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Named after the Greek titan, Atlas, the Atlantic Ocean has inspired artists, poets and philosophers with its immense beauty and power since the beginning of civilisation, and still inspires wonder in even the most world-weary visitors.
Tintswalo Atlantic, a 5-star luxury lodge nestled on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean between Hout Bay and Cape Town, mirrors the majesty of the Atlantic Ocean in every uniquely designed suite and finish. Located on Chapman’s Peak Drive, which forms part of the Table Mountain National Park – one of South Africa’s eight World Heritage Sites, it is a must for any traveller’s itinerary.
Every dish from Tintswalo Atlantic’s 5-star menu reveals our passion and love for fine dining. We revel in creating magnificent cuisine that exceeds our guests’ expectations and leaves them with an unforgettable experience in flavour.
Creating the Ultimate Fine-Dining Experience in Hout Bay
Our aim is to create a fine-dining experience that feels tailored for each and every guest, one that speaks to each guest’s particular palate and tastes. Our ultimate fine dining experience makes it seem as though you have your own personal chef that caters for your exact cuisine needs.
Fine Dining Unlike any other Restaurant in Cape Town
At Tintswalo Atlantic, we strive to make our food feel personal – like a home away from home.
Our kitchen is open to the dining room, so guests can watch our chefs in action while enjoying a glass of wine. Our chefs will also discuss specific dietary requirements (or desires) with each guest to ensure a fully satisfactory dining experience.
Tintswalo Atlantic’s 5-star restaurant aims to add a pleasant element of surprise to every meal, and create truly memorable fine dining experiences.
Tintswalo Atlantic’s accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis and both lunch and dinner should be booked in advance, as this is prepared in accordance with guests’ personal culinary preferences.
A full English breakfast is served daily in the dining room on the deck. Guests are also
welcome to request a private breakfast in their suite. A packed breakfast is also available on request should guests want to go on an early walk or excursion.
Lunch at Tintswalo Atlantic will be served upon guests’ requests. You can enjoy the
daily set menu, or can discuss their personal requests with the chef, who will gladly prepare individual dishes to be served in the dining room, at the kitchen counter, on the deck or in the privacy of your own suite
We cater for any guest request, from a four-course set menu to a single-course dinner if
specially requested by a guest. Should you have guests joining you for dinner, kindly book with us at reception and our chef will gladly discuss the menu options with you.
In-room service is available during the kitchen operating hours.
The Tintswalo Atlantic communal areas have been built predominantly from wood and glass to blend harmoniously with the beautiful, natural surroundings. All of the lodge’s luxury facilities share the breath-taking views of the sea and mountains.
- Lounge and bar
- Boutique wine cellar
- Dining room
- Interactive kitchen
Tintswalo Atlantic features two heated pools. The Balau wood main deck hosts a heated Jacuzzi. It looks out over the ocean, providing spectacular views year-round, especially during sunset and sunrise.
The larger wooden sun deck, surrounded by Chapman’s Peak and its glorious indigenous Fynbos Reserve features a heated salt water pool. This deck is perched on the rocks with the Atlantic Ocean lapping at its base. A magical space to spend a day of tranquillity and relaxation.
A massage therapist can be arranged for private treatments in the comfort of the suites.
Tintswalo Atlantic has a 24-hour front desk, and daily housekeeping is included in our room rate.
Getting to Tintswalo Atlantic’s Exclusive Lodge:
From the Airport
Exit the airport following the signs for Cape Town [N2 (Kaapstad)]. Take the exit towards Muizenberg (M3). At the first traffic lights after passing the University of Cape Town, turn right (towards Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens).
Continue with directions from Rondebosch / Newlands (below).
Head towards Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. After passing the main entrance, drive 1 km until reaching a T-Junction. Turn right (towards Hout Bay) and follow the road until a traffic circle.
Continue with directions from Constantia Nek Circle (below).
From Constantia Nek Circle
When arriving at Constantia Nek Circle, take the right exit into Hout Bay. Continue through 2 traffic circles along Hout Bay Main Road. Keep going all the way until Hout Bay Main Road becomes Chapman’s Peak Drive.
Continue with directions from Hout Bay (below).
From Hout Bay
Five hundred metres up Chapman’s Peak drive is a Toll Gate. Request a Day Pass (you will not need to pay for it during daylight hours, but after sunset a R33 charge becomes applicable). Eight hundred metres after the Toll Gate is Tintswalo Atlantic’s gate on your right-hand side.
From Nothern Northern Suburbs/ Winelands (via the N1 Highway)
Drive on the N1 towards Cape Town and take the Muizenberg turnoff (M5). Two kilometres onto the M5, take the left-hand-side exit onto the N2 (towards Cape Town). Next, take the exit towards Muizenberg (M3). At the first traffic lights after passing the University of Cape Town, turn right (towards Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens).
Continue with directions from Rondebosch / Newlands (above).
From Somerset West/Winelands (via the N2 Highway)
Take the N2 towards Cape Town. Next, take the exit towards Muizenberg (M3). At the first traffic lights after passing the University of Cape Town, turn right (towards Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens).
Continue with directions from Rondebosch / Newlands (above).
From Muizenberg (via Chapman’s Peak Drive)
Follow Ou Kaapse Weg over the Silvermine Mountain. At the bottom, turn right into Noordhoek and continue until the Stop sign. Turn right onto Chapman’s Peak Drive and continue for 12 km (2 km before Hout Bay). The lodge is on the sea side and is well sign posted.
Take the Main Road up to Constantia Nek Circle. See directions from Constantia Nek Circle (above).
From Cape Town (City Centre)
Take Kloof Nek Road going up towards the Cable Car station of the Table Mountain. At the junction between the Cable Car(left), Lion’s Head (right) and Camps Bay (straight), continue towards Camps Bay.
Follow the road for approximately 5 km and then turn left into Houghton Road, leading down to Main/Victoria (coastal) Road. Turn left into Main/Victoria (coastal) Road and head towards Hout Bay. On descending into Hout Bay, go through the traffic lights and continue until you find a traffic circle on the beachfront. Turn left into Princess Drive and follow signs to Chapman’s Peak viewpoint. At the traffic circle, turn right onto the Main Road and drive straight towards Chapman’s Peak Drive.
Continue with directions from Hout Bay (above).
From Cape Town (via University)
Take the N2/Eastern Blvd or Rhodes Drive out of Cape Town. Upon passing the large hospital keep right to Muizenberg (M3). At the first traffic lights after passing the University of Cape Town, turn right (towards Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens).
See directions from Rondebosch / Newlands (above).
From Sea Point
Follow the coastal road (promenade) towards Clifton Beach. The road will curve away from the sea, pass a traffic circle and turn right towards Clifton. Remain on this road, passing through Camps Bay, Bakoven and heading towards Llandudno and Hout Bay. On descending into Hout Bay, go through the traffic lights and continue until you find a traffic circle on the beachfront. Turn left into Princess Drive and follow signs to Chapman’s Peak viewpoint. At the traffic circle, turn right into the Main Road and drive straight towards Chapman’s Peak Drive.
Explore Cape Town’s Famous Landmarks from your Exclusive Accommodation
The luxury accommodation available at Tintswalo Atlantic offers visitors an array of activities that showcase the natural beauty and exciting attractions that can be found in Hout Bay, and in the greater Cape Town area.
Guests may choose to explore the Cape surrounds, including the famously scenic Winelands. For those wishing to remain closer to the hotel, the surrounding mountain reserve has a multitude of paths and walkways for visitors to enjoy, and guests may also wander along the pebbled beach located outside the lodge.
A few suggested excursions are listed below:
- Absorb the atmosphere at the busy working harbour of Hout Bay. During the week one can watch fishing trawlers and crayfish boats unload their catches.
- Take a boat trip to Seal Island, a tiny island behind the Sentinel, which is densely populated by some 6000 seals.
- Explore Table Mountain National Park on foot – there are numerous walks and hiking trails.
- Spend the day exploring the nearby Constantia Winelands, birthplace to the wine farming industry in Cape Town.
- Indulge in a spot of retail therapy at the V&A Waterfront, or at one of the other renowned shopping districts.
- Go on a Cape Peninsular day excursion.
- A big attraction in Hout Bay is the World of Birds. This is the largest bird park in Africa and one of the few large bird parks in the world. Over 3 000 birds (and small animals) of 400 different species are uniquely presented in more than 100 spacious landscaped walk through aviaries.
- Sea kayaking.
- Whale watching (depending on the time of year).