Southern Sun Waterfront

Cape Town, South Africa

Virgin rating

The hotel

Situated on the doorstop of the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town's premier leisure complex, the Southern Sun Waterfront hotel is ideal for exploring the city, offering great value in an amazing location. The hotel boasts a contemporary design with impressive and modern rooms in addition to the great dining options available. An elegant swimming pool provides some well deserved relaxation after a hard day's sightseeing. 

Amenities

  • Babysitting service
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

Just outside the entrance to the V&A Waterfront. Transfer time from airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

537 rooms on 14 floors in 1 building with 5 lifts. All with air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi, satellite TV, telephone, in-room safe, tea/coffee maker and hairdryer. Standard Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Executive Rooms are larger in size, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Family Rooms have 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults. 

Suites have a seating area, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Yizani (contemporary South African fusion restaurant). Waterfront Bar (cocktail bar serving light meals). 

Outdoor swimming pool. Fitness centre. Utopia beauty salon and spa*.

Complimentary WiFi. Babysitting service*. Concierge. 24-hour room service. Self-parking*.

Wheelchair-accessible rooms with twin beds and roll-in shower.Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge. 

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Decent Hotel, in a Decent Location, with Decent Amenities for the start of a Safari journey.

Apr 16, 2024 KnitsbyConnie MA

Was on a Gate 1 14 Day South Africa Safari. This was the assigned hotel. It was nicely located, not within direct walking distance to V&A Waterfront, but there was a nice convenient shuttle to the V&A Waterfront. The Breakfast buffet was good. The staff pleasant. The rooms standard. Seems that hotels don't like to give people face cloths.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating SS Waterfront - the best in CPT

Apr 8, 2024 Vacation60291660258

We had a conference and the entire staff was great. They attended to all our requests on time and with a professional attitude. Shabir was assigned to us as a "go to" person during our conferencing. He was extremely helpful. Thank you and see you soon!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pure Bliss massage by SEWE

Mar 30, 2024 ALCRD

SEWE deserves all the stars that I can give her ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Southern Sun Hotel and Utopia are extremely fortunate to have SEWE to massage away their customers’ aches and pains. She has healing hands. Every part of me is re-energised from my amazing treatment
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Mar 28, 2024 Butterlove62

I WANT TO SAY THIS WONDERFUL LADY SIWE WAS A ANGEL, I THANK GOD FOR HER GREAT SERVICE. SHE WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND GOOD. YOU WILL NOT BE LET DOWN. I AM VERY PLEASED I AM VISTING FROM ARIZONA AND CHICAGO. I HAVE TRIED A LOT OF PEOPLE IN MY LIFE BUT SHE WAS OUTSTANDING. GOD BLESS HER.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another Pleasant Stay.

Mar 23, 2024 Anne T County Cork, Ireland

We always like when we can get to stay in The Southern Sun Waterfront when in Cape Town. It’s in a great location within walking distance of the Waterfront but they also run a shuttle service to and from the waterfront which is great. Nice rooms with everything needed for a pleasant stay. Lovely bar area where the staff are excellent. Breakfast is… Read more
We always like when we can get to stay in The Southern Sun Waterfront when in Cape Town. It’s in a great location within walking distance of the Waterfront but they also run a shuttle service to and from the waterfront which is great. Nice rooms with everything needed for a pleasant stay. Lovely bar area where the staff are excellent. Breakfast is very good, Plenty to choose from and the staff are always available and eager to help with teas and coffees etc. We will be back. Read less