10 Historical Stays in Western Cape

Last updated: Aug 30, 2017

Absorb some local history with a stay at one of these historic properties around the Western Cape

Greyton – The Old Potters Inn, From R400 per person

The Old Potters Inn

Nestled amongst the oaks, this charming 1830 heritage building - once a pottery - now offers comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation. With a choice of rooms and self-catering cottages on offer, The Old Potter’s Inn is ideal for hikers and mountain bikers or those of you looking for a peaceful break from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Stellenbosch – Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel & Spa , From R995 per person

Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel & Spa

Built in 1713, Coopmanhuijs was one of the first grand residences in the heart of historic Stellenbosch, and is now surrounded by the towns many stylish shops, galleries, museums and oak trees. This iconic building at 33 Church Street underwent three years' painstaking renovation before emerging as the 5-star Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel & Spa in 2010.

Tulbagh – De Oude Herberg Guest House, From R565 per person

De Oude Herberg Guest House

De Oude Herberg Guest House is situated in Church Street, Tulbagh and has been providing bed and breakfast accommodation since 1885. Tulbagh lies in a beautiful ‘secluded valley’, surrounded by the Winterhoek, Witzenberg and Saronsberg mountains.

Bo-Kaap – Dutch Manor Antique Hotel, From R750 per person

Dutch Manor Antique Hotel

Built in 1812, Dutch Manor is South Africa’s first registered Antique Hotel. Situated in the vibrant Bo-Kaap area, this stately building has been masterfully restored to its former glory. Surrounded by true craftsmanship and elegance, you’ll get a taste of what it was like living like an aristocrat of yonder year.

Montagu – Four Oaks Guest House, From R400 per person

Four Oaks Guest House

Four Oaks Restaurant and B&B was built in 1855 and is situated in the heart of historical Montagu. The Four Oaks invites you to lose yourself in the unique atmosphere of an era past.

Yzerfontein – !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, From R325 per person

!Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre

Sweeping views, tracks through nature, guided culture tours, stylish home cooked food, exciting projects and entrance to the fascinating world of the First People, the San - !Khwa ttu has it all. !Khwa ttu combines adventure, relaxation and education to leave a lasting impressing and a new understanding of the phrase “San Spirit Shared”.

Calitzdorp – Karoo Life Bed & Breakfast, From R375 per person

Karoo Life Bed & Breakfast

Karoo Life is situated in the historic Queen Street in Calitzdorp, the Port Wine Capital of South Africa which is situated on the famous Route 62 , the longest wine route in the world.

Franschhoek – Le Ballon Rouge, From R450 per person

Le Ballon Rouge

Built in 1904 as two Victorian styled homesteads, Le Ballon Rouge today offers tastefully appointed guest accommodation. Le Ballon Rouge is situated in the centre of Franschhoek Valley within walking distance of most restaurants and vineyards.

Calitzdorp – Port Wine Guest Houset, From R380 per person

Port Wine Guest House

This charming 1830 thatched homestead overlooks vineyards and rolling hills, and offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Set in the village, it forms part of the old world architecture lining the quaint streets.

Franschhoek – Centre-Ville, From R1000 per unit


This Victorian beauty was built in 1905. Now fully renovated, without losing the old world charm, by Jaco and Elsa Naude, this homestead is one of the gems of the Valley.