I recently snuck off for a one-night stay at the beautiful Tintswalo Atlantic where the views are spectacular. I don’t know many places where you can stay as close to a turbulent ocean other than if you were camping. You are quite literally perched on top of a pebbled beach at the edge of the shore. A clear day is always perfect, but I also loved the wildness of a late winter’s day with a storm brewing.
Eight luxury suites named after exotic Islands are nestled at the bottom of a mountain within the Table Mountain National Park. Panoramic views of the picturesque Hout Bay Harbour and the dramatic Sentinel mountain peak can be seen from all over Tintsawlo Atlantic.
You feel your worries slip away as soon as you snake your way down from Chapmens Peak via a shuttle. Despite being so close to a city, you really do feel like you have traveled further away. You won’t want to leave.
The highly attentive staff are aware of your every move and you attend to your every need. In the best and most unobtrusive way. Your biggest decisions are where you should have your pre-dinner drink and what time you want to eat.
We opted to have a cocktail on the terrace outside the guest lounge and next to the pool. I so regretted not bringing my cozzie for a swim despite the weather. The water is heated so it would have been perfect.
The restaurant is run and operated by a Chefs Warehouse team under head chef Braam Beyers. Here you are offered their signature 8-course tapas menu. You can pair this with wine or not and we opted for a paired menu. This is always a wonderful way to discover new wines and chat about them with the sommelier.
The bread course at Chefswarehouse Tintswalo is always this killer brioche enriched to the maximum levels. I frequently dream about it.
By the time we got back to our room, a fire had been lit and it was incredibly cosy. Going to sleep with the sounds of the ocean crashing was just heavenly.
*I stayed as a guest of Tintswalo Atlantic but was not expected to publish this blog post