The enchanting Steenberg Hotel and Spa in the Constantia Valley of South Africa is the perfect base for exploring the exciting city of Cape Town and the glimmering southern Cape Peninsula. The sprawling wine farm and Cape Dutch heritage buildings of this historic estate date back to the 17th century, and the legendary tale of Catharina Ras, the original owner of the farm, is depicted throughout the hotel. The beautifully restored rooms, suites, and villas offer stunning views of the all-encompassing vineyards and mountains, as well as an 18-hole championship golf course. Whether dining in one of the sumptuous restaurants, sipping award-winning wines in the tasting cellar, being pampered in the spa, or teeing off for a round of golf, your stay will be an experience to remember. 

Location

Where is Steenberg Hotel located? Is it far from Cape Town and other interesting areas?

Nestled beneath Table Mountain National Park, the Constantia Valley is one of the oldest wine-making regions in the Southern Hemisphere and produces a dense concentration of award-winning wines. The Steenberg Hotel is equidistant between lively Cape Town and the charming coastal villages of False Bay. Besides exploring Cape Town and the Constantia wine route, the unparalleled scenery makes a stay at Steenberg the ideal spot for hiking, biking, and scenic drives. For shopping and culture, the hotel offers a shuttle service to the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, or you can explore shopping boutiques and the Norval Art Foundation within walking distance of the estate. 

Key Facts

  • Established in 1682, the Cape’s first farm is perfectly located to experience some of the best scenic drives along the Western Cape
  • Set in a lush and serene location, Steenberg Hotel offers exquisite views of vineyards and mountains
  • Explore the thrilling city of Cape Town, only 30 minutes away via hotel shuttle service

What is special?

  • Enjoy the serenity of a secure estate and exclusive access to the farm and vineyards
  • Steenberg Hotel is within walking distance of the Norval Art foundation and boutique shopping center
  • Sports and active adventure are at your fingertips with an 18-hole golf course and sprawling nature trails within the estate

What do the guests say?

  • excellent location, beautiful estate, great golf course, and vineyards 
  • breathtaking environment and incredible views from our bedroom with the sound of birds in the trees
  • the views from the terrace are absolutely beautiful, it has a very tranquil vibe

Accommodation

How many rooms are there at the Steenberg Hotel and can I book a family room?

The colonial sophistication of the hotel is carried throughout the property and into the 24 rooms and villas. All the rooms at Steenberg Hotel and Spa have been renovated in a fresh and contemporary style, featuring furnishings by South African designers. An old-world charm is perfectly matched with modern touches and natural materials such as linen and leather. Some rooms allow you to step onto a private terrace or patio to take in the vast views of the flourishing valley and towering mountains. Luxuriously spacious villas have a private pool and are perfect for small groups or large families. Locally made organic bathroom amenities, a well-stocked minibar, fresh-cut flowers, and a complimentary bottle of Steenberg’s award-winning sauvignon blanc, add a special touch to your stay.

Key Facts

  • 24 accommodations throughout the property range from double rooms within the Manor House, to spacious private villas with kitchenettes and a private pool
  • Three categories of rooms and two one-bedroom suites are available, differing in location and size, including some with private terrace or patio. All rooms include an individually controlled heating and cooling system, complimentary Wi-Fi, en-suite bathroom with bathtub and walk-in shower, tea and coffee station, bathrobe and slippers, minibar fridge, and a flat-screen TV with satellite system
  • The private villas, offering unparalleled luxury. A homage to space and privacy, with your own show kitchen, a dining and entertaining area and an expansive lounge. Each villa offers either two or three beautiful bedrooms with impeccably appointed bathroom

What is special?

  • Enjoy fresh flowers from the estate gardens and a welcome bottle of signature Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc 
  • Families rooms are available and children under 12 stay for free, subject to room type
  • Relax in the extravagance of your own private outdoor space, with a private pool and sun patio in one of the multi-bedroom villas on the property

What do the guests say?

  • the rooms ooze class and elegance and are spacious and luxurious
  • beautiful room with terrace and garden, enormous bathroom, and minibar
  • the three upstairs rooms we occupied were classically quaint and delightful, everything about them was charming

Pools & Spa

What types of spa treatments can I expect from the Steenberg Hotel and Spa?

Tucked away in a secluded private garden, the 14-meter pool at Steenberg Hotel is the perfect place to relax and take in the southern hemisphere sunshine. The Steenberg Spa is in a bungalow, with four peaceful treatment rooms and a lovely relaxation area. Manicures and pedicures can be arranged poolside and treatments can also take place in the Scented Garden or relaxation area. From facials and massage to Africology wraps and body treatments, the expert therapist will pamper you from head to toe in blissful surroundings. 

Key Facts

  • Steenberg’s pool is 14m in length, 4.8m in width, and located in a secluded and private space
  • the spa has four treatment rooms for excellent facials and Africology body treatments
  • the spa uses high-quality, natural products such QMS Medicosmetics, Elemis, Africology, and others

What is special?

  • outdoor treatments can be arranged in the Scented Garden and Relaxation Area
  • use of the relaxation area and showers are complimentary for early arrivals and late departures
  • choose a spa package to celebrate with friends or your partner, or be pampered all day for a special occasion

What do the guests say?

  • the spa is fantastic, I had the best massage ever
  • the peace and tranquility of the spa is soothing, and the service has always been flawless
  • the pool area is a perfect place to relax and soak up some rays and the pool itself is a good length for swimming laps

Culinary

How many restaurants are part of the Steenberg Hotel estate and will I be able to taste the wine produced on the property?

While staying at Steenberg Hotel and Spa, you can choose from two excellent restaurants. Tryn, named after the bold and spirited 17th-century founder of the estate, is equally bold in its decor and flavors. This is where you will enjoy your hotel breakfast, and Tryn is also open for light lunches and offers a splendid dinner menu. You can choose to dine in one of the beautifully decorated rooms or on the sunny terrace with views of the gardens and vineyards. The second restaurant on the estate is Bistro Sixteen82, named after the year in which Steenberg was established. Popular with locals, the estate’s excellent wines are available to accompany an innovative menu using seasonal ingredients. Bistro Sixteen82 sits adjacent to Steenberg’s winery and tasting room and showcases a reflective water feature, indigenous garden, and breathtaking mountain and vineyard views. 

Key Facts

  • the hotel has two excellent restaurants – the equally sophisticated and delicious Bistro Sixteen82 and Tryn Restaurant
  • sip on a cocktail or a glass of Steenberg wine on the terrace of Tryn or Bistro Sixteen82 as the sun dips behind the mountains
  • innovative menus are accompanied by award-winning wine pairing at both restaurants on this historic and expansive vineyard estate

What is special?

  • it is possible to arrange in-room dining on your private terrace or lawn picnics on the grounds of the property
  • Bistro Sixteen82 has been recognized in the list of 20 of the World’s Best Winery Restaurants
  • while you dine at Tryn, children can play in the gardens, or amuse themselves with lawn games

What do the guests say?

  • breakfast in the Bistro started things off with breathtaking views across the impeccably kept gardens looking out onto the mountain range
  • restaurant Tryn is very hard to fault, with a superb menu and wine list
  • both dinner and breakfast at Tryn Restaurant were a gastronomic affair

Activities

What is there to do around the Steenberg Hotel? What types of activities are available within the estate?

Be sure to plan plenty of time at Steenberg Hotel and Spa because there are endless options of things to do in the area. On the estate itself, you have a choice of golf, wine tasting, spa treatments, delicious restaurants, biking routes, and nature trails. Cape Town’s city center is within a short drive, where you can explore the V&A Waterfront and food market, Table Mountain, excellent museums, the colorful Bo Kaap neighborhood and so much more. The Constantia wine route is at your fingertips, as well as pristine beaches such as Clifton and Camps Bay, and scenic drives along the southern Cape Peninsula.

Key Facts

  • Steenberg’s par-three, not-so-short 14th hole golf course, features the largest green in Africa at 76 meters in length
  • the hotel offers scheduled shuttle transfer to the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town and complimentary evening shuttle transfer to local restaurants within a 5km radius
  •  the estate is surrounded by scenic tour options of the western cape peninsula, from expansive beaches and hiking routes to picturesque boat trips and drives

What is special?

  • explore the 300-hectare farm on a complimentary mountain bike
  • hotel guests receive preferential rates & tee-off times at the Steenberg Golf Club
  • Steenberg’s classic wine tasting is included in your stay

What do the guests say?

  • there is so much to do in the area – we went for winetasting at several different wineries
  • the hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service to local restaurants, which is a lovely touch
  • the estate’s golf course is superb

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