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About Acara

Situated in the heart of the Winelands near Stellenbosch, Acara is nestled in a valley called "Happy Vale" amidst scenic vineyards with beautiful views of the Helderberg Mountains. Fiona offers exceptional hospitality and can offer suggestions on day trips, restaurants and things to do in the region.

The three cottages are all beautifully appointed, each with double doors leading onto a private terrace or deck area. They all have beautiful views to the sparkling heated swimming pool, large gardens, paddocks and of course to the mountains beyond. Acara usually offers accommodation on a self-catering basis due to the excellent restaurants in the area, but a hamper breakfast comprising warm croissants and fresh juice can be supplied on request.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 2 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Reviews: 17 Reviews
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October Special!

Get 15% off your stay at Acara! Valid for nights in September and October 2015. Subject to availability.

From Tue, 01 Sep 2015
To Sat, 31 Oct 2015


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
* Please enquire for further details.

Acara Rooms

Reviews for Acara

17 guest reviews Reviews of

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Pauline Wood, United Kingdom
15 February 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Lavender cottage.We are a party of 3 adults and cottage met all our needsLovely views across gardens and paddocks.Easy access to Stellenbosch and attractions of the areaStellenbosch square handy for food shopping etc.

Dr. Alexander Suhm, South Africa
04 January 2013

Acara is ine of the best locations we have ever been in South Africa.Fiona and Dave are perfect hosts, present when you need them.The cottages, the garden and the pool, all in very good condition and well maintained. A nice scenery with the surrounding mountains.We will stay there again and recommend it to our friends.

Judith Paulsen, South Africa
06 August 2012

My husband and I had such an awesome relaxing time at Acara. The place is neat, clean and modern. Fiona is just so friendly, sweet and hospitable! God bless you and your family Fiona. Thanks for a lovely weekend. We will definately come again.

Mary-Ann Wilkinson, South Africa
06 July 2010

Very relaxing, everyone very friendly.The information file that Fiona provides is very useful.

Megan Ter Haar, South Africa
28 September 2009

The kids loved the dogs and my daughter could not wait to feed and tend to the horses in the morning. Really a lovely place and will recommend it to friends and family

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Acara Map

Acara is 0.9km from the centre of Raithby , the nearest airport 24.2km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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