Western Cape, South Africa
The Hideaways Club, Villa Arabella
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Villa Arabella lies within the gated Arabella Country Estate, featuring an 18-hole championship golf course which was rated number two in South Africa, and a five-star hotel boasting two fine-dining restaurants, spa and wellness center. While residing in this exclusive luxurious villa, you receive access to all the estate’s wonderful facilities and services. With spectacular views of the largest natural lagoon in South Africa and the mountains beyond, the villa is a dramatic, contemporary home, sun-drenched and swathed in vineyards.
The open-plan living area overlooking the pool and garden, features soaring timber ceilings, rustic-chic stone walls and floor-to-ceiling windows. Head outdoors and enjoy a beautiful meal outside on the pool terrace or relax on the spacious lounge and bar area, featuring contemporary sofas and tables. Sip a glass of perfectly chilled Sauvignon Blanc as you watch the sun set, listening to the wildlife in the lagoon for a truly unique experience.
When it’s time to call it a night, head upstairs to one of the bedrooms, all decorated in muted, earthy shades of cream and caramel with well-chosen African artwork. It is the perfect balance of peace and calm to give you a great night’s sleep, leaving you rejuvenated and ready to take on another day of adventure. There is a host of things to do in the immediate area including mountain biking, bird watching, hiking, sailing and trout fishing. The only problem? Finding the time to fit it all in.
4 Bedrooms8 People
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Arabella Country Estate, Western Cape
Pool open from mid-October until mid-May. Pool cover is provided, and members are asked to use the cover every evening for heater to be effective.
Members can arrange all activities, dining reservations and tours with The Hideaways Club Concierge after reserving a vacation. Explore some of the top “must-sees” and “must-dos” while visiting this exquisite destination, and if any appeal to you, be sure to contact the dedicated and knowledgeable concierge to inquire!
Restaurants & Cafes:
Jamani Restaurant - Jamani’s earthy, warm surroundings make this a very pleasant place to dine. With an extensive wine list and five-star menu, you can sit back and relax, assured that you will receive excellent meal.
Harbour Rock Sea Grill - Known by locals simply as "The Rock," the highly acclaimed menu, extensive South African wine list and fantastic atmosphere ensures its popularity. There is also a great sushi bar, led by an all-Chinese team of experts.
Baia - This chic restaurant and cocktail bar has quickly become a favorite among food and wine lovers. Serving up cutting-edge seafood dishes, the food is exquisite. Fabulous views can also be enjoyed if you dine on the terrace.
Kid's Club - Located on the Arabella Estate, you will find Balou’s Adventure Center. Here, they offer a Kid’s Club service, which provides a safe and engaging environment for your children to let off a little steam! Age appropriate activities include arts and crafts, board games, jungle gym, Legos, books, puzzles and computer games, while physical activities include tennis, golf, mini-cricket, scavenger hunts, volleyball and other competitions.
Kenilworth Karting - A brilliant indoor karting center with a Grand Prix circuit suitable for beginners and experienced karters alike. All the instructions will be given prior to racing.
Harold Porter Botanical Gardens - Harold Porter Botanical Gardens contain collections of plants which are used for display, scientific research and education. They are home to over 90 species of birds including the Cape Sugarbird, the Orange Breasted Sunbird and Protea seed eater. The collection of animals includes snakes, baboons and mongoose. Self-guided and organized tours are available, as well as picnic areas to give you time to relax and soak up your surroundings.
Places of Interest:
Kleinmond - The entire coastline is a paradise for outdoor-lovers, with many hiking trails and activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, river rafting and various sand and surf activities. Just 10 minutes from Arabella, this beach has recently been awarded a blue flag status, with lifeguards on duty in the high season. There is a large picnic area next to the lagoon with a children's playground, a cafe and restaurant serving breakfast and lunch.
Cape Point - Cape Point is a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park and a declared Natural World Heritage Site. The reserve is home to buck, baboons and Cape Mountain zebra as well as more than 250 species of birds.
Betty's Bay - Betty’s Bay offers sandy beaches and tranquil lagoons.
Arabella Golf Course - Enjoy the Arabella Golf Course right on your doorstep. This magnificent course has been received many awards and accolades during its short history, and deservedly so. As you approach the course, you are rewarded with beautiful surroundings and immaculate fairways. Its luxurious clubhouse with bar and halfway house is joined by a fully stocked pro shop.
Sailing - Always an experience to remember, sailing the waters of False Bay can be both relaxing and challenging. While relaxing on the spacious catamaran, be sure to look out for whales and dolphins.
Mountain Biking - A thrilling and active way to see and experience the wonderful sights, smells and sounds of the many paths and tracks. Follow the trail along the Palmiet River, where you escape into a marvelous serene setting, devoid of human habitation.
Arabella Spa - Located within the Arabella Hotel, this spa is second to none. Combining traditional and modern therapies, your mind, body and spirit have never had it so good. Whether you are looking for a tailored treatment or simply want to indulge in an hour or two of pampering, there is something to suit all needs.
Ginkgo Petite Spa - Like a jewel studded in the manicured gardens of The Arnos boutique hotel, this small spa is a delightful surprise. The anti-stress massages are exceptional.
The 12 Apostles Spa - An outstanding luxury spa at The 12 Apostles Hotel which offers a wide range of high-quality treatments, combining innovation and tradition in its utterly compelling menu. Share a hot stone or aromatherapy massage with your loved one from atop the Twelve Apostles Mountain in the spa's outdoor gazebo. The experience also comes with a meal of oysters, chocolate strawberries and sparkling wine.
Cage Diving with Sharks - Seal Island, off the Southern Cape, attracts one of the most prolific populations of great white sharks in the world. Despite their negative depiction in media, these are remarkably beautiful predators and are sure to leave a striking impact. Observe them through close-range surface viewing and cage diving.
Bee & Kai Honey Factory - A marvelously simple establishment offering honey, soaps, candles, creams and honeycomb sweets. Enjoy a tasting session as you experience the many varieties of flavored honey created in the factory.
Hermanus Village Square Shopping Center - The Village Square Shopping Center and piazza is located waterfront, in the central business district of Hermanus, overlooking Walker Bay and the Old Harbor. The quaint shops and boutiques offer local goods ranging from fashion to furniture and décor. With several coffee shops and excellent restaurants, you can easily enjoy a day in this delightful town.