Our family-friendly hotel has much to keep the young ones occupied both outdoors and in our two games rooms.
Relax your body and mind at our tranquil relaxation spa offering a wide variety of rejuvenating treatments.
Our restaurants serve delicious à la carte lunches and dinners. We also have an appetising snack menu.
Our romantic setting between the picturesque mountains and ponds makes us an ideal wedding venue.
Our exquisite location and seven conference facilities makes the Houw Hoek Hotel an ideal venue.
The perfect retreat and spa, peacefully positioned in a nature reserve.
Enjoy our old-world charm, warm hospitality and tranquil 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. Our exquisite location makes this the perfect place to relax and unwind. Most of our rooms have balconies with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. We offer much to keep the whole family entertained – two refreshing swimming pools, two games rooms and a host of outdoor activities such as putt-putt. Enjoy 5-star treatment while our outstanding service ensures that you have a magnificent visit.
Our new relaxation spa is set in the peaceful grounds of our hotel and offers an array of luxurious treatments to soothe your body and rejuvenate your soul. Our modern Loggia combines a delicious dining experience with delightful views of the mountains and beautiful ponds. Join us for drinks or an appetising meal in one of our restaurants or on the terraces.
We offer seven unique conference facilities, perfect for any gathering. Our romantic setting also makes ours the ideal wedding venue. Built in 1779, we are the oldest licensed hotel in South Africa and 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.
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We have 81 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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DELUXE ROOMS (up to 2 people)
SATURDAY DINNER DANCE
Unfortunately no children under 12 years are allowed at the dance.
DELUXE ROOMS (up to 2 people)
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What do our guests say about us?“Amazingly peaceful, what a spot! Wow is all I can say. We had an amazing time and enjoyed every moment. This will be a yearly occurrence. The food, the views and the entire feel of Houw Hoek Hotel is a memory I will always treasure.” - Hana, Feb 2020
What do our guests say about us?“My happy place. One of our family's favorite locations. Attended a family wedding. Food was absolutely excellent. Breakfast was super. Very friendly staff. Will always come back. Love the new restaurant and the new rooms.” - M Morri, April 2021
What do our guests say about us?“Great Experience. We had such a lovely time at Houw Hoek... definitely will recommend and will be back. Loved that the place is child friendly and the fire place was a winner for us. 🙂 The buffet breakfast was amazing and the room service and restaurant had everything we needed.” - Meagan Francis, September 2020
What do our guests say about us?“Fantastic getaway –amazing staff make everything happen. No fuss. I spent a Saturday night at Houw Hoek Hotel and cannot fault a thing. Brilliant staff and dinner. Very comfortable and clean room. Amazing breakfast and scones at lunchtime after checkout. Will definitely return.” - M Ziegl, April 2020
What do our guests say about us?“Lovely. Perfect family friendly hotel with all facilities for the kids (jungle gym, sports, mini pool...). Peaceful and great location to explore the beautiful Elgin Valley. Nice restaurant and tasty breakfast!! Hiking is possible around the hotel.” - Julie Pedi, March 2020