Grand Dédale Country House

4 Guest Reviews
4 Customer Reviews
  • Manor House
  • Alfresco dining
  • Luxury Loft Room
  • Superior Loft Room
  • Elegant Living suite
  • Romantic Living Cottage
  • Entrance hall
  • Manor House
  • Manor House and cottages
  • Vineyards
  • Description
  • Facilities
The historic Manor House on Doolhof Wine Estate, dating back to the early 1700s has recently been restored to its former Cape Dutch elegance and now houses six individually designed and appointed en-suite bedrooms, offering 5 Star luxuries and service. Our free-standing thatched cottage forms the seventh bedroom and is ideal for honeymooners or guests seeking additional privacy.

We believe that luxury comes with space and have therefore created a large veranda, two dining areas, a library and tea lounge, a TV lounge with international channels, two conservatories, extensive landscaped gardens and a 15-meter pool, ensuring a high level of privacy and comfort.

Situated in a long valley just below the Bainskloof Pass, the estate not only offers a wide variety of outdoor activities but is also an ideal base from which to explore the Cape. The name 'Doolhof' is the Afrikaans word for labyrinth and was given by the early settlers of the 1700s to this estate, due to the many hills and vales which allowed only one way in and out. 'Grand Dédale' translates into 'great labyrinth'. 

Today we invite our guests to experience the mystical Doolhof Valley. When entering the romantic country road leading into the estate, visitors are surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery, vineyards and mysterious forests. The gates with the great 'D' lead past manicured horse paddocks and rows of white roses, revealing the beauty and elegance of the estate. 

Start your day with a delicious 'Cap Classique' breakfast with a range of homemade treats and a mouthwatering selection of cooked dishes. Light lunches and snacks are served throughout the day; picnic baskets or backpacks are available by prior arrangement. In the afternoons we serve a high tea buffet with homemade delicacies. Join us for a sundown aperitif or wine tasting, which is followed by an imaginative three-course table d’hôte menu, prepared by our resident chef. Emphasising game and seafood, all ingredients are locally sourced and prepared in a Cape idiom.

For the active traveller, the 380 hectares of mountains, vineyards and fynbos, which even stretches across Bainskloof Pass, are ideal for hiking, mountain biking and horse riding. For larger groups we can also arrange clay pigeon shooting, quad biking or paragliding on the estate. Many more activities, such as trout fishing, hot air-ballooning or canyoning are available close by. Some of the most beautiful golf courses are within a 45-minute drive. 

A treatment room by the pool area is available for a wide range of stress relieving and invigorating spa treatments performed by professional mobile therapist.
  • Type: Boutique Hotel, Country House
  • Sleeps: 14
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 4
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • ADSL Internet
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans
  • French
  • Italian
  • Austrian


  • 5 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

4 Reviews on Grand Dédale Country House

Great spot found amongst stiff competition in the Winelands. Their attention to details with everything was excellent and first class. Will return.

06 January 2014

We had a wonderful weekend at Dedale Country House. The setting is beautiful, very peaceful and the house is beautiful, luxurious yet relaxed. The food was outstanding.

20 February 2012

Despite the miserable weather, our night at Grand Dedale was stunning. The pictures just don't do the place justice, it is beautiful and tucked away the hills and valleys. My recommendation is to go for the lofts, they are wonderful and cosy, as well as private. Don't make our mistake though, get there in time to enjoy the High Tea. if it's anything like breakfast, it'll be amazing.

04 July 2011

This was an unforgettable 24 hour stay. The Manor House has been restored and decorated to an immaculate and extremely elegant standard. The service was exceptional; the setting is glorious - surrounded by mountains and vineyards. This is the perfect place to get away from it all and be pampered.

25 February 2010

Room information

Elegant Living Suites x 3

Includes: B & B

Our Elegant Living Suites are on the ground floor of the Manor House. In addition, the rooms offer private outdoor patios as well as private dining areas. All beds are extra-length king-size beds which split into twin beds. Bathrooms consist of twin basins, free-standing bathtubs with separate showers as well as heated towel rails and underfloor heating. Beverages from the self-service bar and afternoon teas are included in the rate.

Luxury Loft Living Room x 1

Includes: B & B

The Luxury Loft Living Room is on the first floor under the thatched roof. The bed is an extra-length king-size bed which splits into twin beds. The bathroom consists of a twin basin, a free-standing bathtub with a shower overhead as well as a heated towel rail and underfloor heating. Beverages from the self-service bar and afternoon teas are included in the rate.

Romantic Living Cottage x 1

Includes: B & B

The cottage offers all the facilities as the rooms in the Manor House. The downstairs area consists of an open-plan lounge and two bathrooms, one with a shower and one with a jet bath. As it stands a short distance away from the main house, the cottage offers a private minibar and a satellite TV. The wooden staircase leads to the bedroom upstairs with a king-size bed. A large private patio overlooking the horse paddocks and forests completes the experience.

Superior Loft Living Rooms x 2

Includes: B & B

The Superior Loft Living Rooms are on the first floor under the thatched roof. The beds are extra-length king size beds which split into twin beds. The bathrooms consist of twin basins, free-standing bathtubs with showers overhead as well as heated towel rails and underfloor heating. Beverages from the self-service bar and afternoon teas are included in the rate.

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Special Offer

Romantic Season


One night in a luxurious room or suite, including
• Welcome drink, fruit basket & fresh flowers in your room on arrival
• Cap Classique breakfast daily
• Afternoon snack buffet with homemade treats
• All beverages from the self service bar fridges
• A 3-course gourmet dinner including canapés, aperitif, amuse bouche, tea & coffee

R1100 per person sharing/night in a Loft Room
R1350 per person sharing/night in an Elegant Suite
R1675 per person sharing/night in the Romantic Cottage

Stay another night and receive 10% discount on spa treatments
OR Stay for three nights and only pay for two (dinners excluded)!

Valid from 4th May to 30th September 2014; subject to availability; terms & conditions apply; limited number of rooms available per special; the specials do not apply to house rental bookings.

  • Sun, 04 May, 2014
  • Tue, 30 Sep, 2014