Experience 5 Star hospitality in the peaceful surroundings of formal gardens and a beautifully restored Cape residence. Built by Sir Herbert Baker in 1900 for Judge Searle, the first judge president of the Cape, Highlands is the perfect venue for your holiday, corporate function, intimate wedding or honeymoon.
Conveniently located close to golf courses, sporting arenas and great shopping, Highlands is just 15 minutes from the centre of town and 20 minutes from the airport. Set in the quiet wooded suburbs of Upper Kenilworth Highlands offers guests a relaxed atmosphere, privacy & intimacy in a home from home ambiance.
Stay in one of 14 beautifully appointed en-suite rooms, enjoy sumptuous breakfasts on the terrace, evening drinks in the bar and dinner in the dining room or private conservatory. Enjoy a book in the library or lounge or relax in the manicured gardens or by one of the 2 sparkling pools. There is even an in house spa facility and in the winter cosy log fires in the lounges.
Evidence of the importance of golf to Highlands is the presence of a bent grass putting green. Table Mountain, the silent spectator with its ever changing mood, forms a dramatic setting for players.
Clubs which are conveniently located to Highlands Country House are Royal Cape, Mowbray, Westlake, Clovelly and Erinvale and the new emerging courses in Stellenbosch and a little further a field are the beautiful courses at Paarl, Steenberg and Hermanus.
Taste the Cape's famous award winning wines directly on the producer's estate. All the farms of the Stellenbosch Wine Route are within a 50km radius of Highlands.
Other equally attractive routes are Franschhoek, Paarl, Somerset West, Wellington and Durbanville. You will be able to spend a truly mellow day absorbing the rich beauty and history of the greater Cape Winelands.
Robben Island is known the world over as a place of banishment, exile and imprisonment of former President Nelson Mandela and many other black political dissidents. There are daily ferry trips to the island with guided tours of the island and museum led by former political prisoners.
Kirstenbosch is one of the worlds greatest botanical gardens with over 5000 species of Cape indigenous vegetation (fynbos) in the gardens and green houses. Sculptures and art are also displayed in the reception areas and amongst the plants.
Cape Point from the sea is a spectacular sight. You can enjoy a leisurely cruise and enjoy fresh Crayfish cooked onboard enjoyed with fine Cape wines.
Museums, theatres, art & art galleries, craft markets, political and historical sites reflect South Africa's rich and diverse past and recent history.
The revolving cable car is the quickest and easiest way up to the 1086m summit of Table Mountain.
There are a number of enterprising companies that offer an insight into and interaction with cultures, communities and individuals living in our colorful society. You will witness every day life in a demanding environment and share in their hopes and achievements. These tours take you into the townships of Langa, Gugulethu, Cross Roads and Khayelitsha.
Operating out of Simon's Town and Hout Bay boat trips will take you to view the seal colony and kelp forests of Duiker Island.
Hermanus is built along the shores of Walker Bay. Magnificent mountains loom over this town which is the home of the Southern Right Whale.
If you are visiting Cape Point you can not miss a stop or a picnic and warm Indian Ocean swim at this rare colony of Jackass penguins.
Cape town has some of the most spectacular beaches in the world all of them within a short pleasurable drive from Highlands.
So prolific is the shopping opportunity in and around Cape Town that Highlands has readily available, maps, pin pointing the very best venues for purchasing arts, crafts, minerals, precious stones, gold and silver, antiques and Africana.
Take the N2 (Settlers Way) direction - CITY
Pass the turn off to Liesbeek Parkway
Pass the turnoff to Main Road
Look out for the M3 - MUIZENBERG turn off
N.B. - Do not take the M5 - Muizenberg
Take the M3 turn off to the LEFT
Pass 2 sets of traffic lights
Take the Claremont exit to the LEFT - Paradise Road
Drive around the circle, leaving the circle to travel up Newlands Road
At the top of the hill (you will have passed 3 sets of traffic lights) - keep to the LEFT - the name changes to TENNANT ROAD
Highlands is on the RIGHT
Highlands Country guest house has 14 en suite air-conditioned rooms all of which are either garden or mountain facing.
Although extremely spacious, the rooms are luxurious, gracious and intimate. Ten rooms open onto large private balconies.
Four rooms open onto the garden on the ground floor. Eight rooms are on the first floor with two large delightful loft rooms on the top floor.
The bedrooms of the guest house are equipped with all the necessary modern conveniences the ensure complete satisfaction and pleasure.
Each room has satellite TV, mini bar fridge, safety deposit box and is wired for Internet connectivity so that while in Cape Town, our guests will never be out of touch with home.
Highlands offers the guest opportunity to be pampered with holistic aroma therapy and health & beauty treatments of the highest standard.