Arabella Hotel & Spa


P erfectly placed in the heart of one of the world’s richest plant kingdoms, this five-star retreat offers a wealth of elegance and service

Nestled deep in the heart of the Kogelberg Biosphere, a breath-taking 1 hour and 15 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, is the unique Arabella Hotel & Spa. Located 30 minutes’ drive from the world-renowned whale watching haven of Hermanus, the region enjoys pure champagne air and quite possibly the most stunning scenery the picturesque Western Cape has to offer. The hotel offers a variety of elegant restaurants and bars to indulge even the most discerning palate with fine cuisine and wine. The hotel itself offers the ultimate in luxury and a wealth of leisure and business options. The hotel staff will go out of their way to help you create a memorable and unique event and whether you’re organising a team building exercise, the launch of a new product or a conference, you can be sure that we have the facilities to carry it all off with style and panache.

The fabled 18-hole, Par 72 Championship Arabella Golf Course has once again been ranked number 1 in the Western Cape and Top 5 in South Africa. Reclaim your sense of self at the award-winning spa or indulge in the heated indoor hydro-pool and outdoor lap pool, sauna, steam room and the crystalline waters of the swimming pool. Beyond the walls of this retreat, you’re spoilt for choice with activities, such as shark cage diving, whale watching, or visiting the Hemel en Aarde Wine Valley.


This breath-taking retreat captures the essence of luxury, privacy and rejuvenation. Wake up to songs of exotic birdlife and let the fresh sea breeze envelope you while you relax.


​On the Arabella Country Estate, R44 Kleinmond,
Hermanus, South Africa
T: +27 28 284 0000
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  • Laughing Waters

    Our two swimming pools are rightly called Laughing Waters named after the spectacular waterfall at the main pool. Lounge around the pools, or have a light lunch at the pool bar taking in the view of the mountains in the distance. Cocktails at the pool deck is your last stop for the day.
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  • Jamani Buffet

    A window to the soul of Africa, offers contemporary South African cuisine in a casual environment. 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. Open for breakfast and dinners.

    Jamani A la Carte

    A reflection of South Africa's love affair with food and wine with the focus on only the best locally sourced ingredients. This is an elegant and upmarket dining experience with breathtaking sunset views of the lagoon and golf course. Dinner only is served.

    Private dining happens in a room celebrating our excellent food friendly wines produced in the area. Wine barrels decorate the walls and a magnificent glass bottle chandelier looms over a table that can accommodate up to ten discerning diners. Your wish is our command.

    Breakfast: 06h30 - 10h30
    Dinner: 19h00 – 22h00

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  • Barnabas Bar

    A casual and relaxed affair with uninterrupted views of the lagoon and a roaring fire place in the cooler months. Cakes and snacks are served all day, and light meals from 11am till 6pm. Light meals are also served in Barnabas bar and terrace, overlooking the pool and framed by the Overberg mountains.
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  • Laguna Lounge

    A casual and relaxed affair with uninterrupted views of the lagoon and a roaring fire place in the cooler months. Laguna is the ideal place to enjoy exceptional coffees, cakes and handmade chocolates whilst immersing in a good book or playing a game of Backgammon.

    Cakes and snacks are served all day, and light meals from 11am till 6pm.

    Light meals are also served in Barnabas bar and terrace, overlooking the pool and framed by the Overberg mountains.

The Rooms

luxury rooms

The rooms are decorated in welcoming, warm earthy tones that mirror the beauty of the surrounding area and are dressed with rich rosewood furniture, luxurious cottons and plush duvets and pillows.

  • Deluxe
  • Grand Deluxe
  • Suite
  • Presidential
  • Universal Access
Several room types available
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​Elegantly decorated in welcoming, warm earthy tones. All Rooms are non smoking. 28 Deluxe King, 8 Standard King, 18 Twin.

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​Elegantly decorated in welcoming, warm earthy tones. 44 King & 25 Twin.

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Elegantly decorated in welcoming, warm earthy tones. 12 King Suites, 4 Suite Twins, 2 Attic Suites.​

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Elegantly decorated in welcoming, warm earthy tones. 2 Presidential Suites. ​

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2 universally accessible rooms, to ensure a comfortable stay.​


Best Available Rate (BAR)

With our Best Available Rate you can stay on any date, for as many nights as you want and still enjoy all the flexibility you need. Plus, our best value-added extras are included too!

    For GUESTS booking on the hotel's Best Available Rate, you will receive the following:

  • 500MB Wi-Fi per room, per day
  • Access to the Arabella Spa facilities (indoor heated pool, sauna, gymnasium). Terms & Conditions Apply.
  • A complimentary drink on arrival
  • Parking


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Reclaim your sense of self, one lavishly idyllic minute at a time at Arabella Spa. Well-revered as one of South Africa’s premiere spa destinations, the award winning Arabella Spa is a heavenly retreat devoted to wellness.

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Experience one of the Cape's top ranked golf courses and try tame the Arabella Turn.

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2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards

Arabella Hotel & Spa is proud to announce our official participation in the 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards!

The World Luxury Hotel Awards is a recognized global organization providing luxury hotels with recognition for their world class facilities and service excellence provided to guests.

Awards are presented to luxury hotels in different categories on a country, continent and global basis.

The World Luxury Hotel Awards aim to encourage and raise service standards within the luxury hotel industry.


Arabella Hotel & Spa is excited to announce that the 4th Arabella Challenge was a great success.

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  • 2015 Results

    2015 Results

    Thank you to all the participants who took part in the 2015 Arabella Challenge, what a great weekend it was! The weather was fantastic making it the perfect weekend to get the adrenaline pumping and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Kogelberg Biosphere. The event included moments of laughter, technical challenges, riding a borrowed bike, stumbles and tumbles by some, and most of all fun!

    It was an exciting and closely contested race.

    To view the detailed race results, click here:

    Well done to everyone for pushing hard, despite the burning legs, to complete this daring yet rewarding challenge!

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    After the success of the previous Arabella Challenge events in 2013 and 2014, Arabella Hotel & Spa is excited to host the 4th Arabella Challenge in April 2015. The annual event will start and finish at the Arabella Country Estate (Phase 2 site) and the race will take you through breathtaking scenery, including the unspoilt beauty of the Kogelberg Biosphere.

    The name says it all – the Arabella Challenge promises to be a daring yet rewarding adventure.

    For more information call us on +27 (0) 28 284 0000 or e-mail

    Directions to the start / finish location of the Arabella Challenge.

    PLEASE NOTE – The Arabella Challenge will start and finish from phase 2 of the Arabella Estate and not from the Arabella Hotel and Spa. Therefore when you are travelling to the event, please follow the sign boards to the start / finish area.
    • Follow the N2 out of Cape Town
    • Go through Sir Lowry's Pass
    • 28 Km from the start of Sir Lowry's Pass you will reach the Houwhoek Pass
    • Go through the Houwhoek Pass
    • 7 Km from the start of the Houwhoek Pass you will reach the turnoff onto the R43
    • Take the turnoff onto the R43 and follow the directions to Hermanus / Kleinmond
    • After 9 Km there is a turnoff onto the R44 – heading towards Kleinmond
    • Follow the R44 – after 2 Km you will see the entrance to the Arabella Hotel and Spa on your left hand side – go past this entrance
    • Approximately 1 km further along the R44 you will see the entrance to the start / finish area on your left hand side.
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      Day 1 - Saturday 25 April 2015

      Total distance 47km, total ascent 945 meters. Most of the route is in Cape Pine forestry land and the Kogelberg Biosphere. Two main climbs, up Highlands road to Iona Wine farm and from bottom of Grabouw valley to Kogelberg Biosphere gate and of course don't forget the infamous T - shirt hill close to the end!

      Day 2 - Sunday 26 April 2015

      Total distance 48km, total ascent 1102 meters. A big part of day 2's route follows the challenging black route of Honing Klip flower farm and the rest is in Cape Pine forests. Expect a very steep and long climb (all rideable!) up Honing klip farm and some stunning views and fynbos along the way. The highlight of this day is the long and sometimes technical downhill towards the end.

      Sunday 26 April 2015

      The route for the advanced trail run has been lengthened to 22.6 km and the total ascent is 483 meters. Start through Arabella phase 2 and do t - shirt hill to get the heart, lungs and legs going. From there a long steady climb all the way to Iona Wine farm where the first and only water point is at 9 km. A nice fast and flat section at the top of the mountain before a steep and challenging downhill along the Kogelberg hiking trail takes you across the R 43 and to the finish.

      Sunday 26 April 2015

      The novice trail run has been made a bit more challenging this year, 11.6 km with 168 meters of ascent. The first section is along the Botriver lagoon in the Rooisand Nature reserve before looping back past the start and heading across the R 43 to Arabella phase 2 where T - shirt hill awaits. After walking t - shirt hill the trail winds it's way back across the R 43 to the finish.

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    International business and conference centre with top class facilities

    The hotel offers the ultimate in business facilities, including the Kogelberg Centre / Ballroom, and international conference and business centre that are equipped with the latest equipment to ensure your business event is as world-class style as everything at Arabella Hotel & Spa.

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    Valentines Getaway

    ​​Rate includes Standard Room Accommodation, Breakfast for Two & 1 bottle of Boschendal Brut Rose bubbly.

    Also on offer is a couple’s massage at our spa for only R1000 per couple.

    No minimum nights stay. Valid 7 days a week. Valid: 2016/02/01 - 2016/02/29

    Couples Country Retreat

    ​This package includes breakfast, Arabella Slush served complimentary at laughing waters, when joining for lunch, unique pillow talk gift compliments of our Award winning Spa on arrival night, free walking trails map included of Resort on check–in & 10% off Public Green fee’s!  

    Single rate R1990. Minimum 2 night stay. Valid Friday to Sunday. Valid: 2015/10/01 - 2016/03/31
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    Offer includes Deluxe Room accommodation and full buffet breakfast.

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