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.



Historic Hotels Worldwide welcomes Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa

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 […]

TripAdvisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence Award

Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa has once again been awarded a 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. This marks 5 consecutive years of consistently exceeding our guests expectations! “Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at and we’d like to thank all of our past guests […]

Cape Town welcomes seasonal rains and an end to day zero

It is with great pleasure that we note the annual rains have started in Cape Town, rebuilding water supplies and tourism confidence. Now is the time for visitors to come to Cape Town! The water situation in Cape Town in the past few weeks has significantly improved. As of June the 11th, the Cape Town […] Outstanding Service Award

We are delighted to announce that Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa has received an Outstanding Service Award from Awards are presented to selected establishments who consistently achieve a high customer review rating in the following categories: Cleanliness, Facilities, Location, Rooms and of course Service. We pride ourselves on creating memorable experiences and offering authentic […]

Introducing our new “Handy” Travel Companion

Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa is excited to announce our new In Room Handy Smartphone – your personal companion for the full duration of your stay. Handy is your personal concierge and will enhance your experience whilst staying at our Hotel. It offers you: Unlimited local & international calls  Free internet access Latest Travel finds  Exclusive […]

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017 Award

Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa is delighted to announce that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award for 2017. For the sixth year in a row the hotel is recognized as a Top Performing hotel as reviewed by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site. The award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is […]

Water saving initiatives at Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa

The Cape Region and entire Western Cape are facing critical water shortages currently. At Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa we urge all our guests to assist us and to please use this valuable resource sparingly. The Hotel has implemented various water saving strategies to ensure our water consumption stays within the legal limits set out […]

Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa opens doors to new level of luxury

We are pleased to announce that the second phase of the complete overhaul of our luxurious hotel has been completed. Under the guidance of Swiss born General Manager Urs Kern, in collaboration with owner, Christian Elleke, the two-year revamping of both the hotel and conference centre was driven. The new rooms were designed by acclaimed […]

67 Minutes for Mandela Day with ECHO

Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa was honoured to support ECHO (Erinvale Care and Help Organisation) in support of Masikhule. Masikhule offers training, development and education for woman and children in early child development since 2005. We were also delighted to have Anel from Radio Helderberg 93.6FM broadcasting live from Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa for […]

Life as it should be, with Van Ryn’s Brandy at Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa

We are proud to present a South African star: Van Ryn’s Brandy. The proud lecagacy of Van Ryn’s started in 1845 with Cape brandy pioneer Jan van Ryn. The first international award for quality came in 1884. Van Ryn’s reputation for potstil brandies has grown into a range which exemplifies the crowning achievements of the […]

Los Gitanos lights up the stage on Feel Good Fridays

Popular Latin duo Los Gitanos has been entertaining our guests on the “Rio Carnival” themed evenings of Feel Good Fridays – held every Friday evening in Skelligs Pub at Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa. They recently received a write-up in the Helderberg Gazette: Read the full article here

Feeling good with “Music under the Stars”

Thank you to all our guests who have supported our charity drive during Feel Good Fridays “Music Under the Stars”. Your cover charge of R25 per person has raised R16 300,00 and has been donated to Little Angels.

Final rooms renovations at Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa during winter 2017

It is with great pleasure we announce that Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa will be undergoing further renovation to its rooms and courtyard area this winter season. The second and final phase of the room’s refurbishment will commence on Thursday 1st June and will be completed by 31st August 2017. The affected rooms will be […]

Erinvale Estate Hotel and Spa featured in Visio Stellenbosch

Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa are delighted to be featured in the Visio Stellenbosch Summer 2016 edition. Read the full article here

Erinvale Hour kicks off on Radio Helderberg

Erinvale Estate Hotel and Spa General Manager Urs Kern recently aired with the “Erinvale Hour” on Radio Helderberg. The hour long programme will be on air every Thursday from 16h00 – 17h00 until 30 August 2017 and is part of the Homerun broadcast (daily from 15h00 – 18h00) with Anele du Plessis on Radio Helderberg […]

Come and view our Refurbished Bedrooms

Somerset West has a new gem – Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa would like to extend an invitation to the local community to join us for coffee, tea or a glass of wine to view our beautiful new refurbished bedrooms and ballroom. Visit us on Friday, 7 October from 10h00 until 15h00 and Sunday, 9 […]

Refurbishment at Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa

It is with great pleasure that we officially announce that the Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa will be undergoing an extensive renovation to its rooms and conference centre this winter season. Natural evolution has preserved the rich heritage of this property which has gradually transformed from its origins as a portion of the Cape Governor’s […]

Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa Management interviewed on Radio Helderberg

Our General Manager, Urs Kern and Marketing Co-Ordinator Genine Mc Intyre were recently interviewed on local radio station Radio Helderberg, 93.6FM. Featured on the morning show with Mark and Danie, the team spoke about the upcomming Mother’s Day offerings at Seventeen07 Restaurant at Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa. Listen to the interview here

Erinvale Hotel & Spa hosts get-together to promote Tourism

Erinvale Hotel held a social evening on Friday 11th September 2015 to collaborate with local guest houses in the Helderberg area and the Local Tourism office. The evening was well enjoyed and most successful. Louresnford sponsored some of their top wines which was perfectly pared with the delicious snacks prepared by the Erinvale Chef. The […]

Cape Town ranks in the Top 10 Tripadvisor Best Destinations in the World 2015

Cape Town has once again been voted a top destination by the Tripadvisor Best Destinations in the World by ranking no 10 of the Top 25 Destinations in the World 2015. Traveller Comments read: “Picture-perfect views at Blaauwberg Beach and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens are within easy driving distance of “The Mother City.” The Cape […]

Erinvale Music Festival – Rocking the Helderberg for a good cause.

Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa hosted their first annual music festival on the 30th of May 2015 and what a spectacular day for staff and festival goers alike. It truly was something to be remembered  with mouth watering food, fine wine, beers & coffee and unforgettable music that came together to form one stunner of an […]

Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa Awarded 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

ERINVALE ESTATE HOTEL & SPA AWARDED 2015 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE Recognised as a Top Performing hotel as Reviewed by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site SOMERSET WEST – 20 May 2015 – the Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its […]

Elegant Dining at Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa

The 5th of May 2015 marks the start of a new and fresh take on all things food at Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa. We have taken an “out with the old, in with the new” approach to all our menus and have introduced new menu in our pristine Seventeen07 Restaurant and renowned Skelligs Pub. […]

Cape Town claims 3rd place in Conde Nast World’s Best Food Cities list

The Mother City has claimed bronze laurels yet again, this time in the foodie sphere as it was placed third in Condé Nast Traveler’s (CNT) the World’s Best Food Cities for 2014. This prestigious list is compiled by a board of seasoned CNT writers. The city beat Rome’s cannoli and Tokyo’s sushi, but fell to […]

HS&V Hospitality wins Offshore Excellence Award.

HS&V Hospitality Management is proud to announce that we have just been awarded Best Offshore Hotel Brand  by Offshore Excellence Awards in the United Kingdom. From law to accountancy, from engineering to industry assistance, The Offshore Excellence Awards recognise advancements, care, leadership and exceptional commitment to client support, commending teams across a variety of services […]

Vote for your favourite golf hotel.

Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa has been nominated for the World Golf Awards for 2015. Voters from across the golf hospitality industry are being invited to cast their ballots as voting opens ahead of the World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony. Help us win by voting for us!

Erinvale Spa welcomes Africology

Erinvale Spa, managed by Lurra Spa & Wellness, is proud to welcome Africology to our range of natural skincare products and treatments. At Lurra Spa we promote wholesomeness and wellbeing through nurturing, re-energising, revitalising and relaxation that becomes part of a routine and a way of life. Africology can be considered as the leading natural, […]

Commemorating Erinvale Golf Course’s 20th Anniversary

On sultry Sunday morning we kicked off The Festival of Golf in conjunction with Erinvale Golf Club to commemorate their 20th Anniversary. The Festival kicked off on Sunday with a Captain’s Open Day where female and male captains from all Western Province clubs were invited. Members who played in the first game of golf at Erinvale […]

Erinvale Estata Spa hosts annual Regulars Event

On Friday, 5 December 2014 the Erinvale Estate Spa welcomed its regulars to an elegant soiree! The evening was opened by Spa Manager, Lisa Quevedo followed by Mr Urs Kern, the General Manager of the Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa. Guests were spoiled to delicious hors d’oeuvres and surprise hampers samples from the leading product […]

Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa Launches New Terrace and Pub Menu

With summer around the corner, the Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa, has refreshed the Terrace and Skelligs Pub menu to incorporate seasonal produce and sensational tastes to please any palate. The new menu, available during lunch and dinner, showcases modern dishes expertly prepared by Chef Hansmann and her team. Be prepared to be blown away […]

Erinvale Hotel & Spa | A review by Tweetcritique

Erinvale Hotel and Spa, Western Cape Posted October 15, 2014 by Lionel Lelyveld Erinvale Hotel and Spa, Somerset West, Western Cape – 11 & 12/10/2014 A few minute’s drive outside of the Somerset West town centre, below the majestic Helderberg mountain range, nestled adjacent to the neatly manicured fairways and greens of the Erinvale Golf […]

Erinvale Spa & Thalgo Hosts Detox Workshop

On Friday, 26 September the Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa in collaboration with THALGO welcomed a group of ladies for a detox workshop. THALGO has become the uncontested name in the world of “Marine Beauty.” The company creates, manufactures and markets treatments, cosmetic products and marine-based nutritional supplements in more than 90 countries, for thalassotherapy […]

Celebrating National Women’s Day

On Saturday, 9 August 2014, the Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa in collaboration with LiG Magazine, Carmien Tea and Radio Helderberg hosted 120 ladies in celebration of National Women’s Day. The guest speaker, Carmen Niehaus, spoke about things she loves, things that inspire her and current food trends. She has been the food editor for Huisgenoot […]

Seventeen07 Launches New Winter Menu

Experience a taste journey of unforgettable flavours!  The hotel’s signature restaurant, Seventeen07, recently launched a new 5-course table d’hôte menu which includes a mouth-watering selection of dishes from Africa and the East.  The restaurant is named to commemorate the historic date 1707, when the estate was liberated from the original governor’s estate, Vergelegen, after the sanctimonious […]

Vincent Da Silva Life Size Andalucian Sculpture

The Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa is the proud new home of the ‘Life Size Andalucian’ by well known sculptor, Vincent Da Silva. Vincent Da Silva, a young artist from Cape Town, creates sculptures which are cast in bronze. The medium gives the work authority equally matched by the creative insights of this young artist. […]

The Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa Awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Recognised as a top performing hotel as reviewed by travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. […]


18 July 2013 is Mandela Day which is a call to action for individuals – for people everywhere – to take responsibility for changing the world into a better place, one small step at a time, just as Mr Mandela did for more than 67 years. The Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa approached the Erinvale […]


The Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa is proud to have assisted Elna Haasbroek, a part time employee at Erinvale`s sister hotel, The Devon Valley Hotel, in her Winter Warmer Project. Elna was overwhelmed by the need for school jerseys at two local schools – The Temperance Town Primary School in Gordons Bay and Macassar Primary […]


The Erinvale Hotel’s Loyalty card makes dining more rewarding. Visit the Seventeen07 Restaurant or Skelligs Pub, spend more than R100 and receive a stamp. Fill up the loyalty card and receive a complimentary dinner buffet for one at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Seventeen07. Along the way you will receive some rewards including a free glass […]


The Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa prides itself on its garden. Apart from the longstanding Camphor and Magonila trees; the garden also boasts some beautiful roses. Throughout the years, the Erinvale Hotel has been maintaining and adding to the selection of roses in all the different colours. In the corner of the estate, hidden behind […]


TweetCritique is the world’s first company that enables service and product providers an instant view of how they are perceived by their consumers and customers. Through the growing trend of Twitter, TweetCritique, @intertweEat, has evolved a real-time international platform based on subjects that are pertinent and interactive. The Review: Named to commemorate the historic date […]

At play up and down the Hottentots Holland foothills of Erinvale Estate

ERINVALE was the first golf and housing estate built in the Cape Town region. The course lies in the foothills of the Hottentots Holland mountains above Somerset West, with sweeping views down to the valley and False Bay. Its’ a great course where the first nine holes run along the flat and the second nine […]


TripAdvisor has awarded Erinvale Estate Hotel with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award, places Erinvale Estate Hotel in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, and is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from independent TripAdvisor travellers. To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall […]

Introducing Seventeen07 – our signature Restaurant

Experience a taste journey of unforgettable flavours! The Erinvale Estate Hotel and Spa is delighted to announce the opening of our new signature restaurant “Seventeen07”. The restaurant is named to commemorate the historic date 1707, when the estate was liberated from the original governor’s estate, Vergelegen, after the sanctimonious demise of Willem Adrian van der […]

Erinvale Spa launches new Mama Mio product range

Erinvale Spa recently held a ladies afternoon in support of breast cancer awareness month and to launch their new Mama Mio product range. The ladies were treated to pink bubbly, decadent cupcakes and guest speakers from Mama Mio, Vergelegen Medi–Clinic

Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa takes top award at INDABA 2010

Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa was awarded the AA Travel Guides American Express Accommodation “Best Luxury Hotel for 2010” at a glittering awards banquet held at Durban City Hall during INDABA, the major annual exhibition and showcase for Southern African tourism. “To win this award is a great achievement for Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa […]

Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa & Devon Valley Hotel, now members of SUMMIT Hotels & Resorts®

Your Preferred Destination It gives us great pleasure to announce that The Devon Valley Hotel and Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa have been appointed members of the prestigious Summit Hotels & Resorts, part of the Preferred Hotel Group. It is with much excitement that we embark on this new partnership and look forward to reaching […]

Edna Fourie exhibition launches at Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa

South African artist Edna Fourie, who lives and works from her remote farm in McGregor in the Western Cape, has launched her exclusive exhibition at Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa in Somerset West. Edna’s art will exhibit in the hotel’s Manor House, where guests and visitors to the hotel will be able to view a […]

Erinvale Estate Spa opens new world of wellness

Erinvale Estate Spa, listed in Top 100 Spas in Africa, is managed and operated by the Gingko Spa Group. Gingko operates a number of boutique wellness spas in South Africa, embracing a holistic approach to health and wellness. Erinvale Estate Spa now includes Nimue, the leader in scientific skincare, in its extensive range of carefully […]

Helen Zille speaks at function hosted by Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa

Democratic Alliance (DA) party leader and premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille, was the guest speaker at a SA-German Chamber of Commerce & Industry member luncheon. This prestigious event was hosted by Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa on September 30, 2009, which is part of the  Hotels, Spas & Vineyards collection of boutique hotels […]

Keith & Sarah get married at Erinvale – 22 March 09

Take a look at Keith & Sarah`s stunning wedding photos. It looks like they enjoyed their day! Congratulations from all at Erinvale.

Experience the Heart of the Helderberg

The Western Cape is subjected to some nasty weather during the gloomy winter months. However, locals and visitors wanting to break out of the winter ‘cabin fever’ still have a lot to choose from – especially on crisp, clear days when the clouds roll back and the already breathtaking Cape views are sharpened. One of […]


Fred and Fran`s got married at Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa. The 13th of June was a rainy day but with a couple so in love, great family and friends, good food and a gorgeous setting nothing could ruin their special day.

Erinvale Refreshed

If 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 […]