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Written with our guests in mind, our blog offers insights into our hotel, neighbourhood and the city of Cape Town. This space will also be your one-stop shop for exciting news and updates relating to our hotel, competitions and event announcements to guide you, our readers, on a path to rediscover fun.
March 20, 2019
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Our Magnificent Garden

Camps Bay Retreat is located on four acres of private land in The Glen. The land borders the historical Round House Precinct and Glen Forest, which […]
March 20, 2019
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Our Resident Dogs

\”Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon […]
January 29, 2019
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New Resident Chef at Camps Bay Retreat

Camps Bay Retreat and the Von Kamptz Restaurant are very excited to announce the arrival of our new Resident Chef, Mark Hendry. With his untamable creative […]
January 16, 2019
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Spa Treatments to Help You Detox After The Festive Season

They certainly don’t call the festive season festive for nothing! Celebrating with friends, eating delicious food and sipping on yummy cocktails (probably more than usual!) and, […]
July 26, 2018

Celebrated Chefs At The Helm of Village n Life Hotels

There is no denying that South Africa has delivered some of the best and most celebrated chefs in the world. The unique mesh of cultures, traditions […]
March 16, 2018

100 New Trees at Camps Bay Retreat

February 16, 2018

The Pods: Holiday Accommodation with a Tiny Twist

February 8, 2018

Pet Places Helps Rescue Dogs with New Donation Programme and Adopts Two Loveable Strays

February 2, 2018

Golden Retriever Saves A Life

Ben, the beloved golden retriever of Camps Bay Retreat, turned 12 years old last month. Many know him as a friendly, welcoming presence at the Retreat, […]
January 23, 2018

Pet-Friendly Accommodation in the Western Cape

What is a holiday without your beloved pet? Pet-lovers know that pets are part of the family and so should be part of the holiday too. […]
January 16, 2018
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Don’t Miss Out on These 8 Must-Dos in Camps Bay

Cape Town has some amazing tourist attractions, but did you know there is plenty to do right here in beautiful Camps Bay? Check out these 8 […]
December 19, 2017
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8 Questions for New Head Chef Jonlin Carollissen

December 11, 2017

Beautiful Indigenous Gardens in Camps Bay

Fynbos plants, interactive designs, and indigenous gardens that work with their natural landscapes are all key features in the gardens that Reto Mani designs and maintains. […]
July 27, 2017
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History of Camps Bay Retreat – Where it all started

Thomas Earl Skaife bought the estate from the Cape Marine Suburbs in 1911. He sold it to Friedrich Wilhelm Knacke in 1920 who named the estate […]
July 27, 2017
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The Story of Von Kamptz

In 2014, the owner of Camps Bay Retreat decided to give the restaurant it’s own identity. After much deliberation, the name Von Kamptz was chosen. Here […]