The perfect retreat, peacefully positioned in a nature reserve.
Enjoy our old-world charm, warm hospitality and exquisite surroundings.

Since 1779

The child-friendly Houw Hoek Hotel is situated in the heart of the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, a leisurely 80 km from Cape Town, just off the N2 freeway. We are peacefully positioned in an exquisite location, between majestic mountains and beautiful ponds, making this the perfect place to relax and unwind. Most of the rooms have private balconies with magnificent views and fireplaces for those cosy winter evenings. We offer five air-conditioned conference facilities. Our romantic setting also makes the Houw Hoek Hotel a popular wedding venue.

Built in 1779, we are the oldest licensed hotel in South Africa and have been in continuous operation for longer than any hotel in the country. There is so much to do – two refreshing swimming pools, two games rooms and a host of outdoor activities. Join us for drinks or a delicious meal on the terraces with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Enjoy 5-star treatment while our outstanding service ensures that you have a magnificent stay.

Child Friendly

Our family-friendly hotel has much to keep the young ones occupied both outdoors and in our two games rooms.

Hotel Activities

For the young and old, we offer many exciting activities and things to do, both outdoors and indoors.


Our restaurant serves delicious à la carte lunches and dinners. We also have an appetising snack menu.


Our exquisite location and five conference facilities makes the Houw Hoek Hotel an ideal venue.


Our romantic setting between the picturesque mountains and ponds makes us an ideal wedding venue.


We have 77 beautifully appointed rooms. All rooms offer an en-suite bathroom, telephone, and 20 channel DStv. Most of the rooms have private balconies and a fireplace for those cosy winter days.

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Room Rates

Includes breakfast.

ONE NIGHT STAY (per night)
Per Person Single R1 190
Per Person Sharing R725
Extra Adult Sharing R300
Up to 2 Children (under 12 years) Sharing FREE
Extra Child (under 12 years) Sharing R125

Meals Only

Full English Breakfast R180
Dinner Dance (3 course) R280
Sunday Lunch Buffet R255
TWO NIGHT STAY (per night)
Per Person Single R1 050
Per Person Sharing R640
Extra Adult Sharing R300
Up to 2 Children (under 12 years) Sharing FREE
Extra Child (under 12 years) Sharing R125

Per Person Sharing: R1 005
Per Person Single: R1 470

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  • What do our guests say about us
    “An awesome experience! Great accommodation excellent service delicious food peaceful relaxing children had a “Ball” There is so much to do for the children.
    Bonus is its not too far from Cape Town!”
    – Tracy K
  • What do our guests say about us
    “Have been here innumerable times over the years, great weekend getaway spot, safe environment for all. Tennis, Swimming, hikes, great restaurant, etc. great conference facilities, as well as wedding ceremonies.”
    – Winston Lawrence
  • What do our guests say about us
    “We stayed in the Houw Hoek Hotel for our anniversary and it was amazing. Their rooms are clean and tidy. The food and breakfast in the restaurant is amazing and the staff is very much professional and always helpful. The estate is beautiful and so peaceful. Will definitely stay there again.”
    – David N
  • What do our guests say about us
    “Spent an absolutely fabulous weekend at Houw Hoek Hotel, food in the restaurant was great, service excellent and the staff were very engaging, friendly and accommodating to our every request! Highly rated, highly recommended!”
    – Andrew Goodrich
  • What do our guests say about us
    “We stayed for 2 days, it was amazing. Service was excellent. Rooms neat and clean. Food was amazing. Staff friendly and always ready to assist. Will definitely be back for more. It was so relaxing. Wedding venue and food was awesome.”
    – Corne F
  • What do our guests say about us
    “We absolutely loved our stay at the Houw Hoek Hotel! The staff was helpful, the rooms well furnished, large and clean, and we loved the location! Far enough away from the city, but still so much to do at the Houw Hoek Nature Reserve. As nature enthusiasts, we loved it! Thank you Houw Hoek Hotel!”
    – Naas Vermaak
  • What do our guests say about us
    “We stayed over 1 night and were pleasantly surprised by this hotel. The children had a fabulous time swimming and playing. The scenery is beautiful and the staff very friendly and helpful. Our regret is that we didn’t book for longer.”
    – Michelle K

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