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  • Stylish blend of modern elegance and historic touches
  • Spa, sauna, steam room and restaurant
  • Enjoy all the wonders of the winelands while staying in a national monument

Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel & Spa

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: 12 years and older

In Stellenbosch

 

-33.938, 18.862

About

Coopmanhuijs has been an eminent part of Stellenbosch ever since 1713, when it became one of the first colonial homes to be built in the City of Oaks. Opening initially as Coopmanhuijs on 33 Church Street, the hotel underwent a revamp several years ago to become a boutique hotel and spa of the highest standards. 

The red canvas roofs at the entrance are a distinctive marker welcoming visitors into the establishment, and upon entering, guests will be impressed at how well the sophisticated classic elegance has been enhanced by a modern eye for design.

The rooms are opulent spaces with modern conveniences such as air conditioning, flatscreen satellite televisions, free wireless internet and telephones, while the in-room safes are large enough to hold laptops. Underfloor heating in the en-suite Victorian bathrooms is a pleasant touch.

After a shower or bath using an elite range of local products, guests can wrap themselves in a fluffy gown, before settling down to a blissful sleep on a custom made mattress under high quality percale linen. Carved headboards and plush custom made furniture add a sense of grandeur to the experience.

Although all of similar luxury, the rooms vary in size, starting from the petite rooms, which come with a choice of full en-suite bathrooms or a bath or shower only. The slightly larger standard rooms have the same choice of bathroom configurations.

Couples celebrating a romantic occasion will enjoy the privacy of the spacious classic rooms, which are the epitome of comfort and class. Six of the classic courtyard rooms have balconies: a perfect, private setting to breathe in the crisp Stellenbosch air while sipping one of the region’s fine wines. 

Any remaining stress can be melted away with a massage at the hotel spa, sessions in the sauna and steam room or a dip in the beautifully-designed swimming pool.   

When heading to the dining room in the morning, guests are spoilt for choice, with a buffet spread of artisanal bread, cheeses, yoghurt, cold meats and fresh fruit, along with an extensive selection of hot breakfasts and freshly made coffee on offer. 

For lunch and dinner, you won’t have to leave the hotel, as Helena’s Restaurant is regarded as one of the best restaurants in the area, dishing up some top-class gourmet country cuisine. 

The setting matches the quality of the food, with meals taken either in the magnificent yellowwood-ceilinged dining room or in a conservatory with a glass roof, opening onto the courtyard and swimming pool.

As a warm up to or a wind down from your meal, head to the wine bar or lounge for a drink amongst friends.

Since it is situated in the heart of Stellenbosch, Coopmanhuijs is a perfect base from which to explore the quaint town and uncover its rich heritage. There are a multitude of beautiful wine estates in close proximity to the hotel, while the spectacular, mountainous surrounds offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. Cape Town and its arsenal of attractions are less than an hour’s drive away.

Service at Coopmanhuijs is highly personalised, so the staff will provide you with any information needed to plan your specific itinerary.

Rates & Summary


4 Petite Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite bath and/or shower

3 Standard Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite bath and/or shower

8 Classic Courtyard Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in extra length King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower
Six rooms have a balcony
Pool and courtyard views

4 Classic Manor Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in extra-length King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower

Pricing

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

Catering

Hot and cold breakfast buffet included
Lunch and dinner available
Room service

Kids

Children over the age of 12 welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Located in a leafy street in the heart of Stellenbosch, Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel is a renovated national monument which has become renowned for its superb service, impeccable accommodation and good facilities. Guests will be delighted by the refined classic luxury of the hotel. The spa, sauna and steam room are utterly rejuvenating, while Helena’s Restaurant offers top quality creative cuisine and an expansive wine list.

Summary

  • Stylish blend of modern elegance and historic touches
  • Spa, sauna, steam room and restaurant
  • Enjoy all the wonders of the winelands while staying in a national monument

Things to consider Bringing

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

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the hotel are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool
  • Spa, sauna and steam room
  • Nearby: wine and brandy tasting, nature reserves, cheetah sanctuary, golf courses, hiking trails, 4x4 trails, mountain biking, hang-gliding, abseiling, paintball, canoeing , museums, Stellenbosch University, art galleries, shopping.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Under floor heating
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Swimming towels supplied
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast (dinner by arrangement)
  • Restaurant
  • Licensed
  • Fridge or minibar

Utilities

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

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • No conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Not child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

Security

  • Personal safe

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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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