The Best Accommodation Specials in the Cape Right Now

The Best Accommodation Specials in the Cape Right Now

For a change of scenery and a break from it all, these local spots are close enough for comfort.

With vaccine roll-out so sketchy, overseas travel still feels premature. Luckily, we live in one of the most topographically beautiful cities in the world, with a selection of spectacular accommodation options from which to enjoy it.

From charming B&Bs to fully serviced luxury villa, we’ve rounded up our favourite local escapes, whose fabulous deals mean you needn’t hop on a plane to experience a postcard-worthy getaway.

Is your establishment offering an unmissable special? We and our readers would love to know about it. Email us: hello@insideguide.co.za.

Please note: For the safety of yourselves and others, please ensure that you are not, or have not been in contact with anyone, showing Covid-19 symptoms before visiting any of these establishments.

Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel

Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Mount Nelson
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Mount Nelson Balcony
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Mount Nelson Deluxe Room

The special For South Africa residents only – a discount of up to 60% off per night, includes a personalised concierge service and breakfast daily.
Cost Deluxe rooms: R3 100 per room per night (breakfast included)
R3 950 per room per night (breakfast + afternoon tea or picnic)
Cottage suites: R7 500 per room per night (depending on cottage type, breakfast included)
Valid until 20 December 2021
Where Cape Town
About In the vibrant heart of Cape Town, at the foot of Table Mountain, this luxurious hotel is a tranquil oasis that inimitably combines old-world hospitality with modern creature comforts. Conveniently close to the Company’s Garden and other city attractions, the property is tucked behind high walls and surrounded by expansive Eden-esque gardens so privacy, tranquillity and discretion are a given.
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Complimentary wifi? Yes
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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Gondwana Lodge
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Gondwana Lodge Lounge

The special Up to 60% off accommodation at Gondwana Family Lodge and Dwyka Tented Lodge, including all meals, twice-daily activities and nonalcoholic beverages (minimum two-night stay).
Cost From R4 550 per person sharing per night
Valid until 16 December 2021
Where Montagu (the closest town)
About Tucked beneath the majestic Warmwaterberg Mountains in the heart of the Little Karoo, Sanbona is the Western Cape’s answer to an exclusive wilderness experience, where Big Five-spotting is a highlight. A mere three-hour drive from Cape Town, the malaria-free reserve spans 58 000 hectares and offers the type of immersion in nature that is hard to come by.
Designed for families, Gondwana Family Lodge has 12 lovely rooms, each with a spacious en-suite bathroom, and a private balcony, offering unhindered views of endless plains. All suites come with a comfortable sleeper couch to accommodate one child (interleading rooms can be requested).
Embraced by striking rock formations, romantic Dwyka Tented Lodge is set in the horseshoe bend of a dry Karoo ravine and accommodates guests in nine luxury tents with private Jacuzzis to offer a unique wilderness experience for couples.
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Complimentary wifi? Yes
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Morukuru Beach Lodge

Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Morukuru Beach Lodge
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Morukuru Beach Lodge Exterior
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Morukuru Beach Lodge Bedroom

The Summer Special Almost 50% off for a stay of two nights or more; free for children under 2 years; children under 16 years sharing with two adults in the Ocean View Family Suite pay R 1 750 per night. The special includes all meals, nonalcoholic beverages and activities.
Cost From R3 750 per person per night for a two nights or more
Valid until 31 March 2021
Where Overberg
About Along the scenic Whale Route, in De Hoop Nature Reserve stands Morukuru Beach Lodge, a faultlessly five-star escape surrounded by fynbos-dotted hills, sand dunes and the Indian Ocean. There are five beautifully spacious rooms (four face the ocean, and one boasts mesmerising dune vistas), designed by Dutch interior designer Janine Butter, who used nature’s tranquilising palette as her inspiration. After enjoying a leisurely breakfast, join one of the knowledgeable guides for a marine walk, relaxed dune stroll, or an excursion into the nature reserve. Swimming, snorkelling, bike rides and sand-boarding are also included in the special.
From R1 750 (children 3 –16 years)
Free (children 0 – 2 years)
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Complimentary wifi? Yes
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One&Only Cape Town

Cape Town Accommodation Specials: One&Only Cape Town
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: One&Only Cape Town Spa
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: One&Only Cape Town Bedroom

The One Escape Special (South African residents only) Discounted room rates, complimentary breakfast and 25% of food and beverages.
Plus, children under 12 stay and eat for free in all restaurants.
Cost From R4 579 per room per night (depending on room type)
Valid until 14 December 2021
Where V&A Waterfront
About On the edge of a marina at the buzzing V&A Waterfront, hugged by views of Table Mountain, One&Only Cape Town is a world-class resort that raises the bar when it comes to accommodation, amenities, wining and dining. Host to some of the largest suites in the city (a minimum size of 63 square metres), all with a private terrace or balcony and breathtaking views of surrounding waterways and greenery, it’s no wonder the hotel has become a bucket-list must-do for discerning travellers (and celebrities, too).
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Complimentary wifi? Yes
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The Marine

Cape Town Accommodation Specials: The Marine
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: The Marine Pool
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: The Marine Bedroom

The special 25% off all stays of four nights.
Cost From R3 500 per room per night (depending on season and room type)
Valid until 31 August 2021 (subject to availability)
Where Hermanus
About Set along the famed 10-kilometre-long cliff path, this pristine property (dating back to 1902) has had many revamps and renovations, the result of which is a charming, understatedly upmarket property that oozes old-world hospitality.
Part of Small Luxury Hotels of The World, the hotel’s eclipsing feature is undoubtedly its prime position – a metre or so from the heady fynbos-infested cliff path that winds its way along the Walker Bay coast, offering some of the best whale-watching vistas in the world.
Please note A 50% deposit is required 30 days prior to arrival. Free cancellation up to three days before arrival.
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? Yes
Complimentary wifi? Yes
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Grootbos

Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Grootbos
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Grootbos Lounge
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Grootbos Dining Area

The Summer Sun special 55% off stays in a freestanding luxury suite, includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, selected activities (guided nature walks and hikes, horse riding, botanical safari), a bottle of the Grootbos ‘Last Syrah’ and 50% off all spa treatments.
Cost From R3 950 per person per night sharing
Children under 10 stay for free
Valid until 30 April 2021
Where Gansbaai
About Less than two hours from Cape Town, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a sacred haven where endless nature and (unpretentious) luxury converge. Set in an ancient milkwood forest, surrounded by fields of fynbos, with views across Walker Bay, the reserve’s regenerative approach to tourism (and its community) is what sets it apart, and gives it an authenticity and depth that lingers long after the initial seduction has faded. With an assortment of activities on offer – complemented by faultlessly five-star accommodation and superb service – Grootbos is an appealing destination for nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, gourmet travellers and young families alike.
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Complimentary wifi? Yes
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The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel

Cape Town Accommodation Specials: The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel Exterior
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel Bedroom

The Reconnect, Rejuvenate & Reignite Special From R6 650 per person, includes two nights’ accommodation in a Suite; a complimentary minibar and a bottle of wine on arrival; full English breakfast daily in The Conservatory or in the privacy of your room; a private dinner in the wine cellar on one evening; a back, neck and shoulder massage at the Fresh Wellness Spa, followed by sparkling wine and strawberries at one of the two pools; complimentary daily shuttle to Kirstenbosch Gardens and Constantia Village, and scheduled daily transfers to the V&A Waterfront
Cost From R6 650 per person sharing for two nights (depending on season and room type)
Valid until 19 December 2021 (subject to availability)
Where Constantia
About Part of the esteemed Liz McGrath Collection of hotels, this award-winning property promises laidback luxury a mere 15-minute drive from Cape Town’s city centre. Set in the picturesque Constantia Winelands, surrounded by gardens and vineyards, with Table Mountain looming in the distance, this five-star escape is a veritable oasis, cocooned from the outside world. With two excellent restaurants, a sumptuous spa, a chichi martini bar and 3.6 hectares of award-winning landscaped gardens, you’ll never want to leave…
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? Yes
Complimentary wifi? Yes
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The Plettenberg Hotel

Cape Town Accommodation Specials: The Plettenberg Hotel
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: The Plettenberg Hotel Lounge
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: The Plettenberg Hotel Bedroom

The special Book three nights and pay for two, includes a drink on arrival, full English breakfast daily, complimentary minibar items and wifi.
Cost From R3 680 per room per night, includes breakfast (depending on season and room type)
Valid until 19 December 2021 (subject to availability)
Where Plettenberg Bay
About Perched on a rocky headland overlooking a long stretch of unspoilt beach and fynbos-covered mountains, this five-star escape is part of The Liz McGrath Collection (which includes The Cellars-Hohenort and The Marine Hotel). The sophisticated, nautically themed decor echoes its seaside location, and no matter which room (or villa) you choose you’re guaranteed a wonderful stay.
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? Yes
Complimentary wifi? Yes
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Mont Angelis

The special 30% off all stays (cannot to be used with any other specials or packages)
Cost From R1 500 per cottage per night (depending on season and cottage)
Valid until end-August 2021 (minimum stay of two nights)
Where Stellenbosch
About  Quiet dusty roads, lush vegetation, horse paddocks and towering mountains… this is the breathtaking Blaauwklippen Valley, home to Mont Angelis. Once original farm dwellings,  these six beautifully renovated guest cottages offer a scenic reprieve from the bustle of Stellenbosch’s buzzy town centre, while still being close enough for action-seekers. Spacious dwellings, picturesque surrounds and a lovely laidback atmosphere make this self-catering stay a dream destination.
Child friendly? No children under 12
Pet friendly? No
Complimentary wifi? Yes
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Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Franschhoek Country House & Villas
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Franschhoek Country House & Villas Monneaux Restaurant
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Franschhoek Country House & Villas Bedroom

The Local is Lekker special 40% off standard rooms; 50% off luxury rooms and garden cottages; and 55% off villa suites.
Cost From R2 450 – R3 950 per room per night (depending on room type, includes breakfast)
Valid until 30 June 2021
Where Franschhoek
About With the heady scent of lavender wafting through the air, rose bushes and lemon trees at every turn, and a stately Provençal-esque villa, you might think you’ve landed in the south of France when you arrive at this small luxury hotel in the heart of the Franschhoek Valley.
Set against the rugged Franschhoek mountains, the restored manor house has 26 rooms in total: 14 standard and luxury rooms as well as 12 luxury villa suites, adorned in plush French country-style decor with high ceilings and exposed beams, a king-size bed with crisp white linen, a deep-soaking tub and double vanities, a roomy lounge and entertainment area, two balconies with chaise-longues and breathtaking views of the vineyards and valley beyond.
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Complimentary wifi? Yes
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The Residence at Vrede en Lust

Cape Town Accommodation Specials: The Residence at Vrede en Lust
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: The Residence at Vrede en Lust Pool
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: The Residence at Vrede en Lust Bedroom

The special 25% off a stay of three nights or more, including breakfast
Cost From R16 000 per night for 12 people (depending on season)
Valid until end-October 2021
Where Franschhoek Winelands
About At the foot of the Simonsberg Mountains, a short drive from the exclusive resort town of Franschhoek, lies the beautiful Vrede en Lust Estate – home to a magnificent six-bedroom villa overlooking a sparkling dam. Originally established as a working wine farm more than 300 years ago, the estate is dotted with towering ancient oaks, and offers country charm synonymous with the Cape winelands. This, coupled with the contemporary comforts found at The Residence, make for an unforgettable stay.
Good to know The Residence also offers Executive Retreats for businesses looking to hold private and safe meetings close to Cape Town.
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? Yes, small house-trained dogs only
Complimentary wifi? Yes
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Farm 215

The special 20% off Fynbos Suites, includes breakfast, lunch and dinner on request.
Cost R1 320 per night per person sharing; R2 640 per night for the suite (minimum two night stay)
Valid until 30 April 2021
Where Baardskeedersbos
About Situated in the breathtaking Uilkraal Valley – somewhere between Stanford and Cape Agulhas – Farm 215 Nature Retreat and Fynbos Reserve is a dream getaway for those who prize silence and wide-open spaces. The three secluded Fynbos Suites each boast a wooden sun deck and floor-to-ceiling windows that maximise uninterrupted views of the surrounding plains, dam and vineyards.
Good to know A 50% deposit is required to secure your booking.
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Complimentary wifi? Yes
CHECK AVAILABILITY + BOOK DIRECT

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The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 10 March 2021