November 24, 2023

Welcome to Clifton, Your Private Retreat

Discover the top summer activities in the Mother City for the discerning traveller. From culinary feasts to art explorations, start planning your Cape Town

Welcome to Clifton, Your Private Retreat

Cape Town, affectionately known as the “Mother City,” is a destination that captivates the hearts of travellers from around the world. With its striking natural landscapes, rich culture, and vibrant city life, the city offers a unique and unforgettable experience. To truly embrace the essence of this remarkable destination, a stay in Clifton is a must.

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Nestled between the dramatic slopes of Lion’s Head and the pristine beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, Clifton offers an enchanting setting that is hard to match. You’ll witness the ever-changing moods of these majestic peaks. From lush fynbos to panoramic vistas, hikes offer an unparalleled opportunity to connect with nature while keeping your sense of adventure alive. We work exclusively with Mothercity Hikers who can assist you in discovering the ideal hike tailored to your preferences.

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1. Lion's Head

Lion’s Head is a prominent peak that overlooks Clifton and offers a relatively easy yet rewarding hike. The trail leads to the summit, where hikers are rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the city, the ocean, and the surrounding mountains. It’s a popular spot for sunrise and sunset hikes.

2. The Pipe Track

The Pipe Track is a relatively easy coastal hike that begins near Camps Bay and runs along the slopes of the Twelve Apostles. It offers magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and the fynbos-covered mountainside.

3. Kloof Corner

Kloof Corner is a lesser-known but fantastic hike in the area. It provides a path to the top of Table Mountain and is usually quieter than some of the more popular trails. The hike offers views of Camps Bay, Clifton, and the Twelve Apostles mountain range.

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These hiking trails in and around Clifton 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. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just looking for a leisurely stroll, Clifton has something for everyone.

The area provides a sanctuary for sun-seekers and water lovers. Take leisurely strolls along the soft, white sands, or indulge in a tranquil sunbathing session. Adventure seekers can venture into the calm waters for a stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking session. Paddle along the coastline, soaking in the serenity of the sea while basking in the golden glow of the South African sun.

Savour the Views From the Top of Iconic Table Mountain

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At 21 Nettleton, we’ve made it even simpler for you to experience the best of both worlds. We offer an array of activities that allow you to seamlessly transition from mountain to beach, ensuring a harmonious blend of outdoor adventures. Our curated movement experiences include exploring mountain trails, invigorating beach runs, and the option to arrange private training sessions in disciplines such as pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. Whether you seek the tranquillity of the mountains or the vitality of the shoreline, Clifton provides the perfect canvas for your exploration.

Culinary Delights in Clifton 

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The picturesque suburb is celebrated for its beautiful beaches and breathtaking scenery but beyond the natural beauty, this area boasts a culinary scene that rivals the world’s finest. 

Soak up the sun and enjoy the Cape Town atmosphere while you savour delectable seafood, fresh salads, and signature cocktails from the Bungalow restaurant, or just a short drive away you can discover fine dining that offers a fusion of international and South African flavours from The Codfather. With an amazing extravaganza of fresh fish, delectable shellfish, and delicious, innovative sushi. 

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Another gem in Camps Bay is the world-renowned Salsify at The Roundhouse –  capturing the essence of culinary artistry while offering diners a captivating oceanfront backdrop. Known for its fine cuisine and stunning location this restaurant welcomes you to celebrate the vibrant tastes of Cape Town. 

You won’t have to wander too far for an exceptional dining experience when staying at 21 Nettleton. From sunset canapés and patio breakfasts showcasing locally sourced ingredients to romantic picnics and outdoor dinners, our in-house dining menu is a celebration of South African flavours. Experience our signature BBQ or opt for bespoke menus crafted by our in-house chef. While we offer private, intimate on-site dining, we’re also delighted to assist you in making reservations at renowned restaurants in Cape Town, ensuring that every dining experience is a memorable one.

Where Coastal Elegance Meets Creative Expression

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Art at 21 Nettleton is a testament to the power of creativity to transcend boundaries. It’s a visual voyage that takes you on a journey across the globe, celebrating the diversity of artistic expression. You’re invited to immerse yourself in the rich and captivating world of art that defines our unique cultural tapestry.

1. 21 Nettleton's Extensive Art Collection

Step into a world where art speaks a universal language. Our collection offers a glimpse into the rich tapestry of global creativity, allowing you to traverse continents through the eyes of talented artists

2. Norval Foundation Collaboration

We are proud to collaborate with the Norval Foundation, providing our guests with free-of-charge entrance to this prestigious institution. Explore contemporary and modern art, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Constantiaberg mountains.

3. Recommended Cape Town Galleries

For those seeking further artistic exploration, we offer a curated list of recommended Cape Town galleries. These galleries showcase the diversity of South African and international art, giving you a deeper insight into the creative heartbeat of the city.

4. The 21 Nettleton Art Walk

Embark on an enchanting journey with our guided Art Walk. Delve into the stories behind the art pieces and gain a deeper understanding of their cultural significance. Wander through our exclusive collection while surrounded by the serene beauty of Clifton.

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Book Your Cape Town Escape Today

Clifton is home to some of the best luxury hotels in Cape Town, and 21 Nettleton stands out as a hidden gem. This boutique hotel offers a level of opulence and privacy that’s truly remarkable. With individually appointed rooms adorned with bespoke art, antique furniture, and sumptuous furnishings, 21 Nettleton provides a lavish experience that’s hard to rival. The small number of rooms ensures a personalised and intimate stay, with a level of service that will make you feel like royalty.

Your journey to an unforgettable experience begins with 21 Nettleton. Choose luxury, nature, and culture all in one place. Book your stay today and let Clifton’s hidden gem reveal the best of Cape Town to you.

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Presedential Penthouse

80m² / 2 Adults

Steinway Suite

80m² / 2 Adults

Steinway Suite

80m² / 2 Adults