Grand Dédale Country House Special: A Farm Stay in Wellington


Doolhof Wine Estate is the setting for this romantic retreat.

At the foot of the Bainskloof Pass, just outside Wellington, Grand Dédale Country House is – as its name suggests – a luxurious escape on a wine farm in the Wellington Winelands.

Grand Dédale Country House Wellington

The lovingly restored Cape Dutch Manor House, once the private residence of the farm’s owners, overlooks a sweeping valley and a trio of mountain ranges beyond. The elegantly adorned guesthouse is home to six boutique suites and one thatched cottage, and is ideal for those seeking a romantic, tranquil or child-free escape.

Grand Dédale Country House Decor

A spa, 15-metre swimming pool and a fireplace-lit tea room are just some of the facilities that’ll make your stay utterly comfortable, and there’s also a beautifully appointed dining room and a series of outdoor lounges overlooking the garden.

The special

Grand Dédale Country House Cottage

This is one for the love birds…
Cost From R3 780 per night for two guests sharing
The details The rate includes a welcome drink, afternoon tea and snacks, a four-course gourmet dinner, full South African breakfast, all self-service beverages and a complimentary wine tasting.
Valid until 25 November 2021

The lodgings

Grand Dédale Country House Lodgings
Grand Dédale Country House Interior
Grand Dédale Country House Bed
Grand Dédale Country House Bedroom
Grand Dédale Country House Bathroom
  • 6 one-bedroom suites (Hawequa, Limietberg, Groenberg, Lady Anne Barnard, Andrew Bain, and Jacques Potier)
  • each suite features a king-size bed (can be made into twins) and an en-suite bathroom with a rain shower and freestanding bathtub
  • private atrium, lounge and dining area in select suites
  • private view-facing patios
  • two-storey Old Wine Cottage with an extra-length king-size bed, private veranda, open plan lounge and two bathrooms (one with shower and one with a jet bath)
  • minibar
  • air conditioning 
  • complimentary wifi 
  • shared dining room
  • outdoor braai facilities
  • library 
  • tea room with fireplace

While you’re there

Grand Dédale Country House Pool

The pool is the only place to be on hot summer days, while the fireplace-lit tea room and library offer a cosy sanctuary when the winter chill kicks in. Those looking to get out and about will be in their element with the array of activities on your doorstep: scenic river walks along the Kromme River that runs through the estate and mountain-biking trails for adults and children.

Grand Dédale Country House Exterior

There’s also an on-site spa offering an array of treatments and relaxation facilities, an elegant Tasting Room where you can sample a selection of wines, as well as picnic baskets available to order.

Grand Dédale Country House Activities

And, of course, Wellington’s wonderfully relaxed wine route is also a short drive away… 

Distance from CT 1 hours
Child friendly? Yes, 12 years and older
Pet friendly? On request
Wifi? Yes, free
Sleeps 2 per suite; 2 in the cottage
Cost of the special R3 780 per room per night (all-inclusive)
Where to find it Bovlei Road, Wellington, Western Cape

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