Top Accommodation in Strand, Western Cape

Top accommodation in Strand

Strand offers a range of accommodation options to suit every budget and style. From luxury 5 star hotels, small hotels & inns, game lodges, tented safari camps, guest houses, bed & breakfasts and self-catering accommodation can all be found. 

The name says it all – Strand living is all about the beach. Its long sandy beach, with the warm waters of False Bay and is the go-to summer spot, attracting holiday-makers from far afield and locals from adjoining Somerset West. For Strand residents, surfing, beach walks and a variety of water sports are part of everyday life.

The Strand has the most amazing views right across the bay to Table Mountain in Cape Town. It is built along a 5kms stretch of perfect straight beach, with a backdrop of the Hottentot Holland Mountains behind.

Strand falls under the City of Cape Town municipality. It is in close proximity to the inland town of Somerset West. Recent expansion and development of both towns has resulted in the two now being beside each other, with shopping malls and residential complexes creating the connections. 

If you’ve gotten this far, you’ve clearly enjoyed reading about Strand! Why not make a holiday of it and check out our Home Food and Travel’s list of top accommodation in Strand?

Silver Forest boutique Lodge and Spa  – Accommodation type: Guest Lodge

Silver Forest boutique Lodge and Spa

Silver Forest is a unique property in the heart of the Winelands with unique accommodation, luxury day spa, cooking class restaurant, bistro and rooftop bar lounge an exciting place to visit all year round. 

Offering a refined experience and an escape from the ordinary, guests are embraced by the nurturing effect of being surrounded in nature, succumbing to the peace of the surroundings and the superior quality of the treatments on offer at this exclusive establishment.

Nothing is too much trouble at Silver Forest – whether you are celebrating a special occasion, on an extended holiday or just escaping the city for some rest and relaxation.

Telephone 021 140 0040. Make a reservation click here. Get there, click here. Find out more, click here.

SW1 Luxury Guest Lodge – Accommodation type: Guest Lodge

SW1 Luxury Guest Lodge

SW1 Lodge captures the spirit of a bygone era. Here you’ll find a majestic safari inspired lodge, a verdant indigenous garden and a warm welcome. There is an intuitiveness with the EuroAfrican aesthetic in recalling the past and merging it with modern elements. 

Enjoy the special charm of the relaxed but always attentive service provided by SW1’s small team who strive to deliver on the promise of a warm, personalised and authentic guest experience.

Whatever the purpose of your visit there should always be time set aside to enjoy our wonderful Cape sunshine. Take a dip in our crystal clear pool, relax on one of our sun loungers or take a seat at one of the patio tables to catch up on-line or attend to unavoidable paperwork.

Telephone 021 855 4017. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Boutique Villa Guesthouse – Accommodation type: Guest House

Boutique Villa Guesthouse

Welcome to Boutique Villa Guesthouse, situated in the quiet and beautiful suburb of Parel Vallei in Somerset West, with the majestic Helderberg Mountain as our backdrop.

Boutique Villa Guesthouse has a very homely and a lovely warm, welcoming, peaceful and relaxed atmosphere with a big pool in the middle of the property. December 2016.

Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure our area has so much to offer: fantastic golf courses, stunning wine farms and world-class restaurants. Not to mention hiking in the Cape Nature Reserves and visiting the many pristine beaches in and around our area and Cape Town.

Telephone  072 593 4144. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Loddey’s Guest House – Accommodation type: Guest House

Loddey’s Guest House is situated only a few minutes away from Somerset West and Strand and only 30 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. Nestled between pine trees and the mountain side View Lodge is ideally situated for a relaxing seaside holiday with idyllic views.

Beach Collection offers five Self-Catering apartments in Ocean View one of Strand’s most exclusive apartment buildings.

The apartment building is well-known for its close proximity to the Strand beaches, which is merely a 1 minute walk across the road. 

Telephone 021 853 2192.  Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Chelaya Country Lodge – Accommodation type: Guest Lodge

Chelaya Country Lodge’s incomparable offerings include the superb accommodation set in beautiful gardens on a 4 hectare estate – more than a home away from home.

Chelaya offers groups or single guests a variety of accommodation options to cater to everyone’s specific and individual needs.  This accommodation includes rooms varying from single en-suite rooms, sharing rooms, to dorm style facilities.

Chelaya is also the home of The Elite Sports Academy (rugby field, cricket nets, netball/tennis court, soccer, gym)

Telephone 021 858 1574. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Southern Cross Guesthouse – Accommodation type: Guest House

Southern Cross Guesthouse

Southern Cross Guesthouse ‘Southern Cross’ is a 4 star graded guesthouse and offers beside 4 luxurious suites and 4 beautiful modern double-rooms a setting in a quiet and lush garden – sun-decks to take a sunbath or enjoy the stunning False-Bay views from there.

The pool invites you to a refreshing swim – the pool-lounge for a relaxing hour reading your book in the shade or enjoyable evening-chats meeting other guests.

There are three different sun-decks respectively seating- and sun-bathing areas for all our guests available.

Telephone 021 855 01 06. 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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