Sounds strange, right? Who would think to head to Cape Town, South Africa to enjoy the best mojito ever while watching a brilliant, fiery sunset? At The Twelve Apostles, a small luxury boutique hotel in Camps Bay, you can enjoy some of the best views around, without even leaving the hotel. This South African gem is perched amidst The Twelve Apostles, a mountain ridge with twelve peaks rising above Cape Town, with awesome views of the Atlantic Ocean over Camps Bay. The bar on the rooftop makes an ideal location to enjoy their tasty mojitos while watching the sun slowly slide down the sky and disappear under the ocean. It must have something to do with where Cape Town is located, right at the tip where the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean meet, but the sunsets are amazingly bright, literally making the horizon look like a giant wild fire. I have never seen anything quite like it. The place to fully experience these views is at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa.
The hotel is strategically located right across from Camps Bay, the best beach in Cape Town. Most tourists opt to stay around the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, with views of Table Mountain. But this area gets really busy, and other than Robben Island and Table Mountain, there is not much more than tourists waiting for the ferry. The Twelve Apostles is only fifteen minutes from the Waterfront and much closer to Boulders Beach and The Cape of Good Hope, two spots not to be missed. It’s centrally located, but still has an off the beaten path feel to it, making it perfect for that quiet evening to relax and take in the views.
This boutique hotel has the views, it has the luxury accommodations, it has the access to all the best spots, and it also has the best restaurant, The Azure. Serving local South African cuisine on its outdoor terrace overlooking Camps Bay, The Azure perfectly pairs the magnificence of the surrounding scenery with superb fine dining. Try one of their signature dishes, like Springbok Carpaccio, to get a taste of the local flavor.
The Twelve Apostles is the perfect place to experience Cape Town, but be careful, you might just get hooked on those amazing views, delicious dining and South African culture. No doubt it will be hard to leave when the vacation is at an end.