The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel in Constantia

The Cellars-Hohenort

5 Star Hotel at 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia, 7848, Constantia Valley, Cape Town, South Africa. Show on Map

About The Cellars-Hohenort

Situated in the heart of the Constantia Valley in Cape Town, South Africa, The Cellars-Hohenort is a haven of peace and tranquillity unifying two great traditions, the magnificent restoration of the 18th Century Klaasenbosch wine cellars and the splendid manor house of the Hohenort, previously owned by the Spilhaus family.

With its understated elegance and charm, the hotel boasts 52 luxury rooms and suites, with breathtaking views across the 9 acres of world renowned gardens and vineyard. There are two swimming pools, both are heated, a tennis court and a Gary Player Designed Chipping and Putting Green. The D & D Spa and Hair Salon await those in need of complete relaxation. We also have our Collection Boutique.


Each room is individually decorated with great style and appointed with exquisite antiques and an array of original paintings by South African artists.

Madiba Villa
A gracious, two-storey Cape-style home situated in the seclusion of our gardens, with its own private courtyard and small solar-powered & heated splash pool. It features a large sitting/dining room with fireplace, built in bar, service kitchen and a choice of two or three double en suite bedrooms with walk in dressing rooms.

Our honeymoon suite at The Cellars-Hohenort, The Dove-Cote, is secluded in its own garden, overlooking our Gary Player Designed Chipping and Putting Golf Green. Each room is sumptuously spacious and luxuriously appointed. The fireplace in the lounge is visible through French doors, from the king-size four-poster bed in the bedroom. A walk-in dressing room, and bathroom are en-suite, and lead out to a garden Jacuzzi, for that romantic soak as the sun sets over the mountains.

Premier Suites
We have nine suites of which two are situated in The Cellars Main House. The suite upstairs has a sunny bedroom overlooking the tranquil camphor walk, terrace and water garden. The other suite is on the ground floor and opens onto The Cellars pool and fern garden. The suite situated in the Hohenort Manor House is Edwardian in style and has its own private balcony overlooking the Herb and Citrus Terraces. The six garden suites are private maisonettes each featuring an elegantly decorated lounge, with its own closet kitchenette & mini bar, and opens onto a secluded luxuriant terrace / garden. Beautiful en suite bedrooms are fully air-conditioned and have views of the Herb garden and magnificent mountain or famous white gardens and reflecting pool.

All nine suites are located in The Cellars Main House and offer enchanting views of the idyllic landscaped gardens. Each suite is comprised of a cosy private lounge with mini bar and bedroom, decorated in a fusion of traditional and contemporary styles.

Four Luxury Doubles
These spacious double bedrooms (larger than the standard bedroom size), with lounging area within the bedrooms, are havens of peace and comfort and are located in the classical Hohenort Manor House or The Cellars main house. Each is bright and beautifully decorated, with breathtaking vistas of the gardens.

Four Luxury Doubles with Verandah
Situated in the graciously ambient Hohenort Manor House, they have their own private verandas with panoramic vistas of False Bay and the eastern slope of Table Mountain.

Doubles (21) & Single (3) Rooms
Comfortable light-filled rooms, imbued with charm and offering a picturesque medley of views.


The Conservatory Restaurant
The Conservatory, which occupies the old Greenhouse space, is now the main restaurant at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel. This stylish Restaurant is situated adjacent to the historic cellar, and carefully built around a giant 300-year-old oak, offers unparalleled garden vistas, whether you opt for the airy indoors or the sun-drenched terrace.

The Greenhouse Restaurant
The Greenhouse, has been given a beautiful new home, with a new look and exciting new menu. Beautiful Fern print wallpaper, curved shield back chairs and cork tiles helps to set the mood. The Greenhouse theme is accentuated with ferns, luscious orchids and the classic element of stone urns and artefacts.

What dining experience would be complete without the perfectly selected wine? The Sommelier will also be on hand to assist with the perfect wine to compliment your menu choice, from the award winning wine list.

The Cape Malay Experience
This local cuisine restaurant is a unique dining experience in authentic Cape Malay food and exciting choice of traditional taste treats awaits you. Spicy, rustic colours create a pleasant Eastern ambience. Cape Malay cooking is unique to the Western Cape.

The Martini Bar
The Martini is chic and intimate, perfect for that pre or post dinner drink. You will find a vast choice of mature French cognacs, aged Scottish malts, cane spirits, grappa and rums alongside, ports, liqueurs & cocktails. The Cellars wine list is a talking point offering some of South Africa's finest wines.

The Martini is a place where guests and visitors to the hotel can enjoy afternoon tea and possibly an early martini in this very chic and contemporary environment.

At night the space is transformed into a sophisticated place to be seen, where guests can sample our signature drink, the martini, of which there are 153 on the menu, making this one of the world’s longest martini lists.


The Seeliger Boardroom, measuring 9.4m x 4.3m, is situated in the Hohenort Building and offers boardroom seating for a maximum of 20 guests.

The Jade & Gold Conference room is very versatile and able to accommodate up to 50 people. The following set-ups are available:

• Cinema Style - 50 guests
• Boardroom Style - 24 guests
• U-Shape - 22 guests
• Schoolroom - 30 guests


D & D Spa and Hair Salon
D & D Spa is nestled in the beautiful gardens of The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel. Breathe deeply... Inhale the aromatic essential oils and allow the D & D Spa to take you away from all earthly pressures for an hour or two. Embrace the warmth... indulge your body and your spirit with revitalising, calming and detoxifying treatments incorporating aromatherapy oils, nourishing creams and natural balms.

The Gardens at the Cellars-Hohenort Hotel & Spa
The gardens at The Cellars-Hohenort are acknowledged as one of the finest hotel gardens internationally and have been voted by Garden Design, a top American magazine, as one of the top 30 hotel gardens in the world. In addition to this, we are proud to have been awarded the Relais & Chateaux Garden Trophy for 2010.

Swimming Pools
The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel features three swimming pools. The Hohenort pool is surrounded by bougainvillea and the beautiful vineyard. This pool is heated to 26 degrees in summer and to 28 degrees in winter, whilst the 2nd pool, which is situated on The Cellars side of the property, is solar heated to between 18 and 24 degrees. The 3rd swimming pool is a private, solar heated splash pool situated at the Madiba Villa.

Other facilities
• Pamper menu
• Free use of bicycles to explore the beautiful surroundings
• DVD Library - Free use of DVD's and popcorn on request
• International Newspapers delivered on the same day
• Easel, water colour paints, charcoal and pastille sets available for those who feel inspired to paint or draw in the beautiful gardens
• Pétanque available from reception

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Wheelchair Friendly

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Complimentary newspapers
  • Concierge
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Foreign exchange desk
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls
  • Wheelchair access


  • Air-conditioning
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Bar
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Business services
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Exhibition space
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Parking
  • Podium
  • Standard conf. equipment
  • Wheelchair friendly

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance


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Price Range
Available on request

Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -34.00199722222222
Longitude: 18.434649999666668

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 25km

Children policy
Children 12 years and older are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

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