There are many incredible beaches to enjoy in Cape Town, but a firm favourite for locals and tourist alike is Camps Bay. There is a reason it was one of three African beaches to make the 2016 TripAdviser Top 25 Beaches in the World list. On a hot day the gorgeous white sand is filled people taking in the views, reading, playing games and getting some sun. The icy cold water does not stop people from enjoying a refreshing dip, and when the sun goes down you are guaranteed to take the perfect sunset picture!
Even if you are not a fan of the beach, Camps Bay has a lot to offer. The bustling promenade is filled with great stores, restaurants and cafés that will satisfy virtually any craving. This is the setting the exclusive Sea Five Boutique Hotel is in, and if you are planning a trip to Cape Town, it is a definite winner when to comes to location. A mere 300 metres from Camps Bay, you are close enough to the vibe of the beach, without being overwhelmed by the crowds that flock to its shores. Rather than view Sea Five as hotel, it is better to see it as an awesome beach house.
Each room has a private terrace for you to go and enjoy the magnificent surroundings. No two rooms are alike. They have all been individually styled through the creative collaboration of top South African interior designers, Francois Du Plessis and Nicolò Stortiglione Pudel. No matter which room you find yourself in, you will have a fantastic view. The Garden Rooms open into a secluded white-flowered oasis where you can go out and relax. The Mountain Suites open up to magnificent views of the Mountain, while the Ocean Suites treat you to unparallelled views of the sea. If you can’t decide whether you want a mountain or ocean view, the Penthouse master suite boasts 360 degree views of both and is the epitome of luxurious beach living.
In the mornings you can enjoy a full gourmet breakfast, made to your liking. On the days you don’t feel like venturing out, you can request exclusive lunches so you can enjoy all the splendor of the hotel. If you are not determined enough to brave the cold sea water, you can swim in the hotel pool and sip on cocktails made at the bar. The friendly staff are always on hand to assist you with whatever you need. For a glimpse into this wonderful hotel check out this video tour:
Where 5 Central Drive, Camps Bay (directions)
Contact +27 21 438 0743, [email protected], www.seafive.co.za
Photography courtesy Sea Five Facebook