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4.3 / 5Excellent
166 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

Popular LocationLong Street2 min walk
Popular LocationCape Town International Convention Centre4 min walk
Popular LocationArtscape Theatre Centre12 min walk
AirportCape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.)16 min drive

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Free cancellation on all rooms

You can change or cancel this stay if plans change. Because flexibility matters.

  • Standard Room

    Standard Room

    Room amenities

    • 212 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Standard Room (Surcharge)

    Standard Room (Surcharge)

    Room amenities

    • 236 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Executive Room

    Executive Room

    Room amenities

    • 503 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Suite


    Room amenities

    • 442 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

Cape Town

Located in Cape Town, Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town is in the city centre. Greenmarket Square and Castle of Good Hope are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Signal Hill and Table Mountain. Check out an event or a game at Cape Town Stadium, and consider making time for Two Oceans Aquarium, a top attraction not to be missed.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Long Street - 2 min walk
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 4 min walk
  • Artscape Theatre Centre - 12 min walk
  • Greenmarket Square - 12 min walk
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Woodstock Station - 4 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 12 min walk
  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 16 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • Yizani – Restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast and lunch daily.

About this property

Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town

4-star Cape Town hotel in Cape Town City Centre, walk to Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
Along with a full-service spa, this hotel has a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Free full breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include a fitness centre, a bar/lounge and self parking. All 537 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and coffee makers, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and TVs with satellite channels. 24-hour room service, separate bathtubs and showers and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.
Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town offers 537 forms of accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottles of water. Satellite televisions are provided. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.
Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Utopia Beauty Salon & Spa. Services include facials and manicures and pedicures.
The spa is open daily.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Self parking: ZAR 55 per day
24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

Free full breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
1 restaurant
1 bar
24-hour room service

Things to do

Fitness centre
Full-service spa
Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Free cots/infant beds
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool


Free newspapers in reception
Front-desk safe

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken


Business services

Business centre
Meeting rooms


Pool sunloungers
Pool umbrellas


Manicures and pedicures
Spa open daily


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


Climate control (air conditioning)
Free cots/infant beds


Free toiletries
Separate bathtub and shower


Satellite channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Electric kettle
Free bottled water


Iron/ironing board (on request)
Laptop-compatible safe



Check-in available 24 hours
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.
  • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 26 March 2020 to 15 April 2020 (dates subject to change).


  • No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Payment types accepted at this property

Diners Club
American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 625 per vehicle (one way)
  • Self-parking fee: ZAR 55 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property charges a fee for WiFi usage over 500mb of data per room, per day.

We should mention

Reservations are required for spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. No pets or service animals are allowed at this property.

National rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

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All reviews

Guest reviews



5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

This hotel overall was great. I think it was a good value for what I paid. It is very centrally located and the complementary shuttle to the V&A Waterfront was excellent. The breakfast was fantastic, there was a wide variety of food and beverages. The concierge service was great, they were a great help with everything from transportation to booking tours. The only thing that could have been just a little better was housekeeping services. On multiple occasions I had to individually request bathroom towels, face towels, shower gel, toilet tissue and an iron and ironing board. Those requests were made after my room was serviced for the day. Overall Cape Town is an amazing city, with very friendly and humorous people.

Stayed 6 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Pool is small. Otherwise good place. Staff are friendly

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

We loved having the concierge arrange a half day safari for us on our last day. He also helped us find a fabric store. We loved having the four star experience for the price of an average American hotel. I am sure we could have utilized his services more if only our stay had been longer. It was like having a personal assistant advising us on maximizing our trip.

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The location was great. It was handy to many main attractions and provided a courtesy coach to the Waterfront. The breakfast provided was excellent and the joyful breakfast breakfast chef made mornings cheerful and fun. Dinner was also wonderful with excellent service and food. All staff were helpful and always had a smile and greeting.

Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2020