Tucked away in a cosy lane off Cape Town’s famous Kloof Street is Cape Cadogan. The double-storey Georgian and Victorian building dates back to the beginning of the 19th century and is styled after Oscar Wilde’s bohemian lifestyle.
Kloof Street is one of Cape Town’s most fashionable streets and certainly one of the best for browsing. Antique dealers, second-hand booksellers, pan-African markets and funky vintage clothing stores lie scattered among cool cafes, high street boutiques and chic décor shops and galleries. Sublime restaurants on your doorstep and further afield will add welcome gastronomic interludes to your wanderings.
Bohemian-chic is the hallmark of the Cape Cadogan – the luxurious en-suite rooms are decorated with an eclectic mix of contemporary and antique furniture, using plush fabrics to maximum effect. The hotel’s comfortable lounge has a roaring open fireplace, relaxing gardens, a pool area for when the heat is on and a library to immerse yourself in. Breakfast is served in the elegant dining room and comes with a view of the pool and garden.