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About Acara

Situated in the Winelands between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, Acara is nestled in a valley called "Happy Vale" amidst scenic vineyards with beautiful views of the Helderberg Mountains. There are 4 exclusive cottages - Acara can sleep up to 12 people. Peaceful and quiet, all rooms have heating/cooling, high speed, wireless internet and ipod facilities. All are normally offered on a self catering basis - they are fully equipped, but breakfast is also offered on request. 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.

Golf: We are situated in the middle of MANY of the best courses the Cape has to offer! Superb location!

Family friendly: If you are travelling with children, I’d like to say that we do have an un-netted pool, and 2 (very small!) streams on the property – important to bear in mind with very young children. We also have animals... :-)

Romantic: Romantic willow trees and beautifully landscaped gardens. Gravel pathways to meander though, and benches and private area's to sit and sip a glass of wine or two.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 7 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Reviews: 17 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Mid Range
  • Upper
  • Top End
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • see more

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Shona
* 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 12.3km from the centre of Stellenbosch , 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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