Redefining elite seaside holidays in Cape Town is five-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, warm sea bathing and a sheltered Mediterranean climate.
Enjoy finest wine and food pairings plus lively local café life.
Secluded within a walled acre of pristine gardens yet only a stroll away from seductive day- and night-time activity, Rodwell is 10 minutes from top vineyards and gold medal restaurants, only 20 minutes from either CBD or Cape Point, and light-years away from boredom or tour groups.
Furnished impeccably, guests luxuriate in suites providing unashamed comfort and privacy. Leisure rooms, terraces, gym, boulle field and swimming pool fed by a mountain stream are on offer. Sophisticated technology ensures global communication and fingertip entertainment.
A wine and food extravaganza beckons. The cellar is world class, matched with the freshest of seasonal cuisine. Sun and gentle sea breezes whet the appetite. Take an energising mountain stroll or a refreshing dip in the tidal pool below the gardens, and then dine on freshly grilled lobster with an aged Montrachet.
Rodwell holidays are like none other, invigorating yet relaxed a complete break from routine.
Make use of the 1500 m2 floor space spread over 3 floors, set within a prime seaside. There are wide terraces and public rooms to relax in.
Enjoy stunning sea views through arches and windows or while dining el fresco. Period fireplaces and other features abound; a magnificent teak staircase leads guests from the panelled entrance hall to the upper floor of bedroom suites.
Formal drawing room, romantic dining room, library and sun room complete the first floor. The ground floor offers an informal lounge, bar, wine cellar and tasting room, and a well-equipped gymnasium, together with executive conference facilities.
Guests drift outdoors to a magnificent sea-facing entertainment terrace with BBQ facilities.
Rodwell takes food seriously. Freshest in-season produce is sourced, and is prepared simply and tastily. The finest and most satisfying wines accompany local treats, with twists from Asia, the Med, or more classic fare. The romantic period dining room hosts these lingering and pleasurable evening events.
Scrumptious breakfasts are enjoyed el fresco overlooking the garden and sea. Freshly made picnic hampers provide for flexible and intimate lunches.
Be pampered by in-sourced wellness programme for general relaxation and comfort as well as for body and facial care, given by qualified professionals.
Luxurious treatments range in duration from 1 to 3 hours. Choose between aromatherapy, foot reflexology, sports massage, facials, manicures, pedicures, and more. Or stretch to the full in a private yoga session.
Accommodation at Rodwell House
The entire 2nd floor is set aside for guest bedrooms, balconies or private gardens. Calm, modern and sophisticated, these open-plan suites offer unrivalled space, echoed by the fine views of sea or mountain. Even the state-of-the-art bathrooms have stunning views.
Gentle earth tones, old teak and mahogany feature, and top quality natural fabrics create a serene and tranquil mood. Comfortable couches and chairs feature, with fine curtain finishes and blinds, and superb quality king-sized beds.
Bedrooms are modern equipped with quiet air-conditioning with heating, large windows, ample built-in wardrobes with a digital wall safe, dressing table / desk, satellite television and DVD, Wi-Fi enabled, tea / coffee facilities, silent fridge, sophisticated, dimmable low voltage ceiling lights and numerous practical plug points.
The bathrooms are light open spaces with views, European fittings, elegant porcelain tiles, separate toilets, huge freestanding baths, double sized separate shower, luxurious toiletries, under-floor heating, heated towel rails, bathrobes and slippers.
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