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Set on the lower slopes of Lion's Head in fashionable Camps Bay, one of Cape Town's premier city beaches, Camps Bay Retreat is a luxury boutique hotel offering a sanctuary for the mind and body in a tranquil, forested hideaway as well as spectacular views of Atlantic Ocean, Lion's Head and Table Mountain.

Indulge in the choice of treatments and massages available at the in-house spa, a list that includes a soak in the outdoor baths situated within the trees. You can also take a relaxing dip in the Retreat's rock mountain pool or work up an appetite on the tennis court, with a walk on one of the nature trails or on the beautiful beaches of Camps Bay or next-door Clifton. It's a short drive to Table Mountain, the city centre and the V&A Waterfront, and your location at Camps Bay means you're well-placed to access the rest of the Cape Peninsula.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2010

highlights

  • Located in fashionable Camps Bay
  • Spectacular ocean & mountain views views
  • Tucked away on a private estate in the centre of Camps Bay
  • Fantastic in-house restaurant, producing fresh, local fair
  • In-house spa set in private gardens

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Facilities

Enjoy a round of tennis at any time of the day on the Retreat's conveniently floodlit court - you can book a lesson or game from the resident tennis coach or pit your skills against your fellow guests.

Relax with a rejuvenating treatment at the in-house spa and wellness centre where you can also enjoy a soak in the outdoor baths or sit in the sauna.

Cool off on a warm, sunny day with a dip in one of the Retreat's three pools: there is the solar-heated pool near the Manor House, a pool by the Deck House, and a mountain pool in the garden.

For those days when staying in are in order, spend some time in one of the two lounges in the Manor House. Relax with a book in the quiet lounge or grab a DVD from the library: both have comfortable chairs, couches and a fireplace for those cooler days.

General Facilities

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    Spa
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    Swimming Pool
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    Tennis Court
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    Gym
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    Library
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    Secure Parking
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    Internet facilities
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    Laundry service

Dining

Enjoy a daily-updated menu of classic French dishes throughout the day, complemented by the special touches of the Retreat's Head Chef and served either in the elegant dining room or outside on the terrace, accompanied by the sound of crashing waves from the not too distant Atlantic Ocean. Breakfasts at Camps Bay Retreat consist of continental buffets and a la carte options while lunches are light and simple - perfect as a picnic in the Retreat's garden. Dinners usually feature the chef's modern take on classic gourmet dishes. The hot summer months see guests enjoying the Retreat's traditional South African barbeque (braai) which consists of salads, grilled meats and decadent desserts. Private dinner parties for small groups can also be organised in the main dining room, the guest lounge, on the Earl's Dyke veranda, or indeed in the wine cellar - a perfect venue for romantic dinners.

Premier Room

Accommodation at Camps Bay Retreat is available in three different buildings on the property. There is the elegant Earl's Dyke Manor, the modern and contemporary Deck House, and the Villa, complete with stunning views of the surrounding forest and mountains.

Located on the first floor in all three houses are the bright and spacious Premier Rooms which have views of the garden and mountains from a private deck. These en suite rooms consist of either twin beds or a king-size bed, air conditioning, satellite TV, and a bathroom with separate shower and Victorian bath.

Premier Room AMENITIES

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    Air-conditioning
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    Hairdryer
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    Internet facility
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    Mini Bar
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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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    En-suite bath and shower

Other Room Types

Situated in the Deck House, the Luxury Rooms are spacious and boast a private deck that overlooks the garden and mountains. These rooms are open-plan and have either a twin or a king-size bed as well as air conditioning, satellite TV and an en suite bathroom with separate shower and Victorian bath.

The Superior Rooms offer elegant decor and luxurious bathrooms along with spectacular views. Each room has air conditioning, satellite TV, a twin or a king-size bed plus an en suite bathroom which features separate shower and bath and heated towel rails. Some of the rooms have spa bath facilities, but all have a large private deck.

Located in all three houses are the Suites. These spacious rooms have features that range from an extra lounge to multi living spaces. Most of the suites have enclosed bathrooms with separate shower and bath, heated towel rails, air conditioning, satellite TV, and either a twin or king-size bed. Each suite has a private deck or terrace area with stunning views of the garden or mountains.

Activities

  • Beach activities
  • Day tours
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Oct 2014 - 11 Dec 2014 $175 Bed & Breakfast
  • 12 Dec 2014 - 04 Jan 2015 $255 Bed & Breakfast
  • 05 Jan 2015 - 06 Feb 2015 $230 Bed & Breakfast
  • 07 Feb 2015 - 14 Feb 2015 $255 Bed & Breakfast
  • 15 Feb 2015 - 30 Apr 2015 $230 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 May 2015 - 30 Sep 2015 $155 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Oct 2015 - 10 Dec 2015 $215 Bed & Breakfast
  • 11 Dec 2015 - 03 Jan 2016 $280 Bed & Breakfast
  • 04 Jan 2016 - 30 Apr 2016 $250 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Suite,Luxury Room,Superior 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 current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • The Camps Bay Retreat was lovely during our time in Cape Town. We really enjoyed the views and the fact it was so close to the beach which had an amazing view of the Twelve Apostles. The breakfast was delicious. The biscuits in the rooms and turn-down service complete with foot warmers were nice touches. We really appreciated their flexibility to arrange drop-off and pick-up for our whole group in the evenings for our dinners. Overall, the staff was helpful - some people were more helpful than others but that is true of all places - overall, it was a positive experience to stay there.

    Megan Glynn, November 2013
  • The last days we stayed in Camps Bay at the Camps Bay Retreat, which was also amazing and which I would highly recommend.

    Deborah King, August 2012
  • Thank you for such a fantastic opportunity to spend time In South Africa. This was my first visit and everthing was perfect. The accomodations were excellent and your attention to detail was superb.

    Adele Perry, February 2011
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    We went to Cape Point; spent the night at the Camp Bay Retreat and was so unbelieveable that we'll never forget it.

    Sue Veasey, April 2010
  • Camps Bay Retreat was great! They upgraded our room which was very nice. The setting was absolutely beautiful and we loved the small size of the place. The food was wonderful!!! All the staff were very friendly.

    Brad Captain, October 2009
  • We LOVED Camps Bay Retreat, Zenza lodge, Hilltop Lodge, Phantom Forest and Ecca Lodge. These were some of the best places we have ever stayed in. The staff was very attentive and welcoming. The suites/bunglaows were really perfect. The food was really beautiful - breakfast was heaven!

    Nadia Jemiai, February 2009
  • We were very happy with the Camps Bay Retreat hotel, it was very relaxing and quiet, just what we needed for the first few days.

    Declan Golden, October 2008
  • Camps Bay Retreat was my favourite place ever, jolly expensive but just idyllic and only a five minute walk into Camps Bay. Bit couply and lots of guests on SKI trips (spending the kids inheritance) ....well, that's what they were calling it hee hee.

    Sarah Pickett, February 2008

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Ashley Groenevelt

Ashley Groenevelt

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"This is a very classy and graceful hotel in Camps Bay, the minute you walk through the grand entrance you feel like royalty. Retreat is the perfect description of this fine property."

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The last days we stayed in Camps Bay at the Camps Bay Retreat, which was also amazing and which I would highly recommend.

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