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.


Outdoor & Leisure Activities

We are delighted to inform you that our in-house Concierge Service, can take care of any of the below trips for you or even tailor make excursions based on what you have read online or heard from friends who have visited South Africa before. Contact us on 021 847 1160 or send an email to for further information.

Guided Tours and Excursions

What better way to visit the highlights of this beautiful city and surrounding cape wine farms than with a local expert. Travel with Andre is a shuttle experience provided by a friendly professional tour guide as your driver. With an insider’s knowledge of the area and its history to make your trip safe, exclusive and memorable.

Please note that some package options could have a booking lead time.

 Click on each option to read more:

Stellenbosch Franschhoek Signature Wine Experience

Absolute Nature

Cape Peninsula Tour

Table Mountain City Tour

Visit the Wine Route

Wine lover or not, a visit to the Cape Winelands is an absolute must as the region is one of breathtaking vistas and majestic mountain backdrops while being steeped in rich culture and history. Rolling vineyards and quaint Cape Dutch homesteads await you, as well as award-wining wine farms offering some of the country’s best wines.

The winelands are divided into various different regions, each offering their own ‘wine route‘. The most popular and well-known are Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Wellington and Paarl.

Not to be forgotten are the highly acclaimed wine estates in the Constantia Valley. Also located in beautiful surroundings with stunning mountain backdrops, the Constantia Valley boasts some of the oldest estates and homesteads along with award winning wines.

Whale Watching in Hermanus

Approximately an hour from Somerset West is the seaside town of Hermanus. Hermanus is hailed as offering the best land based whale watching in the world. From May onwards Southern Right Whales pay homage to these warm, shallow waters in order to calf their young and to mate. The best time for whale watching is between August and November and at this time the bay is dotted with whales.

Exploring the Garden Route

No visit to the Western Cape is complete without at least a few days spent in the beautiful Garden Route region. The Garden Route includes stretches between the coastal town Mossel Bay and Nature’s Valley. The Garden Route is named after its lush greenery and the vast Tsitsikamma Forest. The coastal route includes the towns of Mossel Bay, George, Wilderness, Sedgefield, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley.

Interesting nearby Historical Towns to explore


  • Wine tasting
  • Cellar tours
  • Cheese tasting
  • Hillcrest Berry Farm


  • Wine Tasting
  • View Nelson Mandela’s former prison (Victor Verster)


  • Franschhoek historical village
  • Huguenot Memorial
  • Wine Tasting and Optional picnic in a wine farm
  • Helshoogte Pass

A Few Other Highlights in Cape Town

The Peninsula

  • Clifton & Camps bay
  • Twelve Apostles
  • Llandudno
  • Hout Bay
  • Chapmans Peak (if open)
  • Noordhoek
  • Ostrich viewing
  • Cape of Goodhope nature reserve
  • Cape Point
  • Penguin colony (optional)
  • Simons Town
  • Kalk bay
  • Muizenberg
  • False bay

Nearby Beaches and Watersports

The beautiful sandy beaches of Strand and Gordon`s Bay, just around the corner, is an outdoor and sports lovers’ paradise, offering something for everyone, be it sunbathing, swimming, surfing or sailing.