The vineyards and wineries of the Cape are surely one of the highlights when visiting the Western Cape. There is something special about tasting a crisp Sauvignon Blanc or a rich Merlot while seeing for yourself exactly where it was created.
With wines that are famous all over the world, the Cape Winelands are home to spectacular mountain backdrops, rolling vineyards and historic Cape Dutch architecture, not to mention world-class tasting rooms and restaurants in the most gorgeous settings. From Stellenbosch and Franschhoek to the Constantia valley (home to the oldest wine estate in the country at Groot Constantia), in this article we're bringing you a selection of wonderful winelands stays.
Set in the heart of the Franschhoek village, Klein Oliphants Hoek guest house provides eight elegant en-suite rooms, tastefully decorated but still has that warm and cosy feel. For those guests who are seeking something extra special there are suites with private pools or Jacuzzis set in a secluded courtyard. The fine dining restaurant also offers a romantic dinner set on the veranda which overlooks the beautiful rose and lavender garden with its spectacular mountain views.
La Galinier Guest Cottages are an affordable 3-star self-catering accommodation situated on a secluded boutique vineyards. La Galiniere comprises of 2 self-catering cottages each sleeping up to 4 guests. Both these cottages share their own outdoor pool, sun loungers and braai area which makes it the perfect spot for celebrating events with family and friends.
Auberge La Dauphine, Caprivi
Auberge La Dauphine is situated in the picturesque Franschhoek Valley set on 4 hectares of vineyard, orchard, garden and dam surrounded by spectacular views of the majestic mountains. Huge breakfasts are served in the sunny breakfast room or in the courtyard by the fountain. Laze in the garden by the swimming pool, have a game of tennis, enjoy a sundowner in the gazebo at the dam, say hello to our rescue donkeys and chickens in their paddocks, or take the dogs for a walk around the vines - the choice is yours.
Le Petite Ferme is set high on the northern slopes of the magnificent Franschhoek Mountains overlooking a trout-filled lake and Franschhoek’s charming village below. Each unit provides everything that you would need to make your stay luxurious and comfortable. Each unit boasts breath-taking views of the valley and vineyards making your stay truly unforgettable.
Nestled against the slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains overlooking the majestic Wemmershoek Mountain range, Rickety Bridge Wine Estate offers 4-star accommodation on a Franschhoek wine estate. The 50 hectare wine estate has 27 hectares of vines, accommodation at the Rickety Bridge Manor House, and a beautiful tasting room where guests can sample the Rickety Bridge Winery wines.
This stylish establishment offers guests a varied configuration of standard deluxe, superior, superior deluxe and family deluxe suites. Not only is La Fontaine ideally situated, but also offers a comfortable, relaxing and friendly holiday experience in the heart of the Cape Winelands, South Africa.