Set amid the refined, gracious hills of Hout Bay, Hout Bay Manor is a sparkling, hidden gem of luxury and indulgence. Built in 1871 by Jacob Trautmann, it was originally known as the Royal Hotel. Hout Bay is in a beautiful valley surrounded by stately mountains, covered in rich oak and pine forests and lush green meadows. A picturesque river runs through a small natural harbour into the circular bay where it meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Relax under the shade of custom-made Zulu umbrellas by the private swimming pool, or unwind amid the magnificent old oak trees in the tranquil private garden.
Dining at Hout Bay Manor is always a uniquely rewarding experience and can be enjoyed either in the restaurant or outside in the calm serenity of the terrace and garden. Pure is the signature restaurant, a must for those wishing to indulge in an evening of gourmet delights. The Executive Chef uses the best of local produce, organic when possible, to create dishes that live up to his personal vision - ‘a fusion of purity’.
Guests can indulge in massages, facials and other therapies, which can be arranged through the expert therapist in the privacy of your own room or in the Inzolo Wellness Suite.
Hout Bay Manor’s 20 rooms have been individually designed with en-suite bathrooms, many with free-standing baths, wooden floors and decorative chandeliers. There are 19 rooms and one suite and aside from the original décor style and feel there is a host of modern conveniences to make your stay as enjoyable as possible including plasma screen satellite televisions, telephones, safes and air conditioning, I-Pod Stations as well as internet and wireless connection.
Each room is beautifully decorated and has en-suite bathrooms with stand alone baths and powerful showers.
There is one suite which has two double en-suite bedrooms, sitting area and balcony with lovely views.
Children of all ages are very welcome to come and stay at Hout Bay Manor and there are reliable babysitters and child minders on hand to ensure that parents also get time to themselves.
There is a sparkling swimming pool for all to enjoy and for relaxation there is the Inzolo Wellness Suite, offering a range of therapies and treatments to suite everyone. The signature restaurant ‘Pure’, considered as one of the finest restaurants in Cape Town, is the heart of Hout Bay Manor.
Due to its location, guests at Hout Bay Manor can explore the scenic Cape Peninsula area with ease. They can take some time out to visit the famous Chapman’s Peak, Noordhoek, Camps Bay, Table Mountain, Robben Island and the ever popular V & A Waterfront.
Nannies can be arranged for your children at additional cost.
When to travel
Year-round destination. The summers are generally warm and dry, while winters tend to be wet and cool, the rains brought on by fierce north westerly gales. Neither season experiences extremes of temperature, thanks to prevailing winds.
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Location and directions
Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
Hout Bay Manor is situated in the serene seaside fishing village of Hout Bay, Cape Town. The perfect location to explore the scenic Cape Peninsula area.
How to get there
11-hours 50-minute British Airways flight from London Heathrow to Cape Town International Airport. The airport is approximately a 30-minute drive from the hotel; transfers can be arrange by Hout Bay Manor