Hotels in Cape Town:The Camps Bay Retreat, A sanctuary for the soul

A sanctuary for the soul…

That’s what you encounter when you step inside the Manor House of the Knacke family. Pure class all the way.

A hidden gem nestled on a vast nature reserve with views that stretch beyond the likes of Glen beach and the 12 Apostles.

If you’re looking for a heavenly escape to tuck away and forget your troubles this winter, the Camps Bay retreat invites you with a warm welcome and perfectly heated floors in your suite to beds that leave you floating in excessive comfort.

This is just the place to settle down after a long day of sight –seeing- perhaps in the lounge area- reading a good book about the hotel’s heritage in front of the fire place. Next up for dinner –you can enjoy their winter menu at the Von Kamptz restaurant where the meals are paired with only the best local wine selections. I can highly recommend the confit duck served with stewed red cabbage and sweet potato fries or the Asian spiced pork paired with potatoes and green vegetables. For dessert the apple crumble dessert to share is simply exquisite.


As the sun stretches over the mountain range in the morning with the crisp ocean breeze, feel free to order room-service in your toasty-room or enjoy the complimentary breakfast buffet in the dining hall in the main Manor. This indulgent spread boasts everything from local cheeses, cold cuts and an assortment of fruit including an abundance of pastries and croissants.

Each room is equipped with:
-unlimited wifi access
-tea and coffee making facilities
-air conditioning and heating
-stocked mini bar on request

The estate boasts a vast reserve free for your exploration where you can find yourself on a journey of self-discovery and relaxation as the footpath takes you to the meditative natural pool where the aromatic smells allow you to breath in the goodness that Cape Town has to offer.

If you venture upwards from the pool you’ll find a hidden waterfall at the top of the path where you can relax for a moment and take in the fresh winter air.

The Camps Bay retreat has a Spa on the right hand side of the main entrance where you can escape for an hour or too and enjoy one of their local inspired pamper sessions leaving you feeling relaxed and at peace.

Even though Cape Town is known for its summer season, there’s something magical about autumn and winter. There’s still so much to do. If down-time is what you are after, curling up by a fire with a good book and the most breathe-taking view is something special- with staff that wait on your every need.

A blissful escape in surreal beauty.

Take me back!

Visit their website Camps bat Retreat !

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