Where to Stay in Cape Town: Lawhill Luxury Apartments at the V&A Waterfront

Lawhill Luxury Apartments: The Perfect Perch for a Cape Town Stay.
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When spending more than a week in Cape Town, it’s worth making plans to feel completely at home. Lawhill Luxury Apartments down on the V&A Waterfront offer the perfect perch for settling in, seeing the sights, and living like a temporary local in the city.

Our unit: on the four floor of the Lawhill B building at the far right; Table Mountain behind.

As we travel, settling in to a fully furnished unit with a kitchen and laundry set transforms our trip from “travels” to “living.”

Secure parking, helpful staff at the reception desk, and tastefully modern furnishings with a classy flair set us instantly at ease, and after spending a series of nights centrally located to urban spas, tasty coffee shops, and ever-breathtaking views of that iconic city skyline, we’re happy to echo the recommendations of guests who’ve given Lawhill a five star rating as one of the top hotels in Cape Town.

Walking to the nearest grocery store, picking up items for a home-cooked meal, leaving later for a coffee date or people watching or adventure-finding in the busy Cape Town bustle becomes easy at Lawhill Luxury Apartments.

Walking distance to the V&A Waterfront shops…

Fully stocked kitchen and room to spread out…

Night skies and city lights…followed by daytime trips to the nearby V&A Waterfront.

Our Favorite Memories: Walking hand-in-hand on the waterfront, heading to nearby Urban Beauty Spa for a couple’s massage, listening to street musicians, and returning to our spacious home-away-from-home to cook dinner, drink wine, watch movies, do laundry (Ted’s favorite!), make calls to friends at home, sort airfare plans, and step out on the balcony to take in the forever-remembered view of Cape Town.

{Best Feels-Like-Home Award}

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Wifi: 1000/MB month
Breakfast: Self-catering
Our Favorite Amenities: Secure car parking in the city, in-unit washer and dryer, full kitchen for home cooked meals, plus the easy-order take out menus and DVD borrowing library (not that we ordered tiramisu while watching Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon singing country music or anything…)
Setting: Easy walking to the V&A Waterfront and its shops, spas, and cafes; shared views of the private waterfront at the neighboring One & Only, and stunning backdrop against Table Mountain.

This Lawhill Luxury Apartments article is part of our €œtwoOregonians Tour the Cape€ series featuring quintessential and offbeat South African experiences, one-of-a-kind accommodations and beautiful B&Bs, respectful wildlife programs, social service projects, and landscape photography from the South African Cape. As always, all opinions, photos, and stories are our own; many thanks to our kind hosts and partners along the way. It was our pleasure to experience such genuine kindness and hospitality!



  • Reply Cappuccinos and a Couples Massage on the Cape Town Waterfront - twoOregonians October 18, 2012 at 3:23 am

    […] a restful night’s sleep at our home-away-from-home, we walked from our apartment down to the waterfront to find Urban Beauty Spa, anticipating bliss […]

  • Reply mavis setseta February 10, 2014 at 3:20 am

    Good day.
    i am looking for accommodation for 1000 people, the venue should have a place where we can connect the stage for artist to perform, a bar and a swimming pool.

    • Reply Bethany ~ twoOregonians February 11, 2014 at 2:13 pm

      I recommend checking directly with Lawhill. They will be happy to quote you for their facilities or recommend an excellent neighbor.

      I’d recommend the Upper East Side Hotel as well, but they are unfortunately not large enough to accommodate 1000. Good luck on your search!

  • Reply Lance September 28, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    We just stayed at Lawhill and felt like celebrities! It is so luxuriously comfortable – just what we needed after two weeks in the bush. We completely agree with you – we didn’t just feel like travelers, we felt like we were living there.

    • Reply Bethany ~ twoOregonians January 19, 2015 at 10:07 am

      Yes, exactly! Felt like a nice chance to settle and be at home. I remember making a long distance call back to the U.S. to have an hour+ chat with one of my best friends. For just a little while, it didn’t seem like were were half way around the world…

    What say you?