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  • Beautifully restored Cape Dutch guesthouse
  • Picturesque property with views of Table Mountain
  • Concierge service to help you get the most out of your trip

Hawksmoor House

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

17km from Stellenbosch

 

-33.8133, 18.7698

About

In addition to comfortable accommodation in four restored Cape Dutch buildings, Hawksmoor is home to hawks, cows, horses, porcupines, pelicans and countless other wildlife. The 15 guest rooms are set around a central pool, ornamental pond and gardens filled with lavender beds and vegetable gardens. 

The Manor House, Slave Quarters, Dairy Rooms and Edge houses are all original buildings on the historic farm that have been restored to include modern and comfortable features, All rooms are individually decorated, elegant and the personification of relaxed living.

A grand dining hall and entrance hall are the main features of the Manor House, leading off into a drawing room with fireplace, honesty bar, wine cellar and a small library. The 5 Manor House rooms have grand proportions and high-beamed ceilings, exuding a rural colonial elegance.

Edge House is set across the reflecting pond and all rooms have French doors opening onto a traditional shaded farmhouse verandah with couches and succulent plants.

The Slave Quarters look out across the farmlands towards Stellenbosch, and the Dairy Rooms overlook the old dairy buildings, and are equally well-appointed.

Services and amenities are comprehensive, and the concierge service offers travel itinerary planning and reservations for attractions, including golf and extreme sports such as sand boarding, surfing, shark-cage diving, paintballing and much more.

For guests who need a break from touring, tasting and people, Hawksmoor also offers a tranquil retreat from the world, with a range of gentle activities including beauty therapies, whiskey tasting, afternoon tea, or simply reading a book in the library.

Rates & Summary


16 Luxury Rooms

Located in 4 adjacent buildings
5 Rooms in the Manor House
6 Rooms in the Edge
3 rooms in the Slave Quarters
2 Dairy Rooms
Each sleeps 2 in Queen-size/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower
Decorated with antique furniture

Pricing

  • R 950 - R 1 750 pp sharing

Catering

Continental and English Breakfast included
On-site restaurants for lunches and dinners

Why Stay Here?

Hawksmoor House is located on a 220 hectare wine farm, Matjieskuil, near Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands. Hawksmoor is a meticulously restored Cape Dutch country retreat offering guesthouse accommodation in 15 en-suite rooms, beautifully and individually decorated with exquisite antiques. Hawksmoor House occupies a stunning location amidst vineyards with an expansive view from the verandah towards beloved Table Mountain. The emphasis here is on authentic country-style living where guests can enjoy spectacular sunsets in the serene surroundings, a mere 25 minutes away from Cape Town.

Summary

  • Beautifully restored Cape Dutch guesthouse
  • Picturesque property with views of Table Mountain
  • Concierge service to help you get the most out of your trip

Privacy

Edge House, the Slave Quarters and the Dairy Room buildings can be booked as exclusive use, allows a large degree of privacy and comfort for families and larger groups.   

Things to consider Bringing

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

Road Conditions

All roads leading to Hawksmoor House are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • In-room massage and beauty therapy
  • Wine tasting
  • Golf
  • Swimming pool
  • Hiking
  • Art galleries
  • Mountain biking
  • Helicopter flips

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Fan included
  • Fireplace
  • Under floor heating
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Swimming towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast (dinner by arrangement)
  • Licensed
  • Full Kitchen

Utilities

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

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Library
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Limited business centre
  • Conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops further than 10km
  • Nearest fuel further than 10km
  • Shuttle service available

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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