Southern Sun Waterfront

Cape Town, South Africa

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 restaurants and bars in the hotel. An elegant swimming pool provides some well deserved relaxation after a hard day's sightseeing. The hotel also provides a regular complimentary shuttle into the V&A Waterfront for all guests.

Amenities

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

Where is it

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

Hotel information

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

Yizani Restaurant with an African flair (buffet and à la carte). Waterfront Bar. Outdoor swimming pool. Beauty Salon and Spa*. Fitness centre. Seasonal entertainment programme. Complimentary scheduled shuttle service to V&A Waterfront for Virgin Holidays guests. 24-hour room service*. Laundry service*. Babysitting* (on request). Secure undercover 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Smiles all round

Jul 19, 2019 Anthony G Cape Town Central, South Africa

Spent a thoroughly enjoyable 3 nights at this hotel. We had 2 rooms which were interleading and were both very comfortable and clean. Were only on the 3rd floor so not much of a view. Staff were very friendly and accommodating without exception. Some of the staff members, Vuyo in particular, went out of their way to assist me with some of the… Read more
Spent a thoroughly enjoyable 3 nights at this hotel. We had 2 rooms which were interleading and were both very comfortable and clean. Were only on the 3rd floor so not much of a view. Staff were very friendly and accommodating without exception. Some of the staff members, Vuyo in particular, went out of their way to assist me with some of the special needs I have because of my disability. The only negative regarding the room was that we were disturbed by the regular opening and closing of doors in the passage which went on for most of the night and was loud enough in our room to disturb our sleep. I assume that the guests in question checked out after our 2nd night, because our 3rd and final night at the hotel was far more peaceful and our sleep undisturbed. Breakfast was good with lots of options. On the Friday morning it was all very hectic and chaotic which detracted from the overall experience. The design and layout of the buffet area didn't seem to be that well thought out and seems to affect the flow in a very busy breakfast area that was under pressure. On the Saturday and Sunday things were far calm and controlled, and as a result, extremely pleasant. Everything we had to eat in the hotel (we had a few meals in the bar) was delicious and a very pleasant surprise. The mushy peas were memorable, by far the best I have ever had. Enjoyed the overall experience of the hotel, can recommend it happily. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good location for exploring Cape Town

Jul 18, 2019 Lin G Derby, United Kingdom

If you like Holiday Inn type hotels you will like this one. Nothing to criticise . Room & bathroom in layout was as expected ,clean, plenty hot water. Good lift & bar service. Outside pool available , good for a city hotel. On the extra plus side they run an excellent shuttle bus service. This takes you to the waterfront & to the 'hop on hop off'… Read more
If you like Holiday Inn type hotels you will like this one. Nothing to criticise . Room & bathroom in layout was as expected ,clean, plenty hot water. Good lift & bar service. Outside pool available , good for a city hotel. On the extra plus side they run an excellent shuttle bus service. This takes you to the waterfront & to the 'hop on hop off' buses which I highly recommend to see all of Cape Town during your stay. Good hotel for business travellers & tourists. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Hotel

Jul 17, 2019 Avant906 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Stayed at this hotel during a stay in Cape Town during a trip to South Africa. The hotel was beautiful. The staff friendly and helpful. And offered great suggestions for local restaurants and things to do. There is also a hotel shuttle which offered complimentary rides to the Waterfront for shopping at the Mall and restaurants. The shuttle… Read more
Stayed at this hotel during a stay in Cape Town during a trip to South Africa. The hotel was beautiful. The staff friendly and helpful. And offered great suggestions for local restaurants and things to do. There is also a hotel shuttle which offered complimentary rides to the Waterfront for shopping at the Mall and restaurants. The shuttle operated up to 11:00 PM at night which allowed plenty of time to shop and enjoy a great dinner and not feel rushed. There was coffee and tea in the rooms with several options. They also had breakfast each morning which offered all types of great options for specific dietary needs. I would stay at this hotel again if in the area. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay!

Jul 16, 2019 Y9740BXmarkb Johannesburg, South Africa

I enjoyed my stay at the Southern Sun Hotel Waterfront. Good vibe! The bar entrance at the end of the elevator passage is a bit strange, yet the great service at the bar makes up for it. Breakfast team needs help. The load was very heavy. These tourists are very demanding; business users might suffer by waiting for a table or that the lovely… Read more
I enjoyed my stay at the Southern Sun Hotel Waterfront. Good vibe! The bar entrance at the end of the elevator passage is a bit strange, yet the great service at the bar makes up for it. Breakfast team needs help. The load was very heavy. These tourists are very demanding; business users might suffer by waiting for a table or that the lovely fresh croissants have run out. But overall a very nice stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place to stay.

Jul 15, 2019 Kim M Sydney, Australia

We spent 6 night there. The hotel has a restaurant and bar. The food was excellent, there gin cocktails wonderful. The rooms are very comfortable. The staff were wonderful and couldn’t do enough for you when you needed any assistance. We used there shuttle to the waterfront which was great. Throughly recommend the hotel.