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.

Their exquisite location makes this the perfect place to relax and unwind. Most of the rooms have balconies with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. With much to keep the whole family entertained – two refreshing swimming pools, two games rooms and a host of outdoor activities such as putt-putt, guests can enjoy 5-star treatment while outstanding service ensures that you have a magnificent stay.

The new modern Loggia combines a delicious dining experience with sweeping views of mother nature. Join Houw Hoek for drinks or an appetising meal on the terraces with a panoramic view of the majestic mountains and beautiful ponds.

Built in 1779, they are the oldest licensed hotel in South Africa and 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’.

The Houw Hoek Hotel is your perfect retreat, peacefully positioned in a nature reserve. Enjoy the old-world charm, warm hospitality and tranquil surroundings.

Hotel Activities

For the young and old, Houw Hoek offers many exciting things to do. Outdoors there is putt-putt, jungle gyms, volleyball, two swimming pools, jumping castles, water slides and a trampoline. Indoors they have two games rooms with video games, table tennis, air hockey, foosball, board games and toys for younger children.

Houw Hoek Restaurants

Two restaurants blend traditional South African cuisine with modern innovations from renowned chefs. There is also an appetising snack menu. The new open-plan loggia has panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Houw Hoek’s delectable and relaxed meals are complemented by an award-winning wine list including the finest local wines. There are also Halaal and vegetarian options available.


Houw Hoek’s exquisite location makes the hotel an ideal conference venue. There are five air-conditioned conference rooms, each one with its own individual character and size. They can comfortably accommodate between 2 to 250 delegates.


The romantic setting between the picturesque mountains and ponds is the perfect location for a wedding. Offerings can be tailored to your special day to suit your exact needs, with a variety of options to match your budget. Friendly and efficient staff will ensure that your wedding is a wonderful and memorable experience.


Houw Hoek has 77 beautifully appointed rooms all with en-suite bathrooms. Most rooms have private balconies with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and offering hotel bouquet 20-channel DStv and free Wi-Fi. A full breakfast is included in your room price.

Dinner Dance

On Saturdays Houw Hoek hosts a traditional Saturday Dinner Dance. It is hosted in their delightful barn where they also serve a delicious 3-course set menu.


Tel: +27 (0)28 284 9646, cell: +27 (0)74 148 7638
Email: [email protected]
N2, Houw Hoek, Grabouw 7160, Western Cape, South Africa

-34.204544”S, 19.151316”E

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