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  • Beautiful location on a historic fruit and wine farm a few minutes from the centre of town
  • Peaceful village ringed by dramatic mountains
  • Arguable the food capital of South Africa, and numerous outdoorsy pursuits on offer as well

Auberge Clermont

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

1km from Franschhoek

 

-33.9198, 19.1152

About

This historic wine and fruit farm was originally part of the property granted to Abraham de Villiers, a French religious refugee, by the Dutch colonial authorities in 1694. He named it Champagne, and the original farm was subdivided and changed hands a number of times before being renamed Clermont, after a village in France. Chris and Su Everson have owned the farm and guest house for the last few years.

Stylish bedrooms have the ambience, style and feel of a little corner of Provence. They are individually decorated and feature underfloor heating and ceiling fans, ensuring year round comfort. The shamelessly romantic honeymoon suite has a giant bathtub, double showers and a king-size double bed beneath a hand painted pastoral ceiling.

The historic self-catering 2 bed-roomed villa is a secluded, beautifully appointed old Cape farmhouse with a large covered terrace overlooking the plum orchard, vineyards and Franschhoek mountains, and has a large loft bedroom, making it ideal for families.

Auberge Clermont offers a tennis court for the energetic, a sparkling pool, leisurely walks through the vines and picnics along the oak lined river, and is close to Franschhoek’s many extraordinary restaurants, galleries and specialty shops.

Award-winning extra virgin olive oil is pressed and bottled by Chris Everson from olives grown in the Franschhoek Valley, and can be purchased at reception. Various private tours of the vineyards and surrounding areas, or as far as Cape Town and Hermanus, can also be arranged.

Rates & Summary


5 Standard Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in Queen-size/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower
Vineyard & mountain views

Honeymoon Suite

Sleeps 2 in King-size bed
En-suite shower and extra large bathtub
Courtyard with vineyard & mountain views

Self-catering Villa

Sleeps 6 in King-size/twin beds
Master bedroom en-suite
Loft room with single beds
Patio overlooking pool & vineyards

Pricing

  • For pricing detail, click on CHECK AVAILABILITY & BOOK ONLINE above

Catering

Provencal breakfast included.

Kids

The Villa loft bedroom is perfect for children.
Babysitting is available on request.

Why Stay Here?

At Auberge Clermont, the scents of roses, rosemary and lavender mingle with the ever present tranquil sounds of farm and bird life. Linger over a delicious breakfast served on the terrace under the 19th century oak trees, or enjoy a game of tennis, or splash in the pool. This stylish country retreat, in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley, is tucked away on a historic wine and fruit farm only a few minutes from the centre of the quaint village and offers peace and seclusion for the discerning traveller. 

Summary

  • Beautiful location on a historic fruit and wine farm a few minutes from the centre of town
  • Peaceful village ringed by dramatic mountains
  • Arguable the food capital of South Africa, and numerous outdoorsy pursuits on offer as well

Privacy

The Villa is private and exclusive.

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, golf clubs, mountain bike, binoculars for bird watching.

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Horse riding
  • Vineyard walks
  • Picnics at the river
  • Wine tasting
  • Golf can be arranged

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Covered verandah / patio
  • Ceiling fans
  • Under floor heating
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • Full Kitchen
  • Fridge or minibar

Utilities

  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception

Access & Convenience

  • Babysitting available
  • Very child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • Shuttle service can be arranged

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

Security

  • 24 hour security

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Cape Winelands

Western Cape

About

As the name suggests, the Cape Winelands is an area of vines and vineyards; the berries of which are responsible for that most delicious fermented juice of the grape: wine. The region is well known for its proliferation of estates and cellars that continually create quality wines throughout the cultivar spectrum.

This is an area that encourages leisurely meanders along its various wine routes, absorbing the natural beauty of the rural surroundings.

The region stretches northwards from the eastern outskirts of Cape Town. In the south the popular and trendy towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek nestle in the shadow of the mountains that make up the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve. To the west the popular tourist ‘Route 62’ follows the Breede River Valley. It takes in the town of Robertson, the quaint village of McGregor and continues to Worcester.

North, across the N1 highway, the historic towns of Paarl, Wellington and Tulbagh are strung out between a series of mountains. In the far north-east, the town of Ceres is a dot in a sweeping valley of fruit orchards.

Craggy mountains are a feature of the landscape, giving rise to the region also being called the Boland (High Land). The mountains include the ranges of the Groot Drakenstein, Langeberg, Hexrivier and Witzenberg. Their steep rocky peaks plunge to gentler gradients rich in fynbos and proteas, before levelling out in fertile valleys threaded with chortling streams.

In these low-lying areas, suspended between the slopes, vineyards stretch in patchwork patterns. Like an artist’s palette the area changes with the seasons - from subtle spring pastels, through lush summer greens, to the earthy shades of autumn.

Not only are the Cape Winelands a delight for connoisseurs of fine wines; the towns themselves are centres for a host of enjoyable pastimes. Many are steeped in history and have magnificent collections of traditional Cape Dutch and period architecture.

These are best viewed during a stroll along the leafy streets. The historic Church Street in Tulbagh has the largest concentration of provincial monuments in one street in South Africa. The university town of Stellenbosch, with its oak-lined boulevards, is the second-oldest town in the country, dating back to 1671. Today it is an important cultural centre with a host of galleries and museums, and the country’s oldest music school.

Franschhoek, reclining in a somnolent valley ambience, entices gourmets to sample its fare at some of South Africa’s top restaurants. McGregor is well known for its life-enriching tranquillity and Ceres for its fruit production and snow-covered mountains in winter. Besides their wineries, Robertson and Worcester are known for the production of some of South Africa’s best known brandies – Klipdrift and KWV, respectively.

The winelands is great country in which to enjoy a leisurely trip along minor roads that fade into the fynbos. They will take you into valleys and gorges, past barns stacked with bales of lucerne, and paddocks with grazing sheep and lazing cows. Around farmsteads and cottages, chickens strut their stuff and pigs wallow in slushy heaven. Dams mirror the sky and hillsides, their reflections rippled by drifting and preening waterbirds. Tractors till the land, and labourers and farmers wave to every passer-by.

For centuries the terroir here has been ideally suited to the production of great wine and today, more than ever before, it is also conducive to the making of good times and fond memories. The Cape Winelands is a region to relax in, whilst inhaling the warm, scented air and indulging in the finer things in life.

Look out for

Wine tasting – naturally this is a popular and pleasant pastime in the region. The Stellenbosch wine route, established in 1971, is the oldest in South Africa. Today other routes lead to the cellars and estates around virtually every town in the region. Many of the wineries offer tasting and sales from Monday to Saturday. Maps are available from the tourism office in each town.

Brandy tasting – this much-loved spirit is produced by a good number of cellars and specialist distillers throughout the region. There are 2 brandy routes in the region. The Western Cape Brandy Route winds through Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington. The R62 Brandy Route goes through Robertson and Worcester. Many of these offer tasting, tours and sales from Monday to Friday.

Historical towns – the Cape Winelands is rich in history, with most towns and many of the wine estates having their own collections of historical buildings, museums and monuments. The region is synonymous with Cape Dutch and Victorian architecture. Highlights include Church Street in Tulbagh and the De Oude Drostdy Museum just outside the town. There are Zeederberg Square and the Paarl Museum in Paarl, and Klein Plasie open air Museum in Worcester. Twenty declared National Monuments are in Wellington and there is the Huguenot Memorial and Museum in Franschhoek.

Scenic drives – where there are mountains and valleys there are always scenic roads and passes to explore; here is no exception.

River rafting – the Breede River is the sixth largest river in South Africa and is a playground of fun and adventure.

Adrenalin - for lovers of the adrenalin rush, Ceres Zipslide Adventures offers 8 slides totalling 1.4km amongst the rock formations of the Skurweberg mountains near Ceres.

Art galleries – the towns are home to a host of artists and galleries. The Stellenbosch Gallery and Rupert Gallery in Stellenbosch are popular and showcase art through many mediums and genres.

Wildlife on display – the area has a number of parks that allow one to get close to a variety of wild creatures in captivity. Some of the better known ones include the Drankenstein Lion Park, Butterfly World, Paarl Bird Sanctuary and the Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm - all situated between Paarl and Stellenbosch. 

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