Romantic Breakaway Special

Only R495 Bed & Breakfast

and a FREE bottle of bubbly*

* Per person sharing per night. Offer valid until 31 August 2019

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.


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 five conference facilities makes the Houw Hoek Hotel an ideal venue.

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.

COVID-19 Update

The Houw Hoek Hotel is open for business.

We have always adhered to the strictest principles of hygiene and cleanliness at our hotel. We have enhanced our cleaning schedules and implemented additional hygiene practices by:

  • Making hand sanitisers available.
  • Increasing cleaning of surfaces in public areas.
  • Enhancing cleaning of high touch-point areas.
  • Constantly reviewing and stepping up hygiene.
  • Providing complimentary face masks to overnight guests.

Yours sincerely, Robert Haarburger – Managing Director


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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Room Rates

Includes a full breakfast buffet.

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
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


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

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

Meals Only

Full English Breakfast R180
Dinner Dance (3 course) R280
Sunday Lunch Buffet R255

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  • What do our guests say about us?
    “I’ve always wanted to stay at this famous old hotel and we were very happy we finally made the decision to go. The staff were really nice and helpful when we needed them. Our rooms were clean and you really could not complain at all. We will certainly be back and I recommend you go along for a fun bit of adult weekending.”
    – Shaun B, August 2019
  • What do our guests say about us?
    “A beautiful place. Very well furnished rooms with beautiful wood furniture. An outdoor play area for kids. A very nice, upscale restaurant with excellent breakfast buffet in the morning. Cute little ponds with relaxing places to sit. Definitely not an experience you want to miss.”
    – Ethan Whitted, August 2019
  • 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

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