Staying & Playing
The categories in this section covers guidance on flights, accommodation, car rental, restaurants, tours, etc and also highlights some of the wide range of activities available in Cape Town. We have been very careful to only include and promote reputable individuals and companies many of which we have had personal experience of. In most cases we can arrange, secure bookings or refer you to the local Cape Town company.

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    Accommodation Description

    The range and quality of Cape Town accommodation can be overwhelming.There are some fantastic hotels,guest houses, country lodges and self catering options.Recently a number of hotels and lodges have introduced Health & Wellness centres which offer mainstream and esoteric therapies where you can lie back and not think of England !!!

    Detailed in the sub categories below are some
    excellent suggestions which have already been used
    by clients and friends, in particular the two guest

    For a full listing of accommodation in South Africa / Cape Town please visit either or

    Please remember all Waterfront Hotels will be of a very high standard and will be at the top end of the price range. It maybe wise to have a look at hotels and upmarket guest houses within adjacent districts to the Waterfront/centre.

    GRADING- The Tourism Grading Council has a voluntary scheme with ratings from 1 to 5 stars. It is important to note that properties are rated according to the standards of furnishings, service and guest care rather than the range of facilities offered.
    Up to date listings of graded establishments can be found on

    SEASONS- During peak season getting the accommodation you want can sometimes be difficult, it is therefore wise to book well in advance, Also consideration should be given to summer school holidays which is when South Africans usually take their holidays (Mid December to Mid January)
    HIGH SEASON- November though to March.
    MID SEASON- September (Spring) October, April,May.
    LOW SEASON- June, July, August.

  • Cape Grace Hotel
  • Casa-Mia Guest House - 4 Star.
  • Castellon Guest House - 4 Star.
  • Dale Court Guest House - Green Point
  • Dolphin Beach Hotel
  • Health & Wellness Spa's
  • Jacaranda Wines & Guest House - Paarl
  • Mount Nelson Hotel
  • Ridgeback Guest House - Paarl
  • Self Catering / Holiday Rent
  • Table Bay Hotel
  • Twelve Apostles & Spa.
  • Winchester Mansions Hotel
  • Zevenwacht Wine Estate

    Ridgeback Guest House - Paarl Description

    Ridgeback House, originally the old farm house was converted into a 4 star luxurious five bed roomed Country Farm guest house in 2008.

    Located on a 62 hectare farm set amongst the working vineyards and home to our award winning Ridgeback wines, offers a truly luxurious experience with stylish accommodation, fine dining, attentive service and some of the best wines South Africa has to offer.

    Taste our fine wines and Tour the Cellar......
    One can taste our deliciously different wines, presented by friendly and knowledgeable staff in the air-conditioned comfort of our intimate tasting room, or if you prefer, out on the deck, overlooking a dam populated with a range of exotic waterfowl.

    Enjoy a light lunch at The Deck Restaurant located down at the tasting centre. Or book a picnic basket and relax in the gardens.

    Situated in North Agter Paarl, 40 minutes from Cape Town and within 10km of Paarl and Wellington.

    Ridgeback House & The Deck Restaurant

    Vansha Farming (Pty) Ltd
    Langverwacht Farm
    P.O. Box 2076
    Windmeul, 7630 Paarl

    Tel: + 27 (0) 21 869 8988
    Fax: + 27 (0) 21 869 8708
    Cell: +27 (0)72 500 7516

    Please feel free to email Vanessa or Vernon Cole on -

    Or you can visit their website on -