Houw Hoek Hotel, Houw Hoek Village

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. Many of our rooms have fireplaces for those cosy winter evenings and private balconies with magnificent views. We offer five air-conditioned conference facilities. Our romantic setting also makes us the perfect wedding venue.

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The oldest licensed hotel in South Africa

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. We offer so much to keep the family entertained – 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.

We are currently adding a Loggia to our terraced outdoor area. This attractive architectural feature will have sweeping views of mother nature.

Accommodation – 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.

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

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

Restaurant – Our restaurant serves delicious à la carte lunches and dinners. We also have an appetising snack menu.

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

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


The Expedition Project is a social enterprise! Please use the enquiry form below – by doing so you are supporting both this partner and nearby community and conservation projects at no extra cost. You will also get access to discounts and other offers.

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