe, Air-conditioning, fully stocked mini bar, flat screen television, satellite TV channels, king size or twin beds (optional), hair dryers, magnifying mirrors, shaver outlet, robes and guest toiletries, morning newspaper, crib upon request, coffee and tea making facilities, DVD's on request, complimentary afternoon teas and coffees, laundry service, security off street parking, day trips and transfers.


This expansive suite is light and airy, with its own lounge, dining area and cascading windows leading onto a 220 sq. meter terrace. The Penthouse can be taken as a family room with an additional twin or king room attached.

Superior Room

Spacious double rooms which either have a full or partial ocean view.

Superior Suite

Spacious one or two bedroom suites with balconies and striking views. Some of the superior suites have a sitting area, other do not.

Standard Room

Comfortable rooms leading out onto a patio with views of the ocean.


Breakfast is served on the deck, on the high entrance level of the building, but can also be served in the indoor dining room. Lunch can be organized on request. The chef is only too happy to prepare some lunch for you to enjoy in the dining room, on your private balcony or downstairs by the pool in the garden.

Location & Directions

Cape Town, South Africa

The Clarendon Bantry Bay boasts spectacular views over the Atlantic ocean, in Cape Town's elite suburb of Bantry Bay, just 10 minutes from the center and Clifton beaches. Most of Cape Town's prime sightseeing attractions are in close proximity to The Clarendon. Robben Island can be seen from the terraces; the Cape's winelands are approximately thirty minutes away; and South Africa's finest beaches (Clifton and Camps Bay ) are around the corner.

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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