‘A Natural and Relaxing Resort with a History’
Babylonstoren is situated in the Groot Drakenstein Valley in the heart of the Cape Winelands. The resort is a preserved farmyard in the Cape Dutch tradition, with original structures still standing. The resort offers accommodation developed in the Cape Colony in the 17th and 18th centuries, creating a unique place to stay. The main feature of the resort is the 8-acre kitchen garden which provides the onsite restaurant Babel with a huge range of fruit and vegetables. Relaxing is the main activity of choice at Babylonstoren with guests picking their own produce, enjoying the spa, exploring the vineyards and lounging by the pool. If getting back to nature and total relaxation is what you’re after, you won’t go wrong at Babylonstoren.
'Stunning landscapes around this vineyard'
Take in the scenery and high quality wines at Delaire Graff Lodges and Spa. Located in the Cape Winelands, Delaire has views out over Table Mountain and False Bay. Each beautifully designed lodge, decorated with original African art, features a private plunge pool. Different lodges enjoy either sweeping views over the vineyards and beyond, or are hidden and private among the ancient oaks in the garden. Dining is provide from two restaurants, including an Afro-Asian restaurant that is inspired by the personal journeys the head chef has taken.
‘Restored Manor House’
With just 25 stunning rooms, suites and cottages, this luxury boutique hotel is situated on the outskirts of the Franschhoek village. Guests can choose between the original and charming Franschhoek Country House or villa accommodation. The award winning Monneaux Restaurant is situated on site and offers freshness, creativity, and generosity on every plate, without compromising on technique or elegance. There is also the wine lounge, perfect for that pre-dinner drink and sundowner. The Franschhoek Country House & Villas, surrounded by vineyards and lavender gardens, is a perfect base from which to explore this famously beautiful wine growing region. To relax further you will find a comprehensive selection of spa treatments including massages, reflexology, facials, manicures, pedicures and signature treatments which should not be missed!
‘Exclusive South African Estate’
At the foot of the Bainskloof Pass, Grand Dédale invites you to elegant country house living. The location offers sweeping views of the valley as well as the Groenberg, Limietberge and Hawekwa mountains. Enjoy sumptuous comfort, discreet service and complete privacy with exclusivity in individually designed and appointed en-suite bedrooms, amidst the beautiful winelands scenery.
On offer is a large outdoor swimming pool, a spa room, hiking and 4x4 trails up Bainskloof Pass, various walks and wine tasting. Fine dining exceeds your expectations with an emphasis on delicious locally prepared game and seafood. With the estate just a 30 minute drive away from the wine routes of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch and 90 minutes from the golden beaches of the Cape Peninsula you’re guaranteed a holiday to remember.
‘Vineyard Views and Mountain Backdrops’
La Residence is situated at the heart of a private 30-acre estate in the picturesque town of Franschhoek; a haven for wine lovers, filled with boutique wineries and old family-owned wine farms. Private wine and cheese tasting sessions can be arranged and the hotel provides complimentary transfers into the town centre. At the estate you may spend your time cycling past the vineyards and plum orchards or simply admiring them from the cool infinity pool. Relaxing moments can also be found indoors as you receive a treatment at the spa or curl up with a book in the warm and inviting library. Dining takes place in a room reminiscent to that of a grand manor hall, where you can savour a seasonal menu with a heavy emphasis on the use of regional produce; accompanied of course by fine South African wines. Individually-styled rooms are appointed with plush furnishings, carefully-selected antiques and art pieces; showcasing views of the scenic mountains from a private balcony or veranda.
'Charming, Beautiful and Full of Interest'
This luxury boutique hotel is situated in the heart of the Franschhoek Village and comprises a selection of delightful rooms and suites some of which have private pools. Le Quartier Francais welcomes children of all ages and is a popular destination for multi-gen travel.
Le Quartier Francais is probably best known for its award-winning cuisine that it happily shares with its guests not only through dining but with cooking classes of various sorts. This Relais & Châteaux Auberge also beguiles the guest with a myriad of interesting and innovative activities that include historical walks & hikes, art plus several options for wine, chocolate and cheese lovers. A stay here will also offer you pleasurable spa treatments, an armchair cinema plus a herb and sculpture garden to explore.
'Elegant and sophisticated Manor House'
The flagship property in the Leeu Collection, located between the mountainside and river just minutes away from the village of Franschhoek, Leeu Estates is an exclusive five-star Premium boutique hotel property situated on 68 hectares of vineyards.
With 23 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, it is an elegant and sophisticated private hideaway, offering superb comfort, fine dining and platinum service. The exceptional interiors of the 19th-century Manor House are matched by the equally spectacular surrounding mountain panoramas.
The Manor House features six rooms and suites, whilst two rooms are situated adjacent to The Manor House, and the remaining rooms and suites are located in spacious cottages amongst the gardens, oak trees and vineyards.
'Centrally located boutique guest house'
Combining the appeal of a private guest house with the convenience of centrally located accommodation, Leeu House provides a luxurious base from which to explore the region of Franschhoek. Each of the 12 rooms are spacious with plush furnishings and stunning views. There are several dining options available to residents at Leeu House, including the opportunity to indulge in exceptional cuisine at The Conservatory, La Petite Colombe, Le chêne, Protégé and Epice. Guests can also enjoy a wide range of drinks and snacks at The Bar at Le Quartier Français, and Tuk Tuk.
'Boutique in the heart of the Cape Winelands'
Located on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, Majeka House is an ideal base from which to explore Stellenbosch with museums, galleries and wineries all within easy reach. While not exploring, unwind and treat yourself in the Hotel Spa, and enjoy tailor made treatments. Each room comes with views of either the gardens or the mountains around Stellenbosch. Dining is provided by the Kitchen, which serves a range of meals that caters to all tastes. Alternatively, Stellenbosch, with its local eateries, is only a short drive away.