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Last updated: 23 January, 2023
Expert travel writer: Richard Holmes

It has been called Cape Town’s ‘coolest bolt-hole’, and it’s easy to see why; edgy interiors blend handpicked designer furniture and African art, all wrapped up in seamless hospitality.

Hidden in the suburb of Higgovale, just below Table Mountain, this hotel is close to all the city offers, from nightlife to beaches.  

Each thoughtfully designed suite has a unique identity and reflects the well-travelled owner’s meticulous eye for detail. 

Breakfast is served when you want it, so there’s no need to watch the clock, and room service is 24 hours too. 

The setting is sublime. Table Mountain rises up behind it and it has views of the Lion’s Head to the left and the city below. 


Surrounding area

High up in the upscale suburb of Higgovale, Kensington Place is surrounded by beautiful private homes yet rests within walking distance of chic cafes and restaurants at the top end of Kloof Street.  


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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Hike up the Lion’s Head

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa[1 miles]

A stunning 5.5km (3.4m) hike up the iconic Lion’s Head, for spectacular views of the Cape’s dramatic Atlantic coastline.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free | 2-4 hours

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Hike up Table Mountain

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa[2.1 miles]

Lace up your boots and tackle one of the myriad hiking trails going up to the summit of the iconic Table Mountain, a challenging but rewarding 2- to 3-hour scenic hike.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free | 2-3 hours

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Cape Town’s best food & drink

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa[2.9 miles]

The most exciting foodie destination in Africa, with a diverse range of cultures and cuisines on the menu, plus two world-class wine regions.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Abseil down Table Mountain

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa[3 miles]

One of the world’s great abseils – a one-hour descent down the iconic Table Mountain. Comes with unforgettable views of the city and Atlantic coastline.

Best for ages: 13+ | £23 | 1 hour

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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Exterior of white, colonial building at dusk

South African Museum

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa[1.5 miles]

Stop by the South African Museum to see the famous Linton Panel, one of the world’s foremost examples of rock art, extracted from a shelter in the Drakensberg Mountains. Open daily.

Best for ages: 13+ | £2

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Art work on display in the District Six museum in Cape Town.

District 6 Museum

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa[2.1 miles]

Delve into the lived experience of forced removals at this moving small Museum, which chronicles the diversity of District Six and its later destruction by the Apartheid government.

Best for ages: 18+ | £2

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Street view of the local bay area during the daytime

Camps Bay Beach

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa[2.8 miles]

For an easy-going, relaxing day at the beach, Camps Bay has great sand, a buzzy local vibe, and a strip of decent cafés and restaurants. After the beach, head to Café Caprice – the ever-popular hang-out for models, surf dudes, artists and trendsetters – for sundowners.

Best for ages: Any | Free

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Mountains, hotels and deep blue water with waves at beach promenade

Walk or cycle the Sea Point Promenade

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa[3.4 miles]

Join locals on ‘The Prom’ for a leisurely 5km seaside ramble, cycle or skate as you enjoy the city’s best sunset views. There are pavement cafes if you need a break, and play parks for kids.

Best for ages: 6+ | Free | 1-2 hours

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Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay

Cape Town

Western Cape, South Africa

Vibrant, multicultural city with dramatic scenery, adrenaline adventure galore, Africa’s best art’s scene and golden beaches and outstanding gastronomy.

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