In the press
Conde Nast Traveller - December 2014
Somewhere for the weekend?
No city in the world is as creative as this place right now. Artists, designers and chefs have taken over once run-down buildings and there is an upbeat energy on the streets says Lisa Grainger.
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Just one sleep is all it takes to get to Cape Town; a 12 hour over night flight. And at the end of it, no jetlag, but instead an instant hit of winter sun. And a city, which is really no more than a small sea side town, with an attitude that's way more than the sum of its parts.
World Luxury Hotel Awards - December 2014
Best Luxury Design Hotel in South Africa
On the 6th December 2014, The World Luxury Hotel Awards announced that POD Camps Bay had won an award for the Best Luxury Design Hotel in South Africa.
Tripadvisor - 2014
Travellers Choice 2014 Winner
POD received 4 Travellers Choice awards; 4th Best Luxury Hotel in South Africa, 4th Best Hotel for Romance in South Africa, 5th Best Hotel for Service in South Africa and 6th Best Small Hotel in South Africa.
QVEST Magazine - April 2013
Beach Hotel Recommendations
"Camps Bay, an up-market suburb of Cape Town is nestled between the grey cliffs of Table Mountain and the deep blue Atlantic ocean. It offers to say the least, a breathtaking sight! Located close to the action and directly across from the famous Camps Bay beach, is POD Camps Bay, a 15 room boutique hotel."
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"Camps Bay, an up-market suburb of Cape Town is nestled between the grey cliffs of Table Mountain and the deep blue Atlantic ocean. It offers to say the least, a breathtaking sight! Located close to the action and directly across from the famous Camps Bay beach, is POD Camps Bay, a 15 room boutique hotel. Floor to ceiling glass offers spectacular views over the ocean as well as the 12 Apostles Mountain Range. The rooms feature an open plan layout which incorporate elements such as granite, steel, wood and glass for a raw yet polished effect."
Samsung S13 Magazine - 2013
Samsung S13 Magazine
"For those with a taste for the trendy and a keen eye for design, a stay at this luxury boutique hotel is a must. Set in the idyllic seaside suburb of Camps Bay, a stone's throw away from the beach, the 15-roomed POD is a design master-piece think clean contemporary wood and slate finishes with every amenity and functionality carefully curated."
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"For those with a taste for the trendy and a keen eye for design, a stay at this luxury boutique hotel is a must. Set in the idyllic seaside suburb of Camps Bay, a stone's throw away from the beach, the 15-roomed POD is a design master-piece think clean contemporary wood and slate finishes with every amenity and functionality carefully curated. Wallpaper Magazine has given a nod to the designsavvy POD as it features in the 2013 Wallpaper City Guide Cape Town."
Wallpaper City Guide - 2013
Wallpaper City Guide 2013
"Overlooking Camps Bay's main beach, the rectilinear architecture of Pod is gaining currency along the Atlantic Seaboard. The balconies in the Deluxe Suites allow you to watch the body conscious doing yoga on the beach, or you may prefer the view from the handsome bar/lounge."
esquire.co.uk - October 2012
Your Next City Break - Cape Town
"If you are eager to ogle the (seriously) beautiful inhabitants of Camps Bay, stay at the Pod, a glass-walled boutique hotel with loungers on the beach where staff deliver caipirinhas all day long. Sunglasses for stealthy hottie spotting essential."
Condé Nast Traveler - May 2011
Hot List 2011
"POD is the only modern deluxe boutique hotel in Camps Bay, the strip of palm-lined beach that is Cape Town's sunshine playground. Quietly discreet, with just 15 bedrooms, it delivers design with a big D; but it's terribly relaxed too, breezy even, which is probably why it appeals to an international, design-savvy crowd that likes to fly a little below the radar."
Tatler Travel Guide - 2011
101 Best Hotels
"Camps Bay is like Rio's Ipanema, the hip hub where you find all the best restaurants, the great bars, the cute little bikini shops. And Pod is in the seaside centre of it. It's beautiful, with only 15 rooms, all glass, textured African woods and unpolished slate."
House & Leisure - January/February 2011
Cool Cocoon
"An unimposing three levels high, this striking modern structure is a study of superbly integrated design, from the outside in. And POD is most appropriately named, the space lending itself entirely to stylishly relaxed cocooning."
Wallpaper - November 2010
Top 20 reasons to be in South Africa
"Designed by Greg Wright Architects, this intimate 15-room retreat in Cape Town's Camps Bay is a beautifully understated work in glass, steel and African timber. Guest lounges on each floor encourage sociability. Rooms come with spectacular views of the Atlantic seaboard or the Twelve Apostles mountains."
National Geographic Traveller - Issue Eight 2010
Beach Breaks
"'Ibiza' lounge tunes mixed with a sophisticated yet understated 'greige' colour palette make quaffing a glass of champagne after a long, hard day on the beach obligatory to be followed by a night out on the Camps Bay strip, of course."
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"'Ibiza' lounge tunes mixed with a sophisticated yet understated 'greige' colour palette make quaffing a glass of champagne after a long, hard day on the beach obligatory to be followed by a night out on the Camps Bay strip, of course. But as each room comes equipped with flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, incredible views and the most amazing double showers we've ever encountered, you'll find hanging out in your room just as tempting."
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