The moment you arrive at Camps Bay Retreat, you’ll be entranced by the charm of the original Manor House that gives the estate its olden day charm. A grand entrance hall of marble and pillars welcomes you and invites your eyes to trail over its careful detailing. With dramatic features such as high ceilings, oversized paintings, a baby grand piano, chandeliers and Turkish rugs, the manor’s interior instantly transports one to a previous era. A log fire is always burning in the cooler months and the entrance hall flows effortlessly out onto the terrace and the gardens.

There are two lounges leading off the entrance hall, The Heritage Lounge is more suited to a quiet read and could be referred to as a sun room, and The Library, with its selections of games and books, is more of an entertainment lounge. Both have large armchairs, couches and fireplaces and offer guests the welcoming atmosphere of an old world family estate.

The dining room also leads off the entrance hall, and is where breakfast, lunches and dinners are served, mainly in winter, where a warm log fire keeps the cold from creeping in. The terrace is where most of our guests like to take their meals in summers. Nowhere in Cape Town could rival the mid summer nights romance hanging thick in the air over a candlelit dinner. Views are truly magical, with the ocean peeking through a frame of branches from the acres of trees reaching down to the bottom of the estate. Guests staying in the Manor House need only to walk upstairs to find their rooms and will surely be enraptured by their charming interiors.

This beautiful estate is Camps Bay's best kept secret; hidden in the crook of a glen, sheltered by trees and blessed with a desirable climate, making it a natural paradise.


Guests receive complimentary security monitored parking on the premises.
Parking is conveniently located close to the Manor House.


Guests at Camps Bay Retreat are treated to a solar heated pool at the Manor House, a pool at the Deck House and mountain pool in the gardens. Deck chairs surround the pools, with parasols for shade and beach towels are provided by the poolside.
The mountain pool on the lower reaches of the gardens were created to appear as natural as possible, as though flowing out of the earth, the pool is the size of a large swimming pool and has flowing water trickling into it, provided by a run off from The Glen Forest.


Surrounded by nature and in expert hands, this is the spa you’ve been searching for…

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Wine Cellar

There is a wine cellar located at the entrance to the dining room that takes you down to a temperature controlled cellar. Here we display our carefully selected wine partners and their top end wines. Ask our waiters to escort you to the cellar to choose your bottle of wine.

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Lounge & Library

With glorious reads and a crackling log fire, you may find yourself making excuses to stay in, every night!


Guests can enjoy free uncapped Wi-Fi for the duration of their stay (fair usage policy applies).

Internet speed is adequate for downloading e-mails, internet banking and social networking
(Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, blogging, etc.)

Slow internet speeds may occur when downloading multi-media files or using Skype.

We strive to provide our guests with a quality service, however by international standard, the internet in South Africa
is unfortunately not as fast.
Please view detailed specifications for Internet & WiFi facilities

Tennis Court

The Camps Bay Retreat has one of the last remaining private tennis courts on the Atlantic Seaboard with great ocean views. There are competition standard flood lights for evening games. Reception will gladly assist with your court bookings and racquets and balls are available at reception.

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Hiking & Nature Trails

Hiking trails start from The Glen, just outside the gates of the Camps Bay Retreat. Trails lead through to the forest, for a gentle amble, or for a more strenuous hike on Lion's Head. The famous Lion's Head Hike allows one to hike to the summit with the use of chains. There are breathtaking views over the ocean and the whole of Camps Bay. Enquire at reception about joining the full moon evening hikes and watch the sun set over the ocean, as the moon rises.

Exclusive arrangements made for our guests.

Beach Club Membership

Sandy B is the Private Beach Club of The Bay Hotel. Overlooking the popular Camps Bay Beach, it provides an incomparable vantage point from which to enjoy the magnificent sunset.

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The state of the art Technogym at The Bay Hotel has all you need for those quick holiday workout sessions.

Operating Hours:
Mon – Sun 06h00 – 22h00

Camps Bay Squash Club

Complimentary squash courts are available at Camps Bay Sports Club. Reception will gladly assist with your court bookings.

Operating Hours:
Mon – Sun 07h00 – 23h00