Once a dockyard hotel and now the best address in Cape Town


The Table Bay Hotel

The start of 2022 has given The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town cause for celebration; not only are bookings steadily increasing as the tourism sector recovers, but it also marks the hotel’s 25th birthday.

Sun International’s iconic hotel was officially opened by statesman Nelson Mandela on 30 May 1997. Since then, the property has become an icon of elegance and luxury, acquiring a string of local and international accolades over the years for its service excellence and the warmth of its welcome.

In 1997 some people questioned why a premium hotel would be built in a gritty working harbour, especially as the V&A Waterfront was a long way from the bustling, world-famous destination it is today. Sun International disagreed. “Right from the start, we saw the potential in establishing a world-class hotel in the heart of what we recognised would be a rapidly evolving tourism destination. Today, we are envied for having the best address in Cape Town,” said the company’s chief executive officer, Anthony Leeming.

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