If you are going on vacation during colder seasons your priorities will often change when it comes to accommodation. As you start looking for reliable amenities to warm yourself up, one of the best ways to stay warm is with a hot tub.

That is why we decided to write this list of our picks for the best wood fired hot tub accommodation Western Cape has to offer. We will also look at other sorts of hot tubs, but with load shedding constantly looming in South Africa, wood-fired hot tubs are a more reliable option. To ensure that you enjoy a relaxing vacation in warmth and comfort.

Wolwehoek Private Nature Reserve

tented glamping accommodation at the end of a dirt road, can see hot tub and solar panels amongst the surrounding fynbos.

First on our list of wood fired hot tub accommodation Western Cape has to offer is Wolwehoek Private Nature Reserve (WPNR). Located just outside the town of Montagu, about a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Cape Town. This nature reserve offers Leoperd’s Kloof Luxury camp down a secluded valley deep in the mountains. This is the ideal private hot tub accommodation for a romantic getaway with your significant other.

This luxury camp truly puts the glamour in glamping, with a lounge with a sofa and 2 armchairs. There is also a fully equipped kitchen including all cooking utensils. The unit has one bedroom with a small study nook and a king-size bed. Additionally, there is a pizza oven, braai area, outdoor shower, and super hammock to laze the day away. Of course, we wouldn’t forget the hot tub which is wood-fired so you can stay warm even without power. You are also almost guaranteed privacy as the nearest people are 4km away from the accommodation which is only accessible by 4×4. Unsurpassed privacy and majestic mountain views have earned this accommodation the top spot on our list.

Mount Ceder

beautiful accommodation up the side of a rocky river bank, better still it also has a hot tub

Next on our list of wood fired hot tub accommodation Western Cape has to offer is Mount Ceder. Located deep in the Cederberg mountain range there is no shortage of breathtaking views at this accommodation. Additionally, their houses are able to sleep at least 6 guests making it ideal for a getaway with friends or the whole family.

Mount Ceder has 4 houses that have some form of hot tub. These four houses are Klipbokkop, Blinkberg, Puntjie and Kareeboom. Each house sleeps six to eight guests with 2 or 3 bedrooms each. These units also have 2 or 3 bathrooms with bath and shower, a fully equipped kitchen, and air conditioning. There is also a lounge with an indoor fireplace and a balcony with a braai area. Two of these units have jacuzzis and two have wood-fired hot tubs. Either way, you are guaranteed a fantastic mountain getaway with a cosy hot tub for those cold evenings.

Buff and Fellow Eco Cabins

stylish contemporary eco pods alongside the farm dam, can see a hot tub on the ones balcony.

Next on our list of wood fired hot tub accommodation Western Cape has to offer are Buff and Fellow’s Eco Cabins. This eco-game farm is ideally located on the Garden Route just outside George. This is about a four-hour and forty-minute drive from Cape Town, but the distance is worth it. As this accommodation is arranged around a small dam overlooking the Outeniqua Mountains.

This game farm used old shipping containers to make stylish contemporary accommodations for the modern eco-conscious traveller. These units come in various sizes including eco pods, cabins, cabanas and coconuts. These sleep from 2 in the pods up to 6 guests in the coconut, there is also one cabana that can sleep 8. These units all come with an open plan kitchen and living area with a braai and patio area. There is also wifi to keep you connected while enjoying your holiday. All of these units include a wood fired hot tub to help you keep away the winter chill.

Orchard Stay

White farm cottage next to a river, with a fantastic hot tub or eco pool on the rivers bank

Last but certainly not least on our list of wood fired hot tub accommodation Western Cape has to offer is Orchard Stay. This accommodation is nestled amongst the local pear orchards just outside of Romansrivier. This is approximately an hour and a half drive outside of Cape Town making it ideal for a weekend getaway to reconnect with nature.

Orchard Stay is a self-catering accommodation that prioritises a return to nature. This is thanks to the lack of tv and emphasis on indoor-outdoor living achieved by its large fold-back doors. These open onto a covered wrap-around terrace allowing you to enjoy all the natural splendour. The accommodation has a fully equipped kitchen and covered built-in braai. This 2 bedroom farm cottage sleeps four and has a wonderful outdoor wood fired hot tub that is perfect for a night of stargazing.

These are our picks for the 4 best wood fired hot tub accommodation Western Cape has to offer. So the next time you are planning a holiday and are worried about the cold. Be sure to try one of these fantastic accommodations so you can have a relaxing holiday in a warm and cosy hot tub.

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