Porterville lies on the slopes of the beautiful Olifants River Mountains approximately 140km north from Cape Town and 26km off the N7.
Porterville was established in 1863 after Frederick John Owen subdivided his farm, Pomona, into plots. The town was then named after William Porter, the Attorney General of the Cape.
The area has a winter rainfall with storms rolling in from the Atlantic coast in the west. In winter snow covers the mountain peaks. The summers are dry and hot with powerful thermals, making it the ideal location for paragliding enthusiasts.
The region is famous for the rare Disa that flowers only once a year. The Blue Crane is also a regular visitor to the area. Dramatic rock formations with rock art paintings and natural rock pools are some of the sights visitors can expect when visiting the "Groot Winterhoek" Nature Reserve.
Porterville is a picturesque town that offers hospitality and diversity to its visitors.
The Hotel has recently been taken over and a huge refurbishment has started to bring the hotel back to the standards such a boutique hotel should aspire to.
All areas of the hotel are planned to be updated and a conversion of an old wing to residential units will cokmence soon.
If you have any questions about our upgrades please feel free to contact us on 022 931 2178.
Free Wifi access
24 hour reception and room service
Tea & coffee making facilities