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  • Modern luxury and comfort in beautifully renovated Cape Dutch accommodation
  • Manicured gardens and picturesque surrounds offer the full winelands experience
  • Knowledgeable hosts will gladly advise your explorations

WedgeView Country House & Spa

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

9km from Stellenbosch

 

-33.949, 18.7721

About

Set in expansive, beautifully-manicured gardens, WedgeView is an oasis of luxury that treats discerning guests to a highly memorable experience in the acclaimed Stellenbosch winelands. The property’s Cape Dutch buildings hark back to a grand bygone era, whilst offering 18 individually-decorated rooms fitted with every imaginable comfort.

Ranging from the two deluxe rooms all the way up to the decadent Presidential Suite, all rooms have King-size (or bigger) beds and full en-suite bathrooms, while air-conditioning and underfloor heating keeps guests comfortable in any weather. Most rooms have patios or balconies that showcase picturesque views over the gardens, vineyards and mountains. 

Various options are available for families of four, who can link a deluxe room with a honeymoon or Courtyard Suite, take two superior rooms together or stay in the lovely Garden Family Suite, which has a spacious lounge area and two patios.

Those who want to treat themselves or celebrate a special occasion are spoilt for choice too. Leading out onto the solar-heated lagoon pool, the Bloemenbeek Honeymoon Suite is a romantically-decorated room with a spa bath and shower. 

On the first floor of the house, the Euryanthe Honeymoon Suite has a delightful loft feel and a bathroom with a double walk-in rain shower and large bath. Situated in a more contemporary building, the Presidential Suite is a huge, magnificently appointed suite with a super King-size bed leading to a spa bath, double basins and shower. The lounge is appointed with a fireplace, while an open-plan kitchen and dining area allows guests to prepare lunch and dinner.

In good weather, braais and meals can be enjoyed at the dining table on the back balcony, which is also a superb spot for sundowners. Guests can completely unwind on the front balcony, which has a bar set and sunbeds overlooking the winelands. 

A kitchenette in the Courtyard Suite also allows for self-catering, while the bathroom has a double shower and double basins to go with the spacious bath.

Idyllic days at WedgeView start in style with a Continental and Full English breakfast encompassing everything from home-made hams and jams to the generously proportioned Uitsmijter fry-up, served al fresco with magnificent views for company.

Guests can allow the food to settle in one of several peaceful relaxation areas in the garden, or burn off the calories by walking or mountain biking along the scenic trails. There are two swimming pools to take a dip in, while the spa offers a range of pampering treatments, along with a gym, sauna and steam room.

In the main house, both the upstairs and downstairs lounges have fireplaces and large windows which frame gorgeous views over the countryside, while the balcony is a perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks. Dinner must be booked 48 hours in advance and consists of three or more mouth-watering courses, coupled with an extensive wine list. The restaurant is open daily for equally delicious lunches. 

The Bakker family are hospitable hosts with an in-depth knowledge of the area and South Africa as a whole. They will gladly give recommendations on what to see and do, and can help with arranging tours, bookings, transfers and golf outings. 

Guests with an environmentally-friendly conscience will be pleased to know that the family is passionate about conservation, training all their staff on energy-saving initiatives, water conservation and cleaner production. Solar power is used to heat the pools and geysers, while waste from the kitchen is turned into compost for the organic vegetable and herb garden.

Rates & Summary


2 Deluxe Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in King-size bed
En-suite bath and shower

4 Garden Deluxe Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in King-size bed
En-suite bath and shower
Patio with garden, vineyard and mountain views

2 Vineyard Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in extra length King-size bed
En-suite bath and shower
Balcony with vineyard and mountain views

5 Superior Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in King-size bed
En-suite bath and shower
Balcony with vineyard and mountain views
Two rooms can be interlinked to make family suite

Garden Family Suite

Sleeps 4 in 2 King bedrooms
Bathroom with bath and shower
Lounge
Two patios
Vineyard and mountain views

2 Honeymoon Suites

Each sleeps 2 in King-size bed
En-suite bath or spa bath and shower or double shower
Lounge
Patio or balcony

Courtyard Suite

Sleeps 2 in King-size bed
En-suite bath and double shower
Lounge and kitchenette
Opens onto semi-private courtyard

Presidential Suite

Sleeps 2 in super King-size bed
En-suite spa bath and shower
Lounge with fireplace
Kitchenette and dining area
Two balconies with vineyard and mountain views
Braai facilities

Pricing

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

Catering

Continental and English Breakfast included
Presidential and Courtyard Suites equipped for self-catering
Lunch available at restaurant
Dinner on request

Kids

Children of all ages are welcome.
Babysitting service available.

Why Stay Here?

Surrounded by mountains and vineyards in the Stellenbosch winelands, the Cape Dutch-style WedgeView Country House and Spa provides individually-decorated rooms, fabulous country cuisine and the perfect setting for dreamy relaxation. WedgeView promises a supremely comfortable winelands experience, with top-class accommodation and facilities. The owners’ passion for nature is evidenced by the stunning gardens which guests can enjoy and the huge windows in the main house, which allow beautiful views of the surrounds.

Summary

  • Modern luxury and comfort in beautifully renovated Cape Dutch accommodation
  • Manicured gardens and picturesque surrounds offer the full winelands experience
  • Knowledgeable hosts will gladly advise your explorations

Things to consider Bringing

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

Road Conditions

The short gravel approach road is suitable for all vehicles.

Activities & Attractions

  • Two swimming pools
  • Spa
  • Walking and mountain bike trails
  • Nearby: wine tasting, brandy, chocolate and cheese tasting, nature reserves, cheetah sanctuary, golf courses, 4x4 trails, hang-gliding, abseiling, paintball, canoeing , museums, art galleries, shopping, Cape Town.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Under floor heating
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom 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)
  • Restaurant
  • Licensed
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave oven
  • Fridge or minibar

Utilities

  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Solar and electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • No gym available
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

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

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • Babysitting available
  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 10km
  • Nearest fuel within 10km
  • Shuttle service can be arranged

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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