It should be a truth universally acknowledged that winter in Cape Town really is better than summer. There’s no howling southeaster, no raging heat and no crowds. Consider winter’s spectacular skies and sunsets, flickering fires and opportunities to enjoy all our favourite comfort food, and it’s obvious why the ‘secret season’ is the best time to enjoy all the finest things the Mother City has to offer.
One of those things is Tintswalo Atlantic – the quiet and intimate five-star resort that is the only luxury lodge situated inside Table Mountain National Park, just outside Hout Bay and at the start of world-renowned Chapman’s Peak Drive. Family owned, luxuriously appointed and situated right on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean with breathtaking views of the Sentinel and the ever-changing waters of Hout Bay, Tintswalo Atlantic feels like an isolated pocket of calm and tranquillity, even though it’s actually less than 30 minutes from central Cape Town.
During this year’s ‘secret season’ a special Winter Warmer package for South African residents, complete with all-enveloping comforts and gourmet cuisine, is available. Priced at R7060 per night for two people sharing and valid from 1 May until 31 August 2018, the Winter Warmer includes luxury accommodation in one of Tintswalo Atlantic’s 10 ocean-facing king suites, as well as a light lunch on arrival (with a welcome bottle of wine) and a delicious full breakfast the next morning. Transfers to and from the airport and/or the V&A Waterfront are also included. (During weekends, a minimum two-night stay applies.)
Tintswalo Atlantic is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway or to celebrate a special occasion. Each suite has its own fireplace, as well as comfortable lounge chairs that are perfectly placed to allow you to spend time absorbing the view while also catching up on your reading. And all the suites have a balcony or terrace right on the water’s edge, creating the impression of being completely surrounded by nature. The service is impeccable and friendly, the cuisine is excellent and the levels of tranquillity are, quite simply, off the charts.