Address Baviaanskloof, Off Main Road,, Hout Bay, Western Cape, 7872, South Africa 021 - 7900116

Establishment Description

The Hout Bay Manor, built in 1871, is renowned as one of Cape Town’s most graceful landmarks. The beautifully restored Hout Bay Manor offers 19 individually designed en suite rooms and an elegantly casual restaurant named ‘Pure’.
Hout Bay Manor has preserved the history and heritage while infusing the interiors with Zulu and Xhosa chic décor to celebrate the vibrant pulse of South Africa.
On the ground level guests find an opulent open plan lounge and bar area, a tribute to style, Zulu and Xhosa grace. A designer marble bar offers all guests the opportunity to interact with fellow travelers or spend quiet time reading a great novel from the library


All 19 luxurious rooms offer safes, plasma screen satellite televisions, telephones and air conditioning as well as internet and wireless.  The Hout Bay Manor offers four charming types of rooms: The Zulu rooms, the Xhosa rooms, the Sotho rooms and the Sangoma rooms.

Area activities

Inzolo Wellness Suite – Calmness, Peace, Tranquillity:
Indulge yourself with our menu of massages, facials and other pampering therapies in
our Inzolo Wellness Suite.
Pool / Alfresco pool showers:
The peaceful setting and beautiful surroundings of the pool area ensure guests are able
to relax and de-stress.
Stroll to the nearby bustling village with its quaint shops, bistro’s and restaurants; spend
a day at the beach or visit the working fishing harbour – immerse yourself in the history
and culture of Hout Bay. Drive along the breathtaking Chapman’s Peak Drive to
Noordhoek and Cape Point, or towards Table Mountain, the City centre and V&A
Waterfront, which are just 30 minutes away.

Check in times

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Children Policy

All age groups are welcome and a Nanny Service is available upon prior notice and
Children occupying their own room will be charged the full room rate.
Children sharing with their parents in the same room (ages 3-13) will be accommodated on an extra bed at a non-commissionable rate of R500.00 per night.
Baby cots will be provided for children aged 0-3 free of charge.
The above is subject to availability.

Deposit Terms

We require full payment of the room rates at least 30 days prior to arrival.  A proforma invoice will be sent on acceptance of an offer.  
During peak season (15 December to 15 January) we require a 50% deposit 3 months prior and the balance 1 month prior to arrival.

Cancellation Terms

50% of the accommodation is levied 30 to 15 days prior to arrival.
100% of the accommodation is levied 14 days prior to arrival.

Travel Insurance

We suggest that guests are covered by travel insurance in the event of an unforeseen cancellation.

Room Types & Descriptions


Each of our 19 distinctive rooms has been individually designed with beautifully appointed en-suite bathrooms, many with free-standing baths, wooden floors and bespoke decorative chandeliers.

‘The Sotho’, for instance, features double rooms with an exotic private garden terrace and a refreshing alfresco shower. Bask in the mountain views from upstairs in ‘The Xhosa’, beautifully crafted double rooms, or ‘The Zulu’, with its picturesque views of the exquisite gardens and sparkling pool.


‘The Sangoma’ offers the unique convenience of two utterly luxurious rooms, adjacent to each other, with free-standing baths and large balconies overlooking the tranquil pool and indigenous garden area. They also make the perfect family apartment complete with their own private entrance.

Aside from the original décor style and feel we’ve added a host of modern conveniences to make your stay as enjoyable as possible including plasma screen satellite televisions, telephones, safes and air conditioning, I-Pod Stations as well as internet and wireless connection.

Pamper and indulge yourself with the finest bed linen, the softest towels and an extensive range of designer bathroom products - everything you’ll need to make your stay at the Manor unforgettable.


“Traveling the world for 10 years experiencing cultures and cuisines, made me love the intimacy of rustic food with boosts of flavour and simplicity. Passionate for mediterranean /classic cuisine , fresh vibrant colours and textures.”  
Chef Philip has combined rustic mediterranean food with South African cuisine and his love for beef and game to create an inspring menu.

Food Philosophy

“Never be afraid to try something new, but never forget where food comes from and where it all started.” – Chef Philip.

Chef's Profile

Houtbay chef resized…started his professional career on the highlands of Scotland. Working at Loch Fyne, Inveraray Castle and St Andrews – home of golf, he returned to South Africa to further his studies at the Cape Peninsula School of Technology. After completion of his studies, he again traversed the United Kingdom  from Middlesborough to York. Returning to St Andrews in Scotland. On his journey back to Africa he joined the ‘The Yachts of Seabourn” and finally found himself in Nigeria as part of the opening team for the  5* Federal Palace Hotel and Casino before joining us at Hout Bay Manor and Pure as Head Chef.

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Self Drive Options

Take the N2 to Cape Town. Follow the signs to M3 Muizenberg (Kirstenbosch).
Follow the M3 past the University of Cape Town.
At the first traffic light turn right into Rhodes Drive following the signs to Kirstenbosch and Hout Bay.
Keep on Rhodes Drive going past Kirstenbosch and up Constantia Nek following the signs to Hout Bay.
At the bottom of Constantia Nek there is a traffic circle.
Continue straight into Main Road.
Once in Hout Bay Village you will pass a Shell Garage on your left.
Take the next turn left under the `Hout Bay Manor` archway.
The Hotel is 500m down the road on the left.
DIRECTIONS from Cape Town City Bowl (+/- 25 Minutes):
Take the Kloof Nek Road as if driving to the Table Mountain Cable car.
Continue straight along this road which leads down into Camps Bay.
At the Stop sign, turn left into Houghton Road which leads down to Victoria Road and directs one around the coast towards Hout Bay.
As you head over the hill into Hout Bay, turn left at the Traffic Light.
Go over the first traffic circle and turn right at the second circle.
From here, you will pass two petrol stations – the first a BP and the second a Shell Garage.
Turn left just after the traffic light at Shell Garage under the ‘Hout Bay Manor’ archway.
The Hotel is 500m down the road on the left.


Latitude:  34.043201
Longitude: 18.360638

Nearest Airport

Cape Town International

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