The 20 Best Places to Stay in Stellenbosch

The 20 Best Places to Stay in Stellenbosch Clouds Estate

A Winelands town full of wonder.

The City of Oaks is, unsurprisingly, one of the Cape’s most popular destinations, offering locals and out-of-towners an enchanting taste of life in this beautiful corner of the Winelands. With heritage architecture, world-acclaimed wine farms, superb restaurants, a vibrant museum and gallery circuit, swanky boutiques and even hiking and biking trails, there’s more than enough to keep visitors entertained, no matter how long you stay or what time of year you visit.

From quaint vineyard cottages and elegant mountain manors, to quirky boutique boltholes and contemporary eco cabins, we’ve rounded up a range of accommodation options that’ll make your sojourn in this charming town one you’ll never forget.

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In town

Twice Central Guesthouse

Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Twice Central Guesthouse
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Twice Central Guesthouse Interior
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Twice Central Guesthouse Bedroom
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Twice Central Guesthouse Pool

Setting A mere five-minute walk from Dorp Street, where a plethora of popular shops and restaurants await, this beautifully renovated guesthouse oozes modern comfort and style. As the name suggests, its central location offers an inside look into Stellenbosch culture, while its quiet, relaxed interior holds all the appeal of a peaceful Winelands getaway. The guesthouse is owned by three friends with an immense passion for décor, food and hospitality, which shines through from the ever-changing gourmet breakfasts and attentive service, to the wonderful attention to detail within the rooms.

The lodgings

  • 7 modern bedrooms of differing sizes
  • 1 ground-floor room with large windows, 3 classic upstairs bedrooms, 2 luxury rooms with a balcony, and 1 private garden suite next to the pool (with separate reserved deck chairs)
  • open-plan en-suite bathrooms with a bath and/or rain shower
  • mini-bar fridge
  • flatscreen TV with select DStv
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • air conditioning
  • complimentary wifi
  • communal open-plan lounge area with a selection of books and magazines
  • daily breakfast

Things to do

  • daily breakfast
  • plunge pool
  • walking distance to town centre with shops, restaurants, art galleries and bars
  • nearby wine farms

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes, free
Sleeps 2 per room
Cost From R1 400 per night (depending on season)
Where to find it 7 Hamman Street, Stellenbosch
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River Manor Boutique Hotel

Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: River Manor Boutique Hotel
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: River Manor Boutique Hotel Interior
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: River Manor Boutique Hotel Bedroom
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: River Manor Boutique Hotel Exterior

Setting A mere five-minute stroll from the buzz of the town centre, this beautiful boutique hotel combines classic decor with an old-world charm that suits its small-town location perfectly. A peaceful ambience washes over you as you enter the two adjoining manor houses, where friendly staff, immaculate interiors and picturesque gardens await.

The lodgings

  • 18 rooms varying in size
  • en-suite bathroom with a bath and/or shower
  • small lounge and desk area
  • flatscreen TV with DStv
  • complimentary bottled water and sherry
  • outdoor lounging area and terrace
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • air conditioning
  • complimentary wifi
  • daily breakfast

Things to do

  • 2 swimming pools
  • manicured garden
  • short walk to shops, restaurants and bars
  • surrounding wine farms and nature reserves

Child friendly? No
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes, free
Sleeps 2 per room
Cost From R1 320 per person per night (depending on season and room type)
Where to find it 6 – 8 Die Laan, Stellenbosch
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Bonne Esperance Guest House

Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Bonne Esperance Guest House
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Bonne Esperance Guest House Bedroom
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Bonne Esperance Guest House Lodgings
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Bonne Esperance Guest House Pool

Setting This Victorian-era guesthouse, nestled among the trees and foliage on a quiet street corner, is loved by locals for its rich history. Built in 1901, the charming home has had many owners over the years, collecting wonderful stories and anecdotes along the way. Once a beautiful family home and student boarding house, it has since been converted into a contemporary guesthouse, offering the perfect mix of historical charm, modern luxury and attentive service.

The lodgings

  • 17 rooms varying in size
  • 8 self-catering studio apartments (50 metres from the main building) featuring en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, smart TV, lounge/dining space and kitchenettes with a microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster, cutlery and crockery)
  • en-suite bathroom with a shower
  • smart TV
  • Nespresso machine
  • hospitality tray with welcome snacks
  • minibar
  • balcony in select rooms
  • communal lounge area with a fireplace
  • sun-kissed terrace
  • air conditioning
  • complimentary wifi
  • daily breakfast

Things to do

  • outdoor plunge pool
  • landscaped garden
  • mobile beauty spa
  • nearby hiking and mountain-biking trails in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
  • short two-minute walk from restaurants, cafés, bars and shops

Child friendly? Yes, 6 years and older
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes, free
Sleeps 2 per room
Cost Rooms: From R2 390 per room per night (depending on season and room type, includes breakfast)
Studio apartments: From R2 650 per room per night (depending on season)
Where to find it Corner of Neethling and Van Riebeeck Streets, Stellenbosch
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Majeka House & Spa

Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Majeka House & Spa Aerial
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Majeka House & Spa Lodgings
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Majeka House & Spa Bathroom
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Majeka House & Spa Pool

Setting Tucked below the Blaauwklippen Mountains, surrounded by vineyards and forests, the suburb of Paradyskloof is, as its name suggests, a slice of paradise. It is here, on the edge of a quiet residential street, a short two-minute drive from Stellenbosch’s bustling town centre, that Majeka House & Spa takes centre stage. A destination in its own right – with an acclaimed restaurant, heavenly spa and five-star lodgings – it offers a tranquil reprieve from city life.

The lodgings

  • 21 individually decorated rooms (namely Premiere Collection, Garden Alternative, Mountain View and Poolside)
  • en-suite bathroom with a bath and/or shower
  • flatscreen TV with Netflix and DStv
  • chaise longue and desk
  • complimentary minibar
  • Lavazza coffee machine
  • private terrace or balcony
  • Poolside and Garden Alternative Rooms share a semi-private pool, while Mountain View Rooms have views of the herb garden, fish pond and surrounding mountains
  • air conditioning
  • complimentary wifi
  • daily breakfast

Things to do

  • large indoor heated pool and adjoining jacuzzi
  • beautifully manicured gardens
  • sauna and steam room
  • spa treatments
  • M Lounge for cocktails and local wines
  • Majeka Kitchen (open until 5pm)
  • nearby wine farms
  • surrounding hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • short drive from restaurants, bars and shops in town centre

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes, free
Sleeps 2 per room
Cost From R1 630 per night per person sharing (depending on room type, includes breakfast)
Where to find it 26-32 Houtkapper Street, Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch
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In the country

Le Grand Jardin Villa

Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Le Grand Jardin Pool
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Le Grand Jardin Decor
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Le Grand Jardin Bedroom
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Le Grand Jardin Lake

Setting At Le Grand Jardin, all paths – and there are many – lead to pleasure. Ensconced in a secluded slice of Stellenbosch’s Devon Valley ​– with a five-hectare garden all to yourself – this lavish family-friendly villa is exactly like nothing you’ve experienced before. How many holiday homes do you know of that have a life-sized Tintin rocket in the kids’ bedroom, a chandelier strung up over a giant-lily-pad pond, a jetty with a rowboat, outdoor lounges with fireplaces, a zipline, outdoor steam room built into a rock, a jacuzzi under ancient oaks… and the list goes on? Part pleasure dome and part regal retreat, this Herbert Baker-style home is one of those rare properties that appeal to adventure-seeking four-year-olds and (70-year-old) style savants alike!

The lodgings

  • 1 manor house with 3 en-suite bedrooms, an entertainment area, spacious living area, fully equipped bar, kitchen, formal dining room, office, library and outdoor terrace
  • The Pool Pavilion has 3 outdoor pool suites, including a honeymoon suite, family room, and queen-size room
  • numerous balconies and relaxation decks
  • glass conservatory (this can be booked for private functions, hosting up to 40 people)
  • outdoor pizza oven
  • complimentary wifi

Things to do

  • swimming in the eco pool
  • row-boat paddling in the dam
  • tree walks leading to a treehouse-inspired seating area
  • outdoor sauna, steam room ​and Jacuzzi
  • gym equipment
  • zipline
  • fun toys
  • outdoor cinema setup (additional cost)
  • ​1940s vintage carousel
  • gypsy caravan with dress-up box
  • treasure hunt
  • guided baking
  • pizza lunch or dinner (additional cost)
  • private chef (additional cost)
  • neighbouring Devon Valley and centre of Stellenbosch only a short 10-minute drive away

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes, free
Sleeps 15
Cost From R36 000 per night, depending on season (exclusive-use only)
Where to find it Devon Valley Road, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
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Rozendal Guest Farm

Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Rozendal Guest Farm Pool
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Rozendal Guest Farm Exterior
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Rozendal Guest Farm Interior
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Rozendal Guest Farm Bathroom

Setting When Johannesburg-based restaurateurs Lynette and Kurt Ammamm moved to the Cape in the early 80s with the dream of escaping the big smoke for restful farm life, they found their “haven” on Earth at Rozendal. Now run by their children, Nathalie (the farm’s vinaigrier) and Alex (an architect by trade), the former wine farm serendipitously pivoted into a vinegar-making operation when a visitor to the farm helped Kurt transform a flawed vintage into vinegar. Usually home to various accommodation options, (which are now being used as long-term rentals due to Covid), Rozendal has just one unit available for rent: the beautiful (and wonderfully private) Plumbago Country Cottage, designed and decorated by Alex whose considered approach to space and interiors is utterly inspiring.

The lodgings

  • 2 bedrooms (one with a queen-size bed and one with a double bed)
  • shared bathroom with a double shower and bath
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • open-plan lounge and dining area
  • indoor fireplace
  • large outdoor deck with a shaded dining area and braai
  • complimentary wifi

Things to do

  • swimming pool
  • hiking and mountain-biking trails in nearby Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
  • scenic farm walks
  • weekend pop-up dinners
  • vinegar-tasting tours
  • birdwatching
  • farm shop

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes, free
Sleeps 4
Cost From R2 300 per night (depending on season)
Where to find it Omega Road, Rozendal, Stellenbosch
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Lanzerac Hotel & Spa

Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Lanzerac Hotel & Spa
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Lanzerac Hotel Room
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Lanzerac Hotel Suite
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Lanzerac Hotel Pool

Setting Rolling vineyards, lush gardens and the Jonkershoek mountains surround this three-century-old wine estate in Stellenbosch, creating a certain type of peace and quiet that can only be experienced in this neck of the woods. In addition to exquisitely refurbed rooms, and a spa that knocks the socks off even the most well-heeled resorts in Europe, this five-star destination boasts three dining venues, each with its own distinctive character, and a cutting-edge tasting room.

The lodgings

  • 53 individually decorated rooms and suites (Classic Rooms, Luxury Rooms, Junior Suites and Suites)
  • king-size bed (can be made into twins)
  • en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities (including a Nespresso machine)
  • private outdoor terrace (in all units except Classic Rooms)
  • private outdoor plunge pool (in 5 Suites only)
  • private Jacuzzi (in one suite only)
  • luxury toiletries
  • satellite television
  • lounge and desk area
  • indoor fireplace
  • fully stocked minibar, replenished daily
  • air conditioning and under-floor heating
  • complimentary wifi

Things to do

  • The Manor Kitchen for buffet breakfasts, dinner, afternoon tea on Saturday and lunch on Sundays
  • Lanzerac Deli for freshly-baked goods, light breakfasts, lunches and coffee
  • Taphuis bar for gourmet pub-style lunches and dinners
  • Craven Lounge for small plates, tipples and cigars
  • on-site spa treatments and spa facilities including a heated indoor pool
  • wine-tasting
  • guided walks and cycling
  • surrounding hiking and mountain-biking trails in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes, free
Sleeps 2 per room
Cost From R8 945 per room per night (depending on season and room type, includes breakfast)
Where to find it 1 Lanzerac Road, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
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Sugarbird Manor Cottages

Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Sugarbird Manor Cottages
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Sugarbird Manor Cottages Bedroom
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Sugarbird Manor Cottages View
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Sugarbird Manor Cottages Interior

Setting On the outskirts of Stellenbosch in the majestic Devon Valley lies Protea Heights, a 20-hectare flower and grape farm that’s home to Sugarbird Manor. With vistas straight out of Under The Tuscan Sky, the property’s perch at the top of a vineyard-covered hill, offers exquisite panoramas of the valley, with the Helderberg, Simonsberg and Jonkershoek mountains looming in the distance.

The lodgings

  • 4 stylish self-catering cottage suites
  • king-size bed
  • en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • open-plan lounge and dining area
  • shaded outdoor patio
  • shared pool
  • air-conditioning
  • complimentary wifi

Things to do

  • hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • swimming in the pool
  • on-site wine tasting of the owner’s award-winning wine
  • an abundance of nearby wine estates

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes, free
Sleeps 2 per cottage
Cost From R3 500 per cottage per night (depending on season)
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Banhoek Lodge

Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Banhoek Lodge Suite
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Banhoek Lodge Aerial
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Banhoek Lodge Pool
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Banhoek Lodge at Night

Setting On the edge of the majestic Helshoogte Pass, Banhoek Lodge boasts some of the best vistas in the Stellenbosch Winelands. Overlooking a sea of vineyards and towering mountains in the distance, you almost get the feeling of being in a quiet slice of Tuscany or Provence. Although just off the main road, an intimate number of just seven light, bright and airy rooms adds an air of being one with the valley, with nothing but the quiet charm of the countryside to keep you company. A short 10-minute drive from the town centre, and a mere stone’s throw from some of the best wine farms in the valley, this scenic guesthouse is a top choice for those looking for an immersive Stellenbosch escape.

The lodgings

  • 7 rooms (4 Luxury Rooms and 3 Mountain-Facing Suites)
  • extra-length king-size beds (can be made into twins)
  • en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower
  • balcony or patio with mountain or vineyard views
  • gas fireplace
  • air conditioning and underfloor heating
  • electric blanket
  • flatscreen TV
  • fully stocked minibar with a wonderful range of local wines in the minibar
  • complimentary wifi

Things to do

  • daily breakfast
  • in-room spa treatments
  • swimming pool
  • surrounding wine farms
  • nearby hiking and mountain biking trails
  • restaurants, shops and bars in Stellenbosch centre (10 minute drive away)

Child friendly? No
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes, free
Sleeps 2 per room
Cost From R4 830 per room per night (depending on season and room type, includes breakfast)
Where to find it Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
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Camissa Farm

Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Camissa Farm View
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Camissa Farm Lounge
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Camissa Farm Interior
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Camissa Farm Hot Tub

Setting Tucked in the rolling hills of the Banhoek Valley, surrounded by orchards and fynbos, Camissa (meaning “place of sweet water” in Khoi) offers guests a sought-after combination of tranquil surrounds and contemporary style. Featuring a selection of Scandi-style lodgings, it promises an unforgettable stay in nature, where 360-degree views of the farmlands and mountains, complete with all the creature comforts, will have you wanting to linger longer. The property is completely off grid, and the farm itself focuses on small-scale, sustainable and regenerative practices (crops grow happily together to promote diversity, while the herd of Dexter cows mow the oats between the vineyard rows and fertilise the soil as they move between the pastures.)

The lodgings

  • 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom Camissa Cabin sleeps 6
  • 3 cottages at the dam (Avocado, Almond, Rosemary) sleep 2 in an en-suite bedroom, with an additional sleeping area for children
  • open-plan lounge with a flatscreen TV
  • fully equipped kitchen with dining area
  • indoor fireplace in selected cottages
  • Camissa Cabin has a wood-fired hot tub
  • patio with braai area and/or fire pit
  • air conditioning
  • complimentary wifi

Things to do

  • swimming in the farm dam
  • hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • scenic farm walks
  • nearby wine farms
  • explore Stellenbosch’s restaurants and shops
  • day trips to Franschhoek
  • Banhoek tennis courts (by arrangement)

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes, free
Sleeps 2 to 6 per unit
Cost From R1 200 per unit per night (depending on season and unit type). Minimum 2-night stay.
Where to find it Zevenrivieren Road, Banhoek, Stellenbosch
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Rest at Chabivin

Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Rest at Chabivin
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Rest at Chabivin Bedroom
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Rest at Chabivin Lodgings
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Rest at Chabivin Activities

Setting Cosy, self-catering accommodation set beside a tranquil eucalyptus forest, only a few hundred metres outside the town centre, these cabins are located on a bubbly-producing boutique wine farm. The four units – two generously spaced quaint and comfortably decorated cottages, and two stylish studios – are well protected, with remote access for residents and guests only.

The lodgings

  • 2 two-bedroom cottages each sleeping 4 (Country Cottage and Corner Cottage)
  • 2 one-bedroom studios each sleeping 2 (Vineyard Studio and Deck Studio)
  • en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • spacious lounge
  • flatscreen TV with DStv
  • indoor wood burning fireplace
  • private patio or balcony with sun loungers
  • private wood-fired hot tub (in studios only)
  • outdoor braai area
  • air conditioning

Things to do

  • farm and forest walks
  • hiking and cycling trails
  • award-winning De Zalze Golf Course is within walking distance
  • nearby restaurants and wine estates

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes, free
Sleeps 2 to 4 per unit
Cost From R1 400 per unit per night (depending on season and unit type)
Where to find it Blaauwklippen Road, Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
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The Homestead at Oldenburg Vineyards

Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: The Homestead at Oldenburg
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: The Homestead at Oldenburg Bedroom
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: The Homestead at Oldenburg Garden
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: The Homestead at Oldenburg Lodgings

Setting Splendidly secluded in the Banghoek Valley, on the dramatic Helshoogte pass, this meticulously restored homestead is the ultimate luxe-Winelands escape. The Homestead’s lofty proportions, chic decor and state-of-the-art appliances will impress even the most well-heeled globetrotters. And, while the house has been given an utterly modern overhaul, it retains the charm and character of its Cape Dutch roots. Its unique and enviable position in the depths of a valley, and impossibly easy access to endless nature are unexpected bonuses for nature lovers.

The lodgings 

  • 6 bedrooms with 4 king-size beds, 1 queen-size bed and 2 twin beds
  • en-suite bathrooms with shower
  • fully equipped eat-in kitchen
  • formal dining room with an open fireplace
  • living room with an open fireplace
  • sun-kissed open verandah with a built-in braai
  • complimentary wifi
  • butler-concierge
  • housekeeping
  • private chef, driver, childminder (additional cost)

Things to do

  • swimming pool overlooking sweeping vineyards and rolling lawns
  • private gym
  • nearby hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • wine-tasting and purchases
  • spa treatments and yoga sessions (additional cost)
  • restaurants, shops, art galleries and cafés in Stellenbosch centre

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes
Sleeps 12
Cost From R35 000 per night for the first two bedrooms (depending on season, minimum two-night stay); R6 000 per additional room
Where to find it Oldenburg Vineyards, Zevenrivieren Road, Banghoek Valley, Stellenbosch
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Spier Hotel

Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Spier Hotel Exterior
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Spier Hotel Bedroom
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Spier Hotel View
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Spier Hotel Street

Setting Characterised by old-fashioned hospitality and a wonderfully tranquil atmosphere, Spier Wine Farm, in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, is one of those multifaceted destinations that offers visitors a slew of reasons to visit. Its hotel, set alongside the Eerste River, has 80 elegant rooms, kitted out with energy-efficient creature comforts that uphold Spier’s commitment to sustainability without sacrificing on comfort.

The lodgings

  • 80 rooms and suites (divided into Signature Rooms, Signature Garden Terrace Rooms, Signature River-facing Rooms and Suites)
  • king-size bed (can be made into twins)
  • en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower
  • private shaded patio or balcony
  • spacious lounge area
  • TV with DStv
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • minibar
  • air conditioning
  • complimentary wifi

Things to do

  • daily breakfast
  • swimming pools
  • spa treatments
  • vineyard segway tours
  • farm walks
  • Vadas Smokehouse & Bakery
  • Farm Café & Deli
  • Hotel Restaurant
  • farm picnics
  • wine-tasting
  • Hotel Shop and Craft Market

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes, free
Sleeps 2 adults + 2 children (under 12)
Cost From R2 500 per room per night (depending on season and room type, includes breakfast)
Where to find it R310, Baden Powell Drive, Stellenbosch
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The Manor House at Quoin Rock

Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Manor House at Quoin Rock Aerial
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Manor House at Quoin Rock Bedroom
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Manor House at Quoin Rock Pool
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Manor House at Quoin Rock Dining Room

Setting Historic charm meets modern comfort at this picturesque Manor House perched on the slopes of the majestic Simonsberg mountains. The same views can also be enjoyed from Gåte restaurant and wine lounge, and the newly built function venue overlooking the estate vineyards. Hidden away from the rest of the estate, the exceptionally located Manor House offers panoramic views as far as Table Mountain and False Bay, as well as a unique vista onto the Simonsberg mountains from the courtyard pool area.

The lodgings

  • 4 double en-suite bedrooms
  • 1 honeymoon suite
  • separate 2-bedroom guest cottage
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • formal dining room
  • breakfast room
  • spacious lounge with an indoor fireplace
  • shaded courtyard
  • complimentary wifi

Things to do

  • daily breakfast
  • sauna and steam room
  • swimming pool
  • beautifully manicured gardens designed by landscaper Francesca Watson
  • chauffeur and helicopter services
  • private chef and beauty treatments (on request)
  • wine-tasting
  • food- and wine-pairings
  • Gåte restaurant
  • gourmet picnics

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes, free
Sleeps 14
Cost From R175 000 per night, exclusive-use only depending on season (exclusive-use only; minimum two-night stay)
Where to find it Quoin Rock, Knorhoek Road, Knorhoek Valley, Stellenbosch
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Simonsberg Silos

Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Simonsberg Silos Exterior
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Simonsberg Silos Interior
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Simonsberg Silos Decor
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Simonsberg Silos Bedroom

Setting Surrounded by the rich heritage of the beautiful Natte Valleij wine farm, this historic property offers a one-of-a-kind experience. Once used to store surplus grain, the two resident silos have since been converted into unique lodgings with a contemporary interior and intimate living space suitable for two guests. Explore the lush gardens, historic wine cellars and homesteads, taking in views of the Simonsberg mountains, before resting your head in quiet comfort.

The lodgings

  • loft-style bedroom with a queen-size bed
  • living area with a fridge and microwave
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • bathroom under the staircase with a shower, toilet and hand basin
  • laundry facilities are available
  • daily cleaning service
  • complimentary wifi

Things to do

  • swimming pool
  • tennis court
  • birdwatching
  • drive through the neighbouring nature reserve
  • walking and mountain-biking trails
  • wine-tasting
  • on-site wine cellar

Child friendly? No
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes, free
Sleeps 2 per silo
Cost From R1 000 per silo per night (depending on season)
Where to find it Natte Valleij Estate, Adam Tas Road, Stellenbosch
Make a Reservation

Clouds Estate

Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Clouds Estate Exterior
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Clouds Estate Pool
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Clouds Estate View
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Clouds Estate Dining Room

Setting This boutique hotel, owned by a Dutch couple, who fell in love with Cape Town when they holidayed here in 2000, sits atop the Helshoogte, one of the highest mountain passes in the land. Following a complete overhaul, the hotel interior has been updated to take full advantage of the estate’s location, with the rooms and dining area providing spectacular views of the valleys and vineyards below.

The lodgings

  • 7 luxury hotel rooms and 6 semi-detached villas
  • king-size bed
  • en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower
  • lounge and desk area
  • private patio with outdoor seating
  • smart TV with DStv
  • Blu-Ray player
  • Nespresso machine
  • complimentary minibar
  • complimentary wifi
  • daily breakfast

Things to do

  • two swimming pools: one for the villas and one for the hotel rooms
  • à la carte lunch and dinner served daily in the hotel’s restaurant
  • wine-tasting and purchases
  • spa treatments at neighbouring Delaire Graff (guests transported in a golf cart)
  • hiking and mountain-biking in the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
  • surrounding restaurants and wineries

Child friendly? Yes, 16 years and older (hotel), 12 years and older (villas)
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes, free
Sleeps 2 per room and villa
Cost From R3 995 per night per couple people sharing (depending on season and room type, includes breakfast)
Where to find it Clouds Estate, Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch
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The Homestead at Hazendal

Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: The Homestead at Hazendal
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: The Homestead at Hazendal Bedroom
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: The Homestead at Hazendal Dining Room
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: The Homestead at Hazendal Bathroom

Setting The rolling meadows of the Stellenbosch Winelands is the backdrop of this elegant Cape Dutch homestead, restored and renovated by Hazendal’s current owners to serve as a luxurious getaway for a family or group of friends. The historical architecture transports guests on a journey through the ages, while offering a grand setting from which to enjoy the tranquillity of the countryside, as well as the numerous attractions on offer at Hazendal Wine Estate.

The lodgings

  • 5 bedrooms named after Hazendal’s previous owners (The Voloshin, The Bosman, The Van As, The Hazenwinkel and The Vermaak Room)
  • king-size or queen-size beds
  • en-suite bathrooms with a bath and/or shower
  • dining hall
  • stocked pantry
  • two private balconies
  • library
  • bar
  • bridal lounge
  • garden terrace
  • air conditioning
  • complimentary wifi
  • continental breakfast prepared by private chef and served at the homestead

Things to do

  • free wine-tasting experience
  • free entry to Wonderdal for children 5 to 13 years
  • free art tour at the Marvol Art Gallery
  • Babushka Deli (that also offers picnics)
  • Pivnushka Beer Garden
  • High Tea
  • Glass House
  • tours of the estate’s art gallery
  • Wonderdal Edutainment Centre
  • World-class golf course, state-of-the-art Burrow driving range and Kleine Hazen putting park

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes, free
Sleeps 10 adults + 2 children
Cost R37 500 per night until 30 April (exclusive use)
Where to find it Hazendal Wine Estate, Bottelary Road, Stellenbosch
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De Zeven Guest Lodge

Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: De Zeven Guest Lodge Exterior
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: De Zeven Guest Lodge Pool
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: De Zeven Guest Lodge Bedroom
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: De Zeven Guest Lodge Outdoors

Setting On the majestic mountainside of the tranquil Banhoek Valley that stretches between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, this stunning lodge is flanked by sweeping vineyards in the front and scenic fynbos-dotted slopes behind. The pristine surrounds create a splendid sense of seclusion, while 11 plush rooms offer utmost comfort.

The lodgings

  • 4 Pool Suites with large glass sliding doors overlooking the sparkling swimming pool and mountain range beyond
  • 7 Manor House rooms spread across the property, varying in size and splendour (select rooms feature an indoor fireplace and a private outdoor courtyard)
  • king-size beds
  • en-suite bathrooms with showers and some featuring freestanding baths
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • communal indoor and outdoor lounge area overlooking the valley
  • air conditioning (in 9 of the rooms)
  • complimentary wifi
  • daily breakfast

Things to do

  • beauty and wellness treatments with a view, or in your room
  • panoramic swimming pool
  • sauna
  • hiking trails and mountain-biking trails
  • surrounding wine farms

Child friendly? No
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes, free
Sleeps 2 per room
Cost From R3 600 per night per room (depending on season and room type)
Where to find it Zevenrivieren Road, Stellenbosch
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Bartinney Vineyard Cottages

Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Bartinney Vineyard Cottages
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Bartinney Vineyard Cottages Bedroom
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Bartinney Vineyard Cottages Lodgings
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Bartinney Vineyard Cottages View

Setting On the scenic slopes of the Botmaskop Mountain in the Banhoek Valley, these immaculately restored classic Cape-style vineyard cottages exude charm and authenticity. The historic working wine farm they’re built on boasts awe-inspiring views of the Drakenstein and Simonsberg mountain ranges, with a tasting cellar on site, and a small passionate team of staff on hand to assist you with anything you may need during your stay.

The lodgings

  • 4 cottages varying in size (Luxury Loft, Vineyard Cottage, Candlewood Cottage, Wild Olive House)
  • 1 to 2 bedrooms per cottage (Wild Olive has 3 bedrooms)
  • king-size bed
  • en-suite bathroom with a bath and/or shower
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • spacious lounge and dining area
  • 3 cottages feature a private terrace and braai area
  • flatscreen TV with Netflix
  • ceiling fans
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • complimentary wifi

Things to do

  • on-site wine-tasting and purchases
  • swimming pool and swimming dam
  • hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • surrounding wine farms
  • buzzy Bartinney wine bar in town
  • restaurants, shops and bars in Stellenbosch centre (15-minute drive away)

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes, free
Sleeps 2 to 4 per cottage (6 in Wild Olive)
Cost From R1 500 per cottage per night (depending on season and cottage type)
Where to find it Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
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Bush Lodge at Hidden Valley Wines

Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Bush Lodge at Hidden Valley Wines
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Bush Lodge at Hidden Valley Wines View
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Bush Lodge at Hidden Valley Wines Bedroom
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Bush Lodge at Hidden Valley Wines Pool

Setting On the slopes of Stellenbosch’s Helderberg Mountains and surrounded by rolling vineyards, this picturesque villa at Hidden Valley Wines epitomises tranquil country living. No interruptions, just sweeping views of the valley, vineyards, and Table Mountain in the distance, this luxury lodge is the perfect place to immerse yourself in endless nature.

The lodgings

  • 3 bedrooms (1 in the main building and 2 in a separate cottage across the wooden deck)
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • open-plan living area with a flatscreen TV
  • indoor fireplace
  • 6-seater dining area
  • wooden deck with a pool and gas braai area
  • complimentary wifi

Things to do

  • swimming pool
  • Overture Restaurant
  • The Deck for lunches
  • wine-tasting
  • private picnics
  • hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • surrounding wine farms
  • short drive from Stellenbosch centre

Child friendly? Yes, 12 years and older
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes, free
Sleeps 6
Cost From R5 500 per night for the villa (depending on season)
Where to find it Hidden Valley Wines, Annandale Road, Stellenbosch
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Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa

Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Delaire Graff Lodges and Spa
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Delaire Graff Lodges and Spa Bedroom
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Delaire Graff Lodges and Spa Deck
Best Stellenbosch Accommodation: Delaire Graff Lodges and Spa Aerial

Setting At the top of Helshoogte Pass, this majestic Winelands estate beckons to those with a penchant for the high life (you’re literally floating above the Banhoek Valley). Committed to absolute comfort and relaxation, the Luxury Lodges and Owner’s Villa are all rather sumptuous (the “smallest” is 70m²), with private pools, terraces and fireplaces. The property also has a superb day spa, award-winning wine (nabbing 30th spot at the World’s Best Vineyards awards in 2021) and two excellent restaurants. Stroll through the magnificent gardens and you’ll chance upon works from Laurence Graff’s personal art collection.

The lodgings

  • 4 separate lodge types: the Presidential Lodge 1 and 2 (sleep 4 each), 6 Superior Lodges (each sleeping 2), 4 Luxury Vineyard Lodges (each sleeping 2) and 4 Deluxe Garden Lodges (each sleeping 4)
  • 4-bedroom Owner’s Villa
  • king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms with a bath and shower
  • fully stocked bar fridge
  • private terrace
  • spacious lounge with an indoor fireplace
  • butler’s kitchen
  • flatscreen TV with DStv
  • private swimming pool
  • air conditioning
  • Bose music stations
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • interleading room options
  • complimentary laundry service
  • complimentary wifi
  • daily breakfast
  • outdoor swimming pool at each Lodge
  • Techno gym

Things to do

  • spa with a sauna, steam room, 22-metre infinity swimming pool and jacuzzi
  • 2 on-site restaurants
  • estate wine tastings
  • garden and vineyard walks
  • art and estate tours
  • 3 specialist boutiques
  • walking and trail runs

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Wifi? Yes, free
Sleeps 2 to 4 per lodge; 8 in the Owner’s villa
Cost From R16 500 per person per night (Distinctively Delaire Special for SA residents only)
Normal rate: R17 450 per person per night (depending on season and room type)
Where to find it Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch
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The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 17 March 2022

2 Responses to “The 20 Best Places to Stay in Stellenbosch”

  1. Elze Pieters

    Why no pet friendly places? People who travel with pets usually have well-behaved, house-trained pets!!

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