Boutique luxury on the slopes of Table Mountain

Nestled on the slopes of Table Mountain, MannaBay is a contemporary boutique hotel with some of the Mother City’s most breathtaking views. Combine a scenic setting with a central location in the heart of Cape Town, where comfort, privacy and luxury are but a few highlights.

MannaBay celebrates contemporary design with expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, marble floors and an impressive collection of modern art. The secluded pool area nestled in the lush green garden, gym, rooftop bar and spacious lounge areas make it a city oasis.

MannaBay’s eight uniquely decorated and designed rooms (including the lavish Versailles Suite) boast panoramic peeks of the city and Table Mountain. The hotel sleeps a maximum of 16 guests, ensuring an exclusive and tailored experience, no matter which room you choose.

The staff’s exacting level of service is not confined within the hotel's walls, either. The team also provides you with expert local advice, restaurant recommendations and guided tours of the city.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • MannaBay offers the best of both worlds with a central Cape Town location and a gate with direct access to Table Mountain National Park.
  • Check out the décor at the Cape Town hotel: floor-to-ceiling windows nicely frame the incredible views, while flamboyant wallpaper and contemporary art adorn the walls.
  • Personalized, attentive service includes an iPad directory, 24-hour butler service as well as complimentary dinner transfers.
  • For a proper start to the day, sit down to a sumptuous breakfast at MannaBay Café while taking in the glorious city vistas. After a day exploring the sites, high tea is a not-to-be-missed indulgence.
  • While MannaBay does not have an onsite restaurant, the team can suggest top restaurants in Cape Town and make reservations. You also can consult the guest directory for a list of recommended restaurants.

Things to Know

  • The boutique hotel provides a complimentary airport transfer, as well as daily dinner transfers and an on-call chauffeur service.
  • A complimentary high tea, served daily from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., is a decadent sweet and savory journey, complemented by a glass of Graham Beck Rosé MCC, or tea, coffee and juice.
  • The dedicated travel team at MannaBay will happily arrange bespoke day trips, from wine tasting in the Cape Winelands, to an adventure-filled sharking diving experience.
  • For guests looking to unwind, find refuge at the pool or rooftop bar. Alternatively, work up a sweat at the well-equipped gym, which also has a steam room.

The Rooms

  • Each room at MannaBay is unique and decorated in a specific theme, from pink flamingos to minimalist black and white. All accommodations have a flat-screen TV, as well as an interactive media center and an iPod docking station. Standard features include air-conditioning, under-floor heating, a GHD hair straightener and hairdryer.
  • Extra-length, king-size beds lull you to sleep after a long day exploring Cape Town. The spacious en-suite bathrooms have walk-in showers, except for the Versailles Suite and the Flamingo Room, which also have free-standing bathtubs.
  • For guests in need of extra privacy, look no further than the Pom Pom Room on the lower level, with a secluded garden view, as well as a private plunge pool.
  • The Versailles Suite, with its royal blue and silver fleur-de-lis wallpaper, and arguably one of the most exquisite views at MannaBay, is fit for royalty. The premier suite overlooks the city, with a view across the Atlantic Ocean. Gleaning inspiration from the opulence of the Palace of Versailles, the space is sure to please. Its crowning glory is a four-poster day bed on the balcony, where you can sleep beneath the stars.

Nearby Attractions

  • You cannot visit Cape Town without a trip up the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway. The views from the top are breathtaking. Stay awhile and enjoy a meal or snack at the Table Mountain Café, with South African-inspired dishes, including fresh salads, sandwiches and pizza slices. Post photos of the vista to your Instagram feed at the Table Mountain Wi-Fi Lounge, which sells a selection of treats. It also holds a Very High Tea Thursdays between 2 and 4 p.m.
  • Originally a grain silo, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, innovatively transformed by Thomas Heatherwick, is a must for art lovers, young and old. Zeitz MOCAA exhibits 21st-century art — be prepared to be wowed by cutting-edge works from Africa, as well as international exhibitions.
  • Catch a ferry to the World Heritage Site of Robben Island and visit the prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in incarceration. The ferry will bring you to Murray’s Bay Harbour, on the east coast. Then walk to buses that will transport you to all the historical sites around the island. A prison tour conducted by a Robben Island Tour Guide will explore the dramatic 500-year-old history of South Africa.

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Getting There
8 Bridle Road, Cape Town, 8001 South Africa
CPT (18-24 min)  
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