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Houw Hoek Hotel

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Aerial view
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Double & 4 Single Beds Interleading Room | In-room safe, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Houw Hoek Hotel

Houw Hoek Hotel

3.5 star property
Mountain hotel with 2 outdoor pools, near Elgin

8,6/10 Fabulous

23 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
  • Bar
The price is R1 670
Price available on 2022/12/04
Off N2 Between Grabouw & Botriver, Grabouw, Western Cape, 7160

Room options

About this area


  • Blossom Farm Stall - 6 min drive
  • Farmstall Coffee Shop - 9 min drive
  • Manny's Restaurant - 9 min drive
  • The Shuntin' Shed - 9 min drive
  • Salt At Paul Cluver - 11 min drive

About this property

Houw Hoek Hotel

Located near a train station, Houw Hoek Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Grabouw. Guests can take a dip in one of 2 outdoor pools or grab a bite to eat at Main Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights include a bar/lounge, an outdoor tennis court, and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff.


Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 76 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Due to drought conditions, water restrictions may apply at this property until further notice.
  • Due to drought conditions, water restrictions apply at this property until further notice. Guests can expect periodic water supply outages or reduced water pressure during their stay.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Supervised childcare*


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Mini golf
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Trampoline

What to do

  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Mini golf
  • Pool table
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Built in 1776
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Outdoor tennis court


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Afrikaans
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Special features


Main Restaurant - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 185 for adults and ZAR 185 for children (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

There is no charge for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.

Also known as

Houw Hoek Hotel Grabouw
Houw Hoek Grabouw
Houw Hoek Hotel Hotel
Houw Hoek Hotel Grabouw
Houw Hoek Hotel Hotel Grabouw

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Houw Hoek Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Houw Hoek Hotel?
As of 03 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Houw Hoek Hotel on 04 December 2022 start from R1 670, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is there a pool at Houw Hoek Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Houw Hoek Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Houw Hoek Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Houw Hoek Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Houw Hoek Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but The Caledon Casino (21-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Houw Hoek Hotel and nearby?
Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes volleyball. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the hotel's other amenities, which include an arcade and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Houw Hoek Hotel?
Yes, Main Restaurant offers garden views. Nearby restaurants include Blossom Farm Stall (4.4 mi), The Shuntin' Shed (4.8 mi), and Manny's Restaurant (5.8 mi).
Does Houw Hoek Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

Marius, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Pack clothes for just incase.
We looked so forward staying at Houw Hoek Hotel, but my goodness it turned so cold in Elgin and unfortunately I did not pack for that freezing weather. The end result we came back home with the flu. EISH!!! Having breakfast I discovered that the dining room is long overdue for an upgrade. The area where the cook serves eggs is very dirty. Such a pity because it is a lovely place to visit
Norman Antoinette, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amanda, 2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Bronwyn, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Its am awesome place with excellent client service. Rooms are spacious, clean and their food is divine. The area offer tranquility and great connection with nature
Noncedo, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

LR, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Basil, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Good Breakfast
Our stay at the hotel was good. There are certain aspects that can be improved upon, namely; the pools need better upkeep, better play rooms for the children and more board games, the rooms could do with a microwave. The food at the restaurant was good even though we waited a lengthy period for it. The buffet breakfast is good, but it's the same thing everyday which starts to get boring. The area itself is somewhat boring so the hotel should make an effort to entertain the children.
Clinton, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Service Excellence
My wife and I took a break-away before the Christmas rush started. From the time of our arrival until we checked out, we were very impressed with the facilities, service and all that Houw Hoek Hotel has to offer.
KURT, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great stay
Great venue. Service and food good, amazing value for money
Alexia, 1-night trip with friends
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