Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa: A Serene Country Escape in the Helderberg

Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa: A Serene Country Escape in the Helderberg

Country hospitality among indigenous gardens and a dazzling mountain backdrop.

A beautifully peaceful escape in this tucked-away corner of “the Helderberg”, Erinvale Estate shares its history with that of neighbouring Vergelegen, Lourensford and Morgenster wine estates. Originally all part of a farm established by William Adriaan van der Stel in 1666, they share the same magnificent views of the Helderberg and Hottentots Holland Mountains, and a timeless, away-from-it-all atmosphere.

Cape Town Estates: Erinvale Estate Portrait

Thatched Cape Dutch-style buildings around a central courtyard planted with indigenous gardens set the scene for a relaxed country stay. The warm, attentive service from staff throughout the property puts guests at ease instantly. There’s a sense of sophisticated country-house elegance in the recently refurbished Manor House, which blends contemporary comfort and historic detail.

Cape Town Estates: Erinvale Estate Golf Course

The luxurious 56-room hotel and spa adjoins the Gary Player-designed Erinvale Golf Course and is within walking distance of the three neighbouring wine estates, offering a wide choice of outdoor activities and taste sensations.

Fine dining for a special occasion

Cape Town Estates: Erinvale Estate Stefan's Restaurant

Chef Stefan Bekker pulls out all the stops with a choice of seven or 10 courses in the beautifully elegant, eponymous formal dining room. Expect gastronomic highlights such as sea bass with tiger’s milk, fennel and nori tuile; beef fillet with truffle, mushrooms and bone marrow; and an excellent butternut risotto with chevin, celery oil and capers.
Open Wednesday – Saturday, 6pm – 10pm
Book through DinePlan

Lunch and cocktails under the trees

Cape Town Estates: Erinvale Estate Magnolia Social Dining Lounge

The Magnolia Social Dining Lounge is a relaxed and chic meeting place and features chef Stefan’s small-plates menu and an extensive cocktail selection. It’s also the scene of the hotel’s lavish daily breakfast.

Or enjoy a laidback lunch under the oaks at Oak Terrace Bistro – from fish and chips and pork belly to tapas. In summer, it’s the ideal spot for dinner under the stars.

Open Magnolia Social Dining Lounge: Monday – Sunday, 11am – 11pm
Oak Terrace Bistro: Monday – Sunday, 11am – 11pm
Contact Magnolia Social Dining Lounge: 021 847 1160
Oak Terrace Bistro: 021 847 1160
Book through DinePlan

Taste the Helderberg

Cape Town Estates: Erinvale Estate Gin Tasting

Taste your way around this appealing corner of the Helderberg, with a voucher that takes you on a palate-delighting odyssey of wine, olive oil, beer and coffee tastings at neighbouring Vergelegen, Morgenster, and Lourensford, starting with an artisanal gin-tasting in the Magnolia Social Dining Lounge.
Cost R480 (six tastings)
R240 (three tastings)

Tranquil pampering

Cape Town Estates: Erinvale Estate Lurra Spa

Take your relaxation to a deeper level at the serene Lurra Spa, where four treatment rooms, a steam room and heated indoor pool, as well as the outdoor pool with majestic mountain views, are the setting for skilful massages, facials and therapeutic treatments.
Open Monday – Saturday, 9am – 6pm
Sunday, 8am – 5pm
Contact 021 847 1682,
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Stay the night

Cape Town Estates: Erinvale Estate Courtyard Terrace Room

Whether you decide to stay in a high-beamed loft room in the thatched historic buildings, or would prefer a courtyard or garden terrace room with your own patio, you’ll be utterly comfortable, with guaranteed tranquillity and majestic views.
Cost From R3 500 per double room per night (includes breakfast)

Outside interests

Cape Town Estates: Erinvale Estate Room 10 Lounger

The indigenous gardens have been redesigned around the courtyard and hotel to create meandering walks and a sense of sanctuary, with a herb garden, water features and fragrant fynbos gardens creating interest.

The combination of ancient oaks and indigenous coral and fever trees, with pincushions and restios, creates a real sense of time and place.

Contact 021 847 1160
Address 1 Erinvale Avenue, Somerset West

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Time of publication: 06 May 2022

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