A LUX­URY COUN­TRY WON­DER­LAND

In Flight Magazine - - THE KING OF THE URBAN JUNGLE - { TEXT: JULIE GRA­HAM | IM­AGES © CEL­LARS-HOHENORT HO­TEL }

EV­ERY­BODY DE­SERVES TO SPOIL THEM­SELVES ONCE IN A WHILE, AND WITH THE FES­TIVE SEA­SON FAST AP­PROACH­ING, THE NEED FOR A BREAK FROM THE MAD­NESS BE­COMES EVEN STRONGER. THERE IS CER­TAINLY NO SHORT­AGE OF IN­CRED­I­BLE PLACES IN AND AROUND CAPE TOWN TO ES­CAPE TO, PUT YOUR FEET UP AND RE­LAX IN THE LAP OF LUX­URY. BUT FEW PLACES OF­FER AN EX­PE­RI­ENCE THAT TICKS ALL THE BOXES QUITE LIKE THE FIVE-STAR CEL­LARS-HOHENORT HO­TEL, LO­CATED IN THE HIS­TOR­I­CAL CONSTANTIA VAL­LEY.

A mem­ber of Re­lais & Châteaux – a revered col­lec­tion of gourmet restau­rants, bou­tique ho­tels, re­sorts and vil­las around the world – Cel­lars-Hohenort started life as a sprawl­ing farm es­tate in the 17th cen­tury, owned by the chief sur­geon of the Dutch East In­dia Com­pany, Hen­drik ten Damme.

These days, the his­tor­i­cal Hohenort Manor House and the Cel­lars are sur­rounded by the most spec­tac­u­lar rose and herb gar­dens, cit­rus or­chards, vine­yards, wa­ter­falls, ponds and na­ture trails, mak­ing the Cel­lars-Hohenort one of the most tran­quil and el­e­gant coun­try re­treats in South Africa.

SO­PHIS­TI­CATED SLEEP

The ho­tel boasts 23 stan­dard rooms; three lux­ury dou­ble rooms with pri­vate ve­ran­das; four lux­ury rooms; 11 suites with pri­vate lounges and views of the ho­tel gar­dens; seven pre­mier suites; and two vil­las. The Vil­las of­fer guests a two- or three­bed­room op­tion and are lo­cated in the pri­vacy of the ho­tel’s gar­dens. Each in­cludes a pri­vate court­yard, large lounge and din­ing room, and a fire­place, as well as a built-in bar and ser­vice kitchen. One of the Vil­las also boasts its own splash pool. All the ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tions at Cel­lars-Hohenort ad­here to true

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