Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa has a rich history dating back to the 1700s when the original Cape Dutch style farmstead was built. Over the years, a gradual transformation occurred, and today, Erinvale is one of the most well-known hotels in Somerset West. When the hotel was established in 1994, the unique heritage of the property was carefully preserved. Still, today, this truly magnificent Somerset West hotel is an ever-popular destination for local and foreign visitors alike. Location - Surrounded by the majestic Hottentots Holland Mountains and neighboring the magnificent Erinvale Golf Course and world-class wine estates, only 30 minutes from Cape Town International Airport and the perfect starting point explore the Garden Route.
The property boasts 56 tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens. The grand old oak trees tower above the original homestead, offering refreshing shade on the patio on warm summer days. The hotel’s elegant Seventeen07 restaurant and the Magnolia Social Dining Lounge, and the Oak Terrace are firm favorites when considering restaurants in Somerset West. Special celebrations are synonymous with Erinvale Hotel. The charming chapel on the hotel’s extensive grounds and five spacious, multi-functional function venues have witnessed countless memorable moments over the years, making this hotel in Somerset West a much-loved destination in the Heart of the Helderberg.
Rooms & Suites - Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa’s 56 en suite rooms, set amidst tranquil gardens and cobbled walkways, are exquisitely furnished and fully equipped with all the necessary commodities expected of a four-star hotel. The beautiful rooms boast spectacular views of the courtyard, filled with indigenous plants, and the magnificent mountain landscape of the Helderberg area.
Dining - "Magnolia Social Dining Lounge " - Epicurus once said, “We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.” This inspired us to revolutionize dining here at Magnolia Social Dining Lounge. Creating a comfortable and inviting space to enjoy interacting with others while sharing a sociable experience of Chef Stefan’s daring interpretation of humble snacks and the best regional fare. The cooking is seasonal and fresh, so it’s worth checking out the daily specials in addition to the bestsellers. Enjoy the mix of friendly service, delicious, affordable food, quality wine, and a laid-back atmosphere while coming to understand that life is about companionship. What better way to develop meaningful relationships than dining together?
"Oak Terrace'' - What better way to indulge in exquisite dinners, created by the very own Chef Stefan Bekker and his team of culinary experts, than to wine and dine under the beauty of the night sky? The terrace deck provides the perfect romantic ambiance for al fresco dinners on balmy evenings under the stars that perfectly complement the delectable items prepared by the dedicated chefs' experienced hands. Providing a selection of summer eats from various cultures that transport you on a journey of flavor discovery. The food philosophy of providing honest, generous, and flavourful food in this natural environment will make this dinner one to remember. Enjoy the festive atmosphere of live entertainment under the stars every Friday evening in the summertime during Feel Good Friday’s – the perfect way to celebrate the start of the weekend with family, friends, or colleagues. Join us for this unique dining experience under the old oak trees while being surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Helderberg nighttime sky: eat, drink and experience a taste journey uniquely provided at the Erinvale Estate Hotel and Spa.
"Seventeen07 Restaurant'' - The flagship Restaurant, Seventeen07, offers an intimate dining experience with a table d’hôte Menu delicately prepared by the Executive Chef Stefan Bekker and his dedicated team of chefs. Fresh seasonal produce from the fertile surrounding farmlands provides an ever-changing source of inspiration. The menu offers wholesome, quality seasonal fare that is deliciously uncomplicated, all complimented with award-winning wines from the adjoining Cape Winelands. The restaurant is steeped in historical prominence and is named to commemorate the historic date 1707. The date stands out in the Helderberg history. This was when the estate was liberated from the original governor’s estate, Vergelegen, after the sanctimonious demise of Willem Adrian van der Stel after he was ordered back to the Netherlands by the Dutch East Indian Trading Company. Being in the magnificent scenery of the Hottentots Holland expanse, Seventeen07 has the opportunity to showcase all its worth through the delicious meals prepared meticulously for you, the guest. *Please note that the Seventeen07 dinner menu is a rotating menu and is subject to change by Chef choice.
The Spa - Set among trees, overlooking a sparkling pool and majestic Helderberg Mountains in Somerset West, The Erinvale Estate Spa features four spacious treatment rooms, a steam room, and an indoor relaxation area with a heated whirlpool, outdoor pool, and patio. The Erinvale Estate Spa offers the latest comprehensive health and beauty treatments and techniques designed to rejuvenate weary bodies and minds, ideal for the traveler in need of relaxation. The Erinvale Spa experience perfectly complements any number of leisure activities at the hotel – a round of golf, a peaceful interlude during a conference, or an indulgent pre-wedding pampering session.
Therapies on offer are carefully chosen to create the perfect environment to combat stress and discomfort caused by urban life. The Erinvale Estate Spa offers guests a uniquely comprehensive treatment of mind, body, and spirit to invigorate the senses. Erinvale Estate Spa offers a wide range of reviving facials and massages, body treatments such as exfoliations, body wraps, manicures, pedicures, and waxing. The Erinvale Estate Spa offers world-class product ranges, including Babor, Mama Mio, TheraVine, and Theranaka.
Spa Facilities - Four treatment rooms include two couples rooms equipped with spa baths, a relaxation area with in door heated whirlpool, an Outdoor area with patio, pool and sunbathing loungers, Relaxation area.
"Erinvale Golf Course'' - The Gary Player-designed 18-hole golf course has fast become renowned throughout the golfing fraternity both locally and abroad. The impressive clubhouse provides all the appropriate amenities for golfers, including an outstanding Pro Shop. The hotel holds memberships at Erinvale Golf Club, and therefore can offer hotel guests preferential rates. Erinvale hosted the 1996 World Cup of Golf, where thirty-two participating nations competed. The international golfers found the course both a golfing challenge and visual delight. Erinvale also hosted the 2005 SAA Open, showcasing South African golfing talent. Besides Erinvale, the Cape has many other fine golf courses,
such as Stellenbosch, De Zalze, Arabella, Devonvale, and Pearl Valley.
Outdoor & Leisure - "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 steeped in rich culture and history. Rolling vineyards and quaint Cape Dutch homesteads await you, as well as award-winning wine farms offering some of the country’s best wines. The Winelands are divided into various 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.
''WhaleWatching in Hermanus'' - Approximately an hour from Somerset West is Hermanus's seaside town. 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 to calf their young and 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 Mossel Bay, George, Wilderness, Sedgefield, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, and Nature’s Valley.