The mixture of lovely countryside, excellent food and beverage, and warm hospitality make this a firm favorite with both locals and people from abroad. In reality, several ages back, my wife and I spent our first wedding anniversary Franschhoek whilst we had been residing Cape Town and setting travel business. This area will always have a special place within our hearts, and all these are a couple of of our favorite hotels and restaurants in the region.
Le Quartier Francais
Set in suburban gardens with mountain views, Le Quartier Francais (the French Quarter) is a 32 area romantic boutique hotel located in the village of Franschhoek, at the core of this Cape Winelands. The accent here is on supreme charm and luxury, together with the priceless gift of solitude, tucked away at the middle of the village.
The bright Garden Room is a gorgeous, inviting area that opens onto a manicured courtyard via broad glass doors. The famous breakfast is available from 07:00 to 11:00, therefore there is no need to hurry out of bed for fear that you will miss it! The breakfast buffet provides home-made granola and pastries, lots of seasonal fruit, freshly squeezed vegetable and fruit juices, and teas that are infused.
The Bar in Le Quartier Francais is a stylish, social space using a wood-burning fireplace. ) Outside chairs creates the ideal place to unwind over a drink and observe the action on the principal street. Savour signature craft gin cocktails or produce your own G&T in the menu of tasty ingredients. There’s also a choice of classic cocktails, a few using a distinctive contemporary spin, in addition to delicious non-alcoholic versions.
For guests chance enough to have the ability to stay overnight, the complex suites and suites are situated in tranquil blossom gardens and feature the ultimate in luxury fittings, finishes and fabrics, complemented by artworks by local artists.
Set in the slopes of the imperial Klein Dassenberg Mountain Range, the 5* Mont Rochelle is a gorgeous 26 bedroom hotel and vineyard not far from Le Quartier Francais at Franschhoek.
Unlike any other hotels in the region, Mont Rochelle is a working winery, and sixteen hectares of this 39 hectare farm is below vine and boasts many wine types. They offer daily tasks including personal wine tasting and cellar tours, in addition to walking and mountain biking trails and horse-riding.
Dining in Mont Rochelle is unforgettable — if it be nice culinary cuisine or a simple sandwich, then guests won’t be disappointed in the quality of the meals served. We could poarticularly advise enjoying a romantic picnic on the real estate — that the kitchen may organize a well-stocked picnic basket with a chilled bottle of wine or even two!
Lanzerac Hotel and Spa
Steeped at a background dating back to 1692 and nestled at the foothills of this idyllic Jonkershoek Valley of Stellenbosch, that the 326 year old Lanzerac Wine Estate is the epitome of old-world charm and wealthy Cape heritage.
Just 5 minutes from the historical city of Stellenbosch, property boasts infinite rows of lush forests, hectares of gardens shaded by giant pine trees, and is surrounded by the magnificent Helderberg mountains.
Home into the planet’s first bottled pinotage, the assortment of award-winning wines maintain the superb quality Lanzerac has been famous for. Enjoy a guided tour of this functioning wine cellar, along with a free wine tasting in the comfort of this well-appointed tasting area, or even the veranda with views of the wineries.
The hotel’s rooms, restaurants, pub, lounge and facilities are located in the property’s 300 year old Manor House and out-buildings, amidst 10 hectares of award-winning greenery comprising many ancient oaks, a few over 160 years old.
Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa
Home to one of the most famous restaurants in the region, the Sauvage Restaurant provides guest a chance to indulge in a scrumptious a’ la carte menu, complemented by warm service, along with scenic placement.
The hotel provides a multitude of fun activities to make certain you get the maximum from your stay. Venture out to the valley, go horseback wine-tasting or increase through the excellent mountains. Stay inside the striking grounds and treat yourself to a lavish spa therapy or indulgent massage.
This luxury hotel comprises 79 en-suite, elegantly finished suites and rooms, 2 lavish baths and 16 magnificent dual and single comforts, set against a background of towering mountains and manicured gardens. )
Grande Roche Hotel
The mythical 5* Grande Roche Hotel is a place where background interacts with contemporary conveniences and in which the air of a bygone age brings a feeling of gracious, unhurried living.
The character of this Grande Roche Hotel adventure is in the unique, independently named suites spread over landscaped gardens in the midst of a working wine farm with its inimitable style and unsurpassed excellence in service.A proud member of Small Luxury Hotels of this World, that is the perfect base from which to explore the Cape, unwind in the pools, and among others, appreciate some golf on the local courses.
From that the minute you arrive, you’re warmly greeted with the Guest Service group, provided a welcome beverage and escorted to a package during the gorgeous gardens.
The 18 Terrace Suites have been in teams of 3, scattered round the estate. All are constructed in the first Cape Victorian design, with thatched roofs, shutters and monitoring vines across the private outdoor patio. Whether you’re lounging in the sofa or enjoying a lazy morning from your bedroom, the view from every area is spectacular. Imagine looking out to the mellow mists of fall or the glowing green blossoms flanked by roses in the summertime, this is the place to be whatever the year.
La Residence lies in the core of a personal 30-acre working farm, complete with wineries, plum orchards, a dam and manicured gardens that are manicured. The majestic mountains which encircle the royal Franschhoek Valley provide enchanting views in each direction.
Space is in prosperity with panoramic views from each package, and personalised service is the order of the afternoon. In addition to the deluxe decoration, La Residence has a reputation for world class dining. Haute cuisine is served at the baronial dining area or on the calm patios.
A 5 minute drive from the enchanting curio stores and galleries of Franschhoek village, the hotel offers free transfers so guests can explore at their own leisure. There are exceptional village restaurants to test in addition to a selection of actions from horse-riding to chocolate-tasting.
With sublime views, varied pastimes, crisp mountain air and the stillness of this calm valley, this can be an unparalleled luxury escape.
The 11 opulent bedrooms open on ample bright balconies and verandahs, which supply the ideal place to relax, admire the view, and marvel in the synthesis of tranquility and beauty. They include antiques, Persian rugs, fine cloths along with an eclectic mix of items d’art.
On hot times, the shimmering infinity pool . Sip beverages beneath a shady umbrella, or unwind with remedies from the Spa. In addition, the air conditioned fitness center caters to the more lively!
A stone’s throw from La Residence at a tranquil vineyard setting, you will find 5 vineyard suites that provide space and privacy for both families and groups of friends. There are trendy rooms for relaxing and dining, and luxurious bedrooms with marble en suite baths. All have private terraces and gardens; whereas 4 have their own pools.
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