Must see hotels in Winelands

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    Lord’s Guest Lodge

    If McGregor isn't quiet enough for you, head to this luxury lodge north of town. The thatched, stone cottages sit atop a hill and have wow vistas across…

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    Pat Busch Mountain Reserve

    These well-equipped cottages are based on the edge of a nature reserve 15km northeast of Robertson off Rte 60. Hiking, mountain biking, fishing and…

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    Vindoux Guest Farm

    A must for the romantically inclined, these luxury tree houses each have a spa bath and views of a small wildlife area with zebras, wildebeest and…

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    Cascade Country Manor

    Tucked away along a dirt road 10km east of the centre, this place will make you feel like you're far from anywhere, although it's an easy drive back to…

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    Reeden Lodge

    A good-value, terrific option for families, with well-equipped, self-catering cottages sleeping from two to 10 people, situated on a farm about 10 minutes…

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    Banghoek Place

    This stylish suburban hostel provides a quiet budget alternative, away from the town centre. The recreation area has satellite TV and a pool table and…

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    Akademie Street

    If there's anywhere in South Africa that you're going to blow the budget, Franschhoek might as well be it. The luxurious rooms at this quiet hotel are a…

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    Gubas De Hoek

    Highly recommended by readers is this friendly home with well-appointed rooms and family-friendly self-catering units (from R1200). Owner-chef Gunther…

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    Lanzerac Hotel & Spa

    This opulent place consists of a 300-year-old manor house and winery set in grassy grounds with awesome mountain views. One suite even has a private pool.

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    Mont Rochelle Hotel

    Along with the winery of the same name, this boutique hotel and restaurant were bought by Richard Branson in 2014. As you would expect, it offers gilt…

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    This colourful boutique guesthouse is impeccable, thanks to hosts Luc and Hilde. A champagne breakfast is served, as are superb dinners on request, and…

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    Summerwood Guesthouse

    In a suburban neighbourhood bordering a small nature reserve east of the town centre is this elegant guesthouse. The immaculate rooms are bright and…

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    Grande Roche Hotel

    A superluxurious hotel set in a Cape Dutch manor house, offering wonderful mountain views, a heated swimming pool and the excellent Bosman’s Restaurant…

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    Le Quartier Français

    Set around a leafy courtyard and pool, the large rooms at this opulent hotel have fireplaces, huge beds and stylish decor. If you're feeling flush, try…

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    Kagga Kamma

    Far from towns and paved roads, this is the perfect place to recharge. There are wildlife drives exploring the Karoo landscape, hikes to see San rock art…

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    Cape Dutch Quarter

    There is a variety of accommodation on offer here, from simple apartments (two people R650) to more luxurious self-catering houses (four people R1600) and…

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    Temenos Retreat

    These cottages set in spacious gardens aren't just for those on retreat. This is a peaceful place, with a decent lap pool, health treatments and a popular…

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    Green Gables Country Inn

    Sitting on the southern border of town, this is a family-friendly place with well-kept grounds, affable hosts and a nice pool. There's a restaurant (also…

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    Stellenbosch Hotel

    A comfortable country-style hotel with a variety of rooms, including some with self-catering facilities and others with four-poster beds. A section dating…

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    Rijk’s Country House

    Rijk’s provides pleasant accommodation in thatched cottages on a beautiful wine estate with manicured lawns. There are tours and tastings at the winery…