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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.


  • 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
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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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.


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.


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.

General facilities

  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Secure Parking
  • Computer facilities
  • Laundry service
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Camps Bay Retreat

Adriano Alessandrini

"'The apartment in Camps Bay was simply perfect for us with the possibility of cooking at home some of the amazing fresh South African groceries.'"

Megan Glynn

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.
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Deborah King

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

Adele Perry

"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."

Sue Veasey

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

Brad Captain

"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."

Nadia Jemiai

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 reall y beautiful - breakfast was heaven!
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Declan Golden

"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."

Sarah Pickett

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 .
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