Camps Bay Retreat

Camps Bay Retreat 5 Star Boutique Hotel is a sanctuary for the soul, set on four acres of lush green nature reserve. With a mountain meditation pool, thickets of trees, waterfalls and streams, it is a peaceful paradise, where meditative moments are waiting to be had.

Views stretch across the ever-changing Atlantic Ocean and along the peaks of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range, from the Deck House and The Villa. The estate has features such as four swimming pools, a tennis court, a spa and a fine dining restaurant.

Dine in the old world splendour of the original manor house, where The Retreat Kitchen’s executive chef creates a daily menu of gourmet fare, combining a symphony of fresh ingredients from local markets. Food is paired exquisitely with celebrated wines from the region, best experienced as part of a candlelit three course affair!

Spoil yourself with a choice of massages, treatments and facials at the spa. Spend the day luxuriating in the spa, relaxing in the sauna and being revitalized with a deep massage.

A refuge for the body and a haven for the mind, you’ll unravel and surrender to the tranquility.

You have a choice of accommodation options from the elegant Earls Dyke Manor, the contemporary Deck House or The Villa. Elegant, yet opulent, and superbly comfortable. The Manor is a place to sink into and savour, or opt for the natural beauty that surrounds Deck House and The Villa, where trees and mountains give you a perfect excuse to indulge yourself for longer.

The moment you arrive at Camps Bay Retreat, you’ll be entranced by the charm of the original Manor House that gives the estate its olden day charm. A grand entrance hall of marble and pillars welcomes you and invites your eyes to trail over its careful detailing. With dramatic features such as high ceilings, oversized paintings, a baby grand piano, chandeliers and Turkish rugs, the manor’s interior instantly transports one to a previous era. A log fire is always burning in the cooler months and the entrance hall flows effortlessly out onto the terrace and the gardens.

There are two lounges leading off the entrance hall, The Lounge is more suited to a quiet read and could be referred to as a sun room, and The Library, with its selections of DVD’s, books and cigars, is more of an entertainment lounge. Both have large armchairs, couches and fireplaces and offer guests the welcoming atmosphere of an old world family estate.

The dining room also leads off the entrance hall, and is where breakfast, lunches and dinners are served, mainly in winter, where a warm log fire keeps the cold from creeping in. The terrace is where most of our guests like to take their meals in summers. Nowhere in Cape Town could rival the mid summer nights romance hanging thick in the air over a candlelit dinner. Views are truly magical, with the ocean peeking through a frame of branches from the acres of trees reaching down to the bottom of the estate. Guests staying in the Manor House need only to walk upstairs to find their rooms and will surely be enraptured by their charming interiors.

This beautiful estate is Camps Bay’s best kept secret; hidden in the crook of a glen, sheltered by trees and blessed with a desirable climate, making it a natural paradise.