Cape Town has long been the international choice of discerning travelers who are not only mesmerized by her incomparable beauty but by the sheer opulence up for grabs at an array of world-class restaurants, clubs, and premier V&A Waterfront apartments and spas.
Celebrities from all walks of life – European royalty, Hollywood movie stars, American chat show hostesses and a legion of professional sportsmen and women – choose Cape Town for a truly holistic experience of self-indulgence.
If money's no object then take our recommended Cape Town luxury holiday, a veritable tour of extravagance and don't forget the limo service!
A World in One City
The city is fast rivalling Paris, Tokyo and Chengdu as the cuisine capital of the world. Master Chefs, from all over the planet, are opening restaurants within the greater Cape Town. For an enviable gastronomic experience book a table at one of these exclusive eateries – Buitenverwachting, Platine, Pigalle, Haiku or Azure.
Cape Town Nightlife
Following an indulgent feast comprising fresh seafood, venison, sushi, caviar and dark Belgian chocolate, washed down with copious amounts of the finest Cape wines, head for one of the elite nightclubs, bars and lounges located in the city bowl or Atlantic seaboard.
The sophisticated Hemisphere, where the beautiful people hang out, is well positioned in the center of town but for celeb spotting, as well as perfect dolphin and whale watching, head for Cafe Caprice in Camps Bay. Other hot clubs include Chevelle, Chrome, Mercury Live & Lounge and the local favorite, the Bang Bang Club!
No Cape Town luxury holiday will be complete without an intensive designer shopping spree. The obvious choice is the popular V&A Waterfront but locals prefer the trendy Cape Quarter in De Waterkant with its exclusive selection of decor and design stores, fashion boutiques and cotemporary African arts and crafts outlets.
Then it's time for well-earned rest and relaxation at of one of Cape Town's acclaimed spas. Try the Arabella Spa on the 19th floor of the 5-star Westin Grand Hotel, tipped as one of the best in the city or the stunning Sanctuary Spa at the Twelve Apostles Hotel, where the views are to die for!
Bliss at the Andros Boutique Hotel, the Librisa Spa at the iconic Mount Nelson or the Esprit de Beaute in Franschhoek, are all right up there with the best!
Your luxury Cape Town accommodation will undoubtedly be right on top of the extravagant wish list. Although there is a vast number of fabulous hotels in and around the city; for complete privacy as well as first class service and accessibility, select Cape Town luxury apartments in the V&A Waterfront.
You will not only be in the hub of Cape Town's tourist center but you'll be within walking distance of some of the most adventurous activities in the city – helicopter flips, champagne cruises, diving with sharks at the oceanarium or simply a luxury yacht charter to the trendy Clifton Beach.