The Best Hotels in Stellenbosch

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

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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Lanzerac Hotel & Spa

Rated 9.4 in 653 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

Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel & Spa

Rated 8.9 in 566 reviews

Built in 1713 and located in historic Stellenbosch, this hotel offers cosy rooms with classic décor. It also features a… See more

Built in 1713 and located in historic Stellenbosch, this hotel offers cosy rooms with classic décor. It also features a spa, a pool and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

The rooms at the 5-star Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel & Spa overlook the pool and courtyard. They include a balcony, cable TV and air conditioning. Rooms also have a private bathroom with underfloor heating.

Helena's Restaurant at Coopmanhuijs serves Provençal cuisine and Cape wines. Guests can choose to dine indoors, in the intimate courtyard next to the pool or al fresco on the sidewalk terrace.

Coopmanhuijs Spa offers a range of treatments, including an anti-oxidant rejuvenating facial and an Africology repair facial. Local activities including hiking, horseback riding and golf.

The Coopmanhuijs Boutique is surrounded by Stellenbosch shops, galleries and museums. It is 20 km from Strand Beach.

Rooms from $125

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 $130

MolenVliet Vineyards

Rated 9.1 in 575 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 $180

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 $245

Clouds Estate

Rated 9.0 in 262 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 $171

Banhoek Lodge

Rated 9.2 in 198 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 $179

Southern Sun de Wagen

Rated 9.0 in 569 reviews

Set in Stellenbosch, 1.9 km from Stellenbosch University, Southern Sun de Wagen offers accommodation with an outdoor… See more

Set in Stellenbosch, 1.9 km from Stellenbosch University, Southern Sun de Wagen offers accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and a shared lounge. With free WiFi, this 4-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar. The property is allergy-free and is located 10 km from Jonkershoek Nature Reserve.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a coffee machine, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a patio and a private bathroom with a shower. At Southern Sun de Wagen all rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy an à la carte or a continental breakfast.

Southern Sun de Wagen offers a sun terrace. Guests at the hotel will be able to enjoy activities in and around Stellenbosch, like cycling.

Speaking Afrikaans and English, staff are always on hand to help at the 24-hour front desk.

Heidelberg Golf Club is 17 km from Southern Sun de Wagen, while Boschenmeer Golf Course is 30 km away. The nearest airport is Cape Town International, 24 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Rooms from $141

Van der Stel Manor

Rated 9.5 in 1036 reviews

Van der Stel Manor is situated in a residential area, 5 minutes' drive from the centre of Stellenbosch. The restored… See more

Van der Stel Manor is situated in a residential area, 5 minutes' drive from the centre of Stellenbosch. The restored Cape Dutch home features a garden and outdoor pool.

The luxurious rooms at Van der Stel Manor feature air conditioning and a private bathroom with bath, shower and bathrobes. Enjoy a cup of tea from your private patio. Each rooms has direct access to the pool and rose garden.

A continental breakfast is served in the morning and light meals, wines, tea and desserts can be arranged on request.

Jan Marais Nature Reserve is 1.4 km away and Jonkershoek Nature Reserve is within 10 minutes' drive. Activities in the area include wine tasting, golfing, hiking and mountain biking.

Cape Town International Airport is 37 km away.

Rooms from $114

Stellenbosch Manor

Rated 9.4 in 589 reviews

Situated in Stellenbosch and only 1.4 km from Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch Manor features accommodation with… See more

Situated in Stellenbosch and only 1.4 km from Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch Manor features accommodation with garden views, free WiFi and free private parking. This 4-star guest house offers a housekeeping service and a shared lounge. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a year-round outdoor pool.

The guest house will provide guests with air-conditioned units offering a wardrobe, a kettle, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. Some units have a seating area and/or a patio with outdoor furniture. Additional in-room amenities include chocolates or cookies.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Jonkershoek Nature Reserve is 7.8 km from the guest house, while Heidelberg Golf Club is 19 km from the property. The nearest airport is Cape Town International, 26 km from Stellenbosch Manor, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Rooms from $114

Oude Werf Hotel

Rated 8.9 in 1249 reviews

In a historic mansion, previously an old churchyard is located in the heart of Stellenbosch, Oude Werf Hotel features… See more

In a historic mansion, previously an old churchyard is located in the heart of Stellenbosch, Oude Werf Hotel features uniquely themed rooms with free internet. It boasts an outdoor pool and fine dining.

The air-conditioned rooms at Oude Werf Hotel have a modern Cape style combined with Victorian antiques. The bathrooms have double basins and a separate bathtub that comes with complimentary soap and shampoo products. Each room has a seating area, satellite TV and internet access.

Guests can relax at the swimming pool that is surrounded by the charming hotel garden. The hotel staff can help schedule wine trips and guided walks in historic Stellenbosch.

The Oude Werf Restaurant serves traditional, homemade and contemporary gourmet dishes.

Free private parking on site is available.

Rooms from $180

Zorgvliet Wines Country Lodge

Rated 8.8 in 386 reviews

Nestled in the scenic Banhoek Valley, Zorgvliet features an outdoor pool with views of the Simonsberg Mountain. It… See more

Nestled in the scenic Banhoek Valley, Zorgvliet features an outdoor pool with views of the Simonsberg Mountain. It offers wine-tastings and barrel sampling in the modern wine cellar.

The luxurious rooms and apartments contain European style décor and feature views over the mountains and valleys. The design bathrooms have a bath and shower and come with free toiletries. Free Wi-Fi is available in the rooms.

A number of restaurants serving a range of different cuisines can be found within 5 km.

Children can enjoy the playground, while the whole family can relax in the communal picnic area or on one of the many vineyard walks.

The renowned city of Stellenbosch is only 8 km away. An airport shuttle can be arranged to Cape Town International Airport, 42 km away.

Rooms from $142

Majeka House

Rated 7.9 in 284 reviews

Located on a private garden estate in Stellenbosch, Majeka House features a spa, a gourmet restaurant and a large… See more

Located on a private garden estate in Stellenbosch, Majeka House features a spa, a gourmet restaurant and a large, heated, communal indoor pool. The owner managed boutique hotel boasts stylish rooms and free WiFi.

The rooms at Majeka House are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV and Nespresso coffee machines.

The Majeka Kitchen serves local specialities cooked with fresh ingredients, some picked from the on-site organic garden. Food is served on the terrace during the summer months, and by a fireplace in winter.

Majeka Spa offers a full range of massages, facials and other treatments. Guests can relax in the sauna, steam room or hot tub, or work out in the fitness centre. In addition to the communal, indoor pool, the Poolside Rooms and Double Rooms with Garden View offer access to semi-exclusive outdoor pools.

From Majeka House, it is less than 10-minutes’ drive to the shops and cafés of Stellenbosch city centre. Stellenbosch Golf Club is 3 km away.

Rooms from $148

Bonne Esperance Boutique Guest House

Rated 9.0 in 860 reviews

The Bonne Esperance is located in a Victorian guest house, 7-minutes walk from the University of Stellenbosch. It has… See more

The Bonne Esperance is located in a Victorian guest house, 7-minutes walk from the University of Stellenbosch. It has free WiFi, an outdoor swimming pool and a wrap-around veranda.

Rooms at the Bonne Esperance Boutique Guest House are spacious and come equipped with air conditioning, bathroom amenities and satellite TV.

Guests can take a walk through the hotel’s landscaped garden or relax in the lounge.

Bonne Esperance Boutique Guest House is 5 km away from Stellenbosch Golf Club and a 10-minute drive from several wine estates. The Jan Marais Nature Reserve is a 10-minute walk away.

Rooms from $78

Sugarbird Manor

Rated 9.2 in 561 reviews

Located on a working protea farm, on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, this manor welcomes guests seeking the perfect base… See more

Located on a working protea farm, on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, this manor welcomes guests seeking the perfect base to relax in style.

Boasting panoramic views of the surrounding vineyards and Devon Valley, Sugarbird Manor offers modern guest rooms. Spend the day exploring nearby hiking trails, improving your golfing skills or simply sunbathing next to the pool.

Barbecue facilities are available for guests looking to have a traditional South African braai.

Each of the guest units is decorated with earthy colours, underlining Sugarbird's bond with its natural surroundings. Watch the sunset from the terrace or discover all the garden has to offer.

Rooms from $111