Constantia Uitsig, Constantia

April 18, 2012 in the refined cape

Set amongst the vineyards of a private wine estate in the shadow of Cape Town’s Table Mountain, the highly acclaimed Constantia Uitsig Hotel is just twenty minutes from Cape Town city centre and the V&A Waterfront.

Constantia Uitsig’s tranquil surroundings, charming service and heartfelt hospitality are enhanced by its splendid location on a working wine estate. The hotel has sixteen garden rooms furnished with elegant simplicity and sweeping views of the gardens – a perfect resting place for the most discerning traveller. The recently opened Spa has been featured in Tatler’s Guide to the Top Spas in the World 2007.

Cellars Hohenort, Constantia

April 18, 2012 in the refined cape

The Cellars Hohenort is one of the Cape’s great country house hotels. Situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain and adjacent to the world famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens the hotel has breathtaking views across the Constantia Valley to False Bay and is close to the Constantia Wine Route.

The five star Cellars Hohenort, Constantia combines two great traditions – the magnificent Cellars on the 18th century Klaasenbosch wine estate and the impressive Hohenort manor house.

The Cellars Hohenort combines traditional values with gracious living, antique furnishings and original art works adding to an ambience of understated luxury.

The Vineyard Hotel & Spa, Newlands

April 18, 2012 in the refined cape

Situated in the lush leafy suburb of Newlands, with spectacular views of the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, this deluxe hotel is one of the finest in the Cape. It has two restaurants, a gift and an antique shop in themain reception area, a health and fitness centre with two heated swimming pools and a state-of-the-art gymnasium. The Vineyard Shop and the Splash Café are situated next to the large outdoor pool. Alongside is the internationally renowned Angsana Spa – a first in CapeTown, SouthAfrica.

Since 1980 the well known landscape architect Anne Sutton has set about re-designing the six acres of garden, based on the theme of water gardens and features. It has developed into one of themost beautiful landscaped gardens in the Western Cape.