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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Still not sure?
- You could refine your search to just the best places to stay in Cape Town.
- Or why not take a look at our winelands collection, including Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, and Swellendam.
- For a coastal stay, Hermanus, Plettenberg Bay, Pringle Bay, Gansbaai, Paternoster, and Knysna?
- Or take a look at our Garden Route collection.
- If you're still not sure, contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
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 staySights nearby - Safari Ostrich Show Farm is just 6km awaySwimming Pool - Outdoor poolTraditional
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 idyllValue chic - Excellent value in a beautiful locationGreat walks - There are some excellent trails, leading directly from the hotelCooking classes - Learn the local flavours with an in-kitchen cooking lesson
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 travellersSailing - Boat trips take off from Romanza, just 6 km awaySurfing - On nearby Mossel BaySeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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 RouteValue chic - Excellent value for the whole familyGreat walks - There are miles of coastal pathways to be exploredFishing - Do as the locals do in this sleepy fishing town
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 attractionsValue chic - Equal parts chic and excellent valueGreat walks - The beautiful Garden Route Botanical Gardens, within close proximity, are well worth a visitSights nearby - There are plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance
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 locationGreat walks - Through the Garden Route Botanical Gardens, a short stroll awaySwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
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 seaviewsFishing - Early morning fishing trips: bring home your catch and pop it on the 'braai'Diving - Mossel Bay is a famed shark cage diving spotSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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 packageCountry Escape - Lekkerwijn enjoys a fantastically peaceful rural locationSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorRecommended by - I Escape
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 seaGreat walks - Along the pristing beauty that is Santos Beach, awarded Blue Flag statusSailing - Head in search for whales on a Romanza Boat tripFull of character
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 locationGreat walks - Santos Beach is just a 1km stroll awaySeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
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 hotelSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
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 accommodationSights nearby - The unusual, Post Office Tree (yes, it really is a tree) was used by Portuguese explorers as a post officeGreat walks - The Blue Flag Santos Beach is just a 1km walk awayOutstanding location
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 friendlyGreat 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.
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 energyGreat walks - Nature's Valley has miles of trails to be exploredSights nearby - Monkeyland Sanctuary is within walking distance
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 walksSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolRestrictions on children - Adult only
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 awaySights nearby - Ratanga Junction theme park is just a short drive awaySwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
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 familiesLocal markets - Held every Saturday morning, Outeniqua Farmers' Market is popular with locals and tourists alikeSights nearby - Children will enjoy strawberry picking at Redberry FarmGreat walks - Moments from the Garden Route Botanical Gardens
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 TubSpaSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Alkantmooi Private Nature Reserve Plettenberg Bay 9 rooms from £92
Sleek and stylish accommodation right on the edge of Keurbooms Nature Conservation Park. Its secluded location allows for stunning views and total tranquillity. Individual suites and cottages include kitchens, dining, and living areas, perfect for families. A bounty of sights in the area.Back to Nature - Luxury accommodation on the boarders of Keurbooms Nature Conservation ParkSights nearby - From monkeys to elephants, wolves, birds, and many of 'The Big Five' - there are numerous animal sanctuaries with a 15km driveKayaking - Along the Bitou RiverSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Edenbrook Country Manor Plettenberg Bay (Plettenberg Bay,) 20 rooms from £93
The Garden of Eden! Nestled amidst 40 acres of manicured grounds, this colonial-style accommodation provides a most elegant stay in rural Edenbrook. Each of its rooms is filled with antique furnishings, complemented by modern bathrooms with roll-top baths. Excellent breakfast, a pool, and spa.Country Escape - Experience 'The Good Life' in this historic country manorLocal markets - Held every Saturday, Harkerville Farmers Market is popular amongst locals and touristsBirdwatching - Edenbrook's forty acres are home to some rare birdlife, including the Knysna LoerieGreat walks - Along the pristine Robberg Beach, just 15-minutes drive away
Auberge Burgundy Hermanus 7200 19 rooms from £73
A charming Provencal-style guesthouse offering gorgeous mountain and sea views. Simple yet elegant rooms feature white-on-white style with pine and cane furniture. Surrounded by pretty gardens, terraces and boasting a lovely pool. A laid-back base to explore the region from.Local exploring - Close to local restaurants, the craft market, boutiques, art galleries and quaint shopping malls, with the beach just 50 m awayViews - Boasting a splendid setting between mountains and seaGreat walks - Great walks and nature tours down by Walker BayRestrictions on children - Adult only
Cape Heritage Hotel Cape Town City Centre 15 rooms from £94
Cool and comfy townhouse hotel with 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.Sights nearby - For a day trip, visit the infamous Robben Island, eight miles from the hotel.Great walks - No trip to Cape Town is complete without a trip up Table Mountain.Fishing - Take a fishing trip out from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.Full of character
Malvern Manor George 3 rooms from £98
Charming three-bedroom guesthouse, located on a working dairy farm. Owners Sandra and Michael are excellent hosts: "nothing is too much trouble". Enjoy a homemade breakfast, and soak up the South African sunshine from the saltwater pool. Chic suites and homely interiors make for a comfortable stay.Country Escape - Located on a working dairy farm this traditional style Cape Dutch house is the ultimate rural escapeSailing - Whale watching, seal spotting, shark diving: all can be booked through the propertySights nearby - Another working farm, you can pick your own berries at Redberry Strawberry FarmGreat walks - There are plenty of excellent walks right from the property
Boschendal Farm Cottages Franschhoek 7690 45 rooms from £76
An authentic agritourism with all produce grown on the farm and served in the restaurant. Self-catered cottages are impeccably styled with soft hues, clean lines and luxurious bathrooms. Perks include a farm spa and many wine-focused activities. An indulgent rural escape.Eco break - Authentic agritourism experience: all you eat here is ethically raised and the farm hosts many ‘farm-to-table’ workshopsFamilies - Great for families - the self-contained cottages with kitchenettes make them feel like a little homeHideaway - Really more suitable for those self-sufficient travellers who are looking for real privacy and spaceSights nearby - Boschendal boasts immaculate award winning gardens that are a haven of serenity and beautyRecommended by - I Escape
Cornerway House Plettenberg Bay 7 rooms from £98
With quaint and colourful interiors, this pet-friendly hotel is within walking distance of town and the beach. Dotted around picturesque cottage gardens each of its characterful rooms provide a comfortable stay. Guests can soak up the sun by the saltwater pool and look forward to a superb breakfast.Beach Life - Just a short walk to the famous golden sands of Robberg BeachRomantic Break - Cosy couples stay (well-behaved children allowed)Great walks - The 'Blue Flag' awarded Robberg Beach is a pristine 7 minute walk awaySurfing - Pick up a board and a cup of coffee at Surf Cafe
Bonne Esperance Stellenbosch Central 15 rooms from £78
A boutique hotel set on an oak-lined street in the centre of the pretty town of Stellenbosch. The Victorian exterior opens onto elegant contemporary interiors. Light and spacious with geometric patterns and sharp lines. Surrounded by pretty gardens and offering easy access to the town's attractions.Local exploring - Perfectly placed with as easy access to the town's attractions as the surrounding mountains and wineriesGreat walks - Take long walks along the trails running across Stellenbosch MountainLocal markets - The Slow Market offers a variety of fine foods and winesHideaway - Tranquil and intimate.
Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa George 100 rooms from £101
Designed for indulgence this hotel boasts an on-site 18-hole golf course, a bounty of spa packages, as well as lavish interiors and fine-dining. Enjoy breakfast in Cucina and sundowners in The Clubhouse. Perfectly located for exploring The Garden Route.Total relaxation - Lavish suites, a spa, golfing, and fine dining: bliss!Swimming Pool - Outdoor poolDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
An African Villa Cape Town 12 rooms from £89
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. Walking distance from some of Cape Town's best restaurants and bars. A stylish city escape.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorFull of characterBarefoot Luxury - For total relaxation.Views - Great views from hotelRecommended by - I Escape, Frommers
Hlangana Lodge Oudtshoorn, Western Cape 18 rooms from £103
This peaceful and homely guesthouse set in exotic landscaped gardens makes the perfect base for exploring Oudtshoorn, the Cango Caves and surrounding area along the Garden Route.Sights nearby - Explore the nearby Cango Caves.Full of characterRomantic - Good for couples.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa Franschhoek (Western Cape) 79 rooms from £105
A 79 room hotel with a homely boutique feel. Light filled bedrooms are extremely comfortable, decorated in soft palettes and featuring sparkling bathrooms with movie star mirrors. A delectable breakfast spread is served as well as a seasonal à la carte menu at DISH. Camelot spa is not to be missed.Great walks - Traverse the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve.Views - Great views from hotelSpaSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Anlin Beach House Plettenberg Bay 5 rooms from £106
You couldn't ask for a more convenient location, moments from the beach. Choose from self-catering apartments to B&B accommodation. Contemporary style rooms include tea and coffee making facilities and en-suite bathrooms. A continental breakfast is served.Beach Life - A stone's throw from the beautiful Plettenberg BaySailing - Ocean Blue Adventures takes dolphin, whale, and sea watching toursGreat walks - Robberg Nature Reserve has miles and miles of scenic walksSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
21 Roux Street Franschhoek (Western Cape) 3 rooms from £106
This beautiful guesthouse provides just three rooms - thoughtfully decorated suites. Featuring antiques, pastoral paintings and other classic decor touches. The garden is Mediterranean in style and picture perfect with an inviting pool. No restaurant but a delicious breakfast is served.Sights nearby - The French Huguenot Monument is within walking distance.
Welgelegen Cape Town 13 rooms from £112
Well-located and chic guesthouse in a leafy cul-de-sac of Cape Town. The elegant and comfy rooms are tastefully decorated and adorned with personal charm. An urban sanctuary for families or city visitors near to the best restaurants, bars, and museums.Families - Perfect location for checking out Cape Town with all the family - plus the nearby De Waal Park will keep the kids happy!Local markets - Visit the Pan African Market and Greenmarket Square for great souvenir shopping.Great walks - Under 13 km to the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.Sights nearby - The Iziko South African Museum is just minutes away.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Twice Central Stellenbosch Central, 7 rooms from £89
Both stylish yet homely this small guesthouse is a chic spot set near the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. Impeccably styled rooms feature contemporary fixtures, boldly patterned fabrics and the best has a free-standing bath. The living areas are equally well designed. A hip choice.Active Holiday - Surrounded by the Jonkershoek Mountains, a popular destination with hikers, mountain bikers, birders and nature loversGreat walks - The Jonkershoek Nature Reserve has hiking trails, from easy to relatively difficultLocal markets - Sample local produce at the Slow Food Market held every SaturdayLively area - In the thick of the action.
Arabella Hotel & Spa Hermanus (Hermanus,) 145 rooms from £118
A coastal country estate and relaxing haven - known for its golf course and award winning spa Arabella's caters to all tastes. Rooms are modern with African accents, private balconies and huge jacuzzi baths. There are indoor and outdoor pools plus fine dining options. Relaxing and indulgent.Families - So many activities packed into one space we defy you to try them all! This plus family suites and babysitting facilitiesRomantic Break - Fine dining and sprawling rooms with private jacuzzi bathsSpa breaks - Boasting an award winning spa with an extensive menuSwimming Pool - Indoor and outdoor pool
Hunter's Country House Plettenberg Bay 19 rooms from £118
Unequivocally luxurious, Hunter's Country House is a fine example of a wilderness lodge. In the rooms, no detail has been overlooked. Capacious four-posters beds command the room and lavish bathrooms include roll-top baths. Family cottages include their own pool. Fine dining, spa treatments. Divine.Families - Family suites and more activities than you could complete in a month of SundaysCountry Escape - A luxury lodge nestled in some of The Western Cape's most beautiful countrysideRomantic Break - Sumptuous suites and romantic dining make this a perfect couples escapeSights nearby - Birds of Eden is the world's largest 'free flight' sanctuary
Rickety Bridge Manor House Franschhoek (Western Cape) 3 rooms from £119
An intimate three bedroom manor house, located within Rickety Bridge Wine Estate. Ensconced by the Franschhoek Valley and verdant vineyards. Charming rooms, up in the rafters feature exposed beams, antique furnishing and roll-top baths. There is an outdoor pool and homely sitting rooms.Restrictions on children - Children older than 16 years are welcome.Great walks - Along the nearby Franschhoek River.Secluded setting - For escaping.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Penelope's Guesthouse Stellenbosch (Blaauwklippen,) 4 rooms from £93
A well appointed guesthouse in the heart of Stellenbosch wine country. Four bright rooms have a homely (yet chic) feel with white walls, terracotta tiled floors and lovely garden views. Indulge on hearty breakfasts, take a cooling dip in the pool and enjoy sampling local wines on the leafy terrace.Local exploring - With easy access to Stellenbosch as well as award winning wine estates and the surrounding mountains there's plenty to do!Sights nearby - Stellenbosch University is an internationally accredited university with an idyllic campus at the heart of this picturesque townLocal markets - Wander through the Slow Food Market (held on Saturdays) and sample local produceGreat walks - Stellenbosch Mountain is a popular walking and mountain biking destination
Van der Stel Manor Stellenbosch (Mostertsdrift,) 10 rooms from £120
Restored Cape Dutch guesthouse offering luxurious suites in an elegant building surrounded by lush gardens with a relaxing outdoor pool. Complimentary breakfast included and served on the pretty terrace; and there are many dining options in the picturesque town of Stellenbosch, a cultural hotspot.Local exploring - Numerous shops, art galleries, museums, coffee shops, restaurants and other attractions of Stellenbosch are in easy distanceSights nearby - Stellenbosch University is an internationally accredited university with an idyllic campus at the heart of this picturesque townLocal markets - The Slow Market offers a variety of fine foods and wines; Blaauwklippen Family Market on Sundays offers a range of fresh produceGreat walks - Stellenbosch Mountain is a popular walking and mountain biking destination
Marine Manor on the Beach Mossel Bay (Western Cape) 8 rooms from £123
With its stunning coastal location, Marine Manor on the Beach is a perfect stay for families and couples. Suites, decorated in light and breezy nautical palettes, boast unrivalled sea views and enormous en-suite bathrooms. Dining is superb plus there are plenty of excellent restaurants close by.Families - Beautiful family suites and lots of activities to keep everyone busySights nearby - A little further afield, children will love exploring the Cango Caves or nearby ostrich farmsSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Sailing - Can be booked nearby.
Molenvliet Wine & Guest Estate Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch 6 rooms from £130
Stunning accommodation set within a winery in an area known for its outstanding produce. Think high-luxury with elegant contemporary interiors overlooking breathtaking mountain views from large (well-placed) windows. Explore the nearby nature reserve and a wine sampling session is naturally a must!Active Holiday - Surrounded by the Jonkershoek Mountains, popular with hikers, mountain bikers, birders and nature loversFoodies - Set in the beautiful Cape wine lands, many first-class wine and gourmet food optionsGreat walks - The Jonkershoek Nature Reserve has hiking trails with varying levels of difficultyViews - The property offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards
Hawksmoor House Stellenbosch (East-Rural) 15 rooms from £134
Hawksmoor House is set on a farm along the Stellenbosch Wine route. This tranquil property offers chic, elegant accommodation featuring antique furnishings. Relax by the pool soaking up the sun and taking in the views of Table Mountain! A fantastic country retreat offering hearty breakfasts.Families - The ideal family getaway on this homely working farm offering family suites plenty of space and a lovely poolLocal exploring - Close enough for you to nip into Capetown and explore, right on the edge of the WinelandsWeddings - Hawksmoor House offers a scenic, historic and authentic location for your big dayGreat walks - The winelands is home to plenty of stunning hiking trailsRecommended by - Michelin Travel, I Escape
Aquavit Plettenberg Bay 5 rooms from £135
Boasting panoramic views of the Bahia Formosa Bay and the Tsitsikamma Mountains, sit out on the terrace and watch whales passing by in the season. Bright and airy interiors make the most of those vistas and an excellent breakfast is served out on the terrace.Romantic Break - A great stay for couples with plenty of nature based activitiesGreat walks - Robberg Beach is a secluded beach, perfect for long walksSailing - Take a private boat to spot whales and sealsSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Milkwood Manor Plettenberg Bay 12 rooms from £137
One of Plettenberg Bay's most popular stays this 12-bedroom Georgian manor house enjoys a stunning location, overlooking Keurbooms River lagoon; ensconced by the Tsitsikamma Mountains. A full English or continental breakfast is served out on the terrace of their Lemon Grass restaurant.Romantic Break - Catering to adults, it's a very sophisticated stayKayaking - Explore the Bitou River on one of the hotel's kayaks, available to use free of chargeGreat walks - Walk on down to the pristine Hobie BeachSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Buffelsdam Country House Plettenberg Bay 7 rooms from £140
An elegant country retreat this seven-bedroom property boasts a showstopper of an infinity pool as well as wrap-around views. Each of its rooms is modern and spacious with tea-and-coffee-making facilities and large bathrooms. Nature's Valley and Plettenberg Bay are a short drive away. A great stay.Local exploring - Equidistant between the popular Plettenberg Bay and Nature's Valley attractions, there is plenty to exploreCountry Escape - Surrounded by the beautiful bucolic scenery this hotel provides a relaxing rural staySwimming Pool - Outdoor poolTraditional
Hunneyball House Stellenbosch Central, 6 rooms from £110
A charming boutique property in the heart of Stellenbosch. Cosy yet chic rooms feature polished wooden floors, crisp white linen and modern bathrooms. A garden pool is the perfect place to come and unwind besides and indulgent home-cooked meals are served. A lovely home away from home.Local exploring - Boasting easy access to Stellenbosch's numerous galleries, museums and boutique shops as well as the region's many wineriesSights nearby - Stellenbosch University is an internationally accredited university with an idyllic campus at the heart of this picturesque townGreat walks - The Jonkershoek State Forest and Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve offer lovely walking and hiking trailsLocal markets - The Slow Market offers a variety of fine foods and wines
Summerwood Guest House Stellenbosch (Mostertsdrift,) 8 rooms from £111
A family run luxury guesthouse set in the heart of the charming town of Stellenbosch. Elegant rooms are simply dressed with soft grey and white hues, large windows and private terraces. The expansive leafy garden and swimming pool are a real draw.Local exploring - Ideally placed to explore the charming town of Stellenbosch and its surrounding winelandsGreat walks - The Jonkershoek State Forest and Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve offer a number of hiking trailsLocal markets - The Slow Market offers a variety of fine foods and wines
La Petite Ferme Franschhoek (Cape Town) 12 rooms from £142
Famed vineyard with gourmet restaurant La Petite Ferme's hotel could not be anything but superb. Suites decorated in soft palettes feature breathtaking pastoral views, and some private plunge pools. Located within easy reach of the charming town of Franschhoek and even more excellent restaurants.Great walks - A downhill stroll wander into the quaint town of Franschhoek.Sights nearby - The French Huguenot's memorial is just a short walk away.Views - Great views from hotelRomantic - Good for couples.
Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel Paternoster 14 rooms from £145
A coastal hotel comprising of just 14 secluded suites all boasting spectacular sea views. Design has been kept simple with white washed walls, cleanly designed furniture and luxurious bathrooms. Staff are ever helpful, the cuisine delicious and wine collection excellent. A chic escape.Total relaxation - A coastal property designed for simply unwinding.Great walks - Take long walks along the miles of stunning beaches.Kayaking - Take out a kayak and visit the penguin colony.Restrictions on children - Adult only.
The Bungalow Plettenberg Bay 7 rooms from £150
A super stylish and fun guest house. Rooms are comprised of both dorm and private accommodation - but the entire hotel breathes a youthful spirit. Modern beach-chic interiors, a great restaurant and very popular 'Happy Hour' makes it a winning cocktail. Walking distance from Plettenberg Bay.Local exploring - Stylish and fun accommodation in a great locationSurfing - Learn to surf or stand up paddle board: a great way to keep fitDiving - 'Offshore Adventures' provides seal and shark diving toursKayaking - Tke out a sea kayak and paddle in search for dolphins
Southern Cross Beach House Plettenberg Bay 5 rooms from £150
This rose-covered white-wood colonial structure enjoys far-reaching views of the ocean. Quaint rooms, decorated in soft hues, floral motifs, and filled with antique pieces and wicker furnishings. Tea out on the terrace is utterly relaxing, followed by a stroll to the beach. Bliss.Beach Life - The property's verandah looks directly over the beach where whales can sometimes be spottedGreat walks - Set out from the property and take long walks along the beachSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.On the beach - In front of the hotel.
Sugarbird Manor Stellenbosch 13 rooms from £119
A stylish hotel set on a working protea farm on the outskirts of picturesque Stellenbosch. Bright rooms benefit from simple minimalist style, fabulous views and exceptionally large and indulgent bathrooms. Take long walks before returning for a dip in the lovely infinity pool. Rural perfection.Hideaway - Set in an enviable position in the picturesque Devon valley this is the perfect base to relax in total peace and quietViews - Views across vineyards and valley to Simonsberg, Stellenbosch and the Helderberg Mountains, Somerset West and False BayLocal markets - The Slow Market offers a variety of fine foods and wines
Vineyard Hotel Cape Town (Colinton Road, Newlands) 178 rooms from £154
A Cape Country house on six acres of stunning gardens, in Newlands. The sleek and chic decor exudes calm, with white on white and clean lines. A one of a kind retreat with phenomenal spa facilities and gourmet cuisine. A oasis of clam, ten minutes from the center of Cape Town.Spa breaks - The international Banyan Tree Resort’s Angsana Spa offers unique experiences from highly trained therapists.Swimming Pool - Indoor and Outdoor interlinked PoolRestaurant - Award-winning Myoga restaurant.Spa - Award-winning spa.Recommended by - Frommers
Majeka House Stellenbosch (Cape Town) 23 rooms from £158
Fun, modern hotel featuring beautifully upholstered furnishings, state of the art bathrooms and statement murals and wallpapering. The hotel has a total of four pools plus a relaxing spa and hammam. Its Makaron Restaurant is famed for its superlative cuisine. Prime wine country, foodies will love.Local markets - tellenbosch Organic Farmers Market has a superb collection of fine foods.Swimming Pool - Indoor and outdoor.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.Spa
Alta Bay Cape Town (Higgovale) 3 rooms from 165
A stylish small B&B with gorgeous airy suites with private terraces and wonderful views of the bay. Slightly off-centre - a charming place of relaxation for an intimate and low-key city break.Views - Wonderful views of the Bay.City StyleRestrictions on children - Babies and children over 6 are welcome.Great walks - Good for walkers.Recommended by - Frommers
Sky Villa Plettenberg Bay 14 rooms from £170
Sprawling suites are decorated in fashionable prints and deep hues. Boasting far reaching views across the bay there is fine dining at the restaurant and an inviting bar serving tempting cocktails. Take in the pool, spa, or begin the day with a session in the gym followed by an indulgent breakfast.Romantic Break - Lavish suites, spa services, and fine dining - great for couplesSights nearby - Walking distance from bars and restaurantsSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
The Robertson Small Hotel Robertson (Robertson,) 10 rooms from £171
Robertson's only 5* hotel, this Victorian design property offers a slice of indulgence in the heart of wine country. The chic light-filled rooms are furnished with an effortless elegance and charm. Relax with a drink at the EM bar and try out their wide variety of wines. A peaceful spot!Country Escape - Make the most of this off the beaten track gem, wander the streets of the quaint town and the tranquil surrounding countrysideTotal relaxation - Lounge by the pool, sample the extensive wine list and take full advantage of the extensive spa treatments on offerFoodies - The Small Restaurant serves simple, sophisticated, seasonal Italian-inspired dishesGreat walks - Head off on gorgeous long walks around the surrounding nature reservesRecommended by - CN Traveller, Kiwi Collection
Fynbos Ridge Country House Plettenberg Bay 5 rooms from £172
A classic example of a Cape-Dutch style home, this property offers idyllic country living. Both B&B and self-catering options are available but with home-made bread on the menu in the morning, we'd recommend the former. Spacious rooms feature modern bathrooms and pastoral views. A peaceful stay.Families - With self-catering options available, family cottages, and plenty of activities close by - all ages will love thisSights nearby - Located on the edge of the Fynbos Ridge Private Nature ReserveSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolTraditional
Cape Cadogan Cape Town (8001 8001 8001) 12 rooms from £173
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.Local exploring - Set in a swanky Cape Town neighbourhood and within walking distance of many of the city's main attractions.Great walks - Take a sunset walk along the nearby Clifton Beach.Romantic - Good for couples.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
An Ocean Watch Guest House Plettenberg Bay 6 rooms from £175
Six charming guestrooms, decorated in nautical hues and themes, boast beautiful sea views. An excellent breakfast, of fresh fruits, pastries, and a full English breakfast, is served. Spend an afternoon lounging by the infinity pool, or take a walk into town, with its numerous bars and restaurants.Romantic Break - Couples love this place with its fine dining and seaviewsGreat walks - Down to Hobie Beach with its bars and restaurantsSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
The Jordan Suites Vlottenberg, Stellenbosch 7604 12 rooms from £139
Contemporary suites set amidst rolling hills on a picturesque wine estate. Spacious and secluded the accommodation offers simple classic style, think: soft hues, modern bathrooms and floor to ceiling windows. Complete with gourmet restaurant and plenty of opportunity to taste the estate's produce.Foodies - The estate boasts a gourmet restaurant with a weekly changing menu all, naturally, paired with their award winning winesLocal exploring - An easy drive to Stellenbosch, scenic rural areas and world-class wine estatesLocal markets - The Slow Market offers a variety of fine foods and wines; Blaauwklippen Family Market on Sundays offers a range of fresh produce
Views Boutique Hotel & Spa George 26 rooms from £180
Nestled upon a cliff-edge this hotel offers modern, spacious interiors decorated in nautical palettes of sky and sea. Rooms are wonderfully spacious, with the best including sea views and capacious baths. Choose from self-catering options and some excellent spa treatments. An indulgent stay.Great walks - Along the pristine Wilderness BeachSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Views - Great views from hotel
Kensington Place Cape Town 8 rooms from £185
A small stylish hotel in Higgovale, on the Table Mountain foothills. This intimate spot puts emphasis on peace and tranquillity, each room comes with private balcony, most with phenomenal views of the city and bay. Check out nearby Kloof Street, Capetown's hottest spot for restaurants and bars.City Style - An elegant hotel within range of all the trendy sites of Capetown.Views - Fantastic views over Table Bay.Sights nearby - Visit Robben Island - the former prison where Nelson Mandela spent most of his 27 years of imprisonmentRestrictions on children - No children under the age of 12 are accepted.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
Steenberg Hotel Cape Town (Tokai) 24 rooms from £185
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.Historic - The farmhouses are now a national monument - built in 1682, the first registered farm in SAWine tasting - In the Constantia Valley - home to a great deal of award-winning winesGolf - World-championship golf course on the Steenberg EstateViews - Lovely views over False Bay
Cellars-Hohenort Cape Town (Constantia) 48 rooms from £186
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 will make it hard to leave. Blissful.Wine tasting - As a restored winery-estate manor house they of course still have their own vineyards and hold tastings.Foodies - With two award winning restaurants and their own vineyard this is foodie heaven!Child friendly - All children are welcome. Babysitting services available.Garden - One of the finest privately owned gardens in the world.Recommended by - Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Relais & Chateaux
Hillfarm House Stellenbosch (Ida's Valley,) 3 rooms from £150
Situated in the wonderfully picturesque and verdant Ida's Valley just five minutes from Stellenbosch. Interiors have a classical french feel with large sash windows, antiques and original artworks. Breakfast is an indulgent affair, there's a gorgeous pool and always a warm welcome. Fabulous.Hideaway - Overlooks a stunningly beautiful valley and is surrounded by lovely flower gardens and farmlandsViews - With stunning views of the surrounding mountains and vineyardsLocal markets - The Slow Market offers a variety of fine foods and winesGreat walks - Stellenbosch Mountain is a popular walking destination
African Oceans Mossel Bay 5 rooms from £216
Stylish, modern suites, each boasting sea views. Every room has unique decor with vibrant colours and large en-suite bathrooms. Private alfresco dining makes for a romantic evening and the cuisine is exemplary and all locally sourced. A great place to stay in a superb location.Romantic Break - Private dining and picnic platters: this property provides some great couples experiencesBeach Life - Rooms boasting seaviews remind you that you're never too far from the beach!Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Batavia Boutique Hotel Stellenbosch 9 rooms from £173
A classical 19th century guesthouse in the heart of historic Stellenbosch. Elegant interiors feature a choice selection of antiques alongside fireplaces, chandeliers and wooden floors. With a peaceful terrace, swimming pool and 5-star service this is a haven of relaxation.Local exploring - Ideally placed within walking distance of Stellenbosch's many attractionsGreat walks - Hike through the picturesque Jonkershoek State Forest or Assegaaibosch Nature ReserveLocal markets - The Slow Market offers a variety of fine foods and wines
Grand Dedale Wellington, Western Cape (PO Box 453) 7 rooms from £231
Grand Dedale enjoys a splendidly peaceful location nestled in a valley on the 380 hectares of Doolhof Wine Estate. This restored manor house offers chic boutique accommodation, luxurious interiors and lovely bathrooms. Enjoy four course dinners of game and seafood. A top-notch country escape!Active Holiday - There are a wide array of activities to get you out and about in Grand Dedale's surrounding countrysideCountry Escape - Feel a million miles away from all your worries at this tranquil rural spotGreat walks - Head off on the two km River Walk or explore Limietbeg Nature Reserve's nine hiking trails!Fishing - There are plenty of good trout fishing spots located nearbyRecommended by - I Escape, CN Traveller
The Robberg Beach Lodge Plettenberg Bay 29 rooms from £235
Bright and contemporary, enjoying far-reaching views across Plettenberg Bay. Choose from doubles, family suites, and cottage accommodation. Light-filled rooms are decorated in nautical hues of sand and sea. All include tea and coffee making machines and ensuite bathrooms. Just a walk from the beach.Beach Life - With its own private walkway to the beach and unspoilt views, it's the perfect beach breakGreat walks - Take a stroll down to Plettenberg BaySwimming Pool - Outdoor poolSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Coopmanhuijs Hotel Stellenbosch 16 rooms from £192
Stylish boutique accommodation in a Stellenobosch town listed building. Elegant rooms are light and bright and filled with a choice selection of antiques. For a small hotel this space has extensive facilities including a spa, swimming pool, wine bar and excellent South African restaurant. Fabulous!Local exploring - Perfectly positioned with Stellenbosch's art galleries, museums, shops and restaurants within easy walking distanceLocal markets - The Slow Market offers a variety of fine foods and wines; Blaauwklippen Family Market on Sundays offers a range of fresh produceGreat walks - Stellenbosch Mountain is a popular walking and mountain biking destination
Le Quartier Francais Franschhoek (Cape Town) 21 rooms from £262
Locals flock here for brunch, lunch and dinner; tourists scramble for a room. Twenty-one colourfully decorated rooms feature gorgeous upholstery and some, private pools. There are three in-house fine dining options plus plenty more right on your doorstep. A firm Franschhoek favourite.Restrictions on children - Children cannot be accommodated at this hotel.Swimming Pool - Outdoor pool.Spa
Periwinkle Lodge Plettenberg Bay 5 rooms from £273
A modern hotel moments from the ocean is perfect for couples and families. Spacious suites are decorated in bright and airy nautical palettes, the best boast unspoilt sea views. An airy living room is a perfect place to relax with a book or soak up the sun in the infinity pool. Very stylish.Beach Life - Nautical palettes, balconies that open up onto the ocean: you can't forget that you're right on the sea hereGreat walks - Along the seemingly endless Robberg BeachKayaking - on the Bitou RiverSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Emily Moon River Lodge Plettenberg Bay 10 rooms from £279
Utterly charming. Emily Moon River Lodge is filled with Indian, African, and Balinese interiors. This eclectic stay provides guests with a magical hideaway on the banks of the Piesang River. Open fires, al fresco dining, and home-cooked food all make this a winning stay. Outdoor activities abound.Kayaking - Hire kayaks and set out along the Piesang RiverGreat walks - Along the endless Robberg BeachFishing - On the Bitou RiverSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
Fancourt Hotel George 68 rooms from £293
The ultimate leisurely getaway. With nearby golfing, an indulgent spa, and both a kids club and teenager's lounge, there is something for everyone. Plush suites are the height of luxury with soft furnishings and large ensuites. Enjoy a casual drink at The Club Lounge or fine dining at Henry White's.Total relaxation - Spa? Golf? The Great Outdoors? However you relax, there are plenty of optionsSailing - Take a ferry out onto Knysna LagoonSwimming Pool - Indoor and outdoor poolsViews - Great views from hotel
Holden Manz Franschhoek 5 rooms from £305
Holden Manz is situated on a wine estate between the Franschhoek and Stony Brook rivers. This country house offers spacious accommodation and smart bathrooms, whilst their Franschhoek kitchen serves up absolutely stunning dishes for you to try! Relax in the sun by the pool. A top country retreat.Country Escape - A stunning location and exquisite cuisine make Holden Manz the ideal spot for a romantic country escapeTotal relaxation - Feel a million miles away from all your worries as you unwind in their spaRemote - Off the beaten track.Secluded setting - For escaping.Recommended by - I Escape
Mont Rochelle Franschhoek 26 rooms from £306
A Virgin Limited Edition property set in spectacular rural surrounds in one of South Africa's finest wine growing regions. Classically designed throughout with soft hues, clean lines and plenty of light. A fabulous restaurant makes for romantic evenings and glorious spa is utterly spoiling. Bliss.Country Escape - A tranquil property set amidst rolling vineyards and with epic mountain views.Outstanding locationSecluded setting - For escaping.Views - Great views from hotelRecommended by - Tablet
Grande Provence Franschhoek 7690 7 rooms from £244
Luxury boutique hotel with quaint Dutch-style buildings and lush gardens. Stay in the self-contained cottage, villa or suites, with pools attached. The exemplary restaurant serves seasonal local produce with a great choice of quality wines. A serene base from which to explore this charming region.Active Holiday - Many active ways to explore the area; hire mountain or quad bikes and follow valley paths, up mountains and alongside lakesSwimming Pool - There are two pools; one at the Owner’s Cottage, and one private pool for guests staying in La Provençale Villa in the VineyardsSpa - There isn’t a designated spa here, but therapists are on hand to perform pampering services all day longRestrictions on children - Children of all ages are welcome, but it’s best suited to older kids and teenagersRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
The Thatch House R43 Hermanus 7200 6 rooms from £257
Tranquil, cosy thatched retreat with expansive suites, set in exquisite rolling gardens in the middle of the wine country. With top-notch restaurant and a relaxing pool, as well as many outdoor activities in the area for those wanting to explore.Hideaway - An exclusive boutique hotel offering respite from everyday life, in an exquisite natural setting overlooking the Hermanus LagoonKayaking - Departing from the Old Harbour, you'll have views of the mountains and the stretch of coastline as you glide across the oceanGreat walks - Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the region by foot or bicycle during their stay, with many winding country and mountain pathsViews - Views over the Hermanus Lagoon and of the magnificent Cape Fold Mountains
The Twelve Apostles Hotel Cape Town (Camps Bay) 70 rooms from £337
This classic and comfortable hotel is all about location with terrific sea and mountain views. Hourly shuttles mean it’s also well placed for the beaches at Camps Bay and the V&A Waterfront.Diving - Explore the Two Oceans or if you are feeling brave experience a shark dive.Surfing - Muizenberg Beach is considered one of the best surf spots in the world.Birdwatching - The surrounding coastline is great for birdwatching.Great walks - Take a hike up the spectacular Table Mountain.
Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse Western Cape 5 rooms from £354
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 specialBack to Nature - This plush Victorian guesthouse sits on 6000 acres of private nature reserve populated with a wide variety of animalsRomantic Break - Take a pampering and indulgent break- with attentive staff, excellent food, stunning suites and breathtaking viewsActive Holiday - Apart from game drives guests can enjoy hiking, cycling rowing, kayaking, fishing or wind-surfingFull board - Price quoted is on a full board basis and includes two activities per day plus use of kayaks, bikes etc.Recommended by - I Escape
Compass House Boutique Hotel Cape Town (Bantry Bay,) 8 rooms from £281
A luxury boutique hotel situated just minutes from the beach in the dramatic Bantry Bay area. Swish rooms are all white on white style with unbeatable sea views. Plump for a suite and benefit from the particularly indulgent bathrooms. Get pampered in the spa and easy enjoy easy access to the city.Local exploring - Perfectly positioned just steps from the Atlantic and less than 10 minutes from the centre of townRomantic Break - Exclusive, tranquil and adult only - the ideal spot for twoSights nearby - The Waterfront, just a short drive away, is a hub of activity and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens are well worth a visitDesigner - Much of the furniture has been custom-designed for each room
Leeu House Franschhoek 12 rooms from £368
A quaint Cape Dutch style hotel, located right along picturesque Franschhoek's bustling high street. Family friendly, and walking distance from some of Cape Town's best restaurants, this 12-bedroom hotel is a perfect base, ticking all the right boxes.Local exploring - Perfectly located for all that Franschhoek has to offerGreat walks - Explore the Mont Rochelle Nature ReserveSights nearby - The Huguenot MonumentSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
Lanzerac Hotel & Spa Jonkershoek, Stellenbosch 7600 48 rooms from £288
Old-world grandeur meets modern comfort at this historic wine estate. Individually styled rooms are fantastically decadent and downstairs each common area is grander than the next. Truly a haven, set amongst rolling vineyards and lush gardens with a state of the art spa and gourmet dining options!Total relaxation - Tranquil country retreat on a beautiful working wine estate complete with a full service spaSwimming Pool - Two outdoor pools and one heated indoor pool
Abalone House & Spa Paternoster (Bek Bay) 10 rooms from £370
Abalone House & Spa is located in the coastal village of Paternoster, Western Cape. This 5* property offers ten boutique suites with some boasting splendid sea views. Enjoy scrumptious meals at the Reuben restaurant or a bottle of champagne in the rooftop jacuzzi! Wonderfully romantic.Romantic Break - Abalone House & Spa offers luxurious accommodation, gorgeous sea views and a quiet atmosphere-ideal for a romantic getawayTotal relaxation - Take advantage of their extensive spa treatments and bask in the fresh sea airGreat walks - Wander along Paternoster beach at sunset and take in the incredible viewsBirdwatching - There are over 200 species of birds in Abalone House's surounding area!Recommended by - I Escape
Babylonstoren Western Cape 12 rooms from £374
Babylonstoren is a restored Cape Dutch farm set in the remote rural hamlet of Simondium. The elegant interiors offer various original details-think wooden farm doors, fireplaces and stone walls-contrasted with modern kitchens and bathrooms. Enjoy exquisite meals from the organic gardens- heaven!Honeymoons - A truly uniue spot- unfussy elegance with a modern flare, spectacular views, unbeatable food and plenty of wine!Total relaxation - Forget about all your worries at this stunningly tranquil spot and make use of their spa facilitiesEco break - Everything grown in their incredible garden is edible and chemical-free- utter organic indulgence!!Fishing - Head off to Berg River and find a nice spot for a quiet afternoon fishingRecommended by - I Escape, Kiwi Collection, Great Small Hotels
The Plettenberg Hotel Plettenberg Bay 35 rooms from £377
Providing Plettenberg Bay's ultimate five-star stay, this hotel pulls out all the stops. All of its exquisitely decorated rooms, boast unrivalled sea views. There is an indulgent spa, not one but two pools, fine dining, and plenty of activities to keep all ages happy. One of our top picks in Plett.Romantic Break - The jewel in Plettenberg Bay's crown, this luxurious hotel is a treat for couplesSailing - Ocean Blue provides whale, seal, and dolphin watching excursionsSights nearby - Bloukrans bungee jump is the world’s highest at 216mGreat walks - Down the path to Lookout Beach
Gondwana Game Reserve Western Cape 28 rooms from £427
A four-hour drive from Cape Town airport, this 26,000-acre private game reserve provides the ultimate Out Of Africa experience, in a convenient location. Rustic luxury lodges are perfect for couples and the family. There's a spa, fine dining, as well as enough activities to keep you busy for weeks!Families - Cycling, horse safari, fishing, hiking, as well as a dedicated kids club - they'll never want to leaveBack to Nature - Choose between the African bushveld and its rugged coastlineKids Club - Fully staffed.Romantic - Good for couples.
Kurland Hotel Plettenberg Bay 12 rooms from £445
Luxury guesthouse located in The Crags with excellent equestrian facilities in the area. Individually decorated rooms are filled to the rafters with antique pieces, mix-and-match fabrics, ornate lamps and enormous beds. There's a spa and an inviting outdoor pool, plus acres to be explored.Country Escape - Horse riding and rural tracks: Kurland Hotel lets its guests experience country livingFamilies - There is so much to get packed into your stay here. Children will love it!Great walks - Along Natures Valley Beach - an area of incredible rugged beautySights nearby - Knysna Elephant Sanctuary and Monkeyland are just 2km away
Leeu Estates Franschhoek (Western Cape) 20 rooms from £477
Located in the charming Franschhoek Valley, nestled amidst 68 acres of working vineyards lies one of South Africa's most luxurious new hotels. This elegant 19th century Manor House blends colonial and African interiors to great effect. Fine dining and fine wines complete the package. Divine.Romantic Break - A popular honeymooner's destination Leeu estates includes indulgent rooms, spa and fine diningFoodies - Award winning wines paired with gourmet dishes - plus Franschhoek is a foodie's meccaGreat walks - Through the Franschhoek Valley and its beautiful fynbosRestrictions on children - Children above the age of six permitted
Ellerman House Cape Town (Bantry Bay,) 13 rooms from £526
A 13-bedroom Edwardian mansion house overlooking the dramatic Bantry Bay. Fine dining, wine tasting, an impressive art collection, and a team of impeccable staff ready to help you with your every need. Bedrooms are decorated with plush fabrics and lots of extras! A gorgeous stay in a great location.Beach Life - Overlooking Bantry Bay and walking distance from Clifton's most fashionable beachesFoodies - Fine dining plus wine tasting means this is a must for any gourmandRomantic Break - Sea views, plush rooms, fine dining, and an excellent wine menuGood wine list - Wine tasting availableRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Birkenhead House Hermanus 11 rooms from £546
Former family owned holiday home turned hotel Birkenhead House is the address in Hermanus for whale watching. A two-hour scenic drive from Cape Town it is well worth the trip. On brand colourful interiors courtesy of The Royal Portfolio it is the perfect family holiday or romantic retreat.Families - A perfect family break - excellent food and enough to tire out even the most activeBack to Nature - The Atlantic Ocean is right on your doorstep - a great stay for wildlife loversRomantic Break - Utterly indulgent, Birkenhead House's wild backdrop makes for a romantic escapeGreat walks - Take a walk along the coastal path into town
One & Only Cape Town Cape Town 131 rooms from £434
Balancing convenience and luxury, this is the ultimate urban resort with an enormous pool, award-winning spa and fantastic views of the iconic Table Mountain. Boasting three gourmet restaurants and mere steps from the hip V&A Waterfront's shops and bars, with lots on offer for kids too- a real gem!City Style - Situated in the hip and happening V&A Waterfront, very close to trendy bars, restaurants and galleriesSights nearby - From the heights of Table Mountain to the penguins of Boulder’s Beach there is a long list of things to see and do in Cape TownViews - Great views from hotelKids Club - Fully staffed.
The Old Rectory Plettenberg Bay (Plettenberg Bay, 6600,) 36 rooms from £449
A beachfront boutique hotel with simple yet elegant design and interiors furnished with stylish decor and artworks. Featuring pretty gardens surrounding the pool, easy access to beaches and an indulgent spa. Spend days enjoying leisurely walks and seaside activities. A relaxing stay.Hideaway - Inspires long alfresco lunches of just-caught seafood and local wines, spa sessions and walks along the white-sand beachGreat walks - Plettenberg Bay is surrounded by some of the Garden Route’s most beautiful and wildlife-rich landscapeSwimming Pool - The saltwater pool is at the center of the garden, surrounded by decking and shade-giving treesSpa - The Sanctuary Spa is in a historic, thatch-roofed buildingRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Tsala Treetop Lodges Plettenberg Bay 16 rooms from £692
Utterly magical treetop accommodation just 10km from Plettenberg Bay. Perfect for romantics and families alike, these luxury suites offer luxury at new heights. Sumptuous interiors, indulgent dining, and plenty of activities nearby. Enjoy massage in-room as you gaze out across the canopy. Bliss.Romantic Break - Luxury suites, fine dining, enveloped in nature: it's the perfect romantic retreatFamilies - Kids will love the tree-top accommodation as well as the bounty of activitiesHideaway - Magical treetop accommodation makes for the perfect hideawaySailing - Whale, dolphin and seal watching from Plettenberg Bay
Cape Grace Hotel Cape Town 120 rooms from £744
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 own balcony.Romantic Break - Enjoy a couple's massage followed by drinks and dinner on your penthouse patio with Jacuzzi to boot!City Style - A perfect blend of African and European influnces, old and new, in a prime location.Spa - A great variety of treatments available in the in-house spaViews - Panoramic views of Table Mountain and the marinaRecommended by - Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
River Manor Boutique Hotel Stellenbosch Central, 18 rooms from £586
A pretty boutique guesthouse spread between two manor houses in Stellenbosch town centre. Chic and airy interiors are elegantly dressed with soft hues and dark wooden furniture. Boasting a lovely pool set in a pretty landscaped garden. A tranquil base to explore the region from.Local exploring - Boasting a very central location, ideal for exploring the historic town by footGreat walks - Explore some of the hiking trails running through Jonkershoek State Forest and Assegaaibosch Nature ReserveLocal markets - The Slow Market offers a variety of fine foods and winesHideaway - Tranquil and intimate.
La Residence, Franschhoek Franschhoek (Western Cape) 16 rooms from £782
A visual feast, everywhere you look the eye falls on some exotic antique or painting. Each unique suite is decorated in the colours and fabrics of a maharajah's palace, a miniature Versailles or a Moroccan harem. Utter indulgence continues right through to the dining and the award winning spa.Restrictions on children - Children above the age of 12 are permitted.Swimming Pool - Outdoor pool.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.5* Luxury - Very high service standards.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
The Silo Cape Town 28 rooms from £908
A former grain silo, this 28-bedroom hotel, is located on Cape Town's bustling Waterfront. The city's most hotly anticipated hotel it is a haven for the arts and 21st-century luxury. Each of its bedrooms is the height of lavish decor with bathrooms worthy of a ballroom, hence the hefty price tag.City Style - The number one address on Cape Town's Waterfront, in fact Cape Town itselfGreat walks - Perambulate Cape Town's Waterfront, Company Gardens, and some of the city's most notable historic spotsSwimming Pool - RooftopRomantic - Good for couples.
Delaire Graff Estate Stellenbosch 10 rooms from £1073
Nestled between magnificent mountains and the vineyards of Stellenbosch, offering a full-service spa, an on-site winery and choice of two critically acclaimed restaurants. Stunning views and gorgeous gardens surround the property. An ideal spot for foodies seeking a stylish country retreat.Foodies - Food and wine are features here, with bottles born of the very soil that surrounds you. Food is fresh, local, and innovativeHills & mountains - Anchored on the vineyard-clad slopes of Botmanskop, high above the gorgeous Helshoogte PassViews - The drive sweeps upwards through a pristine garden to arrive at what is arguably the Cape’s most stupendous mountain viewGreat walks - Follow some pretty or more demanding mountain trails to experience stunning views, or explore the nearby nature reservesRecommended by - Kiwi Collection