Tintswalo Atlantic Rises Again

14 Oct 2019
3 min read
The iconic Cape Town boutique hotel has reopened its doors after closing in February 2019 to repair damage done to the main lodge as a result of a kitchen fire. With its new public areas and suites, the fresh-faced hotel is ready for a supercharged South African summer.

Uniquely located within the Table Mountain National Park on Chapman’s Peak Drive, Tintswalo Atlantic pairs breathtaking views with unsurpassed luxury and environmental consciousness. The five-star hotel, which is renowned as one of Cape Town’s most precious gems due to its superlative service and serene surroundings, ensures that it keeps a light carbon footprint to preserve its pristine environment.

The award-winning property, which is nestled on a pebbled beach at the foot of the famed Table Mounted, is blessed with panoramic views of the picturesque Hout Bay Harbour, dramatic Sentinel mountains peak, and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. Coinciding with its relaunch, Tintswalo Atlantic’s new aim will be to focus on resident guests, introducing more accessible room rates that invite guests to immerse themselves in the full Tintswalo hospitality experience.

Lisa Goosen, CEO of Tintswalo Atlantic, shares: “With tragedy comes opportunity and after the fire, the re-launch has provided us with the prospect of fine-tuning our product offering. Tintswalo Atlantic is synonymous with luxury, privacy and seclusion. This is what we highlight as our service promise. We’d like to present guests with a bespoke and exclusive, private lodge experience, complete with the warm South African hospitality and personal service our brand is known for. Family owned and managed, Tintswalo Atlantic is a magical, emotive place. The sensation of love, gratitude and peace is what we’d like for our guests to experience when they stay with us. It is a Tintswalo tradition for every guest to be invited to make a wish before they leave this special place, by casting a pebble into the ocean and taking this special moment away with you.”

The updated room rates include an extravagant full breakfast and start at R6500 per room per night (low season 1 May to 31 August); R9600 (high season), R11500 (peak season 15 December to 15 January). Also included in the rate is complimentary wi-fi as well as the signature Sundowner Cocktail of the Day with a selection of canapés. Room service, in-room massages, transfers and a range of sightseeing excursions are available too. Bookings can be made here.

The property can accommodate a maximum of 24 resident guests in its ten Islands Suites and one 2-bedroom Presidential Suite. The suites are named after the world’s favorite islands, from Robben Island, Madagascar and Zanzibar to Java, Corsica and Sicily, and each one boasts a bespoke design and individualized décor. All suites open up to a private deck overlooking the ocean and the pebbled beach below, and on the inside, a lounge area with a wood-burning fireplace, and a tea and coffee station keeps you cozy. The spacious en-suite bathrooms, with walk-in showers, couples’ double basins and huge Victorian baths with a selection of fragrant soaps and pampering bath products, have stunning sea views too.

The public areas are lacquered in the calm and cool shades of blue and turquoise and feature distinct decorative touches from the owners, mother and daughter team Gaye Corbett and Lisa Goosen. The stylish lounge areas are set around intimate fireplaces and caressed by ocean vistas. In warm weather, meals are hosted on the sprawling wooden deck amidst the sounds of crashing waves, the smells of the salty ocean and the touch of a fresh sea breeze. In cooler temperatures, the elegant dining room is a welcome setting, where its open kitchen enables diners to enjoy an interactive dining experience.

Non-resident guests are accommodated once a week only at the Tintswalo Atlantic Where else in the World Wednesday Lunch, where a limited number of casual diners are welcome by prior reservation and subject to availability. Due to its limited availability and exclusivity, the WWW Lunch is destined to be one of the most sought-after lunch experiences in Cape Town. Moving away from traditional fine dining, Tintswalo diners may expect wholesome and fresh, seasonal cuisine. Honest and uncomplicated seaside fare is served in a relaxed environment, complemented by an award-winning wine list. The 3-course lunch is offered at R960 per person. Resident guests will have the option of booking for lunch and dinner daily.

Lauded as one of Cape Town’s best sunset spots with its temperature-controlled plunge pool and a sundeck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, there is no better place to daydream, soak up the sun or toast to the sunset when the sun dips into the horizon than at Tintswalo Atlantic. Also one of the Cape’s most romantic hotels, the hotel is a popular venue for exclusive-use weddings, as well as engagements, honeymoons, anniversaries and babymoons. Tintswalo Atlantic offers tailored wedding and function packages, catering for both corporate clients and families with their wide range of services perfectly suited for any occasion.

The hotel’s ideal position gives easy access to Cape Town CBD,  Constantia winelands, Cape Point and many of the Mother City’s other attractions, all of which are only a short, scenic drive away. Surrounded by fragrant indigenous fynbos on one side, and the cerulean blue of the Atlantic Ocean on the other, Tintswalo Atlantic is the ultimate destination for a romantic break or to celebrate a special occasion – a truly sublime sanctuary for those wanting to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with nature.

For more information, visit Tintswalo Atlantic’s website, email them or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.