The Portswood Hotel

Experience Cape Town’s rich history at the Portswood, whose lobby and restaurant are built around a 300-year old well and cells that held prisoners en-route to Robben Island.

Accommodation at this hotel on the bustling V&A Waterfront is in 101 contemporary rooms and suites featuring smart navy, grey and white palettes. The hotel’s relaxed restaurant serves delicious à la carte menus and specialises in Malaysian and Cape Malay cuisine. Facilities at the hotel include a comfortable lounge, cocktail bar and swimming pool, whilst there is also a wellness centre with spa treatments available. 

Located in the bustling V & A Waterfront the hotels position is ideal. There is plenty of sightseeing options available including tours to Robben Island, Table Mountain, Cape Point or the winelands just outside the city.

Location

How to get to The Portswood Hotel

The hotel is located in the busting Victoria & Alfred Waterfront just 24 kilometres from Cape Town International Airport. The trip usually takes between 35-45 minutes by road.

Activities at The Portswood Hotel

  • Cape Town city tour
  • Cape Point visit
  • Cape Malay cooking school
  • Robben Island excursion

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

The Portswood Hotel Highlights

  • A historic hotel with modern facilities decorated in a nautical theme
  • Set in one of the most historic precincts of Cape Town
  • Steps from the city’s shops, restaurants and historic V & A waterfront
  • Delightful onsite dining and drinking options

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Why South Africa: Described as “a world in one country” South Africa is more than just a safari destination. The wildlife of Kruger and the many private reserves throughout the country are complemented by South Africa’s fascinating history and diverse cultures, the beautiful coastline and majestic landscapes of the Cape.

Game Viewing: Gameviewing is best during the dry season (May-Oct); however the summer months are good for general touring and sightseeing.

Culture: Many different cultures including Zulu, Swazi, Xhosa, Indian, Cape Malay and European. A unique cuisine, as well as distinct music and dance. Elegant Cape Dutch architecture.

Climate: The inland plateau has a temperate climate (17°-30°C), whilst the coast is subtropical and more humid (22°-30°C). The seasons are the same as Australia, however most of the rain falls in summer. Winters are dry and sunny, but nights can be very cold. The Western Cape is the exception, with a “Mediterranean” climate – cool, wet winters and warm dry summers (17°-24°C).

Combine With: South Africa is easily combined with neighbouring Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia or the nearby tropical island of Mauritius. Johannesburg is a very popular gateway to most of southern and eastern Africa.

Getting There: Many major airlines including South African Airways, Qantas, Etihad, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Qatar, Singapore Airways and British Airways fly into Johannesburg. There are also many regional airlines such as Air Botswana, and domestic carriers that service local cities such as Cape Town and the Kruger National Park area.

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