Best Places to Stay in the Cape Winelands ~
And best places to stay in the Cape Winelands are aplenty, as a result – you’re spoiled for choice – because it’s here that South Africans visibly lead the way when it comes to contemporary, upscale accommodation.
The Cape Winelands excel in trendy B&Bs, boutique hotels, guest manor houses wreathed in climbing roses or grapevines, stylish apartments, and restored wine estate labourer cottages, stables and barns.
Finding a comprehensive list is no easy task. But you’ll LOVE our lineup of the best places to stay in the Cape Winelands…
Scroll your way through the best places to stay in the Cape Winelands below.
Just below the Bainskloof Pass you’ll find this manor guest house with its wide veranda, light-filled conservatories, landscaped gardens, six rooms and a cottage that bring the words ‘opulence’ and ‘romance’ to mind.
Hire this enviable contemporary four-bedroom home with its welcoming open-plan living and kitchen area on a small boutique winery outside Stellenbosch. The 360 degree views of the mountains and vineyards are a wow.
This Sir Herbert Baker-style three-bedroom (plus king suite) manor house surrounded by an abundance of rose bushes, fields of lavender and rolling lawns and vineyard backdrop is yours to hire.
Light and spacious guest cottages, including a ‘honeymoon’ cottage alongside the river, on a working wine farm surrounded by mountains (including free wine tasting).
Right in the heart of the Winelands’ town these nine elegantly furnished self-catering one and two bedroom apartments include light and free flowing kitchen/living areas and bamboo floors.
This cute, characterful self-catering semi detached cottage (the main house is a converted wood work factory) makes a perfect and economical overnight stay in the heart of the Winelands.
Find this sweep of luxury suites and cottages on a wine farm just off the Helshoogte Pass, in the heart of wine estate country. The vineyard executive suite has its own garden entrance.
Characterful, historical Cape Dutch style buildings with eleven en-suite rooms, three located in the heritage manor house directly opposite the hotel. There’s a restaurant and swimming pool to sweeten the deal.
Stay in a Victorian-style 1904 home alongside the Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens, super close to the town’s attractions, art galleries and restaurants.
Three colourful, low-key and offbeat Art Deco style apartments on the first floor of this classic Georgian-lookalike house (swimming pool out back) with a communal kitchen.
Despite sounding like one cottage, you can choose from three – one cottage attached to the manor house, the second a converted stable, and the third a double storey affair in amongst the vines.
This elegant guest house is uncomplicated, allowing the incredible views and locale to work its magic on guests. Choose between three luxury or two standard rooms.
Just outside the town of Paarl is a cheetah sanctuary on a working farm that also offers rather stylish one and two bedroom apartments. You get the best of wine and wildlife.
Everything you’d expect from the French Quarter (Franschhoek) and more, this boutique chateau (five bedrooms to choose from) and collection of private villas lie in amongst fynbos with access to a restaurant. Exquisite.
A series of suites and cottages that offer solitude and romance up on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain with views over vineyards. Country escape in spacious, beautifully decorated venues.
Cosy, newly renovated one and two bedroom, self-catering cottages, open plan kitchen areas and arched ceilings, on the slopes of the Saronsberg.
Think Cape Dutch with thick white washed walls and gables, with a little river trickling alongside. Choose from one of seven antique laden guest rooms, each with its own private entrance.
Only three intimate en-suite bedrooms available in this darling guest house in the middle of town close to everything.
You’ll float on air when you see this wonderful self-catering apartment in the middle of town, close to all the shops and restaurants.
Tucked away just outside town close to a winery, restaurant and bakery, choose from one of several new luxury suites with views of the mountains and vineyards.
You’re going to love this self-catering house on the historic La Cotte Estate because it’s perfect for family gatherings. The main house has three rooms and a further family room, there’s Lake Cottage with its two bedrooms, and a further bedroom in the Pool House.
In Stellenbosch, Hidden Valley Wines provides a breathtaking three bedroom house on the slopes of the Helderberg with a cottage alongside, offering a group of six some of the most impressive views around.