In our busy, hectic world, who doesn’t yearn to escape from the pressures of life, of meeting expectations, of just not having enough time to do the things that really matter? Who doesn’t sometimes dream of escaping the stresses of the everyday world for a remote tranquil place where it seems time finally stands still? Tintswalo Atlantic, a privately owned luxury lodge next to Cape Town, answers those questions.
The luxury boutique lodge is a highly personalized romantic hideaway located on Cape Town’s Hout Bay seashore.
Re-opened October 2019 after a big fire, Tintswalo Atlantic is a celebration of the individual spirit, inspired by the magic form of the nautilus shell, which stands as its emblem. Located in one of the most picturesque areas in the world– the Chapman’s Peak– the boutique lodge is home to one of the world’s most romantic hideaways. Surrounded by powerful and impressive Atlantic ocean, this South African luxury lodge is a peaceful haven of relaxation, each of the 11 suites are unique and sophisticated in design paying tribute to the beauty of nature and the rich heritage of the surroundings. Maritime theme and shell elements echo throughout, while hand-picked decor creates a calm and laid-back atmosphere together with vintage fireplaces in each room. Each suite also comes complete with its own private terrace overlooking the beautiful ocean.
ELBA & CORSICA SUITE
This spacious unit comprises two Island Suites (Elba and Corsica) joined by an opulent common living area. The suite, luxuriously finished and uniquely decorated in classic Tintswalo Atlantic style, provides a private refuge and exclusive accommodation for up to four guests at a time.
Madagascar is an island country in the Indian Ocean, approximately 400 kilometres (250 miles) off the coast of East Africa. At 592,800 square kilometres (228,900 sq mi) Madagascar is the world’s second largest island country. Neighboring islands include the French territory of Réunion, as well as the state of Comoros and the French territory of Mayotte to the north west. The nearest mainland state is Mozambique, located to the west.
JAVA ISLAND SUITE
Java Island is an Indonesian paradise, situated between Sumatra and Bali. The most populous island in Indonesia, Java is a hive of culture and activity, and home to the bustling, modern city of Jakarta. The Java Island Suite captures the contrast of dark wood and ocean blue, and that unmistakable magic of Indonesia.
SAINT MARIE ISLAND SUITE
Il-Sainte Marie is a beautiful island off the coast of Madagascar. The island suite enjoys a unique, subtle colour pallet, in keeping with the serene, little-known Madagascar destination. Striking in its inspired use of glass and light, this is the most feminine suite of the Tintswalo Atlantic collection.
SICILY ISLAND SUITE
The famous Italian island of Sicily is a little “on the side”, and has a distinct style and persona all on its own. The suite for which it is named pays tribute to classic Italian style, with elegance, understated colour and delicate finishing touches.
LAMU ISLAND SUITE
Lamu Island is a Swahilian island just off the East coast of Africa, and formerly a penal colony. The interior design of this room showcases the fun, natural and organic elements that typify this stretch of coastline, and lends a distinctly African feel to the accommodation.
ITHACA ISLAND SUITE
The Ithaca Island Suite takes its name from the Greek island and represents the country in classic Grecian style, reflecting an appreciation for simple pleasures and contrasting colours. This suite provides crisp, minimalist accommodation with blues and indigos offset with whites, creams and natural organic textures.
ZANZIBAR ISLAND SUITE
One of African continent’s most lovely and most popular East African island destinations, Zanzibar has a vibrant historical identity, which they have tried to emulate in the interior design with bright colours and unusual decorative pieces.
But how is it different from another romantic escapes? In keeping with its rich and unique maritime style, Tintswalo Atlantic offers unique views and amazing customized sightseeing tours. Probably the best sunset of our lives we met at the high of the Chapman’s Peak overlooking low floating dense foam of pink clouds while drinking chilled champagne. That was a part of the kaleidoscope of many other unforgettable experiences organized during our stay by the hotel.
With its privileged position on the picturesque Chapman’s Peak drive, Tintswalo Atlantic is a gateway to the most popular activities to mesmerizing Cape Point and beautiful sightseeing where guests are taken to hang out with the only African penguins at Boulders Beach and explore the world famous Cape wine route, most of all, the lodge can conjure up tailored activities that are meaningful to each guest, leaving them feeling as though they’ve had more than just a holiday.
Tintswalo Atlantic will craft excursions and adventures, taking guests where they want to be when they want to be there, from adventurous cage diving with white sharks in the dangerous deep waters alongside a marine biologist, to exploring the Seal island on a private yacht or taking private serf lessons catching one of the best waves in the world.
Back to the luxury lodge, guests can unwind at the resort’s spa taking the opportunity to relax and be pampered from the comfort of their suite with only the sounds and smells of the ocean. The spa specialises in the bespoke, designing wellness programmes and daily rituals that refresh and relax, pamper and protect. Enjoy the escape from everyday stresses by easing into vacation with one of many treatments on offer. The spa therapists promise to leave you feeling rejuvenated and peaceful.
The restaurant has amazing views and impressive menu. It is definitely considered as one of the most romantic dining spots in Cape Town. Dine here for fresh, locally-sourced and sustainable specialities; try amazing local seafood at the open-plan kitchen layout that offers interactive cooking opportunities to guests who might enjoy sipping a glass of wine while watching the chef prepare meals; tuck into casual gourmet bites at expansive wooden deck, while enjoying sublime ocean views and fresh sea air; pair cocktails with tapas at the poolside area. Breakfast can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere at your request; canapes can be served by the pool all day; and you can see the sun go down each day with a cocktail having most spectacular views in Cape Town and its surroundings.
Tintswalo Atlantic is a place where – on its seashore at least – time becomes an irrelevance!