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Table Mountain, the most famous of the mountains of the Cape Peninsula, endless white beaches enclose Cape Town, the most beautiful city of the world.

Weekend Getaways Cape Town

Cape Town is our favourite town by far because it lies in the most dramatic scenery with table mountain as its world-known icon surrounded by the sea. Spectacular shoreline and mountains crisscrossed by walking trails through the Table Mountain National Park offer all that outdoor lovers aim for. Looking for romantic weekend getaways, Cape Town has an amazing amount of stunning accommodation opportunities.

Weekend Getaways Cape Town

Weekend Getaways Cape Town Wine Estates

Maybe you are a lover of wine and if you are, then this is the place for you. From within Cape Town city limits itself to the surrounding area there is no shortage of the best areas to stay in Cape Town. Take a wine tour of the top wine farms in Cape Town.

Groot Constantia is the oldest wine-producing estate in South Africa having been established in 1682. Numerous other wine farms within easy access to the city also offer first-class restaurants, tours, tasting and all that goes on in the world of wine.

 

Weekend Getaways Cape Town

Silvermist Wine Estate

Silvermist Wine Estate

Silvermist Wine Estate

Situated in Cape Town, 17 km from the city centre, Silvermist Wine Estate features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a garden. Boasting a concierge service, this property also provides guests with a terrace. Rooms have a patio with mountain views and free WiFi.

The rooms at the hotel are fitted with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and a shower. All rooms will provide guests with a desk and a kettle.

An à la carte breakfast is available each morning at Silvermist Wine Estate.

Guests at the accommodation will be able to enjoy activities in and around Cape Town, like hiking and cycling.

Robben Island Ferry is 19 km from Silvermist Wine Estate, while V&A Waterfront is 20 km from the property. The nearest airport is Cape Town International Airport, 25 km from the hotel.

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Vineyard Hotel

Vineyard Hotel

Vineyard Hotel

 

Situated on the banks of the Liesbeek River in Newlands, Vineyard Hotel offers rooms with Table Mountain views. It features a pool and is a 10-minute drive to the centre of Cape Town.

Vineyard Hotel is decorated with artworks by leading South African artists. All rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar, and tea and coffee making facilities. Some rooms have a private balcony or patio.

Guests can savour award-winning gourmet dishes at Vineyard Hotel’s restaurants. Square Restaurant features a magnificent glass roof and a sushi bar. Myoga Restaurant serves modern fusion cuisine.

Guests can get a variety of health and beauty treatments at Angsana Spa, which also offers traditional handicrafts, home furnishings, and unique gifts. Vineyard Hotel’s state-of-the-art Health and Fitness Centre features a well-equipped gym and an indoor pool. Wine tasting is available every Monday evening.

Vineyard Hotel is a 10-minute drive from the popular Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the city centre. A shuttle service is provided within a 1.5 km radius from the hotel, which includes Cavendish Shopping Centre and Newlands Stadium. Free private parking is available on site.

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Blydschap Wine Estate

Blydschap Wine Estate

Blydschap

Boasting Table mountain views, Blydschap provides accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, a bar and a garden. This villa offers air-conditioned accommodation with a patio.

The villa has a kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave and a fridge, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, 5 bedrooms, and 5 bathrooms with a shower and a bath. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is provided.

The villa offers a terrace. A barbecue is available on site and hiking can be enjoyed within close proximity of Blydschap.

Table Mountain is 34 km from the accommodation, while the city centre is 36 km away. The nearest airport is Cape Town International, 18 km from Blydschap, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Blydschap Wine Estate

Of course, there is the surrounding area in every direction where the vines stretch to the horizon. From Stellenbosch to Franschoek, Paarl, Robertson and all the other wine-producing farms of the Western Cape is surely a must for all wine lovers. Spend three days in Cape Town and all is at your doorstep.

Weekend Getaways Cape Town

 

Stellenbosch Wine Estates

Marianne Wine Estate

Marianne Wine Estate

 

Marianne Wine Estate

Marianne Wine Estate’s Manor House and Loft Apartments are Cape-Dutch inspired. It is set on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain, tucked away amongst citrus orchards, gardens and manicured vineyards. One of the two outdoor pools offers panoramic views of the Cape Winelands and Table Mountain. Each room is elegantly decorated with original African art details. It offers a high level of privacy and certain rooms feature a private terrace or look-out deck.

Marianne Estate is located alongside a private game reserve and is surrounded by Pine trees. It boasts award-winning wines which can be enjoyed on the terrace.

Marianne Estate is a 40-minute drive from the Cape Town city centre and a 30-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport. Free secure parking is available on site.
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Asara Wine Estate & Hotel

Asara Wine Estate & Hotel

 

Asara Wine Estate

Situated in the middle of a working wine farm, amidst the rolling Stellenbosch hills, Asara Wine Estate & Hotel offers a tranquil ambience and features a heated swimming pool with sun loungers.

The spacious and stylishly decorated rooms at Asara each have their own balcony or terrace, opulent bathroom and 5-star room amenities.

Guests can enjoy formal dining at the seasonal Mise en Place restaurant and casual bistro-style meals from a wood-fired oven at Sansibar. Drinks and cocktails are available at the Sansibar Gin Lounge & Terrace. For afternoon teas, coffees, fresh pastries, delicious in-house ice-creams, light meals and wines, guests can visit the Lounge on the Courtyard.

The Asara Wine Estate & Hotel offers cellar tours and wine tasting, where guests can taste an impressive selection of award-winning wines. Guests can explore the hotel’s beautiful surroundings with a rental car or bicycle or take a walk through the vineyards. Spa treatments are available by appointment.

The property is an ideal wedding and conference venue with an Events Team on hand to assist with planning and ideas.

Free on-site private parking and free WiFi are also available. The Stellenbosch Golf Club is 4.3 km from Asara Wine Estate & Hotel and the Cape Town International Airport is 19.4 km away.

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Weekend Getaways Cape Town

 

Paarl Wine Estates

Calais Wine Estate Paarl

Calais Wine Estate Paarl

Calais Wine Estate

Calais Wine Estate is set at the foothills of the Drakenstein Mountains. This historic farm is only 7 km from Paarl. Free private parking is available on the estate.

Every villa is equipped with the portable BBQ facilities on a private terrace and/or sitting area. All units include a TV, free WiFi and air conditioning, fully equipped kitchen, private bathroom with free toiletries and towels.

The property also offers packed lunches for a surcharge, wine tastings and cellar tours.

The nearest airport is Cape Town International Airport, 49 km from Calais Wine Estate.

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Druk My Niet Wine Estate

Druk My Niet Wine Estate

Druk my niet Wine Estate

Located in Paarl, Druk My Niet Wine Estate provides accommodation 5 km from Nederburg Wines and 13 km from KWV Cellar.

Guests can enjoy the indoor pool and garden at the apartment.

Fairview Winery & Cheese is 19 km from Druk My Niet Wine Estate, while Old Rembrandt Shopping Mall is 8 km away. The nearest airport is Cape Town International Airport, 60 km from the accommodation.

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City Trip Weekend Getaways Cape Town

Then, of course, there is the city of Cape Town itself. The highlights of Cape Town are: Table Mountain, Cape Point, hiking, surfing, kite surfing, deep-sea fishing and let’s not forget shopping. Entertainment, health spas, nightlife, from world-class hotels to cheap hostels one really does not have to leave the city for weekend getaways. Cape Town’s best place to stay must undoubtedly go to … It is to difficult to say as there are so many choices.

Weekend Getaways Cape Town

Labotessa Boutique Hotel

Labotessa Boutique Hotel

Labotessa Boutique Hotel

Located less than 1 km from Long Street, Labotessa Boutique Hotel provides rooms with air conditioning in Cape Town. In a prime location in the City Bowl district, this hotel is situated 3.6 km from V&A Waterfront. The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and free WiFi

Each of the spacious suites are fitted with a private bathroom equipped with a shower, while certain rooms have a kitchen. At Labotessa Boutique Hotel, every room includes a seating area.

All suites boast direct elevator access, while the 3-bedroom penthouse offers a private splash pool, two lounge areas and two terraces with mountain views.

The city centre is within 2 km of the accommodation, while Table Mountain is 6 km away. The nearest airport is Cape Town International Airport, 19 km from the property.

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Taj Hotel Cape Town

Taj Hotel Cape Town

Centrally located, Taj Hotel Cape Town is a suite located in the City Bowl of Cape Town. The complex features a spa, fitness centre and restaurant.

The superior suite includes a king-size bed, a living and dining area, and a bathroom with free toiletries and a bathtub. A flat-screen TV and safe are featured. The suite has an entrance hall area for increased privacy

Centrally located, the accommodation is in walking distance to museums, galleries and The Company’s Garden. City walking tours can be arranged and a free shuttle service is offered to the V&A Waterfront.

The nearest airport is Cape Town International Airport, 17 km from the accommodation.

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Cape Heritage Hotel

Cape Heritage Hotel

Cape Heritage Hotel

 

Right in the heart of this award-winning boutique hotel is situated in the elegant Heritage Square. It features a roof-top jacuzzi pool and chic rooms decorated combining European and African elements.

Each room at the Cape Heritage Hotel has its own character and atmosphere. They all come with extra-long beds and a pillow menu. Some rooms have teak ceilings or spacious living areas, others include luxury bathrooms.

Opening out on to the historic Heritage Square, the hotel provides dining opportunities in some of the best restaurants in town. Breakfast is served inhouse and is prepared with inventive pastries and organic smoothies.

Cape Heritage offers easy access to the city’s vibrant street life and business area. Nearby attractions include Signal Hill, Company Gardens and the notorious VA Waterfront, all within a 10-minute walk away. Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is 1 km away.

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Wildlife Weekend Getaways Cape Town

Wildlife and Game Reserves in the Western Cape

 

Nothing other is so successful to take your mind off the everyday treadmill as a few days in the bush. Luckily you can find beautiful Weekend Getaways. Cape Town is not far and it ticks all the boxes for a relaxing weekend in the wild.

Inverdoorn Game Reserve Lodge

Inverdoorn Game Reserve Lodge

Just 2.5 hours away from Cape Town, Inverdoorn Game Reserve Lodge is set on 10000 hectares of land within the Klein Karoo. This reserve is home to the Big 5 and a cheetah conservation centre.

Inverdoorn offers a variety of accommodation, from luxury tents and suites to family chalets. Each unit is air-conditioned and has a private bathroom. Some units feature a private rooftop terrace, while others have private verandas.

The rates at Inverdoorn include a breakfast buffet after the early-morning safari, a lunch buffet, and a 5-course meal for dinner. Please note beverage are at an additional charge.

Sunrise and an afternoon safari are also included at Inverdoorn Game Reserve. In between game drives and meals, guests can relax at the shared lounge area or at the swimming pool. The lodge also has 2 bars and boma areas.

Transfers from Cape Town can be arranged at a surcharge.

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Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa

Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa

Aquila Private Game Reserve

 

Located within a 2-hour drive of Cape Town, Aquila Private Game Reserve offers a safari experience with mountains and landscape views. The reserve boasts an outdoor swimming pool and an on-site spa.

Decorated in an African style with wooden furniture, each unit at Aquila features an outdoor shower and is equipped with a fan and a minibar that can be stocked on request. Some units offer a private patio/balcony offering views of the reserve.

Meals are included at Aquila, which features a triple-volume buffet restaurant with an upstairs viewing area boasting scenic views of the Karoo mountains. There is also a pool bar and cigar lounge available for drinks and snacks.

Home to the ‘Big 5’ wildlife species, guests can enjoy scheduled morning and afternoon safari game drives within an open 4 x 4 safari vehicle, which are included in the rate. Horse-back and quad-bike safaris can also be arranged.

Guests staying 2 nights or more receive complimentary access to the spa, which boasts an indoor heated pool, a sauna, steam room and 12 treatment rooms. The property also features a library, curio shop and children’s entertainment area.

Cape Town International Airport is 173 km away from the game reserve. A shuttle can be arranged at an additional surcharge.

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Whale Watching in Hermanus

Go inland in any direction starting in Cape Town, travel less than 2 hours and you are sure to find the most beautiful weekend getaways Cape Town has to offer. Go east as far as Hermanus to watch the whales or go cage diving to see Great White sharks. Cool restaurants combined with great wines, beautiful walks along the cliffs or take a sundowner and watch the sunset. Hermanus, many will tell you is the best place to live in South Africa but its also great for a weekend getaways.

 

Weekend Getaways Cape Town

The Marine Hermanus

The Marine Hermanus

 

The Marine Hermanus

Perched on top of the cliffs overlooking Hermanus’s Walker Bay, The Marine offers first-class splendour and elegance and a spectacular seascape, with imposing views extending across Western Capes Walker Bay and beyond.

The rooms and suites are individually and stylishly decorated and have magnificent views of the sea, the mountains or The Marine’s beautiful internal courtyard and finely manicured gardens.

Stroll along the cliff path overlooking Hermanus Bay or have a dip in the tidal pool right in front of the hotel. Enjoy exquisite dining or sip a glass of local wine in the lounge. During whale season, from June until November, Hermanus offers some of the best land-based whale watching in the world and at The Marine you don’t even have to get out of bed to experience it.

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Hermanus surf school and Lodge

Hermanus Surf School and Lodge

Hermanus surf school

Located in Hermanus within 1.3 km of Village Square and 8 km of Hamilton Russel Vineyards, Hermanus Surf School and Lodge offers rooms with free WiFi. This property is situated a short distance from attractions such as Shopping Centre and Old Harbour. Attractions in the area include La Vierge Winery, 10 km away, or Cape Bay Wines, set 23 km from the property.

Guests at the inn can enjoy a continental breakfast. Hermanus surf school and Lodge offers a terrace. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can help guests with any queries that they may have. The Hermanus Cliff Path is 500 m away and the property can assist with arranging trips on the Hermanus Whale Boat.

Mt Hebron Nature Reserve is 24 km from the accommodation, while Howhoek Nature Reserve is 49 km away. Cape Town International Airport is only 104 km from the property.

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The Gregoire Boutique Villa

The Gregoire Boutique Villa

The Gregoire Boutique Villa Weekend Getaways Cape Town

The Gregoire Boutique Villa provides accommodation with free WiFi in Hermanus, attractively situated a short walk from the famous Cliff Path.

The individually decorated suites at The Gregoire Boutique Villa combine modern comforts with old-world charm. Each offers air conditioning, a satellite TV and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. Most of the rooms have a terrace and guests can enjoy the sea, pool or garden views.

Guests can relax by the outdoor pool or in the hot tub.

A variety of popular activities are available in the area around the property, including cycling, hiking and seasonal whale watching. Guests can also explore the Hemel en Aarde Valley with its several wine estates.

Cape Town International Airport is 107 km away and Gansbaai is a 30-minute drive from Gregoire Boutique Hotel.

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Bird Watching in De Mond Nature Reserve

De Mond Nature Reserve

 

Or if you like a bit of the wild side, there is always De Mond Nature Reserve no more than two hours drive east from Cape Town. De Mond is a beautiful coastal nature reserve at the mouth of the Heuningnes river and is a World Heritage Site. The reserve’s 954 hectares was established in 1986 and is a popular spot for nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts.

De Mond Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa

The 7 km Sterna trail winds its way through riverine vegetation before following the white sand beach to the river mouth and its salt marshes. Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy De Monds prime freshwater and marine angling spots. Day visitors are allowed but unfortunately, no pets.

De Mond Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa

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There is a charming fully serviced cottage nestled in the reserve’s milkwood trees that has fully equipped kitchen sleeps up to six guests and is the only accommodation available in the reserve. Further accommodation is available in Agulhas, Struisbay and Arniston, about 10-33 km from De Mond Nature Reserve.

Agulhas Ocean House

Agulhas Ocean House

Agulhas Ocean House

 

Situated on the southern tip of Africa, between the mountains and the Indian Ocean, Agulhas Ocean House provides free WiFi and free parking.

Contemporary rooms at Agulhas Ocean House are bright and airy. Most open out onto a balcony or a patio, with views of the ocean or the mountains. En-suite bathrooms are standard and some rooms include a deluxe bathroom with a free-standing bathtub.

Guests can enjoy breakfast in the mornings, served with tea and coffee. It is possible to read a book in the lounge or watch TV. There is also a sun terrace where guests can sunbathe or stroll in the garden and up to Agulhas Lighthouse.

The Southernmost Tip of Africa is 3.5 km away.

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BlueSky Arniston Guest House

BlueSky Arniston Guest House

BlueSky Arniston Guest House Weekend Getaways Cape Town

Boasting a restaurant, bar, shared lounge and free WiFi, BlueSky Arniston Guest House is situated in Arniston, 1.5 km from Arniston Cave and 600 m from Kassiesbaai Conservation Area. Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, this property is located a short distance from Waenhuiskrans Cave, Arniston Fishing Harbour and Beacon.

At BlueSky Arniston Guest House the rooms have air conditioning and a private bathroom.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental or a buffet breakfast.

Guests at BlueSky Arniston Guest House will be able to enjoy activities in and around Arniston, like hiking, snorkelling and cycling.

Waenhuiskrans Nature Reserve is 1.5 km from the guest house.

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Oceans Guest House & Luxurious Apartments

Oceans Guest House & Luxurious Apartments

Oceans Guest House

 

Located in Struisbaai, 33 km from De Mond Nature Reserve, Oceans Guest House & Luxurious Apartments provides accommodation with a shared lounge, free private parking, barbecue facilities and a terrace. The guest house features family rooms.

Guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. At the guest house, each room includes a wardrobe and a private bathroom.

Oceans Guest House & Luxurious Apartments offers a buffet or Full English/Irish breakfast.

Activities such as hiking, snorkelling, cycling can be enjoyed in the surroundings, and guests can relax along the beachfront.

Struisbaai Harbour is 300 m from the accommodation.

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De Mond Nature Reserve

De Mond Nature Reserve, South Africa

If there is anything the Western Cape is not short of then it is the most beautiful places for weekend getaways. Cape Town and its surroundings are famous for nature reserves and national parks, hiking trails, water activities and much more. Check out further posts about our discoveries in South Africa.

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