I have stayed in many fabulous places over the years, but there is one in particular which has been teasing me with beautiful images on social media, and begging for a visit! Tintswalo Atlantic, although technically on my doorstep, has been at the top of my bucket list for a while now. I am pleased to say I can tick it off and what a magical experience it was!
You may recall me writing about their current Winter Warmer Special, which is running until 31 August 2017. It includes accommodation in one of ten luxurious ocean-facing king suites, a fantastic five-course dinner, plus a bottle of house wine and breakfast. All this, in honestly one of the most romantic settings in Cape Town.
I was super excited when we were invited to experience their winter special first-hand. From the moment we arrived, I knew we were in for a treat. Let me begin by saying the location was even more spectacular than I expected, as well as being incredibly photogenic. Needless to stay I spent most of the day taking pics!
The suites each have a unique theme and design, paying homage to their stunning surroundings. Our home for the night was “Cousine Island.” It takes its name from an Island in Seychelles, famous for beautiful species of shells, fish, and marine life. Decorated in shades of blue and gorgeous dark wood, it was the perfect oasis on a cold, grey winter’s day.
I must admit the King Size bed looked extremely inviting, but we did not want to waste the day sleeping. Our suite also had a wonderfully spacious ensuite bathroom, a wood burning fireplace, sitting area, and a wooden deck overlooking the ocean.
After settling in, I could not resist finding a spot on our deck, in the sun. I would have spent the entire afternoon right there if hunger pangs did not get the better of me.
Each suite also has coffee and tea making facilities, as well as a mini bar which you can request to have stocked with items of your choosing.
Chef Guy Clark heads up the kitchen at Tintswalo and creates delicious dishes from fresh, locally sourced and sustainable ingredients.
We hadn’t had a chance to have lunch before we arrived, so we decided on a late afternoon meal in the elegant dining room. It was rather chilly outside on the deck, so we opted for a table inside the restaurant but still with a magnificent view. Knowing that we would be enjoying a five-course dinner, we chose for fish for lunch, which was terrific.
We were also served canapes in our room at 5.30pm, which guests can also enjoy in the lounge area or on the lodge deck, weather permitting.
Dinner was a lavish five courses affair! We both started with a warming Potato and Leek Soup. I could not resist following this up with the fresh Oysters, while Grant went for the equally delicious Pork Belly.
For mains Grant decided on the Springbok, while I chose the Grass Fed Black Angus Fillet. Both dishes were served with Beer Infused Potatoes, Smoked Japanese Mushrooms, Dukkah Praline, Brandy Braised Leeks and a Jus. The flavours were incredible and paired well with the Warwick First Lady Cabernet Sauvignon we were drinking.
As with dinner, breakfast was fit for a king. We started with granola, fruit and berry compote followed by a selection of cheeses, cold meat and smoked salmon. If you have any space left after that, a hot breakfast is also on offer.
Tintswalo is a haven of peace and tranquillity, and the perfect place to relax and escape from it all. Personally, I would not want to leave, but it is ideally located if you would like to explore the peninsula. Take a day trip to Cape Point to see the sights or venture to the V&A Waterfront for a spot of retail therapy.
In summer the pool overlooking the ocean would be where I would spend my days, with a book in hand sipping on a glass of bubbly. Winter calls for a crackling fire and enjoying a glass or two of red wine.
The Magic of Tintswalo
Staying at Tintswalo was even more magical than I thought it would be! From the luxurious suite, delicious food and wine and most memorably, the beautiful view and epic sunset, it surpassed my highest expectations.
The Winter Warmer Package
This Exclusive Winter Warmer at Tintswalo Atlantic is Valid from 1 May until 31 August 2017. The special overnight offer includes luxury accommodation, breakfast, as well as a five-course dinner with a bottle of house wine, at the cost of R7000 for two people sharing. Please note that during weekends, a minimum two-night stay applies.
Contact Details & Location
We enjoyed our stay, dinner and breakfast as guests of Tintswalo Atlantic. Please note that all information provided above was deemed correct at time of publishing but is subject to change at the establishment’s discretion.