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The Cape Grace is located at Cape Town's vibrant and bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Built on one of the old quays, this red-brick building with its simple and demur exterior has become something of a local landmark. The hotel’s décor is an innovative blend of historic and contemporary, mixing custom-made metal, glass and leather pieces with hand-painted fabrics and museum-quality antiques to create a look that is entirely its own.

Being at the heart of the V&A Waterfront and close to the city centre, The Cape Grace is in a prime position for those wanting to explore Cape Town. Elegant and luxurious, the hotel is ideal for those seeking fine Cape Town accommodation but The Cape Grace is also a great choice for families: children are greeted with a Cape Grace welcome pack and special bedtime story sessions are offered in the library.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Travel and Leisure World Service Awards 500 - The World's Best Hotels 2011
  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 - Top 25 Hotels in Africa - Number 18
  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 - Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Africa - Number 2
  •  Conde' Nast Traveler Gold List 2012 - South Africa Hotels & Resorts - Readers Choice Rating
  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2013 - Top 25 Hotels in the World - Number 2
  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2013 - Top 25 Hotels in Africa - Number 1
  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2013 - Top 25 Hotels in South Africa - Number 1
  •  Conde' Nast Traveler - Readers' Travel Awards 2013 – The Middle East, Africa & the Indian Ocean category - Ranked 7th


  • Set at the heart of the V&A Waterfront
  • Walking distance to a multitude of shops & restaurants 
  • Elegant understated luxury
  • Multi-award winning and a regular feature on Conde Naste's Gold Lists of best hotels
  • Impeccable service & fine dining
  • The Bascule Bar stocks the largest collection of whiskeys in the Southern hemisphere

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The gracious Cape Grace has many quiet corners and refined venues such as the Library or Bascule Bar to relax in and enjoy the views of the marina, harbour or Table Mountain.

There is a fitness studio, adjacent to the spa, on the top floor of the hotel overlooking the waterfront. Guests can keep in shape or relax with a pampering treatment.

The accommodating concierge service will happily recommend, plan and book tours for Cape Town and the surrounding area, and can also make city restaurant reservations for you. A complementary car and driver is also available to help you get around Cape Town.

General Facilities

    Babysitting service available
    Swimming Pool
    Internet facilities
    Laundry Service
    Secure Parking
    Wi-fi available


The Cape Grace's restaurant - Signal - offers panoramic views of Signal Hill and serves creative cuisine with a distinctly South African flavour along with French, British, Dutch and Asian influences.

Take afternoon tea or a light bite to eat in the elegant library overlooking the yacht marina.

Light breakfasts, coffee or quick lunches are also offered in the stylish, nautically themed Bascule Bar, an elegant whisky, wine and cocktail bar popular with Cape Town society in the evening.

Luxury Room

Decorated in rich tones, the spacious rooms at The Cape Grace exude calm and understated elegance. Personal touches have been applied to each and every one, and the suites all have their own story to tell.

Each air-conditioned room features complimentary WiFi internet, iPod docking stations, satellite TV, elegant marble bathrooms and French windows with views of the private marina or working harbour.


    En-suite bath and shower
    International adaptors
    iPod docking station
    Mini Bar
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Wi-fi available in room

Other Room Types

Inter-leading rooms are ideal for families, as are the larger Superior Rooms which include a sleeper couch for children.

The Superior and Rooftop Rooms also feature a lovely private balcony from which to enjoy views of Cape Town, Table Mountain and the harbour. The elegant Suites provide separate living and dining areas that open onto generous balconies with unforgettable views - the two and three-bedroom suites even have a fully equipped kitchen.

The Penthouse offers superlative personal service and is ideal for the most discerning guests or honeymooners looking for something special. As well as spacious living areas, The Penthouse features a large outdoor terrace with an alfresco dining area, lounging area and a jacuzzi with a view.


  • Day tours
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Sep 2014 - 30 Nov 2014 $305 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Dec 2014 - 21 Dec 2014 $290 Bed & Breakfast
  • 22 Dec 2014 - 04 Jan 2015 $360 Bed & Breakfast
  • 05 Jan 2015 - 31 Jan 2015 $340 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Feb 2015 - 07 Feb 2015 $365 Bed & Breakfast
  • 08 Feb 2015 - 12 Feb 2015 $390 Bed & Breakfast
  • 13 Feb 2015 - 28 Feb 2015 $365 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Mar 2015 - 30 Apr 2015 $340 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 May 2015 - 31 May 2015 $290 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Jun 2015 - 31 Aug 2015 $315 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Sep 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $340 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 30 Nov 2015 $365 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Dec 2015 - 18 Dec 2015 $315 Bed & Breakfast
  • 19 Dec 2015 - 05 Dec 2016 $390 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Table Mountain Luxury Room,Penthouse Suite,Rooftop Terrace Room,Three Bedroom Suite,Rooftop Luxury Room,Superior Room,One Bedroom Suite,Two Bedroom Suite 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.

Traveller Reviews

  • We also loved Cape Town and the Cape Grace Hotel. Our tour guide (Michael) was so nice and informative....spending three days with him was beyond enjoyable as well as educational. We loved it all....Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope, the penguins, the botanical gardens and of course, Stellenbosch. We are looking forward to receiving the wine we bought!

    Gary Meltzer, August 2014
  • Cape Grace upgraded us to a Superior Luxury, as did Rovos to a Deluxe Suite. As always they cannot be faulted.

    Douglas Cameron, May 2014
  • Comfortable, high level service, very good restaurant and whisky bar. Close to many attractions and easy to reach. What to say: the right place to stay in Cape Town.

    Giorgio and Barbara Andreani, May 2014
  • I have to say that rounding off in the Cape Grace was almost as good as it gets.....anywhere.

    Allan Blaydon, March 2014
  • Cape Grace is a wonderful, personal, hotel. Great facilities, including the room, and superb service from excellent staff.

    Peter Boxall, March 2014
  • Thanks to you and Go2Africa we had the best vacation ever. The Cape Grace hotel was very welcoming and comfortable, of course the Londolozi Camp and animal drives was the most exciting. Our guide Telley Smith was outstanding, articulate, knowledgeable, and good with people. Your arrangements timing and personal care helped the most.

    Jack Burstiner, March 2014
  • I just wanted to thank you again for all your help with our trip to SA. We have been back for over a week now and have some wonderful memories of spending our honeymoon there. Both Sun City and the Cape Grace left a bottle of champagne in our room which was a very nice touch. We had very good service from both hotels but must say that we thought the Cape Grace was magnificent. The customer care provided to us was superb, starting with the collection from Cape Town station to the taking to the airport 9 nights later. The tours were good too, particularly the winelands private tour, where our guide included the Meerlust estate at our request also.

    Stuart Salt, November 2013
  • The staff at the Cape Grace were welcoming, and the service was really top notch. Being upgraded to a room with the table mountain view was the cherry on top.

    Katie Beach , October 2013
  • The Cape Grace was incredible...the service was second to none. The food at signal was probably our favorite meal on the entire trip!

    Ryan Radonis, September 2013
  • Our time is Cape Town was wonderful and everything worked out very well.

    Margaret Schofield, July 2013

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Ashley Groenevelt

Ashley Groenevelt

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"The Cape Grace is the Grand Old Lady of the V&A Waterfront - just stunning and the experience offered is so luxurious. The location is also one of the best in Cape Town in terms of being so central."



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Cape Grace is a wonderful, personal, hotel. Great facilities, including the room, and superb service from excellent staff.

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