Les Cascades de Bantry Bay
Towering over Cape Town are Table Mountain and the distinctive peak of Lion’s Head crowning the slopes of Signal Hill. It is on these craggy flanks, sheltered from the often merciless South Easter winds and overlooking the icy blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean that one finds the most exclusive neighborhoods of Bantry Bay and Clifton. Les Cascades de Bantry Bay is an elegant lodge perched on the hillside below Lion’s Head in the most exclusive bay on the Atlantic Seaboard. The lodge provides a tranquil, luxurious haven, while Cape Town’s main attractions, the Victoria & Albert Waterfront and Table Mountain are only a short drive (5 minutes) away.
Les Cascades de Bantry Bay is about tranquility, luxury, the beautiful American shutters that filter the harsh sunlight, the best linen on the beds, spectacular sea views, sunset right ahead, a good chauffeur service, fine food and the best South African wines. Even the most seasoned of travelers will be mesmerized. Les Cascades de Bantry Bay boasts six luxurious rooms of different sizes. All rooms incorporate strong elements of contemporary art, latticed shutters covering large bay windows and private balconies overlooking the Ocean.The Villa consists of three double en-suite rooms and one two-roomed junior suite, all offering the same features as the main lodge. Decor reflects a more contemporary style, enhanced with details such as Philip Stark design bathtubs, stainless steel trimmings in combination with chiselled sand stone, exposed wooden beams and game skins.
Les Cascades de Bantry Bay has two pools, an ornamental rim flow Koi pond on the upper deck and a large (13m) salt water swimming pool on the main sundeck. The pools, superb sun decks and a romantic Indonesian style Balé, all are designed for maximum comfort and intimacy. The abundant use of dark stained wood, Indian slate terraces and the black lined pools set the tone and ambience. Guests can enjoy a refreshing massage in the Indonesian spa pavilion equipped with his-and-hers massage tables and steam room.
Things to do
Discover Cape Town and its fine dining and beaches
Cape Town is one of Southern Africa’s most cosmopolitan cities and still retains a strong European flavour with its historic colonial buildings, beautiful public gardens, eclectic cuisine and Mediterranean climate. The scenery is superb and the views from Table Mountain over the rugged coastline of the cape and the historic waterfront are spectacular. From the city it is easy to explore the surrounding countryside, renowned for its distinctive Cape Dutch architecture and elegant wine estates. The beaches are dramatic and the sea invigorating, though swimming on the Atlantic coast is not for the faint hearted. Cape Town is the perfect base for anyone wishing to explore this part of South Africa and for those in search of a little modern African luxury.