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“Dating back to 1682 this traditional farmhouse provides some old-world charm accompanied by some new-world wines. Dine at Catharina’s or the relaxed but equally sophisticated Bistro Sixteen82. Modern luxuries come in the form of a pool, spa, and golf course. Lavish rooms complete the stay.”

“Dating back to 1682 this traditional farmhouse provides some old-world charm accompanied by some new-world wines. Dine at Catharina’s or the relaxed but equally sophisticated Bistro Sixteen82. Modern luxuries come in the form of a pool, spa, and golf course. Lavish rooms complete the stay.”

Hotel Review

Located on the Cape’s first farm (est.1682), Steenberg Hotel offers faultless hospitability, fine food and wines amid beautiful vineyards. Dotted around the grounds are modern colourful sculptures by South African artist Edoardo Villa, a contrast to the whitewashed buildings. The staff are fantastic and always one step ahead in an entirely unobtrusive manner. The bedrooms have freshly-cut flowers and luxurious linen, while recently refurbished bathrooms are contemporary with organic products. Situated in the original winery, Catharina’s restaurant offers fine dining and delicious breakfasts. Alternatively, hop on the shuttle – or meander through the vines on foot or by bicycle – to sample the wines at Bistro Sixteen82 with its tapas-style menu. Back at the hotel, there’s a swimming pool, an 18-hole golf course and spa, while a shuttle will take you to nearby locations if you can tear yourself away from relaxing within the grounds.

Recommended for
  • Families
  • As well as two family rooms for 4, there are a two or three bed suite with private patio and pools.
  • Foodies
  • Located on a working vineyard, with excellent dining options: gourmands will love
  • Golf
  • The hotel has its own World Championship 18-hole golf course
  • Spa breaks
  • Spa, golf course: there's something for everyone
 

Written by Helena Hamlyn

Recommended For

  • Families
  • As well as two family rooms for 4, there are a two or three bed suite with private patio and pools.
  • Foodies
  • Located on a working vineyard, with excellent dining options: gourmands will love
  • Golf
  • The hotel has its own World Championship 18-hole golf course
  • Spa breaks
  • Spa, golf course: there's something for everyone
  • Cycling
  • Borrow one of the complimentary bikes and explore the surrounding countryside
  • Sights nearby
  • The charming coastal towns of FIsh Hoek and Hout Bay are within easy reach
  • Riding
  • Constantia is rider's country: explore its rolling hills on horseback
  • Wine tasting
  • Right on your doorstep! You're staying on a working vineyard
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Book a treatment in the spa for total relaxation
  • Great walks
  • Restaurant
  • Two restaurants which are very popular with the locals, serving authentic South African cuisine
  • Historic
  • The farmhouses are now a national monument - built in 1682, the first registered farm in SA
  • Views
  • Lovely views over False Bay
  • Luxury
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Wedding license
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Country House
  • Colonial
  • Good wine list
  • Hills & mountains
  • Spa
  • Boutique
  • Chic
  • Antiques
  • Child friendly
  • Romantic
  • Disabled access
  • Wellbeing
  • Traditional
  • Four poster beds

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Two restaurants which are very popular with the locals, serving authentic South African cuisine
  • Views
  • Lovely views over False Bay
  • Parking
  • Free of charge
  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Surcharge
  • Towelling robes
  • Bar
  • Wedding license
  • Safe
  • Fireplace
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Outdoor dining
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Massage
  • No pets
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Good wine list
  • Sitting Room
  • Spa
  • Garden
  • Child friendly
  • Room service
  • Disabled access
  • Suites
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Four poster beds
  • Wifi

Activities

  • Golf
  • The hotel has its own World Championship 18-hole golf course
  • Cycling
  • Borrow one of the complimentary bikes and explore the surrounding countryside
  • Sights nearby
  • The charming coastal towns of FIsh Hoek and Hout Bay are within easy reach
  • Riding
  • Constantia is rider's country: explore its rolling hills on horseback
  • Wine tasting
  • Right on your doorstep! You're staying on a working vineyard
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Book a treatment in the spa for total relaxation
  • Great walks

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See What They Say

Why do people love staying in your hotel? We are lucky to have a loyal clientele who love what the hotel offers, from the tranquil setting, the spectacular gardens, the luxury of the rooms and the amazing food offerings, not to mention the golf and personalised service. We also offer complimentary transfers to the waterfront daily as well as to local restaurants, allowing guests to completely relax and enjoy the wonderful food and wine the Cape offers.


What is there to do in the area? Mountain biking and hiking Horse riding Surfing Kirstenbosch Gardens with the popular snake walk Wine Tasting at the oldest wine farms in South Africa Visit the Penguins at Boulders Beach KalkBay and HoutBay authentic shops and markets


What kind of breakfast do you offer? Complimentary full English Breakfast


Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally? Yes, we have two Restaurants located on Steenberg 1. Catharina’s Restaurant that offer Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner : This is our Fine Dining Restaurant and Chef Archie serves beautiful locally sourced products. He can also be quite adventurous sometimes which is what we love in South Africa. 2. Bistro Sixteen82 is also open for Breakfast, Lunch and Tapas : More relaxed dining experience located next to our Tasting Room. Chef Kerry serves amazing relaxed lunch cuisine and early evening Tapas. Chef Kerry is known for her delicious sauces. In the Constantia Wine Region: 1. La Colombe 2. Open Door 3. Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia 4. Foxcroft 5. La Parada 6. Harbour House


Which are your most popular room types, and why? Our Premier Rooms offer spacious, contemporary comfort and tranquillity. At 57m2, the Premier Rooms feature plush bedrooms with plenty of natural light and luxurious amenities. All Premier Rooms include en-suite bathrooms and a private patio overlooking either the vineyards or golf course.


What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms? We do welcome children of all ages and with our beautiful and open spaces, they enjoy running around with no limitations. Unfortunately we do not offer children entertainment / activities, but offer babysitting facilities. Our Premier Rooms, Family Rooms, Premier Suite, Manor Suite and Heritage Suites can accommodate children (under the age of 18 years) with adults in the room. We will insert an extra bed in the room, subject to an additional cost


What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers? Personal and excellent service. Steenberg Hotel is more of a destination than just a Hotel, we are based on a wine farm, therefore offering amazing wines, education on our farm, running trails, bicycles, excellent Spa, two Restaurants to choose from and an award winning Golf course.

Other Reviews

Steenberg Farm

Travellers regularly vote Steenberg – a luxury hotel situated in Constantia, the closest wine-growing region to Cape – as their favourite luxury hotel in Africa, and with good reason. Renovations have been sensitive to its 17th-century roots, but contemporary facilities, such as a pool, mean it's a cut above.

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)