Looking for vacation spots can sometimes be overwhelming, especially in the Western Cape, which has so many places to choose from. But stress no longer. We have listed some of the top accommodations for a mountain getaway Western Cape has to offer, that will most definitely be to your liking and satisfaction. Known for its beautiful mountain ranges such as Lions Head, Signal Hill, Chapman’s Peak, and Hawequas mountains in Wellington, the Western Cape is home to various breathtaking views of the most stunning mountains that will bring you an unforgettable experience. 

Copia Eco Cabins

An example of one of the eco cabins available at this accommodation, this is one of the best places for a mountain getaway Western Cape has to offer

Copia Eco Cabins convert old shipping containers into eco-friendly self-catering accommodation on a farm outside of Botrivier, about a 90-minute drive from Cape Town. Contemporary interior design, soft lighting and attention to detail make this mountain getaway in the Western Cape a perfect spot for your next romantic getaway with three shipping containers that overlook the entire Botrivier Valley. 

Each cabin also has its own wood-fired hot tub on the deck. Rates at Copia Eco Cabins start at R1950 per night, which comes with a fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, towels, crockery, barbecue equipment & more. This mountain getaway Western Cape has to offer is perfectly suited for 2 adults. Darren G left a review on Tripadvisor that said “BEST GETAWAY EVER. I honestly cannot recommend this place enough! Every detail so wonderfully thought out. So romantic, so comfortable, so brilliant! Thank you! Ice provided in freezer, copious amounts of wood provided, essential toiletries & amenities.” 

Camp Canoe, Franshhoek

a person sitting in a canoe by the wharf, with majestic mountain scenery in the background, this is another exemplary venue for a mountain getaway Western Cape has to offer

Camp Canoe is stationed on a beautiful peak of the Boschendal Wine Estate, a mere 45-minute drive from Cape Town. Here at this mountain getaway Western Cape has to offer where all your needs are met and the attention to detail is superb. All the tents are fully secluded and are equipped with a wood-fired hot tub on a gorgeous deck facing incredible views, a cosy fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen filled with smeg appliances. With many activities provided by Camp Canoe from going on a mountain bike adventure to relaxing with a wine tasting, Camp Canoe does it all. Rates start at R2800 per night. 

Hemel n Aarde Stud

An example of one of the accommodations at this venue for a mountain getaway Western Cape has to offer

Situated just a few kilometres inland from the picturesque town of Hermanus, Hemel n Aarde Stud is where luxury meets seclusion. Enjoying generally moderate temperatures and sea breezes in a climate that suits the growth of thoroughbred horses with multiple winners from modest opportunities. 

This mountain getaway Western Cape has to offer has units offering their own unique ambience and features, catering to a variety of tastes and preferences. Whether you are seeking a cosy romantic getaway or a peaceful solo escape, Hemel n Aarde Stud has something for everyone with rates starting at R1500 per night. Ecamph881342 left a review on TripAdvisor that said “A unique amazing experience, completely private with glass all round, views of mountains, green pastures, horses. Top quality linen and interiors, and your own private heated pool. Only few minutes to nearest vineyard and 20 min to the beautiful beaches of Hermanus.” 

Stonewood Mountain Cabin

a view of the lounge of one of their cabins with a deck with a spectacular view, just one example of what makes this a great venue for a mountain getaway Western Cape has to offer

Overlooking Farmland, fynbos and exquisite mountain views, Stonewood Mountain Cabin is tailored to couples, friends and families alike and is only an hour and a half drive from Cape Town. This rustic cabin can sleep up to 6 people in 2 comfortably furnished double bedrooms with one being upstairs and one downstairs and 2 single beds in communal spaces. 

This mountain getaway Western Cape has to offer is equipped with a spacious outdoor deck with a convenient gas braai and outdoor lounge set for admiring the views from the deck. Adventures such as hiking/mountain biking the mountains, swimming in the river, gin tasting at Monk’s gin or even animal petting at Fynbos Guest Farm & Animal Sanctuary, there are a lot of things to do around this cabin. The Cabin is entirely off-grid and runs entirely on solar panels. Rates start at R5600 for 2 nights. 

Aardts, De Rust 

40 km from George this mountain getaway in the Western Cape is perfectly suited for you if isolation and digital detox, combined with breathtaking views sounds like your ideal holiday. Equipped with a kitchen, outside shower, wood-fired hot tub and a boma braai area with incredible views that will leave you speechless. From the moment you get there, you will quickly realise that this is a one-of-a-kind mountain cabin. This cabin sleeps 2 guests so it is perfect for couples wishing to reconnect & take in all the romance this amazing place has to offer. Rates start at R1500 per night. When leaving this breathtaking mountain getaway in the Western Cape you will be wishing you could’ve stayed longer.

Mount Ceder Cottages

a covered patio with a heated hot tub on it and a stunning view, just one example of what makes this one of the best venues for a mountain getaway Western Cape has to offer

This self-catering mountain getaway in the Western Cape, a 3-hour drive from Cape Town, offers visitors a host of relaxing accommodation options and exciting activities in the Cederberg Mountains. Surrounded by stunning peaks it is located in a picturesque valley along the main route through the Cederberg Mountains. Here you can explore the wilderness with majestic vistas and spring flowers, go on a mountain bike ride adventure, explore hiking trails suitable for all ages or you can go for a swim in the river. 

You can sip a drink on your veranda and savour the natural beauty around you at this mountain getaway Western Cape has to offer. You can experience a 3-course meal at the Old Mill House restaurant with regional wines. This is the perfect escape where cherished memories can be made. Rates start at R1240 per night. Matilda B left a review on TripAdvisor that said “We spent a nice journey in this place. Lost in the middle of the mountain it was quiet and peaceful. We love our house, the Olieven. It was comfortable, the shower wonderful. Everybody was nice and friendly. We took the diner on the terrasse with the view on the mountain and the sunset. Only regret spending one night.”


Just an hour’s drive from Cape town on a working wine farm, Opstal is another perfect escape inland of the Boland mountains. This mountain getaway  Western Cape has to offer is nestled in the picturesque Slanghoek Valley with breathtaking views of vineyards, fynbos and mountains. Opstal is a place you’ll want to tell everyone about. Opstal created a smart yet homey environment with luxury interior design and amazing attention to detail like no other. Here you can enjoy walks on their hiking trails, you can go mountain biking, you can enjoy the on-site restaurant that serves breakfast, pizzas, dinner and Sunday lunch or the on-site wine tasting. Additionally, there is a “tractor-train” which is a vineyard ride with a picnic. Rates start at R1850 per night. 

Forest Whisper at Clifftop Houses

The view from the deck of this accommodation, demonstrating why this is a one of the best venues for a mountain getaway Western Cape has to offer

This mountain getaway in the Western Cape 5 hours drive from Cape Town emerges from the midst of lush indigenous forest overlooking the ocean, estuary, river and valley. The luxurious spaces cascade down the slope in split levels, built around and amongst trees. Peaceful, tranquil and mystical best describes this mountain getaway in the Western Cape. Have a picnic or braai in the forest boma or private bay whilst hearing birds sing their songs and spotting a few wildlife. Victoria Bay is a 10-minute drive where you can swim and surf or just take in the sun. For the golf players there is a golf course nearby. From June to November, you can experience an unforgettable event with whale-watching. This is a place where you will make memories that will last forever and you will want to stay forever once you arrive. Rates start at R2900 per house per day. 


No more stressing about where to go, no more waiting either. Book one of these mountain getaways in the Western Cape and start your unforgettable adventure. Soak up the sun, get more in tune with your wild side and remember to make memories along your journey. 

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