The African Travel Canvas team was recently invited to stay at Tintswalo Atlantic before their grand re-opening on the 1st of October 2019.
In the following post, we will share more about the exquisite property and some of our highlights from our stay at Tintswalo Atlantic.
About Tintswalo Atlantic
Perched on the water’s edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Tintswalo Atlantic is a family-owned five-star hotel that is synonymous with privacy, luxury and solitude.
Nestled in one of the top nature reserves in Cape Town, Tintswalo Atlantic is a dream getaway destination for nature and ocean lovers. Adventure seekers can enjoy exploring the breathtaking hiking trails while pleasure seekers can soak up the tranquil atmosphere of the lodge.
Located on the water’s edge
The only hotel located within the Table Mountain National Park, Tintswalo Atlantic sits on a pebbled beach at the edge of Hout Bay. Surrounded by the ocean and mountain range, this five-star boutique hotel offers an immersive experience with the natural world.
Tucked away at the bottom of a long winding road off Chapman’s Peak Drive, Tintswalo Atlantic boasts one of the most exclusive addresses in Cape Town. Upon arrival Tintswalo Atlantic, you are greeted at the top of the road, in the parking lot just off Chapman’s Peak. From there, a private shuttle takes you down a beautifully twisted road that descends into a hidden paradise.
An island getaway in Cape Town
Tintswalo Atlantic has ten elegantly styled luxury suites called Island Suites. For bigger groups such as families and generational travellers, there is a spacious unit comprising of two Island Suites connected by an opulent common living area. This is a very special experience for families or a close group of friends who want to experience a private and exclusive refuge.
Every suite is individually designed and inspired by some of the most beautiful islands around the world. From Robben Island and Zanzibar, to Java, Mozambique and Seychelles, each suite is like your own slice of island paradise.
Glass doors open to a private balcony offering panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Sentinel mountain peak, while natural light floods the space. Each suite comes complete with a wood-burning fireplace, armchairs and luxurious finishings. The spacious en-suite bathroom has a walk-in shower and a Victorian bathtub with natural and eco-friendly Africology toiletries.
Things we loved about our room
- The private balcony that looked over the horizon
- The Victorian bathtub next to the large window allowing you to soak up the views
- The coffee station with a large selection of teas on offer
- The turndown service which included soft robes, big bottles of water and a fortune cookie
Dining at Tintswalo Atlantic
Meals at Tintswalo is served on the wooden deck which looks out on the horizon of the Atlantic Ocean. The picturesque setting is the perfect environment to delight in a delicious breakfast buffet or three-course meal.
Tintswalo Atlantic pays particular attention to each guest’s dietary requirements. The kitchen team creates wholesome and beautifully presented cuisine, complemented by an award-winning wine list. Sourcing fresh and local ingredients, the menu features fresh seafood and meat dishes, as well as vegan and vegetarian options.
The interactive open-plan kitchen offers guests the opportunity to discuss cooking techniques with the head chef or watch the kitchen team prepare meals with finesse.
Activities at Tintswalo Atlantic
Thanks to the amazing location between mountain and sea, guests can experience unique activities offered in the surrounding area. There are many exciting outdoor activities on offer when staying at Tintswalo Atlantic.
- guided walks and hikes in the surrounding area,
- stand up paddleboarding,
- exploring Hout Bay village and the popular market,
- in-room spa treatments,
- romantic dinners on the balcony,
- and so much more.
Local transfers to tours and activities around Cape Town can be pre-arranged with in-house drivers.
Tours in and around Cape Town
One of our favourite things about Tintswalo Atlantic is the lodge’s unique position and proximity to all the fun things Cape Town has to offer!
Here is a list of our favourite tours to do in Cape Town when staying at Tintswalo Atlantic.
- Cape Town Robben Island Museum Tour – Take a ferry from the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and explore the World Heritage Site of Robben Island where Nelson Mandela served 27 years in prison.
- Table Mountain and Cape Town City Tour – Explore the city of Cape Town’s top attractions as well as a trip to the top of Table Mountain via the cable car.
- Kirstenbosch and Constantia Wine Route Tour – Visit the prestigious Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens set at the bottom of Table Mountain, then travel to the Constantia Wine Valley to enjoy a delicious wine tasting.
- Cape Winelands Winetasting Tour – The perfect tour for foodies and wine lovers, this tour travels to the most well-known wine regions in the Cape.
The Tintswalo Atlantic Experience
From the moment you descend down the twisting road past the mountain fynbos and the Atlantic Ocean, you are overcome with a feeling that you are about to experience something magical!
At the foot of the mountain, you are greeted with a refreshing welcome drink and a fresh sea breeze that instantly puts you into holiday mode.
The exclusive location of Tintswalo Atlantic is so intimate that it’s hard to believe that you are in Cape Town. The lodge is surrounded by nature, so there is a real sense of being disconnected from the outside world. This is a great reason to either start your Southern African trip at Tintswalo Atlantic or end it off here.
We love the personal touch and attention to detail that each guest receives from the Tintswalo Atlantic team.
If you would like to stay at Tintswalo Atlantic the next time you are in Cape Town. Contact us today!
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