Western Cape & Eastern Cape Accommodation
A list of excellent accommodations in the Western and Eastern Cape of Southern Africa. Click on an establishment to find out more.
Agulhas Country Lodge
Agulhas Country Lodge is a paradise found at the southernmost tip of Africa in L’Agulhas. The elevated position of the lodge offers guests remarkable sea views from nearly every vantage point. Agulhas Country Lodge has 8 en-suite rooms all with sea-view balconies. The bar has beautiful enclosed balcony with stunning views of the sea. The lodge boasts a cigar lounge which has proved popular with guests for after dinner cognac and cigars.
Arniston Spa Hotel
Arniston Spa Hotel is a luxurious Hotel situated in the beautiful Cape next to an old fishing village bordered by pristine beaches and nature reserves. The 4-star hotel offers panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and endless beaches. The location of the hotel provides an abundance of sea life which offers delectable oysters and the freshest fish at the hotel restaurant. The hotel boasts 5 types of rooms for guests to choose from all differing in luxury and comfort, suited to your needs and offering only the best in Arniston Accommodation.
Darling Lodge Guest House
Darling Lodge Guest House offers a harmonious blend of old and new reflecting the romantic name of the little town. Owned and managed by the Swiss born Stephan Moser and Oliver Studer, the guesthouse is an oasis of peace and tranquillity in the middle of Darling, the heartbeat on the West Coast, between the West Coast National Park and the rolling plains of the Swartland platteland.
The charming guesthouse and the beautiful garden are lovingly tended to make any stay special, be it for just one night, a romantic weekend on the Darling Wine Route or even for a longer stay. The carefully restored main house, the Victorian charm of which has remained intact, offers three individually decorated country style rooms. The more modern garden annex consists of three further generously appointed rooms and three contemporary style decorated and furnished spacious suites have been added in 2020. Exquisite comfort and personal service awaits.
Generous breakfasts are served in the breakfast room or on the patio overlooking the swimming pool and lush gardens.
De Hoop Collection
De Hoop Nature Reserve is situated east of Bredasdorp on the world-renowned Garden Route and Whale Route. The nature reserve is one of the few that offers a full outdoor experience with the sea, sand dunes and diverse antelope among other offerings. Known to have the best hiking trails, hikers and cyclists have had intimate sightings of the Bontebok, Cape Mountain Zebra and Elands. The Nature Reserve has a wide variety of pastimes for guests including world class whale watching in season. The De Hoop accommodation caters for all guests with accommodation ranging from the affordable self-catering chalets to the upmarket fully catered lodges. The Fig Tree Restaurant is open daily for meals. Day visitors welcome.
De Zeekoe Guest Farm
De Zeekoe Guest Farm is situated only 7km outside Oudtshoorn in the Garden Route. This lusern farm is surrounded by the famed Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains and is part of the “world’s 17 “hot spots” with 3 overlapping flower zones. De Zeekoe’s unique charm is that it offers all guests exceptional activities including the famous meerkat adventures that provide distinct experiences. The luxurious bed & breakfast accommodation offers guest a choice from luxurious rooms at the main House to private stone cottages sitauted 5 minutes from the main house.
Eendracht Hotel & Apartments
Eendracht Hotel & Apartments is a luxurious and elegant establishment boasting 12 en-suite bedrooms and 3 semi self-catering units. Situated in scenic Stellenbosch, this hotel is ideally located in close proximity to restaurants, museums and 3 theatres. Cape Town International Airport is within 35 minutes reach and the world-class Cape Town Waterfront is under 55 minutes’ drive.
Evergreen Manor & Spa
Evergreen Manor offers luxury guest house accommodation in the heart of Stellenbosch in Western Cape, South Africa. This beautiful and scenic accommodation is perfectly situated among mountains and vineyards allowing for visitors to feel right at home and get the rest that they need. This Country House style guest house is 4 minutes away from Stellenbosch town centre, a location which boasts numerous fine dining restaurants, art galleries and historical buildings for your sightseeing pleasure. Golfers are more than welcome to visit any of the 10 top-class golf courses in the area with 3 of them situated right in Stellenbosch.
Garden Route Safari Camp
Garden Route Safari Camp is wilderness paradise near Mossel Bay. Guests are invited to experience a family owned and managed, hands on, boutique style, "home away from home feeling". Passionate about their guest as well as nature and wildlife, the camp offers different types of accommodation ranging from luxury tented units, family units and a luxurious loft unit to a separate tented camp specifically aimed at families. Activities include game drives, guided walks as well as horse riding safaris on the Brandwacht Reserve.
Situated directly on Bekbaai beach, bordered by the Columbine Nature Reserve, Gonana Guesthouse is Paternoster’s first sustainable and environmentally conscious guest house following the principle of ‘buy local, think global’.
This beachfront guesthouse offers guests beautiful spaces that are rich in detail, considerate to the environment and exquisite in taste. Inspired by the landscape, the people and the light, the current owner created a space of beauty and inspiration that is completely environmentally ethical.
Gonana’s eight eco-friendly en-suite guest rooms are a study of calm and tranquillity with a neutral palette that encourages you to exhale, relax and reconnect with yourself and nature. The heart of the guesthouse is upstairs in the enormous lounge and breakfast area overlooking the sea. The wide balcony offers an all-day outdoor ‘theatre’ for viewing the breathtaking sunset views over the Atlantic Ocean.
The friendly and welcoming Gonana Guesthouse offers guests a true home away from home along South Africa's beautiful West Coast.
Hippo Boutique Hotel
Set in the heart of Cape Town’s City Bowl, Hippo Boutique Hotel is ideally situated to take in the sights and sounds of the Mother City. Contemporary en suite rooms and spacious double-volume lofts overlook iconic local views and are fitted with all the essentials for a comfortable stay.
Whether visiting the city for business or pleasure, Hippo is well located for a quick commute into the business hub or to step out to eat, explore and immerse yourself in vibrant scenes on Kloof, Long and Bree Streets, all within walking distance of our front door.
Karoo Art Hotel
After a wobbly time leading into Covid and then an eventual total derailment, the Karoo Art Hotel, Barrydale, is gloriously back on track compliments of a radical redo under the baton of new owners and creative directors Rick and Sue Melvill.
Lily Pond Country Lodge
Lily Pond Country Lodge is a heaven of space and fresh air, nestled on the edge of the serene, indigenous Tsitsikamma National Park forests on the east side of the famous Garden Route.
The lodge offers a tranquil retreat with a perfect synergy of modern and "Afro-Zen" architectural influences, set on the banks of the most beautiful lily ponds. Guests are invited to while away the day at the infinity pool surrounded with wooden decks, watching the myriad bird species come and go.
The well-known kitchen with a daily changing, ever evolving menu focuses on fresh, local, seasonal ingredients, of which a great deal is grown on the property, simply cooked, and beautifully presented.
When visiting Lily Pond, it's time to sit back and unplug or take a jaunt on the local meander to discover the next door Tsitsikamma National Park with its well-known walking trails. Beautiful local trade includes African art, Raku pottery, mohair mills, wine farms, elephant, monkeys, exotic birds. There are many golfing opportunities in the greater area and of course there is a beautiful beach and lagoon just around the corner at Nature's Valley.
Montagu Country Hotel
Montagu Country Hotel is situated between the Langeberg mountain ranges of the Western Cape with direct access to Route 62. The hotel is styled to take guests down memory lane to the 1930s with a modern touch. It offers an American Dream Car Tour as an exhilarating way of showcasing Montagu. Montagu Country Hotel has 29 stunning en-suite rooms and includes facilities such as the "Feathers and Flatcaps" Cocktail Lounge, an art gallery, the Charlestons restaurant, an activity centre, lush gardens as well as a conference centre. The hotel is the perfect getaway for relaxation and massages with an on-site wellness centre and spa.
New Holme Nature Lodge
New Holme Nature Lodge is situated within the newly proclaimed Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve, managed by PC and Marisca Ferreira. The nature reserve is the original Ferreira farm land, now a combination of nature, game and sheep farming. The family loves to share the Karoo and its original natural state with guests. There are a few daily activities on offer giving guest an opportunity to experience the Karoo. Activities include a sunset drive to the Hippo pool to see the only hippo population in the Northern Cape, a Buchman Etching walk in the mornings, an early morning birding drive before breakfast as well as a night drive after dinner. The night drives are very popular as guests quite often see Aardwolf and Aardvark.
All rooms are en-suite, have aircon for the very hot days and heating facilities for the cold winter nights. Guests will also find electric blankets on the beds in winter. Set in beautiful lush gardens with big lawns and lots of trees that attract amazing birdlife. New Holme takes pride in the very popular 3 course dinners. The traditional Karoo dinners need to be pre-booked.
Home to the Greatest Heavens on Earth!
The origins of the farm and dark sky reserve Rogge Cloof (meaning rye ravine) date back to 1756, when Joachim Scholtz, the son of German and Nordic immigrants to Africa, acquired the property. Since then over more than 250 years, various owners have loved, nurtured and developed these hostile lands enduring lions, droughts, snow and freezing winds. Located at an altitude of between 1400 to 1700 metres, Rogge Cloof hosts magnificent clear skies and expansive plains.
Being slightly higher than the surrounding Sutherland area, which, combined with the unpolluted Karoo darkness, provides a very special opportunity to view and capture the total magnificence of the skies.
Accommodation options include self catering units as well as fully catered units and activities on offer apart from star gazing and enjoying the “Nothingness” are Nature & Fossil Drives, wine tasting, cycling, hiking and much more. Perfect for romantic couples looking for a getaway under the stars as much as families wanting to spend time together, Rogge Cloof offers something for everyone!
South Hill Vineyards
South Hill Vineyards is an hours’ drive South of Cape Town past Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, on the way to the coastal town of Hermanus, near the Overberg town of Grabouw. The town is surrounded by the Hottentot Hollands, Kogelberg and Groenberg mountain ranges to form the cool mountain plateau of the Elgin Valley which is known for its top cool climate producing wine route as well as a range of outdoor adventure activities. Situated on the south eastern side of this Valley lies South Hill Vineyards.
4 star accredited, South Hill Vineyards offers a luxury farm-stay experience with two accommodation options: Guests can choose between staying in one of six luxurious, spacious rooms in the guest house or relaxing in one of the tranquil, romantic guest cottages. A complimentary wine tasting in the restaurant and art gallery area adds to a memorable experience.
Supertubes Guest House
Supertubes Collection comprises a variety of accommodation options overlooking the renowned Supertubes Beach. Accommodation ranges from standard to luxury rooms, self-catering to bed and breakfast options. Near Supertubes Collection are 3 safe swimming beaches with a host of activities such as surf lessons, windsurfing and romantic horse riding excursions. Guests’ culinary needs are met with a choice of 4 restaurants to pick from in the area.
Wildehondekloof Private Game Reserve
Our exclusive luxury Western Cape lodge offers 8 luxurious bedrooms all en-suite & air-conditioned with stunning views of the mountain and river in Oudtshoorn. One Private Presidential Suite has a king size bed and a private lounge with inside fireplace and private veranda overlooking the mountains and river.
All bedrooms in our Oudtshoorn Game Reserve are provided with bed linen, towels, toiletries (i.e. toilet paper, hand wash, shampoo and shower gel) and coffee/tea facilities. A laundry facility is provided at the guest’s disposal. The double-sided fireplace situated in the middle of the spacious lounge invites guests to enjoy time spent with friends and family.
Val du Charron Wine and Leisure Estate
Val du Charron Wine & Leisure Estate is located on a working vineyard with its own cellar ten minutes from the town of Wellington and under an hour’s drive from Cape Town.
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