Situated in the Constantia Valley, this haven of peace and tranquillity unifies two great traditions, the magnificent restoration of the 18th Century Klaasenbosch wine cellars and the splendid manor house of the Hohenort. Member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this gracious country house hotel gives the elegance of yesteryear with modern comfort and luxury.
It is private and secluded with 9.5 acres of vineyard and gardens which are a profusion of fragrance and color throughout the year. The tree-lined driveway curves past the tennis court and terraced rose garden and opens to white-washed Cape Dutch-era buildings. Cape Town city centre is just 15 minutes away as is the V&A Waterfront, Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens and wine farms are close by.
Everything is right there for you including impeccable service: from the Martini Bar, the Spa, a hair salon, gym, lawn games, 2 heated swimming pools, a Gary Player designed putting and chipping green, wonderful garden meanders, hikes and bike rides to a very good restaurant, The Conservatory. High Tea here is a wonderful affair. Sunday’s traditional roast lunch is also special.
There is a choice of 49 suites with mountain and garden views and 2 self catering villas, one 3 bedroom with its own pool and the other with 2 bedrooms. The Hohenhort Manor House has an Edwardian feel whereas the Main House is more modern with touches that remind of its heritage. Children are welcome. Small dogs are welcome too, in garden or balcony rooms.
Choose from :
Premier Suites are very spacious, each with elegantly decorated lounge, closet kitchenette and mini bar open onto a secluded luxuriant terrace / garden. Beautiful en suite bedrooms are fully air-conditioned and have views of the Herb garden and magnificent mountain or famous white gardens and reflecting pool.
Suites in The Cellars Main House offer enchanting views of the idyllic landscaped gardens. Each suite is comprised of a cosy private lounge with mini bar and bedroom, walk in closet, decorated in a fusion of traditional and contemporary styles.
Luxury Double Rooms are spacious with lounging area within the bedroom, bright and beautifully decorated, with breathtaking vistas of the gardens.
Luxury Doubles with Private Verandah with panoramic vistas towards False Bay and the eastern slope of Table Mountain.
Double Rooms are comfortable light-filled rooms, imbued with charm and offering a choice of garden or views to False Bay.
Rooms have bathrooms with baths and showers, room safes, hot water bottles for chilly nights, air conditioning, king sized beds which can be arranged as doubles or singles, tea and coffee making facilities TV with satellite and WiFi is throughout the hotel. Daily housekeeping. There are daily shuttles to the V&A Waterfront.
Special Winter Offer: Until the 31st September, if you book directly with the hotel, you can stay for 4 nights and pay for 3!
Some additional treats or visiting for the day?
Take a Tour of the Gardens.
Aiming to “ produce a garden worthy of its setting on the slopes of Table Mountain”, the result is spectacular.
Several very old camphor trees have survived various changes and are the second oldest camphors in South Africa. Many old oak trees are also anchored on the estate, creating homes for squirrels.
Meander along the shaded pathways of the Fern Walk or Hydrangea & Camellia Walk.
Roses have been planted by the several thousand. The pride and joy is the exquisite Relais & Chateaux 60th Anniversary Rose and the Liz McGrath Rose. There is a mass-showcase of iceberg roses creating pure splashes of white in their bloom-time. Depending on the season you can enjoy beautiful pink bougainvillea, mauve swathes of of agapanthus and plectranthus, Christmas-season displays of hydrangeas, beautiful clumps of clivia, and many yellow daffodils.
An hour or two in this garden revives all the senses. Explore the Rustic Garden, Herb Garden, Azalea and Rhododendron Walk, Fountain Garden and all of 24 areas demarcated on the garden map. Take a guided garden tour, or discover the delights in your own way.
Picnics in the Gardens From Oct 1st. R365 pp.
Enjoy an enchanting experience on the manicured lawns with two Picnic basket menu options to choose from. Menus include tapas, fresh homemade baked ciabatta and farm butter, free range roast chicken, artisanal house salads in a jar with vinaigrette, carrot cake with cream cheese icing, bottled water, freshly pressed juice, and many more tasty treats.
Kids between the ages of five and ten can choose from a list of add-on kid friendly options, such as a cheeseburger with grilled chicken or beef, fish cakes with ketchup, roasted chicken quarters, two mini boerewors rolls, or toasted sandwiches with various filling options.
High Tea from Oct 1st. Starting at R295 pp.
The High Tea menu is inclusive and changes with the seasons. Guests can pick from a classic, gluten-free or vegetarian menu, or scale up their experience with two alternative packages.
Start your experience with a glass of chilled wine or choose from a wonderful variety of teas, then savour the little delights that include smoked salmon blini & chive cream cheese, roasted vegetables & goats cheese, beef & peppadew skewers, cupcakes, pavlovas, scones, chocolates and much much more.
Whatever the season, you can enjoy spectacular views of Table Mountain from the large windows indoors or under dappled sunlight.
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