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The Best Value Luxury Cape Winelands Accommodation by

Updated Monday, 6 November 2023

The Best Value Luxury Cape Winelands Accommodation by ~ The Cape Winelands of South Africa need little by way of introduction – the area is one of the most visited parts of the country.

So, it isn’t surprising that the standard of Cape Winelands accommodation reflects this – if you want indulgence – very often attached to a vineyard or mountain view (if not both) – then this is where you’re guaranteed to find it.

Most of these luxury Cape Winelands Accommodation options are self-catered, giving you the privacy and magnificence of a house or village apartment all your own, but even the guest houses we’ve included are going to inspire you.

Franschhoek accommodation predominates, but then it is the heart of the winelands.

And there are a couple of really affordable cottages and apartments in the mix – not all luxury comes with a price tag.

You won’t be able to resist this selection of luxury Cape Winelands accommodation

Grand Dédale Country House, Wellington

Grand Dédale Country House, Wellington

The views alone will have you clicking on the ‘book now’ button of Grand Dédale, nevermind the decadent décor.

Grand Dédale is big on space with a large veranda, two conservatories, landscaped gardens that seem to head into the surrounding mountains and six luxury bedrooms. But it’s the freestanding thatched stone cottage that gets our tick of approval.

They’ve a special on at the moment, so take advantage.

Franschhoek Country House

Franschhoek Country House

This is an hotel in Franschhoek, but the sheer magnificence of the size of the units, and the effortless sense of space they offer, makes a stay here feel far more like you’re in a villa, particularly as most rooms have their own private balcony or patio with extensive views.

The two garden cottages and villa suites, in particular, look inviting.

The Ivy Apartments, Franschhoek

The Ivy Apartments, Franschhoek

Elegant, free-flowing design coupled with inspiring entertainment areas make this collection of self-catered one and two-bedroom Franschhoek holiday apartments, in the centre of the Franschhoek village, difficult to pass over.

Especially as they give you complete privacy and security.

Daily servicing and an on-site laundry, are an added bonus.

Akademie Street Boutique Hotel & Guesthouse, Franschhoek

Akademie Street Boutique Hotel & Guesthouse, Franschhoek

Five private, peaceful family-owned and run houses form the heart of this inner-village retreat, all on the same property.

Three have their own gardens and pool. You’ll be hard-pressed to find another luxury Cape Winelands accommodation with quite the atmosphere of this elegant offering.

One review describes it as ‘a little like sleeping in an art gallery’.


Auberge Clermont, Franschhoek

Country-style, Provence-flavoured sophistication is the theme of this Franschhoek Valley guest house, on an historic wine and fruit farm.

The mountains as your backdrop, and the village of Franschhoek only minutes away, the six luxury, en-suite rooms are perfect for those who want catering.

But there is also a self-catered three-bedroom Cape farmhouse with a large loft room with its own outside staircase, perfect for teenagers.

Best Value Luxury Cape Winelands Accommodation - Black Horse Suites

Black Horse Suites, Stellenbosch

This series of top-floor en-suite apartments blend contemporary with bold use of colour and eclectic fusion of vintage and modern furniture to create affordable and chic spaces from which to explore Stellenbosch and the winelands.

The suites are not fully self-catering, but are perfectly placed to access local food and wine.

Luxury Cape Winelands Accommodation

Stellenbosch Gardens

A trendy option for those who want affordable, private self-catering accommodation in Stellenbosch in a quiet garden cottage with easy access to the winelands.

You’re only a short walk to the heart of historical Stellenbosch for meals, or your little terrace and courtyard will more than cater for summer meals from the fully equipped kitchen.

Palmiet Valley Estate, Paarl


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