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  • Deluxe Suite

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    Room facilities:Air Condition, Catering service, Desk, Free toiletries, Hairdryer, Heating, Hotspots, Ironing board, Kitchenette, Minibar, Pay-per-view Channels, Private bathroom, Room service, Safety Deposit Box, Seating area, Telephone, TV, Wake up service, Washer, WiFi

    Stylish and individually designed room featuring a satellite TV, mini bar and a 24-hour room service menu.

    Bed size:2x King Size

    Room size:50 m2

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    Room facilities:Air Condition, Desk, Hairdryer, Heating, Minibar, Pay-per-view Channels, Private bathroom, Safety Deposit Box, Seating area, Telephone, TV, WiFi

    Stylish and individually designed room featuring a satellite TV, mini bar and a 24-hour room service menu.

    Bed size:King Size

    Room size:25 m2

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    Room facilities:Air Condition, Desk, Free toiletries, Heating, Minibar, Pay-per-view Channels, Room service, Safety Deposit Box, Telephone, TV, Wake up service

    Stylish and individually designed room featuring a satellite TV, mini bar and a 24-hour room service menu.

    Bed size:King Size

    Room size:15 m2

General

South African Accommodation at Cape Grace Hotel is an experience in itself. This 5 Star hotel in South Africa facility melds the modern comforts of a Cape Town luxury hotel with traditional Cape culture. The Cape Grace Hotel is situated on V&A Waterfront. At this 5 Star hotel in South Africa, the Table Mountain stands sentry and towering. There is a working harbor to one side and a multi-millionaire yacht basin on the other. Cape Grace Hotel is a heady mix of tantalizing experiences. This makes time spent at Cape Grace something to remember forever.

What Cape Grace Hotel Stands For

The word ‘GRACE’ means undeserved favor. This is the foundation on which Cape Grace Hotel is built. This 5 Star hotel in South Africa opened its doors in December 1996. It began as a small boutique hotel and from the outset.The vision was to create a hotel experience that was as ‘unlike’ any other hotel. The Cape Grace Hotel mission statement and operating philosophy were drawn up as guidelines for the business. They remain the core foundation of the way the 5 star hotel in South Africa works. Over the years, Cape Grace Hotel has extended its inventory to include the addition of 17 Rooftop Terrace Rooms. The 5 star hotel in South Africa also has 2 Penthouses and an African-influenced Spa.

Facilities at Cape Grace Hotel

Breaking through lower sea-level gave rise to Bascule Whisky Wine and Cocktail bar. This came with custom-built whisky lockers and a wine cellar. Over the years, Bascule has established itself as an industry leader for whisky enthusiasts. It has also captured ‘a slice of Cape Town social energy’. This is because of its many additional beverage offerings. In 2008 Cape Grace Hotel undertook an extensive refashioning of the entire facility. Work included 120 individually custom-decorated rooms and suites. All featuring exquisite furniture, rich fabrics and intriguing detail all reflecting the charm of the Cape.

The final element in the transformation process was Cape Grace hotel restaurant. This was formerly named one.waterfront. It has been renamed Signal, after Cape Town’s iconic Signal Hill. This hill can be seen through the room’s wall of French windows. The restaurant features aged Yellow-wood furniture and eccentric hand-crafted chandeliers. There is a 100-foot, hand-painted wall tapestry depicting Table Bay in the 16th century. Signal restaurant sets the tone for a new level of hotel dining, creative Cape cuisine that is fresh and inviting.

The Fitness Studio is adjacent to the Spa opened at the end of May 2012. It is located on the top floor and offers views of the colorful V&A working harbor. Here you have state-of-the-art equipment to guarantee a good workout. May 2013, ahead of ‘World Whisky Day’, Bascule Bar unveiled a new look. Consultant team, Design 360, artfully achieved a contemporary twist on the bar’s interior design. They did this whilst preserving the hotel’s rich Cape heritage and cherished old world charm. Ahead of the 2014 summer season, Cape Grace launched two new function venues. These were for business and social events and a newly refashioned, luxurious Pool and Outdoor deck. Reminiscent of a glamorous Mediterranean yacht, guests will revel in an elegant and relaxing outdoor experience. This is in the opulent Waterfront Yacht Marina with views of the majestic Table Mountain in the background.

Cancellation / Prepayment

PAYMENT & RESERVATIONS POLICY
Reservation and confirmation of a room at Cape Grace Hotel has requirements. Clients are required to pay 50% down payment for the requested services. The balance will be required at least 14 days prior to your date of arrival.

African Safari Tour will hold a reservation for up to seven days at a client's request. This is to allow the client time to send a deposit payment. This is if Cape Grace Hotel booking are over a month prior to the service. This must be received before we can confirm your booking. If confirmation is not received within the seven days all blocked rooms at Cape Grace Hotel will be automatically released for re-sale. The full amount of the service must be made within 14 days of date of arrival at Cape Grace Hotel. As for bookings within a month of service, full payment shall be requested for. This will be required before confirmation of Cape Grace Hotel is undertaken.

CANCELLATIONS
All cancellations must be received in writing. This will take effect from the date received by African Safari Tour. The following cancellation charges will apply.

More than 56 days before departure: No cancellation fee
56-49 days before departure: 25%
48-29 days before departure: 35%
28-0 days before departure: 100%

The non-issuing of an invoice or non-payment of deposit will not exempt passengers from these cancellation and administration fees. We regret we can make no exception to the charges and strongly recommend that insurance is taken out to cover cancellation fees. These cancellation charges can vary subject to the trading terms of our suppliers.

Children and extra beds

Children older than 2 years are welcome at Cape Grace Hotel. One child from 2 to 11.9 years is charged 50 % of the room stay per night and person in an extra bed.

The maximum number of extra beds for children in a room is 2.

Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

Accepted credit cards

Visa Card, MasterCard, American Express

Check-in time

12:00

Check-out time

10:00

Facilities

  • Air Condition
  • Bar
  • Desk
  • Fitness
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Laundry
  • Lounge
  • Minibar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Seating area
  • SPA
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Wake up service
  • WiFi

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Cape Town

Cape TownPerched between the ocean and the mountain, with a national park as its heart, there is nowhere like Cape Town. Cape Town, the “Mother City”, is the oldest city in South Africa and has a cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years. The unique topography of the region makes it easy to orientate oneself as

Sports & nature

The city of Cape Town has to be one of the most astounding places one can ever visit. No amount of photos, you tubing or research can quite prepare you for the sheer beauty of this place or the diversity of things to do here. Table Mountain majestically looms over the city. This provides a dramatic backdrop almost everywhere you go. But between the golden beaches, vineyards and mountains there is so much more to discover in Cape Town. So for anyone looking for some tried and tested recommendations, find Top 10 Things to do in Cape Town.

Reach the top of Table Mountain
Visiting Cape Town without going to the top of Table Mountain would be like going to Paris without going up the Eiffel Tower. Visitors have the option to either catch the cable-car up or hike up (two very different experiences I can assure you!). If you want more of a leisurely experience or will be tight for time like I was, the cable car is a charming experience. There are about 5 different table mountain hiking trails which range from 45 minutes to 4 hours depending on route and fitness level (click the link for some really handy info on the trails). Once at the top, paved walkways lead the way to breathtaking 360 degree views of Cape Town. Allow about an hour or so to get stroll the whole way around and find a sunny spot to stop, sit, and take it all in. Table Mountain is firmly fixed on the tourist trail of Cape Town. If that bothers you then swallow your alternative-traveler pride because missing out on this would be a tragedy.

Robben Island
Best known for being home to the Prison where Nelson Mandela spent 19 years of his imprisonment, Robben Island is now a museum that brings the struggles of the apartheid’s political prisoners to life. Guided prison tours are conducted by ex inmates, which is included in the ticket price.

The Penguins at Boulders Bay
A visit to Boulders Bay is an utterly charming experience whether you’re 7 or 70. Home to Cape Town’s largest penguin colony, Boulders Bay is scattered with hundreds of Penguins that supposedly stemmed from two penguins ‘left behind’ during migration season. The natural boulders that surround the beach and the jade green waters further add to the beauty of this special little spot. A raised boardwalk stretches down to the bay, but to protect the penguins you can’t actually walk along the beach itself. Fear not though, many penguins come up close to the boardwalk so you can still get up close and personal with these enigmatic creatures!

Wine Tasting at Steenberg Estate, Constantia
What could be more glorious than to spend an afternoon of your trip doing some wine tasting on a working Capetonian vineyard? Between Stellenbosch and Constantia there are so many vineyards to choose from. You will go through a tasting of 4 of Steenberg’s top wines along with a pairing of tasty canapés.

Lunch and Shopping on The Waterfront
With chic al-fresco cafes, live music and lively street entertainers, The Waterfront is a one of Cape Town’s most most busy areas. Boutique shops sell local African art and souvenirs and the Victoria Wharf shopping center has lots of the big brands. Umbrella stalls line the marina where you can book your fishing tours, whale watching and for those who dare, shark diving excursions.

Camps Bay & Clifton Beaches
Camps Bay and Clifton sit right next to each other and are two of the most affluent areas to live in Cape Town. With new-build dream beach houses making up prime real estate, the area even has its very own Millionaire’s Row. Camps Bay Beach is one of Cape Town’s most famous beaches and has been a Blue Flag Beach since 2008. Clifton has 4 separate beaches known, quite simply, as Clifton 1, 2, 3 and 4. All 4 of the beaches are incredibly scenic and a perfect place to relax for the day, but if you’re not into nudist beaches give Clifton 4 a miss. Spend the day hopping from beach to beach and watching surfers take on the waves but beware; the sea is freezing as it’s on the Atlantic side of Cape Town so you may need a wetsuit if you want to join them!

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Another must-see is Cape Town’s Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I visit to Kirstenbosch is the perfect way to unwind. Pick up a map and follow the winding paths or just get lost on the trails. With a little café and gift shop, you could definitely spend a relaxed morning or afternoon here.

The Test Kitchen
A booking at The Test Kitchen is the hottest ticket in town right now in Cape Town, and it’s no wonder. The restaurant was voted ‘Best Restaurant in Africa’ and took 48th place in the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards in 2014. On average it takes 6 months to get a table at this foodie hot spot, which offers incredibly creative fine dining in a relaxed and informal setting.

Shopping in Kalk Bay
For some relaxed beachfront retail therapy, Kalk Bay is a must. This quaint little coastal town has a waterfront road lined with independent shops selling art, jewellery, clothing, art and design pieces. It’s the perfect place to pick up something authentic from Cape Town without the rip off tourist prices.It’s completely hassle free and shop vendors are happy for you to roam in and out of the shops without giving you the hard sell. The Kalk Bay Co-op is a fantastic collection of shops selling products and clothing made by local designers.

Muizenberg Beach
Muizenberg Beach is one of Cape Town’s longest beaches stretching a staggering 20 km along the coastline. With a strong Atlantic wind, Muizenberg is a mecca for Cape Town’s surfing community and the waves further add to the bracing beach experience here. Primary colored beach huts line the sands which can be hired for the day. In the summer months Muizenberg is a hive of activity and is lined with ice cream trucks, sun-worshipers and surfers. The area is also kid-friendly with some lovely beach-front play areas.

Nightlife info

This is a list of our ten favorite Bars and Nightclubs in Cape Town for your enjoyment. These we recommend to travelers visiting Cape Town. Some are here in Camps Bay, while others are a short drive away. They are not in order of preference, but rather in order of the establishment's distance from Camps Bay.

St Yves
St Yves is one of the hottest night clubs in Cape Town. With its breathtaking views of the Camps Bay beach and its exquisitely designed interior, St Yves is also an ideal setting for enjoying a quiet cocktail while the sun sets.

Café Caprice
Caprice is a stylish pavement café with a relaxed, yet trendy, atmosphere. Open for breakfast, lunch, sun-downers and dinner, with a simple range of dishes and drinks. An ideal location with wonderful views of the beach.

La Med
With its relaxed atmosphere and exceptional ocean and mountain views, La Med is very popular with tourists and locals alike for sun-downers, dinners (gourmet pizzas and seafood) and dancing after dark.

Bascule Whiskey Bar and Wine Cellar
Situated on the water's edge of the international yacht marina on Cape Town's Waterfront. By day Bascule is a lively coffee destination, and by night it is the perfect place to ease into the evening, whisky in hand.

Opium
Opium is a stylish cigar lounge, whiskey bar and night club situated in trendy De Waterkant, which is a firm favorite with locals. Open till late, it boasts an impressive interior and some of the finest DJs.

Hemisphere
Hemisphere is a sophisticated and stylish Cape Town club, bar and cocktail lounge. It is smart but relaxed, the décor is stylish but comfortable, and the the 180 degree city views offered from its 31st floor vantage point are unrivaled.

Planet Champagne & Cocktail Bar
Planet Bar is a hot spot where fashionable Capetonians and international visitors gather to sip champagne and exotic cocktails. A full-service bar and cocktail menu is offered as well as an assortment of decadent light meals.

Oblivion Wine Bar
A funky, European style Wine Bar for over 23s, which has become an institution in the Southern Suburbs. With an extensive wine list and the best pizza in Cape Town. Dance the night away on Fridays and Saturdays.

Tiger Tiger
Tiger Tiger is one of Cape Town's favorite gathering spots for party enthusiasts. It is open on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and comprises of 6 luxurious bars and one spacious dance floor. Music generated by a state of the art sound system.

Polana
This cocktail lounge is built literally on the rocks at Kalk Bay Harbor, only meters away from the crashing waves. Relax on leather sofas and sip a pre-dinner cocktail while soaking up the sea views.

Culture and history info

The first Europeans known to have climbed Table Mountain were Portuguese seamen under Antonio de Saldanha, whose ships were part of a fleet on its way to India in 1503. They had a fracas with the local people, the Khoi, nomadic cattle herders known to Europeans for centuries as ‘Hottentots’. There was a more serious skirmish in 1510, when many Portuguese were killed. Even so, European ships began putting in to Table Bay for fresh water and meat until in 1647 a Dutch ship, the Haarlem, was wrecked in the bay. The survivors returned to Holland to report that the place was fertile and suitable for growing vegetables and fruit, against scurvy, while the natives were not cannibals as reported, but friendly and, if kindly treated, could be converted to Christianity and used as servants. In 1651 accordingly, the directors of the Dutch East India Company, the Seventeen, decided to establish an outpost at the Cape, where their ships could put in for water and supplies and the sick could be treated. Jan van Riebeek reached Table Bay on April 6th, the following year with an expedition some ninety-strong in three ships and went ashore the next day to select a place for a fort. Today’s Grand Parade in the center of Cape Town is on the site.

Van Riebeck, who had been in serious trouble with the Company four years before engaging in private trading, threw himself into this opportunity and reported that he himself worked as engineer, mason, smith, carpenter and farmer. What turned the original outpost into the first European colony in South Africa was the Company’s decision to let sailors and soldiers in its service settle at the Cape and start their own farms. In 1658 the first slaves were imported, from the East Indies and Central Africa, and when van Riebeek left for India in 1662 the little settlement had a fort, a hospital, a jetty, workshops and a granary, as well as houses.

The early settlers interbred with the Khoi and the colony's population was swelled by European immigrants who included girls from Dutch orphanages and Huguenot exiles from France, shipped out by the Company. By the 1690s the settlement of De Kaapsche Vlek (the Cape hamlet) had a couple of hundred houses and a European population of about 1,000, of whom two-thirds were Dutch and one-sixth French, with smaller numbers of Germans, Swedes, Danes and Belgians. There were also a hundred or so Africans and Asians, and almost 400 slaves.

Care was taken to integrate newcomers from other European countries with the Dutch, speaking the Dutch language and conforming to the Reformed Church, and the eighteenth century saw the gradual evolution of the Afrikaner people as the little settlement grew into a town, now called Kaapstad (Cape Town). When the British seized it in 1795, the town had about 1,000 houses and a population of some 14,000.


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