Klein Oliphants Hoek is an elegant, sophisticated and comfortable boutique hotel with 8 elegantly decorated en-suite rooms, set in the heart of the Franschhoek village. Built as a mission station in 1888, a stay here will offer old-time chic and a touch of colonial splendour, combined with warm, personalised service. For guests looking for something extra special, there are suites with private pools or jacuzzi set in secluded courtyards.
After a day out exploring the many vineyards of the area, guests can sit on the veranda overlooking the beautiful rose and lavender scented garden surrounded by a magnificent view of the Franschhoek Mountains. The hotel is only a short walk from many of the town's best restaurants.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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Breakfast is included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Klein Oliphants Hoek Boutique Hotel can be included in you own dream holiday.
A Classic Adventure
Simbavati River Lodge
Timbavati Game Reserve
Ibhayi Town Lodge
The Rex Hotel
The Garden Route
Klein Oliphants Hoek
The Cape Winelands
Destination: South Africa.
This 14 night trip has all the ingredients of a classic South Africa adventure. Sip sundowners on evening safaris as the sun sinks over Kruger National Park, enjoy magnificent views of the Franschhoek mountains and blue lagoons, watch whales frolic in the bay, and end your trip in a hotel at Cape Town’s fabulous V&A Waterfront which offers a rich piece of history balanced with modern-day comfort.
This is a 14 night itinerary including Timbavati Game Reserve, Port Elizabeth, The Garden Route, Hermanus, The Cape Winelands and Cape Town.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Klein Oliphants Hoek Boutique Hotel Location.
Directions For Drivers
From Cape Town (via N1): Drive out of Cape Town on the N1 past Belville and Brackenfell turn-offs. Continue past the Winelands 1-Stop Engen petrol station as well as the first Stellenbosch turn-off after the petrol station. Take the next turn-off named Stellenbosch/Klapmuts and turn right at the stop on the R44.
Approximately 600m further, go over the 4-way stop. Shortly after the 4 way stop (+/-400m) turn left at the Franschhoek sign. Carry along this road for approximately 8 km until it ends at a T-junction at which you turn right to Franschhoek on the R45. This road will take you straight into Franschhoek (approximately 16 km further).
Follow the main street (Huguenot Street) towards the monument. At the Post Office turn left into Reservoir Street. Take the 2nd street right into Akademie Street. Residence Klein Oliphants Hoek is the 2nd building on your right.
From Cape Town (via N2): Drive out of Cape Town on the N2, and take the first Stellenbosch turn-off (Baden Powell Drive/R310) and keep on travelling to Stellenbosch. You will eventually pass the Spier Wine Estate (on your right) and a few kilometres after that, the road will end at a T-junction (approximately 13 km from the N2 turn-off).
Turn right at the T-junction and travel into Stellenbosch. You will pass over 3 traffic lights - keep to your left. The road ends at a T-junction at which you turn left. Pass over 3 traffic lights and shortly after the 3rd set, turn right at a set of lights at the Franschhoek/Idas Valley sign.
This road will take you over the mountain on the Helshoogte Pass, through Johannesdal and through Pniel and eventually ends at a T-junction (16 km from Stellenbosch). This T-junction is shortly after the Boschendal Wine Estate (which would have been on your right). Turn right at the T-junction onto the R45 to Franschhoek. This road will take you straight into Franschhoek (approximately 13 km further). Follow the directions as above.
From Hermanus/The Garden Route: Either follow the N2 to the Baden Powell Drive/R310 exit, and follow the directions as above OR you can take the more scenic route via the Franschhoek Pass - leave the N2 at the R43 towards Villiersdorp (16 km past Caledon) and follow this road to Villiersdorp. Turn left onto the R45, and after approximately 8 km turn right to stay on the R45 and go over the Franschhoek Pass to Franschhoek. Turn right into Huguenot Road (R45) at the Huguenot Monument. Turn right into Reservoir Street and follow the directions as above.
Guests expecting to arrive after 17:00 on the date of arrival are kindly requested to call the guest house to inform them about the late arrival as the rooms are only guaranteed until 17:00.
General Information For Guests
Each room has an en-suite bathroom, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, ceiling fan, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi internet access, a hair dryer, and a room safe.
In addition, the Hidden Missionary Room has a private splash pool and veranda/courtyard; and the Sundeck Jacuzzi Room has a private sundeck and heated jacuzzi with an outdoor shower.
The main guest lounge area has a bar, fireplace, complimentary Wi-Fi, a variety of board games and a library.
The bar has a good selection of wines, spirits, liqueurs and cigars, along with a sundowner cocktail menu (ask staff for any assistance and service).
There is secure complimentary parking and a main swimming pool at the property. A laundry service is also available (additional cost).
Major credit cards are accepted.
Residence Klein Oliphants Hoek has a NO SMOKING policy inside the building and in the bedrooms and bathrooms, according to South African Law. Smoking is possible on the veranda, patio, around the pool, in the garden or in the small separate cigar lounge/wine room.
It is advisable to pre-book dinner reservations in Franschhoek, especially between October and April. You can either do this directly via www.franschhoek-restaurants.co.za or otherwise please ask your Travel Butlers consultant for assistance.
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