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  • An elegant modern architectural masterpiece that offers stylish luxury
  • Renowned for its high levels of service and friendly staff
  • Amazing views, and very central location for exploring Cape Town


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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Oranjezicht


-33.9465, 18.414


MannaBay is a perfect gateway to the iconic Table Mountain, with a gate leading directly from the grounds to the Table Mountain National Park. Scattered across the three-tiered hotel, the seven luxury suites play true to their names: Black & White, Orchid, Flamingo, Explorer, Persian, Pom Pom and Oriental. Amongst many other features, all rooms have a flat-screen TV and an interactive media centre, with an extensive selection of movies and music, an iPod docking station, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, Africology products and beach bags with towels.

Inspired by the regal splendour of the Palace of Versailles, the Versailles Suite is framed in royal blue and silver, and is the hotel’s premier suite. It has the best views of the city and the Atlantic Ocean. Guests can sink into the four-poster mirror bed and enjoy the luxury of a separate dressing room and huge en-suite bathroom.

Rates include one complimentary airport transfer per room booking, a 24 hour butler service, a personal cellphone, complimentary dinner transfers and complimentary Wi-Fi. The gym with steam room, plus the swimming pool, can be used at guests’ leisure, and the hotel is also known to organise some of the best adventures to be found in the area. 

The MannaBay Café and Atlas Bar have floor-to-ceiling glass windows with brilliant mountain views. Breakfasts are exquisite, and the sophisticated dinners are accompanied by a selection of fine wines.

The hotel celebrates South African artists and is a springboard to show off their works.

Rates & Summary

Versailles Suite

Sleeps 2 in four poster King-size bed
En-suite freestanding bath and shower
Private balcony

7 Luxury Rooms

Each individually decorated
Each sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower
Private balconies, private gardens, plunge pools or patios, depending on selection


Versailles Suite

  • R 6 000 - R 7 500 room rate

Luxury Rooms 

  • R 5 000 - R 6 250 room rate

Rates vary, depending on season
Exclusive use option available on request


Full breakfast, house drinks, and High Tea included

Why Stay Here?

In the heart of Cape Town, bordering Table Mountain, the immaculately modern MannaBay has eight uniquely designed rooms that set the bar for contemporary luxury. From its prime setting, guests are immersed in an experience which makes them feel like privileged princes, heroic explorers or orchid hunters, complemented by dazzling views from virtually every vantage point. From MannaBay, you can experience the Mother City in comfort and privacy, with a team of friendly staff dedicated to making every guest’s experience as special as possible.


  • An elegant modern architectural masterpiece that offers stylish luxury
  • Renowned for its high levels of service and friendly staff
  • Amazing views, and very central location for exploring Cape Town

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes and a swimming costume.

Road Conditions

All roads leading to MannaBay are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Gym with steam room
  • Art gallery
  • Cape Town tours


Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Dining table
  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Under floor heating
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Swimming towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • Licensed


  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Solar and electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • Gym available
  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Library
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Limited business centre

Access & Convenience

  • Covered parking
  • Nearest shops within 500m
  • Nearest fuel within 1km
  • Shuttle service can be arranged


  • Credit cards 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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