The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa stands at the edge of the world. On one side, a line of majestic mountains – The Twelve Apostles – reaches towards the heavens; on the other, the sun sets on breeching whales, playful dolphins, and crashing Atlantic rollers. And all around, you can walk the wilderness trails of the Table Mountain National Park. We’ll even pack you a picnic.
And yet this luxury 5-star boutique hotel is just a few minutes from worldly, cosmopolitan Cape Town. City-centre theatres and art galleries, plus the shops and restaurants of the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront are only 15 minutes away via our complimentary car transfer service – quicker still if you use our helipad.
Nearest of all is the elegant area of Camps Bay with its beautiful golden beaches. Or, if you prefer adventure to sun-soaked relaxation, we can arrange sea fishing, shark and scuba diving, or whale watching trips.
Further afield are the Cape Winelands (private tours by arrangement), notably the town of Hermanus where you can visit one of SA’s leading boutique vineyards, Bouchard Finlayson, see whales from the shore and, beyond that, the ancient tip of Africa where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet.
The private and tranquil wraparound terrace offers a perfect setting for cocktails or a private dinner. The recently re-decorated suite encompasses a free standing antique marble bath, cool white marble floors throughout with under floor heating. Chandeliers are imported from Italy and walls are adorned with antique mirrors and a fabulous collection of South African Masters works of art. Mosaics and finely carved panels adorn the floors, walls and ceilings.
The ultimate in luxury, the beautifully appointed Presidential Suite includes an open-plan eight-seater dining room with bar and lounge area, master bedroom, business-ready study as well as two bathrooms. Succumb to panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles mountain range from the wrap-around terrace or appreciate the finest collection of South African Masters works of art in the comfort of your suite, while your personal butler ensures your every need is catered for.
Sea Facing Suite
These one-bedroom sea facing suites offer superb views over the Atlantic Ocean; a large bedroom area with king sized bed, en-suite bathroom with designer bath and shower, separate lounge with flat screen satellite television in both lounge and bedroom and most importantly your own private balcony with the most magnificent view of the sea. Max occupancy is 2 adults and 2 children under 12.
One Bedroom Suite
The One Bedroom Suites are isolated and secluded with a spacious, independent lounge and bedroom. Relax in quiet comfort on the expansive garden patio to the sounds of birds and the ocean in the distance.
The One Bedroom Suites are perfectly suited for guests travelling with small pets and children under 12 years.
Superior Sea Facing Room
Superior Sea-Facing Rooms have a sunken lounge, with views stretching over the winding coastal road below and the endless horizon of the deep blue Atlantic Ocean in the distance. All rooms are open-plan, with luxurious en-suite bathrooms. By day, watch the whales and dolphins in the surf below or take in the magnificent sunset over cocktails in the evening, from your own private balcony.
Individually designed and beautifully furnished Luxury Rooms offer the ideal escape to take in the magnificent scenery of the Atlantic Ocean and the Twelve Apostles Mountain range.
Mountain Facing Room
Mountain Facing Rooms have a private balcony and full-height sliding doors, with sweeping views of the majestic Twelve Apostles mountain range, while the ground floor rooms offer views of the Fynbos gardens and its natural surroundings.
Our Milkwood Rooms are in the hub of the hotel with the Atlantic pool in the distance, full-height sliding doors lead onto a balcony or terrace.
Classic Rooms are elegantly decorated in colours inspired by the hotel’s natural surroundings and boast world class amenities with a balcony and full height sliding doors.
Grand Master Suite
The private and tranquil wraparound terrace offers a perfect setting for cocktails or a private dinner. The recently re-decorated suite encompasses a free standing antique marble bath, cool white marble floors throughout with underfloor heating. Chandeliers are imported from Italy and walls are adorned with antique mirrors and a fabulous collection of South African Masters works of art. Mosaics and finely carved panels adorn the floors, walls and ceilings.
The Presidential Suite can easily be extended into a luxury sea facing two bedroomed suite for parties of 4. For parties of up to 10 guests it may also be combined to form part of the Grand Master Suite which offers a total of 5 interleading rooms and suites on its own private floor in the Lion’s Head upper floor of the hotel.
The Apostles Braai
The latest addition to the menu of culinary experiences on offer at The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa is The Apostles Braai. Set amid lush indigenous gardens at the rear of the hotel, this beautiful light-filled events venue offers sea and sunset views, as well as vistas up to the rugged peaks in the Table Mountain National Park for which our hotel is named.
It’s a striking space of mirrored walls and picture windows letting natural light and panoramic views wash in. A handcrafted Murano glass chandelier hangs above and handblown Biot glassware from Provence graces the tables.
The Apostles Grill can host up to 32 guests, and caters for private functions, themed events and unique culinary occasions, from a wine pairing dinner with our sister-vineyard Bouchard Finlayson to an intimate wedding or family gathering at the foot of Table Mountain.
Inspired by South Africa’s love affair with barbecue-style cooking – a braai, as the locals call it – the menu at The Apostles Grill evolves with each unique event, but is built on a foundation of flame-grilled fare cooked al fresco on the terrace, celebrating seasonal produce and the Cape’s bountiful seafood.
Conference and Events
The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa offers an impressive collection of air-conditioned function spaces and meeting rooms, set in an inspiring location offering both ocean and mountain views.
Larger function rooms can accommodate up to 90 guests, and feature state-of-the-art audio-visual systems. Additional specialised presentation or entertainment equipment can be sourced from our technology partners on request.
Each event booking is meticulously managed by a dedicated member of our multi-skilled team of function organisers, who are on hand from the point of enquiry until the conclusion of the event. Working together with our team of talented chefs, look forward to an unforgettable menu of delicious dining options to transform your event into a truly memorable occasion.
Classic favourites in our private cinema
The Twelve Apostles operates an intimate, 16-seater cinema/screening room available to both guests and non-guests, and also available for exclusive private hire. Each month a new schedule of movies is set, running five times a day and may be accompanied with breakfast (10h00), lunch (15h00) and dinner (17h30/20h30/22h30).
Our unique Dinner and a Movie package allows motion picture lovers to enjoy an evening of wining and dining in the award-winning Azure Restaurant with a specially-created movie menu, followed by a screening of a film in the private cinema. For those who would like to choose their own movie, we have a varied selection of classics, comedy, adventure, drama and foreign films. Sink into plush leather seats with state-of-the-art flat screen Dolby surround sound, and a lavish assortment of goodies, including popcorn, hot chocolate, milkshakes and candy.
Please note that selecting your own movie is subject to existing reservations and requests from other guests sharing the screening room. Note that screenings are not exclusive unless a group booking is made for the entire cinema.
Surrender Your Senses
Our award-winning family-run hotel is nestled between the majestic mountains and the azure Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by a tranquil National Park, yet close to Cape Town’s best beaches. Guests feel indulged and cared for with splendid luxury, passionate service, generous hospitality and exquisite cuisine. We offer the ideal escape where harmony and tranquillity gently restore body, mind and soul. We are dedicated to restoring beauty and balance through individual treatments and spa journeys, personalized for each of our guests by exceptionally skilled therapists. Our commitment to wellbeing focuses on holistic principles, combining ancient wisdom and modern expertise.
In Cape Town and surrounding areas
The Western Cape is one of the world’s most spectacular and diverse golfing destinations. Many of these lush, beautifully maintained Golf Courses are in close proximity (20 – 40 minutes) from the hotel. These Golf Courses have captivated the global golfing community and boast both local and international awards for exceedingly high standards, quality, design and professionalism. The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is the perfect base for your seaside relaxation combined with your golfing needs.
As another example of our passionate service and thoughtful attention to detail, we have introduced a new complimentary Sports Buddy programme, where staff at the hotel has their gym kit and shoes on standby, ready to train with guests who might be looking for a partner to play a round of golf, game of squash, attend a yoga class or take a hike in the pristine nature reserve behind the hotel.
Kids will feel right at home at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, thanks to a range of in-house amenities and activities aimed specifically at little ones. Our concierge has recommendations for explorers of all ages, from mountain climbs, museum visits and park fun, to excursions to various destinations that include butterflies, cheetahs, birds, crocodiles…and not to forget, penguins! Children are sure to have the time of their life while staying in Cape Town.
Pools & Gardens:
Set in nature’s paradise, between the Atlantic Ocean and The Twelve Apostles Mountain Range, the hotel is surrounded by breathtaking views of the Table Mountain National Park and a protected marine park, where kids can spot whales and dolphins playing in the azure waters.
Children can have fun splashing in our infinity or mountain pools, with pool toys provided during the summer holidays. Both pools have a special menu which is serviced by The Café Grill and includes delectable dishes for little ones; in addition, they can help themselves to water and fruit from our refreshment stations.
For Wine Lovers
The diversity of world-class wine routes right on Cape Town’s doorstep is staggering. Offering an irresistible combination of delectable wine tastings, informative winemaking tours, mouth-watering cuisine and magnificent scenery, they attract international and local travellers alike.
Most Cape wine farms are characterised by classic Cape Dutch-style buildings and expansive vineyards, with picturesque mountains as a breathtaking backdrop. Following the arrival of the French Huguenot, Dutch and German settlers during the 18th Century, many of them also show a distinctive European influence.
Mountain Walks and Picnic Sites
Venture into the mountains for the perfect picnic
Hotel guests are able to stroll straight from their rooms onto the mountainside to take in some fresh air and spectacular sea and mountain views. The Table Mountain National Park, a World Heritage Site, offers uninterrupted views and the hotel has created several packages for unforgettable outdoor experiences.
Have a delicious picnic on a specially laid out picnic site, toast romance while the sun sets into the Atlantic Ocean or simply let the kids run wild in the open space. And while you feast your tastebuds on the food and your eyes on the stunning natural environment, know that you’re giving back to society, as all picnic baskets have been purchased from the Cape Town Society for the Blind.
Hotel guests are free to explore the various mountain trails – from 10 minutes to 45 minutes in duration – ask for a copy of the map below, from our Concierge desk. Or enquire about our complimentary Sports Buddies programme which allows for a staff member to join you as you hike through the Fynbos.