Cape Town, South Africa

Cape View Clifton

Rates per night from$605.57

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (ZAR8,695.65), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Urban beach house

Setting

Cliffside Clifton Beaches

A supremely stylish cliffside hideout above Cape Town's best beaches, with superlative ocean and mountain views of the Atlantic and the Twelve Apostles? Yes, yes and yes: Cape View Clifton in one of the city's most exclusive coastal stretches is one of our favourite South African stays. Like what you see? Stay here while on one of our South African adventures

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Facilities

Photos Cape View Clifton facilities

Need to know

Rooms

Seven, including five suites.

Check–Out

11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $605.57 (ZAR8,696), excluding tax at 15 per cent.

More details

Rates usually include continental or cooked breakfast.

At the hotel

Full concierge service, free WiFi. In rooms: television, DVD player, iPod dock, WiFi, desk, air-conditioning, minibar, free bottled water and tea- and coffee-making facilities, hair dryer, international adaptor.

Our favourite rooms

Go for a Deluxe Suite for the larger living area; other than that, all rooms are spacious, light and pleasingly airy.

Poolside

Dive into the outdoor pool… or just lounge on the sun deck and take in the sea and mountain views.

Spa

There’s no spa on-site, but in-room treatments can be arranged on request.

Packing tips

Save space in your suitcase by leaving your beach bag or wellies – depending on the season – at home. Guests will find the hotel’s own awaiting on arrival.

Also

The hotel isn’t wheelchair accessible.

Children

Over-12s only.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Book a room with a deck, and you can start each day with a sea-view breakfast.

Hotel restaurant

There’s no restaurant, but all of Cape Town’s culinary delights await… Both cooked and Continental breakfast are served each morning.

Hotel bar

Serve yourselves at the honesty bar – the selection of local wines and beers is particularly good.

Location

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Address
Cape View Clifton
232 Kloof Road, Clifton
Cape Town
8005
South Africa

Planes

Touch down at Cape Town International Airport, a 20-minute drive from the hotel (taxis are readily available, or Cape View can arrange more luxurious transport).

Automobiles

Clifton’s right in the middle of Cape Town’s coast. If you’re road tripping your way around South Africa's coastline, you can park your car just over the road from the hotel.

Worth getting out of bed for

Your first stop when planning your Cape Town adventures will be the front desk: the hotel’s local-expert staff will be thrilled to share their city’s secrets with you. If you’re in town to shop, check out some local designers: Missibaba, Kirsten Goss, Skinny Laminx and Cecile & Boyd are all on Cape View’s hit list of top shops. And when you’ve worked up an appetite, do lunch: Suprette, Weinhaus & Biergarten, Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants and The Chef's Warehouse are all recommended hot spots. And for the best dinners in Cape Town, try The Pot Luck Club, The Test Kitchen, Aubergine, Manna Epicure, Carne, 95 Keerom, Il Leone, Societi Bistro, The Grand Beach Cafe, The Round House or Black Sheep.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this beachside hotel in Cape Town and unpacked their binoculars, a full account of their luxury city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick postcard from Cape View Clifton in South Africa…

When we say that Cape Town beaches get windy, we mean windy. But the Clifton beaches, in the shadow of Table Mountain, are almost supernaturally sheltered: when Camps Bay is being sandblasted by the southeaster wind, you'll be smug in sheltered Clifton. Throw in first-class service, top-notch style and a serve-yourself honesty bar, and Cape View Clifton is your ideal boutique hotel home-from-home. 

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Cape View Clifton’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The view from the pool, the breakfast, afternoon cake and the location.

Don’t expect

Our room (Junior Suite) was large and comfortable but not very bright or secluded.

Rating

Stayed on 13 Feb 2018

We loved

We loved everything about this hotel, we stayed in the deluxe studio and couldn't get over the size, it was like a home from home. We had a very large balcony overlooking the sea with the 12 Apostles in the background. The staff were wonderful, very friendly and couldn't do enough for you. I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone. We would love to come back one day.

Don’t expect

Dont expect a restaurant but they will happily arrange a meal for you if you dont want to leave the hotel.

Rating

Stayed on 11 Jan 2018

We loved

Everything! But in particular the stunning views and the wonderful breakfasts made by the team. The house felt like our own for the time we were there.

Don’t expect

To be able to enjoy the big bath – there is a drought in SA and the plugs have been removed.

Rating

Stayed on 7 Oct 2017

We loved

The rooms here are beautiful and large. The staff are amazing.

Rating

Stayed on 12 Aug 2017

We loved

Relaxed home from home comfort. Spacious room and balcony with a gorgeous bathroom. Fabulous views. Delicious breakfasts overlooking the bay. Friendly and helpful managers to advise and book some excellent restaurants. Could not ask for more! Up to Smiths unusual superlative standards. Dine at Villa 47 The Restaurant – a must.

Rating

Stayed on 31 Jan 2017