Places We Love: Steenberg Hotel and Golf Estate

The five-star Steenberg Hotel is situated on Cape Town’s oldest farm, only twenty minutes away from the Cape Town city centre and the famous Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in South Africa’s Western Province. The luxurious resort is set in the lush and tranquil Constantia Valley, which is well-known for its exclusive wine estates, including Klein Constantia and Groot Constantia. Steenberg’s historic buildings, which date back to 1682, were restored and had been declared a National Monument. At the estate, the traditions and elegance of the 17th century are combined harmoniously with the luxuries of the modern age.

The hotel features 21 en-suite hotel rooms and 3 Heritage Suites. The Manor House, Jonkershuis and the Barn at Steenberg, which date back to 1682, have been declared a National Monument. These were lovingly refurbished and decorated with elegant antiques. The Premier Rooms at the Hotel feature a modern decor with open plan spaces and terraces from where vineyard or golf course views can be enjoyed. Most of the rooms at the rooms offer private patios.

Room amenities:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Private patio (selected rooms)
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • Mini-bar
  • Digital safe
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Bathrobes


The elegant dining, award-winning Catharina’s Restaurant features a contemporary look while affording guests magnificent views of False Bay, the surrounding Steenberg Mountains, and the lush vineyards. Talented and inventive chefs prepare sophisticated modern South African cuisine. The excellence of the delicious meals and the excellent wines that complement the dishes make for an unforgettable dining experience.

The Golf Course

The exclusive, private Golf Club is in the Cape Town suburb of Tokai. This prestigious golf course attracts golfers who are looking for a unique, challenging and extraordinary golfing experience.

Famous for its hybrid plan, the golf course features the par-three, 14th hole, which is the most abundant green in Africa at 76 meters in length. Indigenous shrubs surround the grass, and the mound has been shaped to reflect the unique mountain range behind. The award-winning Steenberg Golf Estate has always been named one of the best golf courses in South Africa Golf Digest’s annual Top 100, consistent with its improvement each year.

Health and Beauty Spa

The Spa is operated by the Ginkgo Spa & Wellness Group, reflects an exclusive ambience that is earthy and relaxing. The 90-minute ScenTao Hot Stone Therapy Massage offers an unforgettable spa experience for the massage enthusiast. Another highly recommended spa treatment is the Elixir, the Ginkgo signature therapeutic massage that includes five different techniques using traditional touch therapies.

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