The 11 Best Winter Accommodation Specials in The Cape 2018

The 11 Best Winter Accommodation Specials in The Cape 2018

Mountains, vineyards, sea? No need to stay at home just because it's winter…

Whether you’re after a fully serviced designer getaway in the Winelands, or a no-frills self-catering eco-cabin in nature, there’s no shortage of options in the Cape. If you need more convincing, we’ve rounded up a list of fabulous spots that are offering discounted stays for the cold season. Here’s where you can go for blustery coastal walks, fireside wine-tastings, and view-drenched outdoor braais – for less than the usual price tag.


Boschendal Accommodation Special

If a luxurious self-catering stay in the Winelands with family-friendly activities sounds right up your alley, but a little out of budget, you’re in luck! One of the Cape’s most picturesque and oldest wine estates is offering special winter getaway rates, and inviting you to linger longer. With wholesome farm meals, outdoor activities, such as hiking, mountain biking, horse-riding and wine tastings, winter will become your favourite season at Boschendal.
The specials receive discounted rates on week and weekend stays in the Trout, Clarence, Rhodes and Orchard cottages.
Cost From R 1300 per room
Special valid until 31 August 2018
Good to know Enjoy two delicious pizzas of your choice from the Boschendal Deli when staying at one of the charming cottages on a Sunday night.
Contact 021 870 4271,
Address Boschendal, Pniel Road R310, Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek.


Capenature Winter Accommodation Specials

With 24 nature reserves in the Western Cape to choose from, CapeNature is providing holiday seekers the chance to explore (and bed down) in the great outdoors. Fall asleep under the stars or wake up to some of the most breathtaking vistas imaginable from the rocky slopes of the Cederberg to the forest greens of Grootvadersbosch.
The special 40% off all CapeNature self-catering and camping accommodation.
Cost R50 – R850 per person per night (excludes conservation fee)
Special valid until 31 August 2018
Good to know The various nature reserves boast tons of great outdoor activities, such as mountain-biking, hiking, bird-watching, natural swimming pools and waterfalls to splash around in.
Contact 021 483 0190,
Address Various locations including the Cederberg Wilderness Area, Anysberg Nature Reserve and Rocherpan Nature Reserve.

Spier Hotel and Wine Farm

Spier Winter Accommodation Specials

This four-star hotel in Stellenbosch epitomises old-world sophistication and charm, and offers a little something for everyone – from the Spier Craft market to the children’s playground where rabbits, tortoises and piglets roam. With its colourful houses and treed walkways, you’ll feel like you’ve jetted off to Europe sans the jetlag!
The special Book for three nights and save 20%.
Cost From R1 830 per room (and R915 per person sharing)
Special valid until 30 September 2018
Good to know For something different, visit Eagle Encounters, where birds of prey are rehabilitated and released back into the wild.
Contact 021 809 1100,
Address Spier Hotel and Wine Farm, Baden Powell Road, Stellenbosch

POD Camps Bay

POD Winter Accommodation Specials

This five-star luxury boutique hotel on Camps Bay’s beachfront is modern, minimalistic and cool. Designed to blend with the ocean in front and the mountains behind, each of the 17 rooms (with en-suite bathrooms and king-sized beds) has access to the cocktail bar, lap pool and the in-house gym. Clean lines, its own water supply, and green architectural practices makes stays here a breath of fresh air.
The special Enjoy four nights; pay for three.
Cost From R1 480 per room
Special valid until 30 September 2018
Good to know Rates include a full breakfast, a fully stocked mini bar, unlimited tea, coffee and mineral water, secure underground parking, unlimited wi-fi, movies with popcorn and snacks, a romantic turndown service for special occasions and a fully equipped gym.
Contact 021 438 8550,,
Address 3 Argyle Street, Camps Bay, Cape Town

De Hoop Collection

De Hoop Winter Accommodation Special

With over 300 square kilometres of unspoilt nature, this pristine marine reserve is a comfortable three hours’ drive from Cape Town on the world-renowned Garden and Whale routes. With its smorgasbord of outdoor activities and home-away-from-home cottages, it’s the perfect family getaway.
The special Book all nine of the De Hoop Village Cottages, and enjoy one of the following activities for free: a group guided morning vlei walk with complimentary tea, coffee and croissants; a two-hour interpretive marine walk; or a mountain-bike or trail-run challenge through the fynbos.
Cost R1 800 per six-sleeper cottage (excludes reserve entrance fees)
Special valid until 31 July 2018
Good to know Nature lovers will be in their element, with the surrounding sea, sand dunes, vlei, and fynbos. Keep a sharp eye out for game – bontebok, Cape mountain zebras, elands, baboons and ostriches, to name a few – and the more than 260 species of birds.
Contact 021 422 4522,
Address De Hoop Nature Reserve, Overberg District Municipality, Western Cape

Leeu Collection Properties

Leeu Winter Accommodation Specials

Owned by Dehli-born billionaire-businessman Analjit Singh, The Leeu Collection of hotels is punctuated by style, sophistication and luxury. Leeu Estates is an immaculately restored six-roomed Manor House that offers sublime views of surrounding vineyards, gardens and fynbos;  Le Quartier Français is a sumptuous, central and sophisticated stopover, where superb service and discretion reign supreme; while Leeu House is 12-roomed, family-friendly hotel that combines the tranquil feel of a country guesthouse with vibrant village life.
The special Spend the night at any of the Leeu Collection properties (Leeu Estates, Leeu House, Le Quartier Français) and enjoy a complimentary three-course dinner and bottle of BAS wine at any Leeu Collection restaurant (excluding La Petite Colombe).
Cost Leeu Estates: from R8 120 per room
Leeu House: from R6 607 per room
Le Quartier Français: from R7 162 per room
Special valid until 31 August 2018
Good to know Use the promo code “Inside” at the time of booking
Contact 021 492 2222,
Address Leeu Estates, Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek, South Africa
Leeu House, 12 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek
Le Quartier Francais, Corner of Berg and Wilhelmina Streets, Franschhoek

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Mount Nelson Winter Accommodation Specials

The historic and iconic pink-pillared Mount Nelson Hotel is justifiably famous for its exquisite high teas, superb cuisine, oasis-like gardens, and a rejuvenating spa, that we sometimes forget it’s a hotel first and foremost. And this season, it has a few specials that’ll make the perfect staycation for locals needing some much needed R&R.
The specials The Epicure: Spend the night in the Deluxe Room and receive a five-course meal at the Chef’s Table.
The Suite Life: Stay a night or two in the Deluxe Junior Suite and enjoy a complimentary bottle of MCC and a complimentary afternoon or evening high tea.
The Spicy Life: This overnight stay in the Deluxe Room includes a complimentary Librisa Spa back and neck massage for two and a deluxe bath complete with spicy bath oils, fragrant candles and rose petals.
Cost From R4 100 per room (double occupancy, includes breakfast)
From R3 600 per room (single occupancy, includes breakfast)
Special valid until 31 October 2018
Good to know The special is valid for South African residents only.
Contact 021 483 1733,
Address Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, 76 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town

La Petite Ferme

La Petite Ferme Winter Accommodation Specials

With arguably the best panoramas of the Franschhoek valley and surrounding mountains, this intimate four-star boutique hotel has always had a decidedly well-heeled (and far-flung) reputation, despite its laidback ambience, and the one-and-all appeal of its vineyard-facing front lawn. The Manor House rooms are decked out with all the requisite mod-cons – uber-comfy beds, a living room, mini bar, spacious bathrooms, TVs, DVD players, and so on.
The special Winter Weekend: Stay on either a Friday or Saturday night (or both) and receive a complimentary breakfast and complimentary lunch on Saturday.
Winter Mid-Week: A 20% discount on two-night stays; and a 25% discount on three-night stays (or more), including breakfast and lunch daily.
Cost From R1 797 per room
Special valid until 30 September 2018
Good to know The specials exclude all drinks and additional extras and are valid for the Manor House rooms only.

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Address La Petite Ferme, Franschhoek Pass Road, Franschhoek

Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Twelve Apostles Winter Accommodation Specials

Nestled between mountain and sea, The Twelve Apostles Hotel epitomises the boutique hotel experience, offering exceptional dining, impeccable service, a serene spa, two swimming pools and a 16-seat cinema! And, for the duration of the chilly season, it’s offering locals two winter specials that will leave us feeling, well, special.
The special Hibernate to Rejuvenate: includes spa treatments, meals and use of the in-house cinema (with popcorn and candy, of course).
Overnight Dinner and a Movie: includes a full English breakfast, dinner at Azure Restaurant or The Café Grill, and the use of the in-house cinema (with popcorn and candy, of course).
Cost Hibernate to Rejuvenate: From R2 070 per person per night
Overnight Dinner and a Movie: From R2 005 per person per night
Special valid until 30 September 2018
Good to know Hibernate to Rejuvenate requires a minimum two-night stay and is valid for South African residents only.
Contact 021 437 9255,
Address The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town

Rickety Bridge

Rickety Bridge Winter Accommodation Specials

Perched on the slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains with sweeping views of the valley, Rickety Bridge Winery is a popular destination for day-trippers seeking a true Franschhoek wine-farm experience, and those looking to spend the night in ultimate countryside comfort. The only question to contemplate is: which gorgeous guesthouse will you pick to rest your head?
The special Two nights accommodation at Basse Provence Country House or Rickety Bridge Manor house, plus a 45-minute massage for two.
Cost Basse Provence Country House: From R3 700 per room
Rickety Bridge Manor House: From R5 000 per room
Special valid until 30 September 2018
Good to know A hearty breakfast and wine-tasting are also included in the winter special.
Contact 021 876 2129,
Address Rickety Bridge Winery, Main Road, Franschhoek

Tintswalo Atlantic

Tintswalo Atlantic Winter Accommodation Specials

Perched on a pebbled beach at the foot of Chapman’s Peak, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Tintswalo Atlantic is one of Cape Town’s rare beauties. This five-star lodge, with just 10 suites – each with its own fireplace – is a stone’s throw from the sea and, as such, features stunning panoramic views of Hout Bay and the Sentinel mountain peak. Though, at first glance, the price per night might not seem like a special, this is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of place – the stuff lifelong memories are made of.
The special A night’s stay, including a light lunch with a bottle of wine on arrival, a full breakfast the following morning, and airport and/or Waterfront transfers for R3 030 per person sharing.
Cost R7 060 per room for two guests
Special valid until 31 August 2018
Good to know Tintswalo Atlantic has teamed up with SanParks to offer discounts to all South African Wild Card holders: 15% discount on accommodation and 10% discount on breakfast, lunch and dinner, excluding drinks, for up to 10 people.
Contact 011 300 8888,
Address Tintswalo Atlantic, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay, Cape Town

Researched by Alicia Chamaillé, Nikki Benatar and Kent Cloete

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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: 17 July 2018

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2 Responses to “The 11 Best Winter Accommodation Specials in The Cape 2018”

  1. Mr. W. K. Baker

    Pls inform of specials for Cape Nature Reserves

    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Ken, we’re actually in the process of compiling the Best Winter Accommodation Specials in The Cape, where you’ll find everything you’re looking for. Watch this space…