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  • Tastefully restored manor house offers beautiful views
  • The elegant interior stays true to its heritage while offering luxurious comfort
  • Well located for a stylish winelands getaway

The Wild Mushroom Boutique Hotel

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: 12 years and older

7km from Stellenbosch

 

-33.9586, 18.7964

About

Expertly mixing contemporary luxury with old-world charm, The Wild Mushroom is a distinguished boutique hotel where guests can enjoy absolute comfort in a stunning winelands setting.

Architect Hein Visser was called on the restore the estate’s old manor house in a way that kept its bygone allure intact, retaining original walls, roof beams, doorframes, sash windows and kiaat doors. The house was then furnished in a tasteful modern style that incorporates warm colours and top-class furnishings. 

Each of the nine air-conditioned guest rooms is named after a species of wild mushroom, and the hi-tech mushroom growing facility at the poolside has been converted into the immensely luxurious Discosoma Suite. This regal room is packed with romance, featuring an oversized Victoria and Albert bathtub and a double shower in a starlight-lit bathroom. An outdoor shower offers a refreshing experience, while spectacular mountain views can be enjoyed from the private balcony.

These special touches add to the creature comforts that are found across all the accommodation, which include extra length King-size beds, flatscreen satellite televisions with DVD players, a music centre, wireless internet, underfloor heating and heated towel rails. 

Russula is a luxury plus suite in the manor house, featuring a wood burning stove in the huge fireplace, and a bathroom with a stand-alone bath, double shower and double basins. The room opens onto a private patio. There are three marginally-less splendid luxury rooms, appointed with baths, showers and double basins, as well as two standard suites with single basins in the full en-suite bathrooms. Mountain views can be enjoyed from the patios or balconies, or from the inside of the room.

For the comfort they offer, the two new wing rooms are a very affordable option for couples. Both rooms have full en-suite bathrooms and the same extra length King-size beds and facilities as the rest of the rooms. 

A superb gourmet breakfast is included in the rates, served under the pergola in the courtyard, weather permitting. The gardens are an impressive feature of the hotel, boasting palm trees, rose gardens and flowerbeds, enhanced by the contemporary sculptures of landscape artist Strijdom van der Merwe. A mountain backdrop completes the very pretty picture. Guests can soak up the scenery from comfy couches on the front verandah, or take a dip the swimming pool. During winter, the indoor dining area provides an elegant setting, while the lounge areas are cosy places to kick back with some fine brandy or any other drink you wish. 

The hotel is a perfect gateway into the winelands, allowing easy access to the many romantic wine estates. Stellenbosch’s restaurants, shops, art galleries and historical buildings are within walking distance, although transport can be organised by the hotel. There are some world-class golf courses in the region, and other outdoor activities include mountain biking, horse riding and hiking. As an added bonus, Cape Town is just half an hour’s drive away.

Rates & Summary


Discosoma Regal Poolside Suite

Sleeps 2 in extra length King-size bed
En-suite bath, double shower and outdoor shower
Balcony with mountain views

Luxury Suite Plus

Sleeps 2 in extra length King-size bed
En-suite bath, double shower and double basins
Fireplace
Patio with mountain views

3 Luxury Suites

Each sleeps 2 in extra length King-size bed
En-suite bath, shower and double basins
Patio or balcony with mountain views

2 Suites

Each sleeps 2 in extra length King-size bed
En-suite bath and shower
Mountain views

2 New Wing Rooms

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

Pricing

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

Catering

Continental and English breakfast included for suites
Room only in New Wing Rooms

Kids

Children 12 and older are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Situated on the Digteby Estate in Stellenboch, The Wild Mushroom is a luxury boutique hotel with nine individually-decorated suites fitted with every creature comfort. This exquisite boutique hotel is situated in a carefully-restored manor house that offers supreme luxury in a winelands setting, with views of the mountains surrounding Stellenbosch. Prizewinning architect Hein Visser has created a classy contemporary feel mixed with original features.

Summary

  • Tastefully restored manor house offers beautiful views
  • The elegant interior stays true to its heritage while offering luxurious comfort
  • Well located for a stylish winelands getaway

Things to consider Bringing

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

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the guest house are tarred or paved.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool
  • Nearby: wine tasting, brandy, chocolate and cheese tasting, nature reserves, cheetah sanctuary, golf courses, hiking trails, 4x4 trails, mountain biking, hang-gliding, abseiling, paintball, canoeing , health spas, museums, art galleries, shopping.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal 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
  • Licensed
  • Fridge or minibar

Utilities

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

Leisure Amenities

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

Business & Connectivity

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

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 10km
  • Nearest fuel within 10km

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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