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The Cellars-Hohenort is your home for the holidays!

December 13, 2020

With the lockdown rules being more relaxed, now It’s the perfect time for South Africans to explore their own turf. With amazing variety, unmatched scenery, service-level excellence and an unlimited array of activities and excursions on our doorstep, it’s easy to make a case for a staycation on our incredible home soil. 

The Cellars-Hohenort is located in arguably one of Cape Town, and South Africa’s most idyllic locations. A picturesque suburb, conducive to total escape, but only 15 minutes from the city centre, Constantia is venerated for its beautiful scenery, historical properties and access to a multitude of lifestyle and leisure pursuits. 

The oldest wine region in the country, the Constantia Wine Valley boasts some of South Africa’s most impressive and storied estates – whose grounds, wineries and eateries match up to their legacy in years. With no less than five exquisite options close to The Cellars-Hohenort (namely Groot ConstantiaBeau ConstantiaEagles’ Nest WinesConstantia Glen Wines and Klein Constantia Estate) you’ll have your pick for cellar visits and tastings. The Cellars-Hohenort also grows its own vines and features a region-centric wine list.

And the culinary offering in the area equals that of the wine. With several of SA’s top 20 restaurants within a 10-minute drive of the hotel, an award-winning meal is not hard to achieve. Plus, Cellars-Hohenort has its own top fine dining establishment on-site, in the form of multiple award-winning Greenhouse under Head Chef Farrel Hirsch.

The Cellars-Hohenort
Cyclists are in for a treat with routes linking to the Cecelia Forest and Alphen trail. Image supplied

Those looking for something a little more action-oriented will be pleased to know that the SteenbergRoyal Cape and Clovelly Golf Courses are all within a short distance of the hotel, making a round before lunch or a leisurely day out on the course a cinch. Cyclists and trail runners to are within easy reach of beautiful routes in the form of the Klaasenbosch trails (with direct access from outside the hotel gates), which also links up with the Cecelia Forest trail and Alphen Trail. 

But if you don’t want to venture beyond the hotel’s borders, we wouldn’t blame you for wanting to stay on site. There’s plenty to keep you occupied. Nine acres of lush gardens (including vegetable and herb gardens and magnificent 300-year-old camphor trees) are home to an array of birdlife and you can stretch your legs or enjoy the garden views from your sun lounger alongside one of two heated swimming pools.

Longer stays needn’t mean compromising on your personal fitness either. A fitness studio and tennis court help keep your routine intact. Care for a post-match spa and beauty treatment? The Fresh Wellness Spa and Hair by Eloise Salon, quietly and peacefully tucked into the gardens, allow for an easy transition from action to pampering. 

Therapy of a different sort can take place on the premises – with high-end retail in the form of the hotel’s exclusive boutique, which features a fine selection of jewellery, Ardmore ceramics, sculptures, leather bags and belts, books, clothing and other beautiful items. 

For more relaxation and convenience still – if you need real downtime – a complimentary minibar, 24-hour room service and Wi-Fi will keep you connected and satisfied.

The Liz McGrath Collection 

With so much to do on the property, and in the immediate vicinity, it makes sense to stay on a little longer. The Liz McGrath Collection is offering South African guests a great deal that allows you to really wind down and stay for four nights but only pay for three. The hotel is child friendly and pet friendly too. This makes it an ideal place to take the whole family for a well-deserved end-of-year break. 

And if you do want to venture forth, the hotel is very centrally located. It’s only a 10-minute drive to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, less to the local Constantia Village shopping centre, and a mere 15 minutes from the V&A Waterfront. These are all accessible via complimentary scheduled transfers daily from the hotel. You can also consult the clued-up Concierge Services and Travel Desk for any further suggestions and requests as far as excursions and recommendations go. 

Or, simply kick back and enjoy the summer sun by picnicking on the grounds with majestic views of the Table Mountain Range and the Constantia Valley surrounding you. After all, you’ll be in a location that has been the stuff of global legend since the late 1600s. Isn’t it time to make some beautiful history of your own?

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Picnics with friends and family this festive at the The Cellars-Hohenort. Image supplied

Opt for the “Stay a Little longer” offer, where, if you stay for 4 nights, the 4th night is free. Alternatively, for a slightly shorter stay, take advantage of the “Eat, Play, Stay” offer that gives you 3 nights with the 3rd night free. 

These packages allow you to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy an unforgettable break in the heart of ‘Cape Town’s Vineyard’, the Constantia Valley. Both the “Stay a Little longer” and the “Eat, Play, Stay” offers include:

  • 4, or 3, nights luxury accommodation for two guests respectively
  • Bottle of wine in-room on arrival
  • Full English breakfast with bubbles daily
  • Complimentary Minibar
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary daily scheduled Kirstenbosch Gardens and V&A Waterfront transfers

How to book

“Eat, Play, Stay” (Stay 3 nights, pay only for 2 nights) – call 021 794 5535

“Stay A Little Longer” (Stay 4 nights, pay only for 3 nights) – call 021 794 5535 or book online.

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