My girlfriend and I were afforded the opportunity to stay at Enigma Mansion in December 2012. Having lived in Cape Town for more than ten years, before relocating overseas, we thought that we knew of all the hidden gems that the mother city had to offer. Our stay at Enigma Mansion proved us very wrong.
A stay at Enigma Mansion can best be described as being immersed in pure luxury. Well-travelled individuals would expect the attention to detail that surrounds you at Enigma from five-star hotels around the world.
On the day of arrival we received a pre-arrival phone call from Enigma’s General Manager Louis Brink to enquire about our arrival time. Upon arrival at the mansion, his entire team was waiting on the front drive, ready to welcome us. Luggage was swiftly brought up to our room, the car was parked and Louis proceeded to give us an orientation of this stunning property which stretches over more than 7000 square meters and is situated in the heart of affluent Camps Bay.
Tech savvy guests will feel right at home. There is an iPad located in each room to control different aspects of the mansion; music, movies, lights and blinds to name a few.
The pool is amazing and we spent the majority of time alongside/in it, listening to music being played from the impressive outdoor sound system (controlled by an iPad of course). In the evening plates of fresh fruit, vegetables and cold cuts were prepared for us, which we enjoyed on the terrace along with chilled champagne, watching the sun go down.
The following morning Louis and his staff were waiting for us with a sumptuous breakfast which was served on the terrace underneath beautifully designed sun umbrellas.
After an amazing breakfast, Louis gave us a tour of the grounds, showing us The Enigma Mansion Studio and Guest House and Staff Quarters. Living on property ensures that Louis is able to attend to the guests’ need at a moment’s notice. There is a Massage and Meditation Temple. We simply used the Meditation Temple as yet another location to unwind, enjoy the views and trying to take in everything this property had offer. It of course did not take long for us to be served water and snacks without having asked for it.
It will take many days to fully appreciate the detail that went into the creation of Enigma. The ancient Indian double doors that lead into the anteroom or specially commissioned artwork that can be found across the property.
A big thank you to Louis and his team!