The Spade Boutique Hotel and Spa in Khayelitsha is only a few months old yet it has already started making waves in the Cape Town tourism industry.
The 4-star offering is known for being the first boutique luxury hotel to open in a township in South Africa.
What to expect
The hotel features luxury amenities like a spa, gym, restaurant, heated pool, boardroom and complimentary shuttle to and from Cape Town International Airport.
The 13-room hotel boasts striking backdrops of Table Mountain and the Cape Winelands. Accommodation types include standard rooms to Executive, Luxury and Family suites.
The beautifully crafted rooms include amenities like modern luxury en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, unlimited wi-fi, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, remote control Smart TV, hairdryer and mini-safe.
Some also feature a kitchenette. Spade also arranges bespoke tours in Khayelitsha and other parts of Cape Town for their guests.
The story behind The Spade Boutique Hotel and Spa
Located 24km away from the Cape Town International Airport and close to major Mother City attractions, Spade was brought to life by former flight attendant Annette Skaap.
Having travelled to exotic destinations like Dubai, Mauritius and Singapore, Skaap wanted to bring the world to Khayelitsha.
“I want to change the narrative that nothing good can come out of a township. We are changing the narrative and challenging the status quo, so that our guests can experience cultural diversity, vibrant and lively township life while tucked in class and opulence at grass root level.
“People need to experience the energy and share spaces with ordinary South Africans,” said Skaap.
The hotel allows guests to “experience the other side of Cape Town and more beyond the city.” The aim is to showcase diverse and authentic South African experiences that they will cherish long after they leave the city.
Where:8 Alfred Nzo St, Mandela Park, Cape Town
Contact number: 021 285 0445