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Western Cape Hotel & Spa

The Western Cape Hotel & Spa is situated on the banks of the beautiful Bot River lagoon in Hermanus and bordered by the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, a declared Biosphere Reserve and a proposed World Heritage Site.

Located just a twenty-minute drive from whale watchers haven of Hermanus, The Western Cape Hotel and Spa boasts the internationally acclaimed AltiraSPA, home to the world-first African Rainforest Experience. The hotel also boasts an award-winning 18-hole Grand Championship Golf Course, ranked number two in South Africa.

The hotel, carefully designed to blend into the natural environment, is nestled on cascading banks that flow towards the estate's spectacular peninsula. All rooms offer tranquil vistas of the water, golf course or mountains. A total of 145 bedrooms offer exceptional accommodation designed to make your stay at the Western Cape Hotel & Spa comfortable, convenient and pleasurable. Spacious, equipped with the latest communications and entertainment systems and modern conveniences, the suites and rooms give the visitor both a luxurious retreat as well as efficient contact with the rest of the world - should you require it. All rooms have satellite television, direct ISDN lines for computer and fax machines and jacks for fax and modem facilities. A message-relay system and in-room control system complete your contact with the outside world.

A choice of two restaurants and five bars are at your disposal. Enjoy anything from a light snack to a sophisticated dinner, a cocktail or a nightcap in any of these venues with superb views to complete the ambience. Guests have a choice of fine dining in the award-winning Première Restaurant or the Jamani Restaurant, offering contemporary cuisine and the option of eating outside on the terrace.

Relax at the Western Cape Hotel & Spa, experience complete relief from stress, a tough game, a long night out, overwork, or just to pamper yourself. The Wellness Centre provides a wide variety of relaxing, toning, cures and beauty treatments in the healthiest possible way. Complete with sauna, steam bath, indoor-outdoor pool, hydro massage, aromatic grotto, fitness pavilion, thalasso centre and solarium, ionic chamber, thalasso-therapy, high propulsion shower, beauty salon, massages and hairdressing.

The Western Cape Hotel & Spa offers a range of activities including horse riding, mountain biking, canoeing or a visit to the nearby penguin breeding colony and with a dedicated children's programme, there is plenty for children to do. A firm favourite between June and December is whale watching from the Old Harbour in Hermanus, where Southern Right Whales frolic in the clear water just off the rocks.

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