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Leaving the bustle of glitzy Camps Bay behind, head out on the gently winding coastal road that has the majesty of the Twelve Apostles mountain range to your left and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean to your right. Before reaching the seaside enclaves of Llandudno and Hout Bay, turn off the road near Oudekraal to the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, which is surrounded by hectares of indigenous fynbos and soaring mountain peaks.

Originally a private home built in 1929 with the classic white Cape Dutch gables that marks the traditional architecture of the Western Cape, The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa has been extended to offer guests a variety of rooms with sea or mountain rooms, a spa, plenty of dining options – the Leopard Lounge & Bar is a favourite with locals – and even a private 16-seater cinema. It offers the best of both worlds: a short drive to the Blue Flag beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton as well as Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront and the cosmopolitan Cape Town city centre but also the joy of being surrounded by nothing but nature. One of the highlights for guests is no doubt the nature trails and picnic spots that lie behind the hotel and the exclusive-use gazebos that are perfect for sunset massages.

Ideal for honeymooners and discerning couples, The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa is also a popular venue for weddings and celebrations because of its incredible views and stately décor. 

Recent accolades & press

  •  Travel and Leisure World Service Awards 500 - The Worlds Best Hotels 2011
  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 - Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Africa - Number 16
  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 - Top 25 Relaxation/Spa Hotels in Africa - Number 5
  •  Conde' Nast Traveler Gold List 2012 - South Africa Hotels & Resorts - Readers Choice Rating
  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2013 - Top 25 Hotels in Africa - Number 14
  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2013 - Top 25 Hotels in South Africa - Number 2

highlights

  • Spa with flotation tank & hydrotherapy pools
  • 16-seater private cinema
  • Fine dining at Azure restaurant
  • Select wine from special ‘Vinoteque’
  • Ocean & mountain views
  • Hiking trails & picnic spots
  • Heated infinity pool & rock pool
  • 10 hammocks & Jacuzzi in the fynbos garden
  • Helipad & complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Pet-friendly garden suites
  • ‘Business-ready’ rooms available

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Facilities

The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa is well equipped for guests who like the option of dining and relaxing on a hotel’s premises.

The all-white spa has seven treatment rooms (including dual therapy rooms), a flotation tank, rain showers, hydrotherapy pools and a health bar to complete the physical cleanse. To truly unwind, head to one of two private glass gazebos located on the slopes of the Twelve Apostles mountain range for a massage or facial amid the tranquillity of nature, with views of the ocean and sunset. The Rasul Chamber offers guests a traditional Arabic cleansing ritual that is a combination of mud and warm steam.

The 16-seater cinema is upholstered in classic red leather with Dolby sound and on-tap movie goodies like popcorn and milkshakes. Take in one of the scheduled shows along with a meal or select one of your favourites from the film library – perfect for a rainy day or when you need to simply sit back and relax.

One of the most unique aspects of the hotel is that, because it lies on former farmland and was once the site of a 19th century hunting lodge, it is surrounded by hectares of pristine fynbos, the indigenous heather that forms part of the magnificent Cape floral kingdom. Within the fynbos garden is a secluded Jacuzzi and 10 hammocks that beg for you to lie down and catch up on your holiday reading or cat-napping. There is also a rock pool with mountain views as well as a heated infinity pool along the front façade of the hotel (keep an eye out for passing pods of whales during August and September). The fynbos also has several natural hikes, with durations that run from an easy 10 minutes to a more taxing 45 minutes.

The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa runs a shuttle service to the popular V&A Waterfront, near the Cape Town city centre and harbour, which has attractions such as the Two Oceans Aquarium, boats to Robben Island, excellent shopping and views of Table Mountain from the many bars and restaurants.

General Facilities

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    Babysitting service available
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    Bar
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    Gym
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    Laundry service
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    Secure Parking
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    Wi-fi available
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    Spa
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    Restaurant
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    Jacuzzi
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    Swimming Pool

Dining

For fine dining, Azure restaurant serves up plump oysters (even for breakfast), tender scallops, succulent abalone and perfectly cooked springbok on its menu that intertwines seasonal ingredients, local flavours and international favourites, with an extensive South African wine list to match (the wine is stored in the specially commissioned ‘Vinoteque’ to be at the best-possible temperature). The expansive balcony has sea views while the interior is a stately combination of dark wood, light linen and blue stemware warmed by a log-burning fireplace. Enjoy ‘Tea by the Sea’, a classic high afternoon tea where you can nibble clotted cream on warm scones and dainty cucumber sandwiches.

The Grill Café is more casual: open round the clock, enjoy light meals like fresh line fish sandwiches on its alfresco deck before sampling exotic flavours from the ice cream menu.

For cocktails or celebratory drinks, head to the cosy Leopard Bar. A favourite with locals, this is the spot to order a nightcap and catch up on the city’s news and gossip. If you are out on the terrace for a cotton-candy sunset, try The Twelve Apostle’s delicious signature cocktail, aptly named ‘Atlantic sunset’.

Classic Room

Rooms at the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa are decorated and furnished in a beautiful combination of plush country cosiness and chic designer style with muted tones and glamorous highlights. All have LED TVs, Wi-Fi access and spacious bathrooms with bidets. Honeymooners and couples will be delighted by the romantic turndown service while those who are combining work and play can request ‘business-ready’ rooms that will supplied with reading lighting, desk with swivel chairs, stationery and appliances such printers and fax machines.

Classic Rooms have balconies that allow you to step out and take in nature while enjoying a morning cuppa.

Classic Room AMENITIES

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    24-hour room service
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    Air-conditioning
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    Hairdryer
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    Internet facility
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    Safe
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    Tea & coffee-making facilities
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    Telephone
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    Television
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    Non-Smoking
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    Twin bed available

Other Room Types

Mountain-facing Rooms have awe-inspiring rooms of the Twelve Apostles’ craggy peaks and deep kloofs from their floor-to-ceiling windows while ground-floor Mountain-facing Rooms look out onto the surrounding fynbos garden from their stately 4-poster beds.

Luxury Rooms have views of either the sea or the mountain, with elegant sofas and deeply-buttoned easy chairs provided a great spot from which to enjoy them.

Superior Sea-facing Rooms have an open-plan design and balconies that open out onto the Atlantic.

Garden Suites are ideal for guests travelling with pets or children under 12. Children are also best accommodated in the One-bedroom Mountain and Sea-facing Suites.

The 151m² Presidential Suite is opulent, with pale silk wall coverings, an 8-seater dining room, a wrap-around terrace and beautiful mosaics and hand-carved panels. From the ceiling hang Italian chandeliers while the walls are strung with South African Masters. The two bathrooms are marble and have underfloor heating while a tub calls out for a glass of bubbly to enjoy the view of twinkling Lion’s Head in the distance.  The Presidential Suite also has a wood-panelled dressing room or study, depending on your needs.

For parties of four, an extra bedroom can be connected to the Presidential Suite. Up to 10 guests can be accommodated by extending the Presidential Suite into the Grand Master Suite, which has five inter-leading double bedrooms. 

Activities

  • Beach activities
  • Guided walks
  • Helicopter flights
  • Hiking
  • Picnics
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 06 Jan 2014 - 30 Apr 2014 $245 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 May 2014 - 30 Sep 2014 $195 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Oct 2014 - 19 Dec 2014 $245 Bed & Breakfast
  • 20 Dec 2014 - 05 Jan 2015 $310 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Mountain Facing Suite,Sea Facing Suite,Mountain Facing Room,Luxury Room,Garden Suite,Superior Sea Facing Room 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 curent rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • We really loved this hotel. Wonderful service and excellent food. Beautiful room but bathroom needed updating and noisy from traffic. Their drivers will take you to Camps Bay & V&A.

    Alison Dagul, February 2014
  • The Twelve Apostles was a beatiful location. The staff was great and they helped us plan and book our entire stay in Cape Town.

    Kipp Donlon, November 2013
  • Ending with the whole Table Mountain experience, the spectacular views, the grandeur of driving to Cape Point and the 3 nights in the luxury of the 12 Apostles!

    Colin James, January 2012
  • We had a little mix up in the beginning when the 12 Apostles had a bunch of construction going on but Lynn took care of that and they upgraded us to an unbelievable room. The staff at that hotel was all over us it felt like we were the only people staying there.

    James Tallarico, June 2009
  • We loved 12 Apostles - and would highly recommend it! The service was amazing, and the people were so nice, sincere and dedicated to making our stay so easy and relaxing! I enjoyed the spa at 12 Apostles :)

    Harris Damashek, September 2008
  • The twelve apostles and their concierge are the best in terms of service i have ever encountered.

    Harris Damashek, September 2008

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Mary Keet

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"A truly spectacular hotel. A wonderful choice if you are looking to spoil yourself. personalized Service, breathtaking views and an award spa - one of my favourite hotels"

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We loved 12 Apostles - and would highly recommend it! The service was amazing, and the people were so nice, sincere and dedicated to making our stay so easy and relaxing! I enjoyed the spa at 12 Apostles :)

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