10 winter accommodation specials in the Western Cape

Posted by David Henning on 29 March 2022

With winter edging closer, only a really cosy spot might get you to leave your home. Understandable. Take advantage of these 10  Cape Country Routes winter accommodation specials for the colder months.

1. Agulhas Country Lodge, Cape Agulhas

Situated at the southernmost tip of Africa is a 4-star small family-run business that prides itself on creating an exceptional experience for guests. It has created an atmosphere that radiates character, charm and romance and it provides excellent personalised customer service.

The 2022 Winter Special, valid from 1 May to 31 August is a 30% discount. Book any room type at only R 750 per person including breakfast.  Long weekends and public/school holidays excluded. (Children up to 12 years old sharing with adults R 350 per child extra; infants stay free). 

Visit their website here.

2. De Zeekoe Guest Farm, Oudtshoorn

A stylish 4-star guest house and lucerne farm situated just 7 km outside Oudtshoorn with a variety of luxurious B&B accommodation and self-catering cottages on top of an assortment of great activities – from hiking, biking and swimming to De Zeekoe’s exclusive Five Shy Meerkat tours.

It is an ideal destination for a getaway. De Zeekoe’s Winter Special valid from 1 May to 31 August 2022 includes two nights, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, a morning Meerkat tour, plus free biking. Prices from R4 300 per couple.

Visit their website here

3. De Hoop Collection

De Hoop Nature Reserve is a World Heritage site that offers world-class whale-watching and is a paradise for bird enthusiasts with more than 260 species of birds, including the endangered Cape Vultures.

De Hoop Collection offers a wide range of accommodation options and is a short three hours drive from Cape Town. It’s Winter Special includes a  stay at the De Hoop Village Cottages or at the luxury suites and get 40% off.  Valid from mid-May to end July 2022.

De Hoop Village Cottage (six sleeper) from R2 150 per cottage per night; Luxury Suites (two sleeper) from R1 950 per person per night (suite rate includes Dinner, Bed and Breakfast). Valid for new bookings which exclude event weekends like Wine, Whales and Music and Whale of Trail.

Visit their website here.

4. Eendracht Hotel & Apartments, Stellenbosch 

The elegant award-winning Eendracht Hotel & Apartments situated in the heart of Stellenbosch is an excellent base from  the Cape Winelands.

Eendracht caters not only to the discerning leisure guest but also to corporate guests – and has a great Business Package on offer.

Book a stay for two nights at the standard room rate and receive a complimentary Full Day Conference Package. This package includes breakfast and lunch with a coffee/tea break during the afternoon, free high-speed fibre internet, aircon, TV and Conference Cam and the free use of the Huddle Room (can accommodate up to 14 delegates depending on the seating configuration).

Price: From R980 per person per night

Valid from 1 May to 31 August 2022 Tel: +27 21 883 8843, Email: [email protected] or visit their website here.

5. Evergreen Manor & Spa, Stellenbosch

Enjoy the magic that is Stellenbosch at  Evergreen Manor & Spa where gracious living an old-world charm combined with modern convenience, friendly luxury and welcoming hospitality is a way of life.

Close to the centre of the town, with restaurants, art galleries and museums only a few minutes’ walk away, this country guesthouse makes a perfect base for exploring the surrounding wine estates and the entire area. 

Take advantage of Evergreen’s special Winter offer – book a stay (on a bed and breakfast basis) in a beautifully appointed luxury room for three nights and only pay for two. Valid from 1 May to 31 August.

Visit their website here.

6. Gonana Guesthouse, Paternoster

The sustainable, eco-conscious  is located in Paternoster on the Bek Bay beach. Its luxurious, but relaxed contemporary accommodation comprises eight en-suite guest rooms. Additionally, the Studio - a double-storey, fully equipped with a kitchenette can serve as a self-catering unit or bed and breakfast.

Two new self-catering cottages with breathtaking sea views from the balconies, braai facilities, fully fitted kitchen provide the perfect option for those seeking privacy. Both the cottages and the guesthouse are pet friendly, while the cottages are also child friendly. Gonana’s Winter Warmer Special ‘Stay for Three Nights – Pay for Two Nightsis valid for all bookings from 1 May to 15 August 2022.

Visit their website here.

7. Karoo Art Hotel, Barrydale

Just off Route 62, close to the Tradouw Pass near Barrydale,  Karoo Art Hotel was always quirky and crazy, but never beautiful. Now it’s all three thanks to a major renovation under an imaginative new team that used the last phase of the Covid lockdown to demonstrate how fine a grasp they have on the art of  reinvention.  

Many other arts have been added beyond just that on the walls; the art of the bakery, the Karoo country kitchen, the art of local sourcing, the art of Fynbos infusion, the art of a Karoo country house party, the art of classic cinema (in the hotel’s movie house up in the rafters above the historic ballroom) . Ask owners Rick and Sue Melvill what the most important part of all is, and their reply is always ‘the art of joy.’ Book any two nights mid-week and get the third night free as part of their winter special – valid June to end August 2022. 

Visit their website here.

8. Montagu Country Hotel, Montagu

This charming 4-star accommodation in Montag is a comfortable driving distance from Cape Town and the perfect destination for a winter getaway. Their new winter specials include:  

  • One -Night Breakaway – Bed And Breakfast and Dinner (three-course, set menu), plus cocktail/mocktail per person – Classic Room – R2 055 per couple/Luxury Room – R2 450 per couple
  • Wellness Two-Night Special – two nights Bed and Full Breakfast daily, Dinner (three-course, set menu), plus 30min back & neck massage or Morgan Taylor manicure with paraffin wax (per person per booking)  – Classic Room R3 750 per couple / Luxury Room  – R4 550 per couple
  • Made- in- Montagu-Medley – two nights’ accommodation, full breakfast daily, a welcome drink, plus a complimentary bottle of Montagu Winery’s Cabernet Sauvignon – Classic Room – R2 570 per couple / Luxury Room R3 370 per couple, and the Montagu Hotel Weltevrede Wine Experience  – three nights’ accommodation, full breakfast daily, a complimentary bottle of Weltevrede Calcrete Chardonnay, a buy-one-get-one-free ‘Weltevrede Captivated’ by Cap Classique Tours, plus a 25% discount on Flying Feet Bike rentals – Classic Room – R3 588 per couple/ Luxury Room – R4 695 per couple/ Executive Suite – R6 280 per couple.

Visit their website here.

9. South Hill Vineyards, Elgin

This  4-star boutique hotel is situated in the beautiful Elgin Valley close to the town of Grabouw. This boutique wine farm – with luxury ‘farm-stay’ accommodation, a restaurant that serves delicious bistro country-style meals, an art gallery and a space for weddings and personalised functions – is all about creating ‘cool taste experiences’. Its ‘cool taste’ Winter Special is a 20% discount for guests that book through Cape Country Routes for two nights or more for stays at the Guest House Villa, the Pump House Honeymoon Cottage and Stokies Ark (the Houseboat). This special is valid from 1 May to 31 August 2022. 

Visit their website here.

10. Wildehondekloof Private Game Reserve, Oudtshoorn

A 4 000-hectare private reserve with a luxury game lodge 40km from Oudtshoorn with nine private, luxurious en-suite bedrooms offer stunning views of the mountains and river. Activities include guided game drives, guided hiking trails, mountain biking (bring your own bike), swimming, stargazing and delicious cuisine.

Their Winter Special of R1 100 per person per night (bed and breakfast included) is valid from 1 May till 31 August 2022.

Situated close to the main lodge is the brand-new, self-catering family Villa that sleeps six (four adults, two children). With three bedrooms (two en-suite), a kitchen, an inside braai, a lounge, a dining area, shaded private parking, free WiFi and use of the swimming pool, and at only R2 900 per night, the Villa is perfect for a luxurious and tranquil escape to the Klein Karoo.

Ts & Cs apply. For booking enquiries, contact [email protected], or visit Cape Country Routes here.

Visit their website here.

Pictures: Supplied by Cape Country Routes.

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