Named after the Greek titan, Atlas, the Atlantic Ocean has inspired artists, poets and philosophers with its immense beauty and power since the beginning of civilisation, and still inspires wonder in even the most world-weary visitors.
Tintswalo Atlantic, a 5-star luxury lodge nestled on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean between Hout Bay and Cape Town, mirrors the majesty of the Atlantic Ocean in every uniquely designed suite and finish. Located on Chapman’s Peak Drive, which forms part of the Table Mountain National Park – one of South Africa’s eight World Heritage Sites, it is a must for any traveller’s itinerary.
Tintswalo Atlantic is located in Cape Town, two kilometers from Hout Bay on the Chapman’s Peak road. It is approximately a 45 minute drive from Cape Town International Airport, and 25 minutes from the city of Cape Town.
Clients who are driving themselves to Tintswalo Atlantic will leave their car in a secure parking area at the top of the cliff – shortly after passing through the Chapman’s Peak toll gate. They will then be transferred via a steep single track to the hotel by the Tintswalo Atlantic courtesy vehicle.
Each of the suites has a unique design and theme – paying tribute to the beauty of nature and the rich heritage of our surroundings.
Please note that Tintswalo reserves the right to book guests into suites subject to availability. Should you wish to stay in a specific suite, please indicate your preference when making a booking. While we may not be able to reserve the specific suite requested, you can rest assured that all our suites provide the luxury and style you’ve come to expect from Tintswalo.
Robben Island Suite
The Robben Island Suite pays tribute to South Africa’s first democratically elected president, the esteemed Nelson Mandela who was imprisoned on Robben Island for nearly 24 years. It provides a quirky and yet very real reminder to those who wish to reflect on South Africa’s transition.
Princes’ Island Suite
There are a total of nine islands in the Sea of Marmara not far from the city of Istanbul, known as the Princes’ Islands. Here the Byzantine influence is evident, along with tasteful use of terracotta and clay colours evoke a warm, yet fresh ambience.
Antigua Island Suite
Decorated in typical Caribbean “shabby-chic” style – the bright blues and yellows of this suite will appeal to those who have a sense of fun.
Madura Island Suite
The most masculine suite – in blues and browns – represents the Balinese islands with their lovely use of carved wood, exuding a naturally warm and inviting atmosphere.
Cousine Island Suite
Cousine Island is a Seychelles Island famous for the beautiful species of shells, fish and marine life that it provides sanctuary to. The aqua colours used in the design of the suite are reminiscent of the beautiful colour of the sea in and around its coral reefs.
Sante Marie Island Suite
Sante Marie is a beautiful island off the coast of Madagascar, and this suite is the only one not decorated with any shade of blue. Striking in its inspired use of glass and light, this is the most feminine suite of the collection.
Sicily Island Suite
The famous Italian island of Sicily, is a little “on the side”, and has a distinct style and persona all of its own. The suite for which it is named pays tribute to classic Italian style.
Lamu Island Suite
Lamu Island is a Swahilian island just off the East coast of Africa, and formerly a penal colony. The interior design of this room showcases the fun, natural and organic elements that typify this stretch of coastline, and lends a distinctly African feel to your accommodation.
Ithica Island Suite
The Ithaca Island Suite takes its name from the Greek island, and represents the country in classic Grecian style. This suite provides crisp, minimalist accommodation with blues and indigos offset with whites, creams and natural organic textures.
Zanzibar Island Suite
One of the most lovely and most popular East African island destinations – the island has a vibrant historical identity and colour which we have tried to emulate in the interior design. This suite is accessible by wheelchair.Presidential Suite (Elba and Corsica)
The presidential suite comprises two island suites joined by a spacious common living area. The suite, luxuriously finished and uniquely decorated in classic Atlantic style, provides a private refuge and exclusive accommodation for up to four guests at a time.
Explore Cape Town’s Famous Landmarks from your Exclusive Accommodation
The luxury accommodation available at Tintswalo Atlantic offers visitors an array of activities that showcase the natural beauty and exciting attractions that can be found in Hout Bay, and in the greater Cape Town area.
Guests may choose to explore the Cape surrounds, including the famously scenic Winelands. For those wishing to remain closer to the hotel, the surrounding mountain reserve has a multitude of paths and walkways for visitors to enjoy, and guests may also wander along the pebbled beach located outside the lodge.
A few suggested excursions are listed below:
~ Absorb the atmosphere at the busy working harbour of Hout Bay. During the week one can watch fishing trawlers and crayfish boats unload their catches.
~ Take a boat trip to Seal Island, a tiny island behind the Sentinel, which is densely populated by some 6000 seals.
~ Explore Table Mountain National Park on foot – there are numerous walks and hiking trails.
~ Spend the day exploring the nearby Constantia Winelands, birthplace to the wine farming industry in Cape Town.
~ Indulge in a spot of retail therapy at the V&A Waterfront, or at one of the other renowned shopping districts.
~ Go on a Cape Peninsular day excursion.
~ A big attraction in Hout Bay is the World of Birds. This is the largest bird park in Africa and one of the few large bird parks in the world. Over 3 000 birds (and small animals) of 400 different species are uniquely presented in more than 100 spacious landscaped walk through aviaries.
~ Sea kayaking.
~ Whale watching (depending on the time of year).
The Tintswalo Atlantic communal areas have been built predominantly from wood and glass to blend harmoniously with the beautiful, natural surroundings. All of the lodge’s luxury facilities share the breath-taking views of the sea and mountains.
Facilities include: Lounge and bar ~ Boutique wine cellar ~ Dining room ~ Interactive kitchen
Tintswalo Atlantic features two heated pools. The Balau wood main deck hosts a heated Jacuzzi. It looks out over the ocean, providing spectacular views year-round, especially during sunset and sunrise.
The larger wooden sun deck, surrounded by Chapman’s Peak and its glorious indigenous Fynbos Reserve features a heated salt water pool. This deck is perched on the rocks with the Atlantic Ocean lapping at its base. A magical space to spend a day of tranquillity and relaxation.
A massage therapist can be arranged for private treatments in the comfort of the suites.
Tintswalo Atlantic has a 24-hour front desk, and daily housekeeping is included in the room rate.
Every dish from Tintswalo Atlantic’s 5-star menu reveals our passion and love for fine dining. We revel in creating magnificent cuisine that exceeds our guests’ expectations and leaves them with an unforgettable experience in flavour.
Creating the Ultimate Fine-Dining Experience in Hout Bay
Our aim is to create a fine-dining experience that feels tailored for each and every guest, one that speaks to each guest’s particular palate and tastes. Our ultimate fine dining experience makes it seem as though you have your own personal chef that caters for your exact cuisine needs.
Fine Dining Unlike any other Restaurant in Cape Town
At Tintswalo Atlantic, we strive to make our food feel personal – like a home away from home.
The kitchen is open to the dining room, so guests can watch our chefs in action while enjoying a glass of wine. Our chefs will also discuss specific dietary requirements (or desires) with each guest to ensure a fully satisfactory dining experience.
Tintswalo Atlantic’s 5-star restaurant aims to add a pleasant element of surprise to every meal, and create truly memorable fine dining experiences.
Tintswalo Atlantic’s accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis and both lunch and dinner should be booked in advance, as this is prepared in accordance with guests’ personal culinary preferences.
A full English breakfast is served daily in the dining room on the deck. Guests are also
welcome to request a private breakfast in their suite. A packed breakfast is also available on request should guests want to go on an early walk or excursion.
Lunch at Tintswalo Atlantic will be served upon guests’ requests. You can enjoy the
daily set menu, or can discuss their personal requests with the chef, who will gladly prepare individual dishes to be served in the dining room, at the kitchen counter, on the deck or in the privacy of your own suite
Tintswalo Atlantic caters for any guest request, from a four-course set menu to a single-course dinner if specially requested by a guest. Should you have guests joining you for dinner, kindly book with us at reception and our chef will gladly discuss the menu options with you.
In-room service is available during the kitchen operating hours.
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