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Why Tintswalo Atlantic is a secluded paradise born from the ashes

Perched on a private beach, overlooking the ocean, Tintswalo Atlantic is an award-winning boutique lodge and widely known as Cape Town’s hidden gem.

If you do like to be beside the seaside, and I do mean right beside the sea, Tintswalo Atlantic boutique beach lodge is almost aquatic, it’s that close to the ocean. Burrowed into the base of sea-facing Table Mountain (at the foot of Chapman’s Peak) and perched on a pebble beach, the rooms and their private decks face dramatic Sentinel Peak, Hout Bay Harbour, and the breathtaking stretch of the Atlantic Ocean beyond.

Tintswalo Atlantic

If you’re thinking Tintswalo Atlantic isn’t exactly new, you’d be right. It’s been on the hidden-gems list of lodges for a number of years but was hit, not once, but twice, by fire. Lisa Goosen, CEO of Tintswalo Lodges says, ‘Witnessing a fire at our beloved lodge for the second time in four years came as a terrible shock, but every tragedy brings the opportunity for renewal, and we are steadfast in our mission to rebuild Tintswalo Atlantic into something even more beautiful than before.’ And beautiful it is.

Tintswalo Atlantic

A maximum of 24 guests are accommodated at Tintswalo Atlantic in 10 Island Suites and a two-bedroom villa. Suites are individually designed and decorated, with lounge, dining room and bar areas featuring signature blue and turquoise shades chosen by the owners, mother-and-daughter team Gaye Corbett and Lisa Goosen. Each suite has a lounge area with a wood-burning fireplace, spacious en-suite bathrooms with Victorian bathtubs, and a private deck overlooking the ocean and the pebbled beach below.

Tintswalo Atlantic

Visiting Tintswalo Atlantic means experiencing ocean views and sunsets bar none, while enjoying warm South African hospitality and personal service. For more information visit

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