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Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa

February 5, 2010


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Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa Hermanus South Africa is one of the most recognized and acclaimed luxury resorts in the country. This beautiful five star hotel and spa is set in 112 hectres of the Kogelberg Nature Reserve and
overlooks the largest natural lagoon in Africa.

A mere 20  minute drive from the whale watchers paradise of Hermanus and only 1 hour from Cape Town the Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa Hermanus South Africa offers comfort and luxury for conference delegates as well as an 18 hole championship golf course.

Conferences held at the Arabella Western Cape Hotel will offer conference delegates and business executives, wonderful topography, total comfort and professional standards making this a conference venue of note.

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The rooms at the Arabella Western Cape South Africa are decorated with in an African Ocean theme. Conference delegates will not fail to be impressed by the attention to detail the superb views and wonderful furniture that these spacious rooms provide.

As a guest of this five-star deluxe hotel, conference delegates will further benefit from unlimited access to the spa facilities, enhancing their experience

The majority of the Suites and Deluxe rooms are furnished with king sized beds, but twin beds are also available.

The Presidential Suites are named the North Star and Southern Cross. These suites offer unsurpassed luxury and comfort in a superbly appointed private setting.

The lounge, dining area bedroom, bathroom, and expansive terrace all enjoy magnificent views of the golf course and the Bot River lagoon.

The entrance lobby allows access to the guest bathroom and a beautifully appointed lounge furnished with a fireplace, , four plush armchairs and sofas, double sleeper couch coffee table, television, and DVD are completed with a 24 hour butler service.

The dining area seats up to 10 people whilst the adjoining kitchenette is equipped with all the modern conveniences. The study is accessible through the lounge, ensuring a private quiet area to work or conduct business. The bedroom offers superior comforts, including a four-poster bed, seating area, television, and a walk-in dressing room.

The luxurious and spacious bathroom has expansive views across the lagoon that can be enjoyed from the bath itself. Superbly appointed with a sauna, vanity area with double basin, makeup mirror, shower, spa bath with separate toilet. The adjoining terrace is ideal for breakfast, or relaxing in quiet privacy. Those conference delegates who require accommodations for additional conference delegates may choose to use the adjoining suite, accessible via an inter-leading door from the dining room.

Room Amenities

Conference delegates staying at the Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa Hermanus South Africa are provided with Superior communications and entertainment systems to facilitate prompt and effortless contact with the outside world.  Paradoxically the hotel creates a calming ambience to make the busy outside world feel far removed.

The impressive selection of amenities provided by the Arabella Western Cape Hotel will satisfy even the most discerning of conference delegates.
·         Connecting Rooms Available
·         Cribs
·         Iron/Ironing Board
·         Television
·         Down Comforters
·         Suites Available
·         In-Room Electronic Safe
·         Hairdryer
·         Satellite Channels
·         Non-Smoking Room
·         Lagoon View Room
·         Coffee and Tea Maker
·         Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access in All Guest Rooms
·         Accessible Shower and/or Bath
·         Wake-up Service
·         Mini Bar
·         Radio/Alarm Clock
·         Valet Service
·         Turndown Service
·         Pool View Room
·         Desk
·         Golf Course View Room
·         Voicemail
·         Private Balcony or Patio
·         Garden View Room
·         24-Hour Room Service
·         Individual Climate Control
·         Cordless Telephone
·         Bathrobes & Slippers

Some of the amenities above may not be available in all of the rooms. Fees on certain amenities/services may apply.

Special Services and Facilities
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Conference delegates can relax and enter a haven at Arabella Spa, where the art of pampering is fine-tuned to perfection in one of the most prestigious spas in South Africa.

The golf course Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa Hermanus South Africa was recently voted the “Number Two Golf Course in South Africa” and the “Top Golf Course in the Western Cape” by The Compleat Golfer magazine.

The course is truly unique set on the banks of the Bot River lagoon the rolling fairways are fringed by indigenous fynbos,  deceptive bunkers, and challenging water traps.

Arabella Western Cape Hotel operates a dedicated Travel, Tours and Activity Desk through Southern Touring, offering  transport and touring services as well as a full range of activities and excursions.

Other services include a range of day tours and excursions, chauffeur drives and executive transfers, car rental and metered taxi services. The Southern Touring Company has a fleet of vehicles to meet any conference delegates transfer and transport requirements.

For the convenience of conference delegates staying at the Arabella an extensive list of services and facilities include the following:
·         Fitness Center
·         Outdoor Pool
·         Indoor and Outdoor Heated Pools
·         24-Hour Front Desk
·         Babysitting Service
·         Car Rental Service
·         Laundry Service
·         24-Hour Security
·         Massage Treatments
·         Kayaks
·         Beach Nearby
·         Tennis Pro
·         Horseback Riding
·         Golf Lessons
·         Golf Course Nearby
·         Airport Transportation (Limited)
·         24-Hour Concierge Service
·         Boutique
·         Tennis Courts
·         Hair and Nail Salon
·         Florist
·         Children’s Playground
·         Business Center
·         Jacuzzi
·         Beauty Salon
·         Jewelry Shop
·         Valet Service and Self Parking Facilities

Some of the facilities and services above may not be available on a 24-hour basis or without advance request. Fees on certain services/facilities may apply.

Conference delegates business executives and conference guests will enjoy the excellent standard of cuisine at the Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa Hermanus South Africa.  A variety of food choices are available and Wherever conference delegates choose to dine, nibble, or quaff they will experience food prepared by passionate chefs using locally sourced ingredients, generous portions and superb views.

The Barnabas Bar has splendid views over the lagoon to the sea and mountains.

Laguna Lounge is a relaxing stop for excellent coffees, cakes, handmade chocolates, and on special occasions high tea can be ordered on the terrace overlooking the golf course and the lagoon.

Cristobal’s Cigar Lounge – sample the world’s finest malts and cigars in the comfort of the curved leather armchairs.

The Première Restaurant is the ultimate experience in fine dining. The chefs offer a delicious selection of local seafood in a five-star fine dining environment, as well as pleasing selection of choices for vegetarians.  The menu evolves to reflect the seasons and the best available produce of the day.

Jamani Restaurant is an earthy and warm relaxed restaurant. A large stone fireplace and an open kitchen allows the culinary skills of the chefs to be observed.

Local dishes are made from ingredients freshly procured from the area and , are some of the favourites on the Jamani Restaurant menu.


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Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa Hermanus South Africa is considered to be one of the Western Cape’s premier event and conference facilities in South Africa.

Conferences, Seminars board meetings, team building functions, product launches, and social events are arranged with consummate professionalism.  There are a variety of luxurious and easily configurable venues. The conference venues are architecturally designed to harness natural light and allow the beauty of the environment to lend a unique ambience to conferences, eventsand social engagements.

The Kogelberg Centre/Ballroom is a South African Conference Centre that harnesses spectacular views over the 18-hole Peter Matkovich golf course, the Nature Reserve and the Botrivier Lagoon. This conference venue has state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, technology, is multi-functional and is appropriate for any type of occasion, presentation, or conference. The double-volume space measures a total of 453 square meters and can accommodate up to 400 people (cinema set-up). This conference venue is divisible into three smaller private rooms by using the acoustic retractable panels. With beautiful decor this venue is flanked by a pre-assembly area that accommodates up to 150 people standing and, in combination with the surrounded terrace, up to 350 conference delegates at any given time.

The Arabella can customize dinners according to specific requirements, or offer a choice of popular themed dinner options. According to your brief special dietary requirements will be duly considered by the chefs,

The Conference & Business Centre consists of five boardrooms for mini-conferences business executive meetings or small conference groups.

Conference Facilities
Each of the conference venues is equipped with the latest, essential equipment including:
LCD projectors
sound equipment
plug-and-play” with easy connectivity to the ISDN, data
full secretarial services
colour photocopier
travel desk
two internet booth
Audio Visual Equipment


Mosselberg on Grotto Beach Guesthouse


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The luxurious five star guest house Mosselberg on Grotto Beach Hermanus South Africa enjoys spectacular views of the Mosselberg Mountain range and from June to November conference delegates can expect to see Southern Right whales in the bay from there suite or room.

The guest house was designed by an award-winning architect and has a pool and a huge deck on the sea side. Mosselberg on Grotto Beach Guesthouse Hermanus South Africa is also conveniently located being a mere 4.5km from the Hermanus Golf course and 24km from the impressive Arabella.


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The conference delegate will have a choice of individually decorated rooms named to reflect aspects of the area, including:

The Southern Right Whale Honeymoon Suite, The Cape Sugar Luxury Suite, The Fynbos Flora Luxury Suite, the Pinotage and the Olive.

All of the  bedrooms are luxuriously appointed and have their own entrance. The rooms at Mosselberg on Grotto Beach Hermanus South Africa are en-suite and include both bath and shower with twin basins. Double sleeper couches are provided for children or a third person.

Room Amenities

For the convenience and luxury of the conference delegate staying at Mosselberg on Grotto Beach Hermanus South Africa the following amenities are provided:

  • Kingsize Beds
  • Single Beds (if required)
  • Mountain View
  • Sea view/ Slightly restricted view
  • Fans
  • Under floor heating
  • Bar fridge
  • Coffee/tea kitchenette
  • Heated towel rails
  • Television
  • Safe
  • Telephone/Internet connection
  • Honesty Bar

Special Services and Facilities

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Conference delegates and business executives will enjoy the excellent standard of cuisine at Mosselberg on Grotto Beach. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is available made from fresh produce and the full time distinguished chef prepares meals on request.

Other services and facilities include:

  • A Lounge area
  • Courtesy Bar
  • swimming pool
  • A wine cellar stocking some of Walker Bay’s finest wines
  • Safe off-street parking


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Mosselberg on Grotto Beach Guesthouse Hermanus South Africa provides an excellent conferencing venue suitable for 70 to 100 conference delegates. Tea and coffee as well as free Wireless internet facilities are provided by Mosselberg.


Misty Waves Boutique Hotel


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Misty Waves Boutique Hotel Hermanus in the Western Cape of South Africa offers conference delegates a unique conference experience. Lying just meters away from the famous cliff paths that provide stunning views of frolicking whales, conference delegates will enjoy the soothing background sounds of the waves breaking onto the shore line whilst concentrating on the business of the day.

This four star boutique hotel which boast five star service can be found in the heart of Hermanus a charming coastal village in the Western Cape. Offering luxurious sea facing accommodation and a Jacuzzi with a view, the Misty Waves Boutique Hotel Hermanus really is a unique conferencing venue.

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The conference delegate’s choice of accommodation ranges from the top of the range Superior Suite used often for honeymoons to the elegant and spacious rooms of the Waves Annex next to the hotel.

Sea Facing Ground and First Level Suites

These rooms will provide the conference delegate or business executive with the ultimate in luxury and style.

Fitted with Four Poster King sized beds, the bathrooms enjoy separate showers and spa baths.

Conference delegates can relax on the verandah of their lounge areas whilst enjoying the refined luxuries including room service and bed turndown.

Cape Heritage Suites
Misty Waves Boutique Hotel Hermanus in the Western Cape of South Africa offers conference delegates the opportunity the chance to stay in the oldest fisherman’s cottage in Hermanus.

This quaint cottage is a unique opportunity to sample a heritage experience of times gone by.

The suites have four poster beds separate lounge areas with Victorian baths, old style basins and a copper headed shower.

African Penthouse

The Penthouse at the Misty Waves Boutique Hotel is sited high in the thatch roof of the Mon Desir Heritage Cottage. A 100m2 room will give the conference delegate a real African Experience. Provided with an open plan bathroom with Victorian bath and deckchairs that overlook the pool. There is no seaview form the penthouse.

Waves Annex
These spacious yet elegant rooms are equipped with twin beds spa baths and separate showers. Some of these rooms also benefit from large lounge areas.

Room Amenities

For the convenience and luxury of the conference delegate the the Misty Waves Boutique Hotel Hermanus South Africa provides the following amenities:

·         mini-bar
·         satellite Television
·         room service

Special Services & Facilities

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Conference delegates can enjoy stunning sea views from their luxurious suites whilst watching whales cavort when in season. The beautiful garden with lovely water features will help the busy conference delegate to relax. Alternatively a swim in the sun drentched pool could be the order of the day.


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Misty Waves Boutique Hotel Hermanus South Africa offers 2 conferencing venues.

The African Penthouse is ideal for mini-conferences or business meetings with a capacity of 30 conference delegates.

The Waves Main Venue has a capacity of 60 conference delegates and provides state of the art conference facilities.
Packages with accommodation, venue hire, entertainment and catering needs for conference delegates and non-delegates alike can be arranged.