February 26, 2024

21 Nettleton Feature: Louis Vuitton City Guide 2024

If you’re a traveller with a penchant for the extraordinary, few destinations rival the allure of Cape Town. Nestled between majestic mountains and sparkling seas, this cosmopolitan city boasts a vibrant tapestry of experiences that cater to the most discerning of tastes.

Louis Vuitton City Guide | 21 Nettleton, Cape Town

21 Nettleton has been selected to be featured in the prestigious Louis Vuitton City Guide for 2024 and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Covering 30 destinations in both print and digital versions, the Louis Vuitton City Guides are widely regarded as indispensable companions for the discerning traveller. This recognition is a testament to our commitment to providing a truly exceptional experience for our guests. We’re honoured to be part of this illustrious collection and look forward to welcoming travellers seeking the epitome of elegance at 21 Nettleton.

Our boutique hotel not only offers exclusive accommodation but also goes to great lengths to ensure that every guest experiences the best Cape Town has to offer. When employing our in-house concierge services, you’ll be let in on all the best places and activities to do in the city.

Inspired by our feature in the Louis Vuitton City Guide for 2024, we’ve created our own guide to the city, showcasing our recommended world-renowned spots from grande cuisine to high fashion, preparing you to indulge in grandeur and life-changing experiences at every turn.

Restaurants: Exquisite Dining Experiences

Above: The Norval Foundation, Steenberg, Cape Town

A dining experience at 21 Nettleton is top class, whether you’re enjoying the signature BBQ or sunset canapes, our in-house menu will satisfy every taste bud. But, a stay in Cape Town is not complete without exploring all the exceptional restaurants on our doorstep. Here, dining is not simply a meal; it’s an unforgettable event when you enjoy a feast for the senses at some of the city’s most acclaimed eateries. Each dish is a masterpiece, crafted with precision and passion by world-renowned chefs.

La Colombe

Delighting guests in the picturesque Constantia Valley, La Colombe stands as a beacon of culinary excellence and sophistication. Renowned for its innovative cuisine, impeccable service, and breathtaking surroundings, this iconic restaurant offers a dining experience that tantalises the senses and transports guests on a gastronomic journey. The delectable menu is a celebration of South African ingredients infused with international influences and the results are dishes that are as beautiful as they are delicious.


FYN offers a gourmet adventure that combines Japanese culinary techniques with South African flavours. Situated in a sleek and sophisticated space, boasting panoramic views of the city and Table Mountain, you can enjoy a menu that’s a celebration of seasonal and sustainable ingredients, with each dish meticulously crafted to showcase the best of Japanese and South African cuisine.

Credit: Fyn Restaurant


Zest is a gem known for its vibrant atmosphere and delectable cuisine. Located in the trendy neighbourhood of Green Point, Zest offers diners a unique blend of contemporary flavours with a touch of Mediterranean influence. Whether you’re craving succulent seafood dishes or flavourful vegetarian options, there’s something to satisfy every palate. Guests can expect dishes bursting with colour and flavour, from the first bite to the last.

Bars, Cafés, and Tearooms: Sophisticated  Eateries

Indulge in a moment of tranquillity at Cape Town’s most elegant bars, cafés, and tearooms.

Breakfast at Hemelhuijs

Adorned with elegant decor and bathed in natural light, Hemelhuijs is a well-loved cafe offering the perfect breakfast to start your day. From gourmet omelettes and fluffy pancakes to decadent French toast and freshly baked pastries, each dish is a masterpiece of culinary artistry.

High Tea at Mount Nelson

Revel in a High Tea experience fit for a queen at the iconic Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town. Spend an afternoon enjoying lush surroundings steeped in elegance and tradition. Set against the backdrop of the hotel’s historic colonial architecture and lush gardens, you don’t want to miss out on this quintessentially Cape Town affair.

Saint Champagne Bar & Lounge

As Mark Twain said, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right”, and at Saint Champagne, champagne takes centre stage. The bar boasts an impressive selection of premium global champagne labels, ensuring that connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike will find something to delight their palate. The lounge exudes an air of sophistication and glamour where guests can enjoy an extravagant night out while indulging in the finer things in life.

Interior Cachet: Luxurious Design Galleries

Southern Guild

Southern Guild is a testimony to creativity and innovation in the design realm, offering a platform for South African designers to showcase their talents and push the boundaries of contemporary design. Founded in 2008 by Trevyn and Julian McGowan, the gallery has become synonymous with excellence and a fresh perspective, earning a reputation for its commitment to showcasing the most important contemporary design from Africa.

Soaring Heights and Gourmet Delights

Elevate your senses with a helicopter lunch in the Winelands, a choice between the enchanting landscapes of Grootbos or the refined ambience of Quoin Rock. As you soar above the vineyards and mountains, indulge in a culinary journey that pairs panoramic views with exquisite flavours.

Credit: Southern Guild

OKHA Design Studio

Step into the realm of sophistication at OKHA, situated in De Waterkant, where every piece exudes timeless elegance and impeccable craftsmanship. From sleek furniture to exquisite home accessories, OKHA offers a curated selection of items that bring to life modern grandeur. Whether you’re seeking a statement piece for your home or simply admiring the artistry on display, each item tells a story of refined taste and discerning style.

A Sense of Style: Fashion Capitals and Haute Couture

Stefania Morland

Stefania Morland embodies chic, feminine fashion with her unique approach to design. Rather than conforming to fleeting trends, she crafts distinctive and playful pieces that exude timelessness and sophistication. With over two decades of experience in the fashion industry, Stefania opened her intimate fashion store and studio on Kloof Street in 2005, establishing herself as a leading figure in South African fashion.


Located in the iconic V&A Waterfront, you’ll find yourself in a world of opulence and refinement. Browse the latest designer collections curated to perfection, each piece exuding timeless glamour and unparalleled craftsmanship. Whether you’re in search of sparkling jewels or exquisite accessories, Shimansky offers a shopping experience where every purchase is a celebration of elegance and extravagance.

Credit: Leah Newhouse, Pexels

Merchants on Long

Located inside the vibrant Victoria Whard Shopping Centre, Merchants on Long showcases a curated collection of Africa’s most dynamic brands. From the vibrant designs of Maxhosa Africa to the intricate patterns of Sindiso Khumalo, Rich Mnisi and Lukhanyo Mdingi, the space is an eclectic homage to the continent’s rich creative tapestry.

Arts and Culture: Cultural Icons and Iconic Landmarks

Immerse yourself in the city’s cultural tapestry with visits to its most renowned museums and theatres.

Norval Foundation

The iconic Norval Foundation stands as a beacon of contemporary art and cultural expression in Cape Town. This architectural marvel is nestled amidst pristine landscapes to offer visitors a unique opportunity to absorb South Africa’s vibrant art scene. Our collaboration offers free entry and private transfers to and from our hotel. Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a cultural connoisseur, or simply seeking to experience the beauty of creativity, the Norval Foundation invites you to explore the intersection of art, nature, and imagination.

Credit: The Norval Foundation

The Stevenson Gallery

Prepare to be captivated by the dynamic world of contemporary art at The Stevenson Gallery, a hub of creativity in Cape Town’s art scene. Founded by Michael Stevenson, this gallery is more than just a space to showcase art—it’s a platform for South Africa’s emerging talent to shine on the global stage. With a focus on conceptual art and photography, The Stevenson Gallery pushes the boundaries of artistic expression, challenging conventions and redefining the art landscape.

The Scenic Route: Picturesque Tours and Breathtaking Views

A journey of discovery awaits with scenic walking tours around Cape Town’s most iconic landmarks.

Historical city Walking Tour

Step back in time and explore Cape Town’s colonial heritage on a guided historical walking tour. Stroll through the city centre and discover iconic landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope, City Hall, and the Grand Parade. Learn about the city’s tumultuous history, from its days as a Dutch settlement to its role in the struggle against apartheid.

Credit: Subodh Agnihotri

Elevated Dining at The Potluck Club

Elevate your dining experience to new heights at The Potluck Club, a renowned rooftop restaurant in Woodstock. Indulge in gourmet creations while the city unfolds beneath you, providing a culinary spectacle that combines taste with a feast for the eyes.

Bo-Kaap Cultural Walking Tour

Engage with the vibrant culture and rich heritage of the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood as you wander through its colourful streets lined with pastel-hued houses and learn about the area’s Muslim community, traditions, and cuisine. Visit local landmarks such as the Bo-Kaap Museum and historic mosques, and sample flavourful traditional Cape Malay dishes along the way.

Credit: Nicolas McComber, Getty Images

Table Mountain Hiking Tour

Lace up your hiking boots and embark on an unforgettable trek up Table Mountain, one of Cape Town’s most iconic natural landmarks. These hiking trails provide an excellent opportunity to connect with nature, enjoy the fresh sea breeze, and take in the stunning views that Cape Town has to offer. We work exclusively with Mothercity Hikers who can assist you in discovering the ideal hike tailored to your preferences. Choose from a variety of hiking routes where you can marvel at the panoramic views, ranging from strolls to challenging ascents along the coastline and surrounding mountains.

Cape Town’s allure lies not only in its natural beauty but also in its luxurious offerings and refined experiences. The spotlight shines brightly on 21 Nettleton as it proudly earns its place among the distinguished entries of the Louis Vuitton City Guide for 2024. This prestigious recognition is not only a testament to our commitment to excellence but also a beacon illuminating the path for sophisticated travellers seeking adventure in our city. 21 Nettleton eagerly waits to welcome you to indulge in the finest experiences that Cape Town has to offer.

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Presedential Penthouse

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Steinway Suite

80m² / 2 Adults

Steinway Suite

80m² / 2 Adults