- Whale watching (July - October)
- Restaurants and bistros
- Less than 2 minutes walk to the beach
- Far away from all the crowds
- Stunning views
- In-house restaurant
Rodwell House Information
- Hotel type; Boutique Hotel
- Location; St. James
- Hotel size; 8 Suites
- Recommended stay; 2-7 nights
Redefining elite seaside holidays in Cape Town is 5* Rodwell House in the sun-soaked village of St James. It nestles between the Kalk Bay Mountains and False Bay, world famous for whale-watching, warm sea bathing and a sheltered Mediterranean climate. Enjoy finest wine and food pairings plus lively local café life.
Secluded within a walled acre of pristine gardens yet only a stroll away from the seductive day- and night-time activity.
Rodwell is 10 minutes from top vineyards and gold medal restaurants, only 20 minutes from either CBD or Cape Point, and light-years away from boredom or tour groups.
This is a luxurious and intimate destination, both revitalising and nurturing.
Rooms and Suites
The entire 2nd floor is set aside for guest bedrooms, balconies or private gardens. Calm, modern and sophisticated, these open-plan suites offer unique space, echoed by the exceptional views of sea or mountain. Even the state-of-the-art bathrooms have stunning views. Gentle earth tones, old teak and mahogany features, and top quality natural fabrics create a serene and tranquil mood. There are comfortable couches and chairs, with beautiful curtain finishes and blinds, and superb quality king-sized beds.
- Modern, quiet air-conditioning with heating
- Large windows, fresh air and natural light
- Quiet, relaxing spaces
- Ample built-in wardrobes with a digital wall safe
- Dressing table/desk
- Bedside tables with wall mounted her-and-his reading lamps
- Wall to wall carpets
- Satellite TV and DVD
- WiFi enabled
- Tea / coffee facilities, silent fridge
- Sophisticated, dimmable low voltage ceiling lights
- Numerous practical plug points
Cuisine and Wine
Rodwell takes food seriously. Freshest in-season produce is sourced and is prepared simply and tastily on request, guests' culinary desires are always catered for. The finest and most satisfying wines accompany local treats, with twists from Asia, the Med, or more classic fare. The romantic period dining room hosts these lingering and pleasurable evening events.
Scrumptious breakfasts are enjoyed al fresco overlooking the garden and sea. Freshly made picnic hampers provide for flexible and intimate lunches.
Regular BBQ events are held on the entertainment terrace. Tastiest of menus range from just-off-the-boat seafood extravaganzas to sticky, spicy rib or chicken affairs, finest Karoo lamb in wild herbs, or well-hung fillets of prime beef.
Characterful white and red wines complement and balance the fine smells, tangy flavours and fresh air.
Laze on the generous stone terraces with gorgeous sea views. Enjoy the gardens filled with indigenous plants attracting birds, bees and butterflies. Extensive lawns tempt guests to laze away hot afternoons. Relax in comfortable chaise lounges around the swimming pool fed by fresh mountain water, or appreciate views from the shady gazebo.
Guests who enjoy their wines are in for a treat. 15 000 bottles of wine have been personally selected over the past decade by the proprietor. Matured private bins, cult and boutique wines are now available. Great vintages are cellared in refrigerated and humidity-controlled perfection.
Spa and Wellness
Be pampered by in-sourced wellness programmes for general relaxation and comfort as well as for body and facial care, given by qualified professionals. Luxurious treatments range in duration from 1 to 3 hours. Choose between aromatherapy, foot reflexology, sports massage, facials, manicures, pedicures, and more. Or stretch to the full in a private yoga session.
Work up a healthy appetite in the gymnasium. Furnished to commercial grade by Sportesse, it offers ten choices of equipment laid over 50 m2 of floor space. A Personal Trainer or Bio-kineticist is available by appointment to assist guests seeking a supervised approach to their health regime.
Rates from R1 625.00 pp
- Per person per night sharing
- Rates are in South African Rands (ZAR)
- *Rates may vary according to season