Cruise Destinations

Top 5 reasons to cruise from Cape Town this year

With more cruise lines than ever offering roundtrip cruises from Cape Town during the 2019/2020 cruise season, including three that are homeporting in the city for the entire season (for the first time ever), there has never been a better time to cruise from South Africa’s Mother City.

Azamara, AIDA Cruises and TUI are all homeporting cruise ships in Cape Town for the full season, while several dozen more cruise ships will be cruising from the city to various exotic destinations around the world between November, 2019 and March, 2020.

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With that in mind, here are five reasons to cruise from Cape Town, provided by Arambrook Boutique Hotel, which sits beneath the iconic Table Mountain.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world, few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. Arambrook Boutique Hotel is within walking distance of these spectacular gardens.

Norval Art Foundation

Norval Art Foundation

The Norval Foundation is a centre for art and cultural expression, dedicated to the research and exhibition of 20th and 21st-century visual art from South Africa and beyond.

Located in the Steenberg area of Cape Town, adjacent to Table Mountain National Park, and just a 10-minute drive from Arambrook Boutique Hotel, the Norval Foundation combines art with nature with a sculpture garden, outdoor amphitheatre and research library. There’s also a restaurant and children’s playground.


Restaurants and Vineyards

Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs is renowned for its culinary scene with some of the country’s top restaurants within minutes of the hotel. Beau Constantia, La Colombe and Catherine’s at Steenberg are three that are not to be missed, while for exploring vineyards in the area, be sure to visit Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia, Steenberg, and Buitenverwachting.



The nearby historic Newlands district is home to great boutiques, art studios, delis, restaurants, and a beautiful community art centre, Montebello. Cavendish Square Mall – the premier fashion destination in this part of the world – is also situated near to the hotel.


Surfing in the RSA

The water may be a little chilly during the months of July and August, but that doesn’t stand in the way of avid surfers – especially given how fantastic the surfing conditions are at this time of the year.

There are many great spots to surf in Cape Town, and the team at Arambrook is able to steer you towards the best waves of the day. Beginners will love Muizenberg, where the water is warmer, which is just 15 minutes away.

Tried and tested Roxy Surf School and Surf Emporium come highly recommended.

What’s more, guests can embark on a day of fun-filled adventures knowing that they will be returning to the welcoming Arambrook Boutique Hotel where no request is too big or too small for the owners and their impressive team of staff.


Bonus number six

The gorgeous new Arambrook Boutique Hotel is giving travellers even more reason to visit this stunning part of the world.

With just eight generously spaced suites, the hotel’s philosophy focuses on personalised service in a tranquil setting, with its idyllic location affording guests the opportunity to explore the region from a whole new angle.


Arambrook Boutique Hotel sits beneath the imposing Table Mountain in the leafy neighbourhood of Bishopscourt, an area that swells with opportunities for exploring from gorgeous gardens to art exhibitions, fine dining, Tasting tours, shopping and surfing.


Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the luxury boutique property feels as though it is in the middle of the countryside, yet it is perfectly placed to take in the city’s many sights. Guest checking into the property can make the most of the prime location by enjoying a diverse array of adventures right on their doorstep.

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