We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

POD Camps Bay

Visit hotel website
Traveller (412)
Panoramas (8)


Travellers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Cool beyond question is POD Camps Bay. A true Africa original realised in a stunning set of decor elements, POD is both raw yet polished. See naked Africa design timber dropping into stone, shifting into glass, imbuing a sense of seaside sophistication so often attempted but so rarely achieved. 17 modern suites and rooms share the spoils of idyllic mountain and ocean views. Truly surprising is POD's proximity to the famous and ever energised Camps Bay beachfront, just a few light footsteps away. It is little wonder that POD appears on the Condé Nast Hot List 2011, and finds its place among Tatler's 101 Best Hotels in the World.
Read more
Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Show more
Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Good to know
Hotel links
Visit hotel website
Offers & Announcements:20% Last minute discount
100Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 763
  • 49
  • 9
  • 0
  • 0
Time of year
Traveller type
  • More languages
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
I was traveling solo to Cape Town for vacation and wanted to be close to the beach. POD Camps Bay was the perfect find. It is across the street from the beach and walking distance to all the shops and restaurants. Yet it is only 15 minutes from downtown Cape Town. The staff
Read more
Response from POD-Management, General Manager at POD Camps Bay
Responded 5 days ago
Dear David C, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and for the 5-star review. It is great to receive such wonderful feedback and I appreciate your compliments on our prime location, rooms, views as well as my team. I am thrilled that they took great care of you during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to POD soon. Warm Regards, Micaela and the POD Team
Read more
Hotel's Favourite
We stayed at POD Camps Bay for 3 nights at the beginning of our trip to South Africa and we cannot day enough great things! The location is perfect, we wanted to stay by the beach instead of downtown, and the hotel is a few steps away! The staff was incredibly friendly and
Read more
Response from POD-Management, General Manager at POD Camps Bay
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear JessicaS120, It was a pleasure hosting you at POD Camps Bay. I appreciate you taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. Your feedback is warmly received. Thank you for the kind words regarding our staff, location, breakfast, the company we work with for our tours as well as the additional extras. We hope to have you stay with us again in the near future. Warm Regards, Micaela and the POD Team
Read more
This small boutique hotel was amazing! Super healthy breakfasts, my room also had a nice partial view of the Table Mountain and the ocean. It's literally 2 mins from it. And the staff was super helpful. I had a tour from 6 am to 5 pm and I was supposed to check out on that day,
Read more
Response from POD-Management, General Manager at POD Camps Bay
Responded 1 week ago
Dear gtravels1717, Thank you for your 5 star review of POD. We truly appreciate your compliments on our breakfast, rooms, view, location and staff. We try offer our guests late check outs in their room, when possible and I’m glad that we were able to offer this to you. It would be an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us again and we look forward to welcoming you back. Warm Regards, Micaela and the POD Team
Read more
Pod is located in the centre of Camps Bay just a front of the beach. Pod is cool and beatiful boutique hotel, rooms are nice, service and the staff are supergood. There is small but nice pool area where you can look at the sea and enjoy the sun.
Read more
Response from POD-Management, General Manager at POD Camps Bay
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear 546minnak, Thank you for your five star review. We truly appreciate your kind words on our location, rooms and the service you you encountered during your stay with us. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to POD soon. Warm Regards, Micaela and the POD Team
Read more
We were totally charmed by this lovely hotel. Situated in prime Camps Bay territory with close access to the beach, it had everything we could have asked for and more. Excellent location. It felt safe and the staff went out of their way to be helpful and nice - the hotel
Read more
Response from POD-Management, General Manager at POD Camps Bay
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear glamowl, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us at POD. I appreciate you highlighting the location, rooms, breakfast, secure parking, additional complimentary amenities as well as our staff. Taffy is thrilled to have been mentioned individually. I am truly sorry to hear about the incident with your restaurant reservation. Most reservations are booked telephonically and this unfortunately allows room for error especially during season. After receiving your feedback form, we introduced a better reservations system to avoid this from happening in the future. We apologise for any miscommunication which you may have encountered with regards to Table Mountain. We recommend booking these tickets online to avoid long queues, however, this is an unpredictable activity in terms of how busy it can be. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Warm regards, Micaela and the POD Team
Read more
Album Categories
All photosTravellerRoom & SuitePool & BeachDining
Photo provided by managementPOD Camps Bay
Professional photo exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisorPOD Camps Bay
The Mountain Room at the POD Camps Bay
Photo provided by managementPOD Camps Bay
Mini Mountain Room
Photo provided by managementPOD Camps Bay
Deluxe Suite
Photo provided by managementPOD Camps Bay
Luxury Room with Plunge Pool
Dear Kalifa282003, Thank you for your enquiry. We understand your concerns regarding the current drought in the Western Cape. Although we are encouraging guests to be conscious of their water usage, we can confirm that the operations of our hotel have not been affected. Our pools, laundry and other basic services are being supplied by our own borehole water. We have also made arrangements for a water supply from a non-drought area to be transported to us, should our borehole water not be sufficient. In addition, we have a UV water filtration system in place along with adequate bottled spring water stockpiled for drinking purposes. Most restaurants have proactively implemented water savings and water augmentation solutions to ensure ongoing availability of water in their establishments. You will still be able to enjoy primary tourism attractions such as our iconic Table Mountain, Cape Point, and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, to name a few. Cape Towns’ tourism sector contributes enormously to our economy and supports approximately 300 000 jobs. In peak seasons, international visitors only add 1% to the population of the Western Cape and if all visitors adhere to the suggested guidelines, the impact which our guests would place on the situation would be insignificant. We can assure you that the drought will not adversely affect our guests' stay with us. Warm regards, Micaela and Meagan (POD Management) +27 21 438 8550
0 votes
Show all answers
Dear Mohammad H, Warm greetings from POD Camps Bay and thank you for your valued enquiry. Kindly note that January is classified as Cape Towns summer and is one of the most popular months for visitors. The temperature ranges between 16-26˚C / 61-79˚F. We hope to see you soon! Warm regards, The POD Team
0 votes
Dear Mohammad H, Thank you for your enquiry. Kindly note that POD does not offer nightlife activities, however, the nightlife is only a mere 10 - 15 minutes drive. We would be happy to assist you with recommendations upon booking. There are restaurants and bars on the main Camps Bay strip, within walking distance from POD. A local favorite in Camps Bay is "Cafe Caprice" which is popular on weekends. I trust the above was of assistance to you. Warm regards, The POD Team
0 votes
Show all answers
Dear RochieRoch, Thank you for your valued enquiry. November is the beginning of summer and end of the rainy season. The weather can vary but usually it is pleasant and warm. The average daytime temperature ranges between 22-25 °C however, it may also get quite windy towards the start of December. It is a 30 minute drive from the airport (traffic dependant). A cab from POD to the city is roughly a 10 minute drive and shouldn't cost more than R150.00 one way. Should you wish to receive a quote for a stay with us, please email us directly. Warm regards, POD Management
0 votes
Show all answers
Dear Jeck0y, Thank you for your valued enquiry. The late departure room is equipped with a shower, restroom and small lounge area. Most of our guests only use this area to freshen up in and then relax around our main areas prior to departure. Should you prefer comfort, we would recommend to secure a late checkout. Kindly email us should you wish to secure a late check-out in your room booked (Subject to availability at the time of your enquiry). We look forward to hearing from you. Warm regards, POD Management
1 vote
Show all answers
"Get a room with a soaking pool for a little extra luxury!"
"The Mini Mountain View Room is small and relatively dark. If I stayed again I'd upgrade to a larger room overlooking the ocean."
"Sea views are great"
"You'll be spoilt for choice no matter the room"
"If you have the budget, go for one of the corner rooms"
US$244 - US$824 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
pod hotel camps bay
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownCamps Bay
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing