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  • Beautiful winelands setting with a lake and mountainous backdrop
  • Fine restaurant and wine tasting on site
  • Well located to explore Route 62

Rosendal Winery

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

13km from Robertson

 

-33.8016, 19.9885

About

Set in the heart of the Robertson wine valley, Rosendal Winery & Wellness Retreat is a peaceful country getaway that woos guests with its modern farm-style luxury, exceptional cuisine and excellent range of facilities and activities.

The guest house focuses on providing an authentic, all-round winelands experience that will thoroughly relax and rejuvenate guests. At the winery, guests can get a tour of the cellar and taste some of the wines, while other facilities include a rimflow swimming pool, a dam with a viewing deck, and a spa with a huge range of treatments.

The accommodation is split between three rooms in the renovated old farm house, and five luxuriant spa suites in the manor house. Both buildings have charming Cape Dutch styling, with grapevine-shaded patios, beautiful gardens and scenic mountain views adding to the country atmosphere. The tasteful décor incorporates colonial teak furniture, while modern amenities include hairdryers, fans, heaters and the highest quality linen, bathrobes and towels.

Rooms in the farmhouse sleep guests in double or twin beds. Two have en-suite showers, and a third has a full en-suite bathroom. Perfect places to recline with a glass of wine, the patios offer views over the vineyards and surrounding mountains. In the manor house, the Spa Suites are luxuriantly decorated and sleep guests in double beds. Huge open-plan oval bathtubs are a special feature, while the separate showers are especially rejuvenating. These spacious rooms overlook the pool, dam and vineyards. 

The stylish Rosendal Restaurant is run by well-known French chef David Godin, who oversees the creation of exceptional Continental and English breakfasts (included), as well as delectable a la carte lunches and dinners, utilising local produce. Guests on health retreats are also very well catered for. 

On sunny days, meals can be savoured on the terrace, while rainy days can be spent dining by the warmth of the crackling log fire inside. Dinner guests can also request a food and wine pairing experience led by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff member. After tasting the farm’s range of award-winning premium wines, guests can buy their favourite bottle to take home with them. In the grape harvesting season, the busy activities on the farm add another fascinating dimension to the winelands experience.

Rosendal is situated on the action-packed Route 62, and is close to a variety of adventure activities, art galleries, farm stalls, nature reserves and historical attractions. Returning to the guest house, the viewing deck at the dam is the ideal setting for sundowners. 

The Rosendal Boutique sells a range of freshly-made treats, earthenware, clothing and other goodies, offering the opportunity for guests to take home a memento of their stay.

Rates & Summary


3 Farm Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in double or twin beds
2 with en-suite shower 
1 with bath and shower
Patio with vineyard views

5 Spa Suites

Each sleeps 2 in double bed
Open-plan oval bath and separate shower
Pool, pond and vineyard views

Pricing

  • TBA

Catering

Continental and English breakfast included
Lunch and dinner available at restaurant

Kids

Children of all ages are welcome in Farm Rooms.
No children permitted in Spa Suites.

Why Stay Here?

Rosendal Winery is a luxury guest house and wellness retreat set in pastoral surrounds, offering accommodation in stylish rooms and suites with views of the mountains and Robertson wine valley. The farm is a serene winelands retreat that offers wine-tasting, a dam with a viewing deck and a comprehensive range of spa treatments. The restaurant is run by renowned French chef David Godin, guaranteeing diners a wonderful culinary experience.

Summary

  • Beautiful winelands setting with a lake and mountainous backdrop
  • Fine restaurant and wine tasting on site
  • Well located to explore Route 62

Things to consider Bringing

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

Road Conditions

The gravel approach road is suitable for all vehicles.

Activities & Attractions

  • Rimflow swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Dam with viewing deck
  • Wine tasting and cellar tours
  • Grape harvesting (in season)
  • Boutique shop
  • Nearby: historical walks, art galleries, farm stalls, botanical gardens, nature reserves, golf, horse riding, hiking trails, mountain biking.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Licensed

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
  • Limited business centre
  • No conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • No babysitting
  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops further than 10km
  • Nearest fuel further than 10km
  • No shuttle service available

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 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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