Winchester Mansions – Cape Town – South Africa

Please note that the Winchester Mansions is currently closed and is scheduled to reopen during the second half of 2021 – we will update you as soon as they reopen.

The Winchester Mansions Hotel is an iconic Cape Town landmark situated on the popular Sea Point promenade, with views directly out to the Atlantic Ocean. Thanks to its location guests at the hotel are within easy reach of the city centre, the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain and the popular beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. There is also a hop-on-hop-off bus stop directly outside the hotel, perfect for those wanting to explore the city at leisure.

A wide variety of room types means that there are options for all budgets, and winter seasons make it an excellent value for money base when exploring the city. The hotel also boasts a popular restaurant, bar and ocean facing terrace that is always buzzing on a sunny day. There is also an onsite Gingko Health and Wellness Spa for pampering and a pool to cool off in the summer heat.

The Winchester Mansions Hotel is great in combination with Motswari Private Game Reserve for a classic style South African city and safari, and why not add Victoria Falls for a complete package?

Classic Cape Town Hotel

This 4**** hotel offers 76 rooms in a variety of categories offering something for all tastes and budgets. Entry level “classic” rooms offer an updated colonial style, with “modern classic” rooms offering a more contemporary feel. These rooms are complimented with various suite types right up to the grande Robben Island and Arcadia Suites that offer commanding views out to sea.

All rooms offer en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and complimentary wifi as well as all the other amenities you would expect from a 4**** hotel.

Winchester Mansions Modern Classic Room

Perfect location to explore

Thanks to its ocean front location in the heart of Sea Point, the Winchester Mansions Hotel is ideally located to reach all areas of Cape Town. Just a 5 minute drive from the city centre and the V&A Waterfront in one direction of the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay in the other direction. For those wanting the freedom to walk the popular Sea Point promenade lies directly in front of the hotel and provides miles of walks along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.

Access by car is easy with on-site parking available for guest, making this an ideal choice for self-drive clients.

Terrace view Winchester Mansions

A little extra…

The very heart of the Winchester Mansions Hotel is the great courtyard. The courtyard is home every Sunday (weather permitting) to the hotel’s famous Sunday Jazz brunches, where you can tuck in to a sumptuous full brunch, with complimentary glass of sparkling wine and the Sunday paper, all while listening to accomplished jazz musicians. For those who prefer something a little different, the hotel also hosts regular 3G evenings (Grapes, Gallery & Gourmet), in which you can enjoy a multi-course fine dining meal, especially paired with featured estate wines, talks by the wine makers and a pre-dinner art exhibition.

Winchester Mansions Courtyard at Night


Contact us for the best rates for the Winchester Mansions Hotel, Cape Town

What’s included:

  • Accommodation in your choice of room

  • Daily breakfast

What’s Excluded:

  • Travel to and from the hotel

  • All other meals or service other than as mentioned

  • Items of personal expense – i.e. spa treatments, laundry, telephone calls etc

Top attractions:

  • Table Mountain

  • Robben Island

  • Cape Point & Cape of Good Hope

  • Cape Winelands

  • V&A Waterfront

  • Whale watching in many coastal areas June to November

When to visit:

  • January – April: Summer months, and some of the busiest for tourism to Cape Town. Mostly sunny skies, can be windy. Excellent time to visit, but prices at their highest.

  • May – August: Winter, days can be cold and wet but never for too long. Sunny winter days are beautiful. July marks the real start of whale season and by late August the West Coast and Namaqualand flowers are in full bloom. Best accommodation prices.

  • September – October: Temperatures starting to warm up, full whale season and spring blooms in many areas. High season prices start.

  • November – December: Temperatures continue to rise. November marks the end of the whale season. Most of the rain has passed and high tourism season is in full swing.  From around the 15th December the city is usually full to capacity with international and local tourist, and clients wishing to travel during this period are advise to book in advance to guarantee their first choice of accommodation, and car rental is in short supply.

  • Cape Town and the whole of the Western Cape is a malaria free area.


  • January – Average High 29ºC (84ºF) / Average Low 17ºC (63ºF) / Average days with rain 3

  • April – Average High 25ºC (77ºF) / Average Low 15ºC (59ºF) / Average days with rain 6

  • July – Average High 20ºC (68ºF) / Average Low 11ºC (52ºF) / Average days with rain 10

  • October – Average High 24ºC (75ºF) / Average Low 14ºC (57ºF) / Average days with rain 5