Overview of Camps Bay Retreat

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.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • 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

Beach activities

Day tours

Rooms at Camps Bay Retreat

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    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.

    General 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.

    Computer facilities


    Laundry service


    Secure parking


    Swimming pool

    Tennis court


    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.

    Expert Opinion

    We know because we go
    Ashley Gerrand

    Ashley Gerrand

    Africa Safari Expert

    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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