When flying solo, it’s just you on an adventure with Cape Town. Go where you like, see what you like, do what you like… you’ll never be at a loss here – especially with our Private Travel Concierge to point you in the right direction.
Or stay in if you like… Our Gardens hotel is an oasis of calm in the city, allowing you to dip in and out of the out of the action. With us, you can look forward to a getaway that is unapologetically carefree and luxuriously laid back.
Take your pick of the rooms and suites – all are ideal for the independent traveller, and the one for you depends on your needs. If you’re focused on sightseeing and just need a place to sleep (a very comfortable place, mind), you’ll be very happy with a Classic Single Room. Planning on settling in? For some serious self-spoiling and complete privacy, we recommend the Superior Luxury Suite – with a lounge and fireplace, garden terrace and loungers, and a plunge pool all to yourself. But luxury amenities, attentive service, and breakfast feasts come standard.
You’ll never be at a loss in a city as exciting as Cape Town, with a fascinating and chequered past and future at the cultural cutting edge. If anything, you might find yourself extending your stay to pack it all in! There’re historical sights, museums, galleries, theatres, music lounges, markets, high-end boutiques… and that’s all before you’ve explored our local communities, the mountains, beaches, and winelands. Go it alone or join a small tour group – whichever your preference, our Private Travel Concierge is always on hand to offer advice and make the plans.
For a relaxing day out, the beaches and parks are our favourite go-to’s. With umbrellas to rent and vendors guaranteed to come by with all sorts from sunscreen to ice-cream, you won’t have to move from your towel for hours. The city’s parks and gardens are also lovely for a bit of fresh air. We particularly love the world-renowned Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, offering a Tree Canopy Walkway, tours, outdoor art exhibitions, concerts, or simply a place to lay out your picnic (we’ll happily pack one for you) in beautiful surrounds. Back at the hotel, there’s a pool to loll in, lounge to cosy up by the fire, and in-room spa therapies to indulge in.
Local food is a huge part of experiencing any place and eating out in Cape Town is a sure way to get a taste of the city’s many cultures. Cape Malay cuisine – mixing cooking traditions from Malaysia, Indonesia, and East Africa – is especially popular, giving us spicy ‘Bobotie’ and sweet, sticky ‘koeksisters’. Go on, tuck in! But if the thought of dining alone has you reaching for the room service menu, we can reassure you that many of Cape Town’s restaurants have bar counters (less daunting than a table for one) where you could rub elbows with friendly Capetonians and fellow travellers. Otherwise, come dine with us on our Cuisine Tour.