Its not often you get a chance to stay over at the second best hotel amongst the top 20 in the world. Needless to say I grabbed the opportunity when it presented itself at the opening of the newly re-vamped Bascule Bar located in the Cape Grace Hotel.

The Bascule Bar is originates from the French word which means “balance” and the name suits it perfectly! When you enter the venue there is a “cellar” type feel yet the outside section is right on the water’s edge surrounded by the most stunning Yachts in the world! I must say the new design is phenomenal!

Oysters and Whiskey served at the Opening of the Bascule Bar #luxury

Consultant team, Design 360, has artfully achieved a contemporary twist on the bar’s interior design, whilst preserving the hotel’s rich Cape heritage and cherished old world charm. Named after the Bascule Bridge at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (the only one of its kind in South Africa), a dramatic portrait of a bascule bridge from the famous Clarke Street Bridge in Chicago, adorns the focus wall of the lounge area. Says Cape Grace Sales & Marketing Director, Philma Gomes “With only about 140 bascule bridges throughout the world, it is fitting to celebrate the uniqueness of the locational design in Bascule bar, our very own masterpiece, which we believe offers guests a perfect balance of relaxed ambience and world class sophistication.”

Beautiful Interior designed by Design 360

The Bascule Bar is not only a whiskey connoisseur’s dream (with more than 500 Whiskey’s from every whiskey producing region in the world) but also a wine and cocktail bar so there is something for everyone!

Bascule Vinothèque invites wine connoisseurs, private collectors and companies to store their wines in private bins of the Vinothèque temperature and humidity-controlled cellar, for ideal maturation

I had a wonderful stay at the Hotel the rooms are really something special and the staff warm and welcoming I would really recommend the Cape Grace to anyone who would like to experience what Cape Luxury is all about!

Beautiful Luxury Room which we had the privilege to stay in

Interesting Fact

A bascule bridge is a type of drawbridge consisting of two counterweighted leaves or spans which pivot upward on a horizontal axis to allow boat traffic to pass underneath. The counterweights help balance each side of the bridge during the upward swing, which assists in the lifting motion. The bascule bridge originated in medieval Europe to help defend castles and towns.

For more information please contact Bascule at Cape Grace – Tel: +27 21 410 7140 or visit


Perfect meeting place for Business Men and ladies alike