The Peninsula, with its matchless style and subtle elegance, is the ultimate in understated Cape hospitality. Ideally situated on Cape Town's Platinum Mile, internationally acclaimed, The Peninsula is home to discerning visitors from around the globe. Guests enjoy the convenience of being minutes from the excitement and sparkle of Cape Town and close to the world-famous scenic wine routes, beautiful beaches and botanical gardens. More importantly they enjoy the superior service and the real hospitality they find at The Peninsula.
Restaurants include the informal 3Thirteen for casual dining. Sunset Restaurant offers the Executive Chef's culinary delights with dishes raging from traditional Cape Malay curries to authentic Italian pastas. And the popular Faces Cocktail Bar is the perfect venue to unwind after a long day or before embarking upon an elegant evening.
One of the added delights to staying at the Peninsula is the variety of health and fitness facilities and activities on offer. The gym is very compact and includes resistance, cardio and stretching areas; boxing bag and gloves, heated outdoor swimming pool; shower and changing rooms and fitness testing and consulting room.
The Peninsula is an all-suite hotel and comprises a range of suite types to suit every taste and budget. Studio Suites feature an open-plan bedroom and lounge with a separate kitchenette. All have private bathrooms with shower. The majority of the Studio Suites have private balconies and all are sea facing.
The Mini suites are either open-plan units consisting of a bedroom, lounge and kitchen with a spa bath and shower, or an open-plan lounge and kitchen with a private bedroom with bathroom ensuite and a separate shower and toilet.
Known as one of the world’s most beautiful places, Cape Town and the Western Cape offers visitors gorgeous scenery and iconic attractions, but also some of the most unique and unusual leisure tourism experiences.
Here where whales frolic in rich turquoise coves, where adrenaline junkies launch themselves from the world’s highest commercial bungie jump, where two mighty oceans embrace and greet, where majestic lions, leopards, buffalo, rhinos and elephants still roam, where a mountain shaped like a table casts its gentle protective shade over a multi-cultured nation, where a prison island hosted the world’s greatest liberation icon and where the finest wines are brewed – here life is filled to abundance.
Cape Town is a must-do destination for Sport Fishing, Birdwatching and Marine Wildlife enthusiasts. Joining a day’s boat charter will be a life experience. You can even go cage diving with great white sharks in the aptly named ‘Shark Alley’, near the fishing village of Gansbaai, South Africa.
Cape Town has some of the best beaches in the world, so if you're a sand-and-sea lover be sure to take some time out to relax and soak up the sun. From the family beaches on the False Bay coastline to the trendy Clifton beaches on the Atlantic Seaboard - you're sure to find a stretch of sand that suits your fancy.
Most first time visitors to Cape Town and the Western Cape make their way along fairly well-worn paths to favourite destinations. But there’s a wealth of experience to be had.
Constructed between 1666 and 1679, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest building in South Africa and has been exceptionally well preserved. Inside the walls of the pentagonal castle you will find a combination of cultural and military history dating back to the arrival of Jan van Riebeeck to the Cape in 1652. Guided tours will introduce you to the dungeons, the dolphin pool and the blacksmith.
If all things ‘old and ancient’ is your thing learn about Khoi culture at Cape St Blaize Cave in Mossel Bay, then visit the Dias Museum and view a life-size replica of the pioneering Portuguese caravel that dropped anchor here in 1488. Stand in cell number five on the iconic freedom landmark, Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated).
Wander through a wonderland of geology and paleontology in the Karoo National Park and the Laingsburg Geological Walk or travel back in time with the five-million-year-old fossils at the Iziko West Coast Fossil Park. Make the journey to dead-end Wupperthal in the Cederberg (Cape West Coast), a picture-perfect, time-stood-still village established two centuries back by Lutheran missionaries or take the drive to 17th century Tulbagh, one of the first three settlements to be built in the Western Cape.
Sip champagne at dusk on Table Mountain and savour the views of the city; play 18 holes at any of the world class designer golf courses dotted all over the province; follow the historic West Coast Mission Station Route from Mamre to Vredendal; grab your camera and wander around the beautifully restored Victorian village of Matjiesfontein (in the arid Karoo) - a national monument; cycle or ride a horse through the Cape Winelands in autumn and enjoy the colourful autumn shades; be dazzled by the wild Cape West Coast flowers in spring (July - October); kayak around Cape Point; or take a deep breath and abseil off Table Mountain.
For something a bit more hedonistic try some retail therapy off the beaten track and step back in history at one of the rural village shops; get down to live music and kultuur ‘culture’ at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival at Oudtshoorn; learn to make cheese in the Cape Winelands; taste roosterkoek, a scrumptious, freshly baked bread at one of the cultural museums; enjoy the vibe at the most visited tourist attraction in South Africa, the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Waterfront; visit the historic and iconic District Six Museum; sample brandies in KWV’s famed Cathedral Cellar and explore the Brandy Route; or try one of the Cape’s award-winning spas and soothe body and soul.
The region is simply breathtaking, and the resort one of the best you’ll find. It’s little wonder they call The Peninsula ‘the pride of the Cape’.