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Hotels, Resorts and Boutique Hotels in Cape Town and the Western Cape
Simon's Town, Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Tableview

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Western Cape Hotels - Simon's Town - Cape Overberg  -  Cape Point Route - False Bay


Simon's Town  is a village and a naval base in South Africa, near Cape Town. It is located on the shores of False Bay, on the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula. For more than two centuries it has been an important naval base and harbour (first for the Royal Navy and now the South African Navy). False Bay is located to the southeast of Cape Town but to the west of Cape Agulhas and Simon's Town is consequently located roughly on the border between the Atlantic and the Indian oceans. The town is named after Simon van der Stel, an early governor of the Cape Colony. The land rises steeply from near the water's edge and the picturesque village is boxed in along the shoreline by the heights above. The small harbour itself is not a particularly good natural harbour and is protected from swells by a breakwater that was built with thousands of huge blocks of sandstone quarried out of the face of the mountain above. Simon's Town is now in effect a suburb of greater Cape Town. It is the terminus of a railway line that runs south from the central business district of Cape Town. In places the railway line hugs the steep eastern shore of False Bay quite spectacularly and in bad weather foam from some heavy swells will fly up and wet the trains!  One of the best beaches on the Cape Peninsula, Boulders Beach, is located a few kilometres to the south of Simon's Town. Here small, secluded coves with white sandy beaches and calm, safe, warm, shallow waters are interspersed between huge rounded boulders of Cape granite that form low cliffs and small caves. There has been a colony of African penguins at Boulders Beach since 1985. There is no record of the birds having lived here prior to that date, so their decision to settle in an area already well-utilized by humans is remarkable. There are only three penguin populations on the mainland in southern Africa. (The others are on islands).
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AHA Simon's Town Quayside Hotel AHA Simon's Town Quayside Hotel, Conference & Waterfront Centre, SIMON'S TOWN
Set on the water’s edge of the Simon’s Town yacht basin, Simon’s Town Quayside Hotel is a superior four star hotel and conference centre. With breathtaking views over False Bay and the majestic Simon’s Kloof mountains, the Quayside waterfront offers a unique accommodation, conferencing, shopping and dining experience for business and leisure travellers alike.  All tastes are catered for in a variety of restaurants offering a wide selection of culinary delights. Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner for two complemented by a bottle of the finest Cape wines.  Each luxury bedroom has magnificent views of either False Bay and the Simon’s Town yacht basin or the majestic Simon’s Kloof mountains. Comfortably furnished for ultimate relaxation, all rooms have en-suite bathrooms with separate bath and shower. Enjoy a spectacular sunrise from the private balcony of your room and absorb the breathtaking views across the bay.
Whale View Manor Guesthouse & Spa Whale View Manor Guesthouse & Spa, SIMON'S TOWN
Overlooking a secluded beach, our guesthouse lies on the outskirts of historic Simon’s Town, between Cape Town and Cape Point, on the False Bay Coastline. Take a warm hospitality of our eclectic reception areas and enjoy our gorgeous breakfasts in the quiet serenity of our dining room which has an outstanding vantage point to watch the calving whales and the penguin colonies. Gourmet three course dinners are available on request.  At Whale View Manor we offer you a dream within a dream, where the influences and nuances of our world culminate under the African skies. As our lives become more turbulent there is a natural desire to dive into a world of fantasy where we can escape, if just for a while. Let the magic of uninterrupted sea views infuse and invigorate, while the sightings of a whale, dolphin, penguin, or seal, stimulate.
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Western Cape Hotels - Somerset West - Cape Winelands - Helderberg


Somerset West (Afrikaans Somerset-Wes) is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is situated in the Helderberg area (formerly called Hottentots Holland), about 50 km (30 mi) east of Cape Town and 10 km from Strand.  The town is overlooked by the imposing Helderberg (meaning "clear mountain"), a part of the Hottentots-Holland range of mountains.

Somerset West has a fairly decorative display of Christmas lights erected atop the street lights of the Main Road. The Helderberg Lights Festival (aka the Strawberry Festival), a flea market and parade, normally complements these lights.  The area also has its own community radio station, Radio Helderberg, broadcasting community notices and playing adult orientated pop music.

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The Helderberg Nature Reserve, a 363 hectare natural wildlife preserve opened in 1964, contains a wide variety of smaller fauna (buck, tortoises and other reptiles) and outstanding specimens of indigenous flora such as protea and fynbos.  Somerset West contains a number of sporting facilities including several golf courses.  The historic town of Stellenbosch is reachable via the R44 motorway. The area between Somerset West and Stellenbosch also encompasses a number of wine farms, where visitors can sample and purchase wine.  See more accommodation in Somerset West
NH Cape Town The Lord Charles NH Cape Town The Lord Charles, SOMERSET WEST
Nestled amid the breathtaking surroundings of the famous Cape Winelands, NH The Lord Charles is situated conveniently a mere 30 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. Guests are able to enjoy all the attractions of city life, such as the best shopping and variety of restaurants, without losing the appeal and peacefulness of the countryside.  Our property boasts 188 air-conditioned rooms and 9 luxurious suites, all tastefully decorated in a harmonious setting for relaxation or business. A large number of rooms have their own private terrace, leading out onto our splendid 9-hectare estate. All rooms have a magnificent view of our manicured gardens, majestic Helderberg Mountains or a panoramic sea view over False Bay.
Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa, SOMERSET WEST
Steeped in history, surrounded by the majestic Hottentots Holland Mountains and neighbouring the magnificent Erinvale Golf Course, the Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa promises a peaceful and memorable stay. The property, which is elegantly set amongst private gardens, cobbled walkways and beautiful oak trees, is only 40 minutes from Cape Town and 20 minutes from the historic town of Stellenbosch. Guests who stay at the Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa are a stone’s throw away from a world of outdoor and leisure activities and have preferential access to golf, spa treatments, wine, chocolate and olive tasting at famous estates, mountain biking and much more in the ‘Heart of the Helderberg’.
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Western Cape Hotels - Stellenbosch - Cape Winelands


Stellenbosch is South Africa’s second oldest town, after Cape Town and is the sentimental heart of the Winelands. Lined with shady oaks and beautiful gabled, white-washed buildings the streets of Stellenbosch still have small irrigation channels on either side of the older roads. In the past, these were used to water gardens, as each householder had a time slot in which to divert the town’s irrigation into their plot.

It is very cultural and somewhat venerable, while also displaying a decidedly young and vibrant air. 

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There are some interesting museums and many of the buildings, including some of the hotels and restaurants, are national monuments and deserve a second look. There is good mountain biking just outside the town, and there are golf courses aplenty, but Stellenbosch is really all about wine.  The town is virtually surrounded by fabulous cellars where you can do a tasting, join a cellar tour, stock up your own personal cellar, and perhaps enjoy a lovely leisurely lunch in the shade of some typical Stellenbosch oaks. Some of the wine farms have become multi-purpose resorts with theatres, restaurants, equestrian centres and much much more.  Stellenbosch is close to Cape Town so it can be visited on a day trip, or you could do a day trip to Cape Town or the Overberg from Stellenbosch. The nearest beach is at Strand.
Batavia Boutique Hotel Batavia Boutique Hotel, STELLENBOSCH
Situated off Dorp Street (historical main street and village center of Stellenbosch). Explore Stellenbosch on foot from here. Intimate 6 bedroom boutique hotel with first class service and great food. Close to Cape Town (40 min), Franschhoek (20 min), Paarl (20 min) Somerset West/ Strand (20 min) and Hermanus (55 min).  Batavia, as well as the Cape of Good Hope, was a place of rendezvous, a meeting place for ships and travellers, a place to gain access to fresh produce and lastly, a place of restoration.  Experience the Batavia - reminiscent of the comfortable villas that hosted discerning travellers and lordly merchants in the bygone days of the Dutch East India Company. This boutique hotel is conveniently situated just off Dorp Street, the historic heart of Stellenbosch.
The Devon Valley Hotel The Devon Valley Hotel, STELLENBOSCH
Hidden away in a shady, green and peaceful corner of the Stellenbosch Winelands lies the Devon Valley Hotel situated in its own SylvanVale Vineyards. We offer authentic, Contemporary Cape Cuisine with spectacular valley views from the popular Vineyard Terrace and elegant evening dining in Flavours.  The Hotel has a 4-star grading and offers 38 tastefully decorated and newly refurbished en-suite rooms. There are 3 Conference / Function venues available, configurable to almost any seating requirement, and additional facilities such as a Jacuzzi, 2 swimming pools, a communications centre with free internet connectivity and wineless internet connectivity.  The Devon Valley Hotel’s signature restaurant, ‘Flavours’, has a gentle, homely ambience and promises to offer guests and visitors authentic, contemporary Cape cuisine in a picturesque setting.
Situated in the heart of the Winelands, in one of the most beautiful and heritage conscious towns. With its temperate climate, scenic environment and well maintained facilities, Stellenbosch is the second-oldest town in South Africa and affectionately referred to as the "Eikestad". Whether it's the magnificent backdrop of mountain ranges you seek, perhaps just a scenic drive or wine tasting at the many surrounding wine farms, you will never run out of things to see and do.  Nestled between two international golf courses, this 180-bedroom hotel offers all GUESTS the best of the Winelands. Accommodation is available in Executive, Deluxe and Standard Twin rooms, where Deluxe and Standard rooms configure to a two-bedroom apartment ideal for families and groups. Executive rooms are fitted with plasma screen television and mini kitchenette designed with the Executive traveller in mind.
River Manor Boutique Hotel and Spa River Manor Boutique Hotel and Spa, STELLENBOSCH
River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa is a graciously restored retreat at the leafy heart of historic Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands. 18 rooms, B&B.  River Manor nestles quietly under Stellenbosch’s ancient oaks beside a river, just 2 mins walk from the town’s historic centre. South Africa’s second oldest settlement, it is an ideal base for exploring the Western Cape and its renowned winelands. Just 30 mins from Cape Town, its calm ambience will lull you – as will River Manor’s pampering spa.  For the more active, mountains, vineyards, golf & cheetahs await. Breathtaking golf and hiking are just 10 mins drive away – as are Stellenbosch’s 100 or so wine farms. 
Spier Hotel Spier Hotel, Accommodation on a Wine Estate, STELLENBOSCH
An escape for body, mind and soul, Spier offers a combination of sybaritic experiences - fine food, wine, music, art... a destination of great variety that needs time to explore.  Starting as a wine farm in 1692 in the shadow of the Helderberg mountains near Stellenbosch, it has a cultural heritage which it proudly preserves.  The Village has been built in Cape Malay style with 'homes' clustered around courtyards, swimming pools, gardens and waterways.  The 155 rooms are decorated in an unassuming manner but furnished in luxury and providing a peaceful environment.
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Western Cape Hotels - Cape Town Northern Suburbs


  • In the Bloubergstrand area with its famous endless, sandy beaches and views
  • Amazing views of Table Mountain
  • 15 minutes from the V&A Waterfront 
  • Fresh water wetland and bird sanctuary less than 1km from the sea where flamingoes, pelicans and many other bird species frequent.
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Island Club Hotel & Apartments, Century City near TABLE VIEW
Neighbouring the Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Island Club Hotel & Apartments is located in Century City and features a manicured lush garden with palm trees. It has an indoor and outdoor pool. The spacious and air-conditioned units feature contemporary décor and offer a flat-screen satellite TV, laptop safe and a desk. Some rooms offer a seating area and private balcony. Each unit has an en suite bathroom with a bath, shower and free toiletries. At Island Club Hotel & Apartments there is a buffet restaurant and packed lunches are available upon request. There is a fitness centre, 24-hour front desk and an airport shuttle can be arranged at a charge. Free WiFi is available at the hotel. The Cape Town city centre is within 13 km and Cape Town International Airport is 22 km away. 
Dolphin Beach Hotel Dolphin Beach Hotel, Self-Catering Apartment Hotel, Blouberg near TABLE VIEW
Perched on an endless stretch of powdery white beach, the Dolphin Beach Hotel faces the sun-dappled sea and magnificent Table Mountain across the bay. With the ocean in front and a beautiful wetland vlei behind, the Dolphin Beach offers the serene atmosphere of an exclusive resort, where you can also be assured of safe parking, 24-hour security and Wireless Internet access throughout the hotel. Suites and apartments offer full service or self-catering facilities, each with a magnificent view.  Only 15 minutes from Cape Town, moments away from a wide selection of restaurants and a major shopping and cinemas complex, this is truly a paradise within reach.  The new restaurant at the hotel, Blowfish is operated by the Codfather Seafood Emporium.
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