5 weekend Cape Town getaways

By Tegan Reeves,

Even the most dedicated of city dwellers need a relaxing weekend away from the buzz of the Mother City. Whether you fancy a pamper day in a beautiful spa, an afternoon perfecting your swing on an 18-hole golf course or you’re just overdue for some wining and dining, it’s time start your planning your next weekend escape…

Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa

Somerset West

The four-star Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa continues to be a popular mini-break destination thanks to its stunning location at the foot of the Hottentots-Holland Mountains, which is 30 minutes away from Cape Town.

The magnificent hotel boasts everything you need to unwind – think cobbled walkways, manicured gardens, painstakingly-decorated suites and an 18-hole Gary Player-designed golf course.

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Ocean Eleven

Hermanus

Ocean Eleven is an intimate, grey-and-white Cape Cod-style guesthouse overlooking the famous cliffs of Hermanus, the Overberg Mountains and Walker Bay.

The refined colonial interiors of the beautifully restored main house feature high ceilings, teak floors and tall windows that give you unparalleled views of the ocean – perfect for a spot of whale-watching.

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Marianne Wine Estate

Stellenbosch

For all those wine aficionados out there, we recommend a stay at Marianne Wine Estate. The picturesque B&B offers recently refurbished ‘lofts’ which guarantee a luxurious stay from start to finish.

All feature luxury bathrooms and distinctly South African interiors. Think printed carpets and cushions alongside earthy colours and local artifacts. The estate’s tasting room is renowned for its wine and biltong pairing menu.

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Holden Manz

Franschoek Valley

Stay at one of Franschoek Valley’s most famed wineries in five-star luxury. Suites are lavish and look out to the vineyards and manicured lawns. Appreciate antique furnishings which are tastefully paired with a soft colour palette of grey and cream. 

The in-house restaurant, Franschoek Kitchen can organise picnic baskets, or you can enjoy the award-winning, sustainability-focused dinner menu. We’re not going to lie to you, it will be difficult to leave this place come check-out!

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Palmiet Valley Estate

Paarl

This exclusive five-star country lodge is steeped in history dating back to 1692, on 96 acres of landscaped gardens lined with oak trees and endless grape vines.

Situated at the foot of the Drakenstein mountain range just outside Paarl, the breathtaking Palmiet Valley Estate is only 30 minutes from Cape Town, making it the ideal place for you to enjoy a romantic break out of the city.  

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