Having been to its sister property, The Old Rectory in Plettenberg Bay, I knew I would once again be blown away by another of Rare Earth’s properties. Perched on a cliff on Clifton, this terraced property has an unparalleled, 180-degree view of the best beaches of Cape Town.

It can be easily missed while arriving to this property, as it is sandwiched between rows of private, residential houses.


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Cape View Clifton’s room

bed room girl, Cape View Clifton, Cape Town, South Africa - Hotel ReviewOf the 7 rooms available on the property, the room I had was on the topmost level on the property, and I can’t get over how massive it is!

There was a dedicated space for a bedroom, a living room and a large round wood table that makes for a nice dining or working space.

living room, Cape View Clifton, Cape Town, South Africa - Hotel ReviewThe open concept allowed for sofa beds to be placed all around the room that staying one night here isn’t enough at all to fully make use of the space I had. I could stay all week in this room and still not run out of places to relax and work!

Cape View Clifton, Cape-Town-South-Africa

Cape View Clifton

I love how the bedroom and living room was part of one big room with no dividing walls, exuding so much space, while the floor-to-ceiling windows let in plenty of natural light, giving the room a bright, airy feel.

Cape View Clifton, Cape-Town-South-Africa

Cape View Clifton

And then there’s the bed. It felt like a super King-sized bed. It was so big, and with all the extra pillows, I was in absolute heaven.

The rooms also contain international sockets, which is a huge game-changer for international travellers especially since South Africa has their own socket type which ANY universal adaptor you buy would not have. I had to buy a dedicated South Africa travel adaptor to charge any of my electrical appliances.

As with most of the properties I’ve visited around South Africa, Cape View Clifton is another one made for the honeymooners, with dual sinks in the bathroom, a bathtub, and a standing shower cubicle. Oh, not to mention the thick fluffy bathrobes for some indulgence. The bathroom was covered in marble and white tiles, giving off a clean, modern look.

The balcony that I had all to myself was massive for a room this size. From my very own balcony, I had a bird’s eye view of all 4 of Clifton’s beaches. I felt incredibly VIP and spoilt!

Depending on your companions, they also offer 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom options.

Cape View Clifton’s Amenities

The way they furnished this property made everything looked clean, bright and airy. It sure helped that being perched on the edge of the cliff, they have the best view of Cape Town’s beaches right in front of them. I could admire the view even from running on the treadmill of their gym!

gym, Cape View Clifton, Cape Town, South Africa - Hotel ReviewThe gym! Of all the hotels, cottages and lodges I stayed in while on my month-long trip in South Africa, regardless of how luxurious they were, they lacked one thing – a gym! When I found out Cape View Clifton has a dedicated gym, you can bet that was the first place I hit!

lounge, Cape View Clifton, Cape Town, South Africa - Hotel ReviewThe communal room/ lounge itself was, in its own cosy right, spacious, luxurious and comfortable. The lounge area had sofas and pillows for you to tune in to your favourite TV channels on the large, flat-screen TV (if you watching it from your room is not good enough for you).

Seriously though, the interior design of the kitchen and dining room is so impeccable it almost looks like it came out of a showroom.

swimming pool, Cape View Clifton, Cape Town, South Africa - Hotel ReviewThey have an outdoor pool which wasn’t too enticing at the time I was there considering it had been raining and the water in the pool isn’t heated, so it wasn’t the best time of the year to swim in.

Dining at Cape View Clifton, South Africa

The dining area comprises of 2 long tables, which makes for a nice communal eating area rather than the typical individual tables.

Since I arrived past lunch, I was delighted to find they have brownies for midday snacks, on top of free-flow Nespresso coffees and an assortment of teas all day long.

breakfast, Cape View Clifton, Cape Town, South Africa - Hotel ReviewEvery morning, because of the intimate setting, there are 2 staff at the kitchen working on our breakfast, making it feel like I’m staying in someone’s home. Displayed on the side table is an assortment of breads, cereals, cold cuts and fruits.

Cape View Clifton 
232 Kloof Rd, Clifton, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa 
[email protected]

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Special thanks to Cape View Clifton for this experience! All opinions remain my own.

27-29 October 2019, Sun – Mon

Isabel Leong

Isabel Leong

An explorer at heart, the world is Isabel's playground. She enjoys seizing every moment exploring every hideout and doing the unimaginable, like bungee jumping in Phuket and couchsurfing in Europe. If she had wings, she’d definitely be soaring right now. Also a fitness trainer, if she’s not at the gym, you can find her doing yoga or rock climbing! Read more about her on belaroundtheworld.com/about.