Hotel, Guest House, B&B

The Farmhouse

The Farmhouse Grab a couple of friends and try the country-life fantasy on for size on the outskirts of the Greyton Nature Reserve. The renovated mud-brick farm- house is fitted with city-slicker mod cons, but the real draw card is the grounds, embellished with lily ponds. Call dibs on one of the shaded hammocks and watch the birdlife flutter by. Prices: R900 per room. No Credit cards...

Barnard’s Hotel

Barnard’s Hotel The rather humdrum Cape Dutch façade of this hotel belies the hip den inside. The pared- down en-suite rooms and lofty double-storey cottages are accented with leather touches and masculine hues. Spend some time lounging around the dappled pool area. In the evenings, lounge in the funky bar and dine on hearty fare at the restaurant.

Anna’s Country Cottages

Anna’s Country Cottages Owner Anna Elisabettini’s expert interior design eye is evident around every corner of these delightful garden cottages: from the hand-woven lampshades to the self-designed Morroccan-style stone benches. For something different, book a space in the modern oak-tree house. Prices: R400-R600 per cottage. No: Credit cards


Via's Set in Greyton’s erstwhile general dealer store, this lovely deli eatery is quite the hotspot amongst locals, especially on Friday afternoons when the buffet table groans under the weight of proprietress / chef Via Laurie’s Mediterranean- inspired comfort creations, like Tuscan chicken and cannelini bean casserole, and lentil salad with grilled aubergines, coriander...

The Roundhouse Guesthouse

The Roundhouse Guesthouse This relative newcomer to the De Kelders scene already has fans across the globe thanks to the owner Dave Caravias’s hospitality (and perhaps the fact that his dog Stavros adopts guests as his own from the get go). Guests rave about Dave’s local knowledge and enthusiasm for sharing his hidden gems, the comfortable surrounds, the reasonable rates and the fact that there...

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Eco-chic is the catchphrase at this perfectly positioned five-star lodge perched above Walker Bay. There are 27 spacious designer suites across two lodges, aptly named for their forest and garden surrounds. The hotel comes complete with unspoilt vistas, fine-dining restaurant, excellent service and an admirable commitment to the environment. Rates R1 980-R3 750.

The Great White House

Whitewashed cottages make up the accommodation at this ever-popular stop, especially for adventure-seeking shark divers who make the most of the guesthouse’s whale-watching and shark-diving package offerings. Expect three-star country surrounds, a stone’s throw from Kleinbaai Harbour – in the thick of the action during season. The restaurant serves great seafood and slap-...

Farm 215

If sleeping in stylish, contemporary surrounds is for you, look no further than the free-standing Fynbos Suites on this pristine rural property. Each of these three offerings is an exercise in modern style and the timeless appeal of wilder-ness life simply adds to the appeal. The four-star Homestead is also part of the offering at Farm 215, with luxe country style...

Tip of Africa Guesthouse

This basic but very comfortable accommodation option has a hint of hunter’s lodge about it. The rooms are clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. Ideal central location. Rates R350-R425.

Hotagterklip B&B

Sleep in a traditional fisherman’s cottage that has been restored to a B&B. Just before you enter Struisbaai, look out for the turn-off to this historic thatched cottage that has been declared a national monument. Run as part of a community upliftment initiative, it is clean and cute and adjacent to a small coffee shop and a community craft centre. Rates R250-R450 per...

Cornwallis Lodge

Cornwallis Lodge With one of the best positions and bordering a private nature reserve, this thatch-roofed mansion offers luxury and extreme comfort. Enjoy satellite TV in your room, or hang out at the Driftwood Pool Bar. Rates R340-R947.

Cape Agulhas Backpackers

This clean and colourful backpackers is full of charm and bonhomie. Each room is inspired by and named after one of the boats in the local harbour. All the rooms walk out from a veranda onto the tranquil garden with hammocks for chilling out. Rates R100 dorm; R300-R370 per unit; R450 self-catering. Visit Cape Agulhas Backpackers website at

The Arniston Spa Hotel

The Arniston Spa Hotel For fantastic sea views and four-star comfort, you can’t go wrong with an elegantly decorated room in this four-star hotel. They have a swimming pool, while most rooms have a fireplace, as well as Wi-Fi. But more importantly, the spa attracts souls in need of pampering. Rates R900-R1 880.

Arniston Seaside Cottages

Arniston Seaside Cottages If you’re here on a retreat and want to do your own thing, while indulging in some measure of laziness, opt for these self-catering thatched cottages in the style of Kassiesbaai’s historic fisherman’s cottages nearby. The cottages are serviced daily. Rates R260.

Rijks Country House

Rijks Country House The only five-star accommodation in Tulbagh, Rijks offers accommodation in 12 beautifully appointed rooms in thatched Cape Dutch-style buildings, plus three more free-standing two-bedroom cottages. The views are stunning, and the staff treat you like royalty. Fabulous breakfasts are served on the terrace and the Que Sera restaurant offers fine dining. Rates R1100-R1400.