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A stone’s throw from the alluring V&A Waterfront, located alongside the Time Ball Tower, Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa offers the ideal balance between convenience and complete privacy. The hotel’s charming exterior gives way to an opulent world beyond its front door. Chandeliers and ornate ceiling cornices, among other fine touches, create a sense of Victorian charm and allude to the property’s historical roots, originally the Harbour Master’s private residence in the 1800s.

Since then, the building has been transformed into a distinguished boutique hotel, voted among the top 25 luxury hotels in South Africa.

It has been uniquely decorated with elaborate furnishings and bold artworks, maintaining the trait of classic exquisiteness throughout the establishment.

General Information

Check-in and Check-out Times:
Check-in: 14H00
Check-out: 11H00

25 km to Cape Town International Airport
2 km to Cape Town International Convention Centre
2 km to Cape Town CBD

Child Policy
  • Children of all ages are welcome
  • Cots are available for children up to the age of two
  • Extra beds cannot be accommodated
  • No child rates apply (Accommodation is charged per room, per night)
  • Persons 12 years and older are considered adults and will require their own room/s at the applicable rate
  • Child minding service available upon request with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice, at an additional cost

Physical Address:
Portswood Close
Portswood Ridge
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Town
South Africa

GPS Co-ordinates:
-33.905604 | 18.41904

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 50050
South Africa


Average Day Temperatures:
26 ˚C (December to March)
21 ˚C (April to May)
19 ˚C (June to September)
22 ˚C (October to November)

220 V
All rooms have international adaptors.

South African Rand (ZAR)
All credit cards are accepted.
No cheques are accepted.

What to Pack
  • A variety of light-weight and warm clothing as Cape Town’s weather can be unpredictable
  • A hooded jacket for rainy seasons
  • Walking shoes
  • Beachwear
  • Hat
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

It is recommended that guests contact their local travel clinic for advice on the necessary precautionary measures for visits to this region.

About Cape Town

Cape Town, otherwise known as “The Mother City”, is a cherished destination among locals and internationals alike. The city is the legislative capital of South Africa and is located on a peninsula, on the country’s southwest coast. It has, in recent years, been named the best place in the world to visit by leading international media – and the reasons for this are unmistakable. Cape Town is rich in natural beauty, diversity, entertainment and world-class developments.

The region’s Mediterranean climate makes for pleasant summers, although winds can pick up. Notwithstanding Cape Town’s unpredictable weather, which has earned it the reputation of having four seasons in one day, the city experiences an average of over 3 000 hours of sunshine a year. Winters are typically rainy, but the city takes on a cosy, European atmosphere which is easily embraced at one of the Winelands' many estates, alongside a fireplace.

Explore Cape Town, South Africa

From the initial arrival, where we were welcomed as we parked in front of the hotel, to the final au revoir as we departed, the staff could not have been more attentive. The room and large en-suite were very clean and the view of the wheel from the balcony was very acceptable. The location of the Dock House Boutique Hotel is perfect, just on the edge of the V&A so all the attractions are within walking distance. We would recommend it every time.

Zabrian - Manchester, United Kingdom

Tucked away in an obscure corner on elevated grounds overlooking the V&A Waterfront, Dock House offered a truly unique and luxurious experience especially when we arrived not knowing what to expect with this being our first visit to Cape Town. Our needs were served down to the tiniest details and the staff absolutely spoilt us. The hotel offers a modern twist with plenty of old world charm. The balcony in our room provided a stunning view of the waterfront especially in the early evening. The bed offered heavenly comfort and the bathroom was thoughtfully laid out with every needs of the guests carefully addressed. The breakfast room was one of the most comfortable I have ever experienced while the continental style buffet spread was carefully selected with a mix of healthy options next to the more typically bakery options. With a total of six rooms in the entire building, the level of personal attention was second to none. I will definitely stay at Dock House again if I ever return to Cape Town. I would highly recommend this to any discerning traveller looking for a different sort of experience.

H9501VYkevinl - Singapore

We arrived in Cape Town five days ago and coming to this hotel which after a twelve hour flight was like heaven. The staff are truly wonderful, nothing is too much trouble for any of them. They have six rooms and happy to find ours was a suite, with sitting room, bedroom, bathroom and private terrace. It's quiet, relaxing and the manager Michelle is very nice. Their sister hotel across the courtyard is the Victoria and Alfred, a bigger hotel where we tried for breakfast one morning but preferred the intimacy of The Dock House. It's location is perfect a short walk to the Waterfront with all of its exciting activities. Would thoroughly recommend if you are looking for a quiet but special place to stay.

WatfordLizzie - watford


Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa comprises five supremely elegant rooms, including a spacious suite. These have been individually decorated and imbued with understated Victorian elegance, which complements the property’s lush contemporary style. For absolute privacy, the whole hotel may be booked out for exclusive use, at an additional cost. In this case, guests will have private use of the dining room for breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

Let Us Take Care of You

Services & Facilities at Dock House Boutique Hotel

Complimentary beverage on arrival


Elegant morning room


Private library


Concierge and butler-style service


24-hour room service

Room servicing twice daily


Laundry, dry-cleaning and valet services, at an additional cost

Secretarial service

Travel consultancy and information service

Foreign exchange facility

Airport, city and restaurant transfers


Secure parking

Assisted disabled rooms / facilities

WiFi throughout the hotel





Special Requests

For any special requests, kindly contact us directly and we will gladly assist.

"Five nights in beautiful room overlooking the waterfront. Staff could not be more helpful and very attentive...."

wolbanger - Christchurch, United Kingdom

"Really well situated, very nice staff, lovely rooms - great views!"

SooseW - Guildford, United Kingdom

"Perfect location next to the waterfront but once inside was a peaceful setting where all the staff couldn’t do enough to make our stay memorable...."

Fynalee - Christchurch, United Kingdom


Guests are welcome to select from various dining options when visiting Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa. The hotel has its own intimate dining room where breakfast is served. Newmark’s other Waterfront properties offer further delightful experiences, including fine dining at Dash or wholesome dining at Ginja. Breakfasts can also be enjoyed at these establishments at no additional cost when bookings are made on a bed and breakfast basis.


Guests are spoilt for choice with a vast selection of amenities at and near to Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa. From unwinding at the hotel’s private pool area, in a beautifully manicured garden, or being pampered at the Sanctuary Signature Spa to working out with a personal trainer at the fully equipped gym, rejuvenation is always in reach. The following activities offered in the region are also recommended.

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Contact Us

Tel: +27 21 421 9334 | Fax: +27 21 419 7881 |

Tel: +27 21 427 5900 | Fax: +27 21 427 5901 |

Physical Address:
Portswood Close
Portswood Ridge
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Town
South Africa

GPS Co-ordinates:
-33.905604 | 18.41904

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 50050
South Africa

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