10 private hot tub getaways in the Western Cape

Posted on 25 April 2024

Enter the winter months with a warm splash at these private hot tub getaways in the Western Cape.

Although the prospect of summer days, ice-cold drinks, and sandy toes are slowly disappearing in the rearview mirror, there are still exciting winter getaways that you can start to plan for. These 10 private hot tub getaways will chase the chills away, and leave you feeling refreshed and ready for the busyness of life.

1. Treehouse at Melozhori

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This romantic treehouse getaway is set in the Melozhori Game Reserve two hours outside of Cape Town. Enjoy a delicious morning cup of coffee from the available bean-to-cup coffee machine, cook pizzas in the built-in pizza oven, or just stargaze from the comfort of the wood-fired hot tub.

2. Nima Lodge

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This incredible Wilderness retreat is made for a romantic getaway. Take a walk to the waterfall within the Wilderness National Park, or while away in the afternoon, lazing in the jacuzzi with your loved one.

READ: Nima lodges in Wilderness: a perfect stay for the perfect getaway

3. Africamps at Doolhof

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Located near the town of Wellington, this hot tub getaway in the Western Cape sits beneath the Groenberg Mountain Range. There’s a river walk, a vineyard hike, and wine-tasting rooms to make your getaway memorable. Purchase a bottle or two of their wines in your private jacuzzi.

READ: 10 best romantic getaways in the Western Cape

4. Bergsicht

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Get away from it all in a lovely farm setting within the Tulbagh Valley. Enjoy the toasty indoor fireplace on frosty mornings, have a ‘lekker’ lunchtime braai, and take in the mighty Winterhoek and Witzenberg mountain range from your hot tub.

5. Southern Yurts

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Ease your mind while staying at Southern Yurts, where they operate with a strong ecological conscience. Their firewood is sourced from alien eradication efforts, the accommodations are made from up-cycled and locally-produced materials, and they supply biodegradable soaps and shampoos. Spend hours exploring the forests and mountain paths, and keep an eye out for eagles that may fly past.

6. Camp Canoe

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Set within the Boschendal Wine Estate, Camp Canoe allows its guests to fully immerse themselves in nature. The dam is perfect for adventure-seekers in need of a paddle on the water. The view is perfect for lazy travellers who would rather sip cocktails from the comfort of their private wood-fired hot tub.

7. Kol Kol

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The Fynbos Pods are designed to let natural light in, with muted neutral colours and a seamless flow between the bedroom, lounge, and kitchen. KolKol allows you to escape from a busy lifestyle and enjoy nature’s simple pleasures.

  • Rates: R 2 400 p p (two guests at Brunia Cabin)
  • Location: Van Der Stel Pass Rd, Bot River
  • Contact: +27 76 9136014
  • Website: kolkol.co.za

8. Untether

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Untether allows you to do just that, untether yourself from the noise and busyness of life. Rest and relax between the fynbos and magical mountains, and reconnect with yourself and with nature. You can make use of the delicious meal kits that they provide, ask for the WiFi to be turned on if you have some work to catch up on, or off if you need a little social media escape. Untether even offers to curate your ideal getaway, organising activities from hiking trails to wine tasting depending on your preferences.

9. Badensfontein

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Situated close to Montagu, Badensfontein is a family-owned farm within the peaceful Baden Valley. Escape into nature with walks through the vineyards or country bike rides. Try out Montagu Spring’s hot pools or drive into the quaint town for a delicious meal at one of the restaurants.

READ: A luxury glamping experience in Montagu

10. Canvas Collective

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Glamping at its finest in the picturesque Hemel-En-Aarde area, Canvas Collective makes for an ideal hot tub getaway in the Western Cape. Expect full hotel-type meals served in The Field Kitchen by their talented chefs. Immerse yourself in nature while taking full advantage of their luxury tents. Canvas Collective has perfectly combined five-star luxury within its wild setting.


DEAL: A midweek winter getaway for 2 in Citrusdal

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