CAPE WINELANDS, SELF-CATERING VILLAS & HOLIDAY COTTAGES, SOUTH
the magnificent winelands of the Cape and the gourmet capital of South
Africa. Picturesque valley with many excellent restaurants in the
village. Spectacular vineyards cover these mountain slopes settled
300 years ago by the Huguenots, who brought with them their age-old French
wine and food culture. Also view Winelands
Map of Franschhoek
self-catering accommodation in Franschhoek
Cottage, Self-Catering Cottage, FRANSCHHOEK
Gingerbeds is a charming
and stylish cottage situated on a large property with a beautiful, tranquil
garden, in the historical “onderdorp” of Franschhoek. It has its
own private entrance, and private courtyard overlooking the garden.
Our rooms are tastefully decorated with whitewashed floors and white percale
linen – it is simple, stylish and comfortable. It is an open plan
unit with an ensuite bathroom with bath, basin and toilet, and small self-catering
kitchen. There is a tv and couch in the bedroom, and guests have
access to the garden pool.
Self-Catering Villa, FRANSCHHOEK
is a unique and private house with swimming pool, located within easy walking
distance of Franschhoek's Main Street with its delightful arts and craft
shops and many fine restaurants. The house is features a full kitchen,
laundry room, garden with swimming pool, and verandah with barbecue facilities,
and is perfectly positioned for exploring the Cape Winelands and several
golf courses. Other nearby activities include fly-fishing and horse riding.
Petite Ferme, Self-Catering House & Cottages, FRANSCHHOEK
La Petite Ferme is set high
on the northern slopes of the magnificent Franschhoek Mountains in a beautiful
garden that extends upwards into the Cape's unique Fynbos. Overlooking
a trout-filled lake and Franschhoek's charming village below, it is the
ideal setting for a relaxing weekend of leisure. For those who wish to
escape city life and experience the sheer joy of silence, beauty and unassuming
simplicity in a charming country retreat, MontMartre is the ideal destination.
Inside the Lodges you will find everything you will require to make your
stay comfortable and unforgettable. Cool in summer because of their higher
altitude and cosy in winter with ceramic fireplaces and logs at the door.
Providence, Self-Catering on a Boutique Wine Farm, FRANSCHHOEK
for its wine production and luxurious guest accommodation, La Providence
offers visitors the opportunity to experience Franschhoek in regal style.
The estate is located behind the famous Huguenot monument and is only five
minutes’ walk to Franschhoek’s main road, which is home to several of the
widely-acclaimed restaurants. The valley also boasts over forty wine estates,
resulting in its title “Gourmet Capital of South Africa”. In addition
to some superb golf courses, the Franschhoek Winelands also provides a
wonderful location for other outdoor pursuits such as horse riding and
- CAPE WINELANDS SELF-CATERING COTTAGES & HOMES, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH
an hour north of Cape Town in the Winelands, Paarl is a beautiful
old town dominated by a huge granite pluton that, after rain, gleams like
a pearl, and from which the town gets its name. (The Dutch word for pearl
is paarl.) Paarl has one of the longest main roads in the country – at
about 11km – and it’s lined with some lovely old buildings. For a
bit of a historical flashback you could visit the Afrikaans Language Museum
or even drive up to the Afrikaans Language Monument – a monstrous hilltop
structure that’s visible for miles. It’s an interesting place to visit
and, whatever you think of the motivation of its construction, there’s
a lovely view from up there. But you’d be more likely to visit Paarl
map of Paarl
|There are numerous
lovely wineries, some of which also make home made cheeses and liqueur
brandy. Olive farms produce olive oil and various varieties of bottled
olives and Paarl is filled with lovely restaurants. For the more
active, there is an excellent paragliding launch site off Paarl Rock, which
also offers excellent granite climbing and some fun rambles. You could
ride up the back of Paarl Mountain, do a wine tasting horse trail, or even
trundle through the vineyards in a horse-drawn cart. In summer there are
early morning hot air balloon flights. ©
|See Also: A
Wine Drenched Tour Along The Red Route of Paarl, South Africa by Gregory
Wines from the Paarl Valley - Cape Town by Bronwen E. Roberts
see: Paarl, Winelands Accommodation
self-catering accommodation in Paarl
Self-catering Cottage, on a Wine Farm in PAARL
charming 1800's farmhouse is nestled at the foot of the Klein Drakenstein
Mountains, in the heart of the Winelands. Situated between Paarl and Franschhoek,
it offers you closeness to a wide variety of restaurants and well-known
tourism facilities. The farm Hartebeeskraal lies opposite two famous
golf courses, namely Boschenmeer and Pearl Valley, as well as the Polo
Estate, Val die Vie. This makes it the perfect getaway spot for sport enthusiasts.
It is situated 2.4 km from the N1 and a scenic 15 minute drive to Franschhoek.
The cottage offers four bedrooms, of which two have king-size beds that
can be separated to form singles, and one with two single beds. There is
also a room with bunk beds and one large bathroom. The living areas are
open-plan and air-conditioned, and the kitchen is fully-equipped.
Denneboom, Self-Catering Cottage, PAARL
cottage dates from the early 1800's and was recently fully restored and
upgraded. It is located in our private game reserve at Oude Denneboom,
which is a working farm in the Voor-Paardeberg in the Paarl wine region
where we grow wine grapes, olives, citrus, and wheat. We are very
proud of what we can offer and you will experience a very special tranquil
atmosphere in beautiful surroundings. At night you will be able to see
the stars without any light pollution and it will be wonderfully quiet,
except perhaps for the occasional hooting of your closest neighbour, a
pair of barn owls whose nest is just outside the main bedroom. The cottage
is in the veld and therefore very private, while surrounded by large trees.
We offer modern amenities, with the charm of reed ceilings, wooden shutters,
and an authentic olde world atmosphere. Our cottage is self-catering and
you only have to bring your own food and drinks.
WEST - CAPE WINELANDS SELF-CATERING VILLAS, SOUTH AFRICA
West (Afrikaans Somerset-Wes) is a town in the Western Cape province
of South Africa. It is situated in the Helderberg area (formerly called
Hottentots Holland), about 50 km (30 mi) east of Cape Town and 10 km from
Strand. The town is overlooked by the imposing Helderberg (meaning
"clear mountain"), a part of the Hottentots-Holland range of mountains.
Somerset West has a fairly decorative display of Christmas lights erected
atop the street lights of the Main Road. The Helderberg Lights Festival
(aka the Strawberry Festival), a flea market and parade, normally complements
these lights. The area also has its own community radio station,
Radio Helderberg, broadcasting community notices and playing adult orientated
map of Somerset West
Helderberg Nature Reserve, a 363 hectare natural wildlife preserve opened
in 1964, contains a wide variety of smaller fauna (buck, tortoises and
other reptiles) and outstanding specimens of indigenous flora such as protea
and fynbos. Somerset West contains a number of sporting facilities
including several golf courses. The historic town of Stellenbosch
is reachable via the R44 motorway. The area between Somerset West and Stellenbosch
also encompasses a number of wine farms, where visitors can sample and
purchase wine. More
accommodation options in Somerset West
self-catering accommodation in Somerset West
Cottage, Self-Catering Garden Cottage, SOMERSET WEST
Situated in the established,
upmarket suburb of Somerset West, Cape Town, in a very safe and quiet neighbourhood.
We are only minutes away from pristine beaches. golf courses and numerous
wine farms. Our newly furnished Summer Cottage is an ideal retreat
for 2. It is fully equipped and consists of an open plan kitchen, en-suite
bedroom with shower, extra length twin beds, air-conditioning and DSTV.
Our Guests are welcome to utilise the terraced pool area. Secure parking.
People with special interests in the fields of Piscatoria, Lepidopteria
and Entimology in Africa are welcome. No smoking allowed in cottage.
Cottage, Self-Catering Cottage, SOMERSET WEST
Sun Cottage is ideally situated
in the picturesque town of Somerset West. Surrounded by the Hottentots
Holland Mountain Range and sharing borders with the Stellenbosch winelands
to one side and the sandy beaches of the Strand and Gordons Bay to the
other , our location is superb. Entrance to the cottage by means
of electronic gate not only provides secure off-road parking but also leads
to your own private and spacious garden. Ideal for travellers with children
who have full use of the swimming pool and there is ample space for playing
games. Sun Cottage offers 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin ) to sleep 4 comfortably
and a sleeper couch for that extra person. The lounge/dining area with
a TV leads to a sunny patio with an adjoining BBQ facility. There is a
well equipped kitchen for eating in and all meals can be provided on request.
WINELANDS SELF-CATERING COTTAGES & VILLAS, SOUTH AFRICA
is South Africa’s second oldest town, after Cape Town and is the sentimental
heart of the Winelands. Lined with shady oaks and beautiful gabled, white-washed
buildings the streets of Stellenbosch still have small irrigation channels
on either side of the older roads. In the past, these were used to water
gardens, as each householder had a time slot in which to divert the town’s
irrigation into their plot. It is very cultural and somewhat venerable
town, while also displaying a decidedly young and vibrant air. There are
some interesting museums and many of the buildings, including some of the
hotels and restaurants, are national monuments and deserve a second look.
There is good mountain biking just outside the town, and there are golf
courses aplenty, but Stellenbosch is really all about wine.
map of Stellenbosch
town is virtually surrounded by fabulous cellars where you can do a tasting,
join a cellar tour, stock up your own personal cellar, and perhaps enjoy
a lovely leisurely lunch in the shade of some typical Stellenbosch oaks.
Some of the wine farms have become multi-purpose resorts with theatres,
restaurants, equestrian centres and much much more. Stellenbosch
is close to Cape Town so it can be visited on a day trip, or you could
do a day trip to Cape Town or the Overberg from
Stellenbosch. The nearest beach is at Strand. More
accommodation options in Stellenbosch.
self-catering accommodation in Stellenbosch
@ Devonvale, Self-Catering House in Devonvale Golf Estate, STELLENBOSCH
If you're looking for peace,
tranquility, privacy and views, 47 @ Devonvale at Devonvale Golf Estate
is the place to be. Situated just 10 km from Stellenbosch near Koelenhof,
en route to the N1, this fully furnished modern home offers all the conveniences
you would need for a relaxing self-catering holiday. The peaceful atmosphere
and luxurious spaciousness of the Golf Estate extends into the house's
relaxed open-plan living area and sheltered verandah - ideal for laid-back
barbecues with a view of the famous Boland Blue Stellenbosch mountains.
The only sounds you will hear are the gentle thwack of golf clubs, the
calls of water birds in the dam close by, and the rustle of the wind through
the vineyards next door.
Cottage, Self-Catering Cottage on a Farm, STELLENBOSCH
Plumbago Cottage invites
you to come and enjoy the simple elegance and country-style living, in
a wonderful and quaint, self-catering cottage on Rozendal Farm. The unit
is set in a peaceful farm setting and comes with a swimming pool and a
braai facility. Rozendal Farm lies nestled at the foot of the majestic
Jonkershoek Valley bordering the town of Stellenbosch. The cottage is a
wonderful establishment that is fully furnished with a carefully selected
interior that blends seamlessly with the country scenery which envelopes
it. The cottage sleeps up to two guests in two bedrooms comprising a double
bed and twin beds. Each room is treated to lovely mountain views. The unit
is serviced by a wonderful fully equipped kitchen. For your comfort, underfloor
heating is installed as well as a fireplace for the chilly winter nights.
A working farm for over 150 years, today it is managed according to bio-dynamic
principles that ensures fertile soils, clean water and a healthy spirit.
at the Lake, Self-Catering Cottages on Wine Farm, STELLENBOSCH
Soverby at the Lake is located
a scenic half an hour drive through the beautiful Winelands from Cape Town
International Airport. Situated on an old working wine farm where one can
enjoy the tranquility and peace of the countryside, the original wine cellars
of 1907 have been transformed to provide refined living for honeymoon couples,
families, or friends enjoying the Cape Winelands together. Soverby on the
Lake offers three luxurious, beautifully appointed self-catering cottages
situated next to the farm lake. Each cottage features a private patio with
barbecue facilities, a fully equipped kitchen, lounge, bathroom with a
bath and shower, and satellite TV. Breakfast is optional and we also provide
daily cleaning services for guests' convenience.
Luxury Cottage, Self-Catering Cottage, STELLENBOSCH
Luxury Cottage offers the discerning traveler a country stay experience
within walking distance (less than 1.3km) from the historic centre of Stellenbosch.
This luxury cottage, suitable for up to 2 adults is situated next to a
beautiful farm overlooking Stellenbosch, the surrounding mountains &
vineyards. Come & relax on the spacious patio on the loungers
or dine at the 4 seater table shaded by a large umbrella while taking in
your surroundings & sipping on a glass of SA’s best. Stellenview
Luxury Cottage has an open plan lounge & kitchen that opens onto the
spacious patio with large windows so that you can even enjoy the breathtaking
views while inside from the kitchen or lounge. To assure absolute comfort
on those warm summer days you can make use of the air-conditioning, carefully
placed in the lounge so that it also cools down the bedroom.
is a town in the Western Cape Winelands just to the north of Paarl, in
South Africa with a population of approximately 55 000. Wellington's economy
is centered around the wine and brandy industry. With a picturesque environment
and numerous award winning wineries, Wellington's tourism industry has
started to blossom. The town is located 75km north-east of Cape Town, reached
by the N1 motorway and R44 highway. The town is at the base of one of the
oldest mountain passes in the country, Bain's Kloof Pass, built by master
road-builder Andrew Geddes Bain.
map of Wellington
town is the home of the Boland Rugby Union and the professional rugby team
the Boland Kavaliers. The town is also an academic centre, with Huguenot
College, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Bible Media and Huguenot
High School amongst others. Up to 2003, the residents of Wellington, and
those unfortunate to be passing by on a day when the wind blew the wrong
way, knew full well that another industry for which Wellington is famous
is the leatherworks, responsible for Wellington's other name, "Smellington".
This leatherworks produces some of the finest leathers in the country numbering
BMW amongst others as customers. The beauty of the area, however,
far outweighs the temporary discomfort that was experienced when passing
the leather factory. The pass up to Bains Kloof winds thru pine tree plantations,
to the summit where on a clear day you can see forever (where forever consists
of the swartland to the right, home of the vast wheat fields, the cape
flats and Cape Town to the right, and the sun glimmering on the sea.
self-catering accommodation in Wellington
Gate House, Self-Catering Cottage, WELLINGTON
in the heart of the Boland, just 50 minutes drive from Cape Town, our little
piece of paradise provides a wonderful outdoor experience for families
and couples. The house is a luxurious Cape Dutch cottage dating back to
the 1740's. It has two en-suite bedrooms with private patios. The
magnificent, fully-equipped kitchen has an open fireplace. The kitchen
flows into the lounge and dining area. Relax around the private pool and
braai area, or take a walk through the vineyards down to the river. Guests
are welcome to visit us at the Old Forge for a picnic or simply to enjoy
our award-winning wines. We are near to the authentic rural town of Wellington,
under the majestic Bainskloof Pass and the Limietburg Mountains. Come and
discover a valley full of history and wonderful scenery. Experience the
romance and lifestyle of a working vineyard.
House, Self-Catering Cottage, WELLINGTON
House is a self-catering thatched roofed house situated on the Onverwacht
Wine Estate in the heart of Wellington. Come and enjoy the tranquil
country atmosphere away from the City We offer a self-catering double story
thatched roof holiday house situated in the heart of Wellington. It has
a fully fitted kitchen and is equipped for eight people. Kitchen fully
equipped to cater for eight people, a queen bed and four single beds provided,
three quater bed and a queen bed mattress on request in extra room with