The 30 Best Weekend Getaways From Cape Town

The 30 Best Weekend Getaways From Cape Town Farm 215, Teagan Cunniffe

Escape the grind with a blissful break at one of these spots that are close enough for comfort.

Sometimes, a complete break from the daily grind is the only antidote for stress and a complete reboot. Fortunately, living in Cape Town, we are blessed with an array of out-of-the-way places that are – ironically – close enough to hop into a car to get away from it all.

The Insiders went in search of the best weekend getaways around the Mother City, and here’s what we discovered…

Have you been to any wonderful destinations you think we should know about? Let us know in the comments below.

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Cottages

Mont Angelis

Mont Angelis Weekend Getaways
Mont Angelis Interior Weekend Getaways
Mont Angelis Bedroom Weekend Getaways

Credit: Teagan Cunniffe
Where Stellenbosch
Distance from CT 45 minutes
Setting Dusty roads, lush vegetation, horse paddocks and towering mountains epitomise the breathtaking Blaauwklippen Valley, which is home to this quaint retreat of nine cottages. Once original farm dwellings, now beautifully renovated guest cottages, Mont Angelis offers a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the town centre, while still being close enough for action-seekers.

The lodgings

  • nine cottages varying in size
  • all rooms feature a private terrace overlooking the vineyards and mountains
  • all rooms feature an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower (no bath), a fully equipped kitchen, air-conditioning, and outdoor braai
  • select cottages feature a wood-burning fireplace
  • complimentary wi-fi
  • shaded parking
  • communal pool

Things to do 

  • mountain-biking
  • hiking trails
  • wine tasting at nearby Dornier Wine Estate or Blaauwklippen Vineyards
  • food and cultural hotspots in Stellenbosch centre

Child friendly? No children under the age of 12
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 or 4 per cottage
Cost From R1 725 per cottage per night (depending on season and cottage type)
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La Chataigne

La Chataigne Weekend Getaways
La Chataigne Cottages Weekend Getaways
La Chataigne Interior Weekend Getaways

Where Franschhoek
Distance from CT 1 hour
Setting Situated on a working wine farm in the Franschhoek Valley, La Chataigne is home to five stylish self-catering cottages in a wonderfully intimate (and relaxed) environment, making it a tranquil hideaway with all the creature comforts discerning travellers desire.

The lodgings

Two Riverside Cottages: Marron and Kastanje (each sleeping four)

  • king-size bed and en-suite bathroom
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • open-plan lounge with an indoor fireplace
  • front & back outdoor patio with a braai and seating area
  • access to the communal Orchard Pool

Two Scandi-Chic Stable Cottages: Blanc and Noir (each sleeping two)

  • king-size bed and en-suite bathroom (with a bath and shower)
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • open-plan lounge with an indoor fireplace
  • outdoor patio with a gas braai and seating area
  • large deck with a private pool
  • TV with select DStv channels
  • air-conditioning
  • Nespresso machine
  • complimentary wi-fi

Newly-Renovated Chestnut Cottage (sleeps two)

  • all the luxuries of Blanc and Noir with a private garden and pool
  • back patio right on the river

Things to do

  • stroll through the veggie garden and vineyards
  • play a round of Boules
  • lounge by the swimming pool
  • purchase homemade treats and estate wine
  • visit the town centre, only 7km away

Child friendly? Yes, however parents are fully responsible for their children during the stay as there are some safety hazards (such as an unfenced pool and river).
Please note Only Marron and Kastanje allow for children, all other cottages are for age 14 years and older.
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 or 4 per cottage
Cost R2 200 – R3 300 per cottage per night (depending on season and cottage type)
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Stanford Valley Guest Farm

Stanford Valley Guest Farm Weekend Getaways
Stanford Valley Guest Farm Bedroom Weekend Getaways
Stanford Valley Guest Farm Bedroom Weekend Getaways

Where Stanford
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting Rolling hills, lush meadows, vineyards, majestic horses and grazing springbokkies… this country escape in the Klein River Valley is a bucolic fantasy come true. The comfortable cottages have a charming, rustic feel, and are kept warm by roaring fireplaces. In addition to the natural beauty and tranquil surrounds, the estate’s hands-on hosts are warm, generous and overarchingly accommodating. Plus, there’s a superb restaurant on the estate, so you don’t have to venture far for a gastronomic feast.

The lodgings

  • 16 cottages – Sagewood & Fynbos, Milkwood 1 & 2, and Erica (each sleeping two); Stables Cottage, Pincushion & Bluebell (each sleeping four); and Protea (sleeping five)
  • comfortable bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
  • private balconies with mountain or meadow views
  • six of the cottages have fully equipped kitchenettes and braai facilities
  • three of the self-catering units have two bedrooms each and private gardens
  • tea- & coffee-making facilities (complete with home-baked rusks)
  • mini-bar fridge
  • wood-fired fireplace (unlimited firewood supplied)
  • outdoor seating area

Things to do

  • breakfast, lunch and dinner served at the Manor House Restaurant
  • mountain-biking and hiking trails
  • canoe trips and sunset cruises on the Klein River
  • Klein River and Stonehouse Cheese Factories
  • wine-tasting along the Stanford Wine Route
  • whale-watching in Hermanus and Kleinbaai

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2, 4 or 5 per cottage
Cost From R1 450 per cottage per night (depending on season and cottage type)
All cottages have the option of adding an extra single bed for R225.
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Fazenda Swellendam

Fazenda Swellendam Weekend Getaways
Fazenda Swellendam Interior Weekend Getaways
Fazenda Swellendam Bedroom Weekend Getaways

Where Swellendam
Distance from CT 2.5 hours
Setting In a valley at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains lies Swellendam, South Africa’s third-oldest town, home to Cape Dutch architecture, quiet roads, and plenty of cultural and outdoor activities. It’s here, hidden in the Hermitage Valley just outside of Swellendam, that these two stylish stone cottages overlook a sparkling dam, with breathtaking views of the mountains beyond.

The lodgings

  • three stylish stone cottages (one of which has a private plunge pool)
  • open-plan living area, kitchen, and bedroom
  • en-suite bathroom
  • private outdoor patio with a braai
  • two deckchairs

Things to do

  • swimming in the natural swimming dam (on your doorstep)
  • hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • rock pools for mid-adventure dips
  • picnics in the lush forest
  • heritage and cultural hotspots in Swellendam

Child friendly? No
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 per cottage
Cost R2 220 per cottage per night (depending on season)
Minimum stay of two nights.
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White Water Farm

White Water Farm Weekend Getaways
White Water Farm Accommodation Weekend Getaways
White Water Farm Bedroom Weekend Getaways

Where Stanford
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting Cows, horses and hens roam free on this peaceful farm in the Klein River Valley, which doubles as a romantic wedding venue. Gardens shaded by blue gum trees create an enchanting countryscape, while the Overberg mountains loom in the distance and the scent of hydrangeas lingers, making stays at this peaceful paradise in the Stanford Valley the stuff of storybooks.

The lodgings

  • Dairy Room (queen-size bed and an en-suite bathroom)
  • 3 Dairy Suites (king-size bed, mini kitchenette, bathroom, private lounge area and mountain views)
  • 2 Barn Suites (king-size bed, bathroom, mini kitchenette and private lounge with a fireplace)
  • Gatehouse Cottage (king-size bed, en-suite bathroom, Victorian bath, lounge with a fireplace, small kitchenette and private patio)
  • Farmhouse (two queen size bedrooms and a twin bed, well-equipped kitchen, large living area with a fireplace, and a private patio with braai facilities)
  • Farmhouse Deluxe Suite (adjacent to the main farmhouse, large bedroom with a fireplace, two bathrooms and a private courtyard with an outdoor shower)

Things to do

  • Utterly delicious meals at The Garden Grill Restaurant
  • swimming pool and dam
  • mountain-biking and hiking trails in the Phillipskop Private Mountain Reserve
  • horse-riding (pre-booking required)
  • massage treatments (pre-booking required)
  • wine-tasting at surrounding wine estates
  • shops, galleries and restaurants in Stanford centre

Child friendly? Yes, except for the Gatehouse Cottage
Children under two stay for free
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 or 4 per unit
Cost From R1 800 per unit per night (depending on season and room type)
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Sugarbird Manor Cottages

Sugarbird Manor Weekend Getaways
Sugarbird Manor Cottage Interior Weekend Getaways
Sugarbird Manor Cottage Bedroom Weekend Getaways

Where Stellenbosch
Distance from CT 45 minutes
Setting On the outskirts of Stellenbosch in the majestic Devon Valley lies Protea Heights, a 20-hectare protea and grape farm that’s home to Sugarbird Manor. Like a scene straight out of Under The Tuscan Sky, the property is perched at the top of a vineyard-covered hill, offering exquisite views of the valley, with the Helderberg, Simonsberg and Jonkershoek Mountains looming in the distance.

The lodgings

  • four stylish self-catering cottage suites
  • king-size bed
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • open-plan lounge and dining area
  • shaded outdoor patio
  • shared pool
  • air-conditioning
  • complimentary wi-fi

Things to do

  • hiking trails
  • swimming in the pool
  • on-site wine tasting of the owner’s award-winning wine
  • plethora of nearby wine estates

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 per cottage
Cost R3 400 per cottage per night (depending on season)
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Klein Nektar Farm Cottage

Klein Nektar Farm Cottage Weekend Getaways
Klein Nektar Farm Cottage Kitchen Weekend Getaways
Klein Nektar Farm Cottage Patio Weekend Getaways

Where Montagu
Distance from CT 2.5 hours
Setting Situated in the quaint Karoo town of Montagu, this three-hectare working olive and wine farm sits in the heart of a tranquil valley. Providing the best of both worlds, Klein Nektar is a mere stroll from the shops and charming cafés in the town centre, and is also surrounded by endless nature, tucked away inside the towering Langeberg Mountains.

The lodgings

  • off-the-grid self-catering cottage
  • solar lamps, and a gas-water heater, fridge, freezer, stove and oven
  • two queen bedrooms with a shared bathroom
  • open-plan living and dining area
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • lounge with a fireplace
  • private outdoor garden
  • braai area
  • sheltered wrap-around terrace

Things to do

  • strolls through olive groves and orchards
  • hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • art galleries, cafés, shops, museums and restaurants in Montagu’s centre

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 4
Cost R1 150 per night for two adults (depending on season)
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Cederkloof Botanical Retreat

Cederkloof Botanical Retreat Weekend Getaways
Cederkloof Botanical Retreat Hot Tub Weekend Getaways
Cederkloof Botanical Retreat Bedroom Weekend Getaways

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 Elephant River, surrounded by striking rock formations and sweeping views of the 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

  • sundowners on your private deck
  • hiking trails
  • bubbly in the warm Jacuzzi
  • striking views of 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 or 4 per cottage
Cost 2-sleeper: R1 050 per cottage per night (depending on season)
4-sleeper: R1 300 per cottage per night (depending on season)
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Opstal Stay

Opstal Stay Weekend Getaways
Opstal Stay Hot Tub View Weekend Getaways
Opstal Stay Interior Weekend Getaways

Where Rawsonville
Distance from CT 1 hour
Setting Situated 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 – this secluded escape (made up of five stylish units) is the ideal getaway for groups of families or friends, no matter the season.

The lodgings 

  • five self-catering units: The Barber and Carl Everson (each sleeping four), or Lang Jan, Nellie’s Needle, and Lady Ansie (each sleeping two)
  • chic, modern interiors
  • breathtaking valley views
  • indoor living area with a fireplace
  • sheltered outdoor deck with a braai
  • Kol-Kol hot tub

Things to do

  • sundowners on your private deck 
  • nature walks
  • mountain biking
  • on-site wine tasting centre
  • pizza and farm-fresh mains at the on-site Estate Restaurant
  • explore nearby wine farms and surrounding farm stalls
  • go on a tractor train ride through the estate, before enjoying a vineyard picnic

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 or 4 per unit
Cost 2-sleeper units: From R1 450 per chalet per night (depending on season)
4-sleeper units: From R1 950 per chalet per night (depending on season)
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Mount Ceder Cottages

Mount Ceder Weekend Getaways
Mount Ceder Outdoors Weekend Getaways
Mount Ceder Bedroom Weekend Getaways

Where Cederberg Conservancy
Distance from CT 3 hours
Setting Set on the dramatic slopes of the Cederberg mountain range, Mount Ceder is about as secluded as they come. The surrounding landscape – famed for its brilliant sunsets, rugged beauty and red sandstone rock formations – 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

  • three cottages self-catering cottages (sleeping two to four guests)
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • lounge with a fireplace
  • balcony with a braai area 

Things to do

  • hiking and mountain-biking routes
  • swimming and canoe-ing in the Breede River
  • walking to the waterfall
  • discovering historic rock art
  • olive-harvesting (depending on season

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 to 4 per cottage
Cost R972 per cottage per night (depending on season)
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Gelukkie

Gelukkie Weekend Getaways
Gelukkie Cottage Weekend Getaways
Gelukkie Interior Weekend Getaways

Where Paternoster
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting The saying: “Don’t judge a book by its cover” comes to mind when pulling up outside the wrought-iron gates of this hideaway – located just before the central entrance to Paternoster. What might appear like an unassuming private property soon opens up to reveal an oasis of quaint beach-house-inspired cottages, where lush plants, water features, stunning outdoor decor, and passionate hosts, Ruth and Andrew (and their friendly pooches), await.

The lodgings

  • two self-catering cottages (Klein Gelukkie, and Nog n Gelukkie)
  • king-size bed
  • en-suite bathroom with a shower
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • walk-in closet
  • dining area
  • lounge with a fireplace
  • private outdoor garden with a braai
  • outdoor daybed

Things to do

  • enjoy a freshly-made G&T by the fire
  • walk on the beach
  • an abundance of restaurants and shops in the town centre
  • kayaking
  • beach buggy rides
  • Paternoster art route
  • horse-riding

Child friendly? No
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 per cottage
Cost R1 200 per cottage per night (depending on season)
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Rest at Chabivin Country Cottage

Rest at Chabivin Weekend Getaways
Rest at Chabivin Interior Weekend Getaways
Rest at Chabivin Weekend Getaways

Where Stellenbosch
Distance from CT 45 minutes
Setting Cosy, self-catering accommodation set beside a tranquil eucalyptus forest, only a few hundred meters outside the town centre, this lesser-known gem is located on a bubbly-producing boutique wine farm. The cottage is well protected, with remote access for residents and guests only.

The lodgings

  • Country Cottage with two bedrooms (sleeps four to six)
  • open-plan living area with DStv and a sleeper couch
  • open-plan dining area with a fireplace and kitchen
  • complimentary wi-fi
  • wooden deck overlooking the vineyards

Things to do

  • hiking and cycling trails
  • award-winning De Zalze Golf Course is within walking distance
  • abundance of nearby restaurants and wine estates

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 4 or 6
Cost R2 400 per night for the cottage (depending on season)
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Suites

7 Koppies

7 Koppies Weekend Getaways
7 Koppies Bedroom Weekend Getaways
7 Koppies Bathroom Weekend Getaways

Where Franschhoek
Distance from CT 1 hour
Setting Perched on a small hill (reached by a winding dirt road), 7 Koppies is a tastefully quirky five-bedroom farmhouse in the Franschhoek Valley with spectacular, unhindered views of vineyards, the Simonsberg mountains and an eminently hikeable fynbos reserve – all of which are best enjoyed at sunset, with a glass of vino, from the edge of the 25-metre-long pool.

The lodgings

  • three en-suite rooms (The Garden Room, The Orchard Room, and The Mountain Room)
  • two spacious en-suite suites (The Valley Suite and The Courtyard Suite)
  • all rooms feature king-size beds and organic cotton bedding
  • open-plan communal lounge, fully equipped kitchen and dining area
  • 25-metre-long lap pool
  • outdoor terrace
  • manicured gardens
  • daily service
  • daily breakfast
  • laundry service
  • house manager
  • butler
  • security guard

Things to do

  • nature walks
  • pool-lounging
  • surrounding wineries
  • restaurants, galleries, and shops in the town centre (12 minutes away)

Child friendly? No
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 per room
Cost From R4 000 per room per night (depending on season and room type)
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Mosaic Lagoon Lodge

Mosaic Lagoon Lodge Weekend Getaways
Mosaic Lagoon Lodge Suite Weekend Getaways
Mosaic Lagoon Lodge Breakfast View Weekend Getaways

Where Stanford
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting With the great outdoors on your doorstep, this private sanctuary is the sort of place city-weary souls come to for rest and recuperation. Uninterrupted views of the Hermanus Lagoon and surrounding mountains will surely clear the cobwebs, as you wallow in your private chalet with only the calls of roaming birdlife to break the tranquil silence.

The lodgings

  • five safari-style bungalows
  • king-size bedroom and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower
  • lounge area with fireplace
  • outdoor shower
  • communal plunge pool

Things to do

  • spa treatments
  • leisurely walks
  • Mosaic Lagoon Café housed in the historic (and reportedly haunted) Spookhuis
  • mountain walks
  • lagoon activities, such as boating, kayaking, SUPing, and swimming
  • mountain-biking and quad-biking through the fynbos
  • boat cruises
  • 4×4 beach excursions
  • whale watching from nearby Walker Bay Beach
  • birdwatching

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 per suite
Cost R5 460 per night for one adult (depending on season)
R7 280 per night for two adults (depending on season)
Please note Cost is inclusive of three meals a day, house beverages, and all activities
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La Petite Ferme Vineyard Suites

La Petite Ferme Weekend Getaways
La Petite Ferme Vineyard Suite Weekend Getaways
La Petite Ferme Vineyard Suite Bathroom Weekend Getaways

Where Franschhoek
Distance from CT 1 hour
Setting With some of the best panoramas of the Franschhoek Valley and surrounding mountains, this intimate boutique hotel has always had a decidedly well-heeled reputation, despite its laidback ambience and one-and-all appeal of its vineyard-facing front lawn. Perched on the northern slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains, all of the rooms, as well as the charming glass-fronted restaurant, boast spellbounding valley and vineyard views.

The lodgings

  • five stylish Vineyard suites
  • each with their own private pool overlooking the valley
  • king-size extra-length bed
  • en-suite bathroom with a shower and freestanding bath
  • private patio with a plunge pool
  • mini bar with complimentary items and wine on arrival
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • air conditioning and heating
  • smart TV
  • complimentary wi-fi

Things to do

  • pool-lounging
  • leisurely walks
  • strenuous hikes
  • complimentary guided vineyard tour
  • wine tasting
  • mountain-biking
  • on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner

Child friendly? Yes, on request
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 per suite
Cost From R7 410 per suite per night (depending on season and suite type)
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The Robertson Small Hotel

Robertson Small Hotel Weekend Getaways
Robertson Small Hotel Pool Weekend Getaways
Robertson Small Hotel Bedroom Weekend Getaways

Where Robertson
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting Surrounded by endless farmlands and majestic mountain ranges, the historic town of Robertson, along the Route 62, oozes small-town charm. Victorian architecture and flowering jacaranda trees line the wide streets, while a scattering of wonderful restaurants, shops, and wine-tasting spots create a pathway between past and present. Situated in the heart of the town, this stunning five-star boutique hotel is a serene sought-after stay.

The lodgings 

  • three Manor House rooms
  • four Pool Suite rooms
  • three Stable rooms
  • spacious verandahs
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • small lounge area with a TV
  • swimming pool
  • self-service mini bar
  • on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • wine and cocktail bar
  • wellness spa

Things to do

  • enjoy a spa treatment
  • explore the town’s shops and restaurants
  • take a drive out to Arabella Wines, Springfield Estate, and Robertson Winery
  • Visit Saggy Stone Brewery, a rustic pub and brewhouse situated amid plum orchards

Child friendly? No
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 per room
Cost From R1 610 per night for one adult (depending on season and room type)
From R3 220 per night for two adults (depending on season and room type)
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Haes Farm

Haes Farm Weekend Getaways
Haes Farm Accommodation Weekend Getaways
Haes Farm Bedroom Weekend Getaways

Where Stanford
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting This 40-hectare fynbos farm has an enviable location in the hills above Walker Bay, close enough to enjoy the cool ocean winds, while offering uninterrupted views of the inspiring Overberg landscape.

The lodgings

  • two double en-suite bedrooms
  • fans for cooling
  • tea and coffee trays
  • complimentary wi-fi
  • writing desk
  • open-plan terraces
  • honesty bar
  • open-plan verandah beside a lush lawn
  • library warmed by a fireplace

Things to do

  • hiking, running, and mountain-biking trails
  • canoeing
  • visit Walker Bay Nature Reserve
  • nearby beaches
  • surrounding wine estates

Good to know Sustainability is the ethos of Haes Farm, where locally sourced produce is the order of the day. Natural beauty surrounds the property, with sublime views, contemporary architecture, art and design adding to the appeal.
Child friendly? No
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 per room
Cost R1 900 per night for one adult (depending on season)
R2 350 per night for two adults (depending on season)
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Monte Vista Boutique Hotel

Monte Vista Boutique Hotel Weekend Getaways
Monte Vista Boutique Hotel Pool Weekend Getaways
Monte Vista Boutique Hotel Bedroom Weekend Getaways

Where Montagu
Distance from CT 2.5 hours
Setting Montagu is a quaint Klein Karoo town on Route 62 and is best known for its fruit and wine farms, muscadel, dried fruit, charming Cape Dutch buildings and museums and, of course, its enviable hot springs. One such place to enjoy all of this and more is Monte Vista – a beautiful boutique hotel set back from the town centre on a quiet street.

The lodgings

  • 14 Afri-chic bedrooms
  • twin, double, queen or king-size bed (depending on room type)
  • en-suite bathroom with a Victorian bath and/or shower
  • private patio with outdoor seating area
  • communal swimming pool
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • air-conditioning
  • complimentary wi-fi

Things to do

  • Protea Farm tractor trip
  • explore Montagu on an art bicycle – choose a guided town tour or rent a bike
  • rock climbing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tours, tastings, and fishing at the nearby Trout Farm
  • golf at Montagu golf club
  • art galleries and museums
  • abundance of surrounding wineries
  • quaint eateries

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 to 4 per room
Cost From R1 814 per night for one adult (depending on season and room type)
From R2 420 per night for two adults (depending on season and room type)
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Cabins

Fynbos Suites at Farm 215 Nature Retreat and Fynbos Reserve

Farm 215 Weekend Getaways
Farm 215 Fynbos Suites Weekend Getaways
Farm 215 Pool Weekend Getaways

Where Gansbaai
Distance from CT 2.5 hours
Setting Situated in the breathtaking Uilkraal Valley between Stanford and Cape Agulhas, Farm 215 is ideal for anyone seeking a tranquil retreat in miles and miles of unspoilt nature.

The lodgings

  • three secluded stylish wooden cabins
  • open-plan bedroom, en-suite bathroom and lounge
  • wood-burning stoves
  • comfortable furnishings
  • floor-to-ceiling windows
  • wooden sun deck
  • views of the surrounding plains, dam and vineyards

Things to do

  • hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • horseback riding
  • wine-tasting at Lomond Wine Estate
  • whale-watching in Walker Bay

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 per cabin
Cost R2 475 per night for one adult (depending on season)
R3 300 per night for two adults (depending on season)
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Bush Buck Suite at Platbos Forest

Platbos Forest Weekend Getaways
Platbos Forest Bush Buck Suite Weekend Getaways
Platbos Forest Bush Buck Suite Bathroom Weekend Getaways

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 flora and fauna, which includes thousand-year-old milkwood trees, bushbucks, baboons and even some leopards. The scenic Bush Buck Suite, situated close to an 800-year-old white stinkwood tree, makes for an immersive forest retreat with a glamping edge.

The lodgings

  • double bed
  • opel-plan interior with a fireplace
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • open-air shower with hot water
  • braai facilities

Things to do

  • forest trails
  • labyrinth made from mother-of-pearl sea shells
  • Grootbos Nature Reserve
  • restaurants and shops in Stanford and Hermanus
  • Klein River Cheese Farm

Child friendly? No
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2
Cost R990 per night for the unit (depending on season)
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Platbos Log Cabins at Slanghoek Mountain Resort

Platbos Log Cabins Weekend Getaways
Platbos Log Cabins Exterior Weekend Getaways
Platbos Log Cabins Interior Weekend Getaways

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Where Rawsonville
Distance from CT 1.5 hours
Setting Hidden below the towering mountains of the picturesque Slanghoek Valley, these elevated log cabins are perched alongside a sparkling dam overlooking the lush vegetation and vineyards beyond. An ideal spot for nature lovers looking to get lost in the untouched beauty of the surrounding countryside.

The lodgings

  • three log cabins (Kliphout, Olienhout, and Geelhout)
  • two bedrooms, each with a double bed and two single beds in the loft area
  • one bathroom with a shower
  • open-plan fully equipped kitchen and living area
  • small fireplace in the living area
  • wooden deck with outdoor seating
  • braai area

Things to do

  • horse-riding (every Saturday morning) at the stables
  • Putt-Putt
  • swimming pools
  • fishing in the dam near the campsite
  • short walking trail that leads from the Putt-Putt course to the top of a high hill with impressive views of the surrounding valley

Good to know Cabins are gas- and solar-powered only – there’s no electricity.
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 6 per cabin
Cost R1 540 per night for two adults (depending on season)
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Houses & Villas

Bordeaux on Britannia

Bordeaux on Britannia Weekend Getaways
Bordeaux on Britannia Interior Weekend Getaways
Bordeaux on Britannia View Weekend Getaways

Where Britannia Bay, West Coast
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting Situated among the endless cluster of houses on Britannia Bay’s Golden Mile, this villa – like all the others on the strip – boasts ridiculously stunning sea views, but also your very own private path down to the beautiful beach a stone’s throw away.

The lodgings

  • five bedrooms (two sea-facing and one with two bunk beds)
  • fully equipped kitchen with white and charcoal crockery and cutlery
  • spacious dining and living area
  • cinema-size smart TV
  • central courtyard with a heated pool
  • skateboarding half-pipe
  • utility room with three mountain bikes and a table tennis table

Things to do

  • beach strolls
  • kayak or SUP (there is a double seated family-friendly surf ski for use)
  • surfing
  • mountain-biking
  • visit the West Coast wine route
  • visit Paternoster for a bite to eat

Good to know Villa manager Joseph comes in twice daily to clean the kitchen and make up the rooms, and is also on hand to assist with anything you may need during your stay. You’ll also receive a complimentary bottle of the villa’s bordeaux blend (you can purchase more from the cellar under the staircase).
Child friendly? Yes, over the age of 6
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 10
Cost R7 000 per night for the house (depending on season)
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Jonkmanshof

Jonkmanshof Weekend Getaways
Jonkmanshof Kitchen Weekend Getaways
Jonkmanshof Interior Weekend Getaways

Where Montagu
Distance from CT 2.5 hours
Setting The stunning mountain views, Cape Dutch and Georgian architecture, and quaint shops and restaurants give Montagu its unique charm. Built in 1854 and 1856 respectively, these historic manor houses are located a few steps from each other on the same street, and each feature original wooden floorboards and Karoo shutters, wooden beam ceilings, and large rooms decorated with the finest antiques, modern furniture and local contemporary art.

The lodgings 

  • four en-suite bedrooms in each house, two with king-size beds (can be made into twins), two with queen-sizes beds
  • four bathrooms with showers and bateau baths
  • both houses have wood-burning fireplaces in the lounges
  • library
  • fully equipped kitchens (one of which has a wood-burning stove for winter)
  • private gardens with farm-style swimming pools
  • underfloor heating in the bathrooms
  • indigenous succulent greenhouse (in the older house)

Things to do

  • spend the day in the potted citrus garden
  • lounge by the pool
  • hiking trails in the surrounding mountains
  • rock-climbing
  • golf
  • rent a classic car
  • visit the town centre for a bite to eat and a browse

Good to know Both houses can be rented on an exclusive use or per room basis.
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 4 per manor house
Cost Suites: R2 000 per suite per night (depending on season)
Exclusive use: R4 500 per house per night (depending on season)
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Sugar Shack

Sugar Shack Weekend Getaways
Sugar Shack Outdoor Area Weekend Getaways
Sugar Shack Lounge Weekend Getaways

Where Paternoster
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting This quaint self-catering beach house, built in the style of a fisherman’s cottage, oozes rustic charm with its ocean-themed decor and simple, architectural lines – offering laidback West Coast living at its best.

The lodgings

  • three bedrooms (two en-suite, one with a separate adjacent bathroom)
  • gourmet open-plan kitchen
  • spacious lounge with an indoor fireplace
  • sunny upstairs deck with a hammock
  • covered verandah and braai area
  • outdoor shower with hot water

Things to do

  • the beach
  • visit the nearby Cape Columbine nature reserve
  • notable heritage sites
  • plethora of surrounding shops and restaurants
  • kayaking
  • beach-buggy rides
  • Paternoster art route
  • horse-riding

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? Yes
Sleeps 6
Cost R3 300 per night for the house (depending on season)
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Shiraz Estate Villa

Shiraz Estate Villa Weekend Getaways
Shiraz Estate Villa Pool Weekend Getaways
Shiraz Estate Villa Bedroom Weekend Getaways

Where Riebeek Kasteel
Distance from CT 1.5 hours
Setting The small Cape winelands town of Riebeek Kasteel offers the unsuspecting charm often found in quaint villages, with the sought-after serenity of rural towns. Situated on the outskirts of the village and surrounded by vineyards, this converted farmhouse dating back to 1881 is a wonderful choice for visitors seeking a stylish space to rest their heads in comfort.

The lodgings

  • six-bedroom villa with five en-suite double bedrooms, and one quadruple suite
  • king-size beds
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • open-plan dining room with a fireplace
  • spacious lounge
  • private pool
  • braai area
  • gazebo with built-in benches
  • shaded verandah with outdoor seating
  • private landscaped garden
  • air-conditioning
  • complimentary wi-fi
  • secure parking

Things to do

  • enjoy the pool
  • visit the neighbouring wine farms (including the popular Riebeek Cellars)
  • microbreweries, restaurants, bars, cafés and galleries in the village itself
  • mountain-biking and hiking in Riebeek Valley

Child friendly? Yes, for children over 8 years old
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 14
Cost R7 000 per night for the house (depending on season)
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Akasha Mountain Retreat

Akasha Mountain Retreat Weekend Getaways
Akasha Mountain Retreat Accommodation Weekend Getaways
Akasha Mountain Retreat Bedroom Weekend Getaways

Where Heidelberg
Distance from CT 3 – 3.5 hours
Setting This intensely beautiful, calming mountain hideaway – 300km east of Cape Town – offers serenity and seclusion, with panoramic views across the Langeberg and Duiwenhoks Dam which, though off limits for recreational use, is certainly available for viewing pleasure. Peace and privacy is guaranteed as only one group at a time is hosted on the 120-hectare property.

The lodgings

  • four-bedroomed Cape-Maroc self-catering villa
  • fully equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, gas hob/oven
  • wood-burning stove
  • local mountain water on tap
  • covered porch with a hammock
  • large, shaded courtyard

Things to do

  • fynbos hikes to to the ancient rock circle and sugarbird nesting site
  • swim, fish and picnic along the river
  • mountain-biking (bring your own bikes)
  • bird-watching
  • star-gazing
  • game-viewing
  • guided tours
  • marimba and drums for guest use

Good to know Breakfast and other meals can be arranged by prior notice.
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 8
Cost R3 000 per person for two nights (depending on season, less 20% on weeknights)
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Troon Beach Cottage

Troon Beach Cottage Weekend Getaways
Troon Beach Cottage View Weekend Getaways
Troon Beach Cottage Lounge Weekend Getaways

Where Hermanus
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting Situated 150 metres from Voelklip and Grotto Beaches, this stylish modern beach house is exactly what comes to mind when you fantasise about a laidback seaside getaway with family and friends. A spacious front lawn (with direct access to the beach) and a sought-after indoor-outdoor flow make this beautifully decorated home a holiday dream.

The lodgings

  • two en-suite bedrooms
  • uncapped complimentary w-ifi
  • flatscreen TV with select DStv channels
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • spacious open-plan lounge with an indoor braai,
  • outdoor patio with a seating area and fire pit

Things to do 

  • rolling lawn for kids to play
  • cliff path directly in front of the house
  • Grotto and Voelklip beaches are a two-minute walk away
  • whale-watching (during season)
  • restaurants, shops and galleries in the town centre

Good to know A daily housekeeping service can be arranged on request, at an additional cost.
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 4
Cost R3 750 per night for the house (depending on season)
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Die Laaitjie

Die Laaitjie Farmhouse Weekend Getaways
Die Laaitjie Farmhouse Pool Weekend Getaways
Die Laaitjie Farmhouse Bedroom Weekend Getaways

Where Robertson
Distance from CT  2 hours
Setting Only seven kilometers out of the famous Route 62 town of Robertson you’ll find a secluded valley, pierced by a calm river that runs through an old working farm. Here, wine and fruit are still hand-pressed, and pear and apricot trees blossom during the spring.

The lodgings

  • Victorian-style farmhouse
  • four en-suite double bedrooms (each with a private terrace)
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • two sitting rooms with fireplaces
  • dining terrace with a braai
  • swimming pool
  • garden overlooking the dam

Things to do

  • horse-riding trails
  • hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • restaurants, shops and galleries in the nearby town of Robertson

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? Yes
Sleeps 8
Cost R5 200 per night for the house (depending on season)
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Indigo Blue Beach House

Indigo Blue Beach House Weekend Getaways
Indigo Blue Beach House View Weekend Getaways
Indigo Blue Beach House Interior Weekend Getaways

Where Langebaan
Distance from CT 1.5 hours
Setting The popular West Coast town of Langebaan is a favourite among locals and tourists for its pristine beaches, and white-washed architecture reminiscent of the Greek island of Mykonos. One such place is Indigo Blue, a scenic beach house a mere stone’s throw from Sandbaai beach – a perfect fit for ocean lovers and watersport enthusiasts!

The lodgings

  • two en-suite bedrooms (with double beds)
  • one bedroom with single beds and a shared bathroom
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • lounge with a TV
  • indoor heating
  • three covered patios
  • outdoor braai
  • three outdoor seating areas
  • outdoor hot shower
  • direct access to the beach

Things to do

  • the beach
  • swim in the Langebaan Lagoon
  • kayaking (two kayaks are provided)
  • restaurants and shops in the town centre
  • watersports, and some partially enclosed braai facilities in the West Coast National Park

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 6 to 8
Cost R4 750 per night for the house (depending on season)
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157 Sixth Street

157 Sixth Street Weekend Getaways
157 Sixth Street Kitchen Weekend Getaways
157 Sixth Street Lounge Weekend Getaways

Where Hermanus
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting Located on the lower level of a two-storey house in the sought-after suburb of Voelklip, this comfortable modern apartment is a wonderful escape for a family or group of friends. Although a few roads back from the sea, the quiet street lends itself to the feeling of being far away from the hustle and bustle, yet a short drive takes you to pristine beaches and the centre of the town that brims with shops and restaurants.

The lodgings

  • three double bedrooms
  • two bathrooms
  • large fully equipped kitchen
  • open-plan lounge and dining area
  • outdoor patio
  • private pool
  • garden
  • wooden deck

Things to do

  • the pool and patio
  • wine tours and tasting
  • bird safari
  • popular farmer’s market
  • horse-riding
  • shops, restaurants and galleries in the town centre
  • whale-watching (during season)

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 6
Cost R3 300 per night for the house (depending on season)
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Researched by Kent Cloete, Nikki Benatar, Michelle de Bruin, Adam Lange

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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: 05 November 2019

5 Responses to “The 30 Best Weekend Getaways From Cape Town”

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    Barbara Bridge

    Only 3 pet friendly!

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    Leslie

    Only 3 pet friendly locations, how disappointing. How about a new list of pet friendly weekend getaways?

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      Dino

      I agree! We really need a list of pet friendly places where we can take our other member of our family… our little, well behaved woofie!

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    Marisa

    I love abroad and visit during the cape winter. I would love to see winter affordable accomodation in small towns close up to 3 h outside CPT.

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    Merilene Janklaas

    Would like you to mail me some deals when specials come up

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