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Inside Cape Town’s Luxury 5-star Boutique Hotel

What does Cape Town's prodigious 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa look like

By Swati DubéPublished 3 years ago 3 min read
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Surrounded by Table Mountain National Park, a UNESCO heritage site, the 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa appears straight out of the Atlantic ocean.

Located on the scenic route of Camp Bay, Cape Town, the 12 Apostles Hotel is a boutique hotel, serving national and international guests since 1992, and whose history goes back to 1836. Since 2002, the hotel is part of the Red Carnation Hotel Group.

Compact in appearance from the outside, but spacious from the interior, this boutique hotel boasts 70 guest rooms, a spa, 2 restaurants, a cinema, bar, 2 swimming pools. Its white building overlooking the sea makes the view more pleasant and beautifies the day of its guests.

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Stepping Inside 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa

Upon arriving at the hotel entrance, the doorman greets politely. Stepping inside a small reception area glutted with Chinese vases and antique styling, where the work of art and the mirror work, gives a homely view of flamboyant decoration.

Two reception desks set up from the entrance to the left side that helps you with formalities and in finding room keys. The reception area also has a small gift shop to give a pleasant shopping experience that includes souvenirs, fancy purses, jewelry, statues, and many other items.

Crossing by the stairs, whose walls are packed with framed photographs, leads to the first floor which also has a modern Azure restaurant that serves international cuisine.

It has both indoor and outdoor areas facing the Atlantic Ocean from where one can enjoy the scenic view while savoring the scrumptious delight. From the terrace of the dining area, the 12 Apostles mountain range can be seen encircling the white beauty.

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Crossing another floor, there is a bar with a view similar to its dining area, which is packed with almost the entire time of the day. The sea views can be enjoyed from both the floors as the hotel is in the frame of such a place where beauty can be enjoyed from every corner.

In the maze corner of the hotel, South-Africa’s well-renowned painter's painting filled the wall.

The hotel has an indigenous garden with a rock pool and jacuzzi where exhaustion can be overcome. There are many hammocks where one can be lazy and lose oneself in the beautiful natural scenery.

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The hotel offers many activities for outdoor enthusiasts, wine lovers with mountain walks, wine tours, city tours with golf courses, and activities around the Cape Town sightseeing for photographers.

Every guest gets the luxury to rear themselves in the most exclusive, luxurious spa by the ocean. Guests can choose from one of the many services provided from manicures - pedicures for traditional Arabic cleaning. 


The boutique hotel offers three types of accommodation, including room, suite, and presidential suite. Each accommodation has its own quality and service.

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The menu of the 5-star hotel restaurant is full of exceptional dining with 12 Apostles exclusive wines from breakfast to sumptuous dinner. Wines include Hannibal, Crocodiles Lair, Galpin Peak, Tete de Cuvee, and many more.

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12 Apostles Hotel and Spa room rate starts at ZAR 7,192/night.

Best Time To Visit

Summer in Cape Town comes from late October and lasts until March. Winters are cold here, and the rainy season lasts from June to August.

Peak tourist season is seen from November to April when the average temperature is around 24.3-26 degrees. Another popular month to holiday in Cape Town is December and January.

Come and lose yourself in the beautiful luxury hotel 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa in South Africa. 

Address: Victoria Street, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa

Note: 'Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa' reopened from 6 July 2020 post coronavirus.


About the Creator

Swati Dubé

Storyteller | Skydiver | Certified Tarot Reader

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