South African Hotels

Arabella Hotel and Spa

Arabella Country Estate
R44 to Kleinmond
Western Cape
South Africa
Hotel Type
Spa, Penthouses & Presidential Suites

The Arabella Hotel and Spa enjoys a magnificent setting on the banks of the Bot River Lagoon near the seaside town of Hermanus in South Africa's Western Province. The estate in the Overberg is a nature lovers paradise where leisurely walks, relaxing spa treatments, gourmet cuisine, and a challenging golf course awaits business and leisure travellers alike. With the extensive use of wood, glass, and rock cladding, the internationally acclaimed hotel blends perfectly into the natural surroundings which are home to the magnificent Cape floral kingdom and fynbos.

The backdrop of the Arabella hotel is the Kogelberg Nature Reserve is home to one of the world's rarest natural Biosphere Nature Reserve. The outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by rolling lawns offering sun loungers features a large waterfall which cascades down into the pool itself. As part of the African Pride Hotel Group service and attention to detail is assured at this five-star retreat.

The well-appointed and stylishly decorated hotel rooms and suites either provide scenic views of the lagoon and the ocean in the far distance or face the beautiful outdoor swimming pool area of the resort with its unique Fynbos Gardens. The hotel features warm earth tone fabrics with down duvets; the hotel rooms ensure privacy and comfort in a most luxurious setting. All rooms either offer a step-out balcony or a patio/terrace as well as a spacious bathroom which is made up of both a shower and bathtub.

Hotel room features:

  • Satellite TV and in-room movies
  • Baby Cots
  • Wireless high - speed Internet access (WIFI / direct ISDN)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Telephone with voicemail and radio/alarm clock
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Mini bar and desk
  • Private balcony or patio/terrace
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Individual climate control (heater and air conditioning)
  • Bathrobes and slippers.

Spa Treatments

Arabella Hotel guests are invited to relax at the exclusive and award-winning spa where stress relief can be experienced in an unusual setting. The resort offers a wide variety of beauty and relaxation treatments. Complete with steam bath, sauna, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, hydro massage, aromatic grotto, fitness pavilion, Thalasso centre and solarium, ionic chamber, thalasso-therapy, high propulsion shower, beauty salon, massages and hairdressing, the spa promises to meet the highest of expectations.

Spa facilities:

  • Indoor heated pool
  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam rooms and sauna
  • Aromatic grotto
  • Treatment rooms
  • Gym and hair salon.

The hydro pool complex is a non-nudity section and no children under the age of 16 years will be allowed in the hydro pool area.

Championship Golf

The 18-hole golf course near Hermanus, South Africa, is ranked within the top 10 golf courses in the country. Offering a breathtaking setting on the edge of the Bot River Lagoon with the Kogelberg Mountains in the background, the indigenous wild fynbos makes for a spectacular rough for any passionate golfer. It is a par 72 championship golf course and features the renown 8th hole, which has been described as one of the most beautiful par fives in South Africa. The course was built by acclaimed golf course builder Peter Matkovich.

Golf Club facilities:

  • Fully stocked pro shop
  • Warm up range
  • Putting green and chipping green
  • Halfway house and golf club bar
  • Locker room and showers
  • Golf carts with GPS
  • Golf clubs for hire
  • Golf clinics and coaching.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • Bar Fridges in Room
  • Bathrobe
  • Beverage Maker in Room
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Internet Access
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Radio
  • Satellite TV
  • Slippers
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Writing desk


Jamani Restaurant

The Jamani Restaurant is only open for breakfast and dinner, breakfast is offered in a buffet style and is available from 6:30am - 10:30am and dinner from 7:00pm - 10:00pm, which is a la carte. This rustic South African themed restaurant allows guests to watch the beautiful morning sunrise as well as dining in style under the starry skies where they are provided with only the best of best culinary dishes.

Barnabas' Bar

The Lobby Bar is open all day for guests who would like to indulge in a delicious cake or snack, and it is only open from 11am- 6pm for light meals. The bar has a very relaxed and easy going atmosphere where guests can spend some quality time socializing with friends and family whilst sipping on some divine cocktails.

Laguna Lounge

The Laguna Lounge is a refined, comfortable Lobby Lounge, the perfect place to enjoy only the finest coffees, cakes and handmade chocolates.

Spa Facilities

Relaxation at the Arabella Spa

The award winning Arabella Spa is renown for providing world class Spa treatments and facilities. This experience is very popular with the female guests and consists of a 2-hour sensory water and steam treatment using African products, inspired by African rains.

Some of the other amazing treatments on offer at this luxury resort include the Anne Semonin and Ligne St Barth as these are only available here, at the Arabella Spa. The Anne Semonin treatment collection mixes a blend of aromatic essential oils, trace elements and marine extracts with a classic French touch. On the other hand, the Ligne St Barth treatments gently rebuild natural skin regeneration, nurture intensively and provide tender loving care for the soul.

After indulging in one of these spectacular treatments, then guests are invited to relax and relax in the indoor heated hydro-pool or the outdoor sauna. They also have the chance to lounge in the steam room and the crystalline waters of the swimming pool at no additional cost.

For those guests taking a romantic weekend away, then why not take part in a couples massage. This treatment is an excellent way to spend some quality time together in a calm, unique environment and is a much better way for those men who would not think twice about going for a Spa treatment alone.

Arabella Spa facilities

  • Heated indoor hydro-pool
  • Outdoor lap pool
  • Outdoor children's pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room.

Children Policy:

The hydro pool complex is a non-nudity section and no children under the age of 16 years will be allowed in this area.

Arabella Spa: Spa treatments
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Indoor Heated Hydro Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Hydrotherapy circuit with eight jets that massage the body as you move through the circuit, spending two minutes at each point on the circuit
  • The five Hydro seats offer a hydrotherapy experience in a seated position
  • Four bubble beds provide a gentler underwater massage in a prone position

Please note: The hydro pool complex is a non-nudity section with a 12-year-old age restriction.


The Hotel has a fully equipped fitness centre.

  • Large outdoor pool
  • Outdoor lap pool
  • Outdoor childrens pool
  • Indoor heated hydro pool

The Hotel's Golf Course is located around the Lagoon and surrounred by the wild fynbos which can be only found in the Western Cape, giving guests the chance to experience a unique and special golfing destination. The course has 18-holes and has even been ranked in the top 10 courses in South Africa. The course was first built in 1998 by the famous South African golf course architect , Peter Matkovich and since then, it has attracted some of the worlds most renowned celebrities such as; Samuel L. Jackson, Ernie Els, Ronan Keating, Lee Westwood, Tim Clark and Gary Player.

Arabella Golf Club facilities

  • Fully stocked pro shop
  • Warm up range
  • Putting green
  • Chipping green
  • Halfway house
  • Golf club bar
  • Locker room and showers
  • Golf carts with GPS
  • Golf clubs for hire
  • Golf clinics and coaching
  • Golf Lessons (individual golf lessons available from the resident Golf Pro)
Nearby activities
  • Quad biking
  • Quad biking & treetop tour ( 9 ziplines)
  • Horse riding
  • Lagoon kayak wine tour
  • Canape & wine tasting / chocolate & wine tasting
  • Sea kayaking
  • Shark cage diving & surface viewing
  • Boat based whale watching
  • Mountain bike wine tasting
  • Shore based whale watching
  • Full moon whale watching & stargazing
Nearby attractions
  • Cape Town
  • Cape Point
  • Cape Agulhas
  • Cape Winelands: Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington, Franschhoek
  • Hermanus
  • Pringle Bay, Betty's Bay, Kleinmond

Conference Venues at the Arabella Hotel & Spa

The Kogelberg Center / Ballroom

This Venue at the Hotel can accommodate up to 400 people ( cinema style ) making this the perfect place to hold a large corporate meeting, events and weddings. The view of this room is of the magnificent golf course, Lagoon and Nature Reserve. It has the latest modern day technology and can even be divided into 3 smaller private rooms by using the acoustically sound-proof, retractable panels. The room built with a area that see up to 140 people standing, and in combination with the surrounded terrace, up to 350 guests, at one given time.

International Conference and Business Center

The Conference and Business Center has 5 boardrooms which are equipped with the following:

  • LCD projectors
  • Television and sound equipment
  • ISDN, data - and fax points
  • Two Internet booths
  • Full administrative services

Conference venues at the Arabella Hotel & Spa

Blue Whale

  • Accommodates 8 people ( board room style )
  • Fi Access
  • Natural Daylight

Fin Whale

  • Accommodates 8 people ( board room style )
  • WiFi Access
  • Natural Daylight

Humpback Whale

  • Accommodates 8 people ( board room style )
  • WiFi Access
  • Natural Daylight

Kogelberg Center

  • Accommodates 120 ( board room), 360 ( cinema ), 256 ( banquet ), 216 ( school room), 400 ( cocktail )
  • WiFi Access
  • Natural Daylight

Kogelberg Room

  • Accommodates 60 ( U-shape ), 162 ( cinema ), 124 ( banquet ), 106 ( school room ), 60 ( boardroom ), 200 (cocktail)
  • WiFi Access
  • Natural Daylight

Palmiet & Rooisand Room

  • Accommodates 60 ( U-shape ), 162 ( cinema ), 128 ( banquet ), 106 ( school room ), 60 ( boardroom ), 200 (cocktail)
  • WiFi Access
  • Natural Daylight

Palmiet Room

  • Accommodates 60 ( U-shape ), 162 ( cinema ), 128 ( banquet ), 106 ( school room ), 60 ( boardroom ), 200 (cocktail)
  • WiFi Access
  • Natural Daylight

Rooisand & Kogelberg Room

  • Accommodates 90 ( U-shape ), 234( cinema ), 192 ( banquet ), 162 ( school room ), 90 ( boardroom ), 300 (cocktail)
  • WiFi Access
  • Natural Daylight

Southern Right Whale

  • Accommodates 10 people ( boardroom )
  • WiFi Access
  • Natural Daylight

The Boardroom

  • Accommodates 6 people ( boardroom )
  • WiFi Access
  • Natural Daylight

  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Business Centre
  • Children's playground
  • Cocktail Bar
  • Coffee Shop
  • Garden
  • Golf course
  • Golf Pro Shop
  • Gym
  • Hair salon
  • Helipad
  • Hiking trails
  • Indoor Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kid's Club
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor patio
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Sea Views
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis court
  • Terrace
  • Travel desk
  • Wellness centre
  • Wine cellar

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Butler service
  • Concierge services
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Kid's entertainment
  • Laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Massage treatments
  • Porters
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Valet parking
  • Voicemail
  • Wake-up call
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms

Deluxe Room

# Rooms:
These spacious rooms overlook the scenic gardens and swimming pool. These rooms can take two adults + one child under two years old in a baby cot, with both king and twin beds available upon request.
Amenities of the Deluxe rooms:
  • Cable Channels
  • Connecting Rooms Available
  • Cribs
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • In-Room Movies
  • Down duvets and pillows
  • Telephone
  • Bidet in Bathroom
  • In-Room Electronic Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Satellite Channels
  • Non-Smoking rooms available
  • Coffee and Tea Maker
  • Accessible Shower and Bath
  • Wake-up Service
  • Mini Bar
  • Radio/Alarm Clock
  • Valet Service
  • Outlet Adapters
  • Turn - down Service
  • Desk
  • Voice mail
  • Private Balcony or Patio
  • Spacious Bathroom
  • Separate Bath and Shower Stall
  • Free Daily Newspaper (Local)
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Free Wireless High - Speed Internet Access in All Guest Rooms
  • Individual Climate Control
  • Make-up/Shaving Mirror
  • Cordless Telephone
  • Disability Accessible Room
  • ISDN Telephone Line
  • Double Basins
  • Umbrellas
  • Full-Length Mirror
  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • Bottled Water
Single Room R2270
Double Room R2620

Deluxe Pool Facing

Grand Deluxe

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At the Arabella Estate close to Kleinmond, I had one of the most exquisite experiences in the hospitality Industry.

Upon arrival one feels special, even Celebratory. The Room-service is punctual and personal, while the dining was reminiscent of world class VIP treatement. Every roon in the hotel has the most delightful private view over the man-made waterfalls which characterises the essence of Arabella.

This is a highly reccommended stay in one of the most beautiful locations in the Overberg.







Incredible spa and golf experience. Best romantic getaway ;)













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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -34.317319

Longitude: 19.134160


Driving directions to the Arabella Hotel & Spa from the Cape Town International Airport
1 hour 6 mins / N2 Rd 83.5 km

1. Head south 280 m
2. Keep left at the fork 450 m
3. Turn left toward Michigan St 120 m
4. Take the 1st right onto Michigan St 350 m
5. Turn left at Borcherds Quarry Rd 700 m
6. Merge onto N2 Rd via the ramp to Somerset 69.3 km
7. Slight left toward R43 2.8 km
8. Continue straight onto R43 7.0 km
9. Turn right at R44 1.9 km
10. Take the 1st left 550 m

Arabella Hotel & Spa
Arabella Country Estate, R44 to Kleinmond, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa

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The Hotel provides secure parking for its guests.

  • On-site
  • No under cover parking
  • Valet parking

Star Rating

4 Star


The five-star Arabella Hotel & Spa, South Africa, has been the winner of:

  • Africa's Leading Luxury Hotel
  • Africa's Leading Spa Resort South
  • Africa's Leading Spa Resort

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