Tucked away off one of the world’s most iconic mountain roads is a luxury lodge where you can be at one with the ocean ...
It’s a scenic drive from the vibrant city of Cape Town to Hout Bay, where the winding, world-renowned Chapman’s Peak Drive hugs the mountainside toward Noordhoek. Completely hidden from view, this is where Tintswalo Atlantic nestles beneath the towering slopes of Table Mountain National Park.
With its understated exterior, you would hardly imagine that beyond the lodge’s heavy wooden doors a heavenly space of luxury and superior service awaits. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows and sliding doors provide panoramic ocean views, while the sound of crashing waves and the salty scent of kelp marry with the aroma of grilled line-caught fish.
Sheltered at the foot of the mountain, Tintswalo Atlantic’s 11 suites overlook a pebbled beach, with waves lapping the balconies at high tide. Each suite is individually decorated with themes from islands around the world. From the historical significance of Robben Island and the African authenticity of Zanzibar, to the azure tones of Cousine Island and the old-world charm of Sicily, no detail is left unattended and no luxury is spared.
As if the scenery and facilities aren’t enough to win over the most seasoned traveller, Tintswalo Atlantic’s kitchen serves up mouth-watering culinary experiences paired with the region’s finest wines. Its unique location presents the perfect setting to celebrate a special occasion – during the summer guests dine right on the water’s edge, enjoying the fresh sea air. In cooler weather, the beautifully appointed dining room, with its open kitchen, creates an immersive dining experience overlooking the ocean. Cosy log fires and the hotel’s renowned and friendly service seal the occasion.
Guests at Tintswalo simply won’t want to leave, but if the riches of Cape Town do entice visitors out for a day, the lodge’s location allows easy access to the rolling beauty of the Cape winelands, as well as the eclectic communities of Cape Town and its surroundings. Some of the region’s most attractive sandy beaches are a picturesque drive away, as is the iconic Look-Out Point and Cape of Good Hope, the southernmost tip of the African continent and the point at which the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet.
Dubbed as one of Southern Africa’s most romantic hotels, Tintswalo Atlantic offers guests unsurpassed luxury and service on the doorstep of one of the world’s top city destinations. It’s quite simply a must for any traveller.