Arabella Country Estate


This majestic Arabella Country Estate overlooks the Bot River lagoon, with sweeping views of the Kogelberg Mountains. Their stately, 5-star Hotel and Spa promises true luxury and indulgence, and the estate’s golf course has been voted the 4thbest in South Africa.


The Arabella Hotel is unencumbered, 5-star luxury and elegance, with stylish suites looking out onto boundless views of lagoons, gardens and mountains. There are lounges for indulging in afternoon tea and cakes, glamorous cocktail bars, fine cuisine at the Restaurant Premiere or traditional South Africa grub at Jamani Restaurant. The hotel has won many prestigious awards, including the Best Luxury Coastal Hotel in the World Luxury Awards 2008, and is a popular venue for weddings, conferences and family getaways.


  • Go kayaking down the estate river
  • Enjoy horseback riding or quad biking adventures
  • Pamper yourself at the deluxe hotel spa
  • Explore the exquisite botanical gardens on the estate
  • One of South Africa’s best golf courses

Facilities & activities

The hotel offers activities for everyone, including children. The Arabella Kids Club organises children’s activities throughout the day, including arts and crafts, games, putt-putt and mini-cricket. The hotel boasts a heated swimming pool, fully equipped gym and tennis court, as well as beautiful gardens and terraces. The area itself offers a smorgasbord of activities, from wine tasting to horse riding to kayaking on the estate river.

Arabella spa

This luxury spa is equipped with a steam room, aromatherapy sauna and indoor hydro pool. There is a unique selection of treatments on offer, from classic beauty treatments such as pedicures and facials through to the rejuvenating African Rainforest Experience or soothing couples massage.

Arabella golf course

The 18-hole championship golf course is rated one of the top golf courses in the country, and is surrounded by breathtaking scenery. The Golf Club offers coaching, putting greens, a warm up range and a lively club bar.

Directions from The Drift