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Accommodation

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 R13,500 per night (entry-level room & breakfast), high season R22,100 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 ­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 | DStv | Wifi | Mini bar & in-room snacks | Safe

Camps Bay

The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town

What you get
70 rooms | Best available seasonal rates B&B


TGCSA 5-star hotel

Award-winning Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa is situated on Cape Town’s most scenic route, flanking Table Mountain National Park and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the family-run Red Carnation Hotel Collection, it offers 55 deluxe guest rooms and 15 luxurious suites, not to mention a holistic spa and private cinema, with Azure Restaurant serving up breathtaking views in addition to legendary local cuisine and Sushi@12A in The Café Grill offering delicious sushi specialities. See also Azure on ­Restaurants in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

More information
Major credit cards accepted | Azure and Café Grill restaurants with Sushi By 12A sushi bar | Conferences | Weddings/functions | Spa | Gym | Hydrotherapy pools | Walks/hikes | Wine, gin & craft beer tasting | Secure parking | Complimentary shuttle service to Waterfront | Laundry service | Air-conditioning | TV | DStv | DVD player | Wifi | Safe | French, Mandarin & Dutch spoken | Owners Tollman family/Red Carnation Hotels

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 Franschhoek Cellar Restaurant on 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 ­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

Leeu Estates

Leeu Estates

Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek

What you get
17 rooms | Rates from R9,700 per room per night (breakfast included)


TGCSA 5-star boutique hotel

One of three properties in Leeu Collection Franschhoek, Leeu Estates is an exclusive boutique hotel and winery in scenic Franschhoek Valley, just an hour from Cape Town. The focal point of this elegant and sophisticated private hideaway is the refurbished 19th-century manor house with its six guest rooms, restaurant, reading room and living room. Adjacent is Leeu Spa & Gym, plus five spacious cottages scattered among gardens, oak trees and vineyards. See also Leeu House and Le Quartier Français listings elsewhere on this page.

More information
All major credit cards accepted | 1 hour from Cape Town | Restaurant | Spa | Gym | Swimming pool | Walks/hikes | Winetasting | Shuttle service | Secure parking | Laundry service | Fully air-conditioned | Ceiling fans & fireplaces (selected rooms) | Under-floor heating | TV | DStv | Safe | Wifi | Owner Leeu Collection

Leeu House

Leeu House

12 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek

What you get
12 rooms | Rates from R7,600 per room per night (breakfast included)


TGCSA 5-star boutique hotel

Leeu House is an oasis of tranquillity and comfort in the heart of Franschhoek, one of the world’s great food and wine destinations, a mere hour from Cape Town. Leeu House’s special appeal is its country ambience despite being located on the village’s vibrant main street, very near award-winning restaurants, art galleries and boutiques. The hotel’s stylish interiors are a contemporary take on Franschhoek’s Cape Dutch heritage, with its strong French influences. See also Leeu Estates & Le Quartier Français listings elsewhere on this page.

More information
All major credit cards accepted | 1 hour from Cape Town | Restaurant | Spa | Guest lounge | Swimming pool | Winetasting | Shuttle service | Secure parking | Laundry service | Fully air-conditioned | Ceiling fans (selected rooms) | Under-floor heating | TV | DStv | Safe | Wifi | Owner Leeu Collection

Le Quartier Français

Le Quartier Français

Cnr Wilhelmina & Berg Street, Franschhoek

What you get
32 rooms | Rates from R8,500 per room per night


TGCSA 5-star boutique hotel

Tucked away in the heart of Franschhoek, just an hour from Cape Town, Le Quartier Français is an exclusive and romantic 32-room boutique hotel with two separate villas, revered culinary landmark and member of Leeu Collection. This peaceful auberge’s ideal location makes it easy to wander out from its scented gardens to explore the quaint charms of the village and the wonders of the winelands beyond. See also Leeu House and Leeu Estates listings elsewhere on this page.

More information
All major credit cards accepted | 1 hour from Cape Town | Restaurant | Spa | Guest lounge | Swimming pool | Winetasting | Shuttle service | Laundry service | Fully air-conditioned | Ceiling fans & fireplaces (selected rooms) | Under-floor heating | TV | DStv | Safe | Wifi | Owner Leeu Collection

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 | Underfloor 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 R905 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 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

Paarl

Under Oaks Guest House

Under Oaks Guest House

Noord Agter Paarl Road, Paarl

What you get
7 bedrooms | Rates from R1,200 single/R1,400 double (low season) to R1,600/R2,500 (high season), breakfast included


TGCSA 4-star country house

Four-star graded, newly built and limited to seven spacious en suite rooms, the suites on working farm Under Oaks are stylish and luxurious, with personalised designs and decor ensuring exclusivity in a vine-fringed, tranquil setting. All suites feature a private patio and uplifting vistas of vineyards and mountains. Historic Paarl town and the Cape winelands’ myriad allures are within easy reach.

More information
VISA, MasterCard & Amex accepted | Pizzeria | Conference facilities | Pool | Winetasting | Secure parking | Air-conditioning | Safe | TV | DStv | Wifi | Coffee & tea station | Iron plus ironing board | Owners The Britz family

Robertson

Windfall Guest Cottages

Windfall Guest Cottages

Retreat, Agterkliphoogte Valley, Robertson

What you get
5 cottages | Rates from R400 pp sharing (low season), 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 | Pool | Mountain biking | Walks/hikes | Fishing | Children welcome | Winetasting on request | TV | DStv

Stellenbosch

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 Restaurants in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

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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 | Fireplace | Under-floor heating | Safe | TV | DStv | DVD player | Wifi | Condé Nast Traveller Gold List - Top 20 Best Hotels in the World (Feb 2018)

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 on 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 Wine Estate – Hotel

Lanzerac Wine Estate – 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, 328-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 Wine Estate – Dining on 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
153 rooms | From R3,250 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 its 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. See also Spier Farm Café on Restaurants in the Winelands & Cape Town page.

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 | TV | DStv | Wifi | Safe | TripAdvisor Hall of Fame | Dutch & French spoken | Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery | Spier Shop

The Homestead at Oldenburg Vineyards

The Homestead at Oldenburg Vineyards

Zevenrivieren Road, Banghoek, Stellenbosch

What you get
6 bedrooms | Rates from R27,000-R39,500 for two bedrooms with up to 2 pax/room. 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 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 Christine Bishop.