Steenberg Hotel

The original owner of Steenberg, Catharina Ustings Ras was one of the most daring and controversial figures ever to settle at the Cape. After arriving in South African in 1662 from her former home in Lubeck, on the Baltic coast of Germany, she set out to create a new life for herself (marrying an amazing five husbands in the process.) In 1682 Catharina Michelse, also known as The Widow Ras, asked Simon van der Stel for a portion of ground at the foot of the Ou Kaapse Weg and he agreed to lease 25 morgen to her. After he became the owner of Groot Constantia in 1685, she asked him for a legal title deed and a mandate was granted to her in 1688 to “cultivate, to plough and to sow and also to possess “the farm below the stone mountain”.

The beautiful original buildings of Steenberg have been lovingly restored. The farms ‘Werf’ includes the circa 1740 Manor House, the Barn and the original wine cellar. The farmstead has been declared a National Monument.

Today, the Steenberg Hotel is an accredited five-star luxury boutique hotel with accommodation provided in 24 Heritage suites throughout the original Manor House and Barn House.


Catharina’s Restaurant - situated in the original winery and serves a fine table of contemporary South African cuisine. The highly acclaimed chef, Garth Almazan, ensures innovative five-star dining amidst ageless culture. Live jazz is played at the Sunday Buffet Luncheons.

Bistro Sixteen82 – this Bistro-steyl cellar door restaraunt and wine tasting venue is unlike any other in the Constantia Valley. Named for the year Steenberg was first established, the opulently chic interactive wine and food destination seamlessly complements Catharina’s fine dining experience.

Pool Bar - Relax on the comfortable pool loungers whilst taking in the breathtaking views of the Steenberg Mountains and beyond, drinks are served from this stylish poolside bar.


JD Pretorius was appointed as wine maker at Steenberg Vineyards in June 2009. He embodies the spirit of the new generation of winemakers, and with his fresh approach and infectious enthusiasm, has already greatly contributed to the success of the 2009 harvest.

The icon wines of Steenberg Vineyards are Magna Carta, our white Bordeaux style blend, Sauvignon Blanc, and Semillon. Other wines carrying the Steenberg label are Shiraz, Merlot, Nebbiolo and Steenberg Brut 1682 Méthode Cap Classique.

The Spa at Steenberg

Relax and unwind at the Spa at Steenberg. A multi-faceted therapeutic service is on offer in the spacious and comfortable treatment suites. The 90 minute ScenTao Hot Stone Therapy Massage is an unforgettable experience for any massage enthusiast. Various Golf treatment combinations are available.


The Manor House, Jonkershuis and the Barn, all National Monuments, have been carefully and lovingly restored and filled with traditional antiques in an elegant 17th-century settler style.

Accommodation here is offered in 21 en-suite rooms and three new Heritage Suites. The decor in all of the rooms and suites has very neutral and natural undertones and clean backdrop on which to highlight and feature some exquisite antiques furnishing.

Standard Rooms - these rooms are all individually decorated and have an en-suite bathroom.

9 Luxury Rooms – larger than the Standard Rooms, these comfortable rooms are all individually decorated and have an en-suite bathroom.

4 Superior Rooms - these spacious, individually decorated rooms have an en-suite bathroom and private patios.

2 Family Rooms - spacious, individually decorated rooms with en-suite bathroom with space for two adults sharing with two children only (12 years and under).

5 Premier Rooms – these spacious rooms with en-suite bathroom features a terrace overlooking the vineyards and golf course, the rooms are light and airy and have a predominantly white colour scheme plush oversized chairs in the seating areas encourage some down time, enjoying a good book.

The Heritage Suites at Steenberg Hotel offer magnificent views of Steenberg Vineyards, Golf Course and False Bay and embrace the 325 year history of Steenberg – the Cape’s oldest farm – as well as celebrating modern Steenberg by blending historical period antiques with sophisticated contemporary technology to create an exquisite, distinguished luxury to Steenberg.

1 Manor Suite – this beautiful suite features a traditional 4-poster bed, high dark wood ceilings and a private lounge with stunning Cape-colonial antique furniture.

1 Cincaut Suite – beautifully appointed, this spacious suite has an en-suite bathroom and private lounge with a terrace over-looking the vineyards and golf course.

1 Dutch East India Suite – this sophisticated 116m2 duplex suite boasts a living room and kitchen with open fireplace, bedroom and en-suite bathroom and opens onto a private terrace overlooking the vineyards. This suite is luxuriously appointed, with warm redwood beams running through the living areas that add to the warmth and personality of the room. The palette is pale off-whites and creams and there are gorgeous period antiques throughout.

1 Khoi Khoi Suite – this modern sophisticated 160m2 apartment features two en-suite bedrooms, a private lounge and kitchen with open fireplace and a guest toilet. This suite opens onto a private terrace overlooking the vineyards and hotel pool. The decor in this suite is predominantly off-white with light wood furnishings; it is a wonderfully light and airy space.

1 Cape Colonial Suite – elegantly decorated in classic Colonial style, this 166m2 suite features a spacious en-suite bedroom, a private lounge and dining room, open plan kitchen and separate guest toilet. The suite opens onto a terrace overlooking the vineyards and there is a private pool. This suite oozes warmth and comfort, with rich mahogany beams and antique mahogany furnishings against a cream backdrop.



  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Babysitting Service
  • Bar on the Premises
  • Fax
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Garden
  • Internet Access
  • Languages Spoken include English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, German, French
  • Laundry Service
  • No Pets Permitted
  • Off Street Parking
  • Parking Available
  • Photocopy Machine
  • Restaurant on the Premises
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
  • WiFi


  • Air-conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Charlotte Rhys Toiletries
  • Digital Safe
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Mini-Bar
  • Private patio (selected rooms)
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Wi-Fi


  • Butler service
  • Large work desk
  • Under-floor heating throughout
  • Original artwork
  • Genuine fireplace
  • Mirror TV in lounge
  • Complimentary refreshment bar
  • Flat screen TV in bedroom
  • Complimentary laundry service
  • Frette and Egyptian linen
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and internet service
  • Extra length & width king size bed
  • Personal fax and copying facilities
  • Charlotte Rhys extra-sized toiletries
  • Mini TV in bathroom
  • Audio entertainment system
  • Satellite TV
  • Ipod docking station
  • PC data and power outlets
  • Superb bathrooms with large separate tub and walk in showers


  • Bicycle Touring
  • Bird Watching
  • Climbing - Traditional
  • Fishing - Saltwater
  • Golf
  • Health & Fitness
  • Horse Riding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

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