An eco hotel, or a green hotel, is an environmentally sustainable hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the natural environment and Eco-Friendly Hotel in Cape Town are considered excellent place to hang out for a couple of nights in Cape Town and then beyond in South Africa.

South Africa’s most populous and intimidating city has been named its most environmentally friendly. … In news that might surprise some, South Africa’s densely populated financial capital, Johannesburg, has been declared the country’s most environmentally friendly metro area in an annual government-run competition.
Cape Town has recently been named one of the world’s most ecofriendly travel destinations in a Tourlane survey. … Cape Town is the only South African country on the list at number 41 in the world for best eco-travel.


1. Vineyard Hotel 4* – Eco-Friendly Hotel in Cape Town

Vineyard Hotel

Situated on the banks of the Liesbeek River in Newlands, Vineyard Hotel offers rooms with garden or Table Mountain views.

It features a pool and is a 10-minute drive to the centre of Cape Town.

Vineyard Hotel is decorated with artworks by leading South African artists. All rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar, and tea and coffee making facilities. Some rooms have a private balcony or patio.

Video Review of Vineyard Hotel

Guests can savour award-winning gourmet dishes at Vineyard Hotel’s restaurants. Square Restaurant features a magnificent glass roof.

Guests can get a variety of health and beauty treatments at Angsana Spa, which also offers traditional handicrafts, home furnishings, and unique gifts.

Vineyard Hotel’s state-of-the-art Health and Fitness Centre features a well-equipped gym and an indoor pool.

Wine tasting is available every Monday evening.

Why You Should Book Vineyard Hotel

Set on a 7-acre estate on the banks of the Liesbeek River, this upmarket hotel is 4 km from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and 17 km from Table Mountain.

Airy, modern rooms with mountain or garden views offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee making facilities.

Some rooms have patios or balconies, and suites add sitting areas. The 2-bedroom cottages feature kitchens and dining areas.

Parking is complimentary. Dining options include 2 polished restaurants and a cafe.

Other amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, a spa and a fitness centre, as well as 6 meeting rooms. Guided garden walks are offered for a fee.

Cape Town visitors, The Vineyard offers 211 luxury accommodation options, restaurants, spa , fitness centre, indoor (heated) and outdoor swimming pool, free wireless internet, as well as a top-rated conference and functions venue.

Set in an idyllic 8-acre garden estate on Table Mountain’s eastern slopes, close to the airport and the city.

A preferred 4-star hotel for discerning Cape Town visitors, The Vineyard offers 211 luxury accommodation options, restaurants, spa , fitness centre, indoor (heated) and outdoor swimming pool, free wireless internet, as well as a top-rated conference and functions venue.
Set in an idyllic 8-acre garden estate on Table Mountain’s eastern slopes, close to the airport and the city.

At the bottom of table mountain with a wonderful garden, or better park.

Eco oriented hotel, just 3 floors. Great architecture combining old and new. Lovely rooms. Great food. Sometimes the staff could get a bit more supervision.

But all extremely friendly. November in Cape Town, ever again in that beautiful place.

I had a truly comfortable room, with excellent amenities and access to good food and drinks on the terrace in the evenings.

The grounds are full of interesting wildlife, including froggy choruses at night.

The views of the Lion’s Head and the quiet setting make it a must for any traveller.

On top of all this, it has an eco commitment and funds social project, for example educational and environmental concerns.

The service was kind, friendly and prompt, and the breakfast exceptional.

The Vineyard Hotel and Spa in Newlands, Cape Town is one of the nicest and well priced hotel in Cape Town.

I live in Johannesburg and whenever I travel down to Cape Town, I try to stay at that hotel.

Nestled at the foot of the west end of Table Mountain, it’s grounds are beautiful and Eco-friendly, it has the best spa, and the rooms, even the standard rooms are great.

They are large, spacious, clean and well appointed.

I have recently stayed there for a weekend and I found it up to it’s normal standard. it might not be in the heart of the throbbing centre of the city (the V&A Waterfront) but it is a 15 minute drive to there.

It is in the quiet suburb of Newlands, and for any rugby fan, right next to the famous Newlands Rugby stadium.

They have 3 great restaurants and the food is consistently good. I would recommend anyone looking for a nice peaceful hotel which is vey central, to stay at the Vineyard Hotel.

Why You Should NOT Book Vineyard Hotel

So we love visiting the vineyard for breakfast. They have amazing eggs benedict.

Friendly service when we go there for the occasional breakfast treat. So on the 16th December we decided to book a night for our anniversary.

Room was fine etc… But at the breakfast table… Staff pay attention to certain guests only. We were kept waiting

Eventually when our waiter came, she made snide comments about other staff members “not being the brightest“. That comment was uncalled for and guests shouldn’t be part of staff squabbles.

Please treat ALL your guests equally. Its seems service generally is South Africa lacks so much structure when hotels are fully booked.

Staff work under duress, unfriendly and carry on like headless chickens…was rather disappointed.

Eco-Friendly Hotel in Cape Town
Eco-Friendly Hotel in Cape Town

How much does a room costs at Vineyard Hotel?

Prices start 305$/night for Courtyard Facing Superior Room. The Deluxe Apartment
is 763$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

Facing the courtyard garden, this contemporary styled room features a Nespresso coffee station and en-suite bathroom with bath and separate shower.

Some of the rooms have interleading rooms available.

Where to book online– Vineyard Hotel – Eco Friendly Hotels Cape Town you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in South Africa during Cape Town Minstrel Carnival which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in South Africa on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Antrim Villa 4* – Eco-Friendly Hotel in Cape Town

Antrim Villa

Antrim Villa is set in a renovated 17th-century farmhouse at the foot of Signal Hill. Its tropical garden has an outdoor pool and a sun-lounger terrace. Some rooms have views of the pool.

Rooms at Antrim Villa are decorated in natural earth tones. Each has a private, modern bathroom and some have a mosaic-tiled shower.

All are fitted with heating and a fan. Most rooms have original pine flooring.

Clifton Beach and Camps Bay Beach are a 10-minute drive away. The V&A Waterfront is a 30-minute walk from Antrim Villa.

Video Review of Antrim Villa Cape Town

In a late 1800s villa with a stucco facade, this chic guest house fronts a residential street in Three Anchor Bay.

It’s an 8-minute walk from the seafront promenade, 1.3 km from Cape Town Stadium and 3 km from the shops of the V & A Waterfront.

Why You Should Book Antrim Villa Cape Town

Airy rooms in subdued nautical themes are accented with natural materials like bamboo, and feature high ceilings and wooden floors.

All come with free WiFi, fans and en suite bathrooms. Upgraded rooms add flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and mini fridges.

Amenities include an outdoor saltwater pool, a sundeck and a guest lounge with a fireplace, as well as a self-service bar. Off-street parking is provided.

Antrim Villa is a wonderful old house built in the late 1800s. Its charm comes from the Victorian style with high ceilings, well kept stuccos, and the original pine flooring.
The Villa’s style is Afro Scandinavian accentuated with materials like sisal, bamboo and linen. Therefore the interior has a neutral organic colour palette.
The serene garden with sun beds, citrus trees holds a large blue saltwater pool.
The house is located in Green Point, a 5 minute walk to the beach promenade and a 15 minute walk to the new stadium.
The Villa has two types of rooms; standard rooms and luxury rooms.
Each room has en-suite bathrooms, safes, fans and heaters. The luxury rooms have iPod docking stations and mini-fridges as well.
Among the guest house amenities guests will find free Internet access at a working station with a laptop and printer and a honesty bar.
Wireless internet is free. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and fresh fruit are complementary and can be enjoyed at all times.
Comfortable and eco-friendly, no AC but a fan and the location made it comfortable.
Great staff and a wonderful breakfast selection.
Staff very helpful with insights and recommendations. Great location a block of a major drive across from the football stadium.
Walkable to V&A waterfront or short Uber. Very close to the promenade for a walk or run.
A Beautiful eco-driven guesthouse. Good comfort and Very friendly and service-driven staff. Breakfast is very complete and delicious.
Good information about do’s and don’ts of Cape Town.
Relation with Very Good taxi Company. Our perfect stay for a few days in Cape Town.
The room was extremely comfortable, with a great bed, very swish bathroom and great toiletries.
I found one PowerPoint to charge my devices (UK plug), and there was a wall heater which I used, as the night was a little chilly.
There are a lot of notices posted around the room to remind you of its Eco-friendly principles, which reminded me a bit of the YMCA!
Breakfast is a communal affair around a lovely big farm table, and what a breakfast!
Homemade bread, freshly baked muffins, homemade muesli, great coffee, eggs made to order….a really sumptuous spread.
The Villa is situated at Green Point, near the big stadium, and is very close to the center area of Cape Town, but you would be in for a bit of a walk.
I would advise a taxi to get there. There is a small swimming pool, a comfortable lounge and outside seating area, a communal laundry and parking onsite.
The owners are lovely and friendly, and I regretted I was only staying for a short while. If you are in the mood for a cozy, comfy, intimate place to stay then this is a good bet.
This is a lovely little place. We stayed in the studio apartment for 2 weeks. It’s a decent size, simply but nicely done with a fully equipped kitchen.
The location is also great – nice neighbourhood, close enough to most places and very near the Sea Point Promenade.
There are a number of restaurants and grocery stores within 10-15 minutes walking distance.
The staff were really, really warm and helpful.

Privately nestled in a buzzing Greenpoint and a walk away from restaurants, shops and the promenade.

ANTRIM VILLA ticked all my boxes and is definitely my choice when staying in Cape Town.

This space exudes privacy and luxury yet it offers a calm and casual holiday feel.

The modern and stylish interiors and rooms are always looking fresh and clean and also giving you that homey feel.

I loved that my room was adjacent to the pool area to just step out for that early morning or sundowner dip.

The service was exceptional and the staff were professional and friendly.

Definitely my home away from home.

Why You Should NOT Book Antrim Villa Cape Town

room was very small, specifically because it was a family room.

Stretcher for the kid was somewhere in the walkway, kettle had to stand on the floor because there was no plug.

No warm welcome when we entered, just a few words. Breakfast was good, that was the only nice thing about the whole place

Eco-Friendly Hotel in Cape Town
Eco-Friendly Hotel in Cape Town

How much does a room costs at Antrim Villa?

Prices start 123$/night for Luxury Twin Room.

This room is decorated in natural tones and includes a flat-screen TV and a minibar.

Where to book online– Antrim Villa – Eco Friendly Hotels Cape Town you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in South Africa during Cape Town Minstrel Carnival which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in South Africa on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Hotel Grootbos Private Nature Reserve 5* – Eco-Friendly Hotel in Cape Town

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve offers luxury accommodation featuring spectacular views of ancient forests and the whale watching haven of Walker Bay, just a 30-minute drive from Hermanus.

The air-conditioned suites of Grootbos feature floor-to-ceiling windows, making the suites light and airy. All suites offer a spacious lounge with a cosy fireplace, satellite TV and a DVD player, and a private wooden deck.

Guests can enjoy African and European gourmet cuisine, made with fresh and locally grown produce in Grootbos Private Nature Reserve’s 2 restaurants.

Full English breakfast menus, light lunches and 6-course dinners are included in the rate.

Set in the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, this luxe all-inclusive property is 5 km from Walker Bay and 7 km from Gansbaai.

Video Review of Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

The posh, modern 1- and 2-bedroom suites provide satellite TV, DVD players, minibars, and tea and coffee making facilities, as well as fireplaces and private verandas.

All offer bay views; some suites add outdoor showers and/or private plunge pools.

A palatial 6-bedroom villa offers perks such as private butlers and chefs.

Why You Should Book Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Cape region of South Africa’s world-renowned flora and marine biodiversity.

This multi-award winning reserve is home to more than 740 different plant species, offers warm hospitality, excellent cuisine, fine wines and is a nature lover’s paradise.

Grootbos, with its two 5-star luxury lodges is spectacularly situated on the fynbos and forest clad hills overlooking the whale-watching haven of Walker Bay.
Grootbos has carved a unique niche in the upmarket eco-lodge sector by specializing in the Cape region of South Africa’s world-renowned flora and marine biodiversity.

Amenities include guided nature, cave and bird tours, as well as meals at 2 refined restaurants.

There’s an outdoor pool, plus shops, stylish bars and a spa

The villa had everything you could ever want for:
– 6 en-suite bedrooms with views and amazing bed/linen/towels/gowns/slippers and toiletries
– big, cosy lounges inside with fireplaces and numerous outside lounge areas to watch the breathtaking sunsets from

fully equipped kitchen for any cooking needs, as well as an inside and outside braai
– formal and informal dining area

– we even used the theatre room to watch the rugby and the gym for a morning exercise session

Over and above the 5 star lodge and beautiful surroundings the most magical part of this place is the staff!

Each chalet is very private and we enjoyed the spacious, uncluttered suites, with fabulous bathrooms, outdoor shower, private patios.

The views from every room, including the bathroom left us speechless.

Finding a full board facility outside of safari camps, is unexpected, but the deliciously prepared meals, phenomenal wine selection, from arguably one of the best stocked cellars in the country are well worth the full board all inclusive daily rate.

They offer wine tours – accompanied by their sommelier, horseback riding, hiking, biking and evening sundowner drives on the reserve.

A really pleasant, peaceful stay in an extremely eco friendly atmosphere.

Nestled between mountain and sea, the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a five-star eco-paradise showcasing the incredible Flora and Marine life of the Southern Tip of Africa.

Home of the “Marine Big 5” – whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins; and with unparalleled floral diversity, Grootbos offers you a one-of-a-kind luxury African experience.

This is the description on their website and how true it is. This is a pure organic reserve one of a few in South Africa.

We stayed for 4 nights and loved it. Ian did the cave walk, we did the beach walk, forest walk and drove up into the mountains to see all the flora but to enjoy the vast mountains and views.

You can in season do a shark dive in a cage, with lots more activities, check out their website.

This is a fantastic place to chill and enjoy the peace and luxury of Grootbos.

Each suite is designed to give you ultimate privacy without compromising your uninterrupted views of the coast. All meals are five star, a real culinary delight.

Wines are rather expensive, but you have your own Sommelier to assist with making an informed choice seeing that you are going to pay top dollar.

The Grootbos Foundation is doing amazing upliftment work amongst the local community and boasts organic vegetable gardens and many arts and crafts projects.

The owner has also written a book on the area, identifying the different flora species in the reserve.

We were looking forward to planting our own tree in the reserve, but were told that due to the popularity of the project that they were ‘sold out’.

We had a fantastic time and I would most certainly recommend this venue if you are into eco-tourism or if you are looking for something exclusive off the beaten track.

Why You Should NOT Book Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Disappointing stay. The room was not to special and best compared with the cheap apartments in Spain where you stay in on budget holidays.

The food was disappointing. The three nights we stayed there they served hake on all nights. Special offer?

The dining room was so cold that people were dining with their winter coats on! We were lucky to sit next to an electric blower and were actually sweating.
Most activities were organised by external suppliers and due to the bad weather most of them were canceled.

No one could be held responsible of course, but one would expect some alternatives or some extra effort to make sure everyone stays happy.

Eco-Friendly Hotel in Cape Town
Eco-Friendly Hotel in Cape Town

How much does a room costs at Hotel Grootbos Private Nature Reserve?

Prices start 1363$/night for One Bedroom Luxury Suite (3 Adults) – Forest Lodge.

This suite features a sofa, fireplace and patio.

Where to book online Hotel Grootbos Private Nature Reserve  – Eco Friendly Hotels Cape Town you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in South Africa during Cape Town Minstrel Carnival which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in South Africa on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

4. Spier Hotel 4* – Eco-Friendly Hotel in Cape Town

Spier Hotel

Located beside the Eerste River, in the heart of the Stellenbosch wine-growing region, this 4-star hotel offers spacious rooms with a shaded outdoor patio. Facilities include an outdoor pool.

The rooms at Spier Hotel are situated in village-style buildings, grouped around 6 private courtyards.

All rooms have satellite TV, and a bathroom with a bath and separate shower. Each room is decorated with contemporary artworks from the Spier Collection.

The on-site travel desk can help arrange a selection of activities and tours. The Spa at Spier offers a variety of health and beauty treatments.

Video Review of Spier Hotel Cape Town

On the Eerste River, on the grounds of a historic winery, this sophisticated hotel is 16.1 km from the Simonsberg Nature Reserve and 19.9 km from Strand Beach.

Why You Should Book Spier Hotel

Chic rooms come with limited free WiFi, satellite TV, and tea and coffee making facilities. Upgraded rooms have river or mountain views; some also have patios.

Suites add sitting areas and unlimited WiFi.

Breakfast is complimentary. There’s also an upscale restaurant, a casual eatery and a bar.

Other amenities include 6 pools, children’s programmes, and a spa.

Hotels in South Africa to be Fair Trade in Tourism certified, Spier offers visitors a variety of authentic experiences – from food and wine to outdoor activities – in beautiful surroundings.

Spier, in the heart the famous Cape Winelands, is more than a hotel.

This is a great location, and the staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome, the eco credentials are great with on property recycling / generation of all services.

The resort is a short taxi ride away from the town which offers plenty of options for places to eat.

Excellent food and Wine with the added bonus of beautiful art works. Staff are well trained and friendly. Tyson at the Tasting Room was brilliant.

The Estate is scenic and well run and Eco sustainable.

First stop out of Cape Town prior to hitting the Garden route. Lovely estate, excellent facilities, tasteful relaxing room.

Bar was the weakest area of the restaurant area, great food and service. Good choice of places to eat in the evening.

Their commitment to being Eco friendly had a downside of the water tasting rather peculiar, but having just left Cape Town experiencing a possible water shortage this was a small price to pay.

Wine tasting included in our package was lovely. Could have stayed longer as we did not have time to take in the town of Stellenbosch or Franschhoek.

This is an absolute wonderful hotel and wine farm experience. The farm is a beautiful working and eco-friendly farm, with even friendlier staff.

Most of the food that you are served in the many restaurants on the estate is grown right on the farm or region close by.

The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated with bath and shower in the bathroom.

It is very well maintained and serviced daily by the very friendly and efficient housekeeping staff with turndown service at night.

The food in the restaurants are of top quality and a visit to all recommended.

The estate is situated around dams and the Eerste River which makes for beautiful scenery and not to mention the vineyards.

There are lots of activities available on the estate from Cycling, walking, pools around the hotel and rooms, picnics around the estate and so many more I cannot think of right now.

They also have a rehabilitation centre for birds of prey on the estate where you can interact with the birds.

Spier is very well situated to explore the wine lands around Stellenbosch and Paarl.

Why You Should NOT Book Spier Hotel

We like the hotel, buildings and also the cleanliness. Great Things to do for family. Good area for picnic, nice trees.


The service and Management visibility is poor! Never had such experience.

Demotivated and not interested in guests!

Eco-Friendly Hotel in Cape Town
Eco-Friendly Hotel in Cape Town

How much does a room costs at Spier Hotel?

Prices start 187$/night for Standard Double or Twin Room. The Luxury Double Room with Terrace and River View is 285$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

With views of the Eerste River and distant Helderberg mountains, this bright ground floor room features a private patio, a minibar and en suite bathroom.

Where to book online – Spier Hotel  – Eco Hotels Cape Town you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in South Africa during Cape Town Minstrel Carnival which  is celebrated with much enthusiasm in South Africa on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.