Babylonstoren, Franschhoek - In the heart of South Africa’s historic Cape Winelands, Babylonstoren is a place so beautiful, that extends a welcome so warm and an experience so pure, quite unlike any other in the historic Cape Winelands. With service that is both sincere and charming, Babylonstoren is a place to escape from the world and reconnect with it as it ought to be. A sense of purity, elegant simplicity and quietness where life is uncomplicated but where spontaneity and the unexpected are also celebrated will overcome you as you walk through their renowned gardens that will simply take your breath away. Babylonstoren is best known for its clean food with distinct flavours that celebrates the seasons and the bounty of the garden. We suggest you book this well in advance as availability is scarce due to its popularity. Spend some time at Babylonstoren and return home more in tune with yourself and the world around you with an understanding and appreciation of a small piece of Cape farming history, beauty and hospitality.
Delaire Graff, Stellenbosch - Delaire Graff Estate is a world-leading destination for wine, art and hospitality in an unrivalled setting. Designed with the discerning global traveller in mind, savour breathtaking, uninterrupted views of the Stellenbosch Valley. Striking Cape Dutch architecture meets African artefacts and styling, with original art from Laurence Graff’s personal collection. Enjoy award-winning wines from their state of the art winery, dine in flagship restaurants and book a stay at one of the Lodges – the ultimate in hospitality, privacy and exclusivity.
La Clé des Montagnes, Franschhoek - Sophisticated style and breathtaking beauty is the essence of La Clé des Montagnes. La Clé des Montagnes offers an idyllic setting a short stroll from the historic village of Franschhoek. A selection of four unique villas await you on a working wine estate, surrounded by picturesque vineyards, plum orchards with a magnificent mountain backdrop. We invite you to enjoy an unparalleled luxurious experience in the heart of the beautiful Franschhoek valley. A home-away-from-home, each villa not only provides complete privacy and security, but unlike any other professionally serviced villa product in Franschhoek, lends itself to entertaining, with spacious living rooms with fireplaces and a library, indoor and outdoor areas, a private swimming pool and garden, as well as a fully equipped kitchen. Surrounded by vineyards with views across the mountains, villas come complete with all home comforts to suit extended stays, and are able to accommodate families with children of all ages.
La Residence, Franschhoek - Franschhoek is one of the most picturesque villages in the Cape Winelands. La Residence is the perfect place to enjoy the corners of this picturesque valley with unsurpassed style. The name speaks for itself, this property from The Royal Portfolio inspires us stay longer , and also generates the constant doubt whether to stay to enjoy the wonderful views or to go out for winetasting. People often ask if it's worth staying overnight in the vineyards rather than visit them as a full day tour from Cape Town. We are convinced that no visit to Cape Town is complete without including at least two nights at La Residence. Glittering Indian chandeliers hang from the vaulted ceiling; original artwork and huge mirrors grace the walls; furnishings are plush, colorful and stylish. Elegant antiques and exquisite flowers create a feeling of refinement and sophistication.
Le Quartier Français is an exclusive boutique hotel situated in the heart of the Franschhoek Valley – just 45 minutes out of Cape Town. Tucked away in secluded gardens, with beautiful views, it is a fairytale-like haven of tranquillity. Le Quartier Français gives guests the opportunity to wander out on to the main road and immerse themselves in the local culture and ambience. A complete gastronomic journey can be experienced at Le Quartier Français. Sticky buns for breakfast, all day grazing in The Living Room and a dinner of award-winning cutting edge cuisine in the world renowned Tasting Room.
Steenberg Hotel, Constantia - A luxury hotel in Constantia that offers exquisite hospitality, world-class cuisine, an award-winning winery, an 18-hole championship golf course, a plush spa and plenty of history. Situated on the Cape’s oldest registered farm, Steenberg offers an idyllic setting; a mere 20-minute drive from the centre of Cape Town in the Western Cape, South Africa. The original farm resonates with the history of the Cape as it was the very first farm granted by Simon van der Stel, to the feisty Catharina Ras, in 1682. The selection of luxurious accommodation includes striking heritage suites, contemporary premier rooms, family rooms and the charm of sunny barn rooms as well as those in the original Manor House. Steenberg Hotel relives the glory days of the farm as the preferred stop-over for travellers to the Cape with the hallmark of warm hospitality and attentive service