The 25 Best Hot Tub Getaways near Cape Town

The 25 Best Hot Tub Getaways near Cape Town Kwelanga

Soak yourself silly.

The Romans were definitely onto something with their caldariums, steam chambers where they’d go to treat aches and pains.

Fast forward 2 000 years… modern-day hot tubs, though still used therapeutically, to relieve stress and for relaxation, are one of the most coveted and luxurious amenities du jour, and the preserve of any modern escape worth its salt.

Particularly in winter… There’s nothing quite as comforting as sinking into a hot tub, after a blustery day exploring the surroundings.

We’ve rounded up our favourite hot tub escapes in the Cape – from a treetop cottage in a sun-drenched valley to a secluded mountain cabin and a seaside villa. All you need to do is lie back, relax, and let the tribulations of daily life fade into the distance.

Please note Some of these properties are very popular, so booking way in advance is advised!

Which are your favourite? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below.

Melozhori Pods

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Where Bonnievale
Distance from CT 2.5 hours
Setting Though it’s just a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Cape Town, this 2 500-hectare game reserve near Bonnievale feels like it’s a million miles away. With nothing but an acacia-shaded valley extending to the Riviersonderend Mountains in the distance; and the sounds of chirping birds and rustling leaves to keep you company, Melozhori is the ultimate reprieve. Two brand-new pods (Valley Pod and Waterfall Pod) perch on an untouched area of the reserve that overlooks the game-dotted plains beyond, offering an ideal setting for a private escape or romantic retreat.

The lodgings

  • 1 bedroom and a sleeper couch, sleeping two adults and a small child
  • en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower
  • open-plan kitchenette with an oven, microwave, stove, fridge and tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • open-plan lounge and dining area with an indoor fireplace
  • outdoor deck with a braai and seating area
  • wood-fired hot tub
  • 14-metre hammock
  • wood-fired pizza oven
  • air conditioning
  • complimentary wifi

Things to do

  • soak in your hot tub
  • game drives
  • nature walks
  • birdwatching
  • mountain biking (wondrous terrain and views; bicycles can be rented on the reserve for those who don’t have their own)
  • surrounding wine farms
  • Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa
  • Hermanus for whale-watching in season; shops and restaurants

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 adults + 1 child
Cost R3 500 per pod per night
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Black Barn

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Where Danger Point, Gansbaai
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting Tucked away in a sea of fynbos, with zebras and springboks roaming the area, this wonderfully secluded three-bedroom holiday home in Romansbaai is an ideal place to relax and unwind. Part of the stylish Romansbaai Collection (a secure private estate with its own beach), the luxe pad boasts pared-back interiors, sunlit living spaces and a private walkway to the beach – making for a sumptuous stay along the wild Whale Coast.

The lodgings

  • 3 bedrooms with king-size beds
  • en-suite bathrooms with a shower
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • open-plan lounge and dining area
  • indoor fireplace
  • outdoor deck and dining area
  • outdoor braai
  • private hot tub
  • complimentary wifi
  • firewood (included)
  • complimentary bottle of wine
  • coffee beans (included)
  • filtered water (included)
  • serviced twice a week (included)

Things to do

  • soak in the hot tub
  • nature and beach walks
  • birdwatching
  • nearby beaches

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 6
Cost From R4 000 per night (depending on season, minimum two-night stay)
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Stone Cottage at Fossil Hills

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Where McGregor
Distance from CT 2.5 hours
Setting On a small working wine farm just outside McGregor, this secluded stone cottage, perched above grapevines on a quiet hill overlooking a valley, is straight out of an epic movie. The farm’s name, Thornvilla, comes from fossils discovered on the property; stone walls and a thatch roof imbue it with rustic charm.

The lodgings

  • 1 en-suite bedroom with a bath and a shower
  • indoor and outdoor fireplace
  • braai (firewood included)
  • covered verandah
  • heater
  • private outdoor hot tub

Things to do

  • soak in the hot tub
  • two mountain bikes available for use on the trails
  • kayaking at the dam
  • birdwatching
  • fishing
  • picnicking

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 4
Cost From R1 700 per night for the cottage (depending on season)
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Gîte

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Where Franschhoek
Distance from CT 1 hour 15 minutes
Setting This working farm situated below the slopes of the Franschhoek mountains is a dream come true for discerning travellers looking to escape the noise of the city. Although it’s only a five-minute walk from the town centre, the sweeping vineyard vistas and tranquil countryside atmosphere make Gîte a wonderful reprieve. Each gîte (French for cottage) is fully self-catering, so you’ll likely want to book a meal at one of the many restaurants in town.

The lodgings

  • 3 one-bedroom units, each sleeping 2
  • bathroom with a walk-in shower
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • open-plan lounge and dining area
  • private porch with a KolKol hot tub
  • outdoor braai
  • complimentary wifi
  • air conditioning

Things to do

  • soak in the hot tub
  • farm walks
  • hiking and mountain-biking
  • neighbouring wine farms
  • quaint shops, cafés, and galleries in nearby town centre

Child friendly? No
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 per unit
Cost From R3 300 per unit per night (depending on season)
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Southern Yurts

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Where Bot River
Distance from CT 1.5 hours
Setting Located in the Diepklowe Nature Conservancy on Porcupine Hills Guest Farm, a short drive from Bot River, this collection of private yurts is immersed in endless nature, providing a get-away-from-it-all escape. Made from wooden beams draped in canvas, yurts offer all the amenities of a luxury camp, without any of the dust and schlep associated with DIY camping. In addition to Forest View Yurt (in its own secret location), the Yurt Camp has two more yurt accommodations: Malachite and Kestrel.

The lodgings

  • Forest View Yurt with bedroom fan/heater, indoor kitchen fireplace, deck overlooking the valley and a wood-fired hot tub
  • Kestrel Yurt with indoor kitchen fireplace and a wood-fired hot tub
  • each unit has its own private kitchen and bathroom
  • lounging space
  • outdoor braai

Things to do

  • soak in the hot tub
  • swing under an ancient oak tree
  • hiking trails
  • trail running
  • birdwatching
  • swimming in the dam
  • ziplining through the Overberg mountains with Cape Canopy Tours
  • nearby wine farms, including Beaumont Wine Estate
  • horse-riding

Child friendly? Yes, on request
Pet friendly? Yes, on request
Sleeps 2 per yurt
Cost From R1 400 per unit per night (depending on season and unit type)
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Wolwehoek Private Nature Reserve

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Where Keisie Valley, near Montagu
Distance from CT 2.5 hours
Setting “Secluded” is only the tip of the iceberg when describing this breathtaking escape, hidden in the untouched Keisie Valley just outside the Karoo town of Montagu. The private nature reserve, managed by passionate owners Roux van der Watt and Robin De Cauwer, is a wonderfully isolated haven far removed from the stress of daily life, where birdsong, fynbos plains and stunning accommodation set the scene for an off-the-grid escape. There is currently only one glamping unit, with the introduction of another two in the pipeline.

The lodgings

  • Leopard’s Kloof luxury tent (sleeps two)
  • king-size bed
  • free-standing bath
  • lounge area
  • outdoor shower
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • wood-fired hot tub
  • pizza oven and outdoor braai with firewood
  • 12-metre super-hammock

Things to do

  • hiking trails
  • rock-climbing
  • birdwatching
  • mountain-biking
  • stargazing

Good to know The escape is completely solar-powered, and is only reachable in a 4×4 vehicle. If you do not have a 4×4 you can arrange (prior to arrival) for the manager to drop and collect you at Leopard’s Kloof Cabin for a fee of R200. Your vehicle will be safely parked at the collection point.
Child friendly? No
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2
Cost From R2 500 per night for two adults (depending on season)
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Copia Eco Cabins

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Where Bot River
Distance from CT 1.5 hours
Setting Situated on a working farm in the heart of the Overberg, these converted containers are the perfect off-the-grid stay for an overdose of nature and seclusion (Copia means abundance in Latin). Proud owner Lucas Steyn named the two utterly luxurious and stylish cabins after his father’s farms in The Free State, and has ensured style, comfort and unspoilt surrounds is in abundance for all who stay here. With little cellphone reception and no wifi or TV, it’s easy to unplug and embrace the mountain views while enjoying a soak in the wood-fired hot tub.

The lodgings

  • 3 cabins: Copia, Lone Tree, and Waterval
  • 1 bedroom with a free-standing bath and shower
  • spacious open-plan interior with a fully equipped kitchen, lounge and dining area
  • covered deck with a braai area and outdoor seating
  • private KolKol hot tub

Things to do

  • soak in the hot tub
  • hiking in the scenic Kogelberg Nature Reserve
  • neighbouring Houw Hoek farm for mountain-biking and fly-fishing
  • nearby golf estates and wine farms

Child friendly? No
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2
Cost R1 750 per cabin on weeknights
R2 100 per cabin over weekends (minimum 2-night stay)
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Doringbos

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Where Cederberg
Distance from CT 3.5 hours
Setting The striking allure of the Cederberg comes alive at this breathtaking escape, perched on a cliff of a 3 000-hectare farm above the Doring River. Luxurious lodgings in the main farmhouse and four surrounding cottages – coupled with a landscape yearning to be explored – make this remote haven a magical destination all of its own.

The lodgings

  • 2 en-suite cottages with one bedroom each
  • 2 en-suite cottages with three bedrooms each
  • 1 en-suite semi-enclosed outdoor bedroom
  • fully equipped kitchen (main house)
  • 2 living rooms (main house)
  • formal dining room (main house)
  • large terrace for outdoor living and dining
  • breakfast boma
  • 2 swimming pools with views
  • wood-burning hot tub
  • complimentary wifi
  • full-time housekeeping staff (included)
  • farm manager (included)
  • firewood (included)
  • chef and sous chef (additional cost)

Things to do

  • soak in the hot tub
  • swimming in the pool and river
  • quad bikes
  • horse-riding
  • kayaks
  • mountain bikes
  • game-viewing from the boma on the pan
  • spa treatments (additional cost)
  • fly-fishing lessons (additional cost)
  • picnic on horseback (additional cost)
  • helicopter transfers (additional cost)

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? Yes
Sleeps 15
Cost R25 000 per night for the property (exclusive-use only, minimum two-night stay)
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Kwelanga

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Where Baardskeedersbos
Distance from CT 2.5 hours
Setting Situated on the peaceful outskirts of Baardskeerdersbos (affectionately known as “B-Bos” among locals), this off-the-grid glamping retreat in the Overberg offers an uninterrupted sense of tranquillity, where sweeping fynbos plains and towering mountains set the scene for a scenic stay in nature.

The lodgings

  • off-the-grid caravan and eco-tent, each sleep 2 adults
  • each unit has a fully equipped kitchen
  • eco tent has an en-suite bathroom with a shower
  • private outdoor fire pit and seating area
  • upstairs main house (not available to rent) has a large swimming pool, huge fire pit area, pool table, relaxation areas, books, and board games that guests are welcome to use

Things to do

  • soak in the hot tub
  • stargazing
  • Baardskeedersbos Saturday Farmers’ Market
  • Baardskeerdersbos Art Route (twice a year)
  • hiking trails
  • mountain-biking trails
  • nearby swimming beaches
  • nearby wine estates (including Lomond, Raka and Stanford Hills)

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? Yes
Sleeps 2 per unit
Cost R600 per person per night
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Opstal Stay

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Where Rawsonville
Distance from CT 1 hour
On the slopes of a mountainside farm in the picturesque Slanghoek Valley – surrounded by the towering Slanghoek and Badsberg Mountains, and overlooking sweeping vineyards and fynbos – these five stylish and generously spaced units make for an ideal getaway with family or friends, no matter the season.

The lodgings

  • 5 self-catering units: The Barber and Carl Everson (each sleep 4), Lang Jan, Nellie’s Needle and Lady Ansie (each sleep 2)
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • breathtaking valley views
  • indoor living area with a fireplace
  • sheltered outdoor deck with a braai
  • KolKol hot tub in each unit

Things to do

  • soak in the hot tub
  • sundowners on your private deck
  • nature walks
  • mountain-biking

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 – 4 per unit
Cost Two-sleeper units: From R1 650 per chalet per night (depending on season)
Four-sleeper units: From R2 200 per chalet per night (depending on season)
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Sondagskloof

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Where Sandies Glen Valley, near Stanford
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting Towering poplar trees, a natural dam and fynbos-covered mountains set the scene at this idyllic retreat in the scenic Sandies Glen Valley in the heart of The Overberg. With just three cool cabins spread far away from each other (one hidden in the forest, and one perched at the end of the forest overlooking the trees), this stunning escape is what secluded dreams are made of.

The lodgings

  • Forest Cabin under the trees (sleeps 2)
  • Vlei Cabin by the dam (sleeps 4)
  • Poplar Chalet next to a stream, with a small heated pool on a large deck
  • en-suite bathrooms
  • wood-burning convection fireplace
  • private hot tubs at each unit
  • open-plan lounge and fully equipped kitchen
  • outdoor fire pit and braai
  • spacious wooden deck
  • hammocks strung between the trees

Things to do

  • soak in the hot tub
  • swim in the natural dam
  • scenic forest walks
  • forest meditations
  • harvest your own organic vegetables from the garden
  • cycling routes
  • photographic heaven
  • mountain fynbos trails and walks

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 – 4 per unit
Cost R1 750 per night (Monday to Thursday)
R2 100 per weekend night
Minimum 2-night stay.
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KolKol Mountain Lodge

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Where Bot River
Distance from CT 1.5 hours
Setting Just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town, sweeping views of the Babylonstoren Mountains and the impossibly peaceful sounds of nature set the scene for this secluded getaway. Run by passionate owners Rudi and Karen Oosthuyse, KolKol Mountain Lodge is a luxurious retreat that appeals to discerning (nature-loving) travellers seeking rest and relaxation in stunning surroundings.

The lodgings

  • 9 Mountain Cabins (King, Kolkol, Bugsy, Brunia, Sugarbush, Pincushion, Sewejaartjie, Blushing Bride and Painted Lady, sleeping 2 to 10 each)
  • 3 recently-introduced Fynbos Pods (Pecan, Witwater and Firelilly, each sleeping 2)
  • en-suite bedroom with a bath and shower
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • wood-fired pizza oven (in King cabin and all 3 Fynbos pods)
  • open-plan living area with a two-way fireplace
  • wooden deck with outdoor seating
  • wood-fired hot tub
  • outdoor shower
  • stone braai
  • outdoor lounge
  • Marshall Bluetooth speaker

Things to do

  • soak in the hot tub
  • 3km hiking trail
  • nearby swimming dam
  • mountain-biking trail
  • Kogelberg Nature Reserve and towns of Hermanus and Stanford nearby

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 – 10 per unit
Cost Mountain Cabins: R 2 200 per cabin per weekend night
Fynbos Pods: R2 650 per pod per weekend night
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Cederkloof Botanical Retreat

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Where Citrusdal
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting Part of a working farm just outside of Citrusdal, this scenic retreat is perched on the fynbos-covered slopes overlooking the Olifants River, and surrounded by striking rock formations and a sweeping valley.

The lodgings

  • 10 self-catering cottages (six of which sleep two, and four double units that sleep four)
  • en-suite with king-size beds
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • indoor fireplace
  • seating area
  • view-drenched outdoor terrace
  • braai
  • private Jacuzzi

Things to do

  • soak in your Jacuzzi
  • sundowners on your private deck
  • hiking trails
  • hiking in the Cederberg mountains
  • fynbos garden walks
  • informative medicinal herb walks
  • birdwatching
  • mountain-biking
  • ancient rock paintings
  • nearby horseback trails, waterfalls, wineries and farm stalls

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? Yes
Sleeps 2 – 4 per cottage
Cost From R1 050 per cottage per night (depending on season and cottage type)
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Black Eagle Lodges

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Where Caledon
Distance from CT 1.5 hours
Setting The peaceful Kempsrivier farm, run by the Delport family, sets the scene for this sumptuous stay in nature where generously spaced lodgings and breathtaking views await. Towering mountains, abundant birdlife and a sparkling farm dam only add to the appeal, creating a tranquil reprieve for those looking to enjoy a break away from it all.

The lodgings

  • 3-bedroom secluded stone villa
  • 3-bedroom remote private lodge
  • 2-bedroom cottage
  • private hot tubs in each unit
  • the villa and lodge each have their own dam
  • indoor fireplaces
  • shaded patio with outdoor seating
  • spacious living rooms
  • indoor and outdoor dining areas
  • braai facilities
  • complimentary wifi

Things to do

  • soak in the hot tub
  • swimming in the farm dam
  • walks through the pear and apple orchards
  • hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • Merino sheep shearing
  • bass fishing on request
  • birdwatching
  • wine tasting nearby
  • explore the nearby town of Botrivier and Hermanus

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 4 – 6 per unit
Cost From R2 050 per night for two people (depending on season and unit type)
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Bergsicht Country Farm Cottages

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Where Tulbagh
Distance from CT 1.5 hours
Setting Tucked away on a working farm in the Tulbagh Valley, these self-catering cottages ooze comfort and rustic charm. Just a short drive from Cape Town, with mountain vistas and surrounding orchards, Bergsicht Country Farm Cottages has all the makings of a magical countryside escape – complete with wood-fired hot tubs, sweeping views and a sought-after sense of tranquillity.

The lodgings

  • 5 self-catering cottages varying in size (Sunburst, Ruby Star, African Delight, Lady Red and Angelino)
  • fully equipped  kitchen
  • living room
  • outdoor verandah with braai
  • indoor fireplace
  • wood-fired hot tub
  • air conditioning
  • complimentary wifi

Things to do

  • soak in the hot tub
  • explore the town
  • wine tasting at nearby wine estates
  • horse-riding trails
  • wine-by-bike rental
  • waterfall hikes

Child friendly? Yes, for family cottages (Sunburst, Ruby Star and African Delight)
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 – 6 per cottage
Cost From R1 400 per night for two adults (depending on season and cottage type)
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Cottage in The Kloof

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Where Robertson
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting If seclusion is your thing, you’ll have it in spades at this remote cottage in the mountains. It’s solar-powered, has a gas geyser, and there’s minimal cellphone reception, making it the perfect place to hole up and wait out the coming apocalypse. The farm is home to wildebeest, red hartebeest, gemsbok and springbok, enjoying the peace and quiet of country life. There’s a wood-fired Jacuzzi, where you can relax and gaze up at the star-filled sky, with nothing but the sound of surrounding wildlife to disturb your solitude.

The lodgings

  • two bedrooms with queen-size beds
  • bathroom with a shower
  • fully equipped kitchenette
  • open-plan interior with a seating area
  • private Jacuzzi
  • outdoor braai and dining area

Things to do

  • soak in the Jacuzzi
  • game-spotting on the farm
  • Saggy Stone Brewery and Restaurant is open every weekend for craft beer and hearty grub
  • Kolgans River Boat Restaurant is around 20 minutes drive away
  • wine-tasting tours in the Robertson Wine Valley
  • olive-tasting experiences at Willowcreek and Marbrin Olive Farm
  • two-hour walking trail from Penhill to Saggy Stone
  • mountain-biking in the Rooiberg Breede River Conservancy

Child friendly? No
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 – 4
Cost From R1 321 per night for the cottage (depending on season)
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AfriCamps at Stanford Hills

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Where Stanford
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting In the foothills of the Klein River Mountains, overlooking a dam and the entire Stanford Valley, this glamping site is a bucolic fantasy come true. Situated on a boutique wine farm that offers wine-tasting experiences and country-style meals made with farm-fresh vegetables plucked from the estate’s garden, there’s no reason to leave…

The lodgings

  • 10 boutique glamping tents, each with a fully equipped kitchen and en-suite bathroom
  • each tent has 2 extra-length queen-size beds and a single bunk bed
  • each tent has a spacious outdoor deck and braai area
  • 5 of the tents each have an outdoor wood-fired hot tub next to the tent
  • air-conditioning, electric blankets, and a wood-burning fireplace (wifi is not available in the tents, but can be found at the estate’s restaurant)

Things to do 

  • soak in the hot tub
  • swimming in the farm dam
  • catch-and-release bass fishing in the top dam
  • wine-tasting at The Tasting Room
  • horse-riding on the farm
  • whale-watching from an aeroplane
  • hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • a variety of fine restaurants, markets and art galleries in the nearby towns of Stanford and Hermanus
  • cook-your-own breakfast baskets (additional cost)
  • South African braai baskets (additional cost)
  • picnic baskets  (additional cost)
  • The Tasting Room for breakfast and lunch

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? Yes, one dog per tent
Sleeps 5 per tent
Cost From R1 340 per night for two adults (with hot tub, depending on season)
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Villa Misty Cliffs

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Where Misty Cliffs
Distance from CT 45 minutes
Setting One of Cape Town’s scenic seaside spots, Misty Cliffs is the ideal location for a beach holiday, far from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you prize peaceful seclusion and being a stone’s throw from the ocean, this beach house on the edge of the peninsula should be on your list. You couldn’t get closer to the shore if you tried!

The lodgings

  • 3 bedrooms (one with bunk beds for the little ones)
  • en-suite bathrooms with a bath and shower
  • open-plan living area
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • lounge and dining area
  • two spacious sea-facing terraces
  • outdoor pool overlooking the ocean
  • Jacuzzi
  • braai area
  • entertainment zone with a TV and couches

Things to do

  • soak in the Jacuzzi
  • swimming in the pool or sea
  • beach sports and walks
  • nearby Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • walking distance from quaint shops and restaurants

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 8
Cost R4 500 per night for the house (depending on season)
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The Honey Bee Suite at Platbos Forest

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Where Gansbaai
Distance from CT 2.5 hours
Setting Set in an ancient forest, Platbos is privately owned by conservationists intent on preserving its rich diversity of fauna and flora, which includes thousand-year-old milkwood trees, bushbuck, baboons and even some leopard. The entire site is effectively off-the-grid and utilises old-school donkey boilers to heat the water. Unique for its flat terrain (hence its name) and sandy, alkaline soil, Platbos offers a variety of glamping options – one of which is the scenic Honey Bee Suite – equipped with a private hot tub completely hidden from others.

The lodgings

  • private tented room sleeping two
  • double bed with mosquito net
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • open-air shower
  • private hot tub
  • outdoor fireplace with a braai grid

Things to do

  • soak in the hot tub
  • forest trails
  • labyrinth made from mother-of-pearl seashells
  • Grootbos Nature Reserve
  • restaurants and shops in Stanford and Hermanus
  • Klein River Cheese Farm

Child friendly? No
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2
Cost From R1 050 per night for the unit (depending on season)
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Forest Valley Cottages

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Where Knysna
Distance from CT 5.5 hours
Setting Situated on the edge of a lush forest, each of these scenic treetop cottages boasts unrivalled views of the breathtaking Outeniqua Mountains and expansive valley below. The perfect mixt of rustic and luxury, the lodgings offer a wonderfully private and intimate escape, allowing you to kick back and simply enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

The lodgings

  • 8 valley-facing cottages each sleeping 2 to 4 (Birdsong, Gorgeous Olive, Glory Dawn, Wild Iris, Blue Sky, Sandstone, Earth Rose, Lavender Edge)
  • 1 bedroom with a queen-size bed
  • open plan couples shower
  • large Jacuzzi/spa tub
  • indoor fireplace
  • fully equipped kitchenette
  • lounge area
  • flat-screen TV with DStv
  • Nespresso pod coffee machine
  • portable fan
  • private deck with seating, a hammock and Weber braai
  • daily housekeeping service

Things to do

  • soak in the Jacuzzi
  • forest walks
  • scenic picnics
  • boat rides in the Knysna Lagoon
  • 15-minute drive from the centre of town brimming with restaurants, bars and shops
  • nearby blue flag beaches

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 – 4 per cottage
Cost From R2 275 per cottage per night (depending on season and cottage type)
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Mount Ceder

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Where Cederberg
Distance from CT 2.5 hours
Setting Set on the dramatic slopes of the Cederberg mountains, this escape is about as secluded as they come, with a scattering of 12 houses, some of which are spaced more than 60 metres apart. The surrounding landscape is inescapably restorative, and nature lovers will relish daily walks to the nearby river, or up the mountain to explore all that’s on offer.

The lodgings

  • 12 self-catering houses (sleeping 2 to 8 guests each)
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • lounge with a fireplace
  • balcony with a braai area
  • two units have Jacuzzis

Things to do

  • soak in the Jacuzzi
  • hiking and mountain-biking routes (with a newly built single track)
  • swimming and canoeing in the Groot Rivier
  • walks to the waterfall
  • guided hikes to ancient rock-art sites
  • olive-grove tour and olive-oil tasting

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 – 8 per house
Cost From R551 per person sharing per night (depending on season and unit type)
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Executive Tented Suite at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

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Where Garden Route
Distance from CT 4.5 hours
Setting Halfway between the seaside towns of George and Mossel Bay, with views of the Indian Ocean on one side and the Outeniqua Mountains on the other, Botlierskop Private Game Reserve allows visitors to immerse themselves in the true beauty of the magnificent Garden Route – with a luxe safari edge.

The lodgings

  • Executive Suite with a four-poster, king-size bed with mosquito net
  • private deck with outdoor seating and views of the Moordkuil River
  • en-suite bathroom with a deep oval bath and outdoor shower
  • private Jacuzzi
  • minibar
  • in-room safe and telephone
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • electric blanket
  • indoor wood-burning fireplace
  • heating and air-conditioning

Things to do

  • soak in the Jacuzzi
  • rim-flow swimming pool at the Main Lodge
  • tennis court at the foot of Botlierskop Hilltop (tennis equipment available for hire at the reserve)
  • Botlierskop Fijnebos Spa & Wellness with indoor heated pool
  • guided game drives
  • guided bush trails
  • horseback safaris
  • horseback outrides (for experienced riders only)
  • fishing  (requires a fishing license fee)
  • canoeing on the Moordkuil River
  • numerous children’s activities including face-painting, catch-and-release fishing, and the Junior Ranger Programme

Child friendly? Yes (over 6 years)
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 – 4
Cost From R2 200 per person sharing per night (depending on season)
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Gecko Rock Private Nature Reserve

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Where Touws River, Klein Karoo
Distance from CT 2.5 hours
Setting Surrounded by prehistoric rock formations and the lunar-esque landscape of the Karoo, Gecko Rock Private Nature Reserve boasts a wild terrain home to a number of small wildlife and indigenous plant species. Hidden away from it all, this scenic escape is frequented by springbok, gemsbok, zebra, grey rhebok, duiker, steenbokkie, klipspringer, and even the elusive leopard, aardvark, African wild cat, caracal and honey badger – not to mention an abundance of birdlife, too.

The lodgings

  • Rheboksvlakte Cottage (sleeps 4) with a double bed, double sleeper couch, shared bathroom, kitchenette and an outdoor hot tub.
  • Montana Vista Cottage and Southern Nights (each sleeping 8), both with 2 bedrooms and queen size-beds, one bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, indoor kaggel, undercover braai area on an oversized stoep with a hot tub.

Things to do

  • soak in the hot tub
  • off-road 4×4 trails
  • 4×2 trails
  • mountain-biking
  • hiking trails
  • stargazing
  • abseiling
  • rock climbing
  • shooting

Child friendly?  Yes
Pet friendly? Yes, on arrangement
Sleeps 4 – 8 per cottage
Cost From R1 500 per night for two adults (depending on season and unit)
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Wolfkop Nature Reserve Cottages

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Where Citrusdal
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting Hidden in the foothills of the Cederberg, overlooking the Olifants River Valley in Citrusdal, Wolfkop Nature Reserve serves as a tranquil retreat for those wanting an immersive getaway in nature, without any bells and whistles. Aside from the stunning scenery and blooming fields of flowers on your doorstep, the reserve is home to a variety of animal life, such as duikers, porcupine and tortoises – and, if you’re lucky, you may even spot a leopard skulking into the comfort of the surrounding caves.

The lodgings

  • 5 private, spacious cottages
  • each cottage features comfortable en-suite bedrooms
  • fully equipped kitchen and open-plan living area with a fireplace
  • glass doors lead onto a view-drenched balcony with a braai and hammocks
  • outside play area for children
  • private Jacuzzi on each deck
  • air conditioning

Things to do

  • soak in the Jacuzzi
  • mountain-biking
  • 20km worth of hiking trails through the rock formations
  • bodyboarding down the river
  • fly-fishing
  • 4×4 trails and adventures
  • tea, gin and wine tastings

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 – 10 per cottage
Cost From R1 200 per cottage per night (depending on season)
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Dwyka Tented Lodge

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Where Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
Distance from CT 3 hours
Setting Surrounded by 350-million-year-old rock formations, Dwyka Tented Lodge at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is a sacred place, off the beaten track between Cape Town and Montagu. It was once home to the Khoisan people, whose paintings – some of which date back more than 3 500 years – can be seen at various points around the reserve. A 58 000-hectare, this Big 5 wilderness reserve with wide-open Karoo plains is the perfect destination for those seeking luxe solitude.
The lodgings

  • 9 luxury tents, each sleeping 2 adults
  • each tent is equipped with an en-suite bathroom, shower and basin, minibar, tea and coffee facilities, air-conditioning, and a private deck with a Jacuzzi
  • main lodge with a lounge, fireplace, satellite TV, an open-air dining area, wi-fi and wine cellar

Things to do

  • soak in the Jacuzzi
  • 2 game drives per day
  • comprehensive guided walks
  • bird-watching
  • stargazing
  • boat safari (dependent on dam-water level)
  • relaxation retreat

Child friendly? No
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 per unit
Cost SA Residents Special: R9 100 per night for two adults (valid until 16 December 2021)
Rate includes all meals and nonalcoholic beverages, twice daily nature drives and on-drive beverages, as well as guided wilderness walks.
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Time of publication: 26 May 2021

7 Responses to “The 25 Best Hot Tub Getaways near Cape Town”

  1. Claire Nobrega

    Looking for accommodation for one night. Friday 13 august, two adults.

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    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Claire

      You’ll need to contact the various establishments individually. There’s a booking button under each one.

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  2. Marcia

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  3. carolann

    Hopefully coming to SA in feb.. Subject to Covid … Plenty info needed…..

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  4. Noelene

    Always interested in seeing new places.

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  5. Michelle

    Thank you

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