Western Cape

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About Western Cape

The most popular corner on the South African subcontinent, the Western Cape has a long list of attractions which draw travellers from around the globe, again and again. From mountains to vineyards, beaches to cityscapes, as well as the lesser-known wilderness of the Karoo, there is a huge variety of opportunities for the discerning visitor. Be as sedate or as active as you’d like, from foodie escapes to adrenaline-filled holidays, we’ve selected the best places to stay in the Western Cape to see it all.

THE BEST PLACES TO STAY IN CAPE TOWN

Cape Town, with the striking Table Mountain as a backdrop, beautiful beaches and a relaxed cosmopolitan atmosphere is the first port of call for most travellers to the Western Cape. From upmarket to trendy, there is something to suit every traveller. Whether you want to be amidst the action along the V&A Waterfront, the colourful cottages of Bo Kaap and trendy Woodstock, the liveliness of Long Street, or in the upmarket Clifton, Camps Bay, Oranjezicht, and Tamboerskloof, our collection of the best places to stay in Cape Town, really does boast something for everyone taste, budget, and locale.

THE BEST PLACES TO STAY IN CAPE TOWN IN THE SOUTHERN SUBURBS

A little further afield, some travellers prefer the residential peace and tranquillity of the Southern Suburbs, where you’re within easy access of Cape Town’s inner-city attractions, whilst still being able to explore the surrounding countryside and Winelands with ease (namely, without stuck in a traffic jam). Some of our favourite neighbourhoods include Constantia, Newlands, and Hout Bay for their open countryside, excellent walking and riding trails, inviting beaches, and world-class sports facilities.

THE BEST PLACES TO STAY IN THE CAPE WINELANDS

Or, if your idea of a holiday is pairing a bottle of your favourite red with 28-day aged rump steak, then a journey through the Cape Winelands might be more up your street. Franschhoek, forever the most popular and with the most critically acclaimed restaurants (not to mention some world-class hotels) quite rightly receives a lot of attention, but more low-key Paarl is also home to some superb restaurants and award-winning vineyards. Historic Stellenbosch is well worth a visit, as is the quaint town of Robertson, Worcester, and Wellington. Our picks of the best places to stay in the Cape Winelands ensure that your glass need never run dry.

THE BEST PLACES TO STAY ALONG THE GARDEN ROUTE

If you fancy a self-drive exploration of the Western Cape, then The Garden Route is one of the most scenic ways to explore some of its most picturesque locations. Starting from Mossel Bay traverse much of the Indian Ocean’s coastline, right the way along to Storm’s River in the Eastern Cape – if you decide to drive that far. From antiquated towns to shark cage diving, superb dining and sleepy coastal villages (with just a few hundred inhabitants) – there is so much to be seen and explored along The Garden Route, it’s no wonder it’s one of the most popular ways to explore this part of Africa. Some of our favourite places to visit include Mossel Bay, George, Wilderness, and of course the ever-popular Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.

WHAT NOT TO MISS

  • Climb Table Mountain from Cape Town to reach the summit and bask in the breath-taking views from the top. If you’re feeling particularly energetic the trails are also good for an early morning run!
  • Robberg Nature Reserve is a fantastic coastal park through which you can hike whilst keeping the sea in sight! A great place for some gentle exercise.
  • Look out for blue whales in Hermanus during the season (between July and November) or catch the surf when it’s up.
  • Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre is far from a zoo. The centre was set up to rehabilitate injured wildlife and it now sponsors conservation around South Africa. The perfect place to see some of the country’s most impressive wildlife whilst supporting its longevity.
  • Take a scenic drive to Cape Point, the most southerly tip of the African continent, home to baboons and some of its most epic vistas.
  • The beautiful bay of Knysna Heads is best visited by boat as this opens up the possibility of whale spotting (season dependant). Stunning scenery and a terrific place for a day trip.
  • The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden sits on the Eastern slopes of Table Mountain and is renowned for being one of the most magnificent botanical gardens in the world and this reputation is well-earned. Rare and endangered species live in this vibrant paradise and there are also a few restaurants for when your legs need a break!
  • Explore the Cango Caves or get up close and personal with meerkats, ostrich, crocodiles and much more in the Klein Karoo.
  • Shark cage diving in Gansbaai is an unforgettable experience and a ‘must-do’ for any committed adrenaline junkie.

THE BEST PLACES TO STAY IN WESTERN CAPE

FOR SOMETHING TRULY SPECIAL

  • Cape Town’s grand dame, The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is pretty in pink. Unmissable, located in a historic part of town, this early 20th-century is famed for its afternoon tea and impeccable interiors.
  • The Waterfront has a new icon, and it’s called The Silo. An enormous concrete structure, housing just 28 bedrooms, this design feat is also home to Zeitz MOCAA, a gallery space which collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits twenty-first-century art from Africa.
  • Steenberg Hotel is a luxury vineyard hotel in the picturesque Constantia Valley, about 30 minutes from central Cape Town. Popular with everyone from couples to golfers, families and friends – as well as locals.
  • One of South Africa’s most luxurious options, La Residence, Franschhoek is as good as it gets. Littered with antiques and palatial decoration, there is no limit to indulgence. Walking distance from Franschhoek’s pretty centre.

AN AFFORDABLE ALTERNATIVE

  • An African Villa is a delightful Victorian guesthouse in the central Tamboerskloof District. Some of the 'African Zen' contemporary rooms boast balconies with views of the iconic Table Mountain. Within walking distance from some of Cape Town's best restaurants and bars. A stylish city escape.
  • A cool and comfy townhouse hotel, Cape Heritage Hotel boasts a central location. Ideal for exploring Cape Town and enjoying the city’s foodie scene, with many top spots just a stone’s throw from the hotel.
  • Trendy, affordable, and right on Plettenberg Bay’s pristine beach, The Bungalow ticks a lot of boxes. Great for the young at heart wanting to enjoy themselves in a lively coastal location.
  • One of the best and most affordable options in the city, Welgelegen has been welcoming guests for decades. Two-Victorian house, knocked into one, located in the smart suburb of Oranjezicht, you’re within easy reach of Camps Bay and Cape Town.
  • A very well-priced stay for such an excellently located, heritage hotel – the Cape Heritage Hotel is a stay amidst one of Cape Town’s most colourful neighbourhoods. Plus, you’re walking distance from many of the main attractions.

STAY IN A VINEYARD

  • Rickety Bridge Manor House in Franschhoek sits within its own wine estate and has a particularly intimate feel. Beautiful traditional architecture and an outdoor pool, not to mention a great name!
  • Leeu Estates, in Franschhoek, lies in the middle of a beautiful vineyard. The Mullineux and Leeu Family have teamed up together to create a brand of award-winning wines. Also boasting superb food, a very impressive spa, and immaculate gardens, it’s an impressive stay.
  • Lying between the Franschhoek and Stony Brook rivers, Holden Manz is renowned for its fantastic food and fine wines. Explore acres upon acre of rolling vine - there’s also a great outdoor pool to bask in.
  • Embark on one of Grand Dedale’s wine tasting tours – all with a view of the Groenberg Nature Reserve. A peaceful oasis amidst the vibrant green vineyards near Wellington, boasting an immersive wellness menu. The old manor house has been decorated in a chic and luxurious manor.

FOR A COUPLE'S RETREAT

  • Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse is a spectacular property in the Elandskloof Nature Reserve. With elegant and spacious accommodation - guests can either book themselves a double room, a suite or take out the entire self-catering Olive House! Lounge by the pool and indulge yourself at dinner. Truly special.
  • Cape Cadogan is a boutique Georgian property situated in an upmarket neighbourhood and boasting Table Mountain as a spectacular backdrop. Chic rooms are light and airy with traditional features washed with clean soft hues. Quiet terraces and a swimming pool are ideal for unwinding after a day's exploring. Charming.
  • Classic and comfortable, The Twelve Apostles Hotel is all about location with terrific sea and mountain views. A popular wedding venue, it’s sumptuous suites, superb dining, and uninterrupted views make it a favourite with couples.
  • Be it the discreet entrance, the opulent suites with unrivalled sea views, minibars jam-packed with goodies, gourmet dining, or excellent spa menu: there’s something special about Ellerman House.
  • Nothing else quite like it, Tsala Treetop Lodges provides cosy tree-top accommodation for you and a special someone to hide yourself away. Just a short drive from Plettenberg Bay, it feels a world away.

BEST BOUTIQUE OPTIONS

  • Just on the outskirts of Stellenbosch town, Majeka House features contemporary architecture and all the mod cons. Beautiful furnishings, a superb spa and plenty of swimming pools make this an ideal spot from which to get into town. It’s also conveniently close to the vineyards so a drink is never far away!
  • Hlangana Lodge is a great base to explore the surrounding Oudtshoorn town with its notorious Cango caves and beautiful countryside. The hotel is quiet and comfortable with a good pool and lovely gardens.
  • The Robertson Small Hotel is five-star luxury in this small town at the heart of the wine region. The perfect place from which to visit Robertson's vineyards and try the local wine in the hotel bar at the end of a long day!
  • Akademie Street is a collection of private cottages and boutique suites located on the edge of Franschhoek’s picturesque high street. A home from home with notorious English breakfasts, hot tubs and plenty of pools!
  • Cape Grace Hotel is a beautiful hotel in the centre of Cape Town’s vibrant V&A Waterfront. Excellent service, sumptuous classic interiors, a great restaurant, trendy bar and its own spa. There are magnificent views of Table Mountain and the marina which can be enjoyed from the privacy of your balcony.
  • A trendy new offering in the smart residential neighbourhood of Oranjezicht, MannaBay has received much critical acclaim for its innovative design and quirky interiors. The perfect stay for a design lover, it’s entirely unique and offers something a little more young and fun to this upmarket locale.

FOR A RURAL RETREAT

  • Hawksmoor House in Stellenbosch is a charming hideaway outside of Stellenbosch with views of Table Mountain to the South. Traditional architecture, antique furnishings and a great pool make this an ideal spot for relaxation. Very family-friendly.
  • Lekkerwijn features beautiful traditional architecture where it sits nestled between Franschhoek’s vineyard-clad valleys. Choose between one of the rustic rooms in the main building or a chic cottage all to yourself in the charming grounds. Very family-friendly.
  • Babylonstoren, near Paarl, is an old Dutch farm that has since been renovated into a beautiful and peaceful rural escape. Fireplaces litter this exquisite hotel and their restaurant boasts ingredients fresh from their organic garden!
  • A short drive from popular Plettenberg Bay, Emily Moon River Lodge is a world unto its own. Hippies, bohemians, and modern-day romantics will love its rustic yet whimsical interiors. Located on the banks of the Bitou River kayaking, water sports, and long walks are available right from your front doorstep as well as delicious, locally sourced, seasonal cuisine. Superb.

ECO-FRIENDLY OPTIONS

  • One of Cape Town’s most eco-friendly options, Vineyard Hotel made the headlines during the drought when it armed guests with a stopwatch hung in every shower so they could be sure to keep it short! Committed to their eco-principles, this is a great option for the climate-conscious traveller.
  • A family-run operation, Villa Villekula, is a commendable property made from almost entirely reclaimed materials. Home to a couple of very friendly donkeys and a highly rated café it provides creature comforts without costing the earth.
  • Committed to environmental and animal conservation, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve leads the way in the Western Cape. What’s more? It boasts luxurious accommodation as well as excellent safari sightings.

BY THE COAST

  • Hermanus’s most luxurious stay, you can quite literally spot whales traversing the sea, as you sip your morning coffee at Birkenhead House. Luxurious suites, excellent dining, plus you’re right along a pristine coastal walking trail into town and the beaches below.
  • Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel has only 14 private suites so book fast! Amazing sea views and simple designs make this a beachside paradise. Renowned for its friendly staff, good wine and delicious food.
  • Abalone House & Spa sits in the coastal village of Paternoster and offers all the luxury you’d associate with the five stars its earned. Great sea views, a fantastic restaurant and a hot tub on the roof, perfect for sundowners!
  • Plettenberg Bay has a lot of fine hotels, but The Plettenberg Hotel is its finest. Part of the Liz McGrath collection, you know you’re in good hands. Impeccably designed suites, fine dining, plus you could hardly be closer to the beach if you tried. Delightful.

FOR FOODIES

  • Cellars-Hohenort is an elegantly converted old manor house on a wine estate, on the slopes of Table Mountain. The sleek rooms are white on white with splashes of bold fabric, utterly chic! Spectacular views, award-winning gardens, spa services and an extensive wine cellar in addition to the two award-winning restaurants will make it hard to leave. Blissful.
  • Nestled between the mountains of Stellenbosch, on a working vineyard, dining at Delaire Graff Estate is an experience in itself. Boasting two critically acclaimed restaurants, The Delaire Graff Restaurant and Indochine, take time to sample both.
  • La Petite Ferme is within easy reach of Franschhoek town, as well as its most picturesque walking trails. You’ll need them, after indulging at its highly renowned restaurant. With far-reaching views, the best suites include their own private plunge pools.
  • The rural Mont Rochelle in Franschhoek is well known for its restaurant and comprehensive spa. A once in a lifetime experience, foodies must indulge in a stay at this iconic hotel – and be sure to opt for the wine pairing menu.

Travel Information

  • There's really no bad time to visit the Western Cape. December to February are the hottest months, with temperatures averaging 25°C, though more recently they've witnessed days in the low thirties. The coldest months are June and July, averaging 13°C, with approximately 100mm of rain falling. Things get very busy during the school holidays, particularly Christmas and New Year, when prices sky-rocket. Travel during their winter months for great rates, the best wildlife sightings, and an autumnal feel.
  • Fly to Cape Town International Airport located just 12 miles from Cape Town, providing a large number of domestic connections and also serving several International carriers; whilst George Airport services the Garden Route. 
  • If you want to rent a car to explore this beautiful region, we recommend our online partner Rentalcars.

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Best Hotels in Western Cape

  • De Avond Rust Oudtshoorn 5 rooms from £37

    Charming traditional Cape Dutch style house, dating back to 1927. Featuring suite and cottage accommodation (perfect for families) it is walking distance from the little town of Oudtshoorn. Rooms are filled with antiques and there's an inviting garden restaurant, Casa Del Sole.

    Value chic  -  An excellent value, traditional style stay
    Sights nearby  -  Safari Ostrich Show Farm is just 6km away
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Traditional
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  • The Muize Cape Town 8 rooms from £38

    Cheap and cheerful, this friendly little hotel provides a perfect base to explore Cape Town's rugged coastline. A slap-up full English breakfast is included in the rate, as are those epic views. Perfect for outdoorsy-types there is surfing, fishing, golf, and wine tasting all in the local area.

    Value chic  -  You don't get much better value than this, in such a central location
    Beach Life  -  Muizenberg is a prime surfing beach: get on your board!
    Surfing  -  Muizenberg, your local beach, is all about the surf!
    Fishing  -  Fishing on the Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve
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  • Queen's Hotel Oudtshoorn 40 rooms from £39

    A heritage stay, amidst the historic town of Oudtshoorn - walking distance from its attractions and eateries. Filled with period features, rooms are simple, yet the perfect base for exploring the area. Dine at your choice of restaurants: The Colony, Café Brûlé, and The Breakfast Room. Lovely pool.

    Local exploring  -  A perfect, good value base for you to explore the historic town of Oudtshoorn
    Sights nearby  -  Meerkat Magic is a fun visit for all ages
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Traditional
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  • Over The Mountain Guest Farm George 8 rooms from £40

    Forming part of the original 19th-century town of Herold, this quaint farmhouse is located just off the Montagu Pass. Simple yet traditional rooms are the height of comfort, but here it's all about the great outdoors. There's an inviting Tea Room popular with guests and cyclists alike.

    Country Escape  -  This country house is located in a rural idyll
    Value chic  -  Excellent value in a beautiful location
    Great walks  -  There are some excellent trails, leading directly from the hotel
    Cooking classes  -  Learn the local flavours with an in-kitchen cooking lesson
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  • The Blue Cow Barn Barrydale from £40

    Delightful owner managed, working farm, providing guests with an endless source of homemade cakes and pristine views. Excellent value rooms are chic yet cosy, filled with antique pieces and original features. A great family stay. Guests can look forward to a hearty breakfast.

    Value chic  -  Excellent value authentic farm stay
    Kayaking  -  Huis River is a scenic stroll away
    Great walks  -  Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve
    Full of character
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  • Red Stone Hills Holiday Farm Calitzdorp 8 rooms from £40

    This collection of eight self-catering cottages (breakfast is available) provide the perfect country stay amidst the rolling red hills of Calitzdorp. With plenty of original features, each one includes an open fireplace, living and dining areas, plus capacious four-posters and roll-top baths.

    Value chic  -  A collection of excellent value self-catering cottages in the heart of Oudtshoorn
    Birdwatching  -  Hundreds of species of bird to be spotted - bring your binoculars
    Sights nearby  -  Take a drive to see the Bushmen paintings
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • The Urban Mossel Bay (Western Cape,) 4 rooms from £42

    This four-bedroom guesthouse provides low-key living in Mossel Bay. Trendy interiors provide the perfect backdrop for this coastal getaway. Off-street parking, a fully-stocked kitchen, and open-plan living and dining areas provide homely comforts. A buffet breakfast is an added bonus.

    Value chic  -  A great value, modern stay. Ideal for younger travellers
    Sailing  -  Boat trips take off from Romanza, just 6 km away
    Surfing  -  On nearby Mossel Bay
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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  • De Kleijne Bos Country House Paarl 8 rooms from £42

    Dating back to 1692 this owner-managed country house is a fine example of rural Cape Dutch style. Brimming with original features: thatched rooves, exposed beams, and centuries-old tiles; it's an authentic stay. Relax by the pool, in its lush gardens, or with a locally sourced cheese platter!

    Country Escape  -  Traditional farmhouse accommodation in the heart of the Cape Winelands
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Traditional
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Wanderlust's Way Guest House Cape Town (Green Point,) 3 rooms from £44

    Uber chic, utterly tiny, this beautifully decorated three-bedroom townhouse, located in central Sea Point provides traveller's to Cape Town with a very homely base. Rooms include private balconies, the studio room a private terrace, and living areas in which to relax as well as a large kitchen.

    Value chic  -  Quaint, charming, and very well priced
    Sights nearby  -  Signal Hill and its far reaching vistas is just a short stroll away
    Restrictions on children  -  Adults only
    Quirky  -  An experience!
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  • Senate Boutique Guest House Knysna 7 rooms from £45

    Charming seven-bedroom guesthouse with beautiful shabby-chic interiors. Rooms are filled with artwork and reclaimed furnishing, from rolltop baths to antique beds. There's a fully-equipped kitchen, allowing for flexible dining and an outdoor pool to relax. Within easy reach of Knysna's attractions.

    Value chic  -  Stylish rooms at a very reasonable price
    Sailing  -  Featherbed Boat Cruises: a perfect way to explore this beautiful area
    Sights nearby  -  Knysna Waterfront is a scenic walk away
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • A Hilltop Country Retreat Swellendam 8 rooms from £45

    A quaint collection of cottages set within the bucolic Swellendam countryside. Choose from family suites to two bedroom cottages. Flexible, self-catering accommodation provides excellent value. Inside rustic-luxury interiors add a splash of style in the form of exposed brick and open fires.

    Families  -  Family cottages and a long list of activities
    Value chic  -  Excellent value stylish accommodation
    Fishing  -  In The Bontebok National Park
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • Abalone Lodges Knysna 13 rooms from £45

    Great value, self-catering accommodation in an excellent location. Kids will love the wooden-clad rooms: you really get a sense that you're in the great outdoors. There is an outdoor pool, plus you're right next to Knysna Golf Course and plenty of outdoor activites.

    Value chic  -  Excellent lodge accommodation at great value too
    Families  -  Family suites in the great outdoors
    Great walks  -  Knysna Waterfront is just a short walk away
    Sights nearby  -  Linsay Castle by Noetzie Beach
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  • The Old Thatch Lodge Swellendam 5 rooms from £45

    A charming 19th-century country house, complete with thatched roof, provides an excellent value stay within easy reach of historic Swellendam and all its nearby activities. Each of its rooms provides luxurious rustic accommodation, some with small kitchens. There's a spa, sauna, and pool.

    Value chic  -  Excellent value rustic stay
    Fishing  -  Fishing in Bontebok National Park
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Spa
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  • Sandpiper Cottages Mossel Bay (Western Cape) from £46

    Nestled amidst the Fransmanshoek Conservancy area, Sandpiper's eight self-catering cottages provide a peaceful stay in the rustic fishing village of Boggomsbaai. Spacious, open-plan kitchen, living, and dining areas are ideals for families. Plenty of outdoor activities from birding to sand duning!

    Country Escape  -  Experience the slow pace of life in a rural South African fishing village, along the Garden Route
    Value chic  -  Excellent value for the whole family
    Great walks  -  There are miles of coastal pathways to be explored
    Fishing  -  Do as the locals do in this sleepy fishing town
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  • Prince Albert Country Stay Prince Albert 8 rooms from £47

    Guests love this traditional Cape Dutch style B&B within walking distance of the charming town of Prince Albert. A homecooked breakfast is served each morning, along with freshly baked cakes and cookies throughout the day. Antique filled rooms with wrought-iron beds are very cosy. Superb.

    Value chic  -  Picture perfect, excellently priced B&B within easy reach of The Karoo
    Local markets  -  Prince Albert's Saturday market is a popular visit
    Restrictions on children  -  Children above the age of 12 are welcome
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • Whispering Oaks Guest House George 5 rooms from £47

    This traditional looking guesthouse conceals the most charming boutique-chic interiors. White palettes are combined with soft lighting and furnishings. Choose from single, large doubles, and family accommodation - the largest with a kitchenette and private balcony. A home-cooked breakfast is served.

    Local exploring  -  Walking distance from many of George's attractions
    Value chic  -  Equal parts chic and excellent value
    Great walks  -  The beautiful Garden Route Botanical Gardens, within close proximity, are well worth a visit
    Sights nearby  -  There are plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance
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  • Housemartin Guest Lodge De Rust,, Western Cape 12 rooms from £47

    Dating back to 1885 this owner-managed guesthouse is excellent value. In the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains, you're surrounded by pristine beauty and outdoor pursuits. Antiquated interiors feature quilts and traditional furnishings. Breakfast and dinner are served. There's a pool and braai.

    Value chic  -  Quaint country stay offering excellent value
    Great walks  -  Miles of trails in the Swartberg Nature Reserve
    Sights nearby  -  Take a drive to the Meiringspoort Waterfall
    Kayaking  -  On the Stompdrift Dam
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  • AfriCamps Klein Karoo Oudtshoorn (Oudtshoorn,) 12 rooms from £47

    The perfect family stay. Located on a working ostrich farm this collection of 12 tents is surrounded by the Karoo, several waterbodies, and wandering game: a true 'Out of Africa' experience. Excellent value these self-catering tents (breakfast is available) offer a comfortable camping experience.

    Families  -  Located on a working ostrich farm with horses and plenty of outdoor pursuits - a perfect family stay
    Value chic  -  Excellent value family stay
    Sights nearby  -  A tour of the Cango Caves
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel Cape Town 13 rooms from £48

    Each of this hotel's thirteen rooms are a work of art in themselves. Well-priced, it's a lively spot, where travellers can meet and mingle (evening karaoke anyone?). You're walking distance from the sights. B&B and self-catering options. All this plus complimentary coffee throughout the day.

    Local exploring  -  Right in the thick of it, you're walking distance from some of Cape Town's main attractions
    Value chic  -  Excellently priced, stylish artistic interiors
    Restrictions on children  -  Adults only
    Full of character
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  • Hermitage Huisies Swellendam (Hermitage,) 5 rooms from £48

    Nestled amidst the Hermitage Valley, at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, just 2km’s outside of Swellendam this charming cottage accommodation provides a well-priced family stay. Each of its five cottages offer cosy self-catering accommodation, with picnic areas and braais. A charming stay.

    Value chic  -  Excellent value accommodation in a beautiful setting
    Families  -  Family cottages surrounded by beautiful countryside
    Sights nearby  -  Lunch at the Old Goal, just 2km away
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • House on Westcliff Hermanus 3 rooms from £50

    Quaint B&B providing family accommodation surrounding luscious gardens and a saltwater pool. Its charming thatched-roof and cottage style interiors create a homely feel. Rooms include exposed wood floors, wrought-iron beds, and doors leading outside. Great value.

    Value chic  -  Quaint, excellent value accommodation located right along the coastline
    Sailing  -  Shark and whale watching trips take off daily
    Kayaking  -  Spot seals, penguins, and much more!
    Great walks  -  Along Hermanus' Blue Flag beaches
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  • Madeliefie Paarl 5 rooms from £50

    Owner managed boutique B&B. Each of its five bedrooms is unique, providing French style shabby-chic interiors, decorated with soft pastels and floral motifs. A continental breakfast is served every morning accompanied with afternoon tea, plus there is excellent dining close by. Charming!

    Value chic  -  Shabby chic interiors, excellently priced
    Full of character
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Quirky  -  An experience!
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  • The Inn at Castle Hill Cape Town (Kalk Bay) 5 rooms from £50

    An Edwardian hotel perfectly capturing the character of Kalk Bay. Filled with antiques and original features: sweeping parquet floors, original artwork, roll-top baths, and a wrap-around lattice verandah with ocean views. Offering excellent value and a homely stay - plus an honesty bar!

    Local exploring  -  Walking distance from the attractions of this charming fishing village, Kalk Bay
    Local markets  -  Kalk Bay offers a variety of antique, boutique and craft shops that line the cobbled lanes of Main Road
    Sights nearby  -  Boulders Beach, with its colony of African penguins, is jus a twenty minute drive away
    Great walks  -  The beach and Kalk Bay's delightful harbour are just a few minutes walk away
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • Lemoenfontein Beaufort West 15 rooms from £52

    Within easy reach of the Karoo National Park yet close to all the amenities of the bustling town of Beaufort West, this century-old country house provides flexible catering and non-catering accommodation, where are the family (pets included) are welcome. Antique filled rooms are charming.

    Value chic  -  An excellent value family stay - all are welcome, even your pets!
    Sailing  -  Karoo National Park is less than 5 km away - and a must visit
    Great walks  -  There are great walks on your front doorstep
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • Loerie Lodge George 24 rooms from £52

    Contemporary-chic accommodation at an excellent price. Family suites are available, and all rooms include tea and coffee making facilities and large, modern bathrooms. There's an inviting pool and an excellent breakfast spread in the morning. A short walk from the town of George.

    Value chic  -  Great value accommodation in an excellent location
    Great walks  -  Through the Garden Route Botanical Gardens, a short stroll away
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • The Stellenbosch Hotel Stellenbosch 43 rooms from £52

    Dating back to 1876, this hotel is walking distance from Stellenbosch's charming shops, galleries, and restaurants, with off-street parking, should you bring your car. Spacious accommodation includes rooms with balconies, and living and dining areas. Excellent dining at Stellenbosch Kitchen.

    Local exploring  -  Located right in the heart of historic Stellenbosch, it's perfectly located for exploring on foot
    Local markets  -  Oom Samie se Winkel is a great place to pick up locally made produce
    Traditional
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  • Queen of Calitzdorp Calitzdorp 15 rooms from £53

    Clean and contemporary suites with private balconies. In an excellent location, walking distance from many of Calitzdorp's best restaurants and attractions. Featuring an outdoor pool, it boasts some impressive eco credentials including solar panels and recycled rainwater.

    Value chic  -  Excellent value, quaint rooms, in a superb location
    Great walks  -  Embark on a walking tour of Calitzdorp's historic houses
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Spa
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  • Chartfield Guest House Cape Town (Kalk Bay,) 17 rooms from £53

    Well-priced, well-located, highly recommended. This 17-room guest house enjoys an enviable location in the charming Kalk Bay, just 25-minutes drive from town, yet away from the hustle-and-bustle. Rooms are decorated in cool, nautical palettes of whites and blues and include pool and sea views.

    Value chic  -  A stylish, excellent value stay
    Sights nearby  -  Boulder's Beach, home of South African's penguin population: a must visit!
    Surfing  -  Nearby Muizenburg Beach is one of the Cape's top surfing beaches
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pools
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  • Asgard Valhalla Mossel Bay (86 Montagu St,) 7 rooms from £54

    One of Mossel Bay's most popular picks this Scandi-style stay provides self-catering accommodation (with optional breakfast) with beautiful interiors. Right along the Garden Route, it boasts an excellent location within walking distance of the beach and shops. A great value family stay.

    Beach Life  -  Scandi-style interiors with seaviews
    Fishing  -  Early morning fishing trips: bring home your catch and pop it on the 'braai'
    Diving  -  Mossel Bay is a famed shark cage diving spot
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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  • Cuningham's Island Guest House Knysna (Leisure Isle, Leisure Island,) 7 rooms from £54

    Located on the serene Leisure Isle, this owner-managed B&B provides a relaxing stay in an excellent location. Within walking distance of Bollard Bay, it is a perfect seaside escape. Well priced, guests can enjoy a home-cooked breakfast each morning. Charming rooms include private balconies.

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly located for exploring Knysna's attractions
    Value chic  -  A very elegant, great value stay
    Sights nearby  -  Knysna the Heads is moments away
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • Sixteen on Main Hermanus 5 rooms from £54

    Modern, well-priced guest house located in the heart of Hermanus town. This owner managed property provides guests with a comfortable stay within walking distance of its beautiful beaches. A hearty breakfast is served, with plenty of great restaurants nearby. Bikes are available for guests to use.

    Value chic  -  Excellent value stay within walking distance of town and Hermanus' beaches
    Great walks  -  Excellent walking trails through Fernkloof Nature Reserve
    Local markets  -  Hermanus Country Market is held every Saturday
    Sailing  -  Whale Watching Tours
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  • The Port Wine Guest House Calitzdorp 9 rooms from £54

    Dating back to 1830 this owner managed, traditional South African farm property provides guests with an authentic rural style. Antiques filled rooms include decorative four posters. Dine under established vines on the sun-dappled terrace and enjoy locally sourced food in their popular restaurant.

    Value chic  -  Excellent value in a charming setting
    Fishing  -  On the Gamkarivier
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Full of character
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  • Hoekie B&B Paternoster 4 rooms from £56

    Housed in a former fisherman's cottage, this intimate four-bedroom B&B is designed to be a coastal haven in which to relax and unwind. Sumptuous suites boast sea views, and you're but a few steps from the beach. Relax to the sound of the ocean with an outdoor massage. Adults only. Total relaxation.

    Beach Life  -  Stay in a traditional fisherman's cottage, right on the coast
    Great walks  -  Right on your front door, take a stroll along Paternoster beach
    Surfing  -  Bekbaai Beach is great for surfing and watersports
    Restrictions on children  -  Adults only
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  • Hermanus Beach Villa Hermanus 8 rooms from £56

    Charming beach hotel, a beautiful coastal walk from Hermanus town. Each of its eight rooms is beautifully decorated with views across the Atlantic Ocean, and include ensuite bathrooms and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. A delicious breakfast is served each morning with light snacks during the day.

    Value chic  -  Excellent value in a perfect coastal location
    Local markets  -  Held every Saturday, Hermanus Country Market is a favourite with locals and tourists
    Great walks  -  Grotto Beach is a five minute coastal cliff walk
    Traditional
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  • Moolmanshof B&B Swellendam 3 rooms from £57

    Dating back to 1798 this Cape Dutch farmhouse, located at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains includes a saltwater swimming pool, manicured gardens and your choice of B&B and self-catering options. Excellent value, plenty of family accommodation and outdoor activities; it's great for all ages.

    Families  -  Bring the kids and the dogs - excellent value for the whole family
    Fishing  -  Fishing within Bontebok National Park, just 5km away
    Sights nearby  -  An art lover's utopia: Kunste Huijs
    Kayaking  -  On the Buffelsjags Dam
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  • Goedemoed Farm Paarl 2 rooms from £57

    Intimate little two-bedroom guest house located on a working fruit farm, set amidst the Paarl Valley. Rooms are decorated and include en-suite bathrooms and French-doors opening out onto rolling grounds with an inviting pool. A charming stay.

    Value chic  -  An excellent value stay in a picturesque setting
    Sights nearby  -  Afrikaans Language Monument
    Great walks  -  Up to Paarl Mountain
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • Mont d'Or Swartberg Prince Albert 19 rooms from £57

    Right in the middle of Prince Albert's pretty high street, this picture perfect Cape Dutch hotel is the perfect base. Rooms are light and bright with antique pieces and all the modern amenities. A superb breakfast is served. Relax in the afternoon by an inviting pool. Excellent value.

    Local exploring  -  The perfect spot to explore the charming Prince Albert
    Local markets  -  The Saturday Market is a great place to pick up locally sourced produce
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • Long Street Hotel Cape Town 12 rooms from £58

    This lively little hotel, located right on Long Street provides stylish accommodation behind a traditional Victorian broekie-lace facade. Large rooms are decorated in creams and pastel hues, with many including private balconies, and monochrome bathrooms. Excellent bars and restaurants nearby.

    City Style  -  Right in the thick of it, this traditional Victorian style hotel is located in Cape Town's liveliest spot
    Local exploring  -  You're walking distance from some of the city's best restuarants, bars, and attractions
    Sights nearby  -  The V&A Waterfront is just 3km away
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
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  • aha Simon's Town Quayside Hotel Cape Town (Simon's Town,) 29 rooms from £58

    Overlooked by the majestic Simons Kloof mountains and within skipping distance of the quaint naval town of Simon's Town. Chic, modern interiors at a very inviting price. Large, spacious, air-conditioned rooms boast private balconies and contemporary bathrooms. Includes a superb breakfast.

    Value chic  -  Modern, stylish interiors at an excellent price
    Sailing  -  Sailing tours for shark, whale, and seal spotting (as well as diving) set off from Simonstown Harbour
    Sights nearby  -  Boulder's Beach and its penguin colony is a must visit
    Surfing  -  At nearby Muizenberg Beach
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  • Lekkerwijn Franschhoek (Groot Drakenstein) 10 rooms from £58

    Lekkerwijn is set in a 17th century country house, nestled in the valleys of Franschhoek. The charming rooms are decorated in a period style with antique furnishings-or you can choose to stay in one of the rustic-chic cottages. Relax in the sun by the pool! A fantastic family retreat.

    Value chic  -  An elegant coutnry house, surrounded by lush gardens at a great price-what more could you ask for?
    Weddings  -  An intimate venue which offers a well organised wedding package
    Country Escape  -  Lekkerwijn enjoys a fantastically peaceful rural location
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Stock Exchange Cape Town 33 rooms from £58

    This shiny new collection of apartments allows travellers to live like a local. Located in the trendy neighbourhood of Woodstock it is home to some of the city's best brunch spots and bars, and close to the CBD and V&A Waterfront. Bright, vintage-inspired interiors are the epitome of cool.

    City Style  -  In the midst of Cape Town's trendy Woodstock this hotel is as chic on the inside as it is outside
    Value chic  -  Excellent value, fabulous interiors, great location: live like a local
    Local markets  -  The Biscuit Mill houses plenty of pop up shops and trendy places to eat
    Sights nearby  -  The V&A Waterfont is just over 3km away
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  • Smugglers' Cottage Paternoster 3 rooms from £59

    An idiosyncratic guesthouse offering antique filled, gently nautical themed accommodation, right on the Atlantic coastline. Guests are well looked after by caring owners and with just three rooms its an intimate stay. There's an outdoor pool, honesty bar, and a hearty breakfast served each morning.

    Beach Life  -  A great family stay, right on the beach, with nautical rooms and plenty of watersports on offer
    Sights nearby  -  A little further along Paternoster Main Beach is lined with bars and eateries
    Surfing  -  A popular surfing spot, the nearby Bekbaai Beach
    Great walks  -  Along Bekbaai Beach
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  • Betty's Boutique Hotel Mossel Bay (Western Cape) 6 rooms from £60

    Quaint, quirky, one-of-a-kind. Dating back to 1903 this six-bedroom hotel provides a comfortable stay with ocean views. Each room features hardwood floors, floral quilts, colourful curios, and en-suite bathrooms. A delicious home-cooked breakfast and afternoon tea are served.

    Local exploring  -  Walking distance from many of Mossel Bay's attractions and just 1km from the sea
    Great walks  -  Along the pristing beauty that is Santos Beach, awarded Blue Flag status
    Sailing  -  Head in search for whales on a Romanza Boat trip
    Full of character
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  • The Hermitage Cape Town 2 rooms from £60

    Traditional Victorian townhouse located in the quaint locale of Kalk Bay. With just two guest rooms this property proves that the best things come in small packages. Boasting beautiful interiors, filled with antiques and artwork. There's a charming terrace where breakfast is served in the morning.

    Value chic  -  Couples will love this intimate, well priced, boutique guest house
    Sights nearby  -  Take the scenic coastal drive to Chapman's Peak
    Restrictions on children  -  Children cannot be accommodated at this hotel
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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  • Le Port Guesthouse Mossel Bay 4 rooms from £60

    Luxury guesthouse accommodation with views across the picturesque Mossel Bay. Each of Le Port's four rooms is decorated with French shabby chic flair. Home-away-from-home living provides guests with every comfort. Outdoor dining overlooking the pool is a welcome treat.

    Value chic  -  Excellent value in an excellent location
    Great walks  -  Santos Beach is just a 1km stroll away
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • Benguela Gansbaai 4 rooms from £61

    Intimate, elegant, boasting far-reaching views this family-run stay provides a very well-priced and excellently located stay - you're literally walking distance from the sights. Interiors are stylish with rustic accents - exposed brick and beams. Breakfast is served.

    Value chic  -  Excellent value for a charming seaside stay
    Diving  -  Shark cage dining in Gansbaai is a must
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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  • Basse Provence Country House Franschhoek (Western Cape) 9 rooms from £61

    Quintessential thatched Cape Dutch style building dating back to 1855. Comprised of seven homely suites, some featuring in room bathtubs. In addition there is a two bedroomed cottage - ideal for families. Outside there is a pool with vineyard vistas and plenty of walking trails.

    Sights nearby  -  Franschhoek town is just a scenic walk or short drive away.
    Great walks  -  Along the Franschhoek River.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate Stellenbosch (Bottelary Road,) 50 rooms from £62

    Well-priced golf and wine estate, boasting an excellent spa, provides a long list of ways in which to relax. Rooms are modern with luxurious fittings including private balconies looking out across the picturesque Stellenbosch valley. Chez Shiraz serves fine dining throughout the day.

    Total relaxation  -  Golf, spa treatments, and surrounded by Cape Town's wine regions
    Sights nearby  -  The historic town of Stellenbosch is a beautiful drive and an excellent lunch spot
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Spa
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  • De Zeekoe Guest Farm Oudtshoorn 21 rooms from £63

    Owners Paula & Boetie opened their farm to guests some 15-years ago, and have been charming visitors with their organic homegrown produce and delicious meals since then. Despite having grown in size, they still offer the same personable stay. Luxurious room, plenty of activities. A wonderful stay.

    Families  -  Cycling, kayaking, a kids club, and so much more: children will love!
    Active Holiday  -  With so much on offer you'll have to schedule in time for relaxation
    Sights nearby  -  The Safari Ostrich Show Farm is right next door, and a must visit!
    Kayaking  -  Available to rent at the hotel
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  • Cliff Cottage Hermanus 3 rooms from £63

    Traditional thatched cottage providing a family-friendly stay. Charming country inspired interiors, picturesque gardens, and roll-top baths. All this plus a delicious home-cooked or continental breakfast is served out on the terrace each morning. Walking distance from Hermanus town. Delightful.

    Value chic  -  Quaint, coastal accommodation at a great price
    Great walks  -  Take the coastal work into town or to Hermanus' Blue Flag beaches
    Sailing  -  Enjoy whale watching in Hermanus is between July and November
    Kayaking  -  Along The Klein River Lagoon
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  • The Potting Shed Hermanus 9 rooms from £63

    This charming family-run hotel provides both B&B and self-catering accommodation. An excellent choice for families: large rooms are decorated in a classic style, some opening up onto their own terrace. You're walking distance from town and the owners are very knowledgable about nearby activities.

    Families  -  With family suites and an excellent coastal location, it's a great family stay
    Sailing  -  Whales can be seen from the cliff paths and at the Old Harbour - or you can embark on a boat trip to get a closer look
    Kayaking  -  Where you can often spot cape fur seals, penguins, dolphins, cormorants and other sea birds
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • Karoo View Cottages Prince Albert 7 rooms from £64

    This collection of self-catering cottages is nestled on a rugged 'koppie' just 350m from the nearby town of Prince Albert. Your hosts, Howard and Marion ensure you are well looked after - expect to find every creature comfort in your private little cottage. Two pools and lots of activities.

    Families  -  An excellent family stay - you can even bring the dog along
    Fishing  -  Equipment is available to hire
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Full of character
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  • Wolvekraal Guest Farm Prince Albert 7 rooms from £64

    Seven retro-chic cottages located amidst the open plains of The Karoo. Excellent value, it's a perfect option for families wanting to spend some quality time together. Daily cycle excursions are available, plus plenty of excellent walking trails. A great stay in the great outdoors.

    Value chic  -  Excellent value family stay - pets are welcome on request
    Great walks  -  Superb hiking trails in the area
    Full of character
    Traditional
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  • Oceans Luxury Guest House Wilderness 9 rooms from £64

    Angular architecture meets soft furnishings, all complemented by The Western Cape's greatest luxury: sea views. Sprawling rooms include open-plan bathrooms. Breakfast is a veritable spread of fresh fruits cereals, pastries, and cooked-offerings. The ultimate beach hideaway.

    Value chic  -  Incredible value "off season" - although in our opinion, there's never a bad time to visit South Africa!
    Beach Life  -  Jaw-dropping views of the ocean from almost every room
    Great walks  -  Along the 14km of coastline, right from your front door
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Schulpoek House Hermanus 16 rooms from £66

    A stylish boutique hotel providing family-friendly accommodation with an inviting pool and coastal views. Each of its rooms is filled with light; minimalist decor is juxtaposed with quirky retro chairs. An indulgent breakfast is served each morning and you're walking distance from restaurants.

    Value chic  -  Stylish interiors, coastal location and great value
    Sailing  -  Whale watching, shark cage diving - there are plenty of excellent boat trips to embark upon
    Local markets  -  Hermanus Market is just 3km away
    Great walks  -  Along the 'The Cliff Path'
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  • The Vishuis Hermanus 3 rooms from £66

    The holiday house you wish you owned! A collection of charmingly decorated period coastal cottages. Choose from one and two bedroom self-catered accommodation. Ideal for families or a romantic bolt hole. With a kitchen, dining and living room (complete with fireplace), you'll feel right at home.

    Families  -  Beautiful self-catering cottage - ideal for a family stay
    Sailing  -  Famed for its whales boats depart daily in search of whales, seals, sharks and much more
    Local markets  -  Held every Saturday the Hermanus Country Market is a popular visit
    Great walks  -  Along the pristine Voelklip Beach
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  • White Shark Guest House Gansbaai 6 rooms from £66

    A casual yet inviting family-run guesthouse, this property is ideal for adventure seekers of all ages. Simple, stylish rooms look out across the Atlantic Ocean. A hearty breakfast is served each morning and you're within easy reach of several restaurants. Beautiful beaches are right on the doorstep.

    Families  -  A great value family stay, within walking distance of the beach and local eateries
    Diving  -  Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai departs from moments away
    Great walks  -  To the Dangerpoint Lighthouse, 5 km away
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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  • The Grand Daddy Cape Town 32 rooms from £67

    Dating back to 1879 this heritage hotel has been brought into the 21st-century. Boasting trendy interiors, choose from comfortable rooms to quirky airstream accommodation. Dine on fresh Mediterranean dishes at Thirty Ate or enjoy drinks at Daddy Cool or Sky Bar - there's even an outdoor cinema.

    City Style  -  Trendy, historic hotel located right in the heart of Cape Town's lively Long Street
    Value chic  -  Excellent value, quirky accommodation in a great location
    Sights nearby  -  The V&A Waterfront, and its many attractions, are just a short walk away
    Full of character
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  • New Stone Manor Mossel Bay 5 rooms from £67

    Dating back to 1880 this five-bedroom family home boasts a wraparound balcony to make the most of its coastal views. Heritage style interiors create a homely feel, whilst roll-top baths add to the charm. There's a pool, a proper South-African braai set-up, plus a hearty English breakfast is served.

    Value chic  -  Great value, traditional style accommodation
    Sights nearby  -  The unusual, Post Office Tree (yes, it really is a tree) was used by Portuguese explorers as a post office
    Great walks  -  The Blue Flag Santos Beach is just a 1km walk away
    Outstanding location
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  • Glen Hotel Cape Town 24 rooms from £59

    Our favourite gay-friendly hotel in Cape Town in Sea Point, a wonderful location near all the best restaurants and bars. Charming white on white suites with splashes of colour. Casually chic with fantastic personalised hospitality.

    Views  -  Wonderful views of Lion's Head and the Atlantic Ocean.
    Gay friendly
    Great walks  -  The Glen runs a half day tour of Cape Town's art galleries, trendy bars, museums, restaurants and heritage sights.
    Local markets  -  Check out Main Street for some great shopping.
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  • Tintswalo at Boulders Simon's Town (Simon's Town,) 13 rooms from £68

    This 13 bedroom property provides a superb stay within walking distance of Boulder's Beach and its resident penguins. Decorated in nautical palettes it provides a charming stay from which to explore. There's an inviting infinity pool with ocean views plus a delicious breakfast is served.

    Beach Life  -  Nautical inspired interiors with rooms opening out onto ocean views
    Sights nearby  -  Boulder's Beach and its African Penguin colony is a must visit - moments away
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll down to the charming Simonstown Harbour
    Sailing  -  Take a sunset cruise
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  • Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages Oudtshoorn,, Western Cape 15 rooms from £69

    Stay on this traditional working farm, located in the heart of the Little Karoo. Nestled in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains it provides plenty of outdoor activities. Quaint and comfortable rooms, manicured gardens including two pools, provides a charming base from which to explore.

    Back to Nature  -  Surrounded by beautiful gardens and natural wildlife, this hotel offers a great escape amidst nature
    Birdwatching  -  Almost 150 species of bird can be spotted, including the rare fish eagle
    Fishing  -  A spot of fishing for carp and bass on one of the hotel's many dams
    Swimming Pool  -  Two outdoor pools
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  • Villa Villekula Plettenberg Bay 3 rooms from £70

    One of a kind. This three-bedroom, family-owned eco-hotel is inhabited by numerous animals. A peaceful place, surrounded by beautiful countryside each of its retro rooms are brimming with refurbished furnishings and bucolic views. The Villa Villekula restaurant is very popular with guests.

    Country Escape  -  Surrounded by greenery and farmyard animals - you're not in the town here!
    Eco break  -  Built to eco standard it provides itself with all its own energy
    Great walks  -  Nature's Valley has miles of trails to be explored
    Sights nearby  -  Monkeyland Sanctuary is within walking distance
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  • Riverside Guest Lodge Oudtshoorn 6 rooms from £70

    Classically decorated rooms provide a luxurious base amidst acres of pristine farmland. Boasting a spa, suites and family cottages, beautiful gardens, and panoramic views, it is a great stay for all ages. A hearty breakfast is served in the morning - a great way to set you up for a day's exploring!

    Families  -  With so many outdoor and wildlife activities, families will love this country lodge
    Sights nearby  -  Meerkat Magic is just 2km away and fun for all the family
    Kayaking  -  On the Grobbelaars River
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • White Water Farm Stanford 9 rooms from £70

    Delightful, family friendly accommodation providing your choice of nine cottages set amidst rolling hills and vineyards. A beautiful, period stay, every room is filled with antiques and modern quirks. Private courtyard gardens are made for relaxing. Guests rave about the food - superb.

    Families  -  Flexible, homely accommodation - ideal for all ages
    Great walks  -  Through the Platbos Forest
    Fishing  -  Equipment to rent
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • Sea Star Lodge Gansbaai 4 rooms from £71

    Designed as a family home, this four-bedroom B&B still maintains a very homely feel. With modern interiors and colourful African flourishes, each of its rooms boasts stunning sea views. You're walking distance from the beach and there's plenty of excellent restaurants nearby.

    Beach Life  -  Right on De Kelders beach, it's the ultimate coastal stay
    Diving  -  Shark Diving is one of the most popular activities in Gansbaai
    Sights nearby  -  Klipgat Caves are worth a visit
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • Franskraal B&B Gansbaai (Western Cape) 3 rooms from £71

    An intimate, well-priced B&B boasting healthy breakfast and a convenient location, walking distance from the sights. Outside, the property makes the most of its far reaching views, inside, quaint rooms boast private terraces. A great stay.

    Beach Life  -  A great value stay walking distance from the beach
    Great walks  -  Excellent walking routes and treks - or simply down to the scenic harbour!
    Diving  -  Excellent shark cage diving trips
    Kayaking  -  Uilenkraals is under 1 km away
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  • aha The Rex Hotel Knysna 30 rooms from £71

    Just 300m from Knysna's bustling waterfront this property boasts an excellent location, within walking distance of its bars and restaurants. Modern, stylish rooms provide a comfortable stay with private balconies and all the mod-cons. A very tasty breakfast is included in the rate.

    Families  -  With family suites and plenty of activities in the local area
    Sailing  -  Featherbed Boat Cruises
    Great walks  -  Through Knysna Forest
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • 3 On Camps Bay Cape Town (Camps Bay,) 16 rooms from £72

    Well-priced, well-located this is a great option for every budget. A welcoming stay with far-reaching sea views. Quirky furnishings, bright artworks add a splash of unique character to every room, open-plan bathrooms make for a romantic feel. Indoor-outdoor dining is the perfect coastal living.

    Value chic  -  One of the best value hotels in an excellent neighbourhood
    Sights nearby  -  Camps Bay, Clifton Beach: there are excellent beaches right by the hotel
    Restrictions on children  -  Children above the age of 12 are welcome
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • The B.I.G. Backpackers Cape Town 19 rooms from £72

    Don't be fooled by the 'backpacker' tag, there are eight en-suite double rooms and one family room! This hotel offers superb service, ensuring your stay in Cape Town is an unforgettable one, all activities booked at the drop of a hat. Communal kitchen, living, dining, and outdoor braai. Great fun.

    Local exploring  -  Five minutes walk from The Waterfront you are excellently located
    Sights nearby  -  The MyCiti bus line, is just outside, and connects you to most of the city’s top sites
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Full of character
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  • The Post House Western Cape 15 rooms from £72

    Dating back to 1860, the little town of Greyton's post office has been converted into a delightful 15 bedroom guesthouse. Boasting quaint yet quirky interiors it's a surprising stay in this quiet town. With a pool, excellent coffee and freshly baked cakes, guests are well looked after.

    Value chic  -  A quirky little guesthouse boasting stylish interiors and a popular coffee shop
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Kayaking  -  Gobos River
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  • Whale Coast Hotel Hermanus 15 rooms from £74

    A stylish collection of self-catering apartments, this property provides guests with a real "crashpad" for exploring the Western Cape. With plenty of room, there is a fully stocked kitchen, living and dining area, as well as outdoor 'braai' spot. Walking distance from much of the action.

    Local exploring  -  A great base to explore the Western Cape - a true home away from home
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll to Old Harbour
    Restrictions on children
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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  • The Stableford House Plettenberg Bay 2 rooms from £75

    This charming owner managed guest house has just two-bedrooms but bundles of charm. With a sunny terrace, inviting pool, and beautifully decorated rooms its a very comfortable stay. Tea and coffee making facilities are available, as is a delicious English Breakfast each morning.

    Value chic  -  Great value, stylish accommodation. Adults only.
    Great walks  -  Robberg Nature Reserve has miles of great walks
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only
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  • Cinnamon House Wilderness 13 rooms from £75

    Popular B&B within the town of Wilderness, an easy drive from both The Waterfront and Victoria Bay. Stylish suites include views of Table Mountain. All include tea and coffee making facilities, en-suite bathrooms, and the best have balconies. An excellent breakfast spread is included.

    Value chic  -  Period features meets contemporary design, plus a delicious breakfast included in the rate - all for under £100 a night.
    Great walks  -  Victoria Bay, its beautiful beaches and many walks is just a short drive away
    Sights nearby  -  Ratanga Junction theme park is just a short drive away
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • The Manor House Cape Town 4 rooms from £75

    Elegant, sophisticated four-bedroom manor house. Each room is filled to the rafters with antiques and includes plenty of traditional features: exposed beams, hardwood floors, and capacious four-posters, with private terraces. There are very opulent dining and living rooms. A grown-up stay.

    Romantic Break  -  Lavish rooms and private terraces: this excellently located hotel is adult's only
    Great walks  -  Through the nearby De Waal Park
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Restrictions on children  -  Adults only
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  • Simon’s Town Guest House Cape Town 5 rooms from £77

    A great little family-owned guesthouse in the residential Dido Valley location. Rooms are decorated in a modern-Afro style with smart bathrooms and large baths. Balconies boast epic sea views. You're a short drive from all the action: Boulder's Beach and Simon's Town. A great breakfast is served.

    Total relaxation  -  Located in the sleepy Dido Valley, yet close to the beaches of Boulders and Muizenberg
    Diving  -  Divers can explore, to their hearts content the cool waters of False Bay, teaming with wildlife, including sharks!
    Fishing  -  Deep Sea fishing boats disembark from Simon's Town harbour
    Great walks  -  At 30km, False Bay has plenty of excellent coastal walks
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • Under Milkwood Resort Knysna 16 rooms from £79

    Family-friendly accommodation located on the shores of Knysna Lagoon. Wooden-clad chalets make you feel like you're camping in the great outdoors and they boast views across the water. Including kitchen, living and dining rooms, it's a home away from home. Plenty of activities nearby.

    Active Holiday  -  Right on the Knysna Lagoon, guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to activities
    Sailing  -  Take a boat out to Featherbed Nature Reserve and explore by diving, walking, snorkelling, or cycling
    Sights nearby  -  Located right along Knysna the Heads it's a perfect photo oppurtunity
    Kayaking  -  Are available to guests to take out on the lagoon
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  • Falcons View Manor Knysna 11 rooms from £79

    Smart and refined this historic manor house provides a five-star stay. Choose from fine dining in the restaurant or take a stroll into town in search of Knysna's delicacy: oysters. Beautifully decorated rooms include vibrant wallpaper, private balconies, enormous beds, and large bathrooms.

    Romantic Break  -  Couples love this hotel - luxurious rooms, fine dining, and excellently located
    Great walks  -  Along the pristine Brenton-on-Sea, Buffalo Bay, and Bollard Bay
    Sailing  -  Knysna Waterfront is moments away
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • Le Ballon Rouge Franschhoek 8 rooms from £80

    Dating back to 1904 this traditional Victorian broekie-laced hotel provides intimate accommodation just of Franschhoek's pretty high street. Each of its eight rooms are filled with original features such as exposed beams and roll top baths, the best have a private hot tub. A great value stay.

    Value chic  -  Great value accommodation in an excellent location
    Great walks  -  Along Franschhoek's beautiful high street, lined in award winning restaurants and boutiques
    Sights nearby  -  You're a short drive from Swellendam, and some of the Western Cape's most scenic drives
    Restrictions on children  -  Children above the age of 12 can be accommodated
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  • Three Boutique Hotel Cape Town 18 rooms from £80

    Located in a heritage building, its colonaded balconies and formal white facade provide sophisticated lodgings. Walking distance from town, there is an inviting pool and a sunny roof terrace with panoramic views of The Twelve Apostles. Relax in your sprawling suite, and bathroom, with all mod cons.

    Local exploring  -  A quiet spot in the heart of the city; many of the main attractions are within walking distance
    Sights nearby  -  The V&A Waterfront is 4km away
    Great walks  -  De Waal Park is moments away
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • Hout Bay Manor Cape Town (Scott Estate,) 17 rooms from £80

    Overlooking Hout Bay's harbour, Hout Bay Manor enjoys an enviable location and beautifully appointed rooms. Dating back to 1871, the interiors reflect its heritage status and the bohemian character of its locale: four-poster beds, plush fabrics, and vibrant décor. A superb breakfast is served.

    Local exploring  -  A perfect base for exploring Cape Town, its vineyards, and the Southern Suburbs
    Fishing  -  Embark on a fishing trip - Hout Bay is a working fishing habour and there are plenty of charters departing daily
    Local markets  -  The Hout Bay Crafts Market is held every Sunday from 10 am
    Great walks  -  Along Hout Bay beach and its harbour
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  • 9 Fern Rest George 2 rooms from £80

    Quaint little two-bedroom cottage set amidst manicured gardens, against the backdrop of the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains. Ideal for families, this open-plan living includes indoor and outdoor lounge and dining areas, as well as a fully-equipped kitchen. Plenty of activities nearby.

    Families  -  Enormous gardens and spacious living: a great holiday home for families
    Local markets  -  Held every Saturday morning, Outeniqua Farmers' Market is popular with locals and tourists alike
    Sights nearby  -  Children will enjoy strawberry picking at Redberry Farm
    Great walks  -  Moments from the Garden Route Botanical Gardens
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  • One Marine Drive Hermanus 5 rooms from £80

    Fabulous interiors, this chic hotel is decorated in a quirky modern style: leafy wallpapers, with bold pinks and blues. By summer rooms are light and airy, by winter cosy with a fireplace. Take a stroll along Cliff Path into town, and don't forget to keep a lookout for whales. Superb breakfast.

    Value chic  -  Stylish interiors, excellent location, very well priced
    Sailing  -  No trip to Hermanus would be complete without a spot of whale watching
    Great walks  -  Walking and cycling through Fernkloof Nature Reserve - just 5km away
    Local markets  -  Held every Saturday Hermanus Country Market is a popular spot
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  • La Splendida Cape Town 24 rooms from £81

    Chic, modern, and well-priced - right in the heart of thriving Green Point. Light filled rooms boast sea views and quirky interiors. You're walking distance from much of the action and lots of great restaurants. The in house restaurant Sótano serves up delicious Mediterranean dishes and cocktails.

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly located, you're a short stroll from all the action
    City Style  -  Sleek, stylish, and well priced
    Local markets  -  Green Point Market is a great place to pick up local handicrafts
    Sights nearby  -  The V&A Waterfront is just a 15 minute walk away
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  • Calitzdorp Country House Calitzdorp 5 rooms from £83

    With spectacular views of the Swartberg Mountains and acres of vineyards below, this five-bedroom country house provides guests with a homely and intimate stay. Adults only, it is a very relaxing stay, and even better, well-priced. Each of the good-sized rooms boasts far-reaching views. Charming.

    Country Escape  -  A peaceful stay amidst the rolling hills of Calitzdorp
    Great walks  -  Make the 5 km walk to Calitzdorp Dam
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Kayaking  -  Nell's River
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  • Schoone Oordt Country House Swellendam 10 rooms from £83

    A Victorian house well-known in the area for its beauty and history; Schoone Oordt Country House provides dreamlike accommodation in a village location. Superb dining in The Conservatory restaurant is an experience in itself. Wander through the rose garden or enjoy a treatment in-room. Divine.

    Foodies  -  One for the gourmand: the kitchen team rustles up works of art with Swellendam's local fare
    Romantic Break  -  Beautiful Victorian accommodation, claw-foot tubs, fine dining, and spa treatments
    Great walks  -  The hotel is surrounded by woodland with beautiful walking trails
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Diamant Estate Paarl 3 rooms from £83

    Dating back to 1692 Diamant Estate is an excellent example of classic Cape Dutch style architecture. Rooms include plenty of original features: exposed beams, colourful tiles, and are filled with antique pieces. Dawid Kriel rustles up some gourmet dining options, with award-winning options nearby.

    Country Escape  -  A traditional Cape Dutch style property surrounded by the rolling Paarl countryside
    Sights nearby  -  Take a drive up to Afrikaans Language Monument
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Full of character
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  • A Boat House Cape Town (Cape Town,) 6 rooms from £84

    Each of the Boat House's six suites bear nautical names. Fully equipped and elegantly furnished, all include en-suite bathrooms and views across False Bay. Your hosts ensure you'll feel right at home, starting with a cooked breakfast. Walking distance from Simon's Town and Boulder's Beach.

    Beach Life  -  Nautical style accommodation in a beachside location
    Great walks  -  Along Boulder's Beach, accommpanied by Africa's penguin population! Just 1km away: it's a must
    Diving  -  Shark boat tours and cage diving take off from the harbour, moments away
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the shops and cafés of the quaint coastal town, Simon's Town
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  • Jardin d'ébène Boutique Guesthouse Cape Town 5 rooms from £85

    Quaint five-bedroom hotel in the residential suburb of Tamboerskloof. Despite its colonila facade, rooms are decorated in a modern-African style, with plenty of raw materials and organic textiles. Al fresco breakfasts are a treat, as is the plunge pool. Attentive hosts make yours a personable stay.

    Value chic  -  Very good value for such levels of service and this location
    Sights nearby  -  The Old Biscuit Mill is the favourite spot of Cape Town's trendy young things
    Local markets  -  Stroll over to Green Market Square (open every day, but Sunday)
    Swimming Pool  -  Plunge pool
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  • Hermanus Beachfront Lodge Hermanus 5 rooms from £85

    Overlooking the 25th green of the popular Hermanus Golf Club this modern B&B provides a comfortable stay. Right on the coast, guests can spot whales passing by in season. Beautiful year round its large suites, some including kitchenettes, provide a spacious stay. A great option.

    Beach Life  -  Right along the coastline, enjoy views of the ocean and coastal walks
    Great walks  -  The coastal walk into town is a beautiful stroll, where you can spot whales and 'dussies' (rock rabbits)
    Local markets  -  Each Saturday, Hermanus Country Market is a favourite spot
    Restrictions on children  -  Adults only
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  • Moontide Guest Lodge Wilderness 8 rooms from £86

    One of the first properties to be built in the charming village of Wilderness, this 1920's thatched-lodge provides comfortable accommodation in a beautifully serene location, along the banks of Touwsrivier. Vaulted rooms are very cosy and include rolltop baths. A homecooked breakfast is served.

    Families  -  With a bounty of outdoor activities, families will love
    Active Holiday  -  Plenty of on site and nearby activities
    Sights nearby  -  Spot migrating whales in season from Dolphin’s Point
    Great walks  -  Explore The Garden Route Botanical Gardens
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  • Baruch on 35 Rhodes Stellenbosch 5 rooms from £86

    A quirky guest house, just moments from Stellenbosch's historic town. Colourful rooms are decorated with vibrant wallpaper, antique furnishings, vintage books, and artworks from around the world. Some include charming private balconies. A delightful hotel in a great location.

    Value chic  -  A great value stay, perfectly located
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Full of character
    Quirky  -  An experience!
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  • Aan de Oever Guest House Swellendam 16 rooms from £86

    Historic Cape Dutch-style farmhouse, located at the foothills of the Langeberg Mountains. There are plenty of outdoor activities available: horse riding, kayaking, walks, and cycling, as well as a bounty of ways to relax. Antique filled rooms include original features and roll top baths.

    Families  -  Excellent family accommodation in a beautiful countryside setting
    Kayaking  -  On the Koorlands River
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Full of character
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  • Dutch Manor Antique Hotel Cape Town 6 rooms from £86

    This historic hotel, dating back to 1812, is located in a corner of Cape Town steeped in heritage. Entering its doors stepping into a bygone era. Polished oak furniture, creaking floorboards, and classic bathrooms. Bo Kaap, The Waterfront, and much more are within walking distance. Very elegant.

    Local exploring  -  Located in a historic part of town, you're walking distance from much of the action
    Sights nearby  -  Explore historic Cape Town, Bo Kaap, Company Gardens, and the Houses of Parliment
    Sailing  -  Boats set off regularly from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
    Great walks  -  Take a hike up to Table Mountain (or the cable cart)
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • Mariner's Guesthouse Cape Town 10 rooms from £86

    Charming coastal accommodation with an excellent price tag. Luxurious rooms and living areas make the most of its coastal views. A sumptuous breakfast is included in the rate plus there's an inviting outdoor pool. Great value, great location. A much-recommended stay.

    Value chic  -  Great value accommodation in an excellent coastal location
    Sailing  -  Simon's Town Pier is the place for boat trips across False Bay
    Sights nearby  -  The penguin colony's Boulders Beach is a must visit
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • Nova Constantia Boutique Residence Cape Town 8 rooms from £86

    An excellent boutique offering located down a leafy residential road in upmarket Constantia. Plush suites are decorated in crushed velvet and feature whirpool baths. The Premier Suite has its own hot tub. Enjoy a game of tennis or an afternoon swim. A scrumptious breakfast is included in the rate.

    Fishing  -  Catch a fish supper in Hout Bay harbour.
    Private Hot Tub
    Spa
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • Rietfontein Ostrich Palace Calitzdorp (Western Cape,) 7 rooms from £87

    Glamorous accommodation located on a working ostrich farm, in a picturesque setting between Calitzdorp and Oudtshoorn. Boasting a popular restaurant, serving locally sourced food and "excellent" coffee. Relax in the manicured gardens, enjoy an al fresco picnic, or by the pool. A charming stay.

    Country Escape  -  Beautiful suites in a stunning rural location
    Great walks  -  There are some excellent walking trails directly from the hotel
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • The Cape Milner Cape Town 57 rooms from £88

    Modern, stylish interiors, perfectly located equidistance between Cape Town and its beaches. All the mod cons are provided, plus there's a pool, gym, and spa. Large suites are decorated in muted hues and include en-suite bathrooms. All this plus a superb breakfast.

    City Style  -  A well priced stay within easy reach of some of Cape Town's main attractions and beaches
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the historic neighbourhood of Bo Kaap
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • Swellendam Country Lodge Swellendam 6 rooms from £89

    Luxurious country lodge at the foothills of the Langeberg Mountains yet within walking distance of nearby restaurants. Large rooms open up onto private terraces or enjoy mountain views. There's a sparkling pool, massage facilities, plus an indulgent English breakfast is served each morning.

    Total relaxation  -  Charming country lodge boasting beautiful grounds, an inviting pool, and spa treatments
    Fishing  -  Fishing in Bontebok National Park which is just 2 km away
    Great walks  -  Through the Marloth Nature Reserve, just 2kms away
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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  • Asara Wine Estate & Hotel Stellenbosch 41 rooms from £89

    Elegant, adults-only accommodation in the rolling Stellenbosch valley. Rooms are bright and contemporary with all the mod cons, spacious bathrooms and views across the vineyards beyond. There is a spa, plus several dining options: French, Italian, and local South African favourites. Very relaxing.

    Total relaxation  -  Wine tasting, spa treatments, and adults only - pure bliss
    Cooking classes  -  With the finest local ingredients learn some classic South African favourites
    Sights nearby  -  Take a drive to the popular Gordons Bay Beach
    Minimum Stay  -  Two night minimum stay
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