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Nwanedi Country Manor

8 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 6 rooms

Nestled in northern Paarl’s magnificent Berg River Valley, Nwanedi Country Manor is engulfed by the stunning beauty of the Drakenstein...
Nestled in northern Paarl’s magnificent Berg River Valley, Nwanedi Country Manor is engulfed by the stunning beauty of the Drakenstein Mountains. A boutique country manor, tucked away in the Shiraz vineyards of the estate, complementing the Vhavenda name meaning a place worthy of celebration.

Offering 12 elegant en-suite rooms with exquisite vineyard and mountain views, spaciously appointed with luxurious extra-length king or twin beds and expansive bathrooms. Bathrooms have a bath, large walk-in shower and expected facilities. Rooms are well-equipped with state of the art amenities giving an instant homely feel including Wi-Fi access, HD Satellite TV, and air-conditioning with heating. Two suites catering for physically challenged or disabled guests offering comfort and easy access.

The intimate bar, comfortable lounge and outside patio, serves breakfast and dinners overlooking the magnificent view of the valley and vineyards. Enjoy the fresh pickings from the orchards and extensive selection of home-grown vegetables, dinner menus often prepared by a celebrity chef and depicting themes inclusive of famous train journeys or just basic home cooking offering nature's best. Join a vineyard tour and wine tasting and feel the tranquillity and simple vibrancy of a working wine farm.

Nwanedi Country Manor is also available for small weddings, intimate celebrations, boardroom functions, and events. With many nearby activities, you are assured of relaxation and leisure for even the most active person. Enjoy activities and trips such as Paarl Mountain Reserve, Historical Paarl, Afrikaans language monuments, the KWV with brandy distilling, golf courses, quad biking, hiking trails, mountain biking, trout fishing, and canoeing. A beautiful scenic retreat with a relaxed environment, discreet service, and complete privacy awaits you.
from R1080

Kleinbosch Lodge

30 Reviews
Sleeps 24 in 8 rooms

Adjacent to a breathtaking pine forest with dramatic mountain views, Kleinbosch offers tranquil relaxation for the body, mind and soul. ...
Adjacent to a breathtaking pine forest with dramatic mountain views, Kleinbosch offers tranquil relaxation for the body, mind and soul. With the comfort of a homely environment and the beauty that is Stellenbosch, we welcome you to our little corner of the world.

We offer five bedrooms, four of which have access to private a terrace. All rooms offer orthopaedic twin or king-size beds and bathrooms with underfloor heating and heated towel rails. We also offer three self-catering cottages with fridges, stoves, microwaves, kettles, coffee machines and satellite TVs. Some rooms also have underfloor heating and open fireplaces for the winter season.

Awaken to a full English breakfast which is served either in our breakfast room or under umbrellas on the patio. You could even try our Bavarian breakfast. On request, we can serve dinner prepared by an award-winning chef, or light a fire and prepare a braai fit for a king.

Kleinbosch Lodge is situated on one of the most popular wine routes in Stellenbosch and it has easy access to golf courses, beaches and the V & A Waterfront. It is only a 20-minute drive from the airport. Relax in our TV lounge and browse through our library of travel literature which explains the many activities which are on offer in the Cape.
from R850

Le Bac Estates

3 Reviews
Sleeps 42 in 21 rooms

Le Bac Estates is your venue of choice; this stylish and enchanting estate is conveniently situated approximately 65 kmor 45 minutes from...
Le Bac Estates is your venue of choice; this stylish and enchanting estate is conveniently situated approximately 65 kmor 45 minutes from Cape Town International Airport with easy access to the Drakenstein mountains in the Winelands region of the picturesque Western Cape Province of South Africa. Directly accessible from the R45, our venue is a mere stone’s throw away from both Paarl and Wellington. Our atmosphere is one of rustic hospitality and ambiance where you will feel relaxed and welcome.

The venue offers conference facilities, a Bistro and lapa for more informal functions. Our pride and joy is our AA Highly Recommended accommodation, ideal for conference groups, wedding guests and tourists.

We offer 20 identical, elegant en-suite rooms double or twin and are situated on our estate. Each room is tastefully furnished with modern wooden furniture and decorated with chic white linen; quality puffed pillows and feathered duvets to ensure a restful night’s sleep.

All rooms have an en-suite shower, basin and toilet with fresh towels and complimentary toiletries provided. We also offer, in every room a mini-safe with personal key, an air-conditioner with both heat and cooling function, as well as a television with DStv hospitality package. Complimentary tea and coffee are also included for self-service. We are pleased to offer Wi-Fi, is accessible from the rooms.

The accommodation features an outdoor pool with a modern water feature which offers a feeling of tranquillity in the placid garden. Most of the areas on the estate are wheelchair friendly and there is ample outside parking.
from R960

Almondbury Guest Farm

11 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 3 rooms

Welcome to Almondbury Guest Farm.

Situated between the picturesque Langeberg Mountains, just a mere 6 kilometres from the...
Welcome to Almondbury Guest Farm.

Situated between the picturesque Langeberg Mountains, just a mere 6 kilometres from the centre of Robertson. This is the ideal getaway if you are wanting some peace and quiet for your soul, we offer rustic but comfortable shabby-chic self- catering accommodation in the form of The Old Barn which can sleep 8, as well as 2, two bed wooden cabins. We do also offer a further residence at select periods of the year, capable of sleeping 6-8 people.

This is the perfect setting for small functions such as weddings or birthday parties of +- 20-30 people which we are able to accommodate in The Old Barn or outside in the garden.

Facilities on the farm include a cement dam for swimming in the hot summers and walking trails through the veld and orchards. There are plenty of back roads for mountain biking, and hiking to a waterfall is not far off. Dassieshoek Nature Reserve is approximately 3 kilometres away. DSTV is available in The Old Barn, but you will need to bring your card for access. We do have Wi-Fi, however you will find the reception does fluctuate. Cell-phone coverage is also limited and only available at certain spots on the farm.

Robertson and the surrounds offer many treasures, there is an 18hole golf course at Silwerstrand, many wine estates on your doorstep or the Klipdrift Brandy Distillery and off course the Breede River for cruises or pleasure. Horse-riding facilities and Birds Paradise are also available close by. Route 62 offers many small towns with arts and crafts to experience. You could also choose to visit the hot springs at Avalon in Montagu for a different experience.

We look forward to welcoming you to our little slice of Heaven and we are confident you will enjoy your stay with us. We are very easy to find, just out on the Dassieshoek Road.
from R290

Sugarbird Manor

7 Reviews
Sleeps 28 in 13 rooms

This beautiful eight-room guest house is situated on a 21 hectare working protea farm overlooking the Stellenbosch mountain ranges. It...
This beautiful eight-room guest house is situated on a 21 hectare working protea farm overlooking the Stellenbosch mountain ranges. It provides the perfect base to explore the Winelands or just relax in an atmosphere of quiet luxury.

Take a journey along our three hiking trails, explore the many surrounding wine farms, or tee-off at any of the 12 nearby golf courses. Whether you are looking for a long holiday, a short break, a company retreat, a conference or a wedding, our staff will make sure that your experience is a special and thoroughly enjoyable one.

Guest rooms have been decorated with elegant contemporary touches and feature an en-suite bathroom with shower and/or bath, queen-size or twin beds, air-conditioning and ceiling fan, complimentary toiletries, hairdryer, tea and coffee station, DStv, international direct dial telephone, wireless Internet, electronic safe deposit box, and courtyard, garden or mountain/vineyard views. One room has also been tailor-made for wheelchair access.

Services at Sugarbird Manor include continental and English breakfast, lounge with well-stocked bar, turn down service, laundry service, and in-room massage service. Lunch and dinner are available on 24 hours notice.
from R1020

GuBas De Hoek meet eat sleep

6 Reviews
Sleeps 24 in 12 rooms

GUBAS DE HOEK meet eat sleep is more than a guest house, it is a home.
Only 90 minutes from...
GUBAS DE HOEK meet eat sleep is more than a guest house, it is a home.
Only 90 minutes from Cape Town, you'll discover GUBAS DE HOEK meet eat sleep, an owner managed, eco-friendly guest house, situated in Robertson, only 90 Min from Cape Town. The golf course and the Robertson Wine Route are also close by.

MEET
Celebrate and meet at GUBAS DE HOEK meet eat sleep for that very special occasion, which could be a wedding, anniversary, birthday or team meeting. The German owner’s with the dedicated team will give you their personal attention to create an unforgettable event.

EAT
It is your choice; anything that tickles your taste buds.
Cater for yourself in our guest kitchen or in the garden with a mobile braai.
Choose from a nice menu or spoil yourself with a three course fine dining set menu, headed by master chef Gunther, accompanied with the best wines from the area.

SLEEP
Elegant and cosy, comfortable to the hilt, all eight plus two rooms at GUBAS DE HOEK are individually decorated, furnished for your comfort and fully serviced.
Rooms: Extra length king size beds with a mainly twin option, white cotton percale linen, pillow menu, wall safe, int. power points, TV, magazines and books, fan and electric heating. Natural ventilation is made possible by thick walls, high ceilings, windows to open and shutters to close.
Bath: Mainly walk in shower with flexible shower heads, various amenities, hair dryer and washing line.

GARDEN
Relax in a beautiful, landscaped garden with a salt water rock pool with lots of cosy corners.

See you there.
from R950

Val d'Or Estate

8 Reviews
Sleeps 30 in 9 rooms

We are nestled in the foothills of the Western Cape's magnificent Franschhoek Mountains and set on 35 hectares of wine farm. Val d’Or...
We are nestled in the foothills of the Western Cape's magnificent Franschhoek Mountains and set on 35 hectares of wine farm. Val d’Or Estate offers luxurious guest house and self-catering accommodation idyllic country setting in which to shed city stress.

Val d'Or Guest House and Self-Catering is one of Franschhoek's most luxurious places to stay, offering easy access to all of Franschhoek’s many attractions which include wine estates, cheese tasting, trout fishing, mountain biking, chocolate tasting, horse riding, hiking trails, and several golf estates.

Val d’Or offers both guest house and self-catering accommodation. All rooms and suites feature DStv, DVD player, safe, robes, slippers, hairdryer, tea and coffee-making facilities, bar fridge, plus underfloor heating and air-conditioners to ensure your comfort all year round. Each room or suite has its own patio offering different views of the swimming pool, beautiful gardens, ornamental dams, and surrounding mountains.

The self-catering units offer the same 4 Star standard and facilities with breathtaking views, and are fully fitted and serviced daily. A Wi-Fi hot spot is available in the Barn House. Swimming towels are provided and smoking is allowed outside on the terrace or on your patio.

Val d’Or Estate is an idyllic country setting in which to shed city stress and also offers tailor-made packages to suit every wedding, honeymoon, conference, and function requirement.
from R990

Two Oaks B&B

1 Review
Sleeps 27 in 12 rooms

Two Oaks B&B is a luxury guest house set on a 3000 square metre property in Somerset West, part of the greater Cape Town area. We are...
Two Oaks B&B is a luxury guest house set on a 3000 square metre property in Somerset West, part of the greater Cape Town area. We are centrally located to Cape Town International Airport, Table Mountain, Cape Point, and the whales at Hermanus and False Bay.

The guest house offers three Deluxe Rooms with full kitchen, private lounge, and separate en-suite bedroom, as well as seven Standard en-suite rooms - some of which are located on a private sun deck overlooking the sea and mountains. All rooms are separate from the main homestead with private entrances, and features also include barbecue facilities and a coffee shop.

Your host, Martin, is a fellow golfer and will gladly arrange games and assist in planning day trips.
from R800

4 Heaven Guest House

Sleeps 12 in 5 rooms

4 Heaven Guest House welcomes you to a unique style of country house living where the owners have elegantly combined the rustic qualities...
4 Heaven Guest House welcomes you to a unique style of country house living where the owners have elegantly combined the rustic qualities of traditional Cape Dutch living with the splendour of sophisticated living. 4 Heaven Guest House is located on the serene outskirts of Somerset West, a historically rich and residential town in the heart of the Cape Winelands.

Start each day with a breath of fresh mountain air and the aroma of real Italian coffee served with a healthy breakfast on one of our inviting terraces, or in the lounge at the open fire during the chilly winter months.

When you’re not out and about exploring the sights and sounds of the Western Cape, escape into our naturally shaped lush garden or laze around the tropical pool while soaking up the warm African sun. Drinks from the honesty bar are at your disposal throughout the day to keep you refreshed.

Whether you require special transfer arrangements, golf arrangements, wine and dine recommendations and/or bookings, assistance with planning your holiday, we’ll be happy to oblige. For the business minded visitor we also offer wireless Internet access. Set amidst breathtaking natural surroundings on the slopes of the imposing Helderberg Mountains, 4 Heaven is much more than a guest house or holiday home.
from R1500

Somerton Manor Guest House

3 Reviews
Sleeps 80 in 11 rooms

Somerton Manor is a charming Cape Dutch style residence, set in the heart of the Winelands. ...
Somerton Manor is a charming Cape Dutch style residence, set in the heart of the Winelands. Additional facilities include a solar-heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, fully equipped gymnasium, and a thatched lapa area.

Enjoy a healthy breakfast on the verandah overlooking the large tranquil gardens, or a drink from the honesty bar, while the downstairs lounge lends itself to some quiet time with a good book by the crackling fireplace. Guests are also invited to taste some great South African wines in Somerton Manor’s exclusive wine cellar.

For golf enthusiasts, we have a membership to Erinvale Golf Course, enabling us to give our guests a discount. We offer a home away from home, with personal attention to all your needs.
from R1300

Akademie Street Guest Houses

23 Reviews
Sleeps 13 in 6 rooms

Akademie Street Guest Houses offers 5 Star accommodation in five unique buildings, all situated on...
Akademie Street Guest Houses offers 5 Star accommodation in five unique buildings, all situated on the same beautiful property in a quiet area of the Franschhoek village in the heart of the Cape Winelands.

There are four sun-kissed swimming pools and shady, gardens where one can lie in privacy and listen to the splashing of the fountains, the song of the cicadas, the cooing of the Cape Doves - sounds so evocative of the Cape Winelands.

This is coupled with the personal service that only a very small, family owned and managed, guest house can give. From this retreat one can stroll to the village centre and its famous restaurants. Historic wine farms, great golf courses, hiking, fly-fishing, and riding are all close by.

Gelatenheid/Equanimity is our largest guest house - a double storey just for two. The en-suite loft bedroom with king-size bed, dressing and living room area opens onto an upstairs verandah with special views over the mountains and vineyards. There is also a romantic bath under the trees with a heated towel rail. Downstairs there is a kitchen and a dining area overlooking a large pool and private garden.

Oortuiging/Conviction is our 1860’s luxury cottage nestled under a giant white stinkwood tree. It has two en-suite bedrooms, a lounge, a kitchen and a dining room. It has its own pool and private shade and sun gardens. Oortuiging can sleep three but takes two in spacious luxury.

Vreugde/Joy sleeps two in a king-size bed or, if previously requested, in twin three-quarter beds. The bath and shower are separate, there is a small kitchenette, and French doors open onto a wide verandah with beautiful garden and private pool. One can lounge on the leather sofa on the porch listening to the birds and the singing of the fountain. This is a very intimate, private place.

Uitsig/View sleeps two in a king-size bed or, if previously requested, in twin three-quarter beds. The bath and shower are separate, and French doors open onto a sun-baked balcony with a lovely view of the mountains. This private, upstairs suite is wonderfully comfortable. Uitsig shares a large heated pool and garden with Twyfeling.

Twyfeling/Doubting is a gracious Cape Dutch style house with large living rooms and two large bedroom suites, both of which sleep two in a king-size bed or, if previously requested, in twin three-quarter beds. Twyfeling shares a large heated pool and garden with Uitsig.

All our prices include VAT, Franschhoek Tourism levy, generous breakfasts, welcoming bottle of Champagne, free drinks, telephone, Internet, and laundry. "Best Small Guest House in South Africa" - For each of the last six years voted into top two in the Automobile Association – American Express Awards - Winner in 2006, 2007 and 2009 Amarula, Best Retreats in Africa – Service Excellence Award 2008.
from R3200

Oude Wellington Estate

4 Reviews
Sleeps 24 in 10 rooms

Enjoy a stay on our historical Cape Dutch wine estate set in the most unique and romantic valley, with its beautiful gables and traditional...
Enjoy a stay on our historical Cape Dutch wine estate set in the most unique and romantic valley, with its beautiful gables and traditional hospitality. It is also home to an unusual country restaurant in a working brandy distillery.

The thatched buildings are restored and have all the added little luxuries you expect, like air-conditioning, underfloor heating and real filter coffee. We have five Double Luxury Rooms, a Family Suite and a Honeymoon Suite which are all bed and breakfast. We also have one self-catering cottage, the Vineyard Cottage, which can be requested as bed and breakfast accommodation.

Be enchanted by the cuisine skills of John Tecklenburg, our well-known chef. Service and hospitality match the ever-changing menu of local and international cuisine. Oude Wellington is more than a restaurant and guest house, it is passion for food and wine.
from R800

SW1 Lodge

2 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

SW1 Lodge is a luxury paradise in the heart of Somerset West in the Cape Winelands. It has no equal in the Helderberg.
SW1 Lodge is a luxury paradise in the heart of Somerset West in the Cape Winelands. It has no equal in the Helderberg.

Operating since 2008 it has a reputation for offering travellers and business guests the very best in accommodation, cuisine and service.

Uniquely designed and decorated, SW1 Lodge is a masterpiece of Euro-African style and chic.
SW1 offers five luxury rooms on a bed and breakfast basis. A light menu is available all day till 4 pm and dinner is available on request. A bar is available for guests.

Each room is exquisite. Every luxury and comfort has been considered. Set in a verdant garden setting is a swimming pool, a sauna and a Jacuzzi.

SW1 Lodge has a resident manager who is dedicated to providing a full service to guests.
from R1200

Val du Charron Guest House

2 Reviews
Sleeps 28 in 12 rooms

Val du Charron Guest House is located on a working farm in the heart of the Bovlei Valley, ten...
Val du Charron Guest House is located on a working farm in the heart of the Bovlei Valley, ten minutes from the town of Wellington, and under an hour’s drive from Cape Town.

The guest house comprises nine luxurious suites, each with stunning views from their private balconies of the vineyards and the Hawekwa Mountains. Val du Charron offers 4 Star luxury in the winelands. We offer two large Family Rooms with queen-size and single beds, three Luxury Double Rooms with queen-size beds, and four Twin Rooms on a B&B basis with the option of dinner available.

Guests can enjoy a health breakfast or full farmer’s breakfast served in the dining area; which integrates with the wine and olive tasting facility and allows guests to access the working cellar during the day.

For a holistic view of the wine-making process or simply to enjoy the tranquillity of the farm, a number of walks and bike rides have been set up around the farm that highlight aspects such as the various cultivars of wine grown, the bee hives necessary to pollinate the vines and the dams that catch and supply the farm with all its water. Guests may also fish the basins for bass on a catch-and-releases basis.

Our stunning glass-fronted tasting room is the ideal party venue for weddings, birthdays, year ends and any other celebration seating up to 110.

During Wellington's hot summer months, a swimming pool is available for the exclusive use of guests. During the winter months large fireplaces with couches provide ambiance for board games or reading while sipping on a glass of Val du Charron's premium wine.
from R1370

Gable Manor

7 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 6 rooms

Join us for great hospitality in a stylish and modern guest house with luxurious fittings, furnishings, and spacious air-conditioned rooms...
Join us for great hospitality in a stylish and modern guest house with luxurious fittings, furnishings, and spacious air-conditioned rooms with beds that sleep so well. Enjoy the air of relaxation and understated elegance in this classic Cape Dutch architecturally-styled house set in the village of Franschhoek.

The two suites and four bedrooms feature air-conditioning, top class king-size or twin beds, crisp white percale linen, soft gowns, individual satellite TV, tea and coffee trays, carpets, safes, UK wall plugs, and hairdryers. The décor follows the theme of understated elegance, with each room having its own distinctive character, while the Balinese furniture perfectly matches the gentle colours in each room. The modern en-suite bathrooms with stylish terracotta tiles and unique backlit mirrors have power showers, heated towel rails, bath sheets and bath towels.

Breakfast comprises a selection of cereals, fresh fruit juices, yoghurt, fresh fruit salads, dried fruits, hams, salamis and a wide cheese selection together with home-made breads and produce all prepared with homegrown herbs, and a selection of fine teas and filter coffee.

Relax and chat over coffee after breakfast, meet in the lounge before visits, unwind and read a book, or sip a glass of wine before going to dinner. Cool in the summer and well heated in the winter, this is a very pleasant room all year round. Soak up the sun by the solar heated pool and relax in the stunning pool lounge with its library and selection of games.

A separate self-catering cottage offers two bedrooms with queen-size bed, a mezzanine open room with two single beds, an open-plan dining and kitchen area, and a spacious lounge. It has north and east covered patios and is situated in a beautiful garden.

To add to your comfort we are a non-smoking establishment. Minimum stay requirement of two nights all year round applies.
from R1560

Realou Franschhoek

11 Reviews
Sleeps 20 in 7 rooms

Realou guest house is situated in one of Franschhoek’s historical, 1868, monuments. It is conveniently located in the heart of Franschhoek...
Realou guest house is situated in one of Franschhoek’s historical, 1868, monuments. It is conveniently located in the heart of Franschhoek village, close to famous restaurants and within walking distance from many exquisite wine farms.

The guest house is beautifully restored with a luxurious old-world class. Each uniquely decorated suite has its own private entrance and many suites are equipped with lavish spa baths. Realou has a heated swimming pool and a garden Jacuzzi, in which to drink wine and gaze at the stars late into the night. Guests can feel at home while sunbathing, relaxing on the lawns or around the pool.
from R1400

Vredenburg Manor House

Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

Vredenburg Manor House is a Cape Dutch-style house dating back to the 1800's, and is ideally located in the heart of the Cape Winelands. ...
Vredenburg Manor House is a Cape Dutch-style house dating back to the 1800's, and is ideally located in the heart of the Cape Winelands. We are about 40 km from Cape Town, 15 minutes from the airport and 12 km from Stellenbosch.

Spend your days discovering the Cape's must-see attractions or unwind in the farm atmosphere, relaxing next to the pool or, in winter, warming up next to the fireplace. Two hectares of exotic garden landscape, five beautifully styled bedrooms, and two elegant fully furnished self-catering cottages, several exquisite amenities, and an efficient local run team complete the Vredenburg Manor House experience.

Lively outdoor activities, cafés, elegant restaurants, chic boutiques, a variety of craft markets, charming oak-lined streets, historic Cape Dutch architecture, magnificent mountain views and lush vineyards characterize the breathtaking beauty of our immediate surroundings.
from R1570

Monte Vidéo Guesthouse

2 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 9 rooms

Set on a gentle slope, nestling beneath the foothills of the Bain’s Kloof Pass, with a panoramic vista of imposing mountains and the lush...
Set on a gentle slope, nestling beneath the foothills of the Bain’s Kloof Pass, with a panoramic vista of imposing mountains and the lush farmland of historic Wamakersvallei, you will find Monte Video Guest House. It is an upmarket new country retreat, designed to suit the diverse needs of casual vacationers and corporate visitors alike.

Monte Vidéo Guest House boasts nine spacious, well-appointed double bedroom suites, as well as a conference venue that can accommodate 40 seated guests, making it ideal for a wide spectrum of functions and events.

After a tranquil night’s sleep, enjoy a full breakfast in the stylish dining room where home cooked lunches and dinners are available on request. Relax in the lounge area while you plan the day’s activities and much later, as the sun sets over the valley, savour leisurely sundowners and fine estate wines at our intimate bar or on the wrap-around patio, with the glittering stars above and the warm, welcoming lights of our little town below.

Mere minutes from bustling, historically-rich Wellington in the Cape Winelands, surrounded by over 30 local wineries and five brandy producers, as well as a host of outdoor attractions all within a 70 km drive from Cape Town International Airport, Monte Video Guest House also offers easy access to several other well-known places of interest, including Paarl, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Tulbagh, Ceres, Riebeek-West and Riebeek-Kasteel.

Your hospitable host and hostess, Albertus and Dalene Buckle, look forward to accommodating you at Monte Video and sharing the delights of their charming region.
from R880

Excelsior Manor Guesthouse

2 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 9 rooms

Grandeur, spaciousness, comfort and serenity - the attributes of a palace, however large or humble...
Grandeur, spaciousness, comfort and serenity - the attributes of a palace, however large or humble the size of the kingdom. If you have ever felt the need to experience a palace in the Breede River Valley, Excelsior is opening its doors to you.

During 1859 the first member of the De Wet clan began clearing the veld of the Little Karoo in today’s Robertson-Ashton area to create pasturage. By the end of the nineteenth century his three sons already showed their resourcefulness by breeding horses and vines on this land. The youngest brother, Jacobus Stephanus or Kowie, soon became one of the most successful ostrich breeders in the Robertson district on his farm Excelsior. As ostrich plumes were the essence of haute couture at the time, the affluence of the trade was soon reflected in the “feather palace” architectural style. Kowie de Wet built at that time, producing an enormous farmhouse on Excelsior with the characteristic elegance of the Victorian era.

As the age of mechanization rolled in, the invention of the motorcar brought the fashion of ostrich feather millinery to a grinding halt. With the collapse of the ostrich feather industry, Kowie and his son Oscar again resorted to breeding horses and vines, with Excelsior being one of the few farms which was not declared insolvent at the time.

Today the farm has been planted with noble cultivars like Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines are successfully sold locally and abroad.

The Manor House is the original home and has been extensively restored to its former glory. It has nine luxury en-suite bedrooms prepared for the guest lodge. The spacious rooms provided adequate internal space for all this renovation without altering the external façade. Thus the tranquil proportions of the exterior have been retained with the original wooden window frames and gables all intact from a century ago.

Many old trees grace the garden and these have been maintained. The northern side now offers a refuge of hedged in tranquility with fragrant old roses and a rose labyrinth to restore one’s soul. The south side of the house opens onto a wooden deck surrounding a deep blue swimming pool. This elevated but secluded deck offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the vineyards, the Langeberg, splendid sunsets and generally the ‘kingdom’ of this fertile valley.

Enjoy scrumptious breakfasts before going on excursions for the day, or order lunch and lounge at the pool. For the more active, you can enjoy fishing and swimming in the dam across the road, and walks through the vineyards. Or why not take a donkey cart ride to one of the six wine tasting facilities within walking distance for the bold.After a long day dinners will be served on request in either the dining room or out on the deck.

The De Wets look forward to welcoming you to share in the tranquility of their farm and the old-time splendor of the feather palace of Excelsior.
from R1240

Lekkerwijn Historic Country Guest House

10 Reviews
Sleeps 29 in 8 rooms

Lekkerwijn is a historic Cape Dutch homestead near Franschhoek, furnished with Cape Dutch furniture...
Lekkerwijn is a historic Cape Dutch homestead near Franschhoek, furnished with Cape Dutch furniture in a large garden setting. The guest house offers accommodation in seven en-suite rooms with Wi-Fi access and a self-catering cottage furnished with king-size, double or single beds. Each room is equipped with a heater, tea and coffee facilities and all rooms are non-smoking.

Guests can also enjoy lovely garden or mountain views from their rooms. The self-catering cottage is equipped with a small kitchenette as well as a dining area and lounge with a desk. The grounds and gardens feature a pool area and a petting zoo with miniature animals to keep children entertained. A nursery is also available with professional child care staff on hand.

Breakfast is included and other meals and services are available on request. In addition, a chauffeur is available to drive guests to restaurants, wineries and local weddings. Lekkerwijn offers a lovely setting for weddings and is situated in the heart of the Cape wine country, about a 15-minute drive from Stellenbosch and Paarl.
from R700
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