The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel | Cape Town’s Hidden Gem

The historic Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, built in 1693, is located in a wealthy and picturesque suburb of Cape Town called Constantia. Surrounded by gardens, vineyards and huge camphor trees, there is not another, more picturesque hotel located this close to the action of the city. Just 15 minutes from the famous Victoria and Alfred waterfront, where shopping and fine dining reign, the hotel maintains a low profile for those looking to settle-in to ultimate luxury and beauty while in town.

But, Cellars is not simply a luxury hotel. It’s a home away from home for those who know the difference. Part of the Relais & Chateaux collection and the gem in the esteemed group of hotelier Liz McGrath’s properties  – it is a sanctuary for those obsessed with details. From the elegant and well-appointed English country decor, and the spacious rooms with private gardens and terraces – guests can feel as if they’re in their own rented villa at times. Rooms boast large bathrooms with radiant-heated floors, as well as sitting rooms to enjoy an evening-in watching television or reading.

At the center of the hotel lies The conservatory, which serves picture-perfect, tantalizing breakfasts, teas and lunches. The food is out of this world. Fresh pressed juices, fluffy pancakes, stuffed omelets and more – there’s something for everyone. For those interested in dining at one of South Africa’s most talked-about and esteemed restaurants, walk a mere 30 feet and land at The Greenhouse where chef Peter Tempelhoff will take you on a culinary expedition you won’t soon forget.

Whether you’re a nature lover, foodie, on you’re honeymoon or just appreciate the finer things in life – Cellars-Hohenort is magic. It’s truly worth every dollar and every moment will be one for the memory bank.