The Best Hotels in Cape Winelands

Here’s our manually curated guide to the best luxury, boutique, and most charming hotels in Cape Winelands. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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Lanzerac Hotel & Spa

Rated 9.4 in 661 reviews

The Lanzerac is situated on a private wine estate in the Jonkershoek Valley, surrounded by the Helderberg Mountains. It… See more

The Lanzerac is situated on a private wine estate in the Jonkershoek Valley, surrounded by the Helderberg Mountains. It has a spa, two outdoor pools and one heated indoor pool.

The spacious and air-conditioned rooms have a seating area with a satellite TV. Each has tea-and-coffee making facilities and a minibar. The private bathroom comes with free toiletries and under floor heating.

Relaxing massages and a variety of beauty treatments are available at The Lanzerac Hotel & Spa, which features 8 private treatment rooms. It also has a sauna, steam room and a fitness room.

A continental buffet and and hot breakfast options are served in the morning. The Deli offers home-made jams, freshly baked produce, cheese and charcuterie platters and picnic baskets. The Manor Kitchen serves classical dinners with contemporary influences and light meals can be enjoyed at the pub-style Taphuis restaurant. The Craven Lounge offers drinks, wines, spirits and craft beers in a relaxed environment with a fireplace and tapas menu.

There is a working winery on site, offering guests a complimentary wine tasting and cellar tour.

Rooms from $218

Akademie Street Boutique Hotel

Rated 9.7 in 206 reviews

Just 300 metres from the Franschhoek monument, in the heart of the Franschhoek Wine Valley, Akademie Street Boutique… See more

Just 300 metres from the Franschhoek monument, in the heart of the Franschhoek Wine Valley, Akademie Street Boutique Hotel offers luxurious suites and traditional cottages, some with their own private swimming pools.

All of the accommodation at Akademie Street is set in lush gardens and many have views of the mountains of the Cape Winelands. Each suite or cottage has its own theme and the property boasts with wood fired hot tubs and fragrant landscaped gardens.

Gelatenheid Oortuiging and Vreugde each have their own sun-kissed swimming pool and shady, private garden. The fourth building, Uitsig is a separate, large, luxurious upstairs suite with balcony and lovely views. The fifth building, Twyfeling is a gracious Cape Dutch style house with large living rooms and two large bedroom suites. Uitsig and Twyfeling share a large, heated pool and garden.

A full English breakfast is served each morning and the hotel’s concierge desk is open 24/7 to help you with restaurants, wine tours, hikes and advice on what to see and do.

Akademie Street Boutique Hotel is just 30 minutes drive from Stellenbosch and
hour from Cape Town.

Rooms from $524

La Petite Ferme

Rated 9.1 in 254 reviews

La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek offers accommodation nestled amongst the vineyards on the wine slopes of the Olifants… See more

La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek offers accommodation nestled amongst the vineyards on the wine slopes of the Olifants Pass and Middagkrans Mountain range. The country-style boutique hotel overlooks the Franschhoek Valley.

Each air-conditioned suites at La Petite Ferme is equipped with a minibar and smart TV. Some suites offer a private plunge pool, while others have access to a shared swimming pool. Each suite has an en suite bathroom, and toiletries, slippers and bathrobes are provided for your comfort.

Breakfast is included in the rates at La Petite Ferme. Guests can enjoy lunch at the renowned restaurant each day of the week, while dinner is available during summer season and on Fridays and Saturdays during the winter months. The property also offers wine tastings.

La Petite Ferme offers free WiFi throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Bicycle rental and luggage storage is also available, and the area is popular for cycling, hiking and wine tasting.

The town of Franschhoek can be reached within a 5-minute drive, and the Huguenot Memorial Museum is 2 km away. Cape Town International Airport is within 70 km of the property.

Rooms from $322

Set in the culinary capital of the Cape, Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa lies beneath the towering Franschhoek Mountains with… See more

Set in the culinary capital of the Cape, Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa lies beneath the towering Franschhoek Mountains with the famous Winelands a short car journey away.

The elegant rooms and suites feature air conditioning, a flat-screen satellite TV and tea-and-coffee making facilities. The villas have kitchen facilities.

Overlooking the garden, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast at La Pavillion. Sauvage serves fine dining à la carte and offers an award-winning wine list. Le Verger is located within an orchard and serves bistro-style cuisine.

Guests can unwind at Camelot Spa which offers a variety of massages and body treatments. For relaxations, the hotel also has an outdoor pool and tennis court.

The picturesque vineyards are within easy distance, making this hotel the perfect base from which to taste the legendary Cape Wine Route. Visit the vineyards in the vicinity and indulge in the best that the area has to offer, whilst enjoying the tranquillity of this magnificent setting. Surrounded by some of the wine route's finest estates, you will have every excuse to explore the wonders of the Cape at your leisure.

Rooms from $82

Set in the centre of Franschhoek, boasting stunning views of the Franschhoek Mountain, this guest house awaits guests… See more

Set in the centre of Franschhoek, boasting stunning views of the Franschhoek Mountain, this guest house awaits guests hoping to experience genuine country hospitality.

Within walking distance of various shops and award-winning restaurants, La Fontaine Boutique Hotel by The Oyster Collection combines first-class facilities with picturesque surroundings. Start the day with a refreshing swim in the pool or with breakfast in the garden.

Next to elegant rooms in a beautifully restored late 19th century house, La Fontaine also includes spacious double rooms in the main building and a family suite in the garden. Treat yourself to a professional massage while babysitters are looking after your children.

For a truly hassle-free and relaxing stay, the friendly staff is happy to arrange rental bikes or a shuttle service to the airport for you.

Rooms from $203

In the heart of the Franschhoek village, the elegant Chapter House Boutique Hotel offers an outdoor pool overlooking the… See more

In the heart of the Franschhoek village, the elegant Chapter House Boutique Hotel offers an outdoor pool overlooking the Franschhoek Mountains. Built in 1888, it blends a colonial style with old-time chic.

The individually decorated rooms at Chapter House Boutique Hotel come with air conditioning and DVD players. Each has an inviting seating area and a safety deposit box.

Guests can rest on the veranda, enjoying the scent of Chapter House Boutique Hotel's rose and lavender garden. The stylish lounge with a fireplace provides a pleasant setting for reading, while its bar serves a variety of drinks.

Free WiFi and complimentary private parking are available at the property. Cape Town International Airport is 48 km away.

Rooms from $162

Located in the heart of Stellenbosch, River Manor Boutique Hotel offers accommodation on the banks of the Eerste River… See more

Located in the heart of Stellenbosch, River Manor Boutique Hotel offers accommodation on the banks of the Eerste River.

Housed in 2 adjacent manor houses and set in a landscaped garden, River Manor offers luxurious rooms featuring Cape antiques combined with contemporary furniture. Each room is air-conditioned and has a seating area, satellite TV and a private bathroom.

Guests can relax in the library, or mingle with other guests in the lounge and dining areas that lead onto the terraces overlooking the gardens and 2 swimming pools.

There are a number of shops and restaurants within walking distance of River Manor Boutique Hotel, while Stellenbosch University is 800 metres away.

Rooms from $132

The Franschhoek Boutique Hotel - Lion Roars Hotels & Lodges offers rooms with mountain view. The elegant hotel is just a… See more

The Franschhoek Boutique Hotel - Lion Roars Hotels & Lodges offers rooms with mountain view. The elegant hotel is just a short walk from Franschhoek's main street. Free WiFi is available.

All rooms at the Franschhoek Boutique Hotel - Lion Roars Hotels & Lodges are individual decorated and offer under floor heating, a fireplace, a flat-screen TV, and a Juliet balcony.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a Full English breakfast in the breakfast room.Restaurants and shops are within walking distance.

Franschhoek Boutique Hotel - Lion Roars Hotels & Lodges offers a beauty shop and a a spacious shared lounge area.

The hotel is close to the Franschhoek Wine Tram and 6 minutes walk from Huguenot Memorial Monument. The area is home to a variety of award wining wine estates for guests to explore.

Rooms from $420

Leeu House

Rated 9.3 in 43 reviews

Featuring an outdoor pool and landscaped garden, Leeu House offers accommodation in Franschhoek, within walking distance… See more

Featuring an outdoor pool and landscaped garden, Leeu House offers accommodation in Franschhoek, within walking distance to art galleries, restaurants and boutiques.

The air-conditioned rooms and suites at Leeu House are decorated in neutral tones. Each unit is equipped with an espresso machine, minibar, flat-screen TV and electronic safe. The luxury en-suite bathrooms have marble floors and are fitted with underfloor heating, double vanity tops and heated towel rails.

Guests can enjoy meals in The Conservatory, which serves innovative fusion cuisine, using mostly organic and fresh produce.

Leeu House has a 15-metres outdoor pool, a 24-hour front desk and offers airport shuttles.

The Huguenot memorial museum is 350 metres away and Cape Town International Airport can be reached within 1 hour by car.

Rooms from $337

Mont Rochelle

Rated 9.6 in 56 reviews

Set against views of the picturesque Franschhoek Valley, only 1 hour by car from Cape Town, Mont Rochelle is a tranquil… See more

Set against views of the picturesque Franschhoek Valley, only 1 hour by car from Cape Town, Mont Rochelle is a tranquil retreat featuring a gym, hot tub and outdoor swimming pool.

There are 2 restaurants at Mont Rochelle; guests can either dine al fresco at the informal Country Kitchen or enjoy gourmet meals at Miko, the main restaurant. The Mont Rochelle Hotel bar serves a variety light bites throughout the day, and offers a terrace where you can soak up the sun.

The hotel’s swimming pool is surrounded by a terrace with sun loungers and includes panoramic mountain views. Guests can also relax in the sauna, enjoy a soothing massage in one of the 2 dedicated treatment rooms or make use of the Hammam.

Horse riding, hiking and fishing are just a few of the leisure activities Mont Rochelle offers nearby.

Rooms from $329

Angala

Rated 9.3 in 181 reviews

Located in the heart of the Cape Winelands between magnificent mountains, Angala in Paarl offers elegant accommodation… See more

Located in the heart of the Cape Winelands between magnificent mountains, Angala in Paarl offers elegant accommodation, conference facilities and is conveniently located close to renowned golf courses.

The private, spacious rooms and suites feature natural colors and are decorated with sculptures and selected decoration items. Each suite offers a patio, a seating area and a satellite TV. Some of the suites offer fireplaces.

A breakfast buffet is served every morning. Angala also boasts a restaurant, that opens up onto a terrace with views of the Du Toits Kloof Mountains.

Guest can relax in the natural pool, which features panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Massages and beauty treatments are available for a fee. Other facilities at Angala also include an infrared sauna, steam room, ozonated solar heated pool with spa.

Angala is located just outside Franschhoek. Free private parking is available on site.

Rooms from $266

Last Word Franschhoek

Rated 9.3 in 101 reviews

This exclusive 5-star residence offers a solar-heated swimming pool and a wooden deck with views of the Franschhoek… See more

This exclusive 5-star residence offers a solar-heated swimming pool and a wooden deck with views of the Franschhoek Mountains. Each of the air-conditioned rooms has an iPod Docking Station.

Free Wi-Fi and a satellite LCD TV with DVD player are available in each of Last Word Franschhoek’s accommodations. A work desk and luxurious bathroom are also standard in each.

A buffet breakfast is served on the covered veranda that overlooks the pool. Various award-winning restaurants are situated within a 5-minute walk from Franschhoek Last Word.

After a refreshing swim, guest can order a cool drink at the bar or doze off on a sun lounger. Spa treatments and picnic baskets are available upon request for a lazy afternoon.

The hotel provides free, secured parking and an airport shuttle to Cape Town International Airport, a 45-minute drive away. Stellenbosch is a 20-minute drive from the property.

Rooms from $246

Leeu Estates

Rated 9.5 in 71 reviews

Nestled between the mountains and a river within the picturesque Franschhoek valley, Leeu Estates is situated on 100… See more

Nestled between the mountains and a river within the picturesque Franschhoek valley, Leeu Estates is situated on 100 hectares of vineyards, landscaped gardens and fynbos. The luxury estate boasts a spa and outdoor pool.

The elegant, spacious rooms and suites are either located at the refurbished 19th-century Manor House or around the estate amongst gardens, oak trees and vineyards. Each comes with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and tea-and-coffee making facilities.

Guests can relax at the pool, work out in the fitness centre or get pampered at Leeu Spa. There is also a library at the old Manor House.

An array of activities is offered in the area, such as cycling and hiking. The hotel also offers free use of bicycles and car hire can be arranged. Franschhoek Monument is 2.1 km from Leeu Estates and the nearest airport is Cape Town International Airport, 47 km away.

Rooms from $504

Le Quartier Francais

Rated 9.4 in 67 reviews

Le Quartier Francais is located in the heart of Franschhoek and offers elegant accommodation, an outdoor pool and a… See more

Le Quartier Francais is located in the heart of Franschhoek and offers elegant accommodation, an outdoor pool and a restaurant.

Each unit at Le Quartier Francais is elegantly decorated in a mix of colourful and classic. They all have flat-screen TVs, air conditioning and private bathrooms. Some of the units have a private pool.

A complimentary breakfast is served daily at Protege, 140 metres from Le Quartier Francais.

Several services are also offered by the hotel, like a bicycle rental or free WiFi access. Complimentary private parking is also available on-site.

The Huguenot Memorial Monument is a short walk from Le Quartier Francais and there are several award-winning wine estates to explore in the area. Cape Town is 60 km away and a shuttle service is available upon request for guests arriving by plane.

Rooms from $498

MolenVliet Vineyards

Rated 9.1 in 583 reviews

Nestled on the banks of the Banghoekrivier, known as the heart of the Stellenbosch Wine country, you will find… See more

Nestled on the banks of the Banghoekrivier, known as the heart of the Stellenbosch Wine country, you will find MolenVliet Vineyards.
MolenVliet Vineyards is a boutique Wine and Guest Estate with panoramic views of the breath-taking surrounding Mountains and Vineyards.

The estate offers different accommodation options:
The Cottages are ideally situated at the Entrance of the Estate with close by parking and boasts a private balcony overlooking the beautiful forest like gardens.

Our seven en-suite Mountain View Executive Suites are ideally overlooking the Drakenstein Mountains and Estate Vineyards, this is the perfect hideaway for guests wanting to lounge around at their private heated plunge pool or take in the immaculate views from their private balcony

Our six en-suite Mountain View Luxury Suites are ideally overlooking the Drakenstein Mountains and Estate Vineyards, this is the perfect hideaway for guests wanting to take in the immaculate views from their private balcony.

The boutique style River Manor is nestled in the vineyards overlooking the Simonsberg mountain while the estate's Manor House offers guests access to a communal outdoor pool.

A continental and English breakfast is served daily. For lunch and dinner there are lots of restaurants in Stellenbosch, 9 km away. Guests can visit one of the many wineries in the area. Franschhoek, in the heart of the Cape Winelands, is 24 km away.

Molenvliet is 44 km from Cape Town International Airport and airport shuttles can be arranged.

Rooms from $182

La Clé Lodge

Rated 9.4 in 118 reviews

Situated in Franschhoek, La Clé Lodge offers accommodation with a terrace or a patio, free WiFi and flat-screen TV, as… See more

Situated in Franschhoek, La Clé Lodge offers accommodation with a terrace or a patio, free WiFi and flat-screen TV, as well as free bikes and a shared lounge.

There is a private bathroom with shower in every unit, along with free toiletries, a hairdryer and slippers.

Guests can swim in the outdoor swimming pool, relax in the garden, or go hiking or cycling.

Boschenmeer Golf Course is 28 km from the lodge, while Stellenbosch University is 30 km from the property. The nearest airport is Cape Town International, 62 km from La Clé Lodge, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Rooms from $377

De Zeven

Rated 9.6 in 366 reviews

De Zeven in Stellenbosch provides adults-only accommodation with pool with a view, an open-air bath and a garden. The… See more

De Zeven in Stellenbosch provides adults-only accommodation with pool with a view, an open-air bath and a garden. The property has mountain and pool views, and is 11 km from Stellenbosch University. The guest house provides rooms with air conditioning, free private parking and free WiFi.

The units in the guest house are equipped with a coffee machine. There is a private bathroom with walk-in shower in every unit, along with bathrobes, slippers and a hair dryer. At the guest house, the units are equipped with bed linen and towels.

Guests can relax in the on-site bar or lounge, while packed lunches are also available upon request.

Guests at the guest house will be able to enjoy activities in and around Stellenbosch, like hiking. De Zeven features a sun terrace and an outdoor fireplace.

Jonkershoek Nature Reserve is 17 km from the accommodation, while Boschenmeer Golf Course is 24 km away. The nearest airport is Cape Town International, 36 km from De Zeven, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Rooms from $249

Boschendal Farm Estate

Farm stay

Rated 9.3 in 907 reviews

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Boschendal Farm Estate is located in Simondium, a 10-minute drive from… See more

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Boschendal Farm Estate is located in Simondium, a 10-minute drive from Franschhoek. Free WiFi access is available.

The accommodation will provide you with a TV and there is a full a kitchenette with a fridge and some of cottages are fitted with a convection oven. Featuring a bathroom comes with a bath, shower and a hairdryer. Some units have either a mountain view or garden view from the room.

At Boschendal Farm Estate you will find a garden, barbecue facilities and an indoor fireplace. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge and a children's playground. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including fishing and hiking.

This farm stay is 58 km from Cape Town International Airport.

Rooms from $264

Clouds Estate

Rated 9.0 in 266 reviews

Offering stunning views of the Drakenstein and Simonsberg Mountains, this boutique hotel offers luxury in the heart of… See more

Offering stunning views of the Drakenstein and Simonsberg Mountains, this boutique hotel offers luxury in the heart of the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek Winelands.

The rooms and villas are equipped with modern furnishings and spacious bathrooms. The villas contain fully equipped kitchenettes for self-catering. Guests can dine on the stylish patio furniture.

The Clouds Wine Estate includes 2 infinity pools surrounded by decking and sun loungers. Guests can relax on the terrace with views of the surrounding countryside and enjoy the Estate’s own Clouds Sauvignon Blanc wine.

Located on the Helshoogte Pass, Clouds Wine is less than 10km from central Stellenbosch. Cape Town International Airport is less than 40km from the Estate. Free parking is available.

Rooms from $173

Banhoek Lodge

Rated 9.2 in 191 reviews

Banhoek Lodge is situated along the scenic Helshoogte Pass, which offers an array of wine farms. The lodge boasts views… See more

Banhoek Lodge is situated along the scenic Helshoogte Pass, which offers an array of wine farms. The lodge boasts views of the vineyards and mountains.

The elegant rooms and suites come complete with wooden furnishings and offer a balcony with views of the mountain. The air-conditioned units include a seating area, fireplace, flat-screen satellite TV and en suite bathroom.

There are wineries within walking distance and restaurants such as Tokara and Indochine at Delaire Graff Estate are within a 5-minute drive.

Activities can be enjoyed in the surroundings, including cycling and hiking. The historical town of Stellenbosch is 8 km away and Franschhoek is 20 km away. Cape Town International Airport can be reached in 44 km.

Rooms from $182