100 Small Romantic
Hotels & Places

Come discover 100 of the most romantic small hotels and places in the world.


Romantic Places in South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

Established as a supply depot in 1625 by the Dutch East India Company, Sir Francis Drake called it “the fairest cape in the whole circumference of the world.” It now includes coastal communities, sheltered beaches, middle class suburbs and a premier wine growing region.

Cellars Hohenort Hotel

93 Brommersvlei Rd,Ellerman House Constantia, South Africa

A l7th century hotel set in a suburb of Cape Town, in the center of the wine country.

T: +27-21 794 2137. 55 rooms. US$ 225 ­

Ellerman House

180 Kloof Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Aftrica

An historic landmark high above Bantry Bay, with refined decor and paintings by 18th and 19th century local masters. It also has a private contemporary art gallery open only to hotel guests, by appointment.

T: +27-21 439 9182. 11 rooms. US$ 650-

Mount Nelson Hotel

76 Orange St, Cape Town, South Africa

Stands on 7 acres of parkland at foot of Table Mountain.

T: +27-21 794 7601. 220 rooms. US$ 465-

Hunter’s Country House

Plettenberg Bay, Cape Province, South Africa

English country look with dark wooden furniture, gold fleur-de-lis stencils on the wall and a baronial dining room. Stay in thatched cottages shaded by oaks, palms and yellowwoods.

T: +27 44 532 7818. 23 rooms. US$ 212-

Hawksmoor House at Matjieskuil Farm

Elsenburg 7607, Cape Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa

Set among vineyards with views of Table Mountain, this vineyard estate Cape Dutch house has rooms stylishly outfitted with furnishings from the owner’s antique business.

T: +27 21 884 4815. 14 rooms. US$ 214-


Drakenstein Valley, Cape Winelands, Simondium, South Africa

Founded in 1690 to provide provisions to ships sailing the Cape of Good Hope enroute to India, this 500 acre farm was stylishly updated in 2010 by the owners, a magazine editor and her media magnate husband.  The farm is located 33 miles northeast of Cape Town.

T:+ 27 (0) 84 275 1243.  22 rooms. US$ 260-