Vineyard Hotel & Spa

Cape Town, South Africa

At a Glance

  • Six acres of lush landscaped parkland to roam around

  • Two outstanding restaurants to feast in whilst enjoying the view of the lush gardens

  • Relax in the Angsana Spa operated by the world renowned Banyan Tree

  • There are fantastic pools to enjoy - one outdoor and one indoor

  • The Vineyard Hotel & Spa is well known for its warmth and efficient service

  • Children can enjoy looking for the two resident giant tortoises that live in the grounds

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Cape Town is a 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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Insider's View

Relax by the Vineyard's lovely large pool with an 'alternative' view of the majestic Table Mountain.

The Vineyard has an incredible record with repeat guests. Families love the large grounds, pool and location, on the other side of the mountain close to the beautiful botanical gardens of Rondebosch.

Enjoy the beautiful sounds of a harp as you have dinner in the hotel’s main restaurant

Within easy walking distance of the main shopping center, Cavendish Square

See if you can find one of the five giant tortoises which roam the lush gardens

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Vineyard Hotel & Spa or take a look at our itineraries to Cape Town

Description

The historical yet newly renovated Vineyard Hotel & Spa has 207 rooms and is situated within six acres of beautiful landscaped parkland on the banks of the Liesbeek River in the lush leafy suburb of Newlands, a mere 15 minutes from Cape Town city center.

With over 200 years of history hiding within its walls, this deluxe 207 roomed hotel is situated in six acres of attractive, landscaped parkland by the Liesbeek River. Located in the leafy suburbs of Newlands, the Vineyard Hotel & Spa is within easy walking distance of the up-market Cavendish Shopping Center and is just 15 minutes away from the City Center and the popular Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

This newly renovated hotel combines the original home of Lady Anne Barnard and new bedrooms designed by highly acclaimed architects Jack Barnett and Revel Fox. It is stocked with works by leading South African artists and offers rooms ranging from single to family suites, with mountain, courtyard and river view options.

The Vineyard Hotel & Spa boasts two fantastic restaurants, 'the Square', a favorite for breakfast and dinner, as well as a popular sushi bar, and Myoga Restaurant run by well known executive chef Mike Bassett, renowned for his contemporary fusion style of cooking, and is open for both lunch and dinner.

The hotel offers its guests two swimming pools - one large outdoor, surrounded by loungers and one heated indoor pool. The addition of a Health & Fitness Center and an international Angsana Spa, operated by the world renowned Banyan Tree Group adds to the appeal.

The Vineyard Hotel & Spa has made a commitment to being eco-friendly and has implemented environmental and social responsible decision making. It is also well known for its warmth and efficient service, and is in the perfect position for all the delights of greater Cape Town.

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Accommodation

The Vineyard Hotel & Spa has a total of 207 rooms. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom and a separate shower, air-conditioning, free internet access, mini bars, complimentary tea/coffee making facilities, dressing gowns, a trouser press in selected rooms, remote control satellite color televisions, hairdryers, wall safe, international electrical sockets, direct international dialling and 24 hour room service. Paraplegic and inter-leading rooms are also available.

Facilities

The Vineyard Hotel & Spa offers a host of fabulous amenities including the international Angsana Spa operated by the world renowned Banyan Tree Group, and two stunning swimming pools, one indoor and one outdoor 20 meter pool. The heated indoor pool forms an important part of the fantastic state-of-the-art Health & Fitness Center. A fully equipped gymnasium and aptly named Splash Café complements this beautiful building by the river.

Reviews

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Sian Frost (Staff)

The Vineyard's gardens are the true star of the show at this lovely hotel. With a large lawn leading towards the back of Table Mountain and indigenous plants filling the beds, it really is a pleasure to sit out on the lantern lit terrace and enjoy a drink as the sun goes down, watching the mountain move from green to dusky purple.

The rooms have been refurbished which does take away some of the character from the old hotel, however with this refurbishment they have added a lot of amenities making it a good place for a short, or even extended, stay in Cape Town.

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Anna Hearn (Staff)

We loved the Vineyard when we visited situated in beautiful, almost tropical gardens, the hotel envelops you from the moment you enter. Many of the rooms have been recently refurbished, but retain a slightly quirky feel with original artworks from the owner and her daughter dotting the walls blending seamlessly with pale blond wood and calming colors browns, greys and greens. The whole feel is one of simplicity and peace. The hotel retains its history and proudly displays it the old tea rooms and parlours are still in use today and the walls are lined with paintings and historical bits and bobs it really paints a picture! The hotel prides itself on delicious and eclectic fusion cuisine and has a large herb garden, beautifully tended, to complement this. For those wishing for a bit more activity, there is an extensive gym and two swimming pools, one indoor and one outdoor, or just take a walk through the gardens there are plenty of little spots to explore!

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Sarah Clegg (Staff)

The Vineyard Hotel is a firm favorite with many repeat visitors to Cape Town, theres something about this hotel, set in a beautiful spot on the lower slopes of Table Mountain that continues to draw people back. I first visited The Vineyard in 2000 where it was full of England cricket supporters, Newlands stadium is a 15 minute walk from the hotel. I remember sitting and having a delicious lunch on the old terrace looking up at the mountain towering above. 13 years later and the old terrace is still there, as are the established gardens with pretty lawns and mature trees. However, the Vineyard has undergone somewhat of a transformation from the small boutique of old.

It is still family owned, rare for a hotel of this size, although it doesnt feel like it there are 207 rooms, and the family have managed to retain much of the character of the original whilst bringing the hotel up to date with first class new facilities. There is a fantastic outdoor swimming pool, a brand new gym with on-site instructors and an award winning spa. A second restaurant has been added and to the side a new, and very popular, business center. The addition of these facilities is essential in Cape Town to keep up with the competition, and also to ensure the popularity with locals.

The buzz out on the terrace and in the restaurant created a warm atmosphere and the reputation for quality of service from the staff is well known through the city.

This is a great option for all types of visitors to the city, from business travelers to families of all ages.

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Olivia Hollowood (Staff)

The Vineyard Hotel & Spa is found on the 'other side' of Table Mountain hidden away in the peaceful leafy suburbs of Newlands, yet is only a mere 10-15 minute drive from the city center so you don't feel too far away from it all. Although there is a modern feel to all the newly renovated rooms, which may not be to everyone's taste, there is also plenty of history and interesting works of art in the main building, formerly the original home of Lady Anne Barnard.

I had a lovely lunch in the restaurant on the patio partly shaded by the vines and overlooking the back of Table Mountain and the lush indigenous gardens which are home to prolific birdlife and two rather famous tortoises, Herbert and Gloria! And there is an informative garden guide featuring the abundant flora & fauna of the garden, and invigorating jogging or walking routes are available for guests wishing to keep fit!

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.

Location & directions

Cape Town, South Africa

Located in the lush leafy suburb of Newlands, the Vineyard Hotel & Spa is within easy walking distance of the up-market Cavendish Shopping Center and is just 10 minutes away from the City Center and the popular Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

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