Located just eighty kilometres inland of Cape Town, yet a world away from busy city life, the Cape Winelands is a mountainous landscape comprised of small wine-producing towns, rural farms and interconnected valleys. The region enjoys a moderate Mediterranean climate; this aide South Africa’s forward-thinking winemakers to produce world-renowned fine wines. Meanwhile, the region’s vast landscape of valleys, canyons, forests and mountain peaks make it one of the most beautiful areas on earth. You will have your breath taken away as you explore the magnificent valleys hopping from wine farms to restaurants, shops and cafés.
The food culture in Franschhoek, in particular, is renowned for its gastronome credentials. Many of the exceptional wine farms located on the fringes of the village have award-winning restaurants, and you’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding where to go next. We highly recommend La Maison, Cafe Bom Bom, and Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant. Neighbouring Stellenbosch is home to thriving café culture and has many fine restaurants to discover in the old part of town. Expect to find a lively atmosphere thanks to the many student residences, especially on the weekend. Besides the restaurants and wine farms, there are many less-indulgent activities to enjoy, e.g., hiking trails, cycling, walking, fishing, horse-riding, and visiting the protected nature reserves and botanical gardens. We highly recommend a helicopter tour to take in the stunning vistas and natural scenery for an unforgettable experience.
Rent Luxury Villas In Franschhoek & Stellenbosch
The best way to experience the Cape Winelands is by renting a luxury villa. You can expect large country style homes with manicured lawns and charming gardens, sparkling swimming pools and magnificent views. The two main towns of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch offer the most stunning luxury villas in the Cape Winelands. You will find the international standards you are looking for while at the same time encountering a distinctly warm African welcome. For most holidaymakers, a holiday in the Cape Winelands is an indulgent adventure of fine dining and wine-tasting exploits. There is nothing better than bringing back a bountiful of local cheese, cured meats and fine-wine to your own private villa after a day of exploring the shops, markets, restaurants and wine-farms.
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The Mulberry is an immense villa of fantastic proportions and design. This villa is very much for the discerning guest who enjoys being pampered and surrounded by pure bliss.
The villa itself comprises of 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. All bedrooms are spacious and well appointed. The Mulberry has stunning views of the mountains and gardens from the upstairs terrace and gorgeous mountain views from the living areas. The house has fabulous entertaining spaces with a large kitchen, dining and lounge area opening up onto the terrace and pool. The pool is well situated in an immaculate garden, which includes a large flat lawn, vineyard and gazebo area.
On ground level there are 2 lounges, one formal and the other a TV area. The dining area is open plan with the kitchen and formal lounge. There is also a large bedroom with en-suite bathroom. For the persons needing to work there is also a study next to the formal lounge. Upstairs there are a further four double bedrooms and one single bedroom (all en-suite). All have views of the mountains and garden. There is an adjoining guest suite that faces onto the vineyard and tennis court.
It is highly recommended for guests wanting to rest and unwind; catch some warm African sun, lounging at the pool, take a walk through the nearby vineyards, or enjoy a glass of Constantia Valley wine while watching the sun set behind the mountain. For tennis players, the estate sports immaculately maintained tennis court. It is a house perfect for families or for couples with children wanting to explore the area.
The Mulberry is surrounded by an array of bar and restaurant options, catering for all tastes and ages. Savour award-winning cuisine in one of the nearby world-renowned restaurants, or enjoy al-fresco country cooking, all located within the oldest wine-growing area in Southern Africa.
It’s an unbelievable holiday experience.
This Luxury Franschhoek Villa is just moments away from Heritage square in a picturesque setting with breath-taking views of vineyards, working farms, and the Franschhoek Pass. It is within 15minutes walking distance to the heart of Franschhoek where you will find a wide variety of Art galleries and some of the finest restaurants in South Africa. This modern and luxurious 540sqm luxury villa comprises a fully fitted kitchen where meals are prepared by a professional chef and can be enjoyed inside or outside at the large natural wood table overlooking the spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. An all year round 13m outdoor lap pool and a well-kitted gym is on offer. The villa also has a large undercover entertainment, with braai facilities, a ten-seater dining area as well as a beautiful sunroom where guests enjoy snacks and tea time treats. Each of the 3 double bedrooms is fully airconditioned and are tastefully fitted with premium modern finishes with a full bath and walk-in closet and enjoy unrestricted scenic views with easy access to its balconies.
With panoramic views stretching to the horizon, Villa Celeste offers our guests uninterrupted and spectacular views of the Cape Peninsula. These include amongst others, the great Cape natural icons, False Bay, Cape Point and Table Mountain. This modern hilltop villa provides opulence and privacy, perfect for a group of friends or a family seeking an intimate break-away. Each bedroom is adorned with either a mountain vista or view of the Taaibosch vineyards and Bay
Overlooking the Stellenbosch Valley, the Delaire Graff Owner’s Villa is a distinguished Cape Winelands luxury accommodation, sporting interiors by David Collins Studio and artwork from Laurence Graff’s collection. This magnificent private villa has vast open living spaces with floor-to-ceiling slatted trusses that flood the rooms with natural light and afford sweeping views of the estate vineyards and the breathtaking mountainous landscape.
The living and dining areas are large, open-plan spaces separated by a double-sided fireplace clad in bronze. The Assirelli-designed kitchen has top-of-the-range Gaggenau appliances, a central island, and local granite worktops. A private chef, on request, can staff the kitchen. The ground floor is home to a family room, wine store, gym and staff quarters with two bedrooms, a living room and a bathroom. Outside, guests are welcomed to the magnificent views of the estate and the manicured vineyards. There is a 14-metre infinity pool on the large, sun-soaked terrace equipped with sun loungers and an alfresco lounge area. The swimming pool is heated to 28 degrees Celsius and has a recessed step running its entire length – the perfect perch for sundowners. There’s a separate Jacuzzi off to the side.
The four bedrooms, two on the ground floor and two on the lower ground floor, each measure 48sq m and continue the theme of natural light and beauty with floor-to-ceiling windows and artwork from Laurence Graff’s collection. Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 have super-king-size beds, walk-in wardrobes and ensuite bathrooms, each with a walk-in rainfall shower and a freestanding bathtub. All three rooms have a private terrace overlooking the estate and Simonsberg mountain. Bedroom 4, on the lower ground floor, has a super-king-size bed set up as twins, a walk-in wardrobe and a bathroom with a walk-in rainfall shower and freestanding bathtub. All four bedrooms in this Cape Winelands holiday villa are wheelchair accessible and have marble seats in the shower.
Included in the rates of this magnificent Cape Winelands luxury accommodation: daily newspapers, minibar & selected wines, Nespresso coffee, spa deck & pool access, all-access WiFi, laundry service, daily housekeeping, sundowners & canapés, Icon Wine Tasting, arrival & departure transfers within a 100km radius of the estate.
The Simonsberg Villa is a large, recently refurbished luxury 6 bedroom villa in Franschhoek situated at the Simonsberg Mountain foot. It’s ideally located with magnificent views of the Franschhoek Valley and Groot Drankstine mountain, both spectacular in the morning, noon and night. During the day, guests can use the lush lawns that lead to their private lake. Pack a picnic basket, walk down the beautiful pathway for a leisurely lunch next to the lake, and spend the afternoon canoeing; alternatively, guests can relax on sun loungers by the pool in this unique Cape Winelands holiday accommodation.
The villa has six bedrooms, each with stunning views of the valley and surrounding mountainous landscapes. The Villa has a fully equipped kitchen, two lounges and a huge terrace around the whole property. The open plan dining area opens onto the pool deck, where you get to take in the splendour of the entire Franschhoek valley. Perfectly set up to entertain, with an outside bar area, built-in braai, pizza oven and large swimming pool – guests will be spoilt for choice.
Guest will find this 6 bedroom villa in Franschhoek to be the perfect Cape Winelands holiday accommodation. They’ll have easy access to mountain biking trails and the option to explore hiking trails on their own or with the guide. A stay in this luxury villa includes daily housekeeping, and a private chef is available on request. Whether you’re planning a big family getaway or a farm escape with friends, the Simonsberg Villa will cater to everyone’s needs and ensure you’ll feel completely removed from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Villa Vrede is a six-bedroom luxury villa in Franschhoek located on the 330-year-old Vrede en Lust Wine Estate. The large property is surrounded by magnificent mountains and acres of pristine vineyards, lakes and trees. Guest staying at Vrede Villa are welcomed in a tranquil setting with large living spaces leading out to the terraced veranda that effortlessly flows to the large lawn and down to the lake – there is plenty of room for the family to explore. The property is fully serviced and ideal for families and groups who enjoy the contemporary style.
The villa has six spacious bedrooms decorated in warm and neutral tones, all featuring high ceilings and air-con; each has its elegant en-suite bathroom filled with designer toiletries. There are multiple indoor and outdoor entertainment areas, including two dining areas, a bar, semi-open-air lounge and firepit. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout, and child care can be arranged if required.
Villa Vrede has a full-time general manager who is available to help arrange catering, trips and activities. He can be there as much or as little as you wish! Vrede en Lust is a working wine farm that offers a range of tastings and cellar tours and has an award-winning onsite restaurant, Lust Bistro and Bakery. You also have the option of eating out at one of the many nearby Franschhoek restaurants or having the chefs of Lust Bistro preparing your meals in the comfort of the villa.
Activities in the area include wine tasting along a route of 40 wineries with the famous Franschhoek Wine Tram, which has a platform at Vrede en Lust. Spa treatments are available on the estate, and there are art galleries and golf courses within a short driving distance.
The Sanctuary is a stunning 6 bedroom villa in Stellenbosch. Located on the outskirts of this historic town, you will enjoy the peace, luxury and tranquillity that this magnificent location has to offer. This 6-bedroom family home has been built alongside a small freshwater pond on the other side of a large garden with a swimming pool. The rooms at The Sanctuary and entertainment areas are big and spacious so that you never have to feel claustrophobic, and there’s even a private gym to keep you fit and healthy.
Laguna Villa is a beautiful four-bedroom Cape Wineland luxury villa, located in the stunning, isolated, 140ha wilderness of colourful Fynbos biome, a stone’s throw from the Kleinriver lagoon with panoramic views of Lagoon and the majestic Kleinriver Mountains. It is the unusual nature of the Lagoon – the fact that it is fed by freshwater from the Klein River but backfilled most years with saltwater from the Ocean when the dunes at its head breach – that explains its unusual ecosystem and which makes it such an extraordinary place to visit.
This ultra-contemporary stylish Cape Wineland luxury villa is adorned with thoughtful touches, tasteful African-sourced artefacts and pictures, an infinity pool and a large deck overlooking the Lagoon and its birdlife, providing a luxurious haven in the heart of nature. The only dwellings in view are those on the opposite side of the Lagoon.
Conveniently situated on the celebrated Garden Route within driving distance of Cape Town, Hermanus and Stanford, Laguna Villa is a peaceful base for discovering some of the Western Cape’s most appealing destinations.
The property offers access to an otherwise inaccessible 18km isolated beach within the Walker Conservancy, boating on the Lagoon, guided birdlife walks along its shores, horse riding and quad biking. For wildlife enthusiasts, encounters with rare species such as caracals and African wild cats amongst the Fynbos are not unlikely.
Whale watching (for which the region is well known), shark cage diving, trips to neighbouring wine estates, mountain biking and golfing are all close at hand.
The delightful town of Standford with its boutique shops, cafes and restaurants is only ten minutes drive, as are several celebrated more upmarket restaurants for the foodie.
The villa is owned by the philanthropically-focussed Perivoli Trust, which dedicates its efforts to conserve natural habitats and improve the quality of education, particularly of nursery school-aged children sub-Sahara Africa. All profits of the House go to these causes.
We look forward to welcoming you to our oasis, where we hope you’ll enjoy not only peace and tranquillity but also take pleasure in the knowledge you are helping to conserve our planet and provide a better start in life to the less fortunate.
This four-bedroom Cape Wineland luxury villa is available for exclusive use and can be rented on a fully inclusive basis or Bed & Breakfast basis. This is a perfect getaway and an oasis of serenity and tranquillity that offers complete privacy on the water amidst the Cape floral kingdom.
Giorgia is an exclusive Franschhoek holiday home in South Africa’s Cape Winelands. Nestled in the beautiful Franschhoek valley, this family villa has six large bedrooms, all en-suite, several function rooms, and large grounds with magnificent views of the Franschhoek mountains. Set on a two-hectare farm, this Franschhoek Villa is a beautiful home that offers elegant decor, attention to detail and sumptuous finishes that will please the most discerning guests.
There is a large lounge, formal dining room with private wine cellar, family lounge, kitchen with large eating area, sunroom that leads out onto the patio. There is a well-equipped entertainer’s kitchen, eating area, a walk-in cold room, and an exclusive intimate bar. There is a private TV room upstairs, a fully equipped study and ample space to relax and unwind.
The large sparkling pool area leads onto several garden areas that are exquisitely designed and maintained with seating areas with beautiful artworks to admire. There is also a tennis court and several pathways leading through the extensive gardens, including a beautiful rose garden, olive grove and vineyards and a large pond.
Giorgia is set on the Green Valley Road with no through roads, which ensures it is totally private and tranquil and peaceful. The 360-degree views of the surrounding Franschhoek mountain ranges and valley form an unparalleled spectacular view. There is “no visual pollution” to interrupt these magnificent views. Giorgia is the ideal Franschhoek holiday home, and suitable for a corporate event or as a wedding venue, offering an abundant space to entertain and relax.
Wundergarten is one of the true gems of the Cape Winelands. This Stellenbosch luxury villa is elegant and refined with all the grandeur of a Sir Herbert Baker styled manor. It is the perfect property for anyone desiring opulent living and serene privacy in South Africa’s stunning Cape Winelands. Set among the vineyards just outside the historic town of Stellenbosch, it offers plenty of space to relax and entertain, both inside and outside.
Outside there is a large shaded wooden deck with chandeliers hanging above in the trees. There is a steam room and jacuzzi built amongst the lush garden plantation close to a private dam with a central water fountain, zip-liner and an eco-pool for swimming; there is also a small jetty with a rowing boat for long, lazy afternoons drifting beneath the tall trees.
The main house of this Stellenbosch luxury villa is breathtakingly beautiful, and one feels a sense of a romantic bygone era whilst surrounded by beautiful artwork and furniture. A glorious entrance hall takes you through to a high tea room with a fireplace that opens up onto a verandah where you can sit overlooking the lawn and the splendid gardens.
Wundergarten is a six-bedroom villa that comprises three king bedrooms, all en-suite, each with its own balcony and views of the vineyards and garden. Also, there is one queen bedroom en-suite, a family room with twin single beds, en-suite and a queen room with 1 single bed en-suite.
Our rooms are beautifully furnished and include underfloor heating, heated towel rails and the best beds using 500 TC Egyptian cotton linen. Your night’s rest is assured under our feather duvets while your head rests on our perfect pillows. All bathrooms are serviced with carefully chosen bathroom amenities to stimulate your senses into complete relaxation and 100% cotton gowns and slippers.
The Gallery is a stunning holiday home in Franschhoek. This avant-garde villa has two-bedroom. The property is styled in rich grey walls and gallery lights to highlight abstract art and a selection of sought-after antiques and exclusive contemporary pieces. This is a fitting tribute to the fine artistic heritage of Franschhoek. The villa has a real sense of theatre and originality rarely seen in the Cape Winelands.
Saturated blocks of colour juxtaposed with a minimalistic interior create a robust and lively impression. The Gallery overlooks cherry blossom fields and vineyards. It has incredible mountain views, a private garden and a swimming pool. It sleeps up to 4 people in two bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms, which are well-sized and have double vanity units, a shower, and a bathtub. Each bedroom has to air-condition and underfloor heating and they both open out onto their patio area.
This holiday home in Franschhoek has a lounge equipped with a flat-screen TV with full DSTV and a fireplace for cosy warmth on wintery evenings. The kitchen is fully equipped, and there is butler service, and daily continental breakfast included. Outside there is a lovely veranda that looks out to the mountains, a perfect place to relax while cooking an evening braai.
Villa La Reve is a Franschhoek luxury villa lovingly renovated into one of the most beautiful villas in the Cape Winelands. It has the warm, homely feel of an English home cased in a traditional mix of Victorian, Cape Dutch and Georgian architecture. The gardens are extensive and voluminous with grand trees, well-kept flower beds and tranquil water features, completing a peaceful setting within the famous Franschhoek Valley.
Each room of this Franschhoek luxury villa has a personality and character of its own with unique antique furniture throughout and numerous pieces from famous South African artists such as Neil Rodger, Gregoire Boonzaier, Edward Wolfe and Dylan Lewis. A live-in chef and butler will provide you with a 5-star continental breakfast and world-class service, complete with all the luxuries and amenities one would expect from a refined villa rental.
Step outside onto the spacious, airy patios and marvel at the sights before you. Villa La Reve has an inviting swimming pool that provides a refreshing respite from hot summer days. If you venture further, you will find an enchanted, secret garden with numerous paths leading to alcoves, benches and lawns – a perfect place to unwind, meditate and read.
Villa Apaltha is a beautiful four-bedroom villa set on a private Franschhoek estate. It is just a 10-minute stroll away from the village centre and right on the doorstep of various exceptional wine estates. It has the most magnificent mountain and vineyard views. Beautifully appointed and tastefully decorated, no detail is spared. Homely, relaxing and very spacious. It is ideal for families and friends wanting a comfortable and refined stay in a stunning location.
Three bedrooms are en suite with luxury bathtubs and showers. The 4th bedroom is a loft bedroom that oozes lazy, hazy days and a magical window with beautiful views. No detailed is spared with Air conditioning throughout the villa and surround sound music system, DSTV, WIFI and every luxury appliance in the beautiful large country-style kitchen. It is a villa that reflects the Winelands perfectly – lovely high ceilings and a feeling of light, doors leading out onto the magical outside surrounds of mountain views and vineyards.
A terrace overlooks the vineyards and garden with a swimming pool and sun loungers, large umbrellas and just the most utterly blissful scene that greets you here. The deck has an inbuilt BBQ, living/lounging room area, dining room table and has electronic shutters and see-through blinds, so whatever the weather, you can always enjoy the remarkable Winelands scenery and views from here. The outer beauty comes to the inside luxury effortlessly at Villa Apaltha. A fantastic Franschhoek villa for all the family.