An intimate yet breathtaking hotel on the slopes of Signal Hill overlooking Cape Town and Table Mountain, the simply named but gorgeous Dorp, has recently opened its doors. We give you a special look, with pictures taken by Greg Cox for Visi magazine.

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Photos by Greg Cox, courtesy of Visi magazine, where they first appeared.

The hotel, which is situated high above the Bo-Kaap, is owned by Gail Behr, well known for her splendidly eclectic Grand Cafe & Rooms in Plettenberg Bay and other Grand properties in Cape Town (which she no longer owns). The 30-room Dorp was built together with local designer Gregory Mellor.

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The rooms in the series of buildings that don’t look out of place in the Bo-Kaap, have an antiquey yet up-to-date feeling, with gorgeous fabrics and prints, claw-foot bathtubs with views and – rambling between them all – the most sensational garden put together by Cape Town landscape designer Leon Kluge.

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The rooms vary as much as the prices, says Behr, for they would like the hotel to be inclusive. One of the suites has a steam room and its own private pool, while another that is tucked away is lovingly called The Worst Room in the Hotel (I’d pick that one!).

“We dearly want Dorp to be accessible to the sort of people who will appreciate its quirk .. we already have favourite guests and they’re not always international rock stars…”


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