Remember the days when ‘members only’ clubs dominated the social circuit of the well-heeled? Well Cape Town luxury is still alive and well and ruling the roost at these members only clubs in the Mother City.
Far from the stuffy cigar-filled rooms of the past, these institutions offer modern facilities geared to suit the lifestyles of Cape Town’s up-and-coming entrepreneurs, as well as the social elite.
Cartel House is one of these. This modern building is at 113 Loop Street in the CBD and offers the ultimate in escape for the city’s career-driven set. Here you can book an office for the day with unlimited Wi-Fi, order your lunch and coffee delivered, take a break in the lounge or library, or work up a sweat in the gym. Forgot to pick up your laundry? No problem, the concierge will take care of that.
Cartel House also offers the following – free parking at the Cape Quarter between 6pm and 8pm, brand analysis from experts at no charge, and awesome discounts on luxury goods such as furniture from Weylandts. When the work is done, you can take a dip in the pool and then wind the day down with a cocktail at the rooftop bar.
The Stack Restaurant in Gardens
The top floor of this Cape Town luxury French Brasserie is devoted to a Private Members’ Club which operates on a referrals-only basis. The ultra-exclusive venue has a private lounge and bar area, an outdoor veranda, a 16-seater screening room and two other meeting rooms.
There is a dedicated chef service so that patrons may enjoy their cuisine in private and members have access to complimentary VIP tickets for major events. Pre-arranged luxury chauffeur transfer to and from the club is a free service for members.
The Cape Town Club
One of the oldest clubs around, The Cape Town Club came into being in 1976 when the City Club and the Civil Services Club merged.
This old-style members only club features gorgeous colonial décor and is often the scene of many a lively organised debate, show or meeting. All of the immaculate venues at The Cape Town Club are available to hire for private functions and members can enjoy a relaxed dinner with their fellows most days a week. Members of this prestigious club receive automatic membership at over 100 clubs all over South Africa.
Looking for exclusivity and private Cape Town Luxury during your stay in the city? Look up some of these top notch establishments and see if you can get in.