Need to know
Seven, including five suites.
11am. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $204.20 (ZAR2,974), excluding tax at 15 per cent.
Rates include Continental breakfast (cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruits, juices, seed-loaf bread and pastries). Full-English breakfast is included in the room rate for some suites; for guests staying in La Provençale Villa it’s an additional cost of R70.
The hotel also has its own winery, art gallery, sculpture garden and boutique selling African artefacts, photography and a range of jewellery by Ilse Malan.
At the hotel
Helipad, acres of grounds, gallery and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV with DVD player (a DVD library is available to guests), underfloor heating, air-conditioning, barbecue and kitchenette with tea- and coffee-making facilities, microwave, toaster, and double refrigerator.
Our favourite rooms
For added space and extra privacy, stay in La Provençale Villa in the Vineyards. Located on the opposite side of the main building to the Owner’s Cottage, La Provençale Villa’s secluded spot overlooks the grapevines and mountains beyond, offering the extra privacy you seek when soaking in your private pool or dining à deux on your terrace. Like the other buildings at the hotel, the villa looks like a traditional Cape Dutch house with whitewashed walls and a thatched roof; inside, this standalone, two-bedroom villa is filled to its wooden rafters with mod-cons and sophisticated furnishings.
There are two pools; one at the Owner’s Cottage, and one private pool for guests staying in La Provençale Villa in the Vineyards. Recline on a sunlounger by day, and come evening, enjoy the warmth of a wood fire on the lantern-lit loggia overlooking the water.
Book a facial by the pool or a massage in the peace and quiet of your own room; there isn’t a designated spa here, but therapists are on hand to perform pampering services all day long. Blend in with the surrounding greenery while striking a tree pose in a private yoga or Pilates class in the peaceful gardens of the Owner's Cottage.
Light linens and flowing dresses. Pack light as the hotel is full of goodies to take home; in one day here you can restock your wine cellar, redecorate your house with new artworks and update your wardrobe with designer jewellery.
The gallery and sculpture garden exhibit works by South African artists: historic painters like Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef or portraits by Irma Stern, contemporary portraiture by Lionel Smit, and Theo and Toby Megaw’s sculptures.
Children of all ages are welcome, but it’s best suited to older kids and teenagers. The hotel offers babysitting (R120 an hour; a minimum of two hours must be booked). Children under 10 can stay in their parents’ room for free.