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Self-Catering, Holiday and Vacation Rental Villas & Cottages in the Western Cape, South Africa - 
Cape Winelands - Franschhoek - Paarl - Somerset West - Stellenbosch - Wellington

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Home  -  Western Cape Self-Catering Villas  - Franschhoek - Cape Winelands


Situated in 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 Accommodation
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Gingerbed 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.
Haus-Giverny, Self-Catering Villa, FRANSCHHOEK
Haus-Giverny 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.
La 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.
La Providence, Self-Catering on a Boutique Wine Farm, FRANSCHHOEK
Noted 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 trout fishing.
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Home  -  Western Cape Self-Catering Villas  - Paarl - Cape Winelands


Less than 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 for wine.
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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 Hudson
Best Wines from the Paarl Valley - Cape Town by Bronwen E. Roberts
Also see: Paarl, Winelands Accommodation
Hartebeeskraal Self-catering Cottage Hartebeeskraal Self-catering Cottage, on a Wine Farm in PAARL
This 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.
Springfontein Estate Oude Denneboom, Self-Catering Cottage, PAARL
The 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.
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Somerset West - Western Cape Self-Catering Villas & Cottages - Cape Winelands  - Helderberg


Somerset 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 pop music.
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The 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
Summer 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.
Sun 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.
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Home  -  Western Cape Self-Catering Villas & Cottages - Stellenbosch - Cape Winelands


Stellenbosch 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.
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The 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.
47 @ 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.
Plumbago 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.
Soverby 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. 
Stellenview Luxury Cottage, Self-Catering Cottage, STELLENBOSCH
Stellenview 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. 
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Home  -  Western Cape Self-Catering Villas  - Wellington - Cape Winelands


Wellington 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.
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The 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.
Springfontein Estate Nabygelegen Gate House, Self-Catering Cottage, WELLINGTON
Located 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.
Springfontein Estate Nglovo House, Self-Catering Cottage, WELLINGTON
Nglovo 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 no door. 
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