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Cape Town, South Africa: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find the perfect hotel in Cape Town using our hotel guide provided below. Search for cheap and discounted hotel and motel rates in or close to Cape Town, South Africa for your corporate or personal leisure travel. We provide the best Cape Town motel and hotel rooms. Browse the Cape Town area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Cape Town hotels. Coordinating a group? Get Cape Town Group Hotel Discounts or Book a Cape Town Meeting

The Cape Town center point is about 1 mile north of Rhodes Memorial and 1 mile east of Artscape Theatre Centre.

To truly understand a city's culture, you need to look at its history. This is particularly true for Cape Town, South Africa. In 1692, Jan van Riebeeck established Cape Town as a settlement for the Dutch East India Company. It soon became a crucial stop for ships en route from Europe to India. As the city grew, Africans from other countries and regions migrated to the booming hub and joined the ranks of native South Africans, Europeans, Indians, and Muslims that called the city home. More from this guide...

Cape Town Hotels/Accommodations

Carmichael Guesthouse - Cape Town 11 Wolmunster Rd., Cape Town, 7700 South Africa
  • High end Mountain property
  • Hotel has 6 rooms
From$120
Excellent 5.0 /5Review Score Call
Cape Heritage Hotel
+1-800-230-4134
90 Bree St., Cape Town, 8000 South Africa
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • Shuttle from airport available
  • Fabulous staff
  • Excellent breakfast
Cape Grace Hotel : West Quay Rd. West Quay Rd., Cape Town, 8001 South Africa
  • Luxury 5 star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 4 floors
  • Fantastic service
  • Horrible pool
From$383
Excellent 5.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel 76 Orange St., Cape Town, 8001 South Africa
  • Luxurious 5 Star Resort property
  • 198 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • For only 64%, the bathroom was ok
  • Varied breakfast buffet
From$153
Excellent 5.0 /5Recent Reviews Call
Rutland Lodge Guest House
+1-888-305-3366
5 Montrose Ave. Oranjezicht, Cape Town, 8001 South Africa
  • Four-star Mountain hotel
  • 7 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Great location
  • Stunning view on the city
From$131
Excellent 5.0 /5Latest Reviews Call
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Cape Town Upper Eastsid : 31 Brickfield Rd. 31 Brickfield Rd., Cape Town, 7935 South Africa
  • High-end property
The Westin Cape Town : Convention Sq. Convention Sq., Cape Town, 8000 South Africa
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 03h00pm
  • Most guests liked the proximity to sightseeing
  • Most guests liked the proximity to shopping
From$229
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
Taj Cape Town - Cape Town
+1-800-997-5149
Cnr Wale St. & St. Georges, Cape Town, 8001 South Africa
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown hotel
  • 16 floors in hotel
  • Awesome vibe
  • For only 64%, the noise level was all right
Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel : 88 Queen Victoria St. Gardens 88 Queen Victoria St. Gardens, Cape Town, 8001 South Africa
  • High-end property
From$98
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel - Cape Town
+1-800-230-4134
Orange St., Cape Town, South Africa
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 4 meeting rooms
  • Most guests thought they were poorly maintained
  • Value for money could be better
The Table Bay Hotel Quay 6 Victoria & Alfred, Cape Town, 8001 South Africa
  • Luxurious Five Star Oceanfront property
  • 8 floors in property
Vineyard Hotel : 60 Colinton Rd. Newlands 60 Colinton Rd. Newlands, Cape Town, 7700 South Africa
  • 4 star property
Vineyard Hotel & Spa in Cape Town
+1-888-305-3366
Colinton Rd. Newlands, Cape Town, 7700 South Africa
  • Four star Suburban property
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Most guests said the reception staff was great
  • Facilities and service level are excellent
Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront Beach Rd. Granger Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Four star Oceanfront property
  • 11 suites in property
  • About half of guests indicated the reception staff was not good
  • Ineffective comfort
From$166
Very Good 4.5 /5Hotel Reviews Call
The Residences at Crystal Towers Corner of Century Blvd. & Railto Rd., Cape Town, 7441 South Africa
  • Four-star property
From$100
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore 29 Heerengracht St., Cape Town, 8000 South Africa
  • Expensive Downtown hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Average parking
  • Most guests appreciated the modern rooms
Circa on the Square Hotel 15 Anton Anreith Sq., Cape Town, 8001 South Africa
  • Expensive Convention Center property
  • 47 rooms in property
Townhouse Hotel - Cape Town
+1-800-230-4134
60 Corporation St., Cape Town, 8001 South Africa
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Great menu
  • Comfortable beds
From$75
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Holiday Inn Express City Centre
+1-800-997-5148
101 St. Georges Mall, Cape Town, 8001 South Africa
  • Affordable hotel
  • Friendly service
  • About half of guests complained about the bathroom
From$65
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Grand Daddy Hotel - Cape Town
+1-888-690-5247
38 Long St., Cape Town, 08001 South Africa
  • Four star property
  • Great Restaurant
  • Room of a good size
From$141
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Strand Tower Hotel in Cape Town
+1-888-305-3366
Corner Strand & Loop St., Cape Town, 8001 South Africa
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 17 floors
  • Great shopping
  • Hotel could use some updating
From$150
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Pepperclub Luxury Hotel & Spa
+1-800-881-1523
Cnr Loop & Pepper St., Cape Town, 8001 South Africa
  • Luxury 5-star Airport hotel
  • 210 suites in hotel
  • Wifi unreliable
  • Excessive noise
From$116
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Hilton Cape Town City Centre : 126 Buitengracht St. 126 Buitengracht St., Cape Town, 8001 South Africa
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown property
  • Shuttle to airport available
  • Alcoholic drinks are not the best
  • Wonderful sightseeing
From$93
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Cape Town Lodge Hotel
+1-800-997-5149
101 Buitengracht St., Cape Town, 8001 South Africa
  • Expensive Convention Center property
  • 7 conference rooms in property
  • Excellent accommodation
  • Most guests said it was a stylish hotel
From$250
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews Call
Protea Hotel Victoria Junction Waterfront : Corner Somerset & Ebenezer Roads
+1-888-690-5281
Corner Somerset & Ebenezer Roads, Cape Town, 8001 South Africa
  • Expensive Suburban property
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Room is all right
  • High priced breakfast
From$112
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews Call
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By the late 1700s, the Netherlands' resources were strained from the Napoleonic wars, and Britain saw an opportunity. After four battles, the Dutch were forced to concede Cape Town, which became an English colony in 1814. It remained under British rule until 1961.

One of the most crucial parts of modern South African history is Apartheid, a state of racial segregation that lasted from 1948 to 1994. The practice was ended after years of work from activists — including Nelson Mandela, who became the country's first black president and lead the people through desegregation.

Cape Town has always been a diverse country, but not one whose inhabitants have always gotten along. This rawness is still felt in some parts of the city and makes Cape Town a wonderful destination for learning about colonialism, segregation, and the importance of equality. Whether you're looking for a historic education or just want to take in the scenery, you're sure to find a great hotel to suit your stay.

When to Visit Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa is located in the southern hemisphere, which means the dry summer peaks from December to February. As such, it's a popular winter getaway for Europeans trying to escape brutally cold wind and snow. You can expect the beaches to be packed this time of year, and most hotels will be completely booked. If you're planning a winter getaway, it's strongly recommended that you book your accommodation a month or two in advance.

Most locals recommend visiting in the early fall, from late February through April. By this time, much of the summer crowds have left, and the extreme temperatures have cooled. April also kicks off hiking season, where clear skies and cooler weather make for perfect conditions to scale Table Mountain, a flat-topped mountain that's featured on the Cape Town flag and stretches 3,558 feet above the city. February through May are also the best months to find competitive rates on hotels, as the summer inflation has passed.

If you're a fan of spring, consider booking your trip to Cape Town from July to September. Wildflowers start to bloom along the coast, and southern right whales pass through along the coastline. Don't worry about the harsh chill of winter or a spring cold snap: Cape Town temperatures rarely dip below 50 in the winter months, and visitors can enjoy mild temperatures whenever they visit.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Cape Town, South Africa:

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs displaying average nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Cape Town, South Africa. Analyze these charts to calculate the best seasons to make a reservation in Cape Town during the year.

Luxury Hotel Options in Cape Town, South Africa

4 Star Average Prices: $112.69

The Cape Grace Hotel oozes luxury from the moment you set foot on the premises. Guests can choose from a Superior Room, a Penthouse Suite, or two- to three-bedroom suites throughout the hotel. Located near the water, guests are right next to the Clock Tower, the South African Maritime Museum, and the Two Oceans Aquarium. If you're traveling beyond walking distance, this hotel has a limo and town car service, as well as babysitting facilities so the adults can have a romantic night out.

Also located near the water, the One & Only Cape Town is known as a luxury resort in the middle of a city. The spa offers massages, body treatments, and facials to make sure the busy city life hasn't taken its toll on your skin. After your spa visit, relax by the pool or charter a yacht through the on-site marina to have a romantic dinner and evening at sea. If you're bringing the whole family, kids will enjoy the Children's Club, which plans games and activities to make their time in Cape Town memorable. When you do decide to sightsee, stop by the front desk for help booking tours and securing tickets to the wonderful museums and galleries that Cape Town has to offer.

Affordable Hotel Options in Cape Town, South Africa

3 Star Average Prices: $101.14

The Cape Milner is another affordable hotel option for visitors in Cape Town. This hotel offers complimentary breakfast and newspapers in the lobby, as well as a restaurant that's open for lunch and dinner if you need a quick bite without venturing too far. For those who plan on sightseeing, this hotel is half a mile away from the Bo Kaap Museum, the Houses of Parliament, and the South African National Gallery. If you bring your walking shoes, then you can leave the car behind and explore Cape Town just by walking down the road. When you return, grab your swimsuit and relax by the outdoor pool. You can even order a drink from the poolside bar.

The Banksia Boutique Hotel is a 4-star guest house located in the heart of Cape Town. Although it's central to everything, including the Castle of Good Hope and Newlands Stadium, it feels like it's tucked far away from the busy streets of South Africa. Guests choose from a selection of suites, many with views of Table Mountain. Those who stay here will feel like they're at a luxury hotel — while only paying guest house prices. They can also save by opting for free breakfast in the morning and free Wi-Fi throughout the facilities.

2 Star Average Prices: $629.78

Cape Town, South Africa Hotels with Discounts

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cape Town on the Upper Eastside is located less than a mile from the city center, near the Rhodes Memorial and Devil's Peak. While this hotel is pricier than some of the other options, Hilton Honors members can easily find discounts on room upgrades and breakfast when they arrive. This more than makes up for the cost in savings and value. Guests can also take advantage of the fitness facilities and enjoy shuttles to various locations like the train station, ferry dock, shopping center, and local theme parks (for a small charge).

The 12 Hofmeyr hotel is relatively new to the list of Cape Town accommodations, but it is already becoming a favorite with its rooftop hot tub. While every booking has its own private room and guest room, there are communal cooking areas within the guest house and barbecue grills on the property if you're looking for cook in for the night or grill some fresh-caught fish. To save even more, book online in advance. If you find a better deal, this hotel allows free cancellation up to 24-hours before your stay, so you can secure your accommodation but keep looking if you so desire.

Best Value Options in Cape Town, South Africa

The Cape Heritage House bring boutique to the next level. Each room is different and provides a unique vibe based on decor and view. If you like to feel like your hotel stay is one in a million, then this hotel is worth it. The Cape Heritage House is located next to the Pan African Market and the historic Slave House, making it an ideal hotel for visitors trying to soak in the history surrounding them. Breakfast is free, along with newspapers in the lobby, and there's even a nightclub where guests can relax with a drink and enjoy music throughout the night.

Alternatively, the Protea Hotel Mowbray is located near the South African Astronomical Observatory and also offers boutique four-star accommodation at affordable prices. This hotel has a wonderful garden and picnic area to relax after a long day exploring the city. Guests can choose rooms with a microwave and mini-fridge if they're looking to save money by making food instead of buying it, or they can curl up in the loft above the barn for a romantic getaway. This hotel has a 24-hour front desk, so you'll receive a warm South African welcome no matter what time you arrive. Breakfast is about five dollars, which is cheaper than you will pay in the restaurants around Cape Town.

Enjoy the Wildlife of Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town has so much more to offer than history! On top of visiting the Two Oceans Aquarium and taking a whale-watching tour, marine animal lovers can also get up close and personal with great white sharks. Eco-tourism charters abound, and visitors can either keep their eyes peeled for sharks breaching out of the water after prey or cage dive to see them in the water. The best time for great white shark sightings is July to August.

Many guests also take day trips outside of Cape Town to enjoy a safari in the Aquila Private Game Reserve. This is where guests can learn about the Big Five (lions, leopards, rhinos, buffaloes, and elephants) and take in these wonderful animals in their natural habitat.

Whatever you decided to see and do in Cape Town, rest assured that you can find the perfect accommodation for your needs and budget. There's a reason so many unique animals and cultures call Cape Town home. Soon you will, too — if only temporarily.

Recent traveler reviews of Cape Town, South Africa

Below are reviews of the city of Cape Town, South Africa from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Meetings in Cape Town"
Score 5.0 / 5

Cape Town is a beautiful city that has both peaceful landscapes and a vibrant city center. The Waterfront area can accommodate large events with the biggest conference center of the city, CTICC. It is safer to travel by car or bus instead of walking when people don't know the city. There is a choice of hotels in the city center and in one part of the seaside with exclusive hotels.

Syrine B., from 01-Jul-2015
The average traveler rating of the city of Cape Town, South Africa shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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