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About Bonne Esperance Guest Lodge

Bonne Esperance is a charming Victorian villa, originally built in 1901, and featuring a wrap-around verandah, cast iron mouldings, and corner-turret. The house retained the same charm and ambience of that era but with the added luxuries of the modern age.

Our 15 comfortable en-suite guest rooms are lovingly decorated and include telephone, hospitality tray, minibar fridge, wireless Internet access, hairdryer, heater, and ceiling fan. Enjoy breakfast Au Provence in our butter yellow breakfast room or outside on the verandah overlooking the garden. After a day of exploring come and relax next to the pool in the enclosed courtyard garden or in winter next to the fire in the guest lounge.

The historic town centre of Stellenbosch can be reached by a mere five-minute stroll along the oak-lined Van Riebeeck Street and old mill stream. Bonne Esperance is the perfect base from which to explore the Western Cape. The Stellenbosch region has numerous activities to offer, the most famous being the world-class wine estates and a wine tour is a must. The valley is also the idyllic setting for walking trails, hiking, cycling, bird watching, and horse riding, and golfing enthusiasts are well catered for with several championship golf courses close by. Cape Town with Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront and vibrant city centre is 40 minutes drive away. Cape Point, Hermanus with its whales, and the West Coast can be reached within 90 minutes. For someone visiting the Stellenbosch University it offers ideal accommodation close to campus.

At Bonne Esperance service is always attentive, never intrusive. If you need assistance to plan your day, book a tour or hire a motor vehicle, we are there to assist you. Expect informative and friendly hospitality from your host Annemien Kotze and her team.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 57
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 10 Reviews

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Hiking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

We request that our guests arrive between 14:00 and 20:00, if not possible please provide us with the details.

Availability and pricing

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  • Classic Room Classic Room Sleeps 3 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 5 Spacious Guest room most of which overlook the courtyard garden with plunge pool, en suite bathroom with shower over... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, DStv, Shower over bath, Garden views, Air-Conditioning see more Twin beds, King beds, DStv, Shower over bath, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Swimming pool views
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      • Budget Room Budget Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 4 Small yet functional single room with small en suite shower room Features:  Double beds, DStv, Shower only, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Heater see more Double beds, DStv, Shower only, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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          • Classic Room exclusive to website Classic Room exclusive to website Sleeps 3 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 4 Spacious Guest room most of which overlook the courtyard garden with plunge pool, en suite bathroom with shower over... see more
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              • Studio Apartment Studio Apartment Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 3 Semi self-catering Studio with en suite bathroom with a shower. Facilities: air-conditioning, flat screen television... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom see more Twin beds, King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Self-catering, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Heater, Television, Satellite TV, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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                  • Studio Apartment exclusive to website Studio Apartment exclusive to website Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 3 Semi self-catering Studio with en suite bathroom with a shower. Facilities: air-conditioning, flat screen television... see more
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                      • Loft Room Loft Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 Guest room in the loft, en suite bathroom with shower Features:  Double beds, DStv, Shower only, Upstairs, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Double beds, DStv, Shower only, Upstairs, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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                          • Honeymoon Studio Honeymoon Studio Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Semi self-catering honeymoon suite, en suite bathroom with a shower and victorian bath . Facilities: air-conditioning,... see more
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                              • One Bedroom Apartment One Bedroom Apartment Sleeps 4 Includes: Self-catering Self-catering apartment with living room and kitchenette, one bedroom and en suite bathroom with a shower. Double sleepe... see more Features:  Twin beds, King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom see more Twin beds, King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Heater, Television, Satellite TV, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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                                  Reviews for Bonne Esperance Guest Lodge

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                                  Tobias Oliver Beyer, Germany
                                  12 May 2016

                                  the guesthouse has a very good Service and is perfectly located in the City. Some rooms are small with small beds.  

                                  Nadene Visser, South Africa
                                  27 May 2015

                                  A lovely stay!  The booking was split, with a night in-between, and the staff knew who I was when I arrived again.  The rooms are beautiful, the setting ideal and I certainly would like to stay there again.

                                  Tarryn Uys, South Africa
                                  18 November 2013

                                  I haven't stayed at Bonne Esperance since 2010, and it is still as charming and delightful as it was last time. We were really well taken care of, the rooms are cosy and have everything you need (the feather duvets are just wonderful)! Very happy, and Bonne Esperance is my b&b of choice in Stellies.

                                  Gunnar Lauridsen, Denmark
                                  14 February 2012

                                  We very much enjoyed out stay in this charming guest house. The lovely garden, the room and the helpful and friendly staff. Would love to come back!

                                  Hilary Main, United Kingdom
                                  03 January 2012

                                  We found the guest house staff very welcoming and enjoyed our stay. We think, however, that the rooms are a little 'faded' now and we had difficulty with the shower water temperature. It was either too hot or too cold and very difficult to adjust to a comfortable level. Our daughter and son-in-law had the same experience. The bathrooms definitely need to be modernized.

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                                  Bonne Esperance Guest Lodge is 1km from the centre of Stellenbosch , the nearest airport 30km (Cape Town International Airport).
                                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling