The Best Winter Getaway Specials in the Cape 2017

The Best Winter Getaway Specials in the Cape 2017 Tintswalo Atlantic

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 cottage 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.

1. Majeka House & Spa

Winter Getaway Specials: Majeka House & Spa

The award-winning Majeka House & Spa has proven time and again to be the ultimate boutique-hotel escape. From the delicious food concocted by Lucas Carstens in Makaron’s award-winning kitchen, to the stylish and quirky decor and design in each of the 23 rooms, to the tranquility of the spa and beautiful gardens, this stylish hotel is a winter winner, and one of our best places to stay in Stellenbosch!
The special A night’s stay in a Premier Room, including breakfast and a four-course small-plate dinner at Makaron (excluding beverages).
Cost R1 420 per person sharing per night
Special valid until 31 August 2017
Good to know This special is available from Sundays to Thursdays only.
Contact 021 880 1549,
Book online
Address Majeka House and Spa, 26 – 32 Houtkapper Street, Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch

2. CapeNature

Winter Getaway Specials: Algeria Cottage

What 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.
The special Enjoy a whopping 40% off all CapeNature self-catering and camping accommodation (excluding the Whale Trail and hiking-trail huts) this winter.
Cost R50 – R850 per person per night (excludes conservation fee)
Special valid until 31 August 2017
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,
Book online
Address Various locations including the Cederberg Wilderness Area, Anysberg Nature Reserve and Rocherpan Nature Reserve.

3. Tintswalo Atlantic

Winter Getaway Specials: Tintswalo Atlantic

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, 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 breakfast and a five-course dinner with a bottle of house wine.
Cost R7 000 per suite for two guests
Special valid until 31 August 2017
Good to know A minimum of two nights stay on all weekend bookings.
Contact 011 300 8888,
Book online
Address Tintswalo Atlantic, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay, Cape Town

4. De Hoop Collection

Winter Accommodation Specials: De Hoop Collection

What 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. De Hoop is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with an incredible accommodation deal.
The special Book one of the nine De Hoop Village cottages (which each sleep up to six people), and receive just over 65% off the usual price!
Cost R1 500 per cottage (excludes reserve entrance fees)
Special valid until 27 July 2017
Good to know Nature lovers will be in their element, with the sea, the sand dunes, the vlei, and the 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,  
Book online
Address De Hoop Nature Reserve, Overberg District Municipality, Western Cape

5. Oude Werf

Winter Getaway Specials: Oude Werf

South Africa’s oldest hotel (it was originally built in 1687) boasts 58 rooms that are a chic and stylish blend of heritage charm and modern trappings. The hotel is within walking distance of some of the town’s most popular attractions, including the old church (established by Simon van der Stel in 1679). And if you need information on any of the other available activities, the hotel’s helpful staff is on hand (and willing) to advise you.
The Winter Pampering Special Sparkling wine on arrival, one dinner at Oude Werf restaurant, daily breakfast and a full body massage in your room.
Special valid until 31 August 2017
Cost From R1 970 per person sharing per night
The Winter Business Special A night’s stay, including breakfast, free wi-fi and valet parking.
Cost From R1 495 per room per night (single occupancy)
Special valid until 31 July 2017
The Two Night Saver Special Receive 30% off when booking a Friday and Saturday night; includes breakfast, valet parking and complimentary wi-fi (subject to availability).
Cost From R2 263 per room per night
Good to know The Winter Pampering Special is only available on Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights.
Contact 021 887 4608,
Book online
Address Oude Werf Hotel, 30 Church Street, Stellenbosch

6. La Petite Ferme

Winter Accommodation Specials: la Petite Ferme

Perched on the northern slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains, this intimate four-star boutique hotel has always had a decidedly well-heeled reputation. All of its nine rooms boast spellbounding valley and vineyard views, and most come with their own private plunge pool.
The special Up to 25% off per night, including breakfast and lunch.
For more info read our full review.
Cost R1 634  – R17 087 per room per night (depending on package and room type)
Special valid until 30 September 2017
Good to know All drinks, beverages and extras are for your account.
Contact 021 876 3016,
Address La Petite Ferme, Lambrechts Road, Franschhoek

7. The Vineyard Hotel

Winter Accommodation Special Cape Town: The Vineyard Hotel

Originally the home of Lady Anne Barnard, this stylish 208-room hotel is owned by the Petousis family, whose special brand of hospitality sees local and international guests returning year after year. Set on a seven-acre estate with a rambling garden and magical views of Table Mountain, the hotel offers a slice of serenity, away from the chaos of the CBD.
The special A 30% discount for two weekend nights, including breakfast, valet parking and complimentary wi-fi.
Cost From R1 357 per person per night; and from R1 766 per couple sharing per night
Special valid until 31 August 2017
Good to know Every Monday evening the Vineyard Hotel hosts complimentary wine tastings from 6pm – 7pm in the Garden Lounge.
Contact 021 657 4500,
Book online
Address Vineyard Hotel, Colinton Road, Newlands, Cape Town

8. Blue Gum Country Estate

Winter Getaway Special Cape Town: Blue Gum Country Estate

What This 12-roomed family-run Stanford guest house is named after the 140-year-old Blue Gum tree that grows beside it. Located on a working farm that dates back to 1839, the property oozes old-English charm, but is decidedly Cape in flavour. The kitchen serves wholesome, well-presented dishes, and there’s loads to keep all members of the family busy – from the games room and and bar to the outdoor play area.
The special Stay two nights and enjoy complimentary dinner, afternoon tea and breakfast.
Cost R1 300 per adult sharing per night. Kids under 15 stay and eat (from the kiddies’ menu) for free when sharing a room with parents. Family units are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Special valid until 30 September 2017
Good to know Contact 028 341 0116 or 083 304 0029,
Book online
Address Blue Gum Country Estate, 7km off the R326 between Stanford and Riviersonderend

9. Grande Roche Hotel

Winter Getaway Special: Grande Roche

What On the slopes of the iconic Paarl Rock lies a 35-room five-star hotel and working wine farm with a Cape Dutch manor house dating back to 1707, and panoramic views of the vineyards and the surrounding Paarl Valley.
The special This winter special includes a night’s stay, plus a welcome drink with freshly baked treats on arrival, a three-course dinner at the award-winning Bosman’s restaurant and a delicious breakfast the following morning.
Cost From R 1 175 per person sharing per night.
Special valid until 31 October 2017
Good to know Contact 021 863 5100,
Book online
Address Grande Roche Hotel, Plantasie Street, Paarl

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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: 21 June 2017

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