Kensington Place Cape Town Highlights
- Cape Winelands
- V&A Waterfront
- Table Mountain and the Cable Car
- Restaurants and bistros
Kensington Place Information
- Lodge type; Hotel
- Location; Cape Town
- Lodge size; 8 rooms
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Kensington Place is an award winning 5-star boutique hotel in a residential part of the city. It offers both tranquillity and proximity to the attractions of Cape Town. The Victorian building was renovated in a contemporary style at the beginning of this century.
Urban chic is the phrase which comes to mind for the interior with rich velvets and bronze giving off a sensuous feel. The exterior and garden are more organic with indigenous cape vegetation, stone pebble walkways and teak decking around an intimate swimming pool area. There exists an absolute harmony here with the owner's intention of creating a Zen-like atmosphere successfully established.
As befits a boutique establishment like Kensington Place Cape Town with only eight rooms (and a staff complement of 16,) this is a place where you can kick your shoes off and relax as if you were at home but with 5-star treatment.
The manager and staff are relaxed but professional and arrange and cater for your every whim. The public spaces are again intimate and cosy.
Rooms and Suites
The rooms at Kensington Place follow the same design theme of the rest of the hotel. Simply furnished in luxuriant materials combined with white walls radiate a feeling of tranquillity.
Simplicity does not mean lack of mod cons and all rooms have large flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations, and laptop computers as standard.
The bathrooms, while not large, are again understated but elegant. Bathrooms are a sensuous encounter, with features including custom made submerged bathtubs, dual showers, along with large bath towels to wrap up in afterwards.
Most rooms have private patio balconies offering views of either the mountain or the city.
Beach bags and essential exercise equipment are also provided.
Cuisine and Wine
As well as having all day breakfast, chefs are on standby day and night, so whether you are coming back from a late night out and want a full course meal or a simple luncheon besides the pool or in your room, the chef will prepare a meal to your desire.
There is no menu so you can order what you like.
The standard of food is high with style best described as modern European with African flavours and ingredients.
- 24-Hour security
- Bar and dining room
- Lounge with fireplace
- Complimentary broadband
- Internet access and Wi-Fi
- DVD and music library
- Complimentary gym membership
- Pamper sessions arranged
- Sports activities arranged
- Day-trips and transfers arranged
- Off-street parking
Complimentary Added Value Services:
- Free Wi-Fi in public areas and rooms
- Free gym membership at nearby Virgin Active
Rates from R3 050.00 per person
- Kensington Place Rates
- Per person per night sharing
- Rates are in South African Rands (ZAR)
- *Rates may vary according to season
- 15% VAT
- Complimentary laptop in the room with internet access
- Complimentary Virgin Active Gym Membership during your stay
- A glass of champagne on arrival and a bottle of wine in the room
- Free parking
- All other drinks and meals
- Travel insurance
Muizenberg Beach Cape Town
Muizenberg Beach in Cape Town, South Africa, is a beautiful seaside town that has experienced both decline and resurgence.
From the late 19th century until the 1960s, it was one of the most popular resort areas in South Africa.
In recent years, however, Muizenberg has undergone a transformation as law-abiding citizens have reclaimed the area and invested heavily in its revitalization.
Norval Foundation South Africa
With its dynamic atmosphere and captivating art, Norval Foundation in Cape Town offers a unique experience for all ages who appreciate the beauty of art.
No matter who you are, the Norval Foundation has something to astound and delight! From spectacular exhibitions to an expansive sculpture garden featuring one-of-a-kind pieces, as well as a selection of educational workshops for kids - it is all here waiting.
Cape Town Sightseeing Bus
Explore the stunning city of Cape Town in a budget-friendly and time-efficient way - The City Sightseer Bus.
This double-decker 'topless' red bus offers travellers several routes to take in all the attractions, including Blue Route from the City to Hout Bay, Red Route for Table Mountain Cable Car and Purple Route through Constantia Vineyards.
With the guided tour commentated in 15 different languages, this is a great day out for both kids and adults alike!
Constantia Valley Wine Route
The Constantia Valley Wine Route is a stunning destination for wine lovers in South Africa. It offers an array of estates, each with its own special selection of wines and unique experiences to enjoy.
From the upgraded wine-tasting venue at Uitkyk Estate to Klein Constantia's "Beyond Restaurant", there are plenty of opportunities to sample some excellent local vintages. For those looking for something special, Groot Constantia is home to Cape Ruby port and Eagles Nest has partnered with the Western Cape Raptor Research Programme.
Kirstenbosch, Boomslang Tree Canopy Walkway
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful and diverse gardens in Cape Town. With its sprawling 1,300 acres of land, Kirstenbosch offers a journey of the senses with its vibrant flowers, lush greenery and an array of birdlife.
For those looking for a unique experience, take on the Boomslang Tree Canopy Walkway - an elevated walkway that provides stunning views across the gardens.
Constantia Winelands, What to Do?
Escape from the hustle of Cape Town and immerse yourself in South Africa's famous wine culture by visiting Constantia Valley - only a quick journey away!
For centuries, Constantia Valley has been the home of some of South Africa's oldest and most renowned vineyards and wine farms.
Among these renowned wineries are Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia, Constantia Uitsig and Buitenverwachting – each with its own unparalleled atmosphere and exquisite wines.
Climbing Table Mountain
Table Mountain is one of the most iconic landmarks in Cape Town, and with the Aerial Cableway closed for a few weeks, now is the perfect time to explore its many paths.
A hike up Skeleton Gorge provides an opportunity to experience nature's beauty while gathering breathtaking views along the way.
With record numbers of visitors coming to Cape Town due to its designation as World Design Capital 2014, and inclusion as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, it is no wonder why this city has been gaining so much attention.
Helicopter Flight over Cape Town
Experience the beauty of Cape Town from a whole new perspective with an amazing Helicopter Flight over the city!
Get ready to take off and explore the stunning coastline, Table Mountain, Camps Bay Beach and more - all while taking in spectacular views that can only be seen from above.
Soar through the skies on a 12-13 minute flight or opt for one of the longer flights available to Hout Bay, Cape Point or even out to the Cape Winelands.