Summer in Cape Town is one of the most favourable times of the year. A good three months worth of warm days and balmy nights, ready to be spent in a city open to those with a cultivated taste. One of the main attractions is the famous stretch of coastline belonging to the suburb of Camps Bay, iconic for its palm-fringed beaches and cosmopolitan appeal; it lends a touch of Riviera-inspired glamour whilst retaining the local energy.
Aimed at travellers wanting to soak up this unique atmosphere, a stay at The Marly is an essential addition when visiting Camps Bay. A five star boutique hotel, The Marly takes its name from the Château de Marly, the 17th century leisure palace of the Sun King, Louis XIV. Featuring a contemporary beach ambiance, The Marly welcomes guests with 11 luxury suites, each tailored to offer a most satisfying stay. A nightly turndown service is offered, along with in-room dining and travel transfers – the latter ensuring that guests are able to see the best of what Cape Town has to showcase.
Escape and unwind with a variety of spa treatments on offer or relax on the private pool terrace, sipping on cocktails and taking in the magnificent views. If guests have the desire to remain close by, they can slip across to one of the Kove Collection’s celebrated restaurants for a quiet dinner or long lunch.
Conveniently situated for adventure-seekers, Camps Bay is full of unique experiences designed to maximize your experience of this iconic location. Choose to spend the day on one of the many beautiful beaches that run from Clifton to Hout Bay, charter a luxury yacht or catamaran and slip into the refreshing blue of the Atlantic Ocean. Various hikes up nearby Lions Head or the Twelve Apostles range from beginner to experienced levels while the Table Mountain cableway offers a less taxing way to see the city from above. After dark, take in the culture with a local production at Theatre on the Bay or see Cape Town as it lights up from the Wheel of Excellence in the V&A Waterfront. For the gourmands, head upstairs to Chinchilla – the only rooftop bar and café of its kind in Camps Bay. Offering patrons 360° views out over the ocean, Lions Head and the Twelve Apostles, Chinchilla’s curated menu features a range of signature cocktails and light, café-style dishes; making it the ideal location to see out yet another perfect summer’s day. Fellow Kove eateries Umi, Paranga, Zenzero, La Belle and Bilboa can all be found close by, making The Marly a destination of myriad options.