Highlands Country House Hotel in Cape Town

Highlands Country House Hotel

5 Star Hotel at 36 Tennant Road, Kenilworth, 7708, Cape Town, South Africa. Show on Map

About Highlands Country House Hotel

Cape Town "boutique hotel" offering the finest in comfort and luxury, Highlands Country House offers you a warm welcome. Located in Kenilworth, situated between the acclaimed Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and Constantia wine estates, this luxury Kenilworth guest house is the perfect venue for your holiday, business function, small, romantic, intimate wedding or honeymoon.

At Highlands Country House Hotel, a warm welcome awaits, where caring staff will attend to you’re every need and, with only 14 spacious bedrooms, privacy and personal hospitality are assured. Elegantly furnished, from every room long sash windows overlook the terraced Italian gardens and water features, two sparkling pools or the putting green.

Relax and enjoy sumptuous breakfasts, with lunch and dinner prepared by our Cordon Bleu chef by prior arrangement. Many hours of pleasure can be attained in the lounge, library, the intimate private bar, Colonial sitting room, romantic dining conservatory or the large elegant billiard room. The winter months are warm and cozy with five of these facilities having a log fire.

Located in Kenilworth, Highlands is close to golf courses, Newlands rugby and cricket grounds, Rhodes Memorial, also built by Sir Herbert Baker, Constantia wine estates and the acclaimed Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Beaches on the Atlantic seaboard and the Indian Ocean, the airport, Waterfront and Cape Town city centre are 20 minutes away.


Highlands Country House has 14 en-suite air-conditioned rooms all of which are either garden or mountain facing. Although extremely spacious, the rooms are luxurious, gracious and intimate. We try our best to give all our regular guests the opportunity to sample all of our rooms by upgrading them at no extra cost, whenever it is possible. Four rooms open onto the garden on the ground floor. Eight rooms are on the first floor with two large delightful loft rooms on the top floor.

The bedrooms are equipped with all the necessary modern conveniences to ensure complete satisfaction and pleasure. Each room has satellite TV, mini bar fridge, safety deposit box and WiFi connectivity extending throughout the house and the grounds. Ten rooms open onto large private balconies.


Being a boutique hotel we can offer custom menus for midday or evening meals. We have a resident cordon- bleu chef who is available daily to discuss these requirements, and we pride ourselves in arranging any private dining functions on behalf of our guests. Highlands Country House guests can feel confident that we can supply and prepare any menu using the finest ingredients served with the best wines in the Cape. Because Highlands lies in a very sheltered area, most meals, for long periods of time during the year, can be taken outside overlooking the lush lawns and putting green on the East side and overlooking the Italian garden and fountain on the South side. When not staying in for meals there are several really excellent restaurants in close proximity to Highlands covering a wide spectrum from Bistros to elegant Haute Cuisine.


Highlands Country House can provide Conference facilities for a maximum of 24 delegates in our comfortable, elegant board room. We have areas of privacy that can be used for meetings, break away areas or for meetings and interviews to be conducted by our business guests. All the necessary equipment is supplied with the added bonus that there are beautiful breakaway areas such as the lounge, library, Colonial sitting room and sunroom all included in our conferencing rate.

Private Functions & Cape Town Weddings

This area is private from the main house and when set at night with our finest silver and candles, looking over the pool and garden, is without doubt the most romantic setting for intimate entertaining.


The spa at Highlands offers relaxing and effective salon therapies in the tranquil environment at the lower pool. There are a wide selection of therapies and massages available using South African and international products.


Highlands Country House is a mere 15 minutes away from the city, tucked under the slopes of Table Mountain. Here you can unwind and relax. The hotel has sweeping gardens supplying the rooms with fresh flowers. Benches can be found under trees, beside the pond, on patios and on the lawn. This Country House Retreat has many luxurious areas where the guest can read, chat, play billiards, sit in front of the fire in the bar, lounge, library or the resplendent Colonial smoking room. You can soak up the sun while laying on a day bed in the Summer conservatory or for the guest who wants to keep fit or catch a tan, there are two sparkling swimming pools.

Evidence of the importance of golf to highlands is the presence of a bent grass putting green. Table Mountain, the silent spectator with its ever changing mood, forms a dramatic setting for players. Clubs which are conveniently located to Highlands Country House are Royal Cape, Mowbray, Westlake, Clovelly and Erinvale and the new emerging courses in Stellenbosch and Paarl a little further a field are the beautiful courses at Paarl, Steenberg and Hermanus.

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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.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Complimentary newspapers
  • Concierge
  • Garden(s)
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

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


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance


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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.996998333
Longitude: 18.463139833333333

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 30km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

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

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

Listed on SA-Venues.com
August 2004 - 1 Review

Travellers' Reviews

Very impressed with the staff and hotel, the staff were always very pleasant and helpful, good breakfast too. Room was very clean and in good condition,...

Sue + Brian Hickey, UK

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