Highlights of The Cellars-Hohenort
- The Cellars is the ultimate in classical romantic hotels
- Set in gorgeous rose-filled and terraced gardens
- Choose between two excellent and contrasting restaurants
- Acclaimed Cape Malay restaurant
The Cellars Hotel is a gracious period hotel set in beautiful landscaped gardens in the historic Constantia Valley of Cape Town. The wine estate area of Cape Town on the slopes of Table Mountain. It’s probably fair to say that the Cellars Hotel, (as the Cellars-Hohenhort is usually known), was the original country house hotel in South Africa. And it remains the ultimate for romantic getaways. It backs onto the forested slopes of Table Mountain and offers stunning views over the vineyards to False Bay.
The Cellars comprises two buildings, both filled with fine antiques and original art. Cellars Hotel building was originally an 18th century Cape Dutch homestead on the Klaasenbosch wine estate. Whilst the Hohenort building is a Victorian manor house with beautifully proportioned rooms, high ceilings and original features. It has two award-winning restaurants overseen by Cape Town’s only Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef, Peter Tempelhoff.
The Greenhouse is one of South Africa’s top 10 restaurants. Here the cuisine focuses on South African ingredients with modern interpretations. The more relaxed Conservatory serves simple beautiful dishes. The stylish vibey cocktail bar provides a great counterpoint for the elegant sitting rooms.
Accommodation at The Cellars-Hohenort
The 48 rooms and suites of the Cellars Hotel – including the charming Dovecote Honeymoon Suite – are decorated with immaculate taste. Rooms in the Cellars building are more contemporary in style whilst the Hohenort rooms have retained their classical ambience. You may also like to consider the Madiba Suite which is a self-contained small villa with two bedrooms (and a smaller third bedroom adjoining it).
Outside the nine-acre spectacular garden of the Cellars Hotel is lovingly attended – with garden tours on offer if you are interested – with rose gardens leading into terraced shrubberies and mature woodland. These are probably the best hotel gardens in South Africa and certainly some of the finest gardens in Cape Town. Within these extensive gardens are two swimming pools, a Gary Player putting and chipping green, tennis court and the Fresh Wellness centre. Beyond lies a small vineyard to complete the country ambience.
The nearby Cecilia forest offers wonderful walking. Though the Cellars Hotel is 20 minutes from the city centre, Constantia hotels such as The Cellars, are actually very well-situated for enjoying all the sights of Cape Town. Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens are very close by as are the wine estates of the Constantia valley. The popular scenic drive around Cape Point and Chapmans Peak is much more easily accessed from Constantia than the city centre. Plus there are several world class golf courses close by.