Following seven long months of lockdown, Sun International’s luxurious 5-star Table Bay hotel will once again throw open its doors to guests on 30 October.

Since its launch in 1997, attended by legendary statesman Nelson Mandela, the hotel has acquired a string of local and international accolades. Today it is an icon of elegance and comfort where everyday tourists are welcomed with the same warmth as the rich and the famous.

Notable past guests include kings and queens, heads of state, rock stars, and even England’s riotous Barmy Army who once famously drank the bar dry while celebrating the English cricket team’s win over South Africa in 2016.

Located in Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront – the most visited destination in Africa – the hotel boasts breath-taking views of Table Mountain, the Waterfront, Table Bay and Robben Island. The hotel’s 329 stylishly furnished rooms, which include two presidential suites, all offer panoramic ocean or mountain views.

The hotel embraces international standards in service and luxury but with a defining local twist. Its offering is world-class but authentically South African, just as its design and décor reflects the Waterfront’s maritime heritage and location within South Africa’s oldest working harbour.

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, The Table Bay has put extensive health and safety protocols in place in order to ensure the safety of guests when the hotel reopens. The protocols are based on advice from local and international health experts as well as the World Health Organisation.

Measures include stringent cleaning and sanitising, physical distancing both in front and back-of-house, temperature checks on entry and completing medical questionnaires on arrival.

All Sun International properties, which includes The Table Bay, have been certified by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) with the international ‘Safe Travels’ destination stamp. The stamp gives guests the reassurance that the WTTC has examined and approved the health and hygiene protocols in place, and has found that they match or exceed internationally benchmarked protocols.

Sun International’s health and safety protocols can be accessed here: www.suninternational.com