A Stay On The Jackie O Yacht

Recently I got to spend a girls night with my friend Carlinn (from CampsbayGirl) on the Jackie O yacht and it was definitely a unique, fun experience.

Here are all the details and my thoughts about our stay...

A bit about the yacht: 

Moored in Cape Town's famous V& A Waterfront, with uninterrupted views of Table Mountain, the Jackie O yacht has an enviable and ultra convenient location.

This luxury, 115 ft (35 m) motor yacht was built in 1964 in France and was probably visited by many well-to-do people over the course of it's existence (oh, if only those walls could talk).

Years ago the yacht became a permanently moored resident of the Victoria & Alfred marina and was recently refurbished to become the first luxury yacht hotel in Cape Town.

Side note: Besides being a boutique hotel, the Jackie 0 is also available to hire as a venue for intimate weddings, private functions and corporate events. 


On board there is a boardroom, lounge area, indoor & outdoor bar and four en-suite cabins (one king room, 2 twin rooms and a presidential suite).

Since I was travelling with my girlfriend, we were booked into a twin cabin - It was not overly spacious, but there was definitely enough room for us and our luggage to easily fit.  The room had comfortable beds, a small TV, aircon, closet, bathroom with shower and stunning views from our porthole windows.

Side note: It was actually easier to sleep on the boat then I had anticipated. You feel little to no water movement and the room was super cozy. 

What to eat?

A stay on the yacht includes a delicious continental breakfast, with various beverages. As for all other meals while staying on board, there is an overabundance of restaurants within walking distance (whether you want a fine dining experience or a quick snack, you will find it).

For lunch we trotted over to the very trendy  Life Grand Cafe, then grabbed an ice-cream from the V & A food market and wandered around the Waterfront area (there is so much to see, buy and do) .

Since it was a beautiful day, and we don't always get to stay on a yacht, we opted to get take-away sushi from Sevruga restaurant and enjoy our dinner from the comfort of the upper deck ( which has a seriously memorable Cape Town view).

Side note: the yacht has a kitchen on board for your convenience - so, if you want to enjoy some of your own snacks or takeaways you can get plates, utensils, etc. 

Final thoughts:

If you are looking for a unique way to experience one of Cape Towns famous locations, this is a brilliant option.

The fact that there are only 4 rooms on board definitely adds to a feeling of exclusivity and there are helpful staff members on board to assist you in every way they can (special mention to Sadie & Ruth, for being lovely hosts)

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay (though I could probably use a bit more practice climbing on and off a boat). It was relaxing, the view was postcard perfect and I could walk everywhere (which I always appreciate). I would stay again without hesitation.

I'd highly recommend this accommodation to anyone wanting a unique getaway experience or couples that want a romantic night away.

Insider tip: The yacht is apparently going to be getting even cooler in the months to come, with some new upgrades in the pipeline. Cant wait to see them!

To make a booking or to read more about the Jackie O yacht, visit their website HERE

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