Highlights of Twelve Apostles Hotel
- Stunning setting overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and backed by a mountain nature reserve
- The Twelve Apostles hotel has one of the best spas in Cape Town
- Glamorous and chic rooms and suites, some with glorious sea views
- Walking trails in their mountain nature reserve, especially good at sunset
- Great for families with its movie theatre, two swimming pools and plenty of space
The intimate Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa on the Atlantic coast side of Cape Town is ideal if you’re looking for a romantic yet fun hotel with a distinctly glamorous feel to it. The hotel stands at the edge of the world. On one side, a line of majestic mountains – the ‘Twelve Apostles’ – reaches towards the heavens; on the other, the sun sets on breeching whales, playful dolphins, and crashing rollers of the Atlantic. And all around, you can walk the wilderness trails of the Table Mountain National Park. They’ll even pack you a picnic basket.
But this sense of space belies the fact that the luxurious five star Twelve Apostles is just a few minutes from worldly, cosmopolitan Cape Town with the Atlantic beaches of Camps Bay less than 5 minutes away. Theatres and art galleries, plus the shops and restaurants of the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront are only 15 minutes away via their complimentary transfer service. Alternatively why not enjoy a wonderful helicopter ride to the Waterfront – available at very reasonable cost!
However the Twelve Apostles has lots on offer to keep you happily ensconced there all day: one of the best spas in Cape Town, a breath-taking garden magically perched above the ocean, walking trails up the mountain, two heated pools and secluded Jacuzzi, even a private cinema…
The Twelve Apostles Hotel has an indigenous fynbos mountain garden with a two heated swimming pools. There are a couple of walking trails set out in their mountain reserve complete with hammocks at strategic points on the way. We recommend a late afternoon walk just before sunset perhaps with a bottle of wine so that you can drink in the sun setting over the Ocean in utter peace and tranquility without having to stir from the hotel!
The award winning Sanctuary Spa at the Twelve Apostles is one of the best in Cape Town and is justifiably popular with guests. It offers the full range of treatments including hydrotherapy options with additional facilities such as a brine pool, various Jacuzzis, a rasoul chamber, sauna and steam rooms. A fitness room with a range of cardio and weight machines completes the picture.
The rooms and suites have all the amenities that you’d expect from a five star hotel. The 70 luxurious air-conditioned rooms each have television, telephone, DVD player and minibar, international adaptors, complimentary internet connection, air-conditioning and safe. The rooms are located in four different wings – the Classic rooms offer an outlook patio overlooking the indigenous garden (so no real views); Mountain facing rooms are the same size and overlook the Twelve Apostles mountain range; slightly larger Luxury rooms have partial sea and mountain views whilst spacious Superior sea-facing suites have a split-level open plan design with sunken lounge area and a full sea view.
Dining at Twelve Apostles Hotel
The Azure Restaurant on the first floor has seductive sea-views and a terrace for enjoying the magnificent sunsets. It offers an innovative Fynbos-inspired tasting menu amidst other dishes. The Leopard cocktail bar and lounge is a great place to relax before dinner. Live entertainment ensures a good vibe. In contrast the Cafe Grill overlooking the gardens is perfect for light lunches and teas.
Given its location, we recommend that you take a rental car or take some tours. However complimentary shuttles are offered to the Waterfront and Camps Bay on a regular basis.
We love some of the unique features of the Twelve Apostles such as the 16-seater private movie theatre, complete with milkshakes and popcorn machine on hand; the massage pavilion in the garden, even beach bags in the room ready for use …
Classic Room - Price per person from: $ 204A Classic Room is the light and airy retreat that puts you at ease the moment you walk through the door. There's a simple yet unforgettable elegance to a Classic Room. Here you'll find crisp white linen, an en-suite bathroom, and impeccable good taste. It's your own Cape paradise complete with a private patio overlooking our stunning fynbos gardens.
Mountain Facing Room - Price per person from: $ 225Prepare to be awestruck. A Mountain-Facing Room gives you a private balcony view of the towering Twelve Apostles mountain range. Full-height sliding windows let you choose between an interior of fine fabrics, tasteful furnishings, and a sparkling en-suite bathroom or views across the distant fynbos. This is untamed nature and 21st-century luxury in simple harmony.
Luxury Room - Price per person from: $ 250With more floor space and partial views of mountain and sea, a Luxury Room gives you space to breathe and time to relax. There's a choice of decor in sophisticated styles – safari, stamp, shell and natural – that encapsulate the Cape's enduring tradition of hospitality. Ground-floor rooms have a private patio; upper-floor rooms come with a private balcony; all have superb en-suite facilities.
Superior Sea Facing Room - Price per person from: $ 329"Maximising the experience of the heavenly marriage between sea and sky…." Why visit the Cape if you can't observe the sea? These split-level, open-plan rooms appear to sweep straight down to the Atlantic. Three steps separate your bedroom and en-suite bathroom from the lower-level lounge and its accompanying balcony or patio. Take dinner from this private vantage point and see the sun set over the crashing rollers.
Garden SuiteIf you love seclusion, you'll love our Garden Room with its private garden, flower-filled patio, and open-air jacuzzi. Indoors you'll find a gloriously airy lounge with separate bedroom, bathroom, and toilet. The easygoing decor and furnishings add to the sense of stillness and relaxed intimacy. This is how life should be: luxurious, unhurried, and filled with birdsong.
One Bedroom Mountain Facing Suitea One-Bedroom Suite gives you the best of both worlds. Outside, there's an uninterrupted view of the Cape wilderness; inside, a taste of spacious modern luxury with separate lounge and bedroom, a large bathroom and separate toilet. These suites are as timeless as the service that supports it.
One Bedroom Sea Facing Suitea One-Bedroom Suite gives you the best of both worlds. Outside, there's an uninterrupted view of the Cape wilderness; inside, a taste of spacious modern luxury with separate lounge and bedroom, a large bathroom and separate toilet. These suites are as timeless as the service that supports it.
Presidential SuiteThe magnificently appointed Presidential Suite of 151 square meters offers a private lounge and 8-seater dining room with every conceivable luxury. The principal bathroom and bedroom afford sweeping uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean, Lions Head and the Twelve Apostles Mountains. A wood panelled study or dressing room and second bathroom add to the luxury of the suite. The private and tranquil wraparound terrace offers a perfect setting for cocktails or a private dinner.
The suite encompasses a free standing antique marble bath, cool white marble floors throughout with under floor heating. Chandeliers are imported from Italy and walls are adorned with antique mirrors and a fabulous collection of South African Masters works of art. Mosaics and finely carved panels adorn the floors, walls and ceilings.