From private picnics to sunset canapes

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Your time with us can be tailored according to your particular tastes and interests

We pride ourselves at 21 Nettleton on providing an elevated boutique hotel experience, and that’s not just because of our commanding view. Our private setting allows you to relax in comfort and luxury – whether next to the pool, on the garden terrace or in one of our lounges. And when you’re ready to explore we can create special moments that will stay with you until long after you leave.

Wellness & Spa

With bird calls and breaking waves forming the soothing backing track, our guests can enjoy in-house massages, reiki sessions and other spa treatments in the comfort of our outdoor parlour area near the pool grotto. Our wellness experiences include:

  • Spa treatments
  • Our farm to table, organic and non-GMO approach to food
  • 100% plant-based Scent products, including 21 Nettleton’s custom scent
  • A wellness consultant and access to world-class gyms and studio

Moving at 21 Nettleton

The great joy of Cape Town is its remarkable proximity to both the mountain and the beach – you can move from one to the other with barely the blink of an eye. And at 21 Nettleton, it’s even easier to do that. We offer beach activities, an in-house personal trainer and guided hiking or trail running on Lions Head and Table Mountain. Our movement experiences include:

  • Mountain trails
  • Beach runs
  • Private training, pilates, yoga and kickboxing can be arranged

Food at 21 Nettleton

Sunset canapes, outdoor fine-dining experiences and romantic picnics on the mountain or beach. Life is good at the tip of Africa and our delectable treats and meals are a perfect reflection of that. Sustainably sourced ingredients from local farms form much of the sunset canapes, patio breakfasts, romantic picnics and outdoor dinners we create for our guests. And for those wanting to explore the city, Cape Town is home to the most celebrated restaurants in the world, and we would be delighted to make a reservation for you. Our food experiences include:

  • Private, intimate and unpretentious on-site dining
  • Our signature BBQ
  • Bespoke menus curated by our in-house chef
  • Our Yes Definitely! water collaboration celebrating local artists
  • Bespoke experiences including our signature Kaapse Tafel; An evening of spices and storytelling in consultation with Bo Kaap Resident and chef Tauriq Essop
  • The renowned Cape Town culinary scene

Curated Wine

Taste South Africa’s finest wines with the help of a private sommelier or on a vineyard tour. The Cape’s mountains, Mediterranean climate and rich soils combine to create some of the world’s most striking and layered wines. Whether it’s a crisp chardonnay, a smooth pinot noir or the iconic pinotage, South African wines, and our stunning vineyards, are bound to impress. Private wine tastings from an experienced sommelier and wine tastings in the area can be arranged for all our guests. Our wine experiences include:

  • Our curated wine selection based on wine farms we have visited
  • Our sommelier experience
  • A private tour and tasting with the winemaker at Buitenverwachting


A striking, distinguishing feature of 21 Nettleton is the collection of hand-selected pieces owner Hugo has picked up during a lifetime of travels, providing glimpses into the myriad of cultures and people he’s encountered. The art collection boasts over 150 pieces and predominantly focuses on iconic South African art, but also features unique pieces from Europe, China, India and the Middle East. Our art experiences include:

  • 21 Nettleton’s extensive art collection
  • Our Norval Foundation collaboration that allows free-of-charge entrance for our guests
  • Our recommended Cape Town galleries
  • The 21 Nettleton Art Walk


Our design experiences include:

  • Design walk with the founder of 21 Nettleton to discover the architectural design and inspiration behind 21 Nettleton
  • Visit jewellers and diamond merchants – Cape Town is known for this
  • Foundries and makers are all over the city – ask the team to curate an experience unique to your taste
  • Fashion and textile shopping in Cape Town with a local designer – discover what is at the forefront of African design

21 Nettleton’s Unique Experiences

What makes Cape Town so amazing is its incredible diversity and seemingly endless array of unique experiences. We have curated a number of unique activities for our guests to enjoy to truly experience the essence of the Mother City. Our unique experiences exclude

  • A helicopter lunch in the Winelands (Grootbos or Quoin Rock)
  • Private hike and picnic on Table Mountain (Mother City Hikers)
  • Private kayak and drinks in the Atlantic with retro tandem bikes
  • Private cellar and wine tour with the winemaker at Buitenverwachting and lunch at Beyond
  • Foraging in Noordhoek or Boulders Beach

Classic Day Tours

Dive into South Africa’s rich history on a private day trip. South Africa’s rich and complicated history is best seen at the leading sights in and around the city. Classic day tours include

  • Step inside Nelson Mandela’s jail cell on Robben Island
  • Go on a cultural tour through the colourful neighbourhood of Bo Kaap
  • Learn about the details of apartheid at the quality museums
  • Visit one of the world’s best botanical gardens at Kirstenbosch


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Penthouse at 21 Nettleton

Presedential Penthouse

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80m² / 2 Adults

Steinway Suite

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Penthouse at 21 Nettleton

Presedential Penthouse

80m² / 2 Adults

Steinway Suite

80m² / 2 Adults

Steinway Suite

80m² / 2 Adults