Welcome to the Houw Hoek Hotel, located on the site of a toll gate established in the Dutch East Indian days.
The oldest hotel in South Africa, it is situated in the heart of the Kogelberg ( Biosphere) reserve, 90km from Cape Town and 75km from the Cape Town International Airport, you will rapidly forget congested freeways and pollution in this beautiful and peaceful environment.
Most of the existing ground floor building dates from 1779. The upper storey was added in 1860 and since then the hotel has been progressively extended. The adjoining old farm buildings have been converted into wedding and conference venues retaining their original character.
Today, gracious old oaks, flanked by towering poplars and one of the biggest blue gum trees in South Africa, spread their sheltering branches over the historic Hotel.
Accommodation at Houw Hoek Hotel:
The hotel has 50 beautifully appointed rooms. Of these rooms, 10 are family rooms and 40 are double rooms sleeping a total of 120 guests per night.
All rooms offer en-suite bathrooms, TV (with 10 channels DSTV), telephone and most have a fire place & a balcony.
- 2 swimming pools
- Squash court
- Tennis court
- Snooker, Pool, Darts
- Beach Volley ball,
- Hiking trail
Main Dining Room
Our main restaurant seats 100 guests, serves a la carte lunches and dinners (except Saturday dinner ) and a full English breakfast daily. It also serves a very popular country home cooking Sunday lunch carvery buffet.
The traditional Saturday Dinner/Dance is held in the Barn in which a 5 course set menu is served. Dinner is served from 20h00 and the music starts at 21h30. This venue can also used for weddings on any other nights or lunch.
Veranda, Garden & Pub
A la carte Lunches & dinners, light lunches, hot & cold beverages are served daily on the veranda, in the garden and in the Stagecoach Bar.