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Accommodation in the Winelands & Cape Town

Featured below are some guest lodges, hotels, country inns, B&Bs and self-catering cottages in the winelands, many of them on wine farms. Unless stated to the contrary, all speak English and Afrikaans, have parking and gardens/terraces. Rates are for standard double rooms unless otherwise specified - for example per person (pp) or breakfast included (B&B). Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) ratings where provided. Should you wish to know about wheelchair access, please discuss with the relevant venue.

Calitzdorp

The Retreat at Groenfontein

The Retreat at Groenfontein

Groenfontein Road, district Calitzdorp (20 km from Calitzdorp, off Route 62)

What you get
8 rooms | Rates on request


TGCSA 3- & 4-star guest house; AA Quality Assured highly recommended

A consistent award winner, this welcoming, personally run, 3- and 4-star Victorian farmhouse offers both standard and garden rooms. You’ll enjoy personal pampering, hearty breakfasts and tasty dinners. The inviting lounge and dining room overlook sweeping lawns and the majestic Swartberg. Take leisurely walks, challenging trails, explore the rock pools in the river, bird-watch or simply laze at the pool, soaking up the peace and silence.

More information
VISA & MasterCard accepted | Restaurant (problem diets catered for - advise when booking) | Pool | Children & pets welcome | Mountain biking | Walking trails | Birding | River with rock pools | Secure parking | Laundry service | Safe | Free Wifi | French, German, Italian & Swedish spoken | Owner Marie Holstensson

Cape Town Central

The Silo Hotel

The Silo Hotel

Silo Square, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town

What you get
28 rooms | Low season R14,300 per night (entry-level room & breakfast), high season R23,400 per night (entry-level room & breakfast)


TGCSA 5-star premium luxury hotel

The Silo is an exclusive five-star premium hotel in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, towering above Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa and defined by Heatherwick Studio’s shimmering geometric windows. Each of the 28 rooms has been individually decorated using colourful and eclectic pieces which juxtapose the modern, industrial architecture. The experience at The Silo Hotel is focused on the art and culture of South Africa’s Mother City while celebrating its exquisite natural beauty. See also The Granary Café on the ­Restaurants in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Major credit cards accepted | The Granary Café, Willaston Bar and The Silo Rooftop | Conference room (seats 22) | Spa & sauna | Gym | Pool | 24-hour concierge | Laundry service | Air-conditioning | Under-floor heating | TV | Limited DStv (Netflix & Amazon available) | Wifi | Mini bar & in-room snacks | Safe

Franschhoek

Franschhoek Cellar – Rose & Protea Cottages

Franschhoek Cellar – Rose & Protea Cottages

Franschhoek Cellar, R45, Franschhoek Main Road, Franschhoek

What you get
2 cottages sleeping 4 pax per cottage | R2,000-R2,500 per cottage


Contemporary-chic cottages beside wine production cellar

Ideal for winelovers wanting to be close to the action, Rose and Protea cottages are situated beside the production cellar on the premises in the heart of Franschhoek. Both cottages have been remodelled to match the contemporary-chic styling of the visitor venue, which is also on the property. The self-catering homes each sleep four adults and have been fitted with all modern conveniences to ensure you have a relaxing stay in one of South Africa’s food capitals. See also Brampton Wine Studio, Old Road Wine Co and The Jetty Restaurant at Fryer's Cove on the Restaurants in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
VISA & MasterCard accepted | Restaurant | Conference facilities | Weddings/functions | Winetasting | Secure parking | Air-conditioning | Fireplace | Safe | TV | DStv | Wifi

La Petite Ferme

La Petite Ferme

Pass Road, Franschhoek

What you get
9 rooms | Rates from R3,480-R13,146 per room (breakfast included)


TGCSA 4-star boutique hotel

La Petite Ferme Boutique Hotel & Winery offers the perfect combination of private, contemporary country-style accommodation, luxury amenities and heart-warming hospitality. Situated on the Oliphants Pass high on the Middagkrans Mountain slopes, the Manor House and Vineyard Suites each have all the creature comforts you’d expect plus spectacular views of Franschhoek Valley – a picture-perfect paradise in which to relax. See also The Restaurant at La Petite Ferme on the Restaurants in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Major credit cards accepted | Restaurant | Vine Orientation tours | Winetasting | Secure parking | Air-conditioning | Ceiling fans | Fireplace | Under-floor heating | Safe | TV | DStv | Wifi | Some rooms have plunge pools | Owner The Nest Estate

Hermanus

High Season Farm Cottages

High Season Farm Cottages

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus

What you get
8 cottages | Rates from R360 pp (low season) to R500 pp (high season)


TGCSA 4-star self-catering

High Season Farm is ideally located near the whale-watching hotspot of Hermanus, and within walking distance of all the top pinot noir vineyards of the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Beautifully decorated 4-star farm cottages are ideal for groups or couples travelling to this internationally hailed and wonderfully scenic wine region.

More information
VISA, MasterCard, Diners Club & Amex accepted | Weddings/functions | Pool | Mountain biking | Walks/hikes | Birding | Cellar tours | Winetasting | Secure parking | Laundry service | Air-conditioning | Ceiling fans | Fireplace | Under-floor heating | Safe | TV | DStv | Wifi

Kuils River

Zevenwacht Country Inn

Zevenwacht Country Inn

Zevenwacht Wine Estate, Langverwacht Road, Kuils River

What you get
Total 38 rooms: 1 honeymoon suite (deluxe), 12 Country Inn luxury suites, 7 x 3-bedroom cottages, 1 x 4-bedroom self-catering chalet • Low season from R900 pps B&B, high season from R1,260 pps B&B


TGCSA 4-star country house (Country Inn honeymoon and luxury suites only)

Meaning ‘Seven Expectations‘, the name Zevenwacht encapsulates several delights that await visitors at this historic estate. Choose between the Country Inn, offering four-star accommodation in luxuriously appointed, air-conditioned suites; three-bedroom Vineyard Cottages; or self-catering four-bedroom chalet. See also Zevenwacht Restaurant on the Restaurants in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Major credit cards accepted | Restaurant | Conferences | Weddings/functions | Spa | Sauna | Pool | Tennis court | Mountain biking | Walks/hikes | Birding | Cellar tours | Winetasting | Secure parking | Shuttle service | Laundry service | Air-conditioning | TV | DSTV | Wifi | Safe | Owners Harold & Denise Johnson

Robertson

Windfall Guest Cottages

Windfall Guest Cottages

Retreat, Agterkliphoogte Valley, Robertson

What you get
5 cottages | R500 pp sharing (high season)


Self-catering guest cottages

Splashes of bright, inviting colour in a quiet Robertson valley, the individually decorated self-catering cottages on Windfall farm will lift your spirit just by looking at them! There are different units for families and couples, all with own braai area, along with refreshing pool to cool off in and variety of kids’ activities on offer. It’s the perfect getaway to recharge, with the bonus of handcrafted, award-winning Windfall wines and brandy to taste by arrangement. Hopefully, with more rain this year the dams will be full and you can enjoy jumping off the jetty and having sundowners at the boma.

More information
VISA & MasterCard accepted | Children welcome | Pet friendly | Pool | Mountain biking | Walks/hikes | Winetasting by appointment only | TV | DStv

Stellenbosch

Bonne Esperance Guest House

Bonne Esperance Guest House

17 Van Riebeeck Street, Stellenbosch

What you get
17 rooms | Rates from R1,195 single/R2,150 double (low season) to R1,595 single/R2,950 double (high season), breakfast included | 8 self-catering rooms also available, rates on request


TGCSA 4-star guest house

Bonne Esperance is an acclaimed boutique guest house in Stellenbosch, the charming winelands town known for its majestic mountains, lush vineyards and historical, artistic and cultural richness. Seventeen luxury rooms are set in a Victorian-style villa built in 1907, which retains its Old World charm with the welcome addition of modern comforts to ensure a perfect stay. Within easy walking distance of the town centre, where most restaurants, shops and sidewalk cafes are located, Bonne Esperance lives up to its French name – ‘Good Hope’ – in creating an experience where guests feel refreshed, revitalised and inspired during and after their visit.

More information
VISA, MasterCard, Diners Club & AMEX accepted | TripAdvisor Hall of Fame | Pool | Secure parking | Shuttle service | Laundry service | Air-conditioning | Safe | TV | DStv | Wifi

Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa

Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa

Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch

What you get
Villa, Owners, Presidential, Superior, Luxury & Deluxe lodges | Rates from R10,000 pps (breakfast included)


Exclusive and luxurious lodges with spectacular views

A magnificent Cape winelands property flanked by majestic mountain ranges, Delaire Graff Estate is a unique destination offering exceptional experiences born of exclusive lodges and villa, a destination spa, two outstanding restaurants, state-of-the-art winery and wine lounge, and luxury boutiques. See also Delaire Graff Restaurant and Indochine on the Restaurants in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
VISA, MasterCard & international money transfer accepted (Amex & Diners Club cards not accepted) | Delaire Graff & Indochine restaurants | Functions | Spa | Sauna | Gym | Pool | Jacuzzi | Mountain biking | Walks/hikes | Cellar tours | Winetasting | Secure parking | Shuttle service | Helipad | In-room tea & coffee facilities | Laundry service | Air-conditioning | Under-floor heating | Safe | TV | DStv | DVD player | Wifi | Condé Nast Traveller Gold List - Top 20 Best Hotels in the World (Feb 2018)

Deux Frères Luxury Villas

Deux Frères Luxury Villas

Le Present Farm, R44/Klapmuts Road, Stellenbosch

What you get
2 villas | Rates from R2,275 (low season) to R5,000 (high season) breakfast included


Luxury villas

On the Simonsberg foothills, just 10 minutes from Stellenbosch, the exclusive and luxurious Villa Sclavoi and Villa Zamia are part of award-winning Deux Frères boutique winery. Each villa has a king-size en suite bedroom and large verandas with beautiful views of the valley and vineyard, plus a large conservatory with collection of plants, reading material and fireplace. The villas share access to a private pool area with comfortable loungers, as well as a large garden with a vast collection of cycads from around the world and active birdlife. The villas are ideal for exploring the wine route, conducting business in Stellenbosch or simply relaxing and rejuvenating in the winelands.

More information
VISA, MasterCard & EFT accepted | Private lounge | Dining space | Warm & cold beverage station | Pool | Cellar tours | Winetasting | Concierge service | Laundry service | Air-conditioning | Fireplace | Safe | TV | DStv | Wifi | Secure parking | Private entrance | English spoken

Jordan Luxury Suites

Jordan Luxury Suites

Jordan Wine Estate, Stellenbosch Kloof Road, Stellenbosch

What you get
13 rooms | Rates on request (breakfast included)


Klink Award best accommodation on a wine estate

Tucked away close to the wine cellar, restaurant and bakery, the luxury suites on Jordan Wine Estate offer panoramic views of the vineyards and Stellenbosch mountains. Each suite has spacious interiors that are individually designed and uniquely decorated, making Jordan Luxury Suites an ideal choice for a perfect winelands getaway. See also Jordan Restaurant and The Cellar Door on the Restaurants in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Major credit cards accepted | Restaurant | Conference facilities | Functions | Cellar tours | Winetasting | Secure parking | Laundry service | Air-conditioning | Fireplace | Safe | TV | DStv | Wifi | English & Afrikaans spoken | Owners Jordan family

Laibach Vineyards Lodge

Laibach Vineyards, R44, Klapmuts Road, Stellenbosch

What you get
5 apartments | R850 pps, single R1,450


TGCSA 4-star self-catering apartments

Laibach Vineyards invites you to its lodge in the middle of a sea of organic vines. At this 50-hectare working wine farm, just a few kilometres north of Stellenbosch, five spacious and comfortable self-catering apartments are offered, each with a private en suite bathroom, small but fully furnished kitchen, LCD satellite TV and wifi, and deck with magnificent Table Mountain views.

More information
Major credit cards accepted | Pool | Walks/hikes | Winetasting | Secure parking | Ceiling fans | TV | DStv | Wifi | Safe | Owners Laibach family from Germany

Lanzerac – Hotel

Lanzerac – Hotel

1 Lanzerac Road, Stellenbosch

What you get
53 rooms & suites | Seasonal rates on request


TGCSA 5-star boutique hotel

Steeped in history, and nestled in Stellenbosch’s idyllic Jonkershoek Valley, 329-year-old Lanzerac is synonymous with Old World charm and rich Cape heritage. Staying in exquisitely styled rooms and suites, blending period grandeur with contemporary style, guests are indulged with warm and passionate service, and the best wine and cuisine – in short, the finest hospitality the Cape winelands has to offer. See also Lanzerac – Dining on the Restaurants in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Major credit cards accepted | Main restaurant, cigar bar, pub & casual deli | Conferences | Weddings/functions | Day spa | Sauna | Gym | Pool | Jacuzzi | Helipad | Horse riding | Mountain biking | Walks/hikes | Birding | Cellar tours | Winetasting on-site | Secure parking | Shuttle service | Laundry service | Air-conditioning | Under-floor heating | TV | DStv | Wifi | In-room tea & coffee facilities | Safe

Spier Hotel

Spier Hotel

R310, Baden Powell Road, Stellenbosch

What you get
151 rooms | From R3,500 per room B&B


4-star hotel

Village-style buildings, lush green lawns and spacious rooms beside the calming Eerste River are the defining characteristics of the 4-star Spier Hotel. The rooms are clustered around six courtyards, each with their own swimming pool. The design is reminiscent of the Bo-Kaap or Mediterranean villages where pedestrians have right of way. The hotel is situated on the historic Spier wine farm in the heart of the Stellenbosch winelands, just 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport.

More information
Major credit cards accepted | Spier Farm Café | Conferences | Weddings/functions | Spa | Pool | Mountain biking | Walks/hikes | Segway tours, Eagle Encounters & self-guided VoiceMap walks | Birding | Winetasting | Secure parking | Shuttle service | Laundry service | Air-conditioning | Ceiling fans | DStv | Wifi | Safe | TripAdvisor Hall of Fame | Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery | Spier Shop

The Homestead at Oldenburg Vineyards

The Homestead at Oldenburg Vineyards

Zevenrivieren Road, Banhoek, Stellenbosch

What you get
6 bedrooms | Rates from R27,000-R39,500 for two bedrooms with up to 2 pax/room (breakfast included). Surcharge per additional room applies | Guests staying min 3 nights treated to complimentary gourmet SA braai or 3-course dinner


Luxury guest villa sleeping max 12 persons

Spacious and elegantly proportioned, the 200-year-old Oldenburg homestead has been meticulously restored and modernised to create a seamless flow of indoor and outdoor spaces for relaxed family living and sophisticated entertaining. The Homestead is well suited to a multi-generational family, party of friends or corporate team. Fringed by a well-established garden, olive groves and vineyards, the two-level house has deep verandas, large swimming pool and gym. It comes with a butler and housekeeper.

More information
Guests have access to all facilities & services | Major credit cards accepted | Complimentary winetasting | Daily fruit & snacks | Gym | Pool | Mobile spa & yoga sessions (extra cost) | Mountain biking (extra cost for hiring bikes) | Walks/hikes | Birding | Secure parking | Shuttle & transfer service (extra cost) | Laundry service | Safe | Air-conditioning | Fireplaces in common areas | Under-floor heating in bathrooms | TV | DStv | Free wifi

The Residence at Haskell Vineyards

The Residence at Haskell Vineyards

Annandale Road, Lynedoch, Stellenbosch

What you get
2-bedroom house & 1-bedroom cottage | Rates from R1,500-R3,700 per night


Luxury country house

The Residence and the Cottage are set in the foothills of Helderberg Mountain, within 9 km of De Zalze Golf Estate. Secluded and fringed by vines, both homes offer tranquillity and stunning mountain views. The historic town of Stellenbosch is just a 15-minute drive distant, and the surrounding countryside offers nature lovers outstanding hiking and walking opportunities in a beautiful part of South Africa. See also Longtable Restaurant on the Restaurants in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Major cards, EFT & cash accepted | Restaurant | Conference facilities | Weddings/functions | Children welcome | Walks/hikes | Winetasting | Secure parking | Laundry service | Safe | Air-conditioning | Fireplace | TV | DStv | Wifi | German spoken | Owner Haskell Vineyards

Note: The above are paid entries. The venues supplied information on their cuisine, menus, accommodation and attractions, which was then edited for consistency of style. To have your accommodation establishment, restaurant or wine tours featured online or in the hardcover guide, contact Philip van Zyl.