Maybe I’m partial, but I find Cape Town to be one of the most romantic cities in the world! With majestic beaches, dramatic cliffs, and first-class vineyards, it is a dream destination for any couple looking for quality time.
I’ve highlighted a few of the most romantic things to do in Cape Town before and now let’s look at where to spend the night. Whether you are planning a staycation or an international escapade, there are a few South African gems you just have to check out.
Here is my rundown of the most romantic hotels in Cape Town!
By the Beach
With pristine beaches in front of a dramatic mountainscape, the Mother City has a marvelous coastline. Watching the sunset over Cape Town will make your heart skip a beat. Here are a few of my favorite hotels for a dreamy seaside view:
POD Camps Bay
On the famous Camps Bay beachfront, the five-start POD Camps Bay is surrounded by the swankiest bars and restaurants. What more do you need for a perfect night?
The Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa
This upscale spot offers balconies and terraces with sweeping views of the mountains and seas.
This award-winning boutique hotel offers secluded villas with unforgettable views of Bantry Bay as well as well-appointed rooms in the mansion set atop Lion’s Head mountain.
Cape View Clifton
Nestled on the hillside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this ultra-stylish place will give you prime access to Cape Town’s best beaches.
Staying In Town
Looking for a romantic night on the town? Cape Town is a dream destination for a fun night out! After exploring the city, there are a few charming spots that’ll make your stay even more special.
Before you go, check out my fave rooftop bars and the best places to eat in Cape Town. In the morning, head over to these primo local cafes.
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
I had a fabulous stay in the glamourous Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town and would highly recommend checking it out.
The Silo Hotel
This turn of the century grain elevator has been flawlessly converted to one of the coolest hotels in Cape Town. With jaw-dropping views, The Silo Hotel was made for romantic nights in.
I love the style of this polished boutique hotel! In a prime spot just beside Table Mountain National Park, each room here is unique and better than the last. Find the perfect room for your couple style.
Gorgeous George Hotel
In the historic heart of Cape Town, the Gorgeous George Hotel is one of the gems of the Design Hotels stable of hand-selected privately owned spots.
Out of Town and Coastal Spots
One of the best things about living in Cape Town is exploring the wider region. Just out of the city, you’ll find some of the best spots in the country.
Before you go, you need my guide on what to wear in Cape Town for quick and easy packing advice.
Staying at the five-star Tintswalo Atlantic in Cape Town is my go-to escape when I just need a weekend to chill. It’s the only hotel inside Table Mountain National Park and it’s such a chill spot.
The 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa
I mentioned the spa at this award-winning five-star hotel in my post on the most romantic things to do in Cape Town. If you’re looking to unwind and connect with your special someone, this is exactly where you need to be.
After my boyfriend, the second best thing to have come out of South Africa is the wine! I am obsessed with the dynamic flavors and unique way of approaching wine tastings. Follow this guide to the best wineries in South Africa’s Cape Winelands then book a romantic hotel for the night.
Another chic farm, Hotel Babylonstoren offers fresh and local South African cuisine and an amazing Turkish bath. Before you go, read my rundown on why you need to visit Babylonstoren!
Grande Roche Hotel
This rustic-chic vineyard estate has beautiful thatched roofs and outdoor spaces. An elegant base for exploring the surrounding vineyards and mountains, this is an ideal base for any nature-loving couples.
Nab a suite in this luxury space surrounded by a vast wine estate. A quick trip from the Huguenot Memorial Museum and Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve, this is the ultimate weekend away.
Boschendal Wine Farm Estate
This award-winning farm and vineyard is a foodie paradise set in one of the most stunning areas of Africa. Eat, drink, be merry, and get in some quality time with your SO here. Check out my experience staying at Boschendal Wine Farm in Franschhoek.
Looking for more inspiration? Here are more of the top luxury hotels in Cape Town and the most romantic hotels around the world.