Cape Town


Best Cape Town Restaurants

Cape Towners love their restaurants, and the city boasts a wealth of star chefs serving relaxed lunches and sophisticated dinners. Here are seven great choices.

Hotel Standouts of the Year

Last year, our editors stayed in an astonishing number of hotels and resorts. Here are five contrasting standouts from 12 months of relentless globe-trotting.

Hotel Restaurants of the Year

Once, hotels regarded their restaurants as an afterthought. No longer. Here are our Editors' Choice winners for Hotel Restaurants of the Year.

Six Excellent Safari Lodges Near Cape Town

For those who want to pair a trip to Cape Town with a safari, these six lodges and game reserves provide excellent options, especially December to March.

Favorite Hotels of the Year

In 2018, Hideaway Report editors discovered an unusual number of exotic far-flung retreats and several exquisite city hotels. Here are their favorites.

Hotels With Nothing to Dislike — Except Having to Leave

On rare occasions, Hideaway Report editors find a property that defies any attempt to ferret out fault. Here are six hotels that our editors hated to leave.

Indelible Memory: A Poignant Visit to Cape Town's Robben Island

Just across the turquoise South Atlantic from the luxe Silo Hotel, our editor contemplates an important part of South African history on Robben Island.

7 Hotels With Guest-Only Spaces

Now that hotels have become so popular with non-guests, properties are offering another level of exclusivity with guest-only bars, restaurants and pools.

The Zeitz Museum Transforms Cape Town

What the Tate Modern was to London, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is to Cape Town: an art museum that has transformed the city.

The Silo: Cape Town’s Modern Masterpiece

The Silo, Cape Town's modern masterpiece of a hotel, is a game changer. Set on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, it is breathtakingly imaginative and original.

A Newly Recommended Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa

Our editor-in-chief visits Cape Town and discovers an exhilarating new property: The Silo, a 28-room masterpiece with astounding views of the waterfront.

Letter From the Editor: August 2018

Our editor visits Cape Town, South Africa, and finds it transformed after the opening of The Silo. This issue also sees extensive coverage of Abruzzo, Italy.

Zeitz Museum to Debut in Cape Town

With more than 100,000 square feet, the Zeitz Museum will display one of the world’s most significant collections of contemporary African art.

The Harper Notebook: Best Restaurants in Cape Town

South Africa has hit its culinary stride, and Cape Town is now one of the world's great food cities. Here are six restaurants Mr. Harper recommends there.

The Harper Notebook: Things to Do in Cape Town

Astonishingly beautiful, Cape Town has become one of the world’s great food cities, with a wide choice of distinctive restaurants and nearby wineries.

Ports of Call: Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is a small city with cultural influences from all over, creating one of the most cosmopolitan places in the world.

New & Noteworthy, August 2015

Andrew Harper shares notable luxury travel news in this monthly piece, like a renovation at Bernardus Lodge & Spa and a new chapter for The Ivy in London.

Instagram Takeover: Ellerman House

Follow along on Instagram to enjoy a private tour of Ellerman House, a stunning resort in Cape Town, South Africa, throughout the week.

City Guide: Cape Town

Enjoy this travel guide to Cape Town with tips, recommendations and ideas for where to eat, stay and shop in this enticing South African city.

From My Notebook, August 2014

I fell in love with Cape Town one spring when I rented a house in the residential district of Constantia. I never grew tired of the view of Table Mountain, and I don’t think I saw a cloud for a month. The Royal Portfolio, which contains some of my favorite South African hotels, now offers a spectacular penthouse apartment, “The One Above,” in the V&A Waterfront.

Indelible Memories From a Year of Travel

Travel is often exhilarating and intoxicating, but it also bequeaths a fund of memories that is a lifelong source of solace and delight. Here are four highlights from 2013 that will forever inspire interludes of fireside reverie

In The News: Plettenberg Reopens

On a recent trip to South Africa, I was surprised to find uncertainty swirling around one of the country’s best-loved resorts.

Discovering the Delights of the Cape Province

On a recent trip to South Africa, I decided to reacquaint myself with this classic drive, after a relaxing few days in Cape Town and the neighboring Winelands.

Notable Restaurants in South Africa

Recommended restaurants from our recent trip to South Africa.

Two Wine Shops Worth Visiting in Cape Town

Two wine shops worth a visit in Cape Town and a must-read for oenophiles visiting South Africa.

Entertaining at Hamilton Russell Vineyards: A Year on a Cape Wine Estate by Olive Hamilton Russell

As the wine industry in South Africa has flourished, the food scene in the country has become more interesting and sophisticated, most noticeably in the vibrant precincts of Cape Town.

Wildlife: Whales and Sharks

Every year from May through September — South Africa’s winter — Walker Bay hosts hundreds of southern right whales that come to calve in the relatively warm water of the Indian Ocean.

Cape Town and South Africa

Cape Town is unlike any other city. With it has to offer travelers, most find one visit to Cape Town is not enough.