Welcome to the second installment of our toddler friendly Cape Town trip! After a few days in Franschoek, we made our way into Cape Town itself. I was really excited; partly because I love visiting my old stomping ground and partly because we were going to be staying at one of the most historical hotels in Cape Town, the gorgeous Cellars Hohenort, what a treat!
There is so much to tell you about Cellars Hohenort as it really has that much to offer. Situated in the beautiful and historical Constantia valley, the Cellars Hohenort has 51 rooms, each with an incredible view of either Table Mountain or of the wonderfully manicured gardens, both an absolute feast for the eyes. We stayed in a split level premier suite which was just perfect for our little family. If you missed the tour on my Instagram stories while we were staying there, let me give you a quick run down. On the ground floor was a really cozy lounge complete with a fireplace and television, this lead out to a private garden with loungers and an umbrella, perfect for Aria when she wanted to play! There was also a little kitchenette with all the amenities that one would need and it came in really handy when we had to make Aria’s morning and night time bottle. Plus there were some really yummy snacks and coffee! Upstairs was our really beautiful bedroom that had the most magnificent views over the gardens. The room was really massive and so the camp cot that was set up for Aria took up almost no space at all. If you were staying for a decent amount of time ,there is tons of cupboard space available. There was an en-suite bathroom and as expected, it was perfect. A massive bath (that we couldn’t use, sob!), a huge shower, luxurious fluffy robes and amenities for days! I loved how they really catered for Aria, they set out some bath/shower products for her, left a soft toy in her camp cot for her and even gave her her own robe!
There is so much to keep you occupied at the Cellars Hohenort; swimming, tennis, a spa, a boutique, world class restaurants and even lawn games! We didn’t have enough time to explore all of these but we did make a point of walking through the award winning gardens, they really are next level and I have serious garden envy now! There is a fragrant rose garden, picnic lawns, working veggie, citrus and herb gardens and the list goes on. The trees are magnificent and you could really spend hours and hours just strolling the acres that the Cellars Hohenort is built on.
We chose to go out for dinner with family that night, but you know how I feel about hotel breakfasts by now so I was really looking forward to the next mornings meal at The Conservatory. We sat on the terrace which was really lovely and completely surrounded by lush, green plants. There is also the option to sit inside, or out on the balcony overlooking the gardens. In terms of what is on offer, brace yourself because it’s a feast! We picked a little bit from the lovely buffet of cold meats, cheese, fruits, etc while we let some strong coffee wake us up. We ordered some food off the menu as well and it was absolutely delicious! Dan and I both opted for the French Toast which was incredible, and Aria was served some toast and pork sausages, one of her favourite breakfasts.
We were so incredibly sad to leave the Cellars Hohenort, and even though we only spent one night there, it really did have that home away from home feeling. The staff were so helpful and friendly, the gardens are magnificent and perfect for little ones to burn off some energy and the accomodation and food is world class.
If you are in Cape Town and looking for a little bit of luxe but have kiddies, I highly recommend the Cellars Hohenort, it was simply incredible.