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  • Set in a charming and richly historic neighbourhood
  • Beautifully renovated manor dates back to 1812
  • Fantastically central for exploring Cape Town

Dutch Manor Antique Hotel

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: 12 years and older

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-33.9229, 18.4145

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With an illustrious past stretching back to 1812, Dutch Manor Antique Hotel revolves around its magnificent collection of fascinating antiques and artefacts, which creates a timeless and charming atmosphere that will enthral visitors.

The hotel’s rich character suits its location in the multicultural, historic Bo-Kaap suburb on the slopes of Cape Town’s Signal Hill, an area known for its brightly coloured homes and romantic cobbled streets.

Guests will walk into the house on a red carpet, symbolising the grandness and high level of service that they will experience while staying at the hotel. Some of the antiques date back to the 1700s, and the individually-decorated rooms have their own delightful old-world features such as babbaloentjie or four poster beds, fine paintings, Jonkmanskas cupboards and plush furnishings, all meticulously maintained. Six of the double rooms have King-size beds, while one holds two four-poster double beds.

The opulence of this bygone era merges with modern luxuries such as air conditioning and heating, flatscreen satellite televisions, wireless internet, hairdryers and electronic safes, while other comforting amenities include Egyptian cotton linen, tea/coffee facilities and dreamy bathrobes and slippers. The bathrooms have been completely modernised and house heated towel rails and large showers.

Guests can marvel at more rare antiques in the hotel’s spacious communal areas downstairs, which are adorned with yellowwood and stinkwood half-moon tables, a Cape mahogany reception desk and fittings such as gilded mirrors, embossed lamps and armoires. The lounge area is an opulent space for relaxation, making guests feel a world away from the buzz of the 21st century.

Upstairs, the balcony is a fantastic spot to soak up the summer weather and enjoy the views over the City Bowl and Signal Hill. Clear days allow delicious breakfasts to be savoured al fresco. To ensure that guests feel absolutely safe, the hotel is monitored by cutting-edge security technology.

The staff are extremely helpful, and a full concierge service can deal with all travel arrangements, ranging from transfers, to bookings for activities, restaurant reservations and day trips. A walk around the fascinating Bo-Kaap, with its historical buildings, museum and quaint street cafes, is well worth the effort. The manor is perfectly positioned for holiday-goers, being close to Cape Town’s diverse array of attractions.

Rates & Summary


7 Double Rooms

6 sleep 2 guests in King-size beds
1 sleeps 2 guests in 2 double beds
En-suite shower

Pricing

  • For pricing detail, click on CHECK AVAILABILITY & BOOK ONLINE above

Catering

Continental and English breakfast included

Kids

Children 12 and older are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Dutch Manor Antique Hotel is situated in Cape Town’s colourful Bo-Kaap suburb, and offers a warm historical character and seven exceptionally comfortable rooms. Dating back to 1812, this renovated manor has the distinction of being the only registered antique hotel in South Africa, boasting a magnificent antique collection while catering to the exacting requirements of modern travellers.

Summary

  • Set in a charming and richly historic neighbourhood
  • Beautifully renovated manor dates back to 1812
  • Fantastically central for exploring Cape Town

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

  • Nearby: beaches, whale watching, Cape Point, Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront, golf courses, Newlands cricket and rugby stadiums, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, hiking, penguin colony, Two Oceans Aquarium, wine tasting, arts and crafts, historical attractions.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • 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

Utilities

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

Leisure Amenities

  • Satellite television
  • Library

Business & Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Limited business centre
  • No conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • Not child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 500m
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • Shuttle service available

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted

Security

  • Personal safe
  • 24 hour security

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Cape Town & Surrounds

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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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