WORTH A LOOK
107 Dorpstraat This dinky, contemporary hotel and wine bar offers eight luxury rooms; each is individually decorated and features a queen-size bed, ‘work station’ and triple-glazed windows. There is also a new self-catering family room in the block behind. From R950 pp sharing B&B. 107dorp.co.za Rozendal If you prefer a farmstay atmosphere, replete with pot-bellied pigs, alpacas, horses and chickens, and don’t mind other guests in close proximity, this cluster of 16 units on an elevated slope is recommended (and great to take over as a group). Order a cheese platter and bubbly for sundown – the stoep is a delightful place from which to watch the town lights flicker on. Rozendal produces exceptional vinegars, and a tasting is included in the price. From R955 pp sharing B&B. rozendal.co.za
Majeka House This gorgeous boutique property was recognised in 2017 for its design excellence by Condé Nast Johansens, and is owner-managed with great
commitment and flair. It’s a class act in the heart of the suburbs, with superb dining in its award-winning restaurant. From R1 290 pp sharing B&B; ask about the winter specials. majekahouse.co.za
Sugarbird Manor I’ve mentioned the superlative views from the Helshoogte Pass, but the Devon Valley offers some pretty awesome vistas too. Sugarbird Manor, a four-star guest house on Protea Heights farm, makes the most of them – particularly rooms 4, 5, 8 and 9, and the infinity pool.
From R884 pp sharing B&B. sugarbirdmanor.co.za
The Homestead at Oldenburg Vineyards. At the end of a dirt road in a valley off Helshoogte Pass, this luxuriously appointed manor house with a mountain range in its backyard must be seen to be believed. It sleeps up to 12 in six bedrooms, and the rate includes canapés and bubbly on arrival, sundowner snacks and drinks (including the estate’s wine) and breakfast. From R22 300 for eight (two-night minimum stay). oldenburgvineyards.com