Sustainable Accommodation at Atholl House in Camps Bay.
Atholl House is a five-star boutique bed and breakfast tucked in the hills of Camps Bay with spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean, the Twelve Apostles, and, of course, Table Mountain.
Camps Bay beach and the famous Camps Bay strip, with its numerous street cafés and trendy bars, are within walking distance. Yet, a few minutes later you could find yourself in the centre of Cape Town, striking the perfect balance between convenient urban living and the relaxed pace of beach life.
There are three, individually designed studio suites to choose from. Each with an en-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower, as well as a balcony with spectacular views of the bay.
All stays offer free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV with Netflix and OVHD, COCO-MAT bed and pillow choice, swimming and bath towels, robes, slippers, a safe, as well as minifridges, and tea or coffee making facilities. The rooms can be temperature controlled through underfloor heating and air-conditioning powered by the solar panels.
The locally-sourced buffet breakfast comes complimentary during your stay, along with welcome drinks on arrival. Guests also have full access to the outdoor swimming pool, pool house, sundeck and garden, as well as the lounge and open bar, stocked with an incredible selection of local and sustainably-made beers and wines.
At Atholl House they believe that luxury and sustainability don't have to be mutually exclusive. Thus, after reopening in 2020, they've made it their mission to lead by example through sustainable practices within the tourism industry. Their vision to contribute towards tackling climate change includes the use of modern technology, careful use of resources and local involvement.
From the construction phase, they have paid attention to innovative technology and environmental-friendly materials. The entire house is independent of energy providers, thanks to the in-house solar system, which has enabled them to significantly reduce CO2 emissions. The double glazed windows ensures a lowered energy consumption of air conditioning and heating and, through the collection of rainwater, they have significantly reduced the water consumption of the house. Collected rainwater is treated by an innovative filter system and used, for example, for sanitary facilities.
The team at Atholl House truly go out of their way to support and showcase local brands and businesses, as they believe that sustainability means not only living in harmony with nature, but also with the people of South Africa.
By sourcing most of the food for the house from local suppliers, they contribute to several socially impactful food and farming initiatives. The seasonal produce comes directly from the Oranjezicht City Farm, they get their cheese, eggs and milk from collaborative market vendors and the baked goods are delivered daily from Bentley's Bakery in Sea Point.
They also attach great importance to non-toxic and environmentally friendly products; knowing that South Africa has a myriad of inspiring retailers and artisans.
The bath and body products offered complimentary to guests, are from Africology; a soil-to-skincare brand, free of chemicals and toxins.
The towels and bathware items are from Mungo, a fully-transparent range of textiles made from hand-weaved, organic materials. Only natural and non-toxic laundry and cleaning products are used, and they've selected a Johannesburg based company, Mrs.Martins for their innovative, environmentally friendly alternatives.
The highest quality vintage wines are chosen for the bar, from one of South Africa's best wine estates, Delaire Graff in Stellenbosch and the craft beers on offer have been locally made and ethically produced by Darling Breweries.
Atholl House is the best proof that exclusive comfort and responsible behaviour complement each other wonderfully. I thoroughly enjoyed every second of my stay here.
GOOD TO KNOW
12, Atholl Road South, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005
Phone +27 21 438 7378 / Cell +27 71 890 5500
Free and safe on-site parking, with free WiFi in all areas.
5-star service with personal recommendations and suggestions.
Housekeeping services all rooms daily and a tailored laundry service is available daily at an additional charge.