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South Africa, Hermanus GRD Rating 8.7

Arabella Hotel & Spa

Golf breaks at Arabella Hotel & Spa, South Africa. GRD Rating: 8.7

Resort Summary

Voted the Number Five Golf Course in South Africa and the Number Three Golf Course in the Western Cape by Golf Digest 2011, set on the banks of the Bot River lagoon and fringed by indigenous fynbos, stretching through rolling fairways, deceptive bunkers, and challenging water traps.

The Arabella Hotel & Spa is situated just over an hours drive from Cape Town, South Africa. The hotel delivers grandeur in design and style that pays homage to the rare beauty that surrounds it. Luminous colours, soaring wooden beam ceilings and unique designs welcome you while attentive and gracious service enhances the experience of complete comfort and warmth.

Indulge conscientiously in the art of slow at our luxury South African holiday hotel. Surrender to glorious days spent in leisurely repose. Curl up with a book, read the paper, or get lost in a game of chess or backgammon in the quiet privacy of our Chapters Library. Enter a haven at Arabella Spa, where the art of pampering is fine-tuned to blissful perfection. Spend a few hours or an entire day in quiet contemplation, experiencing a full complement of spa services. As a guest at Arabella Hotel & Spa, access to Arabella Spa, one of the most prestigious health spas in South Africa, is complimentary. What an extraordinary pleasure to regenerate body, mind, and spirit in an environment where nature and technology blend seamlessly. Arabella Spa combines traditional and modern therapies, artfully fusing Far Eastern and Western knowledge with innovative beauty products of the highest quality. The result is a unique and effective synthesis that regenerates and restores, leaving you with a feeling of deep relaxation and balance.

Beyond this blissful escape, the destination offers a number of activities to guide you on your path towards complete relaxation. Explore the Overberg with its magnificent charms and treasures that await you. Be enriched by exciting quad bike rides, kayaking expeditions at sea and lazy horseback rides while golden shores and serene Botanical Gardens will leave you in awe of its unspoilt beauty. A valley of vineyards and wine and historic museums invite you to absorb the towns legacy magnificent hiking and mountain biking trails and captivating boat rides with the oceans big 5 will leave you inspired.

Golf Courses

Arabella Golf Course
18 holes
Par 72
Designed by Peter Matkovich
Your golf journey will take you through breathtaking scenery, pristine kikuyu fairways, challenging bunkers and water hazards and will then test your skill on immaculate dominant-bent greens. All of which receive frequent high praise from golf professionals and amateurs alike.


The Arabella Hotel & Spa guest rooms are decorated in welcoming, warm earthy tones that mirror the beauty of the surrounding area. These spacious rooms are dressed with rich rosewood furniture, luxurious cottons and plush goose down duvets and pillows. Contemporary South African dcor and the finest amenities impart an ambience of superior comfort. Full-width sliding glass doors lead to either a private terrace or balcony overlooking the perfectly manicured grounds and swimming pool and the dramatic mountain views beyond, or the tranquil lagoon waters. The oversized bathrooms offer separate baths and showers as well as double basins for additional comfort.

Deluxe Rooms & Grand Deluxe Rooms
These large rooms are perfectly arranged for utmost comfort, whether you are an individual on business or a couple on holiday. Luxurious open plan bathrooms offer the utmost of privacy with wooden sliding walls to separate room and bathroom should you wish, and present the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent scenery whilst soaking in a hot bath. Each Deluxe Room has a private balcony or terrace that overlooks the beautiful indigenous gardens and cascading swimming pool. Most of the 46 Deluxe Rooms are furnished with lavish king size beds, however twin single beds are also available. The Deluxe Room can accommodate two adults and one child under 2 in a camping cot. Offering the same style and comfort as the Deluxe Room, the Grand Deluxe Room has the additional benefit of a magnificent view of the Bot River Lagoon and fabled Arabella Golf Course. Most of the 69 Grand Deluxe Rooms are furnished with lavish king size beds, however twin single beds are also available.

Deluxe Suites & Grand Deluxe Suites
The Deluxe Suite has a separate bedroom and lounge, divided by wooden sliding doors for additional privacy. Both rooms have television sets as well as separate entrances to the bathroom. The bathroom is large and for extra luxury, the bath has its own television set. The lounge offers a sleeping sofa and a table that can be used as a business desk or for in-room dining. Additional cupboard space is available in the hallway for childrens clothing and dads golf clubs. A large balcony with loungers offers views of the perfectly manicured grounds and swimming pool. The Grand Deluxe Suite provides the exceptional luxury and comfort of the Deluxe Suite, with the addition of magnificent views of the Bot River Lagoon and beautiful golf course.

Presidential Suites
The Presidential Suites, North Star and Southern Cross, offer unsurpassed luxury and comfort in a superbly appointed private setting, complete with a 24-hour butler service to attend to your requirements. The dining area, lounge, bedroom, bathroom, and expansive terrace all face out onto magnificent views of the golf course and the Bot River lagoon. The entrance lobby affords access to the guest bathroom and a comfortable, beautifully appointed lounge furnished with a fireplace, double sleeper couch, four plush armchairs and sofas, coffee table, television, and DVD. The spacious dining area seats up to 10 while the adjoining kitchenette - with its own separate entrance from the hotel hallway - is equipped with every modern convenience. A study, accessible through the lounge, ensures a quiet area to work or conduct business. The bedroom offers superior comforts, including a seating area, a four-poster bed, television, and a walk-in dressing room.

Food and Drink

Arabella Hotel & Spa offers a variety of food and beverage facilities, from relaxed get-together lounges to elegant restaurants. The Jamani Restaurant offers rustic South African fare for casual all day dining. A large balcony with vistas of the cascading swimming pool glistering in the morning sun or softly lit at night creates the ideal setting to enjoy a leisurely buffet breakfast or an intimate dinner under starry skies. Barnabas Bar, the warm, chic atmosphere of Barnabas invites you to spend essential quality time with friends, tasting colourful cocktails or rich malts while listening to the soothing sounds of the piano. Laguna Lounge, a comfortable lobby lounge, and the ideal place to enjoy exceptional coffees, cakes and handmade chocolates whilst immersing in a good book or playing a game of Backgammon. Cristobals Cigar Bar, the dedicated smokers bar, offers some of the worlds finest malts, cognacs and cigars in a relaxed lounge setting. During winter months, a roaring log fire adds to its sophisticated yet cosy atmosphere.

Golf Tuition and Practice Facilities

Individual lessons are available from the resident Pro, Alison Sheard a, 9 times SA Open Champion and Ladies British Open Champion and was inducted into the South African Golf Hall of Fame in 2010. Practice facilities include a driving range, putting and chipping greens.


Enquire & Book Direct

Quote: GRD10118
Email Resort

Tel: +27 28 284 0000

All prices quoted are subject to change and availability. Please contact the resort directly to confirm all costs, dates and booking arrangements.



Arabella Country Estate
R44 Kleinmond
South Africa

Getting there

Nearest airport: Cape Town International Airport
Travel options: Driving Directions From Cap Town International Airport Take the N2 from Cape Town heading towards Somerset West and continue until you reach Sir Lowrys Pass. Continue over this pass and then turn left onto the R43 to Hermanus. Continue on this road for approximately 20km until R44 Kleinmond sign where you turn right. Follow the road for about 3km until you see the Arabella Country Estate sign on your left. Or take the spectacularly scenic coastal route from Gordons Bay off the N2 from Cape Town, passing through Bettys Bay and Kleinmond. Follow the road for about 8km until you see the Arabella Country Estate sign on your right. The hotel is situated on the Arabella Country Estate.

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Resort facilities

  • Cycling
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
  • Water sports

Hotel facilities

  • Bar

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