The Best Accommodation Specials in The Cape Right Now

The Best Accommodation Specials in The Cape Right Now Grootbos

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 villas, 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.

All Accommodation Specials

La Chataigne
Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
Boschendal
One&Only Cape Town
Franschhoek Country House & Villas
Stanford Valley Guest Farm
Gonana Guesthouse
The Marine
Morukuru Beach Lodge
Mont Angelis
Grootbos
The Cellars-Hohenort
Rickety Bridge
The Plettenberg
The Residence at Vrede en Lust
Wolfkop Camping Villages

La Chataigne

Cape Town Accommodation Specials: La Chataigne
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: La Chataigne Pool
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: La Chataigne Bedroom

The special 40% midweek discount and 25% weekend discount for all cottages; kids under 12 years stay for free in the family cottages (Marron and Kastanje).
Cost From R1 620 – R2 700 per cottage night (depending on day and number of guests)
Valid until 31 August 2021
Where Franschhoek
About La Chataigne is a boutique wine and fruit farm in the Franschhoek Valley, home to five self-catering cottages, equipped with all the creature comforts discerning travellers desire. The stylishly renovated cottages, originally workers’ quarters and stables, are spread out from one another, ensuring a discreet and relaxing escape.
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Complimentary wifi? Yes
MAKE A RESERVATION

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)
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

Please note Sanbona is closed from 1 May 2021 – 1 August 2021.
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
MAKE A RESERVATION

Boschendal

Boschendal Accommodation Special
Boschendal Berthas Retreat Cottages Interior

The special Children under 12 years stay for free, and adults pay R850. Only applicable for Bertha’s Retreat Cottages, each featuring two bedrooms that sleep two adults and two children.
Cost R850 per adult sharing
Valid until 31 December 2021
Where Franschhoek
About The current gold standard for wine-farm destinations, Boschendal ticks all the boxes when it comes to pleasurable pursuits. Stylish accommodation, a welcoming Werf where summer night markets, puppet shows and other activities are held, a beautifully merchandised farm shop, and a Tree House kids’ club (bookings are recommended) that would give some of the swankiest resorts in Mauritius a run for their money. Characterised by ancient oaks, forestry expanses and a Manor House dating back to 1685, the estate permeates centuries-old heritage, which acts as an inconspicuous backdrop for the wonderful array of modern-day pursuits available on the property. From food-and-wine offerings and a weekly drive-in during summer to mountain biking, trail running, horse and pony rides and picnics.
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Complimentary wifi? Yes
MAKE A RESERVATION

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 R5 985 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
MAKE A RESERVATION

Franschhoek Country House & Villas

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 31 August 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
MAKE A RESERVATION

Stanford Valley Guest Farm

Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Stanford Valley Guest Farm
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Stanford Valley Guest Farm Bedroom
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Stanford Valley Guest Farm Spa

The Leisurely Lockdown Special includes two one-course meals daily (breakfast and lunch, or dinner – excluding beverages) served at the fireplace in the privacy of your cottage, as well as 20% off spa treatments, with access to sauna and steam room facilities.
Cost R750 per person per night sharing
Valid until 31 July 2021
Where Stanford
About With its small collection of white-washed farm cottages (each with its own indoor fireplace) and 480 hectares to explore, this popular guest farm is the perfect country escape for nature-loving couples, friends and families. Well-loved for its warm, small-town hospitality and hearty country cooking, the farm lends itself to kicking back while taking in the fresh fynbos-scented country air and magical mountain views. Exercise enthusiasts will be in their element exploring the newly built mountain-biking trails on a bike or by foot. Wim Hof devotees will enjoy a bracing plunge in the spring-fed farm dam.
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Complimentary wifi? Yes
MAKE A RESERVATION

Gonana Guesthouse

Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Gonana Guesthouse
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Gonana Guesthouse Bedroom
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Gonana Guesthouse Fireplace

The Winter Warmer Offer Stay for two nights and get a third night free.
Cost R900 – R1 740 per room per night (depending on room type, includes breakfast)
Valid until 31 August 2021
Where Paternoster
About Hugging the shores of a beautiful private beach in the Bek Baai area of Paternoster, this eco-conscious guesthouse is the epitome of a serene seaside escape. Owned by Swedish entrepreneur Jonas Sandstrom, the newly renovated beach house boasts a Scandi-African aesthetic inspired by its surroundings, and claims the title of being the first sustainable and environmentally conscious guesthouse to open in Paternoster.
Child friendly? Yes, 12 years and older
Pet friendly? On prior arrangement
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
MAKE A RESERVATION

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 Last-Minute Special Almost 50% off for a stay of two nights or more for last-minute bookings only (four weeks before arrival); 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 minimum stay of two nights
From R1 750 (children 3 –16 years)
Free (children 0 – 2 years)
Valid until 17 December 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.
Good to know The Honeymoon Suite is available for R4 000 per person
Please note The special does not include alcohol.
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Complimentary wifi? Yes
MAKE A RESERVATION

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 nine 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
MAKE A RESERVATION

Grootbos

Grootbos Lodgings
Grootbos Forest Lodge View
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Grootbos Dining Area

The Secret Season special South African residents can enjoy an all-inclusive stay for up to 55% off the normal rate), complete with 50% off spa treatments, a bottle of Grootbos The Last Shiraz, breakfast buffet with full English breakfast menu, three-course lunch, five-course dinner and a slew of immersive activities.
Cost R3 950 per person per night sharing (all-inclusive)
R1 975 per child per night (between 10 to 16 years)
Free (children under 9 years)
Valid until 31 August 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
MAKE A RESERVATION

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
MAKE A RESERVATION

Rickety Bridge

Western Cape Accommodation Specials: Rickety Bridge
Western Cape Accommodation Specials: Rickety Bridge Franschhoek
Western Cape Accommodation Specials: Rickety Bridge Bedroom

The special Choose from one of the following Winelands Experience packages:

  • one-night stay including breakfast, a tasting plate for lunch at Paulina’s Restaurant and wine-tasting (R1 890 for two adults)
  • one-night stay including breakfast, a tasting plate for lunch at Paulina’s Restaurant, wine-tasting, and a panna cotta and wine pairing (R2 110 for two adults)
  • one-night stay including breakfast, a tasting plate for lunch at Paulina’s Restaurant, wine-tasting, and a wine-blending experience (R2 330 for two adults)

Cost From R1 890 per night for two adults (depending on package)
Valid until 30 September 2021
Where Franschhoek
About Perched on the slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains with sweeping valley views, Rickety Bridge Winery is a popular destination for day-trippers seeking a true wine-estate experience, and those looking to spend the night in country comfort.
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Complimentary wifi? Yes
MAKE A RESERVATION

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
MAKE A RESERVATION

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 R18 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
MAKE A RESERVATION

Wolfkop Camping Villages

Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Wolfkop Camping Villages
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Wolfkop Camping Villages Golden Valley
Cape Town Accommodation Specials: Wolfkop Camping Villages Biesiesvlak

The special Enjoy 50% off per night during September 2021 (Golden Valley or Grootfontein campsites), and 30% off per night during October and November 2021 (for glamping only).
Cost September: From R3 150 per glamping site per for the weekend (depending on site, sleeps 6)
October + November: From R4 400 per glamping site for the weekend (depending on site, sleep 6)
Valid 1 September 2021 – 30 November 2021
Where Citrusdal
About Hidden in the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, overlooking the Olifants River, Wolfkop Private Nature Reserve is one of those immersive getaways where unplugging from the noise of the outside world is a given.
The scattering of pre-pitched tents on the river bank is linked to the water via wooden walkways, and each campsite is equipped with bedding, kitchen appliances and amenities, and has a private four-poster jetty where campers can board canoes and meander along the water.
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Complimentary wifi? No
MAKE A RESERVATION

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Time of publication: 07 July 2021

7 Responses to “The Best Accommodation Specials in The Cape Right Now”

  1. Melanie

    Prices are ridiculous realy come on give us affordable prices

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    • Liat

      I guess it depends on what you would spend for 2 nights of self catering accommodation for 6 people. You really are getting all the fun of camping with none of the effort. Everything you need is there including having your own toilet & shower and a washing up area in your “kitchen”…of and all bedding and blankets (and even an electric blanket in the “main bedroom”). Camping has never been this easy!

      Reply
  2. Elma Robinson

    Thankyou, will be wonderfull to receive all the info

    Reply
  3. Anja

    Can people really afford these prices in COVID times.
    I would love a break but can’t afford this.

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    • Marshall Cook

      LOL, I share your sentiments…. some of these “The Best Accommodation Specials in The Cape Right Now” options are probably a result of international travel not being viable at the moment… supply and demand.

      Reply
  4. Felistas Randa

    Am looking for weekend getaway

    Reply