From R740 PPS

Bonne Esperance Guest Lodge

From R740 PPS



Bonne Esperance is a charming Victorian Villa with wrap-around veranda, cast iron mouldings and corner-turret. The villa was originally built in 1901 and the house retained the same charm and ambiance of that era but with the added luxuries of the modern age.

Our 15 comfortable en suite Guest Rooms are lovingly decorated and include hospitality tray, mini-bar fridge, wireless internet access, hairdryer, heater and ceiling fan. Enjoy breakfast au Provence in our butter-yellow breakfast room or outside on the veranda overlooking the garden. After a day of exploring come and relax next to the pool in the enclosed courtyard garden or in winter next to the fire in the guest lounge. Expect informative and friendly hospitality from your host Annemien Kotze and her team.

The historic town center of Stellenbosch can be reached by a mere 5-minute stroll along the oak-lined Van Riebeeck street and old mill stream. Bonne Esperance is the perfect base from which to explore the Western Cape. The Stellenbosch region has numerous activities to offer, the most famous being the world-class wine estates and a wine tour is a must. The valley is also the idyllic setting for walking trails, hiking, cycling, bird watching and horse riding. Golfing enthusiasts are well catered for with several championship golf courses close by. Cape Town with Table Mountain, The V&A Waterfront and vibrant city centre is 40 minutes drive away. Cape Point, Hermanus with it's whales and the West Coast can be reached within 90 minutes. For someone visiting the Stellenbosch University it offers ideal accommodation close to campus.

At Bonne Esperance service is always attentive, never intrusive.
If you need assistance to plan your day, book a tour or hire a motor vehicle, we are there to assist you.

We invite you to come and enjoy our hospitality and personalised service.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Mini Bar
  • Non-Smoking
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Television

On Site Facilities

  • Alt Water source
  • Airport Transfers
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Secure Parking

Local Facilities

  • Beauty
  • Biking
  • Entertainment
  • Golf Course
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Tours
  • Wine Route


Classic Guest Room

Sleeps 2
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The Classic Guest Rooms are spacious, stylish and exceptionally comfortable. The rooms and en suite bathrooms have all been renovated (completed September 2019). We have five Classic Guest Rooms in total, three of which are situated on the ground floor while the other two are situated on the first floor.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2021       R 1650   R 1095
February 2021       R 1650   R 1095
March 2021       R 1650   R 1095
April 2021       R 1650   R 1095
May 2021       R 1316   R 876
June 2021       R 1316   R 876
July 2021       R 1316   R 876
August 2021       R 1316   R 876
September 2021       R 1316   R 876
October 2020       R 1650   R 1095
November 2020       R 1650   R 1095
December 2020       R 1650   R 1095

Deluxe Balcony Rooms

Sleeps 2
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The Deluxe Balcony Rooms are spacious, stylish and exceptionally comfortable. Five of the rooms have balconies while the three remaining rooms have patios, all of which open onto the central courtyard and swimming pool.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2021       R 1795   R 1195
February 2021       R 1795   R 1195
March 2021       R 1795   R 1195
April 2021       R 1436   R 1195
May 2021       R 1436   R 956
June 2021       R 1436   R 956
July 2021       R 1436   R 956
August 2021       R 1436   R 956
September 2021       R 1436   R 956
October 2020       R 1795   R 1195
November 2020       R 1795   R 1195
December 2020       R 1795   R 1195

Loft Guest Room

Sleeps 2
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The two Loft Guest Rooms are situated in the attic of our Victorian-style villa and are perfect for couples. Each cosy Loft Guest Room is en suite with a shower, seating space for two and a desk.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2021       R 1395   R 1395
February 2021       R 1395   R 1395
March 2021       R 1395   R 1395
April 2021       R 1395   R 1395
May 2021       R 1116   R 740
June 2021       R 1116   R 740
July 2021       R 1116   R 740
August 2021       R 1116   R 740
September 2021       R 1116   R 740
October 2020       R 1395   R 1395
November 2020       R 1395   R 1395
December 2020       R 1395   R 1395

Petite Single Guest Room

Sleeps 1
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Our Single Guest Rooms are small yet supremely functional, ideal for single travelers or business people. One of the rooms has a Three Quarter Bed while the other has a Standard Double Bed. Please note that these rooms are located next to communal areas which may cause noise disturbances.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2021       R 995   R 995
February 2021       R 995   R 995
March 2021       R 995   R 995
April 2021       R 995   R 995
May 2021       R 895   R 895
June 2021       R 895   R 895
July 2021       R 895   R 895
August 2021       R 895   R 895
September 2021       R 895   R 895
October 2020       R 995   R 995
November 2020       R 995   R 995
December 2020       R 995   R 995

Self-catering Apartment

Sleeps 4
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The one bedroom apartment is spacious, stylish and exceptionally comfortable. The apartment boasts an open plan living area with a kitchen and lounge area, one bedroom and en suite bathroom with walk in shower. The kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher. The lounge area has a double sleeper couch for families traveling with children. The apartment is separate from the rest of the studio apartments on the property and is situated on the ground floor with a private entrance and patio and is fully serviced on a daily basis. It is located 50m from Bonne Esperance Guest House and across the road from the University of Stellenbosch Botanical Garden. This property features off street parking behind a security gate, outside seating spaces and a plunge pool. Check in is at Bonne Esperance Guest house on the corner of Neethling and Van Riebeeck street.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2021       R 2845   R 1895
February 2021       R 2845   R 1895
March 2021       R 2845   R 1895
April 2021       R 2845   R 1895
May 2021       R 2395   R 1595
June 2021       R 2395   R 1595
July 2021       R 2395   R 1595
August 2021       R 2395   R 1595
September 2021       R 2395   R 1595
October 2020       R 2845   R 1895
November 2020       R 2845   R 1895
December 2020       R 2845   R 1895

Semi Self-catering Honeymoon Studio

Sleeps 2
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The Honeymoon Studio is spacious, stylish and exceptionally comfortable with a romantic four poster bed. The Honeymoon Studio boasts an en suite bathroom with a Victorian bath and crystal chandelier.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2021       R 2295   R 1545
February 2021       R 2295   R 1545
March 2021       R 2295   R 1545
April 2021       R 2295   R 1545
May 2021       R 1945   R 1295
June 2021       R 1945   R 1295
July 2021       R 1945   R 1295
August 2021       R 1945   R 1295
September 2021       R 1945   R 1295
October 2020       R 2295   R 1545
November 2020       R 2295   R 1545
December 2020       R 2295   R 1545

Semi Self-catering Studio

Sleeps 2
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Semi self-catering room with en suite bathroom with a shower. Facilities: air-conditioning, flat screen television with satellite bouquet, lounge/dining space and kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator, kettle, toaster, cutlery and crockery.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2021       R 1875   R 1245
February 2021       R 1875   R 1245
March 2021       R 1875   R 1245
April 2021       R 1875   R 1245
May 2021       R 1575   R 1050
June 2021       R 1575   R 1050
July 2021       R 1575   R 1050
August 2021       R 1575   R 1050
September 2021       R 1575   R 1050
October 2020       R 1875   R 1245
November 2020       R 1875   R 1245
December 2020       R 1875   R 1245
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 15 October 2020


  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Average Response Time: 14 hours
  • Tourism Grading Council:
  • ****
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  • Diner's Club
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

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17 Van Riebeeck Street, Stellenbosch, 7600

Map Bonne Esperance Guest Lodge in Stellenbosch  Cape Winelands  Western Cape  South Africa

Guest Comments

FA winner

Free Accommodation Winner

This came as such a lovely surprise and just in time for Christmas too:) Thanks very much!!
- Tessa Boughey

We loved our stay at Bonne Esperance! The reception was warm, welcoming and so helpful! Will be back!

Super Stay!

We had the most wonderful stay, the breakfasts were amazing and the staff so friendly and thoughtful. Nothing was too much trouble. My daughter turned 21 over the period that we stayed there and she was spoilt with a bottle of champagne! We would definitely recommend Bonne Esperance and will always try to stay over when in Stellenbosch.

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