Best Luxury 5 star hotels in Cape Town

Updated: Jul 21

Cape Town has some incredible 5-star luxury hotels! We have spent some time at each and reviewed our favourite Cape Town Luxury Hotels.


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Cape Town Luxury Hotel Reviews.


1) Mount Nelson, A Belmont Hotel

Mount Nelson is more than just a luxury hotel, it is a beautiful space, an oasis of calm in the mother city.

The Iconic Pink hotel was painted pink for peace back in 1918 and is surrounded by gardens that resemble the garden of Eden.

The interiors of this hotel have been exquisitely restored with a quirky modern touch.

Images by Craig Howes

Mount Nelson is Known for:

  • Classic Luxury

  • Beautiful gardens

  • Fine Dining

  • One of the Best High Tea's in Cape Town

  • Belmont Service

  • Spa

Mount Nelson Luxury Hotel Cape Town
Mount Nelson Images by Craig Howes

2) Silo Hotel

Located in the heart of Cape Town, (walking distance from the V&A Waterfront) the Silo hotel is one of Cape Town's newest and most spectacular hotels.


Originally built as a grain silo, that now occupies the first 6 floors as a world-renowned The Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA). Zeitz MOCAA is a contemporary art museum that rivals the likes of the Tate Modern in London, MoMA in New York and Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid.


If you are looking for inspired design, pure luxury, access to over 50 restaurants nearby and a beautiful infinity pool. The Silo is the hotel for you.

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3) Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

The Twelve Apostles gets its name from the Peaks of Table Mountain viewed from Camps Bay side, commonly known as the 12 Apostles. This is appropriate since the 12 Apostles is located and the foot of the 12 Apostles, amongst the beautiful Fynbos next to the Ocean.


What makes this property spectacular are the views, in any direction. Wedged between The Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain with no other properties in sight.

The Twelve Apostles offer a unique five-star experience close to the vibrant heart of the city. Their luxury boutique hotel offers beautifully appointed rooms, dramatic ocean views, delicious dining adventures, and an award-winning Spa, all delivered with the generous hospitality characteristic of Red Carnation Hotels.


Step out onto the flora and fynbos-framed trails to explore our staggeringly beautiful setting, with iridescent sunsets that are known as the best in Cape Town. Our complimentary shuttle service to Camps Bay and V&A Waterfront keeps you connected to the city and the beaches, whilst also affording total luxury in our secluded coastal sanctuary.

One&Only Hotel

The One & Only is a World renowned hotel brand.

The resort’s feel is contemporary whilst drawing on Africa’s culture and heritage. The rooms and suites, the largest in Cape Town with a minimum size of 63 square metres, all have a private terrace or balcony.


The rooms in the Marina Rise have panoramic views of Table Mountain, and the rooms on the resort’s adjoining island have a distinctive resort feel and convenient access to the infinity pool and separate Spa Island.