Top Accommodation in Durbanville

Top Accommodation in Durbanville

Durbanville is a popular residential area located on the northern outskirts of Cape Town. Like much of Cape Town, the suburb has a lot to offer and some magnificent vistas.

Populated by numerous wine farms such as Durbanville Hills, Diemersdal Wine Estate and the Meerendal Wine Estate, Durbanville is well worth a visit.  Most of the farms offer wine tasting and a number have excellent restaurants. 

Thanks to its close proximity to Cape Town’s excellent freeway network, Durbanville offers a great base for a self-drive holiday and for out of town business visitors.

Home Food and Travel have created a great list of Top Accommodation in Durbanville that includes bed and breakfasts, hotels, guest houses and self-catering accommodation.

Cape Pillars Boutique Guesthouse-Accommodation Type-Four Star Hotel

Top Accommodation in Durbanville

A top class stay is expected at the Cape Pillars Boutique Guesthouse. A tranquil garden and picturesque swimming pool awaits those who choose this hotel. A selection of nine beautifully designed rooms, each with its own individual touch and theme are found at this establishment. Each of their rooms comes with all the amenities one would expect as well as secure parking areas.

An elegant and sophisticated stay is on offer at the Cape Pillars Boutique Guesthouse. This four star rated accommodation in Durbanville is also able to accommodate conferences which makes for the ideal destination for both the business and leisure traveller. A romantic stay is further highlighted by their bridal packages, making for a great all round stay.

Telephone:  021 976 2170. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Dark Chocolate Guesthouse-Accommodation Type-Four Star Guest House

Top Accommodation in Durbanville

In recipe books, they say never underestimate the power of dark chocolate and the same can be said about the four star Dark Chocolate Guest House. The guest house is unique in that it is decorated in a modern baroque style, with gold-gilded mirrors and fireplaces, creating an aura of opulence and luxury for its guests.

Dark Chocolate Guest House offers luxury accommodation and conference facilities as well as ample, secure parking. The guest house has nine rooms – each with a comfortable double or King-size bed and en-suite bathroom. All the rooms are fitted with air-conditioning, DStv and a bar fridge. Read more here…

Telephone:  021 975 3776. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Pelican Place Guest Cottages-Accommodation Type-Four Star B&B and Self Catering

Top Accommodation in Durbanville

Pelican Place is perfectly situated within driving distance of all the local attractions of Cape Town, while keeping away from the busy City Centre. Guests will find that activities such as golf courses, tennis clubs, shopping centres and theme parks are just a few minutes away. Visitors can sit back and admire a small art gallery that is found on the premises.

There are five fully-equipped self-catering cottages available that suite both the business traveller and the holiday-goer. Pelican Place can also prepare breakfasts upon request. When looking for fun activities to enjoy in Durbanville, Pelican Place can provide you with customized day tours. These tours allow you to visit all the sights in the surrounding area – make sure to book this in advance though! Read more here…

Telephone:  083 636 9833. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Ruslamere-Accommodation Type-Four Star Hotel

Top Accommodation in Durbanville

Ruslamere is a four star rated hotel situated in the heart of Durbanville. With a large selection of 49 luxury guest rooms and suites, visitors will be able to enjoy a tranquil stay. This establishment has studios, luxury studios, self-catering studios, loft apartments as well as executive suites to choose from.

The Ruslamere Hotel is an all-round establishment thanks to their conferencing, restaurant and spa facilities. Their conferencing facilities are ideal for weddings, team building, product launches and networking events. The Rusty Oak Bistro is a great place to enjoy some delicious meals amongst the beautiful scenery. A rejuvenating stay is encapsulated with their Pure Day Spa. Visitors can expect a luxurious stay at this four star rated hotel.

Telephone:  021 975 5677. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Meerendal-Accommodation Type-Four Star Hotel

Top Accommodation in Durbanville

The Meerendal Boutique Hotel is widely considered to be one of Durbanville’s premier accommodation establishments. Ultimate luxury and a timeless elegance is found in this Cape Dutch-styled accommodation. Their spacious suites are each uniquely designed and tastefully furnished. This four star rated accommodation is a popular destination for couples who wish to enjoy all that this hotel has to offer.

Visitors can expect to enjoy a glass of wine in their tasting room, the Meerendal Winery has won a number of awards throughout the years. With three on-site restaurants, visitors can expect a fine dining experience. There are few locations that are more romantic that the Meerendal Boutique Hotel. This is further highlighted by their wedding facilities.  

Telephone:  021 975 1655. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Highlands Lodge-Accommodation Type-Three Star Guest House

Top Accommodation in Durbanville

Situated a mere 2km from the Durbanville CBD, Highlands Lodge Guesthouse offers relaxed suburban accommodation in a tranquil setting. Highlands Lodge offers excellent service! Their staff are friendly and professional, their rooms are tastefully furnished and decorated, and their garden is lush and park-like.

Accommodation at Highlands Lodge includes four deluxe suites and four semi-self-catering studio apartments. The deluxe suites are located on the upper section of the property and sleep a maximum of two people, except for the deluxe family suite, which can sleep a maximum of two adults and two children. The semi-self-catering apartments have recently been remodelled and have new modern kitchens and bathrooms. Read more here…

Telephone:  021 975 5514. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.


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Actually, Home Food and Travel offers a lot more than just reviews of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.  We also visit great destinations, receive advice from interior designers and stop to smell the roses and taste the coffee.

Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa.  Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,

Home Food and Travel advice on finding the right accommodation

So what is the right accommodation?  Well more often than not, it’s your travel budget that dictates the type of accommodation that you choose. 

Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

The reason for your travels will also affect your choice.  A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday. 

Our articles, reviews and experiences can certainly help you make your decision.

Restaurants with a good mix of service, food and ambiance

To my mind a great restaurant offers three things – excellent service, great food and a wonderful ambiance.  Of these, service is the most important. 

No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

Spas are the ultimate relaxation aid

How do you know when you have had a great spa experience?  The answer, of course, is when you doze off on the treatment table. 

Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


You don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy an exciting experience.  In fact, what are commonly termed adventure activities usually have incredibly high safety standards and unblemished safety records.

Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

On the road to great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities

If you’re driving, be safe and make use of all the wonderful farm stalls that populate South Africa’s open roads.

If you overhear somebody asking a lot of questions or see someone taking photos of empty bedrooms chances are it’s one of our Home Food and Travel team members.

We’re out looking or those great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.

See you on the road!


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