My Top 5 Boutique Hotels in the Cape Winelands

February 5, 2021
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Are you seeking a unique and immersive experience, check out my top five Boutique hotels in the Cape Winelands.  Offering you, a perfect blend of luxury, personalized service, and the breathtaking beauty of wine country.

The Cape Winelands are synonymous with elegance, charm, and exceptional wines. Let me share my personal best.  Allow me, to take you on a journey through some of the top Boutique hotels in the Winelands, where sophistication meets the splendor of nature.

Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek:

Location: Franschhoek Valley Situated in beautiful tranquil gardens, lies this five-star beauty! The elegant suites and rooms offer the pinnacle of opulent furnishings, fittings, and finishes. The layered texture in each room is enhanced. Uniquely, by the use of vibrant, bright palettes, raffia headboards, and luxurious materials. A minibar loaded with drinks, fruit baskets, and wine are all there to meet your needs. Franschhoek is known as the “gourmet capital” of South Africa because it has so many great restaurants and wine farms. But you don’t have to go far to find delicious, carefully chosen fine-dining dishes in a cozy space. You can also go to Protégé and try one of their more casual, flavourful small plates. They use fresh, seasonal foods that show off the best of what this area has to offer.

Vergenoed Low Estate :

Location: Stellenbosch There is a whole other level of decadence and comfort when you stay at Vergenoegd Löw. Views, the setting sun, the scent of fynbos, and songbirds can nourish your spirit. You’re in an environment that caters to your sense of calm and the natural world.
Comfort, coolness, warmth, calming, and aesthetically pleasing physical environments will fulfill your body’s desires. With Clara’s Barn and Geuwels, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants. Additionally, there is a high-end spa option for individuals who prefer to relax.

Boschendal Cottages:

Location: Franschhoek Valley The Boschendal Estate allows guests to explore the entire estate and participate in a variety of unique activities. Such as Mountain biking, horse riding, and hiking trails that wind through the surrounding mountains. I highly recommend, a guided tour of the vineyards, and cellar.  Including, wine tasting and lunch at De Werf! Sublime wine and cuisine! Additionally, one of the dams situated above the vineyards offers trout fishing opportunities. Thankfully, as the adults take a much-needed break, the awesome play area will keep the kids occupied and well-supervised. Beyond, the activities, the farm’s attitude revolves around eating, drinking, and relaxing. Book a picnic with friends or family!  Go and spend the day on their beautiful lawns, snacking on really good food!  And of course, savour the award-winning bio foods and wines from Boschendal. I love this space as it is full of nature!

OudeWerf, Stellenbosch:

Location: Stellenbosch If you are looking to be in the middle of the buzz of Stellenbosch, this is your boutique hotel!  Oudewerf is full of character and history! Without a doubt, their rooms boast chic antique style and modern amenities. Making sure there is a warm and intimate atmosphere, designed to hug your comfort. Located in the heart of Stellenbosch on Church Street, they are within walking distance of everything.  From, exploring the town’s world-class restaurants, trendy cafes, boutique shops, and famous vineyards.


Location: Simondium, near Paarl Babylonstoren is more than just a hotel. It was originally a Cape Dutch farmstead that was turned into a fancy getaway. The hotel has cottages that were carefully planned and are surrounded by gardens that are full of organic food. Babylonstoren gives you everything!  Guests have the chance to tour the vineyards, eat at farm-to-table restaurants, and relax in the spa, making it a perfect place to get away to the beautiful Cape Winelands. Without a question, it’s luxurious and so trendy!

Finally, the Cape Winelands is a destination all on its own, I would highly recommend you explore this awesome area for two to three nights. There is so much to do, eat, drink, and see!  Remember, South Africa offers not only world-class wines but also a haven for those seeking luxury and tranquility. Dont underestimate the Winelands. There are many charming boutique hotels in the Winelands.

I conclude, whether found in the Franschhoek Valley or surrounded by the vineyards of Stellenbosch. Lastly, all of these accommodations, promise an indulgent experience that celebrates the exquisite beauty of the Winelands. You will find the Boutique Hotel in the Cape Winelands for you!

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