Camps Bay Retreat

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2 outdoor pools, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, sun loungers
Suite, 1 King Bed | Terrace/patio

Overview of Camps Bay Retreat

Camps Bay Retreat

4.0 star property
Cape Town beach hotel with spa and restaurant

9.2/10 Superb

67 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
7 Chilworth Road Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8040
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Car rentals on site
For families
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Camps Bay
  • Camps Bay Beach - 1 min drive
  • Table Mountain - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 30 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 14 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 25 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Camps Bay Retreat

4-star luxury hotel in the heart of Camps Bay
Free continental breakfast, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a terrace are just a few of the amenities provided at Camps Bay Retreat. Indulge in a facial, a body scrub, and a body wrap at the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Himitsu, the onsite restaurant. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a coffee shop/cafe and a garden.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • 2 outdoor pools with sun loungers
  • Free self parking
  • A reception hall, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff
  • Wedding services, free newspapers, and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews speak well of the helpful staff and proximity to shopping
Room features
All 14 individually furnished rooms include comforts such as premium bedding and pillow menus, as well as perks like air conditioning and bathrobes.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Coffee/tea makers, daily housekeeping, and phones



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 11 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


Himitsu - Onsite restaurant.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Breakage deposit: ZAR 1000 per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for ZAR 200.0 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Bay Retreat
Camps Bay Retreat
Camps Bay Retreat Cape Town
Camps Bay Retreat House
Camps Bay Retreat House Cape Town
Retreat Camps Bay
Camps Bay Retreat Hotel
Camps Bay Retreat Hotel
Camps Bay Retreat Cape Town
Camps Bay Retreat Hotel Cape Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Camps Bay Retreat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Camps Bay Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Camps Bay Retreat?
As of 27 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Camps Bay Retreat on 29 Sept 2022 start from CA $166, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Camps Bay Retreat?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Camps Bay Retreat?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Camps Bay Retreat?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Camps Bay Retreat?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Camps Bay Retreat?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Camps Bay Retreat?
You can check in from 2 PM - 11 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Camps Bay Retreat?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (9.5 mi) is nearby.
What is there to do at Camps Bay Retreat and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Camps Bay Retreat also has a sauna and a steam room, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Camps Bay Retreat?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Himitsu. Nearby restaurants include Mynt Cafe (7-min walk), Tiger's Milk - Camps Bay (7-min walk), and Café Caprice (8-min walk).
What's the area around Camps Bay Retreat like?
Camps Bay Retreat is a short 6-minute walk from Camps Bay Beach and 13 minutes' walk from Clifton Bay Beach. The local area is considered walkable as well as being good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Property, staff and service overall excellent. Not convinced about the Japanese theme going on in the restaurant though.
Bruno, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful retreat on the hill!
This property is stellar! Beautiful views, relaxing grounds and secluded, wooded trails to relax! We had a wonderful stay. The room was comfortable as well. We loved waking up and strolling through the property before enjoying the amazing breakfast overlooking the ocean below!
Tim, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous hotel, great location but feels like a little escape from the hustle and bustle of Camps Bay as it’s in a lovely garden/ nature reserve. Large room! Lovely and clean. Great service and hotel restaurant was delicious. Andrew was super helpful
Gemma, 5-night romance trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

10/10 Exceptional

When I stayed at The Camps Bay Retreat for the first time, a few years ago, I immediately realized that that I had found somewhere unique, special and breathtaking. It was unlike any other place I have stayed, and I have lived in four countries and have been fortunate enough to travel in the past. Every staff member and the especially the manager, went out of their way to fulfill every need, wish and want. I have stayed at The Camps Bay Retreat three times, and it is impossible to properly explain what is so incredibly special about it. One has to experience it. A wide expanse of ocean is one’s furthest view, and then the trees and plants and flowers and lawn that sweeps down the the gradual hill in front of the the majestic, old Manor house, and then less gradually, eventually down into a forest of naturally growing vegetation. The path down has hidden delights. The privacy and space of the land around and below the property, with tall trees and the abundant plants and flowers, are a perfect experience. The food is delicious and I ate food I had never tried before. I am very glad I did. The beds are very comfortable and each room is perfect in a different way. My love for history and the past made the main house perfect for me. There is a wonderful library and The Camps Bay Retreat, would always be my first choice, anywhere in the world, to stay and spend time.
Erle D., 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Classical Gem on the Beach!
Absolute gem! Breathtaking location, walking distance to beach. Extremely comfortable beds, clean, quiet, very spacious and very friendly and personal service. A little odd is the inclusive breakfast, which only allows one pick off an a la carte menu. So if you have an omelette, but also want some fuits and yoghurt, you get charged extra. Dear Management, something to look into. Otherwise an absolutely wonderful stay and thank you very much for the upgrade!
Reinhard, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful scenery, nice rooms. Good food. Quiet room
jeff, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Piece of nature
We didn’t really know what to expect, but this was amazing! From the deck house you literally have a view of the ocean, little nature reserve, Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles! We went for a walk on the grounds, swam in the mountain pool, played with Bangers the dog, had a massage, they squeezed us in at the restaurant even if it was fully booked and breakfast was amazing!
Benjamin, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great stay for some time out.
The cabins across the bridge are cosy and private. Leave good out for a minute and there is a trail of ants though. Breakfast is excellent. Gorgeous tennis court that is available to be booked by guests whenever. Excellent location. Incredible views. Really helpful staff.
4-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Quiete stay
Stay was refreshing nice mountain view and free continental breakfast
Israel, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night business trip
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