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
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.
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