The Cellars Hohenort

Constantia Valley, Cape Town

At a Glance

  • Only a 15-minute drive from the center of Cape Town

  • Despite being only 15 minutes from the city you feel as though you could be anywhere on the garden route!

  • Two award winning restaurants in the hotel grounds

  • Situated in the Constantia Valley on the breathtaking slopes of Table Mountain

  • Two large swimming pools, a tennis court and a chipping and putting golf green

  • Nine acres of beautiful gardens which, in 2010 were awarded the Relais & Châteaux Garden Award

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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. Summer (Nov-Mar) is the hottest with temperatures 20-40°C. Mid season (Apr, May, Sep, Oct) temps between 10-30°C. Winter (from June- Aug) is the low season with temps 0-25°C.

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Description

Nestled below the slopes of Table Mountain, in the heart of the Constantia Valley lies The Cellars Hohenort, a magnificent 5 star hotel. All 52 rooms and suites boast panoramic views of the iconic mountain or over the beautifully manicured gardens.

Wandering through the exquisite nine acre gardens at The Cellars Hohenort, you would never guess that you were only a 15-minute drive from Cape Town City Center. Liz McGrath has spent twenty years perfecting the gardens at The Cellars Hohenort and has perfectly captured the beauty of nature in her seasonally influenced gardens that are constantly changing. Guests are free to explore every nook and cranny of the exquisitely landscaped gardens and can wile away the afternoons reading a book in a quiet corner or tending to the herb gardens. There are also two large heated swimming pools, a tennis court and a small putting green for guests to use at their leisure.

There are two award winning restaurants and two unique bars situated at the hotel. The Greenhouse is run by world renowned chef Peter Templehoff, who perfectly combines South African ingredients and flavors with unique culinary flair. The Conservatory Restaurant is situated adjacent to the historic Cellars Hohenort cellar and with its friendly service and award-winning wine list it offers guests an exceptional every day dining experience. The Martini Bar is ideal for the evening and has a fantastic cocktail menu. Fern Bar, overlooking the gardens is perfect for afternoon tea or a quiet glass of wine in the evenings.

The accommodation at The Cellars Hohenort consists of 52 uniquely decorated rooms all of which are en-suite and have WiFi throughout. The rooms are all cool and airy in the summer and warm and cosy in the winter months.

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Accommodation

The Cellars Hohenort offers guests a choice of 49 uniquely decorated rooms. There are the standard double rooms, all uniquely decorated with a choice of a private balcony, Peninsula views, False Bay views or views of the gardens. There are eight suites with a separate lounge area, a small kitchenette and the option of a private walled garden. The standard suites have spectacular views over the gardens and a separate lounge area. The Madiba Villa is a private luxury villa with a private driveway, pool and courtyard. There is an open plan sitting room with a fireplace and bar, two double bedrooms (three if needed). All of the bedrooms are en suite with spectacular views over the gardens, surrounding mountains or the Peninsula.

Premier Suite

The individually decorated Premier Suites range in décor and design, from the traditional to the contemporary. Each Premier Suite is superbly spacious, which makes them ideal for guests looking for a little extra room. 5 of these rooms can be made into a twin bed room or a double room.

Luxury Double with Veranda

The Luxury Double Veranda rooms boast Edwardian ambience and panoramic views of the Peninsula, False Bay or the surrounding mountains.

Suites

All 11 of the Suites are all individually decorated and the décor draws its inspiration from the beautiful garden. The Suites offer a spacious separate lounge area and a walk in closet. All of the suites are double beds but 8 of these can be made into twin rooms.

Double

All can be a double or a twin room

Boasting tranquil views over the award-winning gardens, the Double Rooms open directly onto the gardens, while a selection of Rooms boast far-reaching garden vistas from their balconies. All of the rooms can be made up to be either double or twin beds.

Luxury Double

All of the luxury double rooms can be made into a double or a twin room. Boasting tranquil views over the award-winning gardens, the Double Rooms open directly onto the gardens, while a selection of rooms boast far-reaching garden vistas from their balconies. All of the rooms are very spacious and can be made up to be either double or twin beds.

Childcare

Children of all ages are welcome at The Cellars - Hohenort and there are a whole host of activities to suit all ages.

Facilities

The Cellars - Hohenort has nine acres of beautiful gardens which guests are welcome to explore. The gardens are regarded as one of the finest privately owned gardens in South Africa and in 2010 won the Relais & Chateaux Garden Award. There are two heated swimming pools at Hohenort and a tennis court. There are also two restaurants, The Greenhouse with world renowned chef Peter Tempelhoff, who playfully combines international techniques and styles with local ingredients and flavors which result in delicious, surprising dishes that leave a lasting impression and The Conservatory Restaurant offering a more traditional but equally exceptional dining experience.

Activities

The Cellars-Hohenort is ideally situated as a central point from which to experience the diversity of activities, including Cape Point, Robben Island, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and the Constantia Valley Wine Route. A mere fifteen minute drive will take you to the center of the city and the V&A Waterfront. Guests can also enjoy a game of croquet, bowls or tennis all within the beautiful gardens and there are two large swimming pools for guests to use as well.

Reviews

5

Miles McConnell (Staff)

Cellars is everything a boutique hotel should be despite having 52 rooms. The gardens which the traditional Cape Dutch buildings are set in are beautiful and the fantastic views up to the mountains, which seem to hover just above you are truly breathtaking. Despite being only 15 minutes from the city the space and gardens make you feel as though you could be anywhere. The friendly but very professional staff and management cater to your every whim and ensure that you get the best of their extensive experience in the local area, giving great recommendations and running complimentary shuttles in and out of town.

If that wasn't enough their in house restaurants Greenhouse and The Conservatory are some of the best in this foodie city. A personal favorite!

Experiences

  • Bay Harbour Market - Hout Bay

    Bay Harbour Market is situated on the water’s edge in an old fish factory in Hout Bay Harbour. The market boasts more than 100 stalls selling a huge variety of local produce from arts and crafts to fashion, jewelry and authentic South African food.

  • Bike and Saddle Cycling Tours

    What better way to experience the varied landscapes of the Cape Peninsula than by bike? Bike and Saddle has six routes ranging from a three hour tour around Cape Town, to a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, there is something to suit everyone.

  • Cable car trip to the peak of Table Mountain

    Table Mountain, at 1086 meters above sea level, forms the impressive backdrop to Cape Town. An impressive natural landmark with a 3km flat plateau at the summit, a cable car trip to the top is the best way to experience its breathtaking views.

  • Cape Peninsula - Family

    This guided day out is perfect for the whole family with treasure hunts in Kirstenbosch Gardens, fishing in Kalk Bay, stand up paddle boarding with penguins and game viewing in the Cape peninsula reserve.

  • Classic Car Hire in Cape Town

    Hire a classic car for the day and cruise the beautiful winding coastal roads of the cape.

  • Dinner at La Colombe

    La Colombe has relocated to the Silvermist Organic Wine Estate at the top of Constantia Nek. Enjoy sweeping views of the Constantia Valley and Hout Bay, and feast on head chef Scot Kirton's creations. Commonly called the best restaurant in Constantia.

  • Dinner at The Greenhouse

    Peter Tempelhoff, executive chef at The Greenhouse, stays on the cutting-edge of South African cuisine with ever-changing seasonal menus, showcasing contemporary cooking techniques and culinary styles.

  • Explore Long Street and Kloof Street

    Explore the City Bowl area of Cape Town along the streets of Long and Kloof. Kloof Street runs downhill from the lower slopes of Table Mountain to merge with Long Street and descend to the Waterfront area.

  • Family Private Cape Adventure

    Explore the Cape with a professional guide and private custom-built Adventure Utility Vehicle fully equipped with surfboards, stand up paddle boards, hiking packs and more for a day that combines adventure and sightseeing!

  • First Thursdays - Cape Town

    On the first Thursday of every month explore the art galleries of Cape Town until late. Museums and cultural attractions open their doors and allow visitors to spend the evening discovering the rich culture of the city.

  • Footsteps and township private tour

    Discover the tumultuous history of South Africa with a guided walking tour around Cape Town, and meet some of the residents, with a chance to learn about how they come together to create a strong community in the city's townships.

  • Full Day Cape Point Tour

    Your driver will collect you and drive you down the West coast of the Cape Peninsula. He will introduce you to the geography and cultural history, culminating at the Cape itself. You will drive back via Boulders Beach to see the penguins.

  • Full Day Cape Town and Table Mountain

    A full-day tour visiting Table Mountain for unforgettable views, returning to the city through the Malay Quarter, and incorporating a two-hour walking tour stopping at many of the city’s most important landmarks.

  • Great White Shark Cage Diving

    Great white shark cage diving is an experience like no other. To get up close to the ocean's number one predator in its natural environment is a humbling experience you will never forget.

  • Great White Shark Diving

    Great white shark cage diving is an experience like no other. To get up close to the ocean's number one predator in its natural environment is a humbling experience you will never forget.

  • Harley Davidson in Cape Town

    Is there a cooler way to explore the Cape and wider South Africa than hiring a Harley-Davidson and winding your way along the coastal roads or through the mountainous Winelands?

  • High Tea at The Mount Nelson

    Afternoon tea at The Mount Nelson hotel is a must do whilst staying in Cape Town. The Mount Nelson Hotel serves tea from 14.30 onwards, book for a vast variety of sandwiches, pastries, and loose-leaf teas.

  • Hike or Climb Table Mountain

    Why not do something a bit different during your stay in Cape Town, get outdoors and experience some of the best climbing and hiking in the world? Take a hike or rock climbing trip up Table Mountain whilst taking in the breathtaking views all around you.

  • Horseriding on Noordhoek Beach

    For a unique day out in Cape Town, take a horseback ride along the five-mile long, picturesque Noordhoek Beach. Noordhoek is the longest beach in Cape Town and has spectacular views of Table Mountain and the Chapman's Peak.

  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

    Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world, and thought by many to be the most beautiful garden in Africa. Don't miss out on a visit to this magical treasure of Cape Town.

  • Paragliding over Cape Town

    For the adrenaline junky, paragliding over Cape Town is the ultimate way to witness incredible views of the city. Take off from Lions Head or Signal Hill and let your instructor do the flying while you sit back and simply take it all in.

  • Penguins at Boulders Beach

    There are few places on earth where you can enjoy an experience quite like this. Get up close to the breeding colony of penguins, share their little sandy beach and even paddle into the sea to swim with them.

  • Robben Island Trip

    A short ferry ride from the V and A Waterfront in Cape Town is the famous Robben Island, a cultural must-do when staying in Cape Town, this trip gives an insight into South Africa's difficult history, as well as brilliant views across Cape Towns harbor.

  • Seal Island

    Seal Island, is a small island, around 200 meters in length and a 15-minute boat ride from Hout Bay. The island has become a breeding colony for around 6000 Cape Fur Seals and several operators offer daily trips to the island.

  • Shopping on the V&A Waterfront

    The V&A waterfront in Cape Town houses over 226 shops and is an excellent place to visit for evening entertainment, shopping, cafés, and al-fresco dining.

  • The Garden at Babylonstoren

    Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful acres of Babylonstoren's gardens. Team up with the gardeners for a fun and interactive experience.

  • Uthando

    Uthando South Africa is an award winning, international and innovative Non Profit and Fair Trade certified organization which raises funds for community development projects in Cape Town and South Africa.

  • Visit the dramatic Capes

    The stunning cliff scenery surrounding Cape Town is part of the dramatic South African coastline. Visit the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Agulhas for the beautiful views across the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, that meet at the most southern tip of Africa.

  • Walk in the Company's Garden

    Set in the City Bowl area of Cape Town, a walk around the Company's Garden is an introduction to the very origins of the city itself. Originally established in 1647, the Dutch East India Company used this garden to re-supply its ships passing the Cape.

  • Whale watching on the Western Cape

    Southern right whales visit the Western Cape from about June to December every year. These beautiful gentle giants congregate to the shores of Hermanus all the way along the coast line towards Plettenberg Bay.

  • Wine Tasting along the Constantia Wine Route

    South Africa is well known for its exquisite Winelands and Constantia was one of the first wine-producing areas in the western cape, dating back to the 1600s, spend a day visiting the areas famous vineyards as you take in the beautiful scenery.

Vacation Ideas

  • Simply Western Cape for Foodies

    Patenoster, Cape Town & The Winelands

    from $2400 pp 7 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach

Location & directions

Constantia Valley, Cape Town

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