Camps Bay Retreat
Camps Bay Retreat must qualify as the most unique property in the area. It is tucked into a Glen at the edge of Camps Bay in a 4 acre estate-cum-nature reserve, commanding wonderful views of the ocean. It borders Table Mountain National Park, and is within walking distance of the Glen Beach, Camps Bay and Clifton beaches.
Camps Bay Retreat is a boutique hotel with a difference. You have a varied choice of accommodation, both in position and style. There is the main Manor House of Earl’s Dyke, and across this from (accessed by a unique bridge) are the Deck House and The Villa.
Guests have a choice of 4 room types: Premier rooms are bright, comfortable and airy, and there are selections of these in all 3 ‘properties’. The Luxury rooms are located in the Deck House, and are all spacious, with a private deck which overlooks the garden and mountains. Superior rooms offer elegant interiors and luxurious bathrooms with views of the ocean or mountains, and are situated in the Deck House and Villa. Suites are situated in the Manor, Deck House and Villa, and boast a lounge in addition to the luxurious bedroom.
All rooms offer a refreshment station with tea/ coffee making facilities, personal bar, Satellite television, air-conditioning / heating, telephone/ laptop facility, DVD player, electronic safe and hairdryer.
The original Manor house, dating back to the early 1900’s, has a grand entrance hall of marble and pillar, and dramatic features such as high ceilings, oversized paintings, a baby grand piano, chandeliers and Turkish rugs. You have the use of two lounges, in which to read and relax.
Dine in the old world splendour of the original manor house, where you can savour the daily menu of gourmet fare, combining fresh ingredients from local markets. Food is paired exquisitely with celebrated wines from the local Winelands.
Although there is much to do in Cape Town and its surrounds, you might choose to spend time at the Retreat, which offers guests a mountain meditation pool, thickets of trees, waterfalls and streams. Enjoy the views stretch across the Atlantic Ocean and along the peaks of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range, from the Deck House and The Villa. Make use of the Estate’s four swimming pools, tennis court, and spa.
Here you can spoil yourself with a choice of massages, treatments and facials. Spend the day luxuriating; relaxing in the sauna and being revitalized with a deep massage.
You might enjoy a gentle Nature Walk, which takes you trough the Glen Forest, to the historical Round House, finishing in the lush Camps Bay Retreat gardens.
Johnny Loco bikes are also available for hire at the reception office. Cruise Camps Bay on one of these, and take in the fresh ocean breezes…..