Everybody wants to be in Cape Town over December. Guest houses and hotels are booked out months in advance, and the whole city takes on a holiday feel as both locals and visitors make the most of the long summer days.
If you haven’t made holiday plans by now, then Cape Town will have to wait until 2016. That is, unless there are any last-minute cancellations. As ‘South Africa’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator’ we’re always the first to know when availability opens up, which is exactly what happened this week at not one but three incredible properties: two exclusive villas and a leading luxury hotel.
Ellerman House Bantry Bay, Cape Town
Take a couple of minutes to have a look around this truly beautiful property.
This elegant Edwardian mansion commands spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean. A Relais & Chateaux property, Ellerman House is known for its beautiful interiors, personalised service, gourmet cuisine, unique wine gallery and impressive private art collection.
Due to a family cancellation, Ellerman House has last-minute availability on three luxurious sea view rooms from 22-27 December 2015.
The One Above V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
The One Above is a luxury penthouse with four master bedrooms, each opening onto balconies with views of Table Mountain or across the V&A Waterfront. At 1,400 m2 (13,700 ft2) there’s plenty of private space, and staying here you’ll have your personal chef, a fully-equipped fitness centre, sauna and two swimming pools.
The One Above has just become available from 25-29 December 2015.
Kliphuis Villa Hermanus
Imagine lazy sunny afternoons, drink in hand, gazing out at that view from your private villa.
Kliphuis (Afrikaans for ‘stone house’) is in Hermanus on the Cape Whale Coast, about an hour and a half’s drive from Cape Town. This four-bedroom villa has all the summer holiday essentials including a swimming pool, outside braai (BBQ) and direct access to the famous cliff path. Enjoy the privacy of a home, while being well looked after by your own chef, butler and housekeeping team.
Kliphuis is now available from 7 December – 5 January 2016.
> So if you want to round off 2015 in true Cape Town style, get in touch with one of our travel specialists and remember to pack the sunblock – it’s shaping up to be a magnificent summer!