Voted number three on the Top 20 Hotels in Africa in the 2018 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, this five-star boutique hotel and spa at the foot of the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range is a seaside sanctuary like no other. Though it boasts a host of wonderful activities and facilities, its dreamy location – between mountain and sea – is, perhaps, what makes it stand out from the rest.
LOCATION, Location, Location
A beautifully manicured garden surrounded by heady indigenous plant life is the perfect outlook for high tea in the Leopard Bar or the Conservatory (also available for exclusive hire). There’s also the balcony, which doesn’t take reservations, overlooking the dazzling Atlantic Ocean, with unhindered views of the horizon and Lion’s Head. (Get your favourite Instagram filter ready because it’s about to work overtime!)
The bakers among us will appreciate pastries made with real butter and Valrhona chocolate. Freshly prepared on the morning by pastry chef Gina Marziani, the tea stand flaunts a smorgasbord of baked treats and other accompaniments, including various finger sandwiches, cheese scones, almond-covered chicken mayonnaise sandwich pillows, macarons, Mrs T’s famous cheesecake and nutty dark-chocolate brownies, to name a few. There’s also a fine selection of fragrant teas, coffee and hot chocolate.
From the moment you walk through the front entrance, you feel right at home. Prepared to go the extra mile, the staff is friendly and attentive. And if, like us, you’d prefer a glass of bubbly with your tea, you’re more than welcome to order some by the glass – or bottle, of course – at an additional cost.
Be kind to every kind
Twelve Apostles Hotel also hosts a Vegan High Tea, where a whole host of traditional and exciting sweet and savoury vegan treats are on offer in the same breathtaking setting. So, bring your vegan friends and share the teatime love.