Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Recently voted by Travel & Leisure as Africa's leading hotel spa for 2009, Cape Town's Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa is the answer to every holiday wish. Set in scenic surroundings in Camps Bay, with the Atlantic Ocean stretching out in front and the majestic Twelve Apostle mountains as a backdrop, this award-winning five-star seaside resort offers guests a sanctuary of serenity, with Cape Town's vibrant city center and its many attractions being a mere fifteen minutes away – truly the best of both worlds.

Whether you have a room facing the crashing waves of the ocean, or the mountains are what you see from your balcony, the scenery is guaranteed to be spectacular. The hotel features 55 deluxe guest rooms, as well as 15 ultra-luxurious suites, all with décor and attention to detail designed to enhance the overall experience of tranquility enjoyed by guests, while offering the convenience of the latest in technology and the pleasure of superb service.

Take a walk along the trails in the Table Mountain National Park, with the distinctive smell of the indigenous fynbos all around you, and enjoy the view of the Atlantic Ocean – playground to schools of dolphins and massive whales. Feel like some adventure? On request, the hotel staff will arrange deep sea fishing or whale watching trips, and for the truly adventurous, scuba diving and shark diving are exciting options to consider.

Treat yourself to some "me-time" at the hotel's Sanctuary Spa, set into the rocks of the mountain and featuring hot and cold plunge pools, a Rasul chamber, sauna and hydrotherapy bath. Indulge in a treatment using products derived from the indigenous fynbos, known for their therapeutic properties – either in one of the seven treatment rooms or in the shade of a secluded gazebo. Enjoy the experience of lazing in the heated infinity pool with an incredible view of the ocean, or relax in a sheltered rock pool with amazing mountain views. For the more energetic, the fully equipped fitness room is sure to motivate you to tone those muscles.

The staff at the hotel's Azure restaurant goes to great lengths to ensure that guests enjoy a truly authentic Cape experience, along with the magnificent ocean view. The varied menu makes the most of the freshest organic ingredients. Be sure to try some flavorsome fynbos fare that head chef, Roberto de Carvalho and his team have gained a fine reputation for. The hotel's Café serves up a selection of light snacks and meals 24 hours a day. As the day draws to a close, head for the Leopard Room bar for a memorable sundowner experience – an unusual cocktail, accompanied by a breathtaking sunset, in the warm and hospitable atmosphere that Cape Town's Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa is known for.

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