Why go for a day trip to the Cape Winelands, when you could stay overnight? Here are some of the most beautiful spots to rest your head so that you can wake up and do another day in the Winelands – this time without any driving necessary!

La Petite Ferme, Franschhoek

This luxury wine estate has it all – delicious food, amazing views and beautiful accommodation. There’s a Manor House and Vineyard Suites to choose from, in traditional country-style luxury, all offering picture perfect views and superb service. Cosy up by a fire in winter, cool down in a private plunge pool during summer, indulge in the delicious food and taste some of the local wines. The most difficult part of your stay will be having to leave!

La Petite Ferme, Franschhoek

Majeka House, Stellenbosch 

Awarded the Conde Nast Johansens Best Design Hotel in 2017, Majeka House is something special: a 23 room boutique hotel with all the luxury finishes you’d expect, but a warm and welcoming family feel, thanks to it being owner managed. Makaron Restaurant offers mouthwatering food, Majeka Spa has some fabulous spa treatments, and the grounds are beautifully maintained and a delight to wander around. It’s a treat for all the senses.

Majeka House, Stellenbosch

La Residence, Franschhoek

If you’re looking for opulence, La Residence is the place to stay. A Travel + Leisure Magazine World’s Best Award Winner 2016, this hotel boasts 30 acres of private space and an all-suite hotel with the most luxe finishes you could wish for – and then some. Cozy in winter, idyllic in summer, it’s the kind of place you’ll want to slow down time for, so that you can soak it all up. Surrounded by vineyards and plum orchards, with elegant antiques in all the rooms, this is as sophisticated as it gets.

La Residence, Franschhoek

Lanzerac Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

One of the Cape’s iconic wine estates, dating back to 1692 and in the beautiful Jonkershoek Valley of Stellenbosch, this historic wine farm offers luxurious accommodation in beautifully landscaped gardens with a spa and wine tasting on the premises. There are a number of different kinds of rooms to choose from, which means there’s something for everyone – including family friendly options and a private suite with its own swimming pool. A taste of real Cape heritage.

There’s no shortage of beautiful places to stay in the Cape Winelands, but all of them have one thing in common: a rare opportunity to slow life down and soak up incredible natural beauty, surrounded by some of South Africa’s best food and wine.

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