A Luxury African Safari holiday isn’t complete without time in the cosmopolitan buzz of creative city Cape Town. So why not have a week’s Cape Town holiday, staying outside the heart of the city at one of its trendy beach destinations. This is the Noosa of South Africa… Camps Bay attracts tourists and glamorous locals and celebrities alike with its fantastic beach, restaurants, cafes and bars.
So rather than staying in the heart of Camps Bay, we like to put our guests up a little higher on the slopes so you get those endless vistas of Camps Bay, Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles.
A relatively new property to the scene this year is Sea Star Rocks – great name for a gorgeous property. So let’s look a little closer …
Sea Star Rocks is a multi level house that juts out over the cliff and as we mentioned, it has completely unobstructed views of the mountain, sea and sky from any room! This is the first big tick.
Second tick from us is the Cape Town holiday vibe you get the moment you arrive. Manager Thekla and her team are so attentive yet discreet so there is a feeling of arriving home or somewhere special. Plus staff are on site 24 hours so you are always in safe hands.
Third tick is the uber chic Cape Town luxury accommodation it offers. So it feels like a private home and has just a few custom designed suites of course everything is five star. The main area is full of light, modern décor and Tretchikoff prints adorning the walls. It is a real sense of refined luxury or perhaps casual elegance is better descriptor. The swimming pool deck is sensational and big with enough sun loungers for everyone! There is a Jacuzzi so even in winter you get the outdoor benefits.
Fourth tick has to be the rooms. Oh my, to enjoy that much space even in the entry level ‘pool room’ is brilliant. There are two of these located on the lower level and each is 30 square metres next to the 18 metre swimming pool and Jacuzzi no less. What they lack in privacy and seclusion they gain in space at a more affordable price. We would sell this to confident travellers not concerned about people potentially seeing ‘in’ and seldom in their room anyway! Doors are tinted so you can’t see in – but just means you can’t leave it all open if you like privacy.
So then we go to the Sea Star Rock Suites of which there are three on the ground and first floors. WOW, views that drop any jaw through 2.6 metre high windows and this view is enjoyed even from your shower and freestanding bath. With your own private lounge, it certainly feels like home not to mention terrace with sun loungers.
Now the ultimate option is the private pool suite – just one of these folks so you have to be lucky to get availability as it is proving extremely popular for luxury Cape Town holiday makers. You have 60 square metres inside plus 50 square metres outside in the form of a terrace with 3 x 4 metre pool. Ground level, living area is big with sleeper couch so great for families with older kids. The pool comes with outdoor shower and loungers. Not just for summer, it has a fireplace so beautiful in winter.
If these four ticks are not enough, allow us to introduce the fifth and final tick. Breakfast here is fantastic because you have those views, intimate atmosphere and friendly service. Even better is their private wine label produced in Franschhoek and a glass of their chardonnay on a hot day certainly appeals to us.
The downsides, not red crosses as such just FYI more than anything.
- Only breakfast is provided. So you will dine out each evening. Having said that, Thekla goes out of her way to assist with arranging private dinners to be delivered! They are also considering a chef to come in for the busy periods .
- Yes that’s right they are welcome here and whilst that’s awesome news for us as parents, not everyone wants a luxury Cape Town holiday with kids around, so it may be a deterrent for some
- Sparseness feeling. Not everyone likes the minimalist look and with such big rooms and simple furnishing, they feel a little ‘bare’
Start in Cape Town, then Safari and Victoria Falls Finale of course!
Garden Route Coast to Cape
Self drive starting with the safari, then travelling down the Garden Route and along Route 62 before ending in Cape Town with the luxurious beach finale!
Cape Town to Kenya
That’s right, many people want the traditional East Africa safari holiday classic and they don’t want to miss out on Cape Town or Victoria Falls for that matter. So this is a classic, highly sought after safari holiday combination. Cape Town helps you recover from jetlag, then head to Victoria Falls and onwards to Kenya.