Surrender to Nature

Let us take you by the hand.

Let us take you by

the hand

What we do

Cape Town & Safari

Our acclaimed 5-star luxury boutique hotels, located in South Africa's most legendary locations, are serene sanctuaries filled with lovely people and kindness.

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Safari

Wine & Food

Beach

Constantia

Constantia

Franschhoek

Franschhoek

Kitara

Kitara

Long Beach

Long Beach

Plan your journey

We have it all

Experience 'beyond boutique' accommodation at our secure, exclusive residences in the iconic Greater Kruger, storied Cape winelands and celebrated Cape Town. Here, pleasingly different luxury hideaway accommodation and warm South African hospitality play host to your dreams of thrilling safaris, memorable fine dining, and rare discoveries that remain uniquely yours - a place of belonging.  

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Last word, a tale of two experiences

Adventure & Luxury

Spacious, secure guest rooms, sumptuously appointed with crisp linens and thoughtful touches complemented by our intuitive service, awaits you.

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Guest reviews

"If I could give it a 6 I would! What a fantastic retreat!"

John_England78, Southampton

"If I could give it a 6 I would! What a fantastic retreat!"

Guest reviews

"I do not want this hotel to become so popular that we would be unable to return. Disclaimer aside this property is fabulous."

Geoffnewcastleuk, Newcastle UK

"I do not want this hotel to become so popular that we would be unable to return. Disclaimer aside this property is fabulous."

Guest reviews

"Thank god for this place. After a long flight from London via Joburg I was utterly grateful to have been recommended this place to stay."

Fat Tony, Greater London

"Thank god for this place. After a long flight from London via Joburg I was utterly grateful to have been recommended this place to stay."

Guest reviews

"We stayed four days, loved every minute and are already looking forward to coming back."

Frenchjerry, London

"We stayed four days, loved every minute and are already looking forward to coming back."

At all our locations, our hospitality

Envelopes you

Our people are at the heart of the Last Word brand. Our team is a diverse collective of passionate Africans, and each holds your stay in their hands. At Last Word Intimate Hotels, you will experience world-class boutique hotel accommodation infused with an unmistakable South African accent. Add to that our team's in-depth local knowledge and unbridled passion for delivering enriching experiences, and you have the makings of a life-changing visit.

Experiences

Bush drinks
Bush drinks

Stop for a relaxing glass of bubbly while on safari

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Helicopter Flips
Helicopter Flips

Scenic and conservation flips are both available to guests

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Sundowners
Sundowners

Evening drinks in a river bed or location with a view

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Bush Breakfast
Bush Breakfast

Breakfast, in the wild during your morning safari

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Boma dinner
Boma dinner

The British Officers Mess Area

A theatrical evening awaits dinner in the boma featuring traditional South African cuisine and tribal singing and dancing.

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Slangkop Lighthouse
Slangkop Lighthouse

One of only a few left

The winding road that slithers along the Atlantic coastline leading to Kommetjie has been described as a snake like drive. This curving coastal carriageway leads to Slangkop (Snake head) Lighthouse which has been burning brightly since 1914, becoming fully automated in 1979. The tower's light shimmers 33 nautical miles out to sea from its 33 M circular construction.

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Three course seafood dinner
Three course seafood dinner

Cape Town's best setting for an intimate dinner

Enjoy a seafood feast overlooking the ocean after an exciting day on the beach. Our dinner menu was designed especially for The Last Word Long Beach in order to highlight the tranquility, beauty and freshness of its surrounds.

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Surfing
Surfing

Right in front of the hotel

Get out the boards and enjoy the break at one of Cape Town's favourite surf spots.

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Harbour House
Harbour House

5 star dining in a working harbour

Situated on the water’s edge in the picturesque harbour of Kalk Bay, this branch boasts exquisite views of the working harbour, False Bay and the Hottentots Mountain Range. Harbour House Kalk Bay specialises in corporate functions, tour groups and wedding receptions – offering world-class cuisine and wine, beautiful décor and friendly, professional service.

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The Wine Tram
The Wine Tram

The best way to discover the Cape Winelands

Hop on board and discover the beauty of the Franschhoek Valley in the best way possible! We can’t wait to share this unforgettable journey with you.

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Le Lude
Le Lude

Unforgettable Cap Classique

Le Lude, a wine farm in the picturesque Franschhoek Valley of South Africa’s Western Cape, follows an ethos committed to its founding family and the crafting of naturally bottle-fermented sparkling wines, known as Cap Classique.

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Haute Cabriere
Haute Cabriere

Live Beautifully at Haute Cabrière

Haute Cabrière has been part of the DNA of the South African wine lover since its inception, inspiring supporters to live and enjoy the art of life. Situated on the Franschhoek Pass, Haute Cabrière has been creating wines from Burgundian cultivars for the past 25 years. Founder and proprietor Achim von Arnim’s passion for these varietals has always been the inspiration behind both the Pierre Jourdan and Haute Cabrière wine ranges.

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La Petite Colombe
La Petite Colombe

A meal at La Petite Colombe restaurant is like doing the tango with a stranger.

La Petite Colombe is the sister restaurant of the widely acclaimed La Colombe in Constantia, both are positioned amongst the top restaurants in the world. Visitors to Franschhoek can now look forward to experiencing the same level of service excellence and exquisite cuisine, but with a fresh new twist.

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La Motte
La Motte

Experience the finer things in life.

Situated in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Cape wine lands, La Motte is home to some of South Africa’s finest wines, recognised internationally for their exceptional quality. The estate boasts four national monuments, a state of the art tasting room, the Pierneef art museum, and the new restaurant, Pierneef à La Motte.

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Foliage
Foliage

Just minutes walk from the hotel

Wild ingredients loom large, with everything from wild geese to wild mushrooms and wild herbs ending up on the plate in some shape or form. With this changing harvest, the menu is tweaked almost daily according to what lands up in the kitchen.

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Steenberg Golf Course
Steenberg Golf Course

Just 5 minutes from Last Word Constantia

Located in the beautiful Constantia Valley, with the spectacular icon of Table Mountain as its backdrop, and close proximity to tourist attractions and the airport, Steenberg Estate is a must-visit destination with a must-play golf course. When you arrive at the gates and drive past the vineyards and ancient oaks, you are entering a world that goes well beyond golf. Even if you’re spending just a few hours here, you can be sure that our aim is to make those hours memorable.

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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

One of the great botanic gardens of the world.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. Home to a wide selection of indigenous plants, some are found only in South Africa.

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Cape Point Vineyards
Cape Point Vineyards

A world class winery by the sea

A unique farm in Noordhoek where vines are lazily nestled between mountains and ocean. Cool breezes from the sea make for a slow growing season, with a late harvest that results in a truly unique Sauvignon Blanc that is recognised across the globe for it’s rich minerality, structure and tone. Picnics on the lawn and evening wine tastings are both a great way to experience this stunning location.

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Boulders beach Penguins
Boulders beach Penguins

Interact with African Penguins

The beautiful Boulders Beach is one of Cape Town’s most visited beaches and the only place in the world where you get close to African Penguins. In 1982 a couple of these little crowd-pleasers settled on the soft white sand between the large granite boulders that protect the beach from wind and large, stormy waves, and currently the population is estimated between 2,000 and 3,000 birds.

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Peddlars
Peddlars

A locals favourite since 1993

A landmark since 1993, Peddlars has become one of the most recognised and beloved destinations in Constantia. Its casual upscale ambience permeates throughout the venue, which comprises versatile dining in the restaurant, garden and bar areas.

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Constantia Glen
Constantia Glen

A picturesque boutique wine estate producing ultra-premium, cool climate wines.

Constantia Glen is ideally located just a few minutes from the hotel, moments from the bustling Cape Town city centre. It is a picturesque boutique wine estate producing ultra-premium, cool climate wines. Steeped in history, Constantia is the oldest wine producing region in South Africa dating back to 1685.

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Table Mountain
Table Mountain

A natural wonder

Table Mountain, which is home to the richest, yet smallest floral kingdom on earth, was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2011. Whether it is covered in a blanket of moody clouds or showing off against a crisp cloudless blue sky, Table Mountain is always spectacular. Cape Town locals are pretty fond of the mountain that looms over their city, and with good reason!

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La Colombe
La Colombe

Recognised as one of the top restaurants in the world.

This is one of South Africa’s most iconic and internationally acclaimed fine dining establishments. Located on the picturesque Silvermist Organic Wine Estate at the top of the Constantia valley, with breath taking views overlooking the valley. The menu is inspired by a fusion of Asian and French cuisine, combined with the pursuit of excellence and perfection.

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