Arabella Country Estate

Kleinmond through the eyes of Locals


The bustling little hub of Kleinmond has become quite the favourite amongst locals and visitors alike. Located along the scenic Clarence Drive and falling within the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, the coastal town offers the best of both worlds. With a long list of small businesses and restaurants as well as fynbos-clad landscapes and glorious white sandy beaches, Kleinmond makes for an ideal destination to base yourself, whether temporarily or permanently.

The biodiversity-rich nature reserve and the Palmiet River that snakes through it along with the sandy beaches that wrap around the coast makes the town and its surrounding area a hotspot for outdoor enthusiasts. Offering a variety of hiking, mountain biking, surfing, white water rafting, kayaking, bird watching, horse riding and more, this is one stop on the Whale Coast Route you have to make.

But don’t take our word for it, here is a look at the coastal town of Kleinmond through the eyes of our listers:

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Happy Father’s Day


Happy Father’s Day to all of the amazing Dad’s out there!

Celebrating Youth Day 2017


Happy Youth Day to the next generation of South Africans – the world is your Oyster!

Women Golfers!


Consider yourselves warned!


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Arabella Country Estate, situated along the Bot River Lagoon in Kleinmond, has become the first Association of Residential Communities (ARC) member residential estate in South Africa to receive their PoPI (Protection of Personal Information) Act Compliance Certification. “The purpose of the PoPI Act is to ensure that all South African institutions conduct themselves in a responsible manner when collecting, processing, storing and sharing another entity’s personal information by holding them accountable should they abuse or compromise your personal information in any way,” explains Dirk Uys, Estate Manager of Arabella Country Estate. “We are very pleased to have received our compliance certification and believe this is just another step, that we as the Estate, are taking to show our stakeholders how much we value their and our privacy.”
Arabella completed their PoPI Compliance Certification through IACT-Africa which covered:
•    Completion of internal and external assessments for POPi Act compliance.
•    Completion of stakeholder POPI Act compliance awareness training.
•    Completion of Arabella employee POPI Act compliance commitment.
•    Establishing a POPI Act compliance ongoing monitoring plan.
•    Establishing POPI Act compliance accountability structures.
•    Publication of a POPI Act compliance privacy notice and related policies.
•    Publication of a Promotion of Access to Information Act POPI compliance manual.
•     Amendments to existing contracts and policies in line with POPI Act compliance requirements.
•     Identification and recording of areas in which personal information is stored and processed.
“Arabella Country Estate Home Owner Association (HOA) management saw protecting the personal information of residents, visitors and other stakeholders as an important issue in early 2016 and decided to initiate a project to implement measures to address their concerns,” says John Cato from IACT-Africa. “This was a commendable decision as it illustrated a strong commitment to good leadership, governance and compliance practices.”
For more information about Arabella Country Estate please visit:
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The Economic Impact of Golf


The Economic Impact of Golf

Too funny not to share!

Father’s Day Buffet at Arabella Hotel



Celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday 18 June 2017 at the Arabella Hotel with a scrumptious buffet meal for R450 per person


Biltong & Cider


Potatoe Salad

Cajun Chicken Salad

Caesar Salad

Design Your Own Salad


Hearty Beef & Milk Stout Broth

Potatoe, Leek & Smoked Salmon


Braised Springbok Shanks with Red Wine and Root Vegetables

Cider Braised Pigs Cheeks

Walker Bay Mussel Potjie

Creamy Mashed Potatoe

Roast Seasonal Vegetables

Spinach and Feta Cannelloni

Lamb Briyani


Beef Wellington with Red Wine Jus

Moroccan Roast Leg of Lamb with Salsa Verde

Salted Caramel & Chilli Roast Chicken


Malva Pudding with Creme Anglaise

Cape Brandy Pudding

Apple Crumble with Clotted Cream

Selection of Doughnuts

Seasonal Fruit Salad

Mini Fruit, Chocolate and Milk Tartlets

Caramel & Chocolate Eclairs

For bookings call 028 284 0000 or email


Why children should play golf!


Why children should play golf!

Have you ever noticed how much easier children can pick up new movement skills than adults? Watch an adult and child, neither of whom has played golf before, and the child worries far less about the technical. They keep it simple in their minds.

Once learned, Golf is a game for life. Not just the prime of life, but all of life. It’s a game that brings friendships, belonging and a whole lot of fun, laughs and great social experiences.

Giving your child a gift of learning how to play the game, while they find it so easy, is a really great gift that just keeps unwrapping every time they go out on the golf course for the rest of their life.

Contact us to get your child into golf today – 028 284 0105 or email

5 Reasons to have a massage

5 Reasons to get a massage

5 reasons to have a massage

1.    Massage brings about balance and calm as it works on the nervous system
2.    Massage helps to reduce pain and inflammation
3.    Massage enhances circulation and brings oxygen and nutrients to the cells
4.    The simple sensory experience of massage with aromatic oils is powerful on its own delivering a calming and powerful destressing experience
5.    Massage promotes better and deeper sleep

Every single one of us NEEDS something from what’s listed above, so give your body what it needs by regularly having a therapeutic massage.

At Arabella Spa we take regular massage a step further, ask your therapist to enhance your experience with either suction massage cups, hot stones, hot soya wax, one of four therapeutic sweet almond based oils, one of two beeswax based balms that are an experience never to be forgotten – in fact you will ask for this forever! Or to add something small like a back exfoliation to your massage.  Our brand new hydrotherapy spa bath will be delivered soon and there is nothing better than a hydro tub treatment prior to your massage.

Please call us at the Spa on 028 284 0036 to book your treatment today.

2017 Hermanus Fynarts Festival


The 2017 Hermanus Fynarts Festival

This fabulous festival is once again taking place from the 9th to the 18th of June.

The festival is a unique Celebration of South African Arts. Ten days packed with Art Exhibitions, Music, Literature, Photography, Illustrated Talks, Discussions, Interviews, Gastronomy and Award-winning Wine.
And there is more … a whole host of courses, including ceramics, photography, painting, writing, cookery. Blend your own wine or try adventurous food pairing.

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