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About Houw Hoek Hotel

The Houw Hoek Hotel is situated in the heart of mother nature in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve. We are peacefully positioned in an exquisite location, between majestic mountains and picturesque ponds. Guests hoping for a tranquil country escape will not be disappointed with our old-world charm, warm hospitality and beautiful surroundings. Most of the rooms have private balconies showcasing our breathtaking mountain views. Some of our rooms have fire places for those cosy winter evenings. Our 5 air-conditioned conference facilities can comfortably accommodate up to 250 delegates. The rolling lawns and large ponds create a romantic setting making the Houw Hoek Hotel a popular wedding venue. We are the oldest licensed hotel in South Africa and are a leisurely 80 km from Cape Town. Enjoy 5-star treatment on a 3-star budget. Join us for drinks or a delicious meal on the terraces with views of the magnificent surrounding mountains. We offer all the comforts of home and our outstanding service will ensure that you have a magnificent stay.

Wedding Venues: Surrounded by beauty, the Houw Hoek Hotel is a photographer’s paradise. Our rolling lawns and large ponds create a romantic setting, making us an ideal wedding venue. We offer a variety of options tailored to suit your requirements or budget.

Conference Venues: We have five air-conditioned conference rooms which can accommodate from 5 to 250 delegates. We can tailor the seating exactly to your needs. We have high tech equipment and wi-fi. Our location is guaranteed to make your conference a success.

Family friendly: Many of our rooms have one or two additional single beds, ideal for small families. Outdoors, we offer putt-putt and volleyball on our rolling lawns. Indoors we have a games room with table tennis, foosball, a pool table and video games.

Romantic: The Houw Hoek Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in South Africa and is steeped in a history of romance. Our picturesque setting makes our tranquil getaway a popular wedding venue. Many couples have chosen to get engaged at this back-to-nature venue .

  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 178
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 1 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

• Deposits/prepayments are not refundable for cancellations within 7 days of arrival.
• Refunds on deposits for other bookings or premature departures are at the discretion of management and are dependent on the ability to relet the room.
• All refunds are subject to R300 administration fee.

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Reviews for Houw Hoek Hotel

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Ester Van Rensburg, South Africa
12 January 2017

A newly wed couple (Mr and Mrs Prior) booked in on 5 January 2017 around 11 pm for their honeymoon night. The service was extremely poor from the security guard at the gate to reception on arrival that night and also from reception staff the next morning, when they reported the bad service the morning of 6 January 2017. The security guard took 5 minutes to open gate with fat from food dripping from his mouth. When Mr and Mrs Prior wanted to order something to drink they were told rudely by receptionist "no you cant have drinks as we don`t serve drinks now". When they complained the next mornin...
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Houw Hoek Hotel is 16.4km from the centre of Grabouw , the nearest airport 66.9km (Cape Town International Airport).
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