Cape Winelands Villa
Flanked by the majestic Simonsberg mountain range, this luxurious Villa on a 160 Ha working wine estate, in the picturesque Paarl/Franschhoek valley, is the ideal base to experience the Winelands of South Africa. Just an hour and 20 minutes from the centre of Cape Town, this property is also just a stone's throw away from some of the best Wine Estate's Stellenbosch has to offer; Glen Carlou, Backsberg, Vrede en Lust, Rupert and Rothschild, the neighboring Neil Joubert Wine Estate, just to name a few.
The Villa itself is surrounded by vineyards and has spectacular mountain views. The estate is well-suited to nature-lovers, offering beautiful walks through its vineyards and surrounding mountains. For golfers there are numerous award-winning courses to enjoy in the vicinity.
All four bedrooms of this magnificent double story Villa have their own en-suite bathrooms, while the reception area and open-plan kitchen lend themselves to easy entertaining , spilling out into the manicured gardens.
Dining in the area:
Franschhoek is known as the ‘Food and Wine Capital of South Africa’ and for good reason. Although the list varies year-to-year, up to 8 of South Africa’s ‘Top 100’ restaurants are based in Franschhoek! Despite its tiny size, the town boasts an incredible range of snug cafés and stylish restaurants with every style of food on offer.
A list of recommendations will be provided in the welcome pack of the villa.
Estate with 2 levels
4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 6000 square feet, 558 square meters
King, King, 2x Queen, and 2x Queen
8 guests maximum
Cape Town International
Car or Shuttle - 1 hour
Spectacular vIew of Simonsberg mountains. Overlooking large dam.
No Pets Allowed
Not Handicap Accessible
Activities of Interest
- Wine Country
- Pearl Valley and Boschenmeer golf estate
- Val de Vie Polo Estate
- @Pete's Horseriding (into game farm)
- Paarl Shopping Mall
Places of Interest
- Lion Sanctuary
- Babylonstoren vegetable gardens and Babel Restaurant
- KWV Brandy Tasting centre
- Winery Tours of world renowned wineries
- Fairview Cheesery and Spice Route Beer Brewery
- L'ormarins Vintage Car Museum
- LaMotte Pierneef Art Gallery
- Franschhoek wine tram
Lyn L.November 2019
We were so happy to be back to Donkerkloof, our favourite home away from home! It's absolutely stunning here, both the view outside and the fittings inside. The spacious & well equipped kitchen and bathrooms are just devine! I can't describe it. But as soon as we stepped in the house, we right away sensed the calmness vibe. We have stayed in many big houses around the world, this one is just special! In fact, the owners of Donkerkloof are the most special couple! Thank you Lise & Jadrick for being so generous and kind to us! ”
Catherine C.February 2019
dear owners, we only stayed for 4 nights, but were so sad it was so short! we enjoyed the kindness and discretion of Rachel, the organisation of Jason helping us out to recuperate some bags we had forgotten in Hermanus. The house and rooms are truly large so everyone staying enjoyed quiet moments whenever needed. We prepared a fabulous Braai in the 'in house' BBQ with the help of Rachel. During our stay temperatures were high and we managed to set the airconditioning in such a way that we could keep the house cool when the general area power was cut on some moments. This was part of a pre-election political issue, but we understood and lived with it quiet well. Thanks again. Guy and Catherine from The Olive Retreat in Pylos, Greece. ”
Holly T.December 2018
This is an amazing house with super views. It even comes with a housekeeper called Rachel that we wanted to take home with us. The owner, Jads, was very accommodating and friendly. We loved it here and would love to go back to this house and to this truly wonderful part of the world. ”