With just four decadent suites overlooking Cape Town’s sparkling Atlantic coastline, 21 Nettleton is an exclusive and luxurious hotel hideaway perched on the slopes of Lion’s Head peak. From its multiple storeys and generous balconies, you can enjoy panoramic views of the ocean, the Twelve Apostles mountain range, and the affluent Clifton neighbourhood – with its four beautiful beached - below. The hotel boasts the area’s largest private gardens and its manicured lawns invite you outside to soak up the warm African sun, or take a dip in the swimming pool.

While elegant grounds and beautiful views promise a tranquil stay, the opulent Italian-inspired interiors with high ceilings, a grand triple-volume staircase, and antique collectibles offer a romantic and captivating atmosphere. The crème de la crème for dreamy getaways and honeymoons is the Presidential Suite: set on the top floor, the spacious penthouse includes two large terraces with spectacular views, lavish living areas, two en suite bathrooms and a steam room.


  • Tranquil garden setting in Clifton
  • Mountain & ocean views
  • Exclusive accommodation & discreet service
  • Opulent décor & private art collection
  • Easy travelling distance to top attractions

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On the picture-perfect green lawns, comfortable sun loungers and seating areas are strategically positioned in secluded spots to offer privacy and maximise the panoramic views. A uniquely shaped pool cuts through dense foliage and rock for a natural swimming experience on the slopes of the mountainside. Inside, sumptuous furnishings adorn the reception hall, dining room and lounge areas with antiques and art from Europe, China, India and South Africa. For the musically inclined, there are two grand pianos – one Bösendorfer and one Steinway & Sons.  

General Facilities

    Communal swimming pool
    Secure parking
    Wi-fi available
    Sauna & steam room
    Air conditioning
    Laundry service
    Shuttle service


Marvel at the sunset over drinks and canapés in the evening, and start the day with breakfast on the terrace with views of Cape Town’s magnificent mountain peaks. Eating out is a breeze with fine-dining venues, seafood restaurants and trendy nightspots located just a short drive away in Camps Bay. 

Lions Head Suite

The Lion’s Head Suite is a comfortable and intimate space with views of Lion’s Head Nature Reserve and side sea views from the bathroom. All four of the hotel’s suites feature underfloor heating, air conditioning, fibre-optic Internet access, and a full en suite bathroom with a bathtub and shower. 

Other Rooms

The Queen Suite is delicate and charming with a soft colour palette and a romantic Victorian bathtub in the bedroom. Its large terrace enjoys views of the ocean and Twelve Apostles mountain range. A spacious and sophisticated King Suite shares a lounge area with the Queen Suite and has an open en suite bathroom as well as spectacular sea views. For complete luxury and privacy, the Presidential Suite is equipped with 360-degree views, two balconies, sumptuous living areas, two en suite bathrooms and a steam room. 

Lions Head Suite AMENITIES


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  • Hiking
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017 $385 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018 $395 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018 $385 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018 $370 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018 $385 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $395 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. King Suite,Presidential Penthouse,Emperor Suite,Queen Suite,Steinway Suite,Exclusive Use Villa Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Natasha Wilmot

Natasha Wilmot

Africa Safari Expert

"Situated on the mountainside in the Cape Town suburb of Clifton, is the elegant mansion, 21 Nettleton. A mixture of Italian opulence and African colonialism. This luxurious villa can accommodate up to 8 guests in three suites and a penthouse. The expansive accommodation offers both breath taking mountain and sea views while one is surrounded by private and tranquil gardens."



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