Set on a private waterside platform at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, the Cape Grace Hotel offers a combination of understated luxury and sophistication, drawing inspiration for its interior design from Cape Town’s rich history.
Here are the value adds of Cape Grace, if you book as Bateleur Club member:
- Min 2 nights stay: High Tea to be enjoyed at the Library once per person during the stay or
- 2 Tapas per person to be enjoyed at Bascule Whiskey, Wine and Cocktail Bar once during the stay
- Rate blocked out over Festive Season (19 Dec 14 – 5 Jan 15 inclusive) and Mining Indaba (8 – 12 Feb 15 inclusive)
- Subject to availability, and not available once occupancy exceeds 80%
With Table Mountain – one of the most spiritual places on earth – at its heart and two oceans at its feet, the city of Cape Town, strategically situated at the south-western tip of Africa, has been famed for centuries as the Tavern of the Seas. Vibrant, cosmopolitan and an eclectic mix of old and new, this laid-back city is as much at home with its 17th century castle – whose cannons have never been fired in anger – as it is with its sleek skyscrapers and trendy malls. Home to South Africa’s first mosque, oldest wine farm, a 350-year-old garden and timelessly beautiful beaches, it’s no surprise the legendary Flying Dutchman and his spectral ship have spent eternity sailing the city’s shores.
Flight into Cape Town International Airport
The airport is 21kms from the hotel, and the trip will take approximately 20 – 45 minutes, depending on the time of day and traffic.
The flight time from Johannesburg to Sabi Sand is approximately 1½ hours. Federal Air operates daily flights from OR Tambo to Ulusaba airstrip, followed by an easy game drive to the lodge. SA Airlink offers daily flights from OR Tambo to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, followed by either a road or air transfer to the lodge.
Weather and Climate
South Africa is famous for its sunshine. Over much of South Africa, summer is characterised by hot, sunny weather – often with afternoon thunderstorms that clear quickly. The Western Cape gets most of its rain in winter, with quite a few days of cloudy, rainy weather.
The currency is South African Rand (ZAR).
Visas and Documents
Passports are required by all foreign visitors and must be valid for 6 months after the intended length of stay. Please ensure that you have at least 2 consecutive blank visa pages (not endorsement pages) in your passport. Our recommendation is 3 or even 4 blank pages if you are travelling through more than one country. If there are insufficient pages entry could be denied.
It is imperative to check visa requirements with the South African embassy as it may vary according to your nationality.
If you intend to travel between South Africa and its neighbouring countries it is advised to apply for multiple entry visas.