Wildekrans Country House

Country Living in Elgin Valley

Wildekrans Country House 2022 Travelers Choice

A historic 1811 homestead situated in the village of Houw Hoek in the Western Cape

Wildekrans Country House is a historic 1811 homestead situated in the village of Houw Hoek in the Western Cape.

Overlooking a rambling garden that cascades to the river, and silhouetted by a rugged mountain backdrop, the house is furnished with antiques and contemporary South African art. Accommodation with breakfast and dinner is available as is a self-catering option.

All rooms have DSTV and WiFi. The homestead has three double rooms including a suite. A separate cottage alongside the homestead is perfect for families or travellers wanting kitchen facilities.

Quirky, burnished by the years, Wildekrans Country House offers a relaxing interlude away from the the daily grind of city life.

Just one hour from Cape Town it is an ideal weekend getaway, or extension to a Mother City visit.

Wildekrans Accommodation

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What people say about Wildekrans Country House

Taste of heaven

Spent two wonderful days at Wildekrans. Wish it had been longer. I had no idea how truly spectacular the setting is. Stepping out of the doors into beautiful gardens that frame mountain vistas is a truly restorative experience.
Staff show a consistent warmth and make the stay as comfortable as possible. Significant art and objects complement the experience.
Enjoyed the cooked to order breakfasts.
Would love to experience the setting at different times of the year.
Will be back.

Roger W
Dec 2022
Old world charm in a beautiful setting

A quick drive from Cape Town we were wowed by the old school charm, incredible service, fascinating artwork and scrumptious food at Wildekrans. We stayed at Wildekrans Country House for 3 nights whilst doing the Green Mountain Trail (highly recommended). The garden is tranquil, the kids had a ball exploring the pathways and artwork. Can’t wait for our next visit. A huge thank you to Alison, Annie, Rosie and Ursula

Paula d
Aug 2022

This delightful house is inhabited by angels, namely Rosie and Annie. They wrap you in love and spoiling from the minute you cross the threshold. Everything is delicious: the people, the food, the wine, the dogs, the cat, the garden, the views – simply put heaven on earth

Nicky Fitzgerald

We stayed at Wildekrans for two nights but that was far too short. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and cooked wonderful meals. We were treated to a lovely supper in the barn on Friday night. Such a lovely venue for an intimate dinner.
Our room was huge with a lounge and fireplace and a lovely view of the mountains in the distance.
Wildekrans is well situated to explore the Elgin region, with lots of wine farms and the Elgin Railway Market is a must for great food and drinks.
Although we didn’t have time to do this, I believe there are some lovely hiking trails from the house and surrounding areas.
Wildekrans Country House is a fabulous place for a quiet getaway

Craig Adams

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