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The Clarendon Bantry Bay

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"With the most amazing views directly out to sea, The Clarendon Bantry Bay has a serious wow-factor as soon as you walk through the front door. The better rooms have the finest views, but the main reception areas are nothing short of exceptional. A serious contender for best boutique property in the city."


The Clarendon Bantry Bay is owned and run by The Clarendon Collection. This collection is made up of two properties, situated just half a kilometre apart. The other offering is The Clarendon Fresnaye, where all children are welcome. Both hotels pride themselves on superb service standards! The price of your stay includes luxurious accommodation, full English breakfast, afternoon teas/coffees and cakes, and in-room Wi-Fi. Bantry Bay is open all year round.


The hotel can be accessed via 30 minutes’ road transfer from Cape Town’s international airport. It’s situated along a scenic peninsula in Cape Town above Bantry Bay, on the road linking Sea Point and Clifton Beach.


There are ten rooms and suites, across four categories, in addition to the Neptune Apartment. All options are exquisitely furnished. Beginning at entry level, the Standard Room offers a king-size bed or twin beds, bedside tables and lighting, a writing desk and chair, a seating area, and ample storage space. Additional mod cons include air conditioning, direct dial telephone, flatscreen satellite television, tea-and-coffee station, fully stocked mini-bar, digital safe, Wi-Fi, and hairdryer. En-suite facilities comprise flush toilet, twin washbasins, shower, and bathtub. Please note, this type of room has only partial views. However, full sea views are available from a number of the Superior Rooms, which offer all the features of the Standard Room in addition to extra floor space. Next up, the Superior Suite is larger still, with one or two bedrooms, and with a lovely private patio. The Clarendon Suite boasts a very spacious terrace and a large lounge too. Finally, the Neptune Apartment is located 30 seconds’ stroll from the hotel and comes with private entrance, lounge, kitchen, pool, and waiter service! It’s fantastic for honeymooners or for any couple on a romantic break.

Communal areas at The Clarendon Bantry Bay include the lovely dining room, where delicious breakfasts are enjoyed every morning. Lunches and dinners are available on request, and guests can ask for Halaal or Kosher meals. The indoor space flows out onto a deck, where you can eat, drink, and marvel at views of the ocean! The hotel also hosts The Juliet Spa, which offers a great range of massages, mani-pedis, and more. You can take time to relax in the gardens as well, in the shade of palm trees and amidst colourful flowers. And there’s a very inviting swimming pool, flanked by a row of sunloungers! The hotel provides plenty of services too, such as morning newspaper, DVD selection, laundry, and off-street parking.


Staff at Bantry Bay offer a high-quality concierge service, arranging all sorts of activities and experiences for you. Here are a few examples:

  • Table Mountain Aerial Gateway 

    - A ride up the majestic mountain by cable car, to enjoy spectacular views!
  • Robben Island

    - Located approximately 7 kilometres off the coast, this is where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 of his 27 years behind bars. The island is accessed from Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront.
  • V&A Waterfront

    - No stay in the Mother City is complete without at least one outing to the V&A, to enjoy shops, markets, eateries, and bars!
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

    - Positively overflowing with indigenous flora, these gardens are a fantastic destination for a picnic lunch.
  • District Six Museum 

    - A very absorbing exhibition of images, artefacts, and recordings, many of them provided by the district’s ex-residents.
  • Castle of Good Hope

    - South Africa’s oldest building, this pentagon-shaped structure houses the Castle Military Museum, a must-visit for history fans.
  • Houses of Parliament

    - Another attraction for history buffs, the houses offers guided tours, hearing attendances, and watching debates from the gallery.
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre

    - The Mother City’s stunning venue for concerts, trade shows, and festivals.
  • Camps Bay Beach

    - Possibly the most glamorous sandy spot in Cape Town, Camps Bay is brilliant for beach activities, fine dining, or simply soaking up some sun.
  • Clifton Beach

    - Not far from Camps Bay, this sheltered series of four coves is a top pick at YZ. And 4th Beach is next to La Med, our go-to for sundowners whenever we’re here.
  • Cape Point

    - An excursion to Africa’s south-western tip, renowned for the quality of its beaches. While you’re here, you could also visit Boulders Beach to see plenty of penguins, and Simonstown or Fishhoek for a little culture too.


CLIENT REVIEW: John & Jac's Honeymoon to South Africa

Heading off the day after their wedding, John and Jac travelled to South Africa for a Winelands, Cape Town, and safari honeymoon with Yellow Zebra. Here Jac reviews their trip, detailing their favourite highlights and recommendations.

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