The friendly staff! You’ll feel like you belong here from you arrive because we love to surprise and delight our guests.

The views! Imagine waking up to the exquisite sight of Table Mountain or a peaceful garden scene… the perfect start to a perfect day. The Vineyard is set in an 8-acre garden that’s so peaceful, you’ll find it hard to believe you’re in a busy city.

Follow the paths that wind beneath the massive trees, lose count of the birds you see, and make friends with our mountain tortoises. In the evenings, keep a lookout for the residents of our owl boxes and, if you’re lucky, you might spot a shy genet or caracal slinking past the river on its way back up to the mountain.

The garden at The Vineyard.

The location! Spend your day drinking in the views, or head to one of the trendy cafes of Newlands a five-minute walk away. Need some retail therapy? Just as close in the other direction is Cavendish Square, one of Cape Town’s most popular, upmarket shopping centres. Just a 5-minute drive from you are the iconic Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and the wine estates of Constantia. The V&A Waterfront and Cape Town’s famous beaches are 15 to 20 minutes away.

The rooms! Whether you choose a mountain-, river- or garden-facing option, you will find your room spacious and beautifully appointed with calm, contemporary decor. You’ll love the Nespresso machine, complimentary bottled water and luxury treats and high-speed wifi – no worries if you’ve left your charger at home; we keep a selection at reception. (Top tip: request a room with a balcony – you won’t regret it! And if you’re visiting with family, ask about the self-catering apartments in the gardens.)

One of The Vineyard’s beautiful rooms.

The restaurants! There are so many options! Sip your tea on the garden veranda, savour a pastry with your coffee at the coffee shop, toast the sunset with a cocktail in the Garden Lounge, discover the fusion fare at Myoga, have a light lunch in season at Splash cafe and treat yourself to a sumptuous dinner at the Square restaurant! All delicious and delightful!

Delicious fare at Myoga Restaurant waiting to be savoured.

The wellness centre! No wonder the on-site Angsana Spa is Cape Town’s worst kept secret – could this be heaven on earth? It is if you need a relaxing massage or beauty therapy. There’s also a well-equipped gym, yoga studio, indoor and outdoor pools, and a jogging route through leafy Newlands.

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