For those looking to taste the famous South African wines, you’re spoilt for choice and you will leave wanting more!
The Franschhoek, Paarl & Wellington areas combine wine, relaxation and excellent food in the perfect combination. You will be hard pressed to leave this area after just a few short days.
La Residence, Franschhoek
Nestled in the Franschhoek Valley with superb views of the surrounding mountains, the beautiful hotel is love for some and not for others. The Tuscan style facade gives little away to the arriving guest. Once you walk through the front doors you are greeted by opulence and grandeur that will take your breath away.
Glittering Indian chandeliers hang from the vaulted ceiling; original artwork and huge mirrors grace the walls; furnishings are plush, colourful and stylish. Elegant antiques and exquisite flowers create a feeling of refinement and sophistication.
The eleven suites have been individually and lavishly furnished by owner, Liz Biden, with charming antiques, fine Persian rugs, exquisite fabrics and a wonderfully eclectic mix of objets d’art. The property also has 5 villas which offer a unique combination of privacy, luxury and family-friendly flexibility.
Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek
Home to the famous Tasting Room Restaurant, this fantastic hotel is located in the heart of Franschhoek town.
The hotel rooms are large with great splashes of bold colours and offer a calming retreat after a long day wine tasting & exploring. Relax around the swimming pool or head off for a walk along the town high street and you’ll understand what draws so many visitors to this small town year on year.
If you really want to splash out, why not book the Four Quarters Suit with a private butler, personal pool, in-room spa treatments and your own chef!
Le Petite Ferme, Franschhoek
Located at the end of the main street, Le Petite Ferme offers guests old French charm with a modern twist. With stunning views over the valley below, spending time on the patio is an absolute must (especially with a glass of bubbles in your hand).
The beautifully appointed rooms are set amongst the vineyards of the working wine estate and have magnificent views.
Whether you are travelling with the family or a honeymoon couple, you will love all that La Petite has to offer.
Summerwood Guest House, Stellenbosch
More sophisticated than a guest house and more homely than a hotel, Summerwood is situated in beautiful Stellenbosch, nestled between mountains and rivers, the perfect base from which to explore.
Conveniently located within easy reach of the Winelands, Cape Town and its spectacular scenery, the guest house is set in a serene garden featuring a wide variety of indigenous plants. Originally built in 1904, it was designed by an Italian architect and has been lovingly restored to meet the demands of the modern traveller.
The friendly staff can advise you and organise activities in the village and the vicinity, such as guided wine tours, transfers, golfing and much more.
All 9 rooms have recently been refurbished and offer large bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Comfortable king size beds welcome you after a long day out and the bathrooms have both a shower and a bath.
Klein Oliphants Hoek, Franschhoek
A boutique style hotel accommodating a maximum of 16 guests in 8 rooms. Whether you’re looking for a comfortable and friendly spot to rest your head each night or a quiet retreat for a few days you won’t go wrong with Klein Oliphants Hoek.
Rooms are classically decorated with 1 offering guests their own sun deck and Jacuzzi whilst 2 others have their own pools.
On a hot summers day you can cool off in and around the pool, or warm yourself around the fireplace on a cold winter’s night.
Grand Dedale, Wellington
Slightly off the beaten track, but certainly not to be missed, Grand Dedale! She sits on the Doolhof Wine Estate so an afternoon spent sampling their various wines is a must.
With only 6 rooms in the manor house and 1 in the cottage, Grand Dedale offers privacy, tranquillity and luxury all in 1. Rooms are individually decorated and beautifully maintained. The 3 suites downstairs each have a private lounge area; the 3 upstairs share a lounge area with complimentary bars available on both floors.
The owners and managers are available to you throughout your stay with afternoon snacks and delicious breakfast just a call away.
Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms. It has a fruit and vegetable garden of beauty and diversity, unique accommodation, fine food and a sense of wellbeing.
Vegetables and fruit are gathered daily from the garden and often served with their skins on. You certainly won’t leave feeling hungry as helpings are generous and settings are often moved around the farm depending on weather and occasion.
Guest suites are located in the Cape Dutch farm buildings; outer walls are whitewashed and decorated with ornate gables and thatched roofs, whilst interiors are pleasantly cool in summer (due to thick walls) and are heated by open hearths in winter.
Tatler Magazine named it one of their top hotels for 2012, calling it ‘the most delicious new opening of the year’.
Batavia Boutique Hotel, Stellenbosch
Batavia Boutique Hotel offers the discerning business and leisure traveller all the grandeur of a classical 19th century guesthouse with all the modern conveniences to which one is entitled. Each guest is welcomed in an atmosphere of cordiality and full respect for the complete privacy and comfort in this unique boutique hotel in the centre of historic Stellenbosch.
The hotel is ideally located in the heart of historic Stellenbosch and is within walking distance of the Stellenbosch Museum and the Moederkerk and just around the corner guests will find a wealth of trendsetting galleries such as Portchie’s Red Tea pot Gallery, and many restaurants and bars.
Each of the 9 luxuriously appointed suites and rooms were individually designed and has a style of its own which has been achieved by blending the old with the new. All the rooms are furnished with carefully selected antique and contemporary pieces such as beautiful sofas, oversized chairs, refined tables and cabinets, and are decorated with modern and classical art. Needless to say, each room boasts a fully equipped bathroom, refreshment cabinets, safe deposit box, TV, radio and access to wireless internet. Individual controlled air conditioning makes all the rooms comfortable.