St James, historically known as ‘millionaire’s mile’ is making its comeback as one of the trendiest places to stay in Cape Town. The area still boasts the traditional colourful Victorian bathing boxes and grand old houses.
Fresh fish can be brought from the local fishermen and the harbour itself offers excellent seafood restaurants from rustic local cuisine to fine dining experiences.
Mediterranean in style, the main road is a hive of novel antique shops, delicatessens, boutiques and art galleries a mere three minutes walk from the Manor House and, across the road, you will find the famous tidal pools and swimming beaches.
The St James Manor House, built a hundred years ago, has an aura of grandeur and old world charm. A magnificent staircase leads up to the large suites, individually decorated to reflect the opulent times of a bygone era. And carved into the mountain is a private and wind protected swimming pool and tanning deck with views across False Bay.
On Site Facilities:
- Swimming Pool (60sqm)
- Residents Bar
- Secure Parking
- Spa Treatments By Arrangement
- 24 Hour Security
- Picnic Baskets Can Be Arranged
- Laundry Services
- Tours & Transfers By Arrangement
- Lunch & Dinner By Arrangement
Facilities & Services:
- Laundry Service
- Parking (off-street - open)
- Swimming Pool
- Communal Satellite TV
2 x Classic Suites - ±70m²
2 x Deluxe Suites - ±60m²
1 x Superior Double - ±30m²
1 x Standard Twin - ±30m²
- Air Conditioning
- Bedside Alarm Clocks
- Bespoke Amenities
- Complimentary Mini Bar & Snacks
- Complimentary Tea & Coffee Tray
- Complimentary Laundry
- DVD Player
- Fresh Flowers
- Hair Dryer & Shaving Points
- Heated Towel Rails
- International Dialing Telephones
- Port/Sherry Decanter
- Private Room Safe
- Robes & Slippers
- Sea View
- Select Satellite TV
- Separate Lounge Area (some rooms)
- Separate Shower, Bath & Toilet
- Under Floor Heating
- Wireless Internet Connection
St James Manor Activities:
A favourite pastime is the early morning swim in the wind protected, warm waters of St James. St James also offers interesting walks along the historic promenade and up the imposing mountains.
Perhaps the biggest attraction is the land based whale watching in season. They appear literally meters from the shoreline and can be seen clearly from The St James Retreat.
St James Manor Map:
Other Accommodation near St James Manor:
Accommodation options within 8km from St James Manor include:
Redefining elite seaside holidays in Cape Town is 5 Star Rodwell House in the sun-soaked village of St James. It nestles between the Kalk Bay Mountains and False Bay, world famous for whale-watching, sea bathing and a sheltered Mediterranean climate.
Charming B&B on mountainside 200 m from beach. Views of False Bay and Cape Peninsula. Walk to restaurants, shops, tidal swimming pool, tennis and surfing. Seasonal whale watching from your room.
per person sharing
The enchanting and luxurious Villa St James, a restored historical National Monument is ideal for a lavish seaside holiday in the coastal town of St James.
The Inn at Castle Hill is a charming, characterful Edwardian Villa overlooking the quaint fishing village of Kalk Bay near Cape Town. Enjoy true Cape hospitality and the personal service of your host, Madelein.
With 4 designer bedrooms-all en-suite, gourmet kitchen, open-plan lounge with fireplace, beautiful sea views, yoga room, steam room, a lap pool and wireless internet connectivity the house offers the highest standards in contemporary luxury and comfort.