Luxury and indulgence, with a splattering of maritime heritage

Above the bustling V&A Waterfront lies a place like no other. Hidden beside the oft-forgotten Time Ball Tower, in the Portswood Precinct, and behind a colonnade of strategically planted trees, lies the Dock House Boutique Hotel. The villa-styled property offers five elegantly appointed luxury rooms plus one suite, and exudes a sense of sophistication that speaks to its rather distinctive heritage. 

Built during the mid-19th century as the Port of Cape Town Harbour Engineers’ residence, many a distinguished soul has walked her passageways. At the time the Dock House was built, much was happening on South African shores; like the diamond rush of 1867 that saw a big hole emerge in Kimberley and the 1886 discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand. Throughout, the Port of Cape Town did service to keep commerce moving forward during an age of unprecedented discovery.  

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