Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa

Somerset West, Western Cape

1 Erinvale Avenue
Somerset West, Western Cape 7130
South Africa
At A Glance
Historic Hotels of the World Lifestyle
Opened 1994
Renovated 2019
Guest Rooms 56
Suites 7
Hotel Rooms 49
Check in 2:00 PM
Check out 11:00 AM
Smoking rooms No
Pets allowed No
Self parking Free
Seasonal Rates: High Low Shoulder
Number of Meeting Rooms 5
Ideal Group Size 90
Max Group Size 112


Resort Fee Incl.
Room Tax Incl.
Sales Tax Incl.

Airport Proximity

Cape Town International Airport
30 min 22 miles (35 km)
Meeting Space
Secretarial Services
Wireless Internet
Transfers Available
Audiovisual Equipment
24-hour Reception
Breakaway Venues
Team Building
Air-conditioned divisible venues
PA System
Erinvale Estate Spa
Erinvale Golf Club
2 Outdoor pools
Hair Boutique
Rose Garden
Wine Tastings at neighboring farms
Beer tasting at neighboring farms
Music evenings on Friday nights
Helderberg Nature Reserve
Sunday Summer Markets
Shopping at Somerset Mall
Cape Town
Clifton Beach
Erinvale Golf Course
Strand Beach
Table Mountain
V and A Waterfront
Helderberg Nature Reserve
Sea Point
Dining, Food & Beverage
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Seventeen07 Restaurant
Table d’hôte Menu
Skelligs Pub
Irish Pub Style
F&B Averages:
Breakfast Buffet R235 Cont. N/A
Lunch Buffet R350 Plated R350
Dinner Buffet R450 Plated R450
Coffee Break R120
2-Hour Open Bar On-consumption
Meeting Space
Largest Meeting Room 722 ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 3,627 ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 3,627 ft²
Capacity Chart
Birch 904 N/A 10 20 40 60 80 20 20 15 0
Camphor 1 775 N/A 10 45 65 50 80 20 25 20 0
Camphor 1,2 1,561 N/A 10 70 130 120 150 30 40 30 0
Camphor 1,2,3 2,368 N/A 10 150 190 160 190 40 50 40 0
Oak 355 N/A 10 10 30 0 30 15 10 10 0
Temporary Closure of our Premises
Posted March 24, 2020
Temporary Closure of our Premises

Dear Valued Guest,

In line with the nationwide lockdown requested by President Cyril Ramaphosa for all South African citizens and including all non-essential businesses we would like to advise our guests that our Hotel will be closed from Thursday 26 March for 21 days until Thursday 16 April 2020.

Please note that during this time our phone lines will still be manned and any e-mails will still be answered – should you have any questions or need our assistance on making or moving future reservations. Please contact us:

Tel: +27 (0) 21 847 1160


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Food and Beverage:


We commend President Ramaphosa for making these very difficult decisions for the safety of our nation, as we attempt together to flatten the curve of the Coronavirus (COVID 19) by staying at home and not becoming infected or spread the infection. We ask you all to – stay safe, act responsibly, don’t panic and stay hopeful. We are #StrongerTogether but just in our separate homes for now.

We look forward to welcoming you all back again soon to experience our warm Hospitality!
Magnolia Social Dining Lounge Opens at Erinvale Hotel and Spa
Posted October 31, 2019

Magnolia Social Dining Lounge has opened its doors at the Erinvale Estate Hotel and Spa, adding a third restaurant offering to our prestigious property. With bespoke custom-made pieces and soft ambient lighting, Interior Designer, Clinton Savage, has created an interior that promises to offer diners a visual sensory delight. The newly designed restaurant aims to add an innovative, modern and interactive touch to Chef Stefan Bekker’s exciting culinary combinations.

Emerald green and burnt orange are the focal palettes of the interior, and combined with the bespoke lighting and hexagonal brass fittings they work together resulting in an informal social dining club – a beautifully redesigned space with a bold and unique identity.

Chef Stefan Bekker believes that food should be an experience that is remembered – more than just a simple wholesome meal. Stefan and his team have carefully conceptualised an innovative small plated menu offering dishes including dressed oysters, camembert fondues, beef fillet and prawn risotto – a varied menu combing modern food with the comfort of old-world flavours.

“We are delighted to reveal Magnolia Social Dining Lounge, a striking modern twist to our current offering, and reviving the social dining concept again, as we believe this will be an exciting new hospitality trend for our guests to enjoy.” says Urs Kern, the Swiss born General Manager of Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa.

Magnolia Social Dining Lounge is the perfect destination for diners to enjoy relaxed, casual eating.

Magnolia Social Dining Lounge is open daily from 11h00 – 23h00. No reservations required. Visit for more information and menus.
Heritage is our Buzzword Right Now!
Posted April 1, 2019

We are the first hotel in South Africa to be included in the Historic Hotels Worldwide Collection. We want YOU to CELEBRATE with us and WIN!
It’s easy to be included – just send us your HEIRLOOM family recipes passed from generation to generation. Stand a chance to WIN fantastic prizes and for your family food memories to be included in our first Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa Recipe Book.To share you recipe, submit it here, contact Solitaire on +27 21 847 1160 or email
Historic Hotels Worldwide welcomes Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa
Posted February 6, 2019
We are delighted to announce that we have been accepted to join the prestigious portfolio of Historic Hotels Worldwide, the first inducted destination in South Africa! We are truly honoured to have been selected and look forward to getting to know and enjoying our new global family.

Historic Hotels Worldwide is an official programme of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (in USA) representing the finest global collection of historic hotels in more than 30 countries. The focus is to promote heritage and cultural travel to prestigious historic treasures. Hotels inducted are authentic historic treasures that demonstrate historic preservation and celebrate historic significance. Embracing luxury hotel brands, chains, collections, and the finest independent historic hotels, participation is limited to distinctive historic hotels that adhere to the following criteria:

• The hotel building’s age is a minimum of 75 years or older.
• It is historically relevant as a significant location with a historic district, historically significant landmark, place of a historic event, former home of a famous person, or historic city centre.
• The hotel celebrates its history by showcasing memorabilia, artwork, photography, and other examples of its historic significance.
• The hotel is recognised by national preservation or a heritage building organisation.
• The hotel is located within a UNESCO World Heritage Site OR presently used as a historic hotel.

The Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa certainly meets the above criteria, boasting a fascinating history spanning three centuries. Below a condensed timeline of ownership, construction and renovations:

• Willem Adriaan van der Stel succeeded his father Simon as Governor of the Cape and acquired 413 morgen of land in the Hottentots Holland valley. He called the farm ‘Vergelegen’. The giant camphor trees in the Vergelegen and Erinvale gardens and many oaks he imported are still in the area nearly 300 years later.
• 1707: Van der Stel’s virtual control over food supply did not endear him to the free burgers. A petition was brought against him for misconduct and corrupt practices. As a result, he was recalled to Holland, his estate confiscated and sold by auction. The area northwest of the river was bought by Jacobus van der Heiden and later divided into three portions: one of which is mostly Lourensford, the second became Vrede-en-Hoop and Oakwood (now part of Lourensford) and the third portion is now called Erinvale. The nucleus of the latter area was initially called ‘Welgelegen’ and ownership passed through many Cape families.
• 1817: The original homestead is believed to have been built by Helena Munnik.
• 1868: Edward Strangman, an Irishman, bought the property and changed the name in memory of his home country to ‘Erin Vale’ (Irish Valley). Edward’s son, Frederick, passed the farm on to his two daughters Doreen and Kathleen in 1942.
• 1951: The old home was demolished by Doreen and Kathleen Strangman, after a fire. The existing Manor House was rebuilt on part of the foundations of the original homestead. The only part now identifiable is the original chimney of the old kitchen. The L-shaped thatched rooms were constructed within the footprint of the original stables and the Georgian-style block was built within the footprint of the original stable barn. Our smaller conference centre used to be the old tractor shed. Our main conference centre was the old pigsty. These original structures are over 300 years old and contribute to the historical claim of the property.
• 1989: David Gant bought the farm and the Erin Vale farmhouse was sold to Peter Baragwanath.
• 1990: Municipal permission was granted for the development of the golf estate.
• 1994: The Erinvale Estate Hotel was established in November 1994.

We are extremely excited to depart on what we’re confident will be a beautiful and mutually rewarding journey with Historic Hotels Worldwide, proudly preserving and celebrating the collective heritage of magnificent establishments in diverse locations all across the globe.