The perfect retreat, peacefully positioned in an exquisite location.
Enjoy our old-world charm, warm hospitality and beautiful surroundings.

Since 1779

The child-friendly Houw Hoek Hotel is situated in the heart of mother nature in 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. We offer five air-conditioned conference facilities of different sizes. Our romantic setting also makes the Houw Hoek Hotel a popular wedding venue. Most of the rooms have private balconies with magnificent views and fireplaces for those cosy winter evenings.

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

Hotel Activities

We offer many exciting indoor and outdoor activities to keep you occupied. Perfect for team building too.


Our restaurant serves delicious à la carte lunches and dinners daily. 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 majestic mountains and picturesque ponds make this an ideal wedding venue.


We have 52 beautifully appointed rooms. All rooms offer an en-suite bathroom, telephone, and 20 channel DStv. Some of the rooms have a fireplace for those cosy winter days.

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Room Rates

Includes breakfast.

ONE NIGHT STAY (per night)
Per Person Single R1 050
Per Person Sharing R690
Extra Adult Sharing R250
Up to 2 Children (under 12 years) Sharing FREE
Extra Child (under 12 years) Sharing R125

TWO NIGHT STAY (per night)
Per Person Single R895
Per Person Sharing R590
Extra Adult Sharing R250
Up to 2 Children (under 12 years) Sharing FREE
Extra Child (under 12 years) Sharing R125

Meals Only

Weekend Breakfast Buffet R165
Dinner Dance (3 course) R255
Sunday Lunch Buffet R235
  • What do our guests say about us
    “Beautiful setting in between the mountains. Lots of space for the children to run and play. Family friendly. Comfortable and clean accommodation. Good value for money. Lovely restaurant with hearty food. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Overall we enjoyed our stay and had good service.”
  • 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.”
  • What do our guests say about us
    “We had a most enjoyable stay at this hotel, on our way to Hermanus. Great food, service and surroundings! Fireplace in bedroom was very special, as it was cold outside! We shall definitely visit again!”

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