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  • In the heart of the winelands, with numerous award-winning estates nearby
  • Elegant Cape-Dutch homestead offers great comfort
  • Beautiful setting with vineyards ringed by mountains

Die Eike Guesthouse

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

5km from Rawsonville

 

-33.6711, 19.2663

About

The original Cape Dutch homestead of Die Eike was built in the early 1800s. It nestles snugly at the foot of the Badsberg Mountain, with majestic mountain views across the vineyards and orchards of this working wine, citrus and peach farm. Its air-conditioned, en-suite rooms all have beautiful views and share a small common terrace – an ideal spot from which to watch the sunset whilst sipping on a glass of sparkling wine.

The main building contains the family, double and single rooms, the office and the kitchen, while the honeymoon suite is in a separate building. It has its own small living room and an outside braai area.

A full buffet breakfast is served, consisting of fruit salad, yoghurt, cereals, bread, muffins, bacon and eggs, with tea, coffee and fruit juice. Other meals are available from the a la Carte menu. Enjoy the cellar’s excellent sweet wine in front of a log fire in winter, or a crisp dry white wine on the patio in summer, with a barbecue under the oak trees.

Die Eike Guesthouse aims to ensure that you receive the best personal service possible.

Charmaine, Grieta and their team are very approachable for any questions you may have, including helping you put together your itinerary by sharing their own experiences, and booking of restaurants and wine tours.

Rates & Summary


Honeymoon and Executive Suites

Large en-suite bathroom
Mini living room
Outside braai area
Spectacular valley & mountain views

3 Family Rooms

Each sleeps 4 in two bedrooms
Double and twin beds
En-suite bath & shower
Some rooms have private braai areas

5 Luxury Bedrooms

Single or Double 
En-suite bath & shower
5 rooms each have a private entrance
Some rooms have private braai areas

Pricing

  • R 585 - Single 
  • R 860 - Double bedroom
  • R 1 100 - Family suite
  • R 1 100 - Executive suite
  • R 1 200 - Honeymoon suite

Catering

Breakfast included

Kids

Children of all ages are welcome.
Special kids rates on enquiry.
Under 12yrs breakfast charge: R45 pp.
Baby cot on request.

Why Stay Here?

Die Eike Guesthouse is situated on a working wine and fruit farm in the heart of the Breedekloof Wine Route. There are 19 award-winning wineries in a radius of less than 10km around the farm. Go for a relaxing farm walk, pick fruit straight off a tree, participate in seasonal grape harvesting, take a guided cellar tour, or go on a wine tasting horseback trail. Surrounded by vineyards and orchards, with views of majestic mountains, this Cape Dutch homestead offers luxury farm accommodation and warm hospitality in a tranquil setting. Die Eike aims to ensure that you receive the best personal service possible.

Summary

  • In the heart of the winelands, with numerous award-winning estates nearby
  • Elegant Cape-Dutch homestead offers great comfort
  • Beautiful setting with vineyards ringed by mountains

Privacy

Some rooms have private entrances.
The honeymoon suite is set apart.

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, hiking boots, swimming towel, mountain bike.

Road Conditions

Tarred roads all the way.

Activities & Attractions

  • Cycling
  • Hiking in the mountains
  • Breedekloof Wine Route and tasting
  • Wine tours on horseback or by car
  • Horse riding lessons for disabled
  • Hot Springs 500m
  • Horse riding 1km
  • Beauty Spa nearby 2km

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Restaurant
  • Licensed
  • Braai area available
  • Fridge or minibar

Utilities

  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Babysitting available
  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops further than 10km
  • Nearest fuel within 10km

Payment

  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

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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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