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  • Stylish, spacious and luxurious guesthouse with an upmarket address
  • Magnificent sea views and epic sunsets
  • Centrally located for Citybowl, Waterfront and Camps Bay access

The Clarendon - Bantry Bay

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: 12 years and older

In Bantry Bay


-33.928, 18.3794


Overlooking the rocky shores and deep blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, The Claredon Bantry Bay is a showpiece of sophisticated modern design, treating guests to top-class luxury and breathtaking sea views. Incorporating huge single-paned windows and large sea-facing terraces, the guest house ensures that the views are showcased to their fullest, and their prettiness is matched by the décor of the luxurious rooms and suites.

All rooms are appointed with everything a traveller will need, including wireless internet, air conditioning, satellite televisions, DVDs on request, hairdryers, fully-stocked minibars and coffee/tea facilities. After refreshing in magnificent full en-suite bathrooms, guests can slip into a gown and slippers before sinking into a King-size or twin bed. In the mornings, provided morning newspapers can be perused in comfy seating areas looking out onto the ocean. 

Occupying the entire top floor of the four-storey building, the Penthouse Suite is the jewel in the guest house’s crown. The expansive interior, decorated with sumptuous elegance, has a dining area and lounge, leading to a huge terrace with loungers and panoramic views. Guests can kick off their shoes and enjoy the warmth of underfloor heating, while luxuriating in a bathroom with a unique oval bath, walk-in shower and double basins.

Although smaller, the Superior Suites are just as luxurious and feature the same floor-to-ceiling windows facing the ocean, along with full bathrooms with double basins. The patios or balconies are idyllic places for sundowners. The Superior Rooms have full bathrooms and balconies with partial or full sea views, while the standard rooms are stylishly decorated and offer affordable comfort.

Leaving their opulent living spaces in the morning, guests head to the dining area to savour a comprehensive breakfast in the company of more lovely ocean views, or can choose to take breakfast in their rooms. The cascading doors can be fully opened up to create an alfresco feel in summer, and closed to form a cosy space in winter.

The open-plan lounge flows seamlessly onto a terrace with comfortable couches and tables. Downstairs, the sunny lounger-fringed swimming pool in the shielded garden allows guests to enjoy further outdoor relaxation.

Travellers who want to explore Cape Town are well-positioned to do so, with the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain, Camps Bay and Clifton beaches, the city centre and excellent restaurants and coffee shops a few minutes’ drive away.

Day trips and transfers can be arranged, while parents who want quality time together can leave their kids with a babysitter.

Rates & Summary

3 Standard Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower

2 Superior Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower
Balcony with partial or full sea views

5 Superior Suites

Each sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
Two-bedroom suites available
En-suite bath, shower and double basins
Lounge area
Patio or balcony with sea views

Penthouse Suite

Sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath, shower and double basins
Lounge and dining area
Huge terrace with braai facilities
Spectacular sea views


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Full English breakfast and afternoon tea included


Children 12 and older are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Set along the spectacular Cape Peninsula, this luxury guest house offers spacious, comprehensively equipped rooms and suites, along with a swimming pool, beautiful living areas and a good location close to Cape Town’s attractions. The Clarendon Bantry Bay mixes sophistication with an elegant seaside atmosphere, and is beautifully designed to make the most of the splendid views over the Atlantic Ocean. This is a venue which appeals to discerning modern travellers who appreciate complete comfort and tranquillity.


  • Stylish, spacious and luxurious guesthouse with an upmarket address
  • Magnificent sea views and epic sunsets
  • Centrally located for Citybowl, Waterfront and Camps Bay access


The lavish penthouse suite is especially private.

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, golf clubs, binoculars for bird /whale watching and dolphin spotting.

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool
  • Nearby: Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfont, beaches, golf courses, Newlands cricket and rugby stadiums, University of Cape Town, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, hiking, penguin colony, Two Oceans Aquarium, wine tasting, arts and crafts, historical attractions, city bus tours.


Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Lounge
  • Dining table
  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Under floor heating
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Licensed
  • Fridge or minibar


  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • No gym available
  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Full business centre
  • Conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • Babysitting available
  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • Shuttle service can be arranged


  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted


  • Personal safe




Cape Town & Surrounds

Western Cape


Cape Town is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With dramatic mountains, a long stretch of Atlantic coastline and a picturesque working harbour, there are few cities in the world to rival “The Fairest Cape”, as explorer Sir Francis Drake described the place in 1580.

The city of Cape Town is regularly voted as one of the best tourist destinations (and cities to live in) in the world – and its Mediterranean climate, superb natural attractions, historic landmarks, fabulous restaurants and fun places to hang out offer all the ingredients for a top holiday destination.

Table Mountain dominates the city’s landscape and Table Mountain National Park is a national treasure and World Heritage Site.

The Cape Floristic Kingdom is known for its incredible botanical heritage and the Table Mountain National Park has more floral species than the British Isles. Stopping to smell the fynbos has an altogether new meaning in this part of the world.

Robben Island is another World Heritage Site worth visiting. Struggle heroes such as Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada and many others were incarcerated here during apartheid and taking the Robben Island Tour is a must on any trip to Cape Town.

The city is loosely divided by Table Mountain into four sections: Cape Town Central, Cape Town South, Cape Town North and Cape Town East.

Cape Town Central incorporates the city centre, the V&A Waterfront, Green Point, Mouille Point, Sea Point, Camps Bay and Hout Bay. There are loads of things on offer in this part of the world, so it’s a good idea to focus on the field of interest/activities that excite you and take it from there.

A trip to the top of Table Mountain is an absolute must (especially if you’ve never done it before). The views on a clear day will give you a clear perspective of the gorgeous city below and you can see as far as Robben Island and beyond.

If history is your thing, there are numerous museums and attractions close to the city centre. The Castle of Good Hope was built between 1666 and 1679 and is the oldest building in South Africa. It is a good place to start your tour of the city, which incorporates historic attractions such as the Bo-Kaap Museum, the District Six Museum, The Company’s Garden, City Hall and the Grand Parade, among many other notable historic attractions.

For shopping and entertainment, the V&A Waterfront is the epicentre of Cape Town and attracts high numbers of international tourists daily. Long Street is a good place to hang out for restaurants, bars and nightlife and Camps Bay is the place to see and be seen around cocktail hour.

The drive along Chapman’s Peak is one of the most scenic drives in the world but you need to do your homework as the route is periodically closed. Mariner’s Wharf in Hout Bay is another great place to visit, with its fun restaurants, great beaches and perfect views.

Cape Town South stretches from Noordhoek to Observatory and incorporates some of Cape Town’s most popular suburbs, including Constantia, Fish Hoek, Rondebosch, Simon’s Town and Muizenberg, to mention just a few.

Constantia is popular for its wonderful restaurants and wine estates and the Constantia Wine Route is a big attraction for foodies and wine-lovers. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens offers hectares of greenery and regular concerts in the warm summer months. There are also various hiking trails on offer.

Take a day trip to Simon’s Town and make sure you visit the statue of Just Nuisance, as well as the scenic Boulders Beach. Noordhoek is a great place for riding horses on the beach and the restaurants are very family friendly. For fresh fish and laid-back vibes, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg are the business. Fish Hoek is popular for seaside activities and antique shops and is a real favourite.

Cape Town North incorporates the Cape Town International Airport, Parow, Milnerton, Durbanville, Table View, as well as Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand. The north is a developed business centre that continues to grow rapidly. For chill-out time, Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand are popular for walks on the beach and outdoor sports.  Shoppers will enjoy Century City and Canal Walk, and for those who love a tipple or two, The Durbanville Wine Route also falls into the northern region.

Cape Town East is made up of Gordon’s Bay, Somerset West, Strand, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Eersterivier, Macassar and Strandfontein. The region is pretty spectacular as the small coastal towns sit below the imposing Hottentots Holland Mountains and there are fantastic beaches such as Bikini Beach, Strand Beach and Kogel Bay. Here you’ll also find the Helderberg Nature Reserve, Wolfgat Nature Reserve and Edith Stephens Wetland Park.

Look out for

Scenic Cape Point with its sheer cliffs, rugged landscapes, fauna, flora and bold ocean views.

A cable-car trip up Table Mountain to get the view of the incredible landscape of the city. If you’ve done the touristy cable-car thing then take one of the many mountain trails.

V&A Waterfront – spend time enjoying all the facilities at the V&A Waterfront, including the abundance of shopping and restaurant venues. For children, The Two Oceans Aquarium is a winner.

The magnificent beaches of Clifton, Muizenberg, Hout Bay, Bloubergstrand. You are spoilt for choice in and around the Mother City.

Historical sites are a must – including Robben Island, the Castle of Good Hope, the District Six Museum and Bo-Kaap.

Long Street by night. Enjoy the friendly fun vibes of this stretch of tarmac as it comes to life when the sun goes down.

While away the hours at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, the green lung of the city. Look out for the schedule of summer concerts.

Visit the Constantia Wine Route for a touch of history and some of the country’s finest wines and restaurants that continually make it onto the best-of lists.

Drive along the southern coastline and visit places such as Noordhoek, Scarborough, Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. Stop off at Kalk Bay for fresh fish at the harbour.

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