What is better than soaking in a self-prepared wood-fired hot tub with your mates and admiring the breathtaking environment around you? Wood-fired hot tubs are one of the most popular amenities nowadays and we can see why! TravelGround has rounded up twenty gorgeous stays in the Western Cape where you can escape the city and warm up in a wood-fired hot tub. 

Opstal Stay


Not only does Opstal Stay boast a wood-fired hot tub, fireplace and a braai area at each free-standing unit, it is also situated on a wine farm in the stunning Slanghoek Valley! Each unit is comfortably equipped with everything you need for a self-catering stay and you can spend as much time as you want in the hot tub on the patio with the most amazing view of the mountains. 

Buff and Fellow Eco Cabins


These eco-friendly cabins, pods and villas on a buffalo breeding farm will leave you speechless! They are tastefully decorated and sleep two to six guests each, so it is ideal for a romantic getaway or a weekend with friends. The wood-fired hot tubs are situated so that you can enjoy a view of the farm and the dam where you can fish. You can also enjoy wine tasting, a tour of the buffalo and cycling on the farm.

Tierkloof Mountain Cottages

Breede River DC

Tierkloof Mountain Cottages are situated on the slopes of the Swartruggens Mountains about 65 kilometres from Ceres and offer one of the best views of the valley. There are three solar-powered cottages on the premises and the Dragon Rock Cottage boasts a wood-fired hot tub and a swimming pool, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. The other two cottages each have a swimming pool and fantastic amenities. 

Blue Crane Farm Lodge

Bot River

The ingredients for the perfect weekend getaway is a wood-fired hot tub, pizza oven and a braai and that is exactly what the gorgeous cottages at Blue Crane Farm Lodge offer. Each self-catering cottage on this farm sleeps four and guests are spoiled with fresh bread and farm milk every morning. This retreat between the mountains is the ideal place to wind down and forget about your busy life for a moment. 

Wolwehoek Private Reserve


Wolwehoek Private Reserve is the perfect spot for a romantic weekend getaway in the mountains. This secluded tent is suited for two and features luxury amenities that will ensure an unforgettable stay. The highlight is definitely the outdoor lounge and braai area where you can enjoy the unmatched scenery. You can follow walkways to the wood-fired hot tub and the tent also boasts an outdoor shower!

Black Eagle Lodges – The Villa


You and five other guests can enjoy a well-deserved break on a farm in the Overberg! This self-catering villa is ideal for a family or a group of friends and has a spacious patio with braai facilities, seating and a wood-fired hot tub next to it. While soaking in the hot tub you can enjoy the view of the trout-filled dam and the neighbouring farms. 

Steenbok Farm Cottages


Steenbok Farm Cottages just outside Wolseley offers beautiful self-catering cottages for a tranquil break from city life! The cottages are suited for six guests each and opens onto a covered stoep with braai facilities and a private wood-fired hot tub that can be used in the winter and summer. You are welcome to bring your pets along if it is arranged in advance and the farm also boasts two communal swimming pools. 

Bergsicht Country Farm Cottages


Located on a fruit farm outside Tulbagh, boasting breathtaking views of the surrounding Winterhoek and Witzenberg Mountains, four of the five cottages on the farm have wood-fired hot tubs, while the fifth has a splash pool. We suggest booking a stay in Angelino or Lady in Red for romantic getaways, while the rest of the units are more suited for a small family.

Witklip Guest Farm


Picture this … you gaze across the canola fields with a drink in your hand, bae by your side and sheep bleating in the background. This kind of bliss is exactly what is waiting for you at Witklip Guest Farm near Moorreesburg! The wood-fired hot tub next to the stoep is big enough for a whole group of friends, or you can have it all to yourselves if you’d prefer a couples getaway.

Oewerzicht Farm Cottages


These cottages are located in a peaceful and picturesque valley just nine kilometres from Greyton. There are seven self-catering units, two glamping tents, four stone cottages and a camping site. Welgelee and Uitsig 1, 2, 3 and 4, have their own wood-fired hot tubs, while the two glamping tents and stone cottages share the use of the other wood-fired tub. They also have a portable wood-fired hot tub that can be added to any of the units upon request.

Fossil Hills Farm Cottages


A farm getaway is always good for the soul and Fossil Hills Farm Cottages near McGregor will leave you feeling refreshed and recharged. This farm is home to nine cottages and two houses of different sizes and each unit has its own kitchen, braai facilities and wood-fired hot tub. Firewood is supplied and some of the units even come with mountain bikes, kayaks and fishing rods for some extra entertainment on this magnificent farm! 

Uitsig Cottages


The owners of Uitsig Cottages love a good DIY challenge and, combined with the outstanding location of the farm, it was bound to be a success. They wanted to create a piece of heaven on earth and the hot tubs, braai facilities and unbelievable views of the valley and mountains around Ladismith deliver just that. You could be relaxing in that very hot tub with a cup of joe, watching the snow on the Swartberg Mountains this winter.

The Tin Shack

St Helena Bay

This container cabin is situated on a hill behind St Helena Bay and offers an unobstructed view of the bay and the Cederberg Mountains in the distance. It sleeps four guests and is equipped for a comfortable self-catering stay on the West Coast. The spacious deck features braai facilities, seating and a wood-fired hot tub from where you can enjoy a view of the natural vegetation and wildlife roaming freely. 

Melozhori Private Game Reserve Waterfall Pod


If luxury is what you are after, then the Waterfall Pod is just the place for you! This romantic pod is situated in the Melozhori Private Game Reserve and is ideal for a couple who wants to enjoy a secluded getaway in a beautiful valley. The luxury finishes ensure an unforgettable stay and the large patio offers the most amazing views, a wood-fired hot tub and comfortable seating. You can also enjoy a game drive in the reserve and experience more of the natural beauty around you! 

Khanyisa Mountain Lodge


This luxurious lodge near Robertson is ideal for a large group as it sleeps twelve guests when booked as a whole. Each bedroom has its own bathroom so you have complete privacy. The large windows offer a glimpse of the stunning valley and mountains and you can spend hours on the deck with lovely braai facilities, a 25-metre swimming pool and a wood-fired hot tub.

Ridge House


Who does not want to sit in a hot tub while looking over the ocean on the Whale Coast? Ridge House is a luxury guesthouse with four suites suited for two guests each. The Aloe Suite and The Rockpool Suite each have a deck with a wood-fired hot tub and a view of the fynbos and the bay. You can enjoy a delicious breakfast in the comfort of your room or in the dining room. The guesthouse also boasts a bar and a beautiful garden with a boma! 

Rietfontein Guest Farm


Hidden among the foothills of the Touwsberg Mountains between Barrydale and Ladismith you’ll find this picturesque, remote and peaceful apricot farm with five lovely cottages. When the weather begins to clear, guests can look forward to loads of activities in nature, otherwise each cottage boasts a fireplace and, of course, a wood-fired hot tub that is ideal for the colder months!

Asher Riverside Cottages


These beautiful cottages are situated less than twenty kilometres from Bonnievale and boast an amazing location next to the Breede River and unbelievable views of the Langeberg Mountains. Sit back and relax in the wood-fired hot tub on the stoep while listening to the rippling water of the river.



Come and experience a farm lifestyle near Langebaan on the West Coast. Oorgenoeg is situated on an equestrian estate where you can enjoy the tranquillity of nature after a long day at the beach. You can then relax in your very own wood-fired hot tub on the patio, light the fire and admire the sunset. Remember your hiking boots as there are hiking trails around the property. 

Get your swimwear ready and book your next well-deserved vacation today so that you can also relax in one of these fantastic wood-fired hot tubs!

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