Hotel, Guest House, B&B

Weltevrede Bistro & Wine Estate

Weltevrede Bistro Pop in here for hearty country classics like chicken, mushroom and leek pot pie, and big breakfast fry-ups. Sprawling vineyard views, cheerful checkered tablecloths and a gurgling water feature add to the laid-back appeal of the place. Open 9am-4pm Tue-Sat. Main courses R50 (R30 light meals). Guest house in Weltevrede Wine Estate: Choose between two cottages nestling...


Suikerbossie This gorgeous three-bedroom cottage boasts silky smooth 200-thread count linen. The living areas all open onto the stoep or patio area via French doors. Or chill-out under the pergola by the pool. Rates R750-R2000. No credit cards are accepted here.

Royal Hotel

Royal Hotel At 148 years old, the Royal is the oldest licensed hotel in the Western Cape. Its landmark stoep was added in 1929; with deep art deco chairs it’s the perfect place to sip a gin and tonic. There are 10 luxurious en-suite bedrooms, a pool and manicured lawns. Rates R750-R875.

Pulpit Rock

Pulpit Rock Named after the rock on the nearby Bain’s Kloof Pass, the winery offers self-catering guest rooms, fully equipped including braai facilities. The estate is in the foothills of the Kasteelberg with fantastic views of the mountains and valley where you’ll be surrounded by game, farm animals and vineyards. Rates R200. Credit cards are not accepted.

Old Oak Manor

Old Oak Manor has just four rooms plus a loft suite and a private cottage. With no television in the room, it’s truly a get-away-from-it-all place, and you get to help yourself to complimentary tea, coffee and rusks in the dining room. Rates R375-R475. Contact Old Oak Manor at 022 448 1170 for reservations.

Kasteelberg Country Inn & Bistro

Kasteelberg Country Inn & Bistro Built in 1911 and restored in 2002, the inn is located conveniently on the town square. Allan Barnard and Julien Debray are your hosts whose message is ‘this is your home too’. Enjoy their hospitality in one of six double rooms each with their own character. The Bistro is open daily (except Tuesdays) for no-frills breakfasts under R30 or the signature roast duck. Rates...

Paternoster Seaside Cottages

Paternoster Seaside Cottages A large variety of local houses are available on a self-catering basis. Seaside Cottages 1 and 2 are gems, with their welcoming white and blue interiors, en-suite bathrooms, indoor fireplaces, decks and plunge pools right next to the beach. Ideal if you simply want to do your own thing. Rates R1 000-R3 000 (sleeps 2-4).

Oyster Catcher’s Haven

Oyster Catcher’s Haven Oyster Catcher’s Haven is a favourite, tiny retreat, and the spot offers stunning views over secluded Bekbaai. With eclectically furnished, comfy rooms, as well as a welcoming lounge, pool and deck, this intimate spot is great for R&R.

Abalone House

Abalone House A brand-new boutique guesthouse, Abalone House turns all expectations of a typical West Coast experience on their head. The 10-roomed house is decorated in an over-the-top, eclectic and warm style, reflecting the warm and genuine welcome and personal service you’ll receive. From pre-dinner drinks at the cosy bar (with its vast open fireplace) to the library and high tea...

Shelley Point Hotel, Spa & Country

Shelley Point Hotel, Spa & Country Hotel: Comfortable suites ensure a good night’s sleep at the edge of St Helena Bay. All 86 rooms have mini fridges and tea and coffee facilities, private patios and satellite TV. Ground floor studios are decorated in warm ochre tones and upstairs mezzanine rooms are calmly hued in blue. Service at the hotel is top notch. Great views of the golf course and ocean from...

Paternoster Hotel

Paternoster Hotel Get down with the locals at this popular hangout. While the Panty Bar (just look at the ceiling to understand the name) can get suitably raucous, especially on match days, the outside trestle tables do a roaring trade in cheap and cheerful food. Dig in to hearty portions of crowd-pleasers like schnitzels, burgers and fish-cakes, or simply order a large plate of chips to...

Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach You’ll be forgiven for falling for the sales pitch – at Paradise Beach you really can imagine that you’re somewhere in the Mediterranean, complete with laid-back lodging in whitewashed houses, turquoise water lapping at the shores and perfect golden sunsets. The range of well-appointed, self-catering accommodation options on offer – from tiny studios to bigger villas –...

Nirvana and Larus houseboats

Nirvana and Larus houseboats Step aboard the Nirvana and enjoy all the luxuries of a beachfront villa – while calmly floating on a glistening lagoon. Spend sunny days lounging on the deck, or take the occasional splash by dipping into the mild water. Wintry West Coast nights call for cosy lounging next to the built-in fireplace. Five spacious bedrooms offer comfortable ameni-ties and the best lagoon...

Friday Island

Friday Island With its breezy interior and lagoon views, Friday Island will have you in holiday mode in no time. Sea-facing en-suite rooms (with plenty of outside deck space for stacking surfboards) offer no-fuss comfort at a pocket-pleasing prices. You can also grab a light bite at the water’s edge. Rates R250-R450.

Farmhouse Hotel

Farmhouse Hotel This Langebaan institution has old-world charm aplenty. Budget travellers are catered for with well-priced, cosy travellers’ rooms with all the basic amenities, while lagoon-facing luxury suites offer a more indulgent stay. The established in-house restaurant offers hearty Cape country cooking. Rates R650-R1 920 per room.