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  • Beautiful pastoral setting in a picturesque region
  • Embodies the Cape Dutch charm that makes the Winelands so special
  • Well located for exploring the region

Vredenburg Manor House

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: 12 years and older

9km from Somerset West


-34.0362, 18.8018


The romance and history of the Cape Winelands is captured beautifully by Vredenburg Manor House, which was built in the 1800s as a striking Cape Dutch style homestead with attractive gables and all of the era’s most charming features.

Today, manicured exotic gardens surround the house, with age old oak and pine trees allowed to retain their rightful place. Similarly, the house has been modernised into a stylish contemporary haven that is still infused with the grandness of old.

Guests have a choice between five carefully decorated rooms and two self-catering cottages. Every effort has been made to meet the exacting standards of discerning modern travellers, with each lodging appointed with air conditioning, underfloor heating, satellite television, wireless internet, a mini bar, tea/coffee station, safe, top-quality percale linen and special bathroom amenities. Full en-suite bathrooms, along with picturesque garden and mountain views, add to the appeal.

There are two elegant classic rooms, one of which comes with twin beds and the other with a King-size bed that can be converted into twins. Larger and more luxurious, the three deluxe rooms also come with either a King-size or twin beds, but have comfortable living areas for guests to relax in. The en-suite bathrooms have particularly indulgent baths and large glass showers. 

The two cottages are stylish and completely private units separate from the main house. Although standard rates include breakfast, each cottage has its own fully-equipped kitchen, and opens onto a pretty garden where braais can be enjoyed. One child can stay on a sleeper couch in the lounge, while pets are more than welcome. 

Resplendent in their opulence, the manor’s living areas include elegant dining areas and two beautiful lounges, one with a magnificent bookcase and the other featuring a large fireplace for cold winter days. In summer, delicious full breakfasts can be savoured on the wide verandahs, which also have plush couches to recline on during the day. Within nothing but birdsong to break the silence, swimming in the pool or relaxing on the loungers will completely melt away the stresses of life. 

For those who want to do more than just unwind, Stellenbosch and Somerset West are close by, allowing guests to experience wine tasting, historical attractions, modern shopping centres and quaint cafes and restaurants in oak-lined streets.

The mountainous countryside offers a range of exciting outdoor activities, while day trips can include visits to Cape Town or the Overberg region.

Rates & Summary

Classic Twin Room

Sleeps 2 in twin beds
En-suite bath and shower
View of herb garden and mountains

Classic Double Room

Sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower
Views of herb garden and mountain

3 Deluxe Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in King-size/twin beds
En-suite bath and shower
Views of garden, pool and mountains

2 Cottages

Each sleeps 2 adults in King-size bed
Sleeper couch for 1 child
En-suite bath and shower
Garden with braai area


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Continental and English Breakfast included
Cottages are equipped for self-catering


Children 12 and older are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Situated on a peaceful farm between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, Vredenburg Manor House offers five individually-decorated guest rooms and two self-catering cottages, treating guests to country living at its best. The historic Cape Dutch style house offers charming, stylish luxury that fits perfectly with its scenic Cape Winelands surrounds. Expansive exotic gardens and top-class amenities create a thoroughly relaxing atmosphere for guests who appreciate the finer things in life.


  • Beautiful pastoral setting in a picturesque region
  • Embodies the Cape Dutch charm that makes the Winelands so special
  • Well located for exploring the region


Separate from the main house, the self-catering cottages are very private.

Things to consider Bringing

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

Road Conditions

The gravel approach road is suitable for all vehicles.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool
  • Nearby: wine tasting, historical attractions, horse riding, golf courses, beaches, whale watching, Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfont, Newlands cricket and rugby stadiums, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, hiking, penguin colony, Two Oceans Aquarium.


Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Covered verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Under floor heating
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • No Restaurant
  • Limited alcohol license
  • Full Kitchen


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

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Library
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

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

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • Pets allowed by arrangement
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 10km
  • Nearest fuel within 10km
  • No shuttle service available


  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted




Cape Town & Surrounds

Western Cape


Cape Town is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With dramatic mountains, a long stretch of Atlantic coastline and a picturesque working harbour, there are few cities in the world to rival “The Fairest Cape”, as explorer Sir Francis Drake described the place in 1580.

The city of Cape Town is regularly voted as one of the best tourist destinations (and cities to live in) in the world – and its Mediterranean climate, superb natural attractions, historic landmarks, fabulous restaurants and fun places to hang out offer all the ingredients for a top holiday destination.

Table Mountain dominates the city’s landscape and Table Mountain National Park is a national treasure and World Heritage Site.

The Cape Floristic Kingdom is known for its incredible botanical heritage and the Table Mountain National Park has more floral species than the British Isles. Stopping to smell the fynbos has an altogether new meaning in this part of the world.

Robben Island is another World Heritage Site worth visiting. Struggle heroes such as Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada and many others were incarcerated here during apartheid and taking the Robben Island Tour is a must on any trip to Cape Town.

The city is loosely divided by Table Mountain into four sections: Cape Town Central, Cape Town South, Cape Town North and Cape Town East.

Cape Town Central incorporates the city centre, the V&A Waterfront, Green Point, Mouille Point, Sea Point, Camps Bay and Hout Bay. There are loads of things on offer in this part of the world, so it’s a good idea to focus on the field of interest/activities that excite you and take it from there.

A trip to the top of Table Mountain is an absolute must (especially if you’ve never done it before). The views on a clear day will give you a clear perspective of the gorgeous city below and you can see as far as Robben Island and beyond.

If history is your thing, there are numerous museums and attractions close to the city centre. The Castle of Good Hope was built between 1666 and 1679 and is the oldest building in South Africa. It is a good place to start your tour of the city, which incorporates historic attractions such as the Bo-Kaap Museum, the District Six Museum, The Company’s Garden, City Hall and the Grand Parade, among many other notable historic attractions.

For shopping and entertainment, the V&A Waterfront is the epicentre of Cape Town and attracts high numbers of international tourists daily. Long Street is a good place to hang out for restaurants, bars and nightlife and Camps Bay is the place to see and be seen around cocktail hour.

The drive along Chapman’s Peak is one of the most scenic drives in the world but you need to do your homework as the route is periodically closed. Mariner’s Wharf in Hout Bay is another great place to visit, with its fun restaurants, great beaches and perfect views.

Cape Town South stretches from Noordhoek to Observatory and incorporates some of Cape Town’s most popular suburbs, including Constantia, Fish Hoek, Rondebosch, Simon’s Town and Muizenberg, to mention just a few.

Constantia is popular for its wonderful restaurants and wine estates and the Constantia Wine Route is a big attraction for foodies and wine-lovers. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens offers hectares of greenery and regular concerts in the warm summer months. There are also various hiking trails on offer.

Take a day trip to Simon’s Town and make sure you visit the statue of Just Nuisance, as well as the scenic Boulders Beach. Noordhoek is a great place for riding horses on the beach and the restaurants are very family friendly. For fresh fish and laid-back vibes, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg are the business. Fish Hoek is popular for seaside activities and antique shops and is a real favourite.

Cape Town North incorporates the Cape Town International Airport, Parow, Milnerton, Durbanville, Table View, as well as Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand. The north is a developed business centre that continues to grow rapidly. For chill-out time, Bloubergstrand and Melkbosstrand are popular for walks on the beach and outdoor sports.  Shoppers will enjoy Century City and Canal Walk, and for those who love a tipple or two, The Durbanville Wine Route also falls into the northern region.

Cape Town East is made up of Gordon’s Bay, Somerset West, Strand, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Eersterivier, Macassar and Strandfontein. The region is pretty spectacular as the small coastal towns sit below the imposing Hottentots Holland Mountains and there are fantastic beaches such as Bikini Beach, Strand Beach and Kogel Bay. Here you’ll also find the Helderberg Nature Reserve, Wolfgat Nature Reserve and Edith Stephens Wetland Park.

Look out for

Scenic Cape Point with its sheer cliffs, rugged landscapes, fauna, flora and bold ocean views.

A cable-car trip up Table Mountain to get the view of the incredible landscape of the city. If you’ve done the touristy cable-car thing then take one of the many mountain trails.

V&A Waterfront – spend time enjoying all the facilities at the V&A Waterfront, including the abundance of shopping and restaurant venues. For children, The Two Oceans Aquarium is a winner.

The magnificent beaches of Clifton, Muizenberg, Hout Bay, Bloubergstrand. You are spoilt for choice in and around the Mother City.

Historical sites are a must – including Robben Island, the Castle of Good Hope, the District Six Museum and Bo-Kaap.

Long Street by night. Enjoy the friendly fun vibes of this stretch of tarmac as it comes to life when the sun goes down.

While away the hours at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, the green lung of the city. Look out for the schedule of summer concerts.

Visit the Constantia Wine Route for a touch of history and some of the country’s finest wines and restaurants that continually make it onto the best-of lists.

Drive along the southern coastline and visit places such as Noordhoek, Scarborough, Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. Stop off at Kalk Bay for fresh fish at the harbour.

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