The perfect retreat, peacefully positioned in a nature reserve.
Enjoy our old-world charm, warm hospitality and exquisite surroundings.
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 the perfect wedding venue.
Built in 1779, we are the oldest licensed hotel in South Africa. The Houw Hoek Hotel is the winner of TWO Haute Grandeur Global Excellence Awards – The Best Scenic Environment Hotel in South Africa and The Best Historical Hotel in South Africa. 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.
We are currently adding a Loggia to our terraced outdoor area. This attractive architectural feature will have sweeping views of mother nature. Building is planned to be complete by May 2019.
Our family-friendly hotel has much to keep the young ones occupied both outdoors and in our two games rooms.
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 with en-suite bathrooms. There are double rooms as well as family rooms. We also have rooms with inter-leading doors. Most rooms have private balconies with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. We offer hotel bouquet 20 channel DStv. There is a minibar and tea- and coffee-making facilities in every room and free wi-fi. Some of the rooms have a fireplace, some have underfloor heating and some have air conditioning. Please enquire. A full breakfast is included in your room price.
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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, January 2018
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, October 2017
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, April 2018
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, April 2018
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, October 2017
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, October 2017
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, January 2018