Child Friendly

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

Things to Do

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

Restaurants

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

Weddings

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

Conferences

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

Our Specials

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ONLY R635!*

Per Person Per Midweek Night Sharing

And kids stay for FREE!**

* Price per person per midweek night sharing. ** Up to two children under 12 years old. Offer valid until 30 November 2022. Not applicable to bookings made before 24 October 2022.

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Since 1779

The perfect retreat, 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 stay.

Our new modern Loggia combines a delicious dining experience with sweeping views of mother nature. Join us for drinks or an appetising meal on the terraces with a panorama of the majestic mountains and beautiful ponds.

We offer five unique air-conditioned conference facilities, perfect for any gathering. Our romantic setting also makes this 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.

Rooms

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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Room Rates

Includes a full breakfast buffet.

Comfort Rooms

ONE NIGHT STAY (per night)
Per Person Single

R1 295

Per Person Sharing R835
Extra Adult Sharing R320
Up to 2 Children (under 12 years) Sharing FREE
Extra Child (under 12 years) Sharing R160
TWO NIGHT STAY (per night)
Per Person Single R1 145
Per Person Sharing R735
Extra Adult Sharing R320
Up to 2 Children (under 12 years) Sharing FREE
Extra Child (under 12 years) Sharing R160

DELUXE ROOMS (up to 2 people)

ONE NIGHT STAY (per night)
Per Person Single

R1 380

Per Person Sharing R925
TWO NIGHT STAY (per night)
Per Person Single R1 275
Per Person Sharing R825

Honeymoon Cottage

For the cottage per night: R2 340

SATURDAY DINNER DANCE

Unfortunately no children under 12 years are allowed at the dance.

Comfort Rooms

SATURDAY DINNER DANCE B&B COMBO
Per Person Single: R1 605
Per Person Sharing: R1 145

DELUXE ROOMS (up to 2 people)

SATURDAY DINNER DANCE B&B COMBO
Per Person Single: R1 690
Per Person Sharing: R1 235

Honeymoon Cottage

SATURDAY DINNER DANCE B&B COMBO
For the cottage per night: RR2 960
Includes 2 tickets to our Saturday Dinner Dance

Meals Only


Full English Breakfast R195
Dinner Dance (3 course) R310
Sunday Lunch Buffet R280

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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

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100% of our staff are fully vaccinated!

The Houw Hoek Hotel adheres to strict hygiene and cleanliness principles. We have increased our cleaning schedules and have implemented additional hygiene practices such as hand sanitisers and the disinfecting of high touch-point areas.

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