CAPEGRACE, CAPETOWNOccupying a prime location in the heart of theV&A Waterfront, Cape Grace is an elegant andluxurious property. The hotel sits on a privatequay, with views over the colourful marina.Standards of service are superb but low key,ensuring a relaxed atmosphere. There are 120guest rooms designed with traditional, tastefuldécor with an emphasis on comfort. Finishingtouches such as hand-painted fabrics and craftedmetalwork are everywhere. There is also a cosylibrary filled with leather chairs, a superbrestaurant, and a lively whisky and wine baroverlooking the harbour.FOURROSMEAD, CAPETOWNFour Rosmead is a stylish boutique guesthousewith just eight rooms. Sitting on the slopes ofTable Mountain, it has landscaped gardens with a solar-heated saltwater swimming pool and amassage treatment room. Inside, the lounge isfilled with sofas and large fireplaces, leading intothe airy breakfast room. The contemporaryinteriors are filled with South African artwork, andthe rooms are decorated with a mix of modernand French design. Several have views over TableMountain or the city. Owner David and his teamattend to your every need to ensure your stay istruly relaxing.Cape TownVibrant and romantic, Cape Town is arguablyAfrica's most attractive city. Table Mountain lies atits heart, standing proudly above the metropolisand the South Atlantic Ocean. The city is steepedin history, from the colourful houses of Bo-Kaapwhere descendents of early slaves lived, toRobben Island where Nelson Mandela wasimprisoned. Soak up the sun on Camps Bay'spalm-fringed beach, or relax in the beachfrontcafés which are the ideal spot for people-watching. The pastel colours of the Victoria andAlfred Waterfront house a myriad of bustlingshops and restaurants. Within easy reach on a day trip are the colourful Kirstenbosch Gardens,African penguins at Boulders Beach or thedramatic Cape Point. Whether you are interestedin history, culture, food or simply a spot ofshopping, this charming city won't disappoint.10Cape Grace, V&A Waterfront, Cape TownFour Rosmead, Cape TownABBEYMANOR, CAPETOWNBuilt in 1904, this charming owner-managedguesthouse retains many original features,including intricate stained glass windows. AbbeyManor is situated on the foothills of TableMountain, offering superb views on a clear day,particularly from the Jacuzzi on the roof terrace.There is a comfortable lounge, an airy breakfastroom and a solar-heated swimming pool and sun deck. Each of the nine rooms retains its own character, and all are well-appointed anddecorated with a mix of traditional and modern furnishings.Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town
www.audleytravel.com/southafrica ?01993 838 550 ?The Cape Region11Long Street, Cape Town1 ONQUEENS, CAPETOWN1 on Queens has a superb position high on theslopes of Signal Hill, offering sweeping views overthe city and up towards Table Mountain. Thesurroundings are peaceful and residential, withshops and cafés on Kloof Street just a short walkaway. There are nine guest rooms, modern intheir design and some have balconies to enjoyvistas of the city or mountain. Breakfasts areserved on the terrace, overlooking the swimmingpool and tranquil gardens. This is a great valueoption in a lovely neighbourhood of the city. CAMPSBAYRETREAT, CAPETOWNSet amongst vast manicured gardens, Camps Bay Retreat is a peaceful base in the quaintCamps Bay district. The Manor house has foursuites decorated in an elegant, colonial style. A suspension bridge over a steep ravine links thegrounds to the more contemporary rooms in thegardens. Guest facilities include a tennis court,three swimming pools and use of a nearby spa.There are various dining options within walkingdistance and the hotel also offers dinners at it'srestaurant, the Retreat Kitchen. WATERFRONTVILLAGEAPARTMENTS, CAPETOWNThis collection of luxury self-catering apartmentsis situated in the heart of the popular V&AWaterfront. They range in size from one to fourbedrooms and in degree of luxury from standardto penthouse. Each includes an en suitebathroom, kitchen, sitting area with satellite TVand DVD player and a washing machine. Manyhave views over the Waterfront Canal or TableMountain. There is on-site secure parking, a gymand five swimming pools. The apartments are agood option for travellers seeking independenceand their location is superb.Robben Island, Cape TownWaterfront Village Apartments, Cape TownCamps Bay Retreat, Cape TownCape Point lighthouse, Cape of Good HopeCamps Bay, Cape TownBo-Kaap, Cape TownUthandoUthando is a charity supporting 25grassroots community projects in thetownships surrounding Cape Town,focussed on a diverse range of socialissues from youth development to carefor the elderly. We encourage all visitorsto Cape Town to spend half a dayvisiting some of the projects to gain aninsight into the work they are doing.This is not a typical township tour, morean excursion to experience, understandand most importantly be inspired.Amazing individuals, against all the odds,are striving to improve the communitiesaround them.