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Surrounded by the unique Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve and with the Bot River Lagoon on its expansive estate, the Arabella Western Cape Hotel and Spa offers you an incredible sensory experience as well as a blissful escape, just an hour's drive from Cape Town. Along with luxurious design and style, the hotel instills the rare beauty of its surroundings with luminous colours, high wood-beamed ceilings and its own unique designs.

Enjoy an early morning round on the hotel's award-winning golf course before heading to the spa for an afternoon of pampering and the unique African Rainforest Experience. You can explore the rustic Overberg region on a day tour, or head to the popular coastal town of Hermanus for some shopping and whale-watching in season. Those with a taste for adventure can explore nearby mountain ranges on horseback or hit the dramatic Atlantic Ocean on a kayaking expedition.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Winner of World Travel Awards for Africa's Leading Spa Resort in 2010


  • Situated in the stunning Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve
  • Unsurpassed luxury lifestyle 
  • Voted South Africa's 5th best golf course by Golf Digest
  • Home to the unique African Rainforest Spa Experience

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Settle into a comfy couch with a book, read the newspaper, or have a game of chess or backgammon in the quiet privacy of the Chapter’s Library.

Pamper yourself in the extraordinary Arabella Spa as you experience a full complement of spa services. The spa combines traditional and modern therapies with innovative beauty products for an afternoon of rejuvenation and relaxation. Enjoy a world-first at the Arabella Spa by partaking in the African Rainforest Experience, a two-hour sensory session which includes water and steam treatments involving African products and inspired by the rains of Africa.

Head out and explore the local area by booking an excursion or activity at the hotel's Travel, Tours and Activity Desk.

Book a tee-off time on South Africa's fifth best course, as voted by Golf Digest in 2011. Set on the banks of the Bot River lagoon, this unique course has rolling fairways, deceptive bunkers, and challenging water traps.

Cool off between your rounds of golf by taking a dip in either the indoor or outdoor heated swimming pool.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Babysitting service available
    Beauty or wellness therapist
    Kids Club
    Laundry service
    Secure Parking
    Tennis Court


Jamani Restaurant is a great choice for a casual meal at any time of the day - soak up the magnificent mountain views from the large terrace or simply watch as the chef prepares your food in full view. Otherwise, relax in comfort beside the fire in the Laguna Lounge and have a game of chess or backgammon as you indulge in cakes, coffee, and a handmade chocolate or two. After dinner, repair to the lobby's Barnaba's Bar to enjoy a delicious malt whisky as you listen to the soothing sounds of the piano. Those guests who enjoy a fine cigar will want to settle into Cristobal's Cigar Bar which offers a selection of fine malts and cognacs along with some of the world's finest cigars.

Deluxe Room

The rooms of the Arabella Western Cape Hotel and Spa, overlooking the manicured gardens or the tranquil lagoon, have been carefully designed to blend in with the natural environment. The tasteful choice of decor clearly communicates a Western influence within a coastal African theme.

The large Deluxe Rooms are strategically designed with the utmost comfort in mind and are furnished with a king-size bed and a spacious open-plan en suite bathroom equipped with separate bath and showers plus dual basins. Enjoy stunning views while taking a soothing bath, or close the suite's dividing walls for complete privacy. Sit out in the evening enjoying a refreshing drink on your private balcony or terrace as you look out over the gardens or swimming pool.


    24-hour room service
    En-suite bath and shower
    Mini Bar
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Wi-fi available in room

Other Room Types

Offering the same luxurious style and comfort as the Deluxe Rooms, the Grand Deluxe Rooms have an additional view of the stunning Bot River Lagoon and the golf course.

The Deluxe Suites are large and spacious with sliding doors to separate the sleeping area from the lounge. The bedroom comes with a king-size bed, has its own television, and comes complete with a separate entrance to the bathroom. The lounge has a sleeping sofa, a table that doubles as a work station or dining table, and a television. With an entrance from both rooms, the large bathroom has a separate shower and bath which includes its own television. Relax on a sun lounger as you look over the pool from your private balcony.

Similar to the Deluxe Suites, Arabella's Grand Deluxe Suites offer the same amenities with the added addition of spectacular views of the Bot River Lagoon and the golf course.

Providing unsurpassed luxury and comfort, the two Presidential Suites - North Star and Southern Cross - are a 'home away from home' and include a dining area, lounge, separate bedroom and en suite bathroom. The lounge features a fireplace, double-sleeper couch, television and a plush seating area of comfy armchairs and sofas. The dining area has a table with seating for 10, and an adjoining kitchenette with separate entrance. Featuring its own sitting area, the spacious bedroom has a four-poster bed and a walk-in dressing room. The spacious en suite bathroom includes a sauna, dual-basin vanity area, shower, spa bath, and a separate toilet.


  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Horse-riding
  • Kayaking
  • Tennis
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Oct 2014 - 31 Mar 2015 $140 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Apr 2015 - 30 Sep 2015 $105 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Oct 2015 - 31 Mar 2016 $150 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Deluxe Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Fantastic view, great room service. Warm pool was very useful with the little one - great spa, I wished I booked more treatments in advance.

    Mila Flores, February 2014

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Bronwyn Taylor

Bronwyn Taylor

Africa Safari Expert

"This beautiful Hotel is ideally located just outside Hermanus, overlooking a spectacular natural lagoon. It is well known for its amazing Golf course and relaxing Spa that has a wide range of treatments. The pool and terrace areas offers lovely views of the gardens and it’s the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine before dinner."



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