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A touch of old-world elegance and plush opulence

With the imposing Twelve Apostles Mountain range looming behind and the azure blue Atlantic stretching out in front, the 12A offers a dramatic seaside location, exemplary service, a superb restaurant, and an award-winning spa. Uniquely positioned on the coastal road that hugs the Atlantic coastline, between Camps Bay and Hout Bay, the 12A is the ultimate base for sunset chasers, and to watch the sun as it dips into the ocean!

The Red Carnation hotel group is renowned for its service and investing in staff, and it shows – the service is exemplary and the standard throughout is of the highest calibre. Facilities available include two swimming pools, an extensive spa, a fitness centre, top-notch concierge service and garden hammocks scattered against the mountain for that quiet escape. If you would like to catch a movie on the big screen, there is a 16-seat cinema, complete with complimentary popcorn, milkshakes, and hot chocolate. With the hotel’s location, backing onto Table Mountain National Park, comes stunning hiking trails and there is even a scuba diving site just outside the hotel. Picnics can be arranged and so can sports companions if you want company.

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Details

Decorated by Bea Tollman, president and founder of the Red Carnation group, the look here is a touch of old-world elegance and plush opulence in each of the 55 rooms and 15 suites. Individual and different, bright, and airy, each room has a look of its own, emphasised by contrasting wallpapers, rich fabrics, original artworks, and reproduction antiques.

  • Rooms vary in size and splendour with a colour palette of blues, greens, taupes, and whites and all are supremely comfortable, fitted with all the luxury trappings, including air-conditioning, television, tea- and coffee-making facilities, evening turn-down, and a lengthy pillow and soap menu
  • Bathrooms, fitted with high-quality finishes, feature bathtubs, showers, and double vanities
  • The quieter, mountain-facing rooms, set towards the back of the building, offer the ultimate in privacy and seclusion
  • The decadent Leopard Bar is a great place to toast the setting sun, before tucking into an indulgent seafood platter in the romantic Azure Restaurant
  • The hotel is slightly removed from the hub of Cape Town but offers a handy and complimentary scheduled shuttle service, departing hourly from 8am to 9pm to Camps Bay and the V&A Waterfront
  • Children are warmly welcomed with specially curated and age-appropriate gifting, child-sized bathrobes, and there is a daily child-friendly film, screened in the in-house cinema every afternoon
  • The mountain gazebos, dotted in magical spots behind the hotel, is THE place to while away an afternoon

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Hi Cuan.  Just wanted you to know we have had an amazing time in Namibia!  What an experience!  Yesterday we stopped off at a bar in a very remote village after tracking elephants and had beers and danced with the locals which was fantastic.  Between the orphanage, stops in many villages, the kids we’ve gotten to meet, the Himba village and of course all the animals it has just been incredible.  You organized quite a trip for us!  And now, Botswana!!!

The Soloman Family, USA

My week in Namibia was sensational and went seamlessly. From the welcoming pickup from the airport to the beautiful accommodations and fascinating road-trip across much of the country, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Of particular note, the food at Hoodia Desert Lodge was impeccable and the al fresco lunch prepared by the guide after the visit to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei was simply magical. The sundowners at both Hoodia and Onduli Ridge were top-notch, each offering breathtaking views and fabulous Namibian gin cocktails and bites. What made the entire journey so easily enjoyable was the daily itineraries and maps presented to me upon arrival and the overall organization and attention to detail. My solo sojourn was truly flawless, and I will recommend it widely!

Sarah Scott, ZA

Cuan, everything going to plan so far with stunning weather and excellent service and amazing wildlife in Etosha!! Thanks again for your professionalism. Everything has been magical, and we have definitely brought some luck with us being the first group to find the elephants only after 10 minutes of looking !! Really appreciate your help, and I will be recommending you to our friends back home.

Tom Last, AU

Our guide Charlene was out of this world. She was charming, intelligent, and fun and she showed us the best of Cape Town while also educating us on the journey Cape Town has taken from Apartheid through today. We were fascinated, engaged, and overjoyed to spend our final days in Africa with her. She is truly outstanding.

Paul & Wendy, UK

The trip was FANTASTIC, and our guide Marcus was absolutely superb! We took all of his recommendations for our last free day in the city and can’t thank him enough for the stellar suggestions.

Thomas & Mary Louise, Canada

Please convey my thanks to the Cape Town guiding teams! Without a doubt our most memorable moment of the trip was our visit to the Cape Peninsula with our guide, Chizzy. A major positive, thrilling time. The penguins, picnic and swim at the reservoir, continual birthday celebrations for Jack’s 18th Birthday were all home runs.

Suzanne, Jack & Family, USA

The most important thing for me to tell you is that we had a fabulous time with James exploring the Peninsula of Cape Town! Along with our visit to the Zeitz Museum, our day with James was a highlight of the time we spent in South Africa. He was friendly and open about discussing his experiences growing up with apartheid which I really appreciated. I enjoyed the towns we visited, the restaurant where we had lunch, our visit with the penguins, and our hike out to the shipwreck. Thank you!!

Emma & Lori, USA

Well, we finished up Cape Town this evening, heading to safari tomorrow. We loved the country tour and winery tour, absolutely amazing. Also, our guide for both days, was one of the best we have ever had. We couldn’t imagine a better time and she couldn’t be more flexible. Thank you for setting up this first part of the vacation and setting us up with the tours.

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It was great! Everything worked out perfectly! We absolutely loved the Sidecar experience – wow, was that fun! We loved our guide in Cape Town, Josh, he was the BEST! He was so fun. We took him for dinners and played golf with him! We just thought Cape Town was fantastic. Wine Country was great. Fantastic.

Joseph, Marsha & Family, USA

On Saturday, we met our guide, Charlene, who was OUTSTANDING. We had missed the Zeitz Museum, and she was happy to let us rearrange our schedule so that we could tour it as well as taking me to a beautiful craft market to buy gifts.  On arriving in the wine country, we enjoyed an amazing lunch at La Motte.  With Charlene's background in wines, she was able to recommend the best wineries to visit on the winetram, as well as several good restaurants in the area.

William & Constance, USA

Cape Town was so scenic and beautiful.  Had an interesting visit around town and to the houses of parliament with a very accommodating guide James.  James made that whole experience everything it was and deserves a lot of credit. What a great place to visit!  What phenomenal food!  What masters of hospitality they all are in Africa!

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