From R1290 per Unit
This exclusive Country House hotel has a history dating back to 1692, the time when some of the original European settlers and wine growers arrived in the Cape. The 96 acre estate is host to exotic fruit trees and endless vines of noble white grape varieties, such as Chardonnay, Chenin blanc, and Sauvignon blanc. The homestead is built in the attractive and characteristic Cape Dutch style with accommodation in the two main buildings. The extensive landscaped garden area is surrounded by ancient Oak trees, providing privacy and tranquility for the perfect holiday.
Nestled at the foot of the Drakenstein mountain range in the Cape's scenic wine growing region, access is approximately 60 km from Cape Town International Airport and Cape Town city centre. Paarl is the nearest town being just five minutes away by car. Alternatively follow the wine route to visit Franschhoek or Stellenbosch. The stunning peninsula beaches are a mere 30 minute drive away.
The rooms, cottages and suites (including a honeymoon suite) have been painstakingly furnished, with the careful use of valuable antiques in the style of the 1800's. Each room has an individual colour scheme and character with a luxury en-suite bathroom, most featuring a free standing bathtub. Each room or suite is fitted with the convenience of a CD player and television (if required) and have tea/coffee making facilities. Some are fitted with air conditioning and climate control. A complementary carafe of vintage port and a selection of fresh fruit welcomes you on arrival. In addition each room has its own balcony or terrace.
The mountain slopes around Palmiet Valley are home to some of the best wine estates in the Cape. It is a superb location for exploring and learning more about wine with an abundance of tasting possibilities.
Guests are invited to take a stroll through the estate passing rows of elegant vines extending to the mountains. The secluded pool area provides the opportunity to cool off or relax in the sunshine on a hot day and pockets of shade are plentiful for relaxing under the trees. The pool house also offers guests the use of a sauna.
The area offers a wide range of outdoor activities: walks and mountain climbs on the Drakenstein range, visiting the nature reserve with it's rich animal and plant kingdom. Angling, horse riding, mountain biking, paragliding and hot air ballooning are also available. For the golf enthusiast the Cape is a golfer's paradise. The nearest course with 27 holes is just 4 minutes away by car and is credited as one of the prettiest in South Africa. Another 16 courses are within a 40 minute radius.
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