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.



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The Review:
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 Stel, Seventeen07 Restaurant evokes an aura of almost bygone class and stateliness. The beauty and formality of the restaurant is blended seamlessly with a team of knowledgeable, courteous, affable and friendly staff.

Dinner was buffet style, but not just any old buffet. Firstly it was a buffet of epic proportions, each and every dish meticulously prepared and originating from a plethora of countries along the spice route.

With dishes from as far afield as Afghanistan, India, Indonesia and Morocco, the choice was challenging to say the least, in a good way of course. The table literally groaned with what was truly a feast fit for royalty.

From the starter section of the buffet I chose the lamb chorba soup, hailing from Morocco, it was slightly piquant but delicious and the perfect way to start my meal on this rather chilly and exceedingly blustery Cape September evening.
The mingling of flavours in the soup was exquisite; it most certainly had my taste buds tingling.

I actually headed back to the starter buffet for a little of something else before I moved on to the main course buffet. Indonesian fresh corn fritters with coconut and coriander served with chilli sambal and lime as well as a few delicious beef strips.

The main course buffet choices were even more challenging than the starters, among them, lamb roghan josh, bobotie, beetroot and spicy carrot curry, I struggled somewhat with my decision, but eventually went for the chicken and lime tagine with some rice, couscous and a dash of pineapple chutney.

My goodness, the flavours were outrageously good. I rarely select chicken when I go out to eat, but the tagine was incredible. The chicken was moist and had absorbed all the surrounding flavours, spices and herbs, which gave it a flavour that was really a taste of paradise. It was a magnificently delicious dish. The pineapple chutney was so yummy; I wish I could have bought a jar.

I so appreciated the history of Seventeen07, the historic photographs on the wall, the authentic looking furniture and the sheer grace of the restaurant made for an experience that I will remember for a long while.

Speaking of remembering, the dessert is something I shall probably never forget. Again the choices were manifold, to be honest, I wanted every dish, but rather than be greedy, I am certainly going to have come back more than a few times to get my teeth into this lot. Home-made Turkish delight, koeksisters, baklava, chocolate Amarula mousse cake, date balls and that’s just a few of them. I chose the tipsy tart with custard.
And what a great choice it was, delightfully moist, not overly sweet, absolutely first class, actually world class.

Seventeen07 is a wonderfully stunning restaurant, the food is exceptional, the location is breath-taking and the service is up there with the best, not just in South Africa but internationally.

The whole buffet, from starter through to dessert is priced at R175, in my mind an absolute bargain. Seventeen07 comes with the highest of recommendation from me, you just have to visit. I shall most certainly be back, I just have to taste all those dishes I couldn`t manage in one visit.

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