Highlands Country House, Kenilworth, Cape Town, South Africa

Built in 1900 by Sir Herbert Baker, Highlands Country House is considered to be amongst the most important Cape homes of the era. Highlands guest house has been lovingly restored and is run as a privately owned Country House Hotel.
  • Highlands is a beautifully restored National Monument
  • Rooms furnished with tasteful antiques and fine fabrics
  • Highlands has conference facilities for up to 12 delegates
  • A Cordon Bleu chef prepares outstanding cuisine
  • V&A Waterfront and Cape Town city centre only 20 minutes away

Highlands Country House Hotel is a beautifully restored National Monument considered to be amongst the most important Cape homes of the era. A colonial mansion built in 1900 by Sir Herbert Baker for Judge Searle, the first Judge president of the Cape, it has hosted many famous and colourful characters of the time - Arthur Conan Doyle, Oliver Schreiner, Percy Fitzpatrick - to name a few.

The Guest House is furnished with tasteful antiques and fine fabrics and set in peaceful surroundings. Every effort has been made to enhance the marble and wooden floors, pressed ceilings, large shuttered sash windows, balustrades and fireplaces of the original.

Highlands Country House boutique hotel is a place of warm welcome and ultimate comfort. Every piece has been carefully chosen to give pleasure to the eye and rest to the body. Every attempt has been made to assure high standards and to offer extensive luxury facilities to the most discerning guest.

Here, a warm welcome awaits, where caring staff will attend to your every need and, with only 14 spacious bedrooms, privacy and personal hospitality are assured. Elegantly furnished, from every room long sash windows overlook the terraced Italian gardens and water features, two sparkling pools or the putting green.

Relax and enjoy sumptuous breakfasts, with lunch and dinner prepared by the Cordon Bleu chef by prior arrangement. Many hours of pleasure can be attained in the lounge, library, the intimate private bar, Colonial sitting room, romantic dining conservatory or the large elegant billiard room. The winter months are warm and cosy with 5 of these facilities having a log fire.

Being close to corporate head offices Highlands is eager to discuss rates suitable to the budgets of regular travellers to the city and their conferencing requirements. Highlands is always happy to make arrangements for your collection from the airport; tours or car hire and can assure competitive rates.

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