We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Management photos
Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town
Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town
Panoramas (9)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,777 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town
See the most recent reviews
Showing 1,570: English reviews
Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

It is a chain hotel with the standard it should have. It is not cheap but the prices In comparison with others in the area are quite fare. I had a wonderful stay and I could really relaxe after the days ofk morning for breakfast some one invite you with a smile. The service is good and the breakfast is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Nutzen
Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you, Nutzen for posting your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we thank you for your feedback which has been shared with the team so as to improve our overall guest experience. We wish you safe travels and hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards Devon Justus Front...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Good city hotel in a convenient location for business travelers - the exhibition center is just beside the hotel - as well as for tourists - the hotel runs every 30 minutes a shuttle bus to the Waterfront (if you have booked through a travel agent the shuttle bus price is most likely already included). Good breakfast and nice but...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Marion M
Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you, Marion M for posting your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as the location of the hotel, close to the Cape Town International Convention Centre as well as the V&A Waterfront complex. We wish you safe travels and hope to welcome you back in the near future....

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Excellent service guys - we were travelling in a group and everything was handled efficiently. From check in to getting luggage sorted out. The breakfast facilities are of an international standard - well done! I will definitely return to the Southern Sun, Waterfront.

Review collected in partnership with Tsogo Sun Hotels
 Report
Helpful?
Thank 628shantels
Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you, 628shantels for the wonderful TripAdvisor score. We are delighted to hear of your great stay with us, and that you felt the hotel was of a high standard. We thank you for the recommendation and hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards Devon Justus Front Office Duty Manager

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 May 2016

An amazing hotel. It was my birthday so I was treated with a card , champagne and a platter of goodies. Most thoughtful and heart warming. The manager Ignatious was so warm and friendly. He found the time to strike up conversation with all the guests.

Review collected in partnership with Tsogo Sun Hotels
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Shireen S
Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you, Shireen S for the wonderful TripAdvisor score. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and chose to celebrate your birthday at the hotel. Your comments have been shared with the team and we hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind regards Devon Justus Front Office Duty Manager

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 May 2016

An excellent hotel that meets my requirements for business and holiday. Very high on service excellence and courtesy. Good ambience and great location for shopping and sightseeing. A very safe and secure environment.

Review collected in partnership with Tsogo Sun Hotels
 Report
Helpful?
Thank marum0m
Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you, marum0m for the wonderful TripAdvisor score. It is a pleasure to hear of your great stay with us and that the service received was of a high standard. Your review has been shared with the team and we thank you for the positive feedback. We wish you safe travels. Kind regards Devon Justus Front Office Duty Manager

Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Excellent Hotel; brilliant service, food and accommodation. Staff first class with a concierge only too willing to help organise trips and fulfill any request. Ideally located close to Town centre and Waterfront, both within walking distance. There is also a regular shuttle bus to and from V&AWaterfront.

Review collected in partnership with Tsogo Sun Hotels
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Brian H
Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you, Brian H for the wonderful review. We are delighted to hear of your great stay with us, and that the location of the hotel suited your needs. Your kind words have been shared with the team and we thank you for the feedback. We wish you safe travels and hope to welcome you back in the near future....

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Everything is very good especially breakfast....its a big hotel but clean rooms and kindly personel..there is a shuttle to waterfront its easy to go to evenings to dinner or shopping for example..beds are vey comfortable.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ISILSAKIZ
Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you, ISILSAKIZ for the excellent TripAdvisor score. We are delighted to learn of your experience at the hotel, and that you enjoyed the breakfast offering as well as the cleanliness of the room and Waterfront shuttle. We wish you safe travels and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards Devon Justus Front Office Duty Manager

Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

It was my first time in capetown. I got all my info online. The hotel location is very alright. Easy and quick access to the aquarium, and the Waterfront itself! The stay was not bad but regular breakfast nothing wow! Loved the gym and the beds. Bathrooms are outdated! Loved the quick room service and the food on the menu...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jessie M
Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you, Jessie M for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, as well as the location of the hotel. Your review has been shared with the team and we thank you for the constructive feedback. We wish you safe travels and hope to welcome you...

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We arrived (about 30 people) at 7.30pm after a long day of racing and ordered burgers at the bar, expecting to eat them at the bar, the manager would have none of it and opened up part of the breakfast area for us and after re-laying the tables we had a wonderful meal.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank WillWalton
Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Thank you, WillWalton for the wonderful TripAdvisor score. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were well taken care of after your race. We wish you safe travels and hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards Devon Justus Front Office Duty Manager

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Tiny rooms, very cramped. I asked for an extra towel on arrival but never received it. The room only had 2 but we were 3. The breakfasts weren't great. The dining area was overcrowded and the food was very average.

Review collected in partnership with Tsogo Sun Hotels
 Report
Helpful?
Thank W2463GQangelam
Devon J, Manager at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, responded to this review

Good day, W2463GQangelam We are disappointed to hear of your poor stay with us as this is not the guest experience that we strive towards. Your comments have been shared with the team and we do apologise for the poor experience of the hotel. We wish you safe travels and hope to welcome you back so that you can experience...

544 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (290)
Viewed
Room/Suite (51)
Viewed
Bathroom (26)
Viewed
View from Room (23)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (37)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (10)
Viewed
Dining (13)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Other (128)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (239)
Viewed
Amenities (23)
Viewed
Executive Room (35)
Viewed
Pool (10)
Viewed
Dining (30)
Viewed
Standard Double Room (32)
Viewed
Standard Two Double Room (32)
Viewed
Suite (43)
Viewed
The Hotel (34)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (15)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Cape Town Central hotels
0.1 km away
Southern Sun The Cullinan
Southern Sun The Cullinan
#24 of 106 in Cape Town Central
1,544 reviews
2.1 km away
Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town
Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, C...
#31 of 106 in Cape Town Central
1,637 reviews
0.2 km away
The Westin Cape Town
The Westin Cape Town
#23 of 106 in Cape Town Central
2,121 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 km away
Southern Sun Cape Sun
Southern Sun Cape Sun
#36 of 106 in Cape Town Central
810 reviews
1.1 km away
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
#26 of 106 in Cape Town Central
1,413 reviews
1.3 km away
The Commodore
The Commodore
#41 of 106 in Cape Town Central
1,124 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wonderful sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean assist in making the Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town a preferred business and holiday destination. A mere 15 minutes' drive from Cape Town International Airport, a 5 minute walk from the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and within walking distance to the V&A Waterfront, this hotel is superbly located to offer every guest easy access to the sights and sounds of Cape Town. Breathtaking views of Table Mountain can be enjoyed from rooms that offer all the quality and comfort you would expect from a full service hotel. Offering guests a fitness centre, a pool and convenient meeting rooms and a business centre, the Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town caters for all possible business or leisure traveller needs.Modern, chic and spaciously comfortable, these Waterfront hotel rooms offer guests a rejuvenating, fully serviced escape from the bustling energy of Cape Town. The decor is tasteful and classy with an edge. Amenities cater for all possible requirements and include 24 hour in room dining and a host of channels available on satellite. Business travellers can make use of the in room wireless internet access and the workstation with work lamp. Smoking and wheelchair accessible rooms are available on request.Unique cuisine and relaxed dining are just two of the many aspects that make this a simply superb dining experience to all restaurant guests. The Yizani Restaurant is inspired by everything local and is authentically South African ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town

Address: 1 Lower Buitengracht Street | Private Bag X3, Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $185 - $583 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town 4*
Number of rooms: 537
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com and Travelocity so you can book your Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town Hotel Cape Town Central
Cape Town Southern Sun Waterfront
Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town South Africa
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#25 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#29 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#30 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#32 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town staff and other travellers.
20 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (20)

Questions? Get answers from Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“We had an upgrade room which was quiet, spacious and homely, close to the elevator area but unaffected by any noise.”
 of 5 bubbles lesp2014, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Decide whether you want a mountain or sea view”
 of 5 bubbles VonVintlo, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We were on the second floor, end room which was fine.”
 of 5 bubbles MrsBritain27, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“12th floor up, ask for the rooms facing the Cullinan and swimming pool area as these are very quite.”
 of 5 bubbles CFinSandton, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for rooms with waterfront/ table mountain view”
 of 5 bubbles tanvid2016, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
5 of 5