Tintswalo Atlantic has a stunning ocean setting
Just off the scenic Chapmans Peak Drive
Romantic beach retreat
Luxurious ocean suites all individually decorated
Great personal hospitality and service
Blissful seclusion in the most romantic setting imaginable
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.
Head up Table Mountain for the best views of the city.
Head up Table Mountain for the best views of the city.
Fabulous sea views from the deck
Fabulous sea views from the deck
A gorgeous boutique property located just outside Cape Town at the base of Chapman's Peak, with stunning views over the small fishing town of Hout Bay. Each of the 11 individually-decorated suites has a view of the ocean and Sentinel Hill across the bay.
Tintswalo Atlantic is the newest addition to the Tintswalo Collection and is perfect for those wanting to stay in a peaceful location close to the heart of Cape Town. The hotel cannot even be seen from the road above and it is set right on the water's edge.
Tintswalo take great pride in their kitchen - guests are invited to watch the chefs, should they wish, and even have a personalised cooking class. There is also a small wine cellar. Breakfast and afternoon tea are included and á la carte lunches and dinners are also available. In addition, there are numerous world-class restaurants in Cape Town and the surrounding area.
The sights of Cape Town are easily accessible, as is the sweeping Noordhook Beach which is perfect for an early morning or sunset walk. A massage therapist can be arranged for private treatments in your room and the surrounding mountain reserve has numerous walks and pathways to explore.
Every suite has an extra length double or twin bed, en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and small private deck. Each room is individually decorated to reflect the colours and influences of a different island around the world. The Presidential Suite has two bedrooms and is ideal for two couples travelling together.
A courtesy vehicle is available to transport guests to local restaurants in and around Hout Bay as well as into Cape Town and the V&A Waterfront.
Accommodation comprises 10 Island Suites and one Presidential Suite. Each room has its own unique view of the ocean and the majestic Sentinel across the bay. The suites offer supreme comfort and privacy, and whale watching is an effortless activity at certain times of the year. Spacious en-suite bathrooms, all with his and her basins, as well as showers also enjoy an uninterrupted marine view.
Facilities include a lounge, bar, small wine cellar, dining room and interactive kitchen. The common element shared by all are the breathtaking views of the sea and mountains. From the long wooden deck with its heated Jacuzzi pool and comfortable loungers, one has a feeling of being suspended over the ocean.
Activities around the lodge include various treatments at the Spa, whale watching at certain times of year and the surrounding mountain reserve has a multitude of paths and walkways for visitors to enjoy. Guests may also wander along the pebbled beach (the nearest sandy beach is in Hout Bay). The hotel offers a shuttle service to local restaurants, Cape Town and the V&A Waterfront.
When you are instructed to leave your car at the top of the hill/cliff as you will be driven down to the lodge you might wonder where on earth you are being taken. That was my thought as we set of down the steep and winding cliff road to Tintswalo Atlantic. When we reached the bottom we realised that maybe this is done in an effort to keep this serene place secret from prying eyes. Completely secret and private this beautiful lodge is right on the waters edge with no other buildings near to disturb it. A prime spot for proposals and couples wanting to get away for a little romance, you would never know that this gorgeous boutique property existed if you had not been told. Each of the cleverly decorated bedrooms takes it's name and decor inspiration from an island somewhere in the world. They all look out onto the sea and have their own private terraces and are linked to the main lodge by little wooden walkways. The pool is set slightly further away from the lodge to give people privacy from diners at the restaurant, and wherever you are in this romantic property you will hear the sea lapping against the rocks. For total peace and seclusion this is definitely the place to visit. A very magical spot!
Perched on stilts between ancient milkwood trees, the ten wood-and-glass suites and two-bedroom presidential suite are so close to the pounding waves that it's possible to toss pebbles into the rock pools from your private deck. Each room is inspired by an island around the world; yet given the breathtaking views, themed rooms seem like an unnecessary distraction. Beds are vast, and sea-view tubs and huge showers provide an illusion of spaciousness. Although there isn't a pool big enough to swim in or a private beach directly below the lodge, guests will enjoy whale watching, romantic dinners, and outdoor massages. If you tire of that, a complimentary car service can whisk you to Cape Town.
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, jewellery and authentic South African food.
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.
Table Mountain, at 1086 metres 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.
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.
Hire a classic car for the day and cruise the beautiful winding coastal roads of the cape.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 harbour.
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.
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.
Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful acres of Babylonstoren's gardens. Team up with the gardeners for a fun and interactive experience.
Uthando South Africa is an award winning, international and innovative Non Profit and Fair Trade certified organisation which raises funds for community development projects in Cape Town and South Africa.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tintswalo Atlantic has an exceptional location in Cape Town, on the water's edge just off Chapman's Peak drive. It looks out over Hout Bay towards the towering peak of The Sentinel. Nestled unobtrusively between the Atlantic Ocean and the slopes of the Cape Mountain Fynbos Reserve.
11-hours 50-minute British Airways flight from London Heathrow to Cape Town International Airport. The airport is located approximately 1-hour from Tintswalo Atlantic. Taxis are readily available at both ends of the journey.
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