Auberge du Cap
Travel Blogs from Camps Bay
... out of the way!! Clown! Anyway, got my (rubbish) photo then went up to Cape Point (which WAS spectacular)!! It's raining today and we've got nothing to do (hence the essay!!)! Oh, one last point for the Scottish family, South Africans say 'och' in the same context as you!!! Last day in Cape Town today. We've both loved every minute and as far as holiday destinations go...you could do a heck of a lot worse!! Superb!!! Next stop ...
... only ONE of whom was going to be drinking?! Surely at 20 years of age, any American would take full advantage of being in a country where they are legally allowed to drink? It seemed in an interesting way to spend one’s money and time. I was half expecting them, when partaking in the cheese-sampling, to say “No thanks – we’re lactose Intolerant.”. In addition to the tee-total tasters, we had four German guys. ...
... for this holiday was to swim in the ocean, she even brought her mask and snorkel. So far I warned her that the sea is very cold, barely above 14C. It’s the Atlantic, the same as back home, but being so close to the Antarctic it becomes very cold. Strangle the sea is warmer in the winter than in the summer, the wind direction in the summer brings the cold water north from the Antarctic, meaning a quick dip in the sea is just that. But back to today, at ...
... filled with technology , satellite TV and WIFI.
We did have a marvelous breakfast sunday morning, home made swedish pancakes, (requested by Maija) and a croquet monsieur (as requested by Mikael) fresh orange juice and coffee. We took out time did some laundry and enjoyed the views. About 10 or so we headed out exploring the close by area, it is very reminiscent of Malibu at parts. The very rich and the very poor gather ...
... vertellen die nog nooit in ZA geweest zijn. Ik hoop dat dit over een tijdje wel wegebt. In de horeca, kraampjes op straat, zwervers etc. nog geen blanke gezien. Dit geeft een beetje een beeld van de stand van zaken hier.
Tot nu toe heb ik alleen nog maar geïnteresseerde ZA’ers gesproken, die nadat je je verhaal verteld hebt, ‘ welcome to South Africa’ zeggen, direct gevolgd door ‘enjoy, enjoy’! Heb je dat ooit een ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Auberge du Cap Camps Bay
5* boutique hotel
We spent 5 nights in the Nouveau Suite at the Auberge du Cap earlier this month.
On arriving I must say one of the previous reviews came to mind - that steep drive! It was steep and I find myself placed somewhere between that reviewer and the owners as to how steep it actually is. What you can't deny though is the beautiful views over Camps Bay and across the sea.
My husband had no trouble with the drive up to the property but on my birthday we decided to book a taxi down to Camps Bay (having on previous nights walked down and got a taxi back). We expected the taxi driver to wait at the bottom of the drive and went down to wait 5 minutes before our allotted time and found him struggling back down the drive as he couldn't make it all the way up. Unfortunately he'd decided to try the hill - not sure how he managed not to fall over either edge as he reversed down but let's just say I'm not sure he could have ever passed a driving test!!
Camps Bay was a lovely 30 minute stroll past wonderfully large very expensive properties and there were always more than plenty of taxis on the front willing to drive you back and at no more than 50 rand.
The Nouveau suite was very 5* and beautifully decorated and furnished. We had two balconies overlooking the pool. The pool was a little chilly and quite small but ideal for cooling down.
On the five mornings we stayed breakfast was different every day from fully cooked, fresh omelettes, fricattas etc as well as variety of cereals, fresh fruit and toasts or croissants. You did feel though to get the benefit of the cooked part of the breakfasts and not to put out your hosts you ate at the same time as everyone else when it was served at 9am.
Absolutely perfect personal getaway
Auberge du Cap recognises itself as a guesthouse but this does not do justice to the stay we experienced. My boyfriend and I were blown away by the beatiful property which was just 10 minutes drive from Cape Town city centre and only a stroll (down ridiculously steep hill!) to the waterfront in Camps Bay and some restaurants.
The room was immaculate and the pool area a great place to spend a lazy afternoon. It proved to be such great value for money. Mike and Morgan were great hosts, providing weather forecasts, tips on bus routes and also a champagne reception for our neighbouring couple when they found out they had got engaged.
Definitely the perfect location for a romantic break.
Fab, Fab, FAB
We went to South Africa on honeymoon and travelled all over the Western Cape, but our last 10 days were spent at Auberge du Cap and it was by far our favourite location. The accommodation is very 5 star, the views are magnificent and the hospitality offered by the owners, Mike & Morgan is aboslutely fantastic. They made our honeymoon incredibly unique and very memorable. Can't wait to go back and stay at Auberge du Cap again. Highly recommended!!
Fantastic, fanfastico, fantastico
Siamo stati nel Sud Africa per la nostra luna di miele e abbiamo girato tutta Western Cape, ma gli ultimi 10 gioni li abbiamo trascorsi all'Auberge du Cap ed è stato il nostro luogo più bello. La camera era davvero da 5 stelle, il panorama magnifico e l'ospitalità offerta dai gestori, Mike & Morgan è assolutamente fantastica. Hanno trasformato la nostra luna di miele in qualcosa di incredibilmente unico e memorabile. Non vediamo l'ora di tornare all'Auberge du Cap again. Molto consigliato!!
A bit more than your typical Guest House
The Auberge du Cap is a beautifully appointed guest house situated at the base of Table Mountain and breathtaking views across the Atlantic. The guest house is just a short drive from the lively Camps Bay, with numerous good quality restaurants and beautiful beach.
The Auberge du Cap is a guest house with exceptionally high standards and superb accommodation. We arrived for our three week stay and were welcomed by our hosts Mike and Morgan. We were made feel very welcome from the moment we arrived, nothing was too much trouble. The helped us book trips and advised us on what restaurants to eat at and places of interest to visit during our stay.
The breakfasts were fantastic with plenty of variety, fresh fruit, cereals, croissants and omelettes. This was served on the sunny balcony overlooking Camps Bay.
After a busy day out it was lovely to come back and relax by the pool on the comfortable sun loungers and enjoy a cold glass of wine or two on the sun drenched balcony. There was also a comfortable lounge where guests could sit and read or listen to music.
This was our first visit to South Africa and it won't be our last. I would strongly recommend the Auberge du Cap. The standards were far better than most hotels we have stayed in.
Mike and Morgan were the perfect hosts who provide their guests with an excellent level of service in a very friendly environment, it was a fantastic holiday and we intend to return.
A stay to remember...
With a backdrop of the 12 Apostle Mountain range and a view over Camps Bay that could literally take your breath away - the location of the Auberge Du Cap (ADC) won us over before we had even walked through the door. Little did we know the best was yet to come!
We stayed the duration of our 10 days at the ADC in the Ocean Delight Double en-suite which, as the name suggests, looks out on the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Every morning we would open the curtains and take in the sea view that you could never tire of. We even spotted a few whales out at sea from our room!
But perhaps one of best things about our whole experience at the ADC were the small, personal touches - those that you wouldn't expect and would very rarely find at a hotel. Mike and Morgan, the proprietors of the ADC, are possibly the most personable 2 people I've ever met and our welcome started with a quick show around of the room and the property, accompanied with a glass of bubbly - always a great way to start your holiday. We were also given a detailed list of all the best restaurants in Cape Town along with the best activities and attractions - all of which did not disappoint. They were even on hand when we needed a take out menu - now that's what I call service!
And the attention to detail impressed me immensely - from the numerous hangers in the wardrobe (women will know what I'm talking about here), the fluffy bath robes and luxurious sun loungers to the culinary delights which awaited us every morning at breakfast - an event which was a real social experience with the other guests. Honestly, the breakfasts were absolutely to die for and better than in any hotel I've been to - all lovingly prepared and presented accompanied by fresh flowers in each napkin holder. And the piece de resistance is, of course, eating it out on the balcony overlooking Camps Bay with Lions Head and Table Mountain in the background.
When we go back to Cape Town and the ADC, we'll definitely be staying in one of their suites with a private balcony and Jacuzzi. ADC is literally a haven of peace of tranquillity and I would strongly recommend that if your thinking of staying in Cape Town, then a stay at the Auberge Du Cap is a must!
Fantastic time and memorable experience
My partner and I stayed at the Auberge du Cap for ten nights in March 2006 which was such a fantastic time and a memorable experience. On the first day of our arrival from UK, we were greeted with a champagne and warm welcome. We really enjoyed the beautiful, comfortable large accommodations which were of highest standard. They were elegant and sophisticated apartment with luxury amnesties and first class services - very clean and spotless. The hosts were very friendly and most helpful with day to day activities including recommendation for best place to eat. In a private lounge, there was an honest bar; a Mini Bar with variety selection of cold drinks and beers and in the kitchenette area, a fine collection of wines includes some of the best South Africa vintage. Every morning we had variety of delicious SA health breakfasts at the sea-viewing balcony which was spectacular. We also had a lovely barbeque (braai) evening at the private balcony with a built-in BBQ, accessing from our lounge, overlooked the pool and beautiful sea view and sunset which took our breath away! The apartment is only 5 minute drive from the beach and the driveway to the apartment is by the beautifully surrounding famous mountains, the twelve apostles, Table Mountain and Lion Head. It was such a comfortable and memorable stay, lovely place, beautiful view, and quiet. We have stayed there two times. We loved this place and we will certainly plan to return again!
What a wonderful place
Arrived at the Auberge du Cap, after flying all night from the UK to a truly warm welcome plus a glorious and immediate cup of tea.
My wife & I fell in love with the views. This Boutique Hotel had every amenity, spotlessly clean room(s) we stayed in two to enjoy the differing views. The breakfasts were to die for really healthy, fesh and a variety of choices
The hosts were most helpful, in advising on all aspects of the area, and restaurants in the evening,.
We will certainly be back!!!
Jonathan & Lesley
Auberge Du Cap Review
Visited in March 2006. My husband and I stayed at this guest house for 5 nights in their Ocean Delight Double En-Suite. The room was clean and had fantastic views over camps bay and lions head.
Room - The room was quite cramped though the bathroom was quite big and if you are staying longer then a couple of nights you might want to bear this in mind
Location - The guest house is located quite high up in Camps Bay and the driveway to house is extremely steep (~60 degrees) taking a sharp turn at the top. Probably not a good idea for drivers who aren't very confident like myself or with compact size cars. Luckily my husband is confident! To walk into Camps Bay takes about 25 minutes. A taxis costs between 40 to 60 rand each way.
Mini Bar - Also worth noting is that you share an mini bar which is located outside the room which makes grabbing a cold drink in the middle of the night a bit of a pain.
Pets - There are also a couple of cats and one in particular that liked to jump about which I personally did not feel comfortable with.
Overall this is a nice guest house but it's location would put me off going back. Personally I would pick a guest house closed to the Camps Bay from where we could walk to the bars and restaurants and as for the view you will be hard pushed to find a bad view in Camps Bay.