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21 Nettleton

A Unique and Exceptional Hotel Experience

21 Nettleton is a unique, opulent and one off experience is located in Clifton, Cape Town's most exclusive neighbourhood. The hotel enjoys elevated unrivalled views of the dramatic coastline, the Twelve Apostles, Atlantic Ocean and stunning Clifton beaches. 21 Nettleton is a lavish, yet intimate mansion offering three sumptuous suites and a spectacular 250 metre penthouse. Furnished with a collection of antiques and one off pieces of art, every detail has been paid attention to. With high ceilings and expansive rooms each guest is welcomed and treated like royalty and made to feel at home. 

There are just four suites here, each unique in its style and décor. The King and Queen suites are on the same floor, with a balcony that can be separated or opened up to a shared space if you take both rooms. The stunning Penthouse takes up the entire top floor, with a large sitting area, balcony with dining table and two bathrooms.

Children the age of 13 are not accepted.

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Guide Price

 €3,149  per person
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Tripadvisor rating 17 Reviews
Lions Head and Cape Town

Hotel highlights

  • Just Three Bedrooms
  • Stunning Coastal Views
  • Within Easy Access of Central Cape Town

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 6 rooms
  • Transfer duration: 30-40 minutes by car
  • Minimum age: 13

Main Facilities

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

21 Nettleton

  • 30-40 minutes by car
17 Reviews % of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 16
  • Very Good 0
  • Average 1
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Nov 24, 2019

One of our favorite hotels EVER

New York City, New York

We stayed at 21 Nettleton on the first leg or our honeymoon trip, and were SO happy we did. The house and property are stunning, and centrally located to the best spots in Cape Town. We spent our days hiking nearby (Lion's Head can be reached on foot from the hotel, Table Mountain a ~10 min drive), driving the coast, jumping to restaurants downtown, and touring the city, all with ease. Our room was gorgeous, with beautiful views each morning while we ate breakfast on the balcony. To top matters off, the staff was fantastic and we truly enjoyed chatting with the team whenever we were at the hotel. We HIGHLY recommend 21 Nettleton for your Cape Town trip!
Aug 29, 2019

Disappointing & stay at 21 Nettleton, but hey who cares 🤔

Johannesburg, South Africa

1) Stayed at King Room where shower is enclosed only with half glass, other half is left open. I had to step on a smooth and polished wooden floor (bath mat or wooden surface was too slippery). 2) Face cloths on rack were 3 different brands and 3 different colours: white, off white and grey I am “assuming” that they were all properly washed? 3) Brown marks on almost all towels – which probably should have been disposed. 4) On day 3, there was no hot water in the shower. I texted 21 on their mobile ap. and after +- 15 minutes, Timo arrived advising that there was a problem with hot water that morning and that we must wait for 30 minutes. Friend waited for 30min but almost burned himself because boiling water came out after 2/3 minutes. No water on day 4 until this was brought to the attention of staff. 5) During our first breakfast morning, we were served with SELECTED meat/cheese/ fruit options/bakery options + yoghurt + choices of hot breakfast & Bircher muesli After chatting to Jabien and pointing out how "mean" the breakfast appeared, we were given additional meats - not that we used it, but at least it was there. I fully understand that you don’t want to waste food but you should also not skimp on breakfast. 6) I brought a packet of strawberries and pomegranate with me. These items were stored in the fridge and suddenly they was gone. Timo offered to buy new strawberries and pomegranate which we declined. Staff was very friendly and helpful with amazing views.
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Room Types

Lion's Head Suite

A vibrant, warm and intimate space, with a modern and antique ensemble overlooking Lion’s Head nature reserve. Side sea view from the bathroom, no terrace.Location one floor up from the main garden. King size bed with separate bathroom with bath and shower.

Queen Suite

A romantic suite, with feature bath in the bedroom. Charming and enticing décorwith deskarea and large terrace with 180 degree uninterrupted view of the ocean and the Twelve Apostles. Lounge area shared with the King suite. Separate bathroom with walk-in shower. Located one level below the lounge and garden area. King size bed.

King Suite

An elegant large suite with terrace over-looking the ocean and with side view of the 12 Apostles. Beautiful open plan bath area. Sophisticated and private. Lounge area shared with the Queen suite. The bath area includes a bath tub and walk-in shower. Located one level below the lounge and garden area. Super size king bed or two singles available.

Presidential Suite

This opulent and magnificent 250m2penthouse boasts 360 degree views. With two bathrooms plusindoor and balcony dining, TV drawing room with fireplace, separate lounge and daybed relaxation space. King size bed. Nespresso and tea station.

For the ultimate stay the penthouse evokes a serious wow factor in a class of its own.

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