Houw Hoek Hotel  Verified Listing

Overberg > Elgin > Grabouw > Western Cape > South Africa

Excellent Rating: 4.8 / 5
Based on 17 verified guest reviews

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Member since: 19 May 2006

Rooms & Prices

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Full Kitchen
TV
DSTV
Garden
Selected DSTV Channels
Breakfast included
Golf course
Bath towels
Patio
Shared lounge/TV area
Linen
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Swimming Pool
Cleaning service
Parking on Premises
WiFi
Conference Facility
Fireplace
Dining Area
24hr Security
Safety Deposit Box
Aircon
Airport Transfers
Balcony
Bar
Bar fridge
Bedrooms
Ceiling fans
Child friendly
Hairdryer
Heater
Laundry facilities
Restaurant
Room service
Serviced Daily
Tea and coffee facilities

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. We offer five air-conditioned conference facilities. Our romantic setting also makes the Houw Hoek Hotel the perfect wedding venue.

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.

In Room Facilities:

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.

Area Information:

The Houw Hoek Hotel is peacefully positioned in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, in the heart of mother nature. There is so much to do in the area – animal encounters, archery, canoeing, zip-lining, fishing and horse riding to name but a few. There are endless hiking and mountain bike trails that start at the hotel. There are top ranked golf courses nearby. There is also much wine and beer tasting to be done, as Elgin has recently been recognised as one of South Africa’s top wine producing regions.

Property Facilities:

Our restaurant serves à la carte or buffet breakfasts, relaxed lunches and delicious dinners every day. On Saturdays we host our famous Dinner Dance in the Barn. We have two games rooms for adults and for children. Join us for a drink at the Stagecoach Bar, the oldest licensed bar in South Africa. There are also many outdoor activities as well as two refreshing swimming pools. Our veranda and rolling lawns showcase breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains and beautiful ponds.

Attractions:

At the Houw Hoek Hotel, you may want to simply put your feet up and relax. Alternatively we offer a variety of activities such as putt-putt, volley ball, boules and our two refreshing swimming pools. We also have squash and tennis courts. Indoors in our two games rooms we offer snooker, pool, darts, table tennis, air hockey, foosball and a host of video games, perfect for the young and old.

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Extra Info

Property Type Boutique Hotel, Hotel
Conditions Show
Check-in after 03:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
Can Be Used For Wedding
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Reviews

Nolan Young
06 April 2021

Lovely Hotel. Rooms are neat, tidy and clean. Lots of activities for the kids.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Helga February
16 March 2020

Jennifer is the best!! I have been to many Hotels, resorts etc. and its the places with staff like Jennifer that makes all the difference. Hotel was great, kids had a blast, but the standout was Jennifer.
thank you to everyone at Houw Hoek Hotel for a great weekend!!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Anthony Bulcraig
11 November 2019

It was amazing, clean, neat, stunning views a truly beautiful and wonderful hotel. Food and staff were great.
Thx. Anthony Bulcraig

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Lenne Ferrier
19 September 2019

Our stay was exactly what we wanted, peaceful, relaxing and good service. Was a bit of renovations going on, but did not hinder our stay. Work on railway on our first night was really noisy

Superb. 5 out of 5
SandraSwart
12 September 2019

Country life with warm welcome from personnel. Quiet although there are many family activities.We enjoyed our stay overnight.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Denise van der Merwe
18 August 2019

Lovely hotel with beautiful views; family-friendly with space for the kids to play; staff friendly and breakfast was great. Would definitely go again.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Anthony Bulcraig
18 June 2019

It was amazing, accommodation, food and staff were great. Highly recommended.
Thanks Anthony

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Neeltje Swanepoel
21 February 2019

Had an amazing wedding and stay at the Houw Hoek Hotel.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Claire Forrester
31 January 2019

Houw Hoek is a traditional family hotel. If you looking for an old school wholesome breakaway with the kids, this is just right. Lots of activities including a slippy slide put up for the kids kept them busy while mom and dad could enjoy g and ts looking at the stunning views of the mountains.
Food was really good and the room was spacious, well equipped and very clean.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Heather Keys
05 November 2018

We love the new apartments! Now we have a choice of old charm or modern accommodation to choose from. A beautiful setting and great service.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Elgin Reviews

Mario Bellingan
26 April 2021

Great weather and a great Railway market.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Megan Abrahams
17 February 2020

Not much to do. It's more so suited for people who want to unwind.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Anonymous
07 February 2020

The wine farms and Old Mac Daddy.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Elizabeth Simpson
12 August 2019

The peacefulness and friendliness.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Sandy govender
03 December 2018

The green orchards, the vineyards, the mountains.
The markets and ziplining
The wonderful cuisine available at 5 star establishments.

Superb. 5 out of 5
noleen read
15 August 2018

Walk, wine tasting, relaxing, close to cape town, but different environment.

Superb. 5 out of 5