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Last updated: 30 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Richard Holmes

Despite its size, The Vineyard offers the charm of a boutique property, with the 211 rooms spread across eight acres of indigenous gardens.

The heart of the hotel is a manor house dating to 1800, but the rooms deliver contemporary comfort. The facilities are impressive, from a choice of swimming pools and a well-equipped fitness centre to the gorgeous Angsana Spa.

A highlight for both guests and locals is the sweeping garden terrace, where the popular afternoon tea can be enjoyed while admiring the massif of Table Mountain.

Be sure to seek out the riverside walking trail, and ask about the hotel’s tiny vineyard, hidden amid the gardens.

Hidden away in the quiet leafy suburb of Newlands, it’s ideal for those wanting a quiet central location more than city sights and nightlife on the doorstep. There’s easy access to freeways for sightseeing day trips further afield.

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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

Table Mountain

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa[3.6 miles]

The iconic flat-topped mountain – sometimes covered with ‘tablecloths’ of clouds – that towers over the beautiful coastal city of Cape Town. Cable car or hike to the top; cable car or abseil down.

Best for ages: 10+ | £18

Abseil down Table Mountain

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa[4 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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Hike up Table Mountain

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa[4.7 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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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Exterior view of the restaurant during the daytime

Neighbourhood Goods Market

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa[5.7 miles]

This Cape Town institution, set up in an Old Biscuit Factory in 2006, features food stalls from around the world, plus local artisans selling designer clothing, accessories and quality handicrafts. Live music adds to the atmospheric buzz and energy.

Best for ages: 8+ | Free

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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[6.5 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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Exterior of white, colonial building at dusk

South African Museum

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa[6.9 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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Entrance to an aquarium on a sunny day

Two Oceans Aquarium

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa[8.7 miles]

In the V&A Waterfront, this world-class aquarium offers three large tanks for pelagic fish alongside dozens of smaller exhibits. The hands-on ‘Touch Pool’ is always a hit with kids.

Best for ages: 4+ | £10

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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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