21 Nettleton

Cape Town, South Africa

If there’s anything that would make your jaw drop, it’s the incredible view of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range. That’s why our hearts always skip a beat when we stay at this wonderful, tranquil retreat. Nestled along the slopes of Table Mountain’s Lion’s Head, this is certainly one of our most scenic hotels in South Africa.

An elegant mansion perched on a sprawling garden, 21 Nettleton boasts the most breath-taking views from its myriad of terraces, outdoor dining areas and patios. The Twelve Apostles mountain range isn’t the only view that’s worth talking about – scenes of Robben Island, Camps Bay and Table Mountain paint a phenomenal backdrop to your stay.

With only eight guests altogether, a stay here feels wonderfully exclusive and intimate. Take a dip in the peaceful pool, or take advantage of the exclusive access to one of Cape Town’s most spectacular hikes – Lion’s Head. Afterwards, retreating back to your contemporary suite will feel nothing less than heavenly.

The Lion’s Head Room is small yet charming, overlooking the beautiful nature reserve, whilst the Queen and King suites share a lounge and mini bar, and offer gorgeous views and modern décor. If you’re hoping for the ultimate luxury, book a stay at the Presidential Penthouse Suite, a stylish space that will blow you away with its 360-degree ocean and mountain views, several balconies, lounge and relaxation space, and even a cosy drawing room with a fireplace.

Fine dining and wonderful wines are a big focus for this chic getaway. From gorgeous sundowners and canapes each day, to high-teas in the cosy lounge and dinners prepared upon request, your taste buds will be tantalised throughout your stay. We love that the lodge creates its decadent wine list with Buitenverwachting – an award-winning wine estate in the Constantia winelands – offering wines that are truly sensational, and a real treat after a day of hiking or relaxing.

What's Included

  • Double beds or king size beds in each room
  • Swimming pool
  • Scenic terraces
  • WiFi
  • Breakfast
  • Sauna and steam room

Open all year round. Children over the age of 12 are welcome.

Price Information

This lodge can be booked as part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £355 / €405 / $495

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