October 19

The Most Instagrammable Boutique Hotels in Cape Town

October 19, 2022

Alluring or audacious, daring or dazzling, our list of the top boutique hotels in Cape Town definitely doesn’t hold back on looks or luxe. You’ll find no standard rooms or uninteresting décor here. Instead, there’s art humming with excellence and beautiful spaces with plenty of flair. So, if you’re looking for the perfect backdrop for your photos, here are our picks of the most Instagrammable boutique hotels in Cape Town.

Woman swimming in the rooftop pool at The Silo

Cape Town’s most Instagrammable boutique hotels are jaw-droppingly beautiful, Image Credit: The Silo

Camissa House

Camissa House sits elegantly on the slopes of Table Mountain and has balconies with incredible views of the city, mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. This award-winning boutique hotel is ideally located. And this combined with beautiful décor and impeccable service, easily makes this one of the most Instagrammable boutique hotels in Cape Town. 

A couple lounging by the pool at Camissa House

Sip on cocktails as you lounge by the pool and snap some Instagram-worthy shots

All the spaces at Camissa House are photogenic in their own right. But be sure to get some photos in the light and airy atrium, relaxing on the pool deck, sipping a cocktail overlooking the city, or in one of the tastefully designed rooms.

Airy atrium at Camissa House Boutique Hotel

Exqusite lighting in the atrium at Camissa House

Ellerman House

Nestled between the South Atlantic coastline and Table Mountain lies one of the most Instagrammable boutique hotels in Cape Town, the exclusive haven that’s Ellerman House. This historic Cape Edwardian-style mansion gives new meaning to “home-away-from-home” with exceptional service and masterful design. 

The exceptional sea views from Ellerman House

The photo ops are endless in this setting, Image Credit: Ellerman House

Boasting an exceptional wine gallery showcasing over 7,500 unique bottles, an art collection to die for, an flourishing indigenous garden and the most mesmerising sea views, there are plenty of amazing spots to get the perfect shot!

Woman sipping on a cup of coffe with the Cape Town behind her

Take photos with the most mesmerising views of Cape Town as your backdrop, Image Credit: Katharina Riebesel

Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa

The Dock House radiates old-world grandeur with its filigree architecture, impressive styling and sprawling verandah. Its sublime position at the V&A Waterfront, contrasting views of the city, 19th-century churches and Table Mountain are just some of the reasons why this is one of the most Instagrammable boutique hotels in Cape Town.

Stunning views from the garden at the Dock House Boutique Hotel

The old-world grandeur of the Dock House never fails to impress, Image Credit: Dock House Boutique Hotel

There are endless places for the perfect picture at a hotel this stunning! Just imagine yourself sitting on this private balcony,  bubbly in hand with Cape Town as your backdrop, or sunning yourself by the azure pool.

Views of the V&A Waterfront from the Dock House Boutique Hotel

Views of the V&A Waterfront from the Dock House Boutique Hotel, Image Credit: Dock House Boutique Hotel

Tintswalo Atlantic

Tintswalo Atlantic is situated in the Table Mountain National Park, sitting in a secluded spot on a pebbled beach below Chapman’s Peak Drive. This hidden gem offers sophisticated marine charm and unobstructed views of Hout Bay harbour, the Sentinel mountain peak, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Tintswalo Atlantic is set on a pebbled beach in the Table Mountain National Park

Tintswalo Atlantic has spellbinding views and the most captivating marine charm, Image Credit: Tintswalo Atlantic

As one of the most Instagrammable boutique hotels in Cape Town, you can expect nothing less than the most spectacular photo opportunities with the glittering blue ocean as the backdrop and sunsets that will make your followers’ jaws drop!

Woman posing from pool petio with Lions Head in the background

The views from Tintswalo Atlantic make taking photos that will go viral easy, Image Credit: Tintswalo Atlantic

The Alphen Boutique Hotel

Many of our Instagrammable boutique hotels in Cape Town are in and around the city centre, but this whimsical retreat rests in the Constantia Wine Valley. The Alphen Hotel dates back three centuries and is known to have enticed many lords, ladies and prominent figures to sample its culinary and viticultural delights.

The exterior of the Alphen Boutique Hotel

The three-century-old Alphen Boutique Hotel, still as luxe as ever, Image Credit: Alphen Boutique Hotel

Enjoy the exquisite dining experience at the hotel, wander the enchanting oak-tree scatted gardens, or enjoy a wine tasting at some of the Cape’s oldest vineyards. Your Instagram feed will have your followers believing you’re truly living your best life!

Dining at Alphen Boutique Hotel

Dining at the Alphen Boutique Hotel is as grand an affair as you can imagine, Image Credit: Alphen Boutique Hotel

Cape Cadogan

In a cosy lane right off Cape Town’s famous Kloof Street, you’ll find the Cape Cadogan. This Georgian-era townhouse has made its way onto our list of the most Instagrammable boutique hotels in Cape Town with its beautifully manicured exterior and chic interior inspired by Oscar Wilde’s bohemian lifestyle. 

The exterior of the Cape Cadogan with Table Mountain inthe background

Table Mountain acts as a majestic backdrop, Image Credit: The Cape Cadogan

Take some photos sipping a cocktail by the pool, relaxing by the fire, or even venturing out to some of the vibey spots nearby. Whether your niche is lifestyle or food, there are plenty of perfect spots for you.

The photogenic pool area at the

Take some shots relaxing by the pool, Image Credit: The Cape Cadogan

The Silo Hotel

A list of the most Instagrammable boutique hotels in Cape Town wouldn’t be complete without the Silo Hotel. Located in the historic grain silo complex at the V&A Waterfront, its eclectic and industrial architecture, art, and interior design are beautifully representative and celebratory of Cape Town.

Gorgeous views of Table Mountain from the Silo Hotel

Incredible views of Table Mountin and the city, Image Credit: The Silo

From drinks on the rooftop balcony to private dining in the glass-fronted Wisdom Room, the views of the city and harbour are just to die for! And don’t miss the opportunity to take a photo posing with your freestanding bathtub in front of the beautiful paned glass window – it’s mandatory!

Views of Cape town from the beautiful bathrooms at The Silo

The Iconic bathroom at The Silo, Image Credit: The Silo

The Clarendon Bantry Bay

After setting your eyes on The Claredon Bantry Bay, it will be no surprise why it’s one the most Instagrammable boutique hotels in Cape Town. Set on the slopes of Lion’s Head with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, this immaculately appointed boutique hotel perfectly combines beachside charm and sophistication.

The pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at the Clarendon Bantry Bay

The Clarendon’s pool overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, Image Credit: The Clarendon Bantry Bay

Whether you’re on one of the sun-drenched balconies, lounging by the pool, or in your luxurious suite, light floods every inch of this seaside paradise. Therefore, it’s easy to find the perfect pose, lighting and backdrop for the best selfies ever!

Atlantic Ocean views from themain bar area of the Clarendon Bantry Bay

Could the views get any better than this? Image Credit: The Clarendon Bantry Bay

Visit The Most Instagrammable Boutique Hotels in Cape Town

There are many fantastic places to stay in our vibrant Mother City. And our list has something for everyone, whether you want to stay in the cosmopolitan city centre, by the sea, or in the Winelands.

And we know what you’re thinking… with so many incredible Instagrammable boutique hotels in Cape Town, how on earth are you supposed to choose one? Don’t worry, our Rhino Africa Travel Experts will help you whittle down your options to best suit your preferences. Contact us today, and let’s start planning!

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About the author 

Savannah St Claire

Born in the picturesque City of Cape Town, Savannah is no stranger to the beauty and adventure Africa has to offer. With a bachelor's degree in Digital Marketing under her belt and a passion for travelling in her heart, she is taking to her new path in life like a moth to a flame. When not chasing sunsets, you'll find her enjoying the fine things in life and South African wines are no exception!

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