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Four Rosmead

Oranjezicht, Cape Town, South Africa

Activities

  • Head down to the V&A Waterfront where you can shop, eat lunch or take a boat trips out to Robben Island to see where Mandela dreamed of freedom

  • Take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain and hike back down. Walking in a city just doesn’t come better than this

  • Grab the basket from your wardrobe (complete with frisbee) and head for the beach at Clifton or Camps Bay

  • Order a picnic lunch from the Liquorice and Lime deli and head for Kirstenbosch Gardens

  • Take a day trip to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, then return via Llandudno, Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak and Simonstown

  • Head for the Winelands: Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl are all less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town

  • Hike to the top of Lion's Head, perhaps to see the sun setting over the Atlantic

  • Take a tour of one of Cape Town’s townships and maybe stop off for a cookery lesson

  • Play tennis. There are tennis courts very close by that are open to non-members

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Hiking
  • Museums/galleries
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping/markets
  • Spa
  • Well being
  • Wine Tasting
  • Yoga
Save to favouritesPrintMailFour RosmeadHidden away in the leafy suburb of Oranjezicht in the lee of Table Mountain, with wraparound views of the city and the bay, this century-old listed building was revamped by its art-loving owner to create one of Cape Town's most stylish boltholes. Many original features like the Oregon pine floors, porthole windows and fireplaces were conserved; while striking new elements include an angular wood and steel loggia which spans out above the garden terrace. Flowerbeds of raked gravel, neatly tended rosemary hedges, and a decked salt-water pool and fishpond induce a Zen mood of studied calm in the garden. Step inside and it's more upbeat, with jazzy African paintings and sculptures in the sun-filled lounge and 8 classy rooms adding zest and colour to the building's airy, elegant lines. To add to this architectural delight, any request to the quietly professional staff at Four Rosmead will be dealt with promptly, and any thanks will be acknowledged with one word: pleasure. We couldn’t think of a better way to describe what our stay here was filled with.

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