Love on the rocks: A hotel you’ll fall for more than once


Love on the rocks: A hotel you’ll fall for more than once

Happy to be beside the seaside at Cape Town’s rebuilt Tintswalo Atlantic on Chapman’s Peak Drive

Richard Holmes

Some hotels are simply a means to an end. All the right bells and whistles, but really you’re there to get out the front door and explore. It’s about a good pillow and a place for your luggage, little more.

Then you get hotels that are a destination on their own, where the outside world may call but you’re happy to hang up. Where location and creature comforts conspire to keep you in one place until reception politely asks if you’re extending your stay. Tintswalo Atlantic ( is one of those.

Set beneath Cape Town’s Chapman’s Peak Drive, the hotel clings to the rocky shoreline of the Table Mountain National Park, between fynbos-clad slopes and the Atlantic Ocean. For front-row seats to a sea view, you can do no better...

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