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Why You'll Love Windsurfing With Camps Bay Retreat!

  • Just a short walk to the stunning Camps Bay beachfront
  • Set on four acres of lush green nature reserve with a mountain meditation pool
  • Views stretch across the Atlantic Ocean and along the peaks of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range

Overview Camps Bay Retreat

Camps Bay Retreat Luxury Boutique Hotel is a sanctuary for the soul, set on four acres of lush green nature reserve. With a mountain meditation pool, thickets of trees, waterfalls and streams, it is a peaceful paradise, where meditative moments are waiting to be had. Views stretch across the ever-changing Atlantic Ocean and along the peaks of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range, from the Deck House and The Villa.

The estate features four pools, a tennis court, a spa and a fine dining restaurant. Dine in the old world splendour of the original manor house, where Von Kamptz Restaurant's executive chef creates a daily menu of gourmet fare, combining a symphony of fresh ingredients from local markets. Food is paired exquisitely with celebrated wines from the region, best experienced as part of a candlelit three-course affair!

Spoil yourself with a choice of massages, treatments and facials at the spa. Spend the day luxuriating in the spa, relaxing in the sauna and being revitalised with a deep tissue massage. A refuge for the body and a haven for the mind, you'll unravel and surrender to the tranquility.

Camps Bay Retreat Accommodation

You have a choice of accommodation options from the elegant Earl's Dyke Manor, the contemporary Deck House or The Villa. Elegant, yet opulent, and superbly comfortable. All the rooms are equipped with a refreshment station with tea & coffee making facilities, a Nespresso machine, telephone & laptop facility, hairdryer, electronic safe, air-conditioning and heating, satellite television (selected channels), DVD players, wireless internet access, and a personal bar (stocked on request).

Premier Rooms: Bright, comfortable and airy rooms, located throughout Earl's Dyke Manor, Deck House and The Villa, overlooking the garden and mountains. Bedrooms are open plan with an enclosed WC, with a choice of either twin beds or a king-size bed.

Luxury Rooms: Located in the Deck House, spacious rooms with a private deck overlooking the garden and mountains. Bedrooms are open plan with an enclosed WC, with a choice of either twin beds or a king-size bed. Luxury rooms are situated on the ground and first floors.

Superior Rooms: Offering elegant interiors and luxurious bathrooms and all enjoy spectacular views. Selective rooms offer spa bath facilities, and all offer large private decks. Bedrooms are open plan with an enclosed WC, with a choice of either twin beds or a king-size bed. All bathrooms feature dual basins. Superior rooms are situated on the ground floor.

Suites: Located throughout Earl's Dyke Manor, Deck House and The Villa, these spacious rooms boast the addition of a cosy lounge and luxury comforts. Selective suites offer fireplaces and beautiful views. The majority of bedrooms are open plan with an enclosed WC, with a choice of either twin beds or a king-size bed. Oversized family suites offer comfort and privacy for the entire family. Suites are situated on the ground and first floors. 

Camps Bay Retreat Facilities

The moment you arrive at Camps Bay Retreat, you’ll be entranced by the charm of the original Manor House that gives the estate its olden day charm. A grand entrance hall of marble and pillars welcomes you and invites your eyes to trail over its careful detailing. With dramatic features such as high ceilings, oversized paintings, a baby grand piano, chandeliers and Turkish rugs, the manor’s interior instantly transports one to a previous era. A log fire is always burning in the cooler months and the entrance hall flows effortlessly out onto the terrace and the gardens.

There are two lounges leading off the entrance hall, The Heritage Lounge is more suited to a quiet read and could be referred to as a sun room, and The Library, with its selections of games and books, is more of an entertainment lounge. Both have large armchairs, couches and fireplaces and offer guests the welcoming atmosphere of an old world family estate. The dining room also leads off the entrance hall, and is where breakfast, lunches and dinners are served, mainly in winter, where a warm log fire keeps the cold from creeping in. The terrace is where most of the guests like to take their meals in summers. Nowhere in Cape Town could rival the mid summer nights romance hanging thick in the air over a candlelit dinner. Views are truly magical, with the ocean peeking through a frame of branches from the acres of trees reaching down to the bottom of the estate.

This beautiful estate is Camps Bay's best-kept secret; hidden in the crook of a glen, sheltered by trees and blessed with a desirable climate, making it a natural paradise.

Guests receive complimentary security monitored parking on the premises. Parking is conveniently located close to the Manor House. Guests at Camps Bay Retreat are treated to a solar heated pool at the Manor House, a pool at the Deck House and mountain pool in the gardens. Deck chairs surround the pools, with parasols for shade and beach towels are provided by the poolside. The mountain pool on the lower reaches of the gardens were created to appear as natural as possible, as though flowing out of the earth, the pool is the size of a large swimming pool and has flowing water trickling into it, provided by a run-off from The Glen Forest.

Surrounded by nature and in expert hands, the spa provides the perfect place to relax and there is a wine cellar located at the entrance to the dining room that takes you down to a temperature controlled cellar.

Guests can enjoy free uncapped WiFi for the duration of their stay (fair usage policy applies) and The Camps Bay Retreat has one of the last remaining private tennis courts on the Atlantic Seaboard with great ocean views. There are competition standard floodlights for evening games. Reception will gladly assist with your court bookings and racquets and balls are available at reception.

Hiking trails start from The Glen, just outside the gates of the Camps Bay Retreat. Trails lead through to the forest, for a gentle amble, or for a more strenuous hike on Lion's Head. The famous Lion's Head Hike allows one to hike to the summit with the use of chains. There are breathtaking views over the ocean and the whole of Camps Bay.

Guests also have access to The Bay Hotel. Sandy B is the Private Beach Club of The Bay Hotel. Overlooking the popular Camps Bay Beach, it provides an incomparable vantage point from which to enjoy the magnificent sunset. The state of the art Technogym at The Bay Hotel has all you need for those quick holiday workout sessions. Complimentary squash courts are also available at Camps Bay Sports Club.

Dining At Camps Bay Retreat

There are a couple of things about a homely kitchen that makes it special - the fact that you will always be welcomed and that it is normally where the "good stuff" is kept hidden or slowly simmering. The smell of freshly baked breads, sound of mixers and blenders, the look of fresh fish and poultry and the sense of extreme heat. All these hidden and simmering treasures are made with the utmost care and always in abundance, rounded off with "seasoned" timing in the Von Kamptz restaurant kitchen. 

While the interiors are warm and elegant with a crackling fire and the dining room wall allowing you a peek into the kitchen’s soul, the unforgettable experience is dining on the terrace. The sound of waves breaking in the not too distant Atlantic Ocean, with abundant greenery as a side attraction, completes the blissful atmosphere. From the breakfast menu that covers a seasonal continental buffet and an A’la Carte option with a twist, to lunches that are kept light and current. Or, why not enjoy a picnic under the shade of one of our trees. Unpretentious dishes grace the dinner menu, with modern touches to the classics. The tender signature Chalmar Beef Fillet is the ever popular dish – either cooked on the grill, or over open fire during the summer months. Organic homegrown herbs, vegetables and micro herbs feature as an ingredient or garnish throughout.

Or join The Camps Bay Retreat for a famous traditional South African barbeque every Saturday. The “braai” consists of a selection of traditional South African fare; cold salads, succulent meat dishes and decadent desserts. Whilst waiting for your food you can enjoy a sundowner and take in the breathtaking view, or amble around the lush green lawns of Earl’s Dyke Manor. 

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