Photo: The Western Cape Hotel and Sap
Photo: the golf course

The golf course offers beautiful views

views from the balcony

Photo: indoor floatation pool

The exclusive 5 star Deluxe Collection Western Cape Hotel and Spa boasts a grand championship golf course and is situated on the Arabella Country Estate next to Southern Africa's largest and most beautiful natural lagoon.  Only a short drive from the celebrated whale haven of Hermanus, the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, Cape Agulhas - the southern most tip of Africa - the Cape wine route and the renowned Blaauwklippen Wine Farm, makes this location unique.

The Western Cape Hotel and Spa offers a safe and secure, unsurpassed luxury lifestyle experience, blending integrally with the protected biosphere environment and showcasing many of Mother Nature’s rare and beautiful creature and plant creations. 

The host of activities and facilities offered in this unique environment makes The Western Cape Hotel and Spa the ideal stay over venue for business travellers, leisure travellers, and incentive and conference groups.  For those who simply wish to relax, de-stress and be pampered in style, the AltiraSPA offers world-class facilities and wellness programmes.

The short walk from reception to your room is a rather pleasant experience, with views of the lagoon, golf course, pool area, mountain ranges and gardens.  The walk also offers a foretaste of what the Laguna Lounge, Cristobal’s Cigar Bar and Barnabas’ Bar have to offer.

All of the 145 deluxe rooms, including 12 suites and 2 Presidential Suites feature large balconies or terraces with breathtaking views of the lagoon, golf course or mountains.

Room features:

All rooms have satellite television, direct ISDN lines for computer and fax machines and jacks for fax and modem facilities. A message-relay system and in-room control system complete your contact with the outside world. For your convenience a mini-bar, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating units and tea and coffee-making facilities are provided. A safe is located in each room. A hairdryer and trouser press is provided and the bathroom is fitted out in accordance with current standards on luxury accommodation, including a telephone, make-up mirror and bathrobe.

Business equipment in the rooms:

» direct ISDN lines for computer and fax machines
» jacks for fax and modem facilities
» message-relay system and in-room control system


A choice of two restaurants and five bars are at your disposal. Enjoy anything from a light snack to a sophisticated dinner, a cocktail or a night-cap in any of these venues with superb views to complete the ambience.

The Spa:
Experience complete relief from stress, a tough game, a long night out, overwork, or just to pamper yourself. The Wellness Centre provides a wide variety of relaxing, toning, cures and beauty treatments in the healthiest possible way. Complete with sauna, steam bath, indoor-outdoor pool, hydro massage, aromatic grotto, fitness pavilion, thalasso centre and solarium, ionic chamber, thalasso-therapy, high propulsion shower, beauty salon, massages and hairdressing.


Fully equipped conference facilities in comfortable, air-conditioned surrounds are available in a 256-seater main banqueting venue, which can be divided into three separate rooms. The conference centre has its own adjoining office facility. With the natural beauty of the estate, the banqueting facilities have magnificent views and open up onto large terraces. The facilities offered by the hotel and the modern equipment (including ISDN lines) provide for a professional conference facility. Theme evenings and special services for incentive groups are offered.

Golf Course:

In the short space of five years, Arabella has firmly established itself as one of South Africa’s best golf estates – not only in terms of the course, which is consistently ranked in SA’s top 10, but also in terms of the overall experience of staying and playing at this Western Cape jewel. From the splendour of the surrounding landscape and the challenge and enjoyment of playing the Peter Matkovich-designed layout to the pampering and relaxation of the estate’s Western Cape Hotel and Spa (surely the premier hotel on any golf estate in SA, which was confi rmed by its being ranked among the top 50 best new hotels in 2002), visiting Arabella is the complete experience and lives up to the estate’s honour as a Compleat Golfer ‘Five-Star Experience’ golf club.