The Arabella Western Cape Hotel and Spa
is a 5 star golf and residential resort, nestled on the banks of the beautiful Bot river, on the south western coast of South Africa. The Arabella group is synonymous with quality and this 5 star hotel is no exception.
Nearby Hermanus is recognised as the place of the whales and, between July and November each year, boasts the finest land based whale watching in the world.

The whole area is rich in natural beauty and the adjacent Kogelberg Nature Reserve is a declared biosphere reserve and a proposed World Heritage Site.
All rooms offer tranquil vistas of the river lagoon, golf course or mountains. A total of 145 bedrooms offer exceptional accommodation designed to make your stay comfortable, convenient and pleasurable. (Deluxe rooms 115, Accessible rooms 2, Suites 26, Presidential Suites 2)

The rooms are designed with the colours and textures of the landscape subtly reflected in every detail, creating a seamless sense of harmony. Contemporary African ocean décor and the finest amenities impart an ambience of superior comfort. Each room is abundantly endowed with views. Even the bath itself offers an opportunity to soak up the vista and the lagoon facing rooms provide excellent sunset views.

The Arabella golf course is undoubtedly the finest course in the western Cape and is currently rated No. 5 in South Africa.

The Arabella Western Cape Hotel is about 1 hour drive from Cape Town International Airport. The beach is 10 minutes drive away and the whale watching town of Hermanus is 20 minutes drive.

Dining & Entertainment
The Premiere Restaurant offers a delicious selection of local seafood in a five star fine dining environment, as well as pleasing choices for vegetarians. Fish is procured daily from the hotel’s own appointed purveyor who sources it fresh from the harbor and local fishermen along the coast.

Jamani Restaurant is earthy and warm, inviting and relaxed, with a large stone fireplace and an open kitchen showcasing the culinary skills of our chefs at work.

The Barnabas Bar captures the splendid vitality of views over the lagoon to the sea and mountains and is a great place to enjoy your bottle of Paulaner beer or cocktail.

If you are a cigar person then Cristobals cigar bar is perfect to relax in front of a warm fire while tasting the worlds best cigars

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Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa

Courses Nearby

  • Arabella Golf Course
  • Hermanus Golf Course.

Sights and Activities

  • Winelands
  • Hermanus
  • Elgin Farm Stalls
  • Whale Watching (Jul to Dec)
  • Caledon Casino
  • Mountain biking
  • Walking trails
  • Bird watching trips
  • Horseback riding


  • En Suite bathrooms with double washbasin
  • shower, toilet, bidet, bathtub and heater
  • Make-up mirror, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers
  • Furnished balconies with expansive views
  • Working office desk area
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Safe
  • Cordless telephone with voicemail message system
  • ISDN lines for computers and analogue lines for computer and fax machines
  • Fax and modem ports
  • Satellite television, including pay TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning/heating
  • International electrical plug sockets
  • Fireplace (in 5th floor suites)
  • TV in bathroom (suites only)
  • Presidential Suites only: - 24 Hour Butler Service - Sauna and Jacuzzi
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting
  • Fully equipped Business Centre
  • Laundry, dry-cleaning and Valet
  • Wellness reservations, Gym and Beauty Spa