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  • Beautiful country mansion with a light, airy feel, offers luxurious rooms
  • Set in the heart of the Cape Winelands, in a bustling historic town
  • Offers great views, great food and great service

The Light House Boutique Suites

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: 12 years and older

In Paarl

 

-33.7722, 18.9548

About

Although situated in Paarl, the grand Light House Boutique Suites would certainly not be out of place in the prestigious Hamptons area of New York’s Long Island. The flawlessly designed light grey and white mansion is surrounded by groomed gardens filled with jasmine, roses and clipped hedges. The same care has been taken in designing the five guest rooms, which are uniquely styled but just as luxurious as the next.

As you go from room to room, you will be transported to a different place with each stop, never ceasing to be impressed by how adeptly the designers have created each theme. These themes vary from the stylish vibrancy of the Afro Chic room, to the cooling blues of the Hamptons and the art deco-infused sophistication of Manhattan. Mayfair blends traditional opulence with modern chic, while the Bedford Manor, with its stately four-poster bed, has the ambience of an imperial Cape Dutch mansion.

By far the largest of the rooms and featuring a double shower, Bedford Manor is a particularly special setting for couples to enjoy their honeymoon.

No matter which room you choose, you can be assured of beautiful interior décor and the ultimate in luxury, provided by extra-length King-size beds (fitted with Egyptian cotton), velour bathrobes and slippers, satellite television, wireless internet and hair dryers. The full en-suite bathrooms are very elegant and equipped with indulgent bathroom amenities.

Air-conditioning, electronic safes, a mini-bar, writing desk, telephone and refreshment station add to the list of comforts, ensuring that guests are left wanting for nothing. Every room also has the benefit of a terraced balcony, treating the eyes to beautiful views over the gardens and valley, and onwards to the Drakenstein mountain range. 

The cuisine at the Light House matches the creativity and high quality of the rooms. From unique breakfast dishes to sumptuous three-course dinners, the food is immaculately presented and a delight for all the senses.

Every whim is catered for at the Light House, with staff always on hand to ensure that your stay is a first-class one, and it may be hard to peel yourself away from this lap of luxury. But after a walk around the beautiful gardens and a dip in the huge swimming pool, a trip around Paarl, known as the ‘pearl of the Cape’ is worthwhile. In this small, mountain-fringed town, you can discover historical attractions, plentiful arts and crafts shops and wonderful food products. The crocodile and snake parks, as well as Butterfly World, which houses the biggest collection of butterflies in Africa, are well worth a visit.

While those looking for a break from the city will simply want to relish the peace and luxury, the Light House is also well positioned for an exploration of the rest of the Cape Winelands.

Rates & Summary


Afro Chic

Sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower
Balcony facing the mountain

The Hamptons

Sleeps 2 in King-size bed
En-suite bath and shower
Balcony with mountain and garden views

Bedford Manor

Sleeps 2 in four poster King-size bed
En-suite bath and double shower
Balcony with mountain and garden views

Manhattan

Sleeps 2 in King-size bed
En-suite bath and shower
Garden view

Mayfair

Sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower
Garden and mountain views

Pricing

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

Catering

Continental and Full English Breakfast included
Gourmet lunches and dinners are available

Kids

Children 12 and older are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Located in Paarl, in the Cape Winelands, The Light House offers top-notch bed-and-breakfast accommodation on a beautifully manicured property overlooking the valley and mountains. A place of tremendous creativity and luxury, The Light House offers tasteful individually decorated suites that cater to the most discerning of guests. The spectacular views are matched by the quality of service and inspired gourmet food.

Summary

  • Beautiful country mansion with a light, airy feel, offers luxurious rooms
  • Set in the heart of the Cape Winelands, in a bustling historic town
  • Offers great views, great food and great service

Things to consider Bringing

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

Road Conditions

All the roads leading to The Light House are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool

Nearby: wine tasting, farm visits, historical attractions, arts and culture, hiking, golf courses, Butterfly World, crocodile park, snake park.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Air conditioning
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast and dinner by arrangement
  • Licensed
  • Fridge or minibar
  • No cleaning materials

Utilities

  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • No gym available
  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Library
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Limited business centre
  • No conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 1km
  • No 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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