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Listen for the sizzle of Tshisanyama this Heritage Day
19 September 2020
Tshisanyama, Chisa Nyama, Chesa Nyama or Shisa Nyama? It’s a term that morphs and evolves as it flits from sparking coals to sparking coals. It all means the same thing, to braai.
On the path of Nelson Mandela in Cape Town
01 July 2020
During his inauguration speech on May 9, 1994, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Madiba) said: “Perhaps it was history that ordained that it be here, at the Cape of Good Hope, that we should lay the foundation stone of our new nation.
Enjoy A Three-Day Holiday in Cape Town
05 May 2020
Keep things local and make The Cellars-Hohenort your base for an unforgettable long weekend in Cape Town. Surrounded by nine acres of historic gardens, with views of Table Mountain...
Get up and glow! Home face mask ideas
10 April 2020
Fresh Wellness Spa, located at both The Cellars-Hohenort and The Plettenberg are wellness havens, set amidst breathtaking surroundings of Cape Town and Plettenberg Bay. Turn your own home into a wellness haven
Chef Farrel Hirsch’s recipe for XO Pork
10 September 2019
Try your hand at Chef Farrel Hirsch's recipe for XO Pork, from the recent cooking demonstration at Greenhouse Restaurant in Cape Town.
Knitting for good on Mandela Day
19 July 2019
The team at The Cellars-Hohenort picked up knitting needles in honour of Nelson Mandela for Mandela Day this year. Though it’s a project they have been working on for the last two months.
Chef Farrel Hirsch of Greenhouse Shares Culinary Insights Into Cooking Seafood
04 April 2019
One of the many techniques Chef Farrel Hirsch uses in the dish above is known as ‘nappe’. We asked him to expand on it.
An Invigorating Retreat for the Mind, Body & Soul
22 March 2019
A luxurious wellness oasis in Cape Town, the perfect springboard for a wealth of outdoor activities.
Greenhouse at Constantia Fresh 2019
07 February 2019
Greenhouse is gearing up for Constantia Fresh 2019 which will be taking place at Buitenverwachting on Sunday 24 February! This year festival goers will be treated to a dish by new Head Chef Farrel Hirsch - Fish Tacos (Ssam)
Greenhouse welcomes Farrel Hirsch as Head Chef
01 January 2019
Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort welcomes new Head Chef, Farrel Hirsch to its kitchen. Guests can look forward to Hirsch’s flair for innovation and fresh flavours,
Ardmore’s Pride of Africa Exhibition
19 December 2018
Walk through any of our hotels and you’re bound to spy pieces by Ardmore. Our annual Ardmore exhibition will take place at The Cellars-Hohenort between 14 – 17 February 2019.
01 October 2018
Christmas and New Year’s Eve Celebrations at beautiful locales in Cape Town, Hermanus and Plettenberg Bay
A chef that takes the cake
10 August 2018
Head Pastry Chef Saretha Basson is the culinary creative behind the new Classic High Tea at The Cellars-Hohenort. We catch up with Saretha to chat about why she loves being a pastry chef.
Recipe: Head Chef Paul Nash shares a favourite winter dish
17 July 2018
In the winter months you’ll find Head Chef of The Conservatory Paul Nash foraging on the slopes of the Hottentots Holland Mountains as well as in the Tsitsikamma pine forests.
From sea to shining sea: to and from Cape Town and Hermanus
01 July 2018
A self-drive itinerary of our insider scoop of places to stop along the way Your journey to and from Cape Town and Hermanus
Family Winter Fun at The Cellars-Hohenort
10 June 2018
Want to make memories to last a lifetime with your family? Look no further than a stay at The Cellars-Hohenort this winter. Want to make memories to last a lifetime with your family? Look no further than a stay at The Cellars-Hohenort this winter.
Hand-in-hand through the city of travel dreams: Cape Town
23 March 2018
Welcome to one of the most photo-ready cities on planet earth. Cape Town dominates world travel lists for its diverse beauty: it’s a city offering world-class urban infrastructure threaded with indigenous nature as well as cultural heritage.
Recipe: ‘Big Green Egg’ Lacquered Pork Buns & Turnip Kimchi
22 March 2018
Our Executive Chef Peter Tempelhoff recently prepared a special ‘Big Green Egg’ dish for the prestigious Fine Wine and Food Festival ‘Constantia Fresh’ at Buitenverwachting Estate. The Lacquered Pork Buns & Turnip Kimchi went down a...
A ‘Nice’ way to start the New Year
16 February 2018
It was a great way to start off 2018 by being invited to cook with Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, at his award-winning restaurant, JAN, in Nice, France for the first ever ‘Taste of South Africa’, and showcasing Boplass wines from the Little Karoo.
Food & Wine
Eat. Play. Love.
01 February 2018
Wine, dine and explore with the love of your life in the most luxurious and spectacular of locations in Cape Town, Hermanus and Plettenberg Bay.
Cape Town’s multi-faceted art hubs
13 December 2017
The opening of the Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa) very firmly put Cape Town on the global art map this year. While a visit is an absolute must, MOCAA is just the cherry on top of the Mother City’s thriving art scene.
Ardmore’s Voyage of Discovery Exhibition
13 December 2017
Walk through any of our hotels and you’re bound to spy pieces by Ardmore. Our annual Ardmore exhibition will take place at The Cellars Hohenort between 16 – 18 February 2018.
TEN Years. TEN Dishes. Greenhouse
01 December 2017
We’re celebrating a decade of Chef Peter Tempelhoff at the helm of Greenhouse Restaurant. 10 years of modern, South African dining: a tenure that’s garnered numerous accolades and acolytes.
Greenhouse Awarded #5 at Eat Out Awards 2017
19 November 2017
And we’re in the Top 5! The Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort is in 5th position! Huge congrats to chefs Peter Tempelhoff & Ashley Moss! #EatOutAwards
H2ZERO CT #WaterlessCooking Challenge
18 October 2017
Creative agency 140BBDO, in partnership with Cape radio station SMILE 90.4FM recently ran a campaign called H2ZERO: a water saving initiative where renowned local chefs were challenged to create a menu that uses absolutely zero water.
Recipe: Grapefruit & Pink Peppercorn Margarita
30 May 2017
Our talented bartenders are putting a Greenhouse Bar twist on the Classic Margarita to create one of our signature Martinis, the Grapefruit & Pink Peppercorn Margarita. Enjoy it at the elegant Greenhouse Bar to start your evening in style - then wow your dinner guests...
Recipe: White Chocolate & Chilli Martini
30 May 2017
Indulge in our decadent White Chocolate & Chilli Signature Martini. As the name suggests, The Martini Bar specialises in Mr Bond’s favourite drink, shaken with flair and served within an elegant setting. The sweetness of this particular Martini is offset by the spiciness...
Recipe: Cheese Soufflé with Cheesy Gin Sauce
26 May 2017
One of Mrs McGrath’s favourites, our signature dish at The Conservatory perfectly showcases the philosophy of the menu at this idyllic garden setting restaurant – uncomplicated, yet perfectly executed.
Meet Head Gardener, Leigh-Ann van Wyk
01 February 2017
Leigh-Ann Louw is the Head Gardener at The Cellars-Hohenort. She takes great care of the green nine acres, which feature majestic horticulture; encompassing the second oldest camphor trees in South Africa, an enchanted forest...
Food & Wine
Natural Wines at Greenhouse Bar
10 December 2016
Greenhouse Bar has a range of bespoke cocktails, wines and champagne, craft beer and cider as well as spirits—and now they’ve added a natural wine list to their offering. Natural wines include organic, biodynamic and minimal intervention wines, and the South African winelands have a plethora to choose from.
Food & Wine
Low Carb High Tea at The Cellars-Hohenort
29 April 2016
On the savoury side think, Crispy Prawns, Roasted Red Peppers & Goats Cheese Tarts, Grass Fed Beef & Peppadew Sosaties, just to start. Then, for the sweet portion tuck into special treats such as; Dark Chocolate & Beetroot Cupcakes, Fresh Fruit Pavlovas, Yoghurt Honey Panna Cotta, Scones, and so much more.