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About Houw Hoek Hotel

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. We are peacefully positioned in an exquisite location, between majestic mountains and beautiful ponds, making this the perfect place to relax and unwind. 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. The Houw Hoek Hotel is 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. 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.

Wedding Venues: Surrounded by beauty, the Houw Hoek Hotel is a photographer’s paradise. Our rolling lawns and large ponds create a romantic setting, making us an ideal wedding venue. We offer a variety of options tailored to suit your requirements or budget.

Conference Venues: We have five air-conditioned conference rooms which can accommodate from 5 to 250 delegates. We can tailor the seating exactly to your needs. We have high tech equipment and wi-fi. Our location is guaranteed to make your conference a success.

Family friendly: Many of our rooms have one or two additional single beds, ideal for small families. Outdoors, we offer putt-putt and volleyball on our rolling lawns. Indoors we have a games room with table tennis, foosball, a pool table and video games.

Romantic: The Houw Hoek Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in South Africa and is steeped in a history of romance. Our picturesque setting makes our tranquil getaway a popular wedding venue. Many couples have chosen to get engaged at this back-to-nature venue .

Covid Safety Approved: We pledge to implement a high standard of hygiene and cleaning protocols to ensure the safest environment possible for our guests. We adhere to the industry safety protocols set out by the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA).

  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 231
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Reviews: 2 Reviews

Facilities

  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Vitality Collection
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • House Keeping
  • Mini fridge
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Patio
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Covid Safety Approved
  • Kids Stay Free
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

• Deposits/prepayments are not refundable for cancellations within 7 days of arrival.
• Refunds on deposits for other bookings or premature departures are at the discretion of management and are dependent on the ability to relet the room.
• All refunds are subject to R300 administration fee.

Availability and pricing

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  • Comfort Double & Single Open Plan Comfort Double & Single Open Plan Sleeps 3 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 31 ROOM ONLY RATES FOR MIDWEEK AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Open-plan Bedroom with 1x double bed and 1x single bed for a child... see more
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      • Deluxe Room Deluxe Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 24 ROOM ONLY RATES FOR MIDWEEK AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Double bedroom with 1x King Bed. With en-suite bathroom, 20 channel... see more
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          • Comfort Double & 3 Singles Interleading Comfort Double & 3 Singles Interleading Sleeps 5 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 8 ROOM ONLY RATES FOR MIDWEEK AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Interleading Bedrooms with 1x double bed and 3x single beds for childr... see more
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              • Comfort Double & 2 Singles Interleading Comfort Double & 2 Singles Interleading Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 5 ROOM ONLY RATES FOR MIDWEEK AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Interleading Bedrooms with 1x double bed and 2x single beds for childr... see more
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                  • Comfort Double & 4 Singles Interleading Comfort Double & 4 Singles Interleading Sleeps 6 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 3 ROOM ONLY RATES FOR MIDWEEK AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Interleading Bedrooms with 1x double bed and 4x single beds for childr... see more
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                      • Comfort Double Open Plan Comfort Double Open Plan Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 ROOM ONLY RATES FOR MIDWEEK AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Open-plan Bedroom with 1 x double bed. With en-suite bathroom, 20 chan... see more Features:  Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio see more Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Single beds, Garden views, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms
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                          • Comfort Double & 2 Singles Open Plan Comfort Double & 2 Singles Open Plan Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 ROOM ONLY RATES FOR MIDWEEK AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Open-plan Bedroom with 1x double bed and 2x single beds for children... see more
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                              Reviews for Houw Hoek Hotel

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                              Peter Gibson
                              01 June 2021

                              We loved everything. I was appalled by the waste of food by the other guests at the breakfast. I guess there's nothing you can do about it. Hopefully you could donate the leftovers to the less fortunate in the area.

                              Clive Maasch
                              26 May 2019

                              Great place, will be back.

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                              Houw Hoek Hotel is 16.4km from the centre of Grabouw , the nearest airport 66.9km (Cape Town International Airport).
                              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling