The Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa is situated on the Arabella Country Estate in a biosphere overlooking South Africa’s largest and most beautiful natural lagoon. Only a short drive from the picturesque whale watching haven of Hermanus, the vibrantly cosmopolitan city of Cape Town and the wine route, this location offers guests the unique experience of hospitality in a pristinely natural environment with easy access to the Cape’s major tourist attractions.

Hotel Services

        • Car hire, limousine & airport transfers
        • 24-hour room service
        • Baby-sitting
        • Children’s programmes and facilities
        • Fully equipped Business Centre
        • Laundry, dry-cleaning and valet
        • Golf reservations
        • Day tours to wine routes and Blaauwklippen Wine Estate
        • Day tours to Cape Town and Paulaner Bräuhaus in V&A Waterfront
        • Travel arrangements
        • Secure outdoor valet parking
        • Easy access for coaches
        • Reservations desk for tours and activities

The coastal town of Hermanus offers traditional smaller shopping malls, boutiques and informal arts and crafts markets. A larger complex, Somerset Mall is just 40 minutes away. African curios boutique and shop in the hotel.

Accommodation Features

        • Furnished balconies or terraces with breathtaking views of the lagoon and golf course or manicured gardens and pool
        • Wireless internet access
        • Satellite television
        • Telephone and voicemail
        • Individually controlled air-conditioning/heating
        • Mini-bar, tea and coffee-making facilities
        • Safe in each bedroom
        • Hairdryer in bathrooms
        • Make-up mirror & bathrobe
        • ISDN lines for computer and fax machines
        • Fireplace (in 5th-floor suites)
        • TV in bathroom (suites only)

Beauty, Fitness and Wellness

Arabella Spa and Wellness Centre:

        • The African Rainforest Experience, exclusive to Arabella Spa offers a 15-step, 120 minute revolutionary treatment comprising therapeutic showers, scrubs, steam treatments, African colours and local fragrances to stimulate
        • all the senses.
        • Body and skincare centre offering therapeutic, regenerative and luxurious facial and body treatments
        • Heated indoor and outdoor lap pool
        • Tepidarium
        • Sauna and steam room
        • Fully equipped fitness centre
        • Personal trainer on request
        • Voted as one of “100 Best Spas of the World”


Arabella Golf Club: This 18-hole, 72 par championship golf course has been consistently voted No. 1 in the Western Cape and 2nd in the country.

        • GPS Golf carts/caddies
        • Warm-up area near clubhouse
        • Pro Shop

Children’s Facilities:

        • Balous adventure centre
        • Putt-putt
        • Arts and Crafts
        • DVDs

Rooisands Nature Reserve:

        • Bird watching in biosphere reserve with over 150 species
        • Guided walking trails
        • Horseback riding
        • Canoeing
        • Mountain bikes

Beaches in close proximity to Kleinmond

    • Whale watching in Hermanus (June to December)
    • Penguin colony nearby
    • Shark cage diving