Erinvale general information

General Information

The award winning historic Cape Dutch hotel is set in the peaceful heart of the Helderberg, surrounded by majestic mountains and world acclaimed Wine Estates.

Erinvale rooms


The 56 superbly furnished rooms are a spacious rendering of the historic buildings, with modern en-suite bathrooms.

Seventeen07 restaurant

Seventeen 07

Seventeen07 presents a unique tribute to the culinary heritage of the Cape. With a romantic and elegant ambiance evoking a wonderful sense of heritage of this 300 year old estate.

Skelligs pub


The Irish-styled Pub offers a relaxed setting in which to enjoy a pint of tapped Guinness or a hearty meal.

Erinvale Conferencing


Our five air-conditioned conference venues can seat up to 250 guests. The venues offer an abundance of natural light.

Erinvale Weddings


Enjoy the ultimate setting with all inclusive offerings and catering options. The most exquisite venue for your most important day.

Erinvale Golf


The Gary Player designed Erinvale Golf course offers world class greens and is rated as one of the top 20 courses in South Africa.

Heart of the Helderberg

Heart of the Helderberg

Delight your senses on a journey through the historic Cape Winelands. Exquisite tasting experiences at the surrounding world renowned Estates of Vergelegen, Lourensford and Morgenster are on offer to discover and enjoy.

Erinvale outdoor & leisure activities

Outdoor & Leisure Activities

The hotel is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Cape Winelands, pristine Cape beaches, the famous Cape whale coast, and as a starting point to your journey to the Garden Route.

Erinvale Spa


The Erinvale Estate Spa offers a range of rejuvenating facials, massages and body treatments in an intimate and peaceful environment.

Erinvale hair boutique

Hair Boutique

A onsite hair salon is available for guests, offering a full host of services by professional stylists.

History of Erinvale Hotel

History of Erinvale Hotel

Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa is steeped in history, but the natural evolution that gradually transformed it from a modest Cape Dutch-style farmstead dating back to the 1700s into the elegant four-star boutique hotel of today has preserved the rich heritage of this property.

Erinvale Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

The Erinvale Estate Spa supports various responsible business practices including the Thembalitsha Foundation’s Graceland school situated directly opposite the hotel that caters for the underprivileged immediate community.

HS&V Hospitality Management

HS&V Hospitality Management

HS&V Hospitality Management provides hotels, restaurants and resort owners with turnkey management and marketing solutions.


Erinvale Refreshed

erinvaleloungelarge20090506102135If businesses don`t `innovate and change their hairstyles` like fashion icon David Beckham does every 18 months, they`ll drift into obscurity, claims futurologist Ian Yeoman, a specialist in travel and tourism. Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa in Somerset West is sporting a new `hairstyle` that will turn heads.

There`s been an `internal transformation` for this boutique hotel, acquired in 2007 by Louis Group Hotels, Spas & Vineyards, a division of Louis Group, one of the largest privately owned property, financial services and technology companies in SA.

The group spent some R3-million on the redecoration of the manor house, upgraded conference facilities and rethatching the hotel.

“The décor of the public areas had become somewhat dated,” says Louis Group Hotels, Spas & Vineyards MD Craig Seaman. “We decided to revamp the whole look and feel of this space with a modem yet sophisticated style. The choice of fabrics and artwork has been critical to achieve a balance between understated elegance and comfort. We`re very pleased with the result – the Cape country ethos of the hotel has been maintained, but with a fresher, more contemporary look. And we`re confident that guests will notice and appreciate the difference the refurbishment has made,” he says.

According to hotel GM Jean Paul van As, the purpose of the refurbishment was not merely to update the interior design of the public areas, but also to create a more sophisticated flow. “This required relocating the restaurant, which in turn allowed us the opportunity to totally re-invent the dining experience through the birth of Magnolia Restaurant.”

The restaurant serves contemporary local cuisine with a twist. The inspiration for the name `Magnolia` comes from the spectacular flowering magnolia trees on the hotel grounds, which also inspired the regal décor of the restaurant.

When Louis Group first purchased Erinvale, one of the initial upgrades was to the hotel bar, which became the popular Irish-styled Skelligs Pub. “The extension to Skelligs Pub transformed the previous hotel bar into a `gastro pub`, offering wholesome lunches and traditional pub dinners,” says Craig Seaman.

Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa also boasts an air-conditioned conference centre that can be divided into separate conference rooms. Combined, the facility can seat up to 250 cinema-style, with two breakaway rooms also available.

What used to be the old reception block – the new reception area is now situated in the Manor House – has been transformed into an additional conference and/or banqueting facility.


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