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  • Attentive German service from warm hosts
  • Spacious, colourful rooms with high ceilings for an airy feel
  • Set in a lush garden in the bustling wine-town of Robertson

Gubas de Hoek

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Robertson

 

-33.8041, 19.8857

About

At Gubas de Hoek, German owners Balbina and Gunther extend personalised hospitality and quality to their guests, one of the multiple reasons for the popularity of this affordable luxury guest house.

The 3 Comfort Rooms situated in the main house are elegant, cosy and individualised, with easy access to the expansive garden with its many tranquil corners, and the saltwater rock pool with sunbeds and towels.

Garden rooms are spacious and have pool-facing private terraces or balconies, with 2 of the rooms suitable for physically handicapped guests.

All rooms are amply appointed with comfortable King-size beds, a wall safe, TV, magazines and books, fans and electric heating. Natural ventilation and light is made possible by thick walls, high ceilings and large shuttered windows.

At extra cost, guests can head to the dining room, where Gunther serves up feast-like breakfasts and a wide selection of seasonal, national and international dinners, while Balbina suggests some of the best wines from the nearby wineries.

A three course or solely main course fine dining menu is offered from Fridays to Tuesday. Self-catering guests have access to a separate, well-equipped guest kitchen and mobile braai facility in the well-manicured garden.

Rates & Summary


3 Comfort Rooms

Individually decorated
Each sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath or shower
Private patios

6 Garden Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath or shower
Pool-facing terrace or balcony

Pricing

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

Catering

Breakfast and dinner available at extra cost

Kids

All children are welcome.
Maximum of 1 extra  child in each room.

Why Stay Here?

Located amongst the mountainous, lush valleys of the wine-growing region of Robertson only 150 km from Cape Town, the elegant Cape Dutch inspired Gubas de Hoek is all about meeting, eating and sleeping under the hospitality of your German hosts. Gubas de Hoek is an eco-friendly guest house where you will experience charm, elegance and individually decorated, classy rooms which are comfortable to the hilt, as well as fine dining options.

Summary

  • Attentive German service from warm hosts
  • Spacious, colourful rooms with high ceilings for an airy feel
  • Set in a lush garden in the bustling wine-town of Robertson

Things to consider Bringing

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

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Huge garden with saltwater rock rool
  • Shared guest kitchen
  • Covered braai area
  • Golf courses
  • Bird watching
  • Hiking trails
  • Mountain biking
  • Horse riding
  • Wine-tasting
  • Farmers’ markets

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning in some rooms
  • Heater included
  • Under floor heating
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Swimming towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast (dinner by arrangement)
  • Limited alcohol license
  • Braai area available
  • 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

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • Babysitting available
  • No pets allowed
  • Covered parking
  • Nearest shops within 5km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • Shuttle service can be arranged

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

Security

  • Personal safe
  • 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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