the tarragon
Travelers Choice



   TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice awards

The Tarragon has been selected as one of the top hotels in the following category:

Best Hidden Gems -- World, Africa review ►

TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice awards showcase the hotels who have earned their distinction from those who know them best -- real travelers. The winners were determined by a combination of the highest traveler ratings and the TripAdvisor Popularity Index, a measurement of overall traveler satisfaction.

   the best 100: retreats in Africa

Welcome to the Best Retreats in Africa, the ultimate chic collection of Bush Hideaways, Coastal Havens, Urban Escapes and Country Classics. The book is a celebration of the wealth of beautiful retreats in Africa, the breadth of choice between them and the high standards of cuisine, service excellence and attention to detail.

Africa boasts some of the most exclusive Boutique Hotels and Safari Lodges; some set in cosmopolitan hubs and others is some of the remotest areas on the planet. You can decide to opt for access to unrivalled wildlife and flora; view iconic tourist attractions like Table Mountain, or simply lose yourself in total privacy and do nothing at all. Any discerning traveller on their way to Africa will find this superior collection a worthy companion.

best 100 review►

    Postcards from Vogue - The Tarragon Featured in 'The International Scene'

    The Tarragon Nominated for 'Service Excellence'
in " World Luxury Hotel Awards' 2016

    Family Traveller - 10 Best Places to Stay in the Southern Hemisphere

    The Tarragon - Double Winner
'Most Tranquil Getaway' and 'Best For Beautiful Gardens'
'Lux Hotel and Spa Awards' 2015

    The Tarragon in Tatler - Travel Diaries

    The Tarragon - Winner
'Lux Hotel and Spa Awards' 2016

   Grazia Magazine Review


    The Tarragon - Awarded 'Most Tranquil Getaway 2016'
in 'MEAM African Business Awards' 2016

    The Tarragon in Conde Nast Traveller - Dream Destinations -
Africa and Indian Ocean

   Mum's Lounge - 5 Best Family Friendly Places in South Africa -    Read More...

    The Tarragon in Harpers Bazaar - Travel Inspiration

   Real Family Travel Magazine -

    The Tarragon in House of Coco - Coco Loves

    The Tarragon Nominated for
'Sanlam Top Destinations Awards' 2016

   South Africa's Top Spots - Review

    The Tarragon in Vogue - Eat, Sleep, Spa, Retreat

   Reviewed in Aesthetics magazine

    The Tarragon in Abode2 - Luxury Travel

   Reviewed in Perfectly Chilled magazine

    The Tarragon in Brides - Paradise Found

   Featured in Ultimate Africa magazine

    Chelsea Life - Holidays & Travel Guide

   Featured in Tourism Tattler magazine

   Recommended on Leading Australian News Website

   Wild Travel Magazine

   Wish You Were Here Review

   Virtual Tourist Review review ►

   Fleewinter - Review

The Tarragon is proud to be chosen as one of Fleewinter's Cape Town accommodations. Fleewinter is a travel agency specialising in Cape Town Holidays providing tailor-made itineraries at direct prices in many locations around the world.

   Greenwood Guide - Review

   I-escape Review


It’s not hard to see why the Flemings left dreary old Blighty to find their Place in the Sun. Clinging to the southern slopes of the Table Mountain range, The Tarragon stands out on position alone: an immense, rugged backdrop, towering pines and huge African skies. Its altitude ensures the cool garden and large pool are a verdant haven from the 11-hours-a-day summer sun. Close to the laidback restaurants and family-friendly beach of hip Hout Bay, it's also easy driving distance from all the Cape has to offer.

This may well be enough to draw you here, but what we love most about these cottages is the blend of boutique hotel with the convenience and privacy of self-catering. The interiors are a welcome contrast to the multitude of frilly self-catering gigs in the area. They exude careful, simple design: smart slate and travertine finishing, natural fabrics and leather sofas in light and neutral colours. Mark and Julia's sheer thoughtfulness have made it a lovely place to stay, with everything you could possibly need. Including sunshine. Review

South Africa Blog
The Tarragon, Hout Bay: Accommodation Review
Posted by Court on January 19, 2006

The Tarragon
Self Catering
SA Blog Recommends? Enthusiastically!

It might take a bite out of your wallet, but if you're looking for luxury in Hout Bay, this is the place.

(See full review below.)

Location: Hout Bay
Number of Stars: 4
Rate Range (cheapest low season to highest peak season): R200 - R450 p.p.
Breakfast? No
Dedicated Non-Smoking Rooms? Yes
Staff Friendliness (out of 10): Not reviewed
Staff Competence (out of 10): Not reviewed
Room Options: Single, Double
Room comfort level (out of 10): Not reviewed
Noisy? No
Does the TV remote work? Not reviewed
Fan/AC? Fan
Pool? Yes
Concierge? No
Restaurant? No
Conference Facilities? No
Three Ink Blot Adjectives? Lush, Modern, Luxury
Value for Money? Yes

Booking Information:
Address 1: 21 Hunters Way
City: Hout Bay, Post Code:7806, Tel. No.: +27 (0) 21 791 4155,
Fax No.: +27 (0) 21 791 4156

It might take a bite out of your wallet, but if you're looking for luxury in Hout Bay, this is the place.

Run by UK expats Mark and Julia Fleming and opened in 2005, the Tarragon is hidden behind tall trees and a large gate at the end of a road outside of town. From the minute you walk in, the place oozes money - not in the grandiose over-the-top way, but in its sleek, modern, understated style. There are colorful decorative pillows, the bathrooms are finished with slate, the headboards are black, etc.

Each of the rooms have names. My personal favorite is Angelica, which sleeps six people and boasts a large living room, fireplace and bookshelf.

The grounds are wonderfully green - as is the water's tinge in the koi pond. Only this and an unfilled fountain were eyesores - everything else matched the beauty of the surrounding mountain view.

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