Hout Bay is a seaside neighborhood in Cape Town, South Africa with a vibrant, mountainous coastline.

Unpack Cape Town, South Africa

with AC Hotels

Architecture, Landscape and Culture

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Cape Town, South Africa

This online gallery showcases the art, design and culture of Cape Town, South Africa captured by Atlanta-based photographer Luke Beard, during his stay with AC. When nestling into a stay at AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront, guests are placed in the center of one of the most multicultural cities in the world. 

Follow along to unpack the unique experiences in the city that speak to modern, design-centric travelers. 

The Zeitz MOCAA houses more than a hundred galleries spread over nine floors.

Unpack the Precise Design and Landscape of Cape Town

with Photographer Luke Beard

As you turn the corner, you’ll find surprising attention to detail like a curated collection of local art.

Geometric patterns slow dance across the hotel lobby.

Connect to the Mother City at sunset by ascending to the AC Hotel rooftop.

Guestrooms have unmatched views of the iconic Table Mountain, Lion’s Head or Signal Hill.

Unpack the Local Cocktail Culture

In a very special location near Cape Point, travelers can join an adventurous discovery of the local ingredients that contribute to the thriving gin industry with a visit to Good Hope Nursery with local partnerships with Geometric Gin and Veld and Sea.

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Local Cape Town Distillery

“Geometric Gin is created by botanically-driven libations, expertly structured flavours sapped from nature.”

– Jean-Baptiste Cristini, Founder of Geometric Gin Distillery

Walk among the fynbos to discover aroma, edible and medicinal flora.

Fresh ingredients are muddled to create flavorful sip of gin for cocktail making.

Flavorful gin is used to craft perfectly precise Gin Tonics, which are served in the AC Lounge.

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About the AC Experience

“So much of your energy is lost in the clutter and chaos of travel. After a long day of enriching exploration, returning to the hotel was effortless.”

– Photographer Luke Beard

Luke Beard

An Atlanta-based photographer hailing from the UK, Luke is a photographer, product builder, and founder of visual storytelling platform Exposure.co.