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Chapter House Boutique Hotel

Chapter House Boutique Hotel

The Cape Winelands


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Chapter House Boutique Hotel is set in the heart of the Franschhoek village. Built as a mission station in 1888, and later serving as the village school right up until 1974, this house has chapters filled with stories to tell. A stay here offers old-time chic and a touch of colonial splendour, combined with warm, personalised service.

The public areas of the hotel benefit from enormous attention to detail, including bespoke art pieces from local artists, and handpicked furniture and fabrics. The lounge boasts exceptionally high ceilings and a striking original fireplace. The reception area leads into a bar and terrace overlooking the pool to one side, and the beautifully panelled breakfast room to the other side, which in turn unfolds onto the original veranda leading to a glorious garden of roses, lavender and beautiful indigenous trees framed against a backdrop of the Franschhoek mountains.

There are 9 guest rooms made up of 3 categories - Classic Rooms, Deluxe Rooms and Superior Rooms.

The beautiful and spacious Classic Rooms are located above the historical Mission Hall which dates back almost 150 years. The rooms have breathtaking views of the mountains and vineyards across the Franschhoek valley, a view which has been captured in time for centuries.

The bright and airy Deluxe Rooms are all located on the ground floor and very uniquely benefit from their own little courtyard areas, where you can sit in comfort and unwind amongst the old and established trees, blossoms and foliage, and soak in the peace and tranquility of Franschhoek.

The Superior Rooms are a real pleasure and always very popular. If privacy and serenity is what you are looking for, then look no further. These delightful rooms not only benefit from unique timestamped decor, but also all boast their own private 'water space' either in the form of a private plunge pool of a jacuzzi.

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Our standard rates for a Superior Deluxe Room
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
11 January 2024 to 30 April 2024 GBP 134 USD 167 ZAR 3,081 EUR 155 per person sharingContracted FIT Rate1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

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Rates Include

Breakfast is included.


Children Policy

Children aged 12 years and older are welcome.



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Chapter House Boutique Hotel Location.

Directions For Drivers

From Cape Town (via N1): Drive out of Cape Town on the N1 past Belville and Brackenfell turn-offs. Continue past the Winelands 1-Stop Engen petrol station as well as the first Stellenbosch turn-off after the petrol station. Take the next turn-off named Stellenbosch/Klapmuts and turn right at the stop on the R44.

Approximately 600m further, go over the 4-way stop. Shortly after the 4 way stop (+/-400m) turn left at the Franschhoek sign. Carry along this road for approximately 8 km until it ends at a T-junction at which you turn right to Franschhoek on the R45. This road will take you straight into Franschhoek (approximately 16 km further).

Follow the main street (Huguenot Street) towards the monument. At the Post Office turn left into Reservoir Street. Take the 2nd street right into Akademie Street. Chapter House is the 2nd building on your right.

From Cape Town (via N2): Drive out of Cape Town on the N2, and take the first Stellenbosch turn-off (Baden Powell Drive/R310) and keep on travelling to Stellenbosch. You will eventually pass the Spier Wine Estate (on your right) and a few kilometres after that, the road will end at a T-junction (approximately 13 km from the N2 turn-off).

Turn right at the T-junction and travel into Stellenbosch. You will pass over 3 traffic lights - keep to your left. The road ends at a T-junction at which you turn left. Pass over 3 traffic lights and shortly after the 3rd set, turn right at a set of lights at the Franschhoek/Idas Valley sign.

This road will take you over the mountain on the Helshoogte Pass, through Johannesdal and through Pniel and eventually ends at a T-junction (16 km from Stellenbosch). This T-junction is shortly after the Boschendal Wine Estate (which would have been on your right). Turn right at the T-junction onto the R45 to Franschhoek. This road will take you straight into Franschhoek (approximately 13 km further). Follow the directions as above.

From Hermanus/The Garden Route: Either follow the N2 to the Baden Powell Drive/R310 exit, and follow the directions as above OR you can take the more scenic route via the Franschhoek Pass - leave the N2 at the R43 towards Villiersdorp (16 km past Caledon) and follow this road to Villiersdorp. Turn left onto the R45, and after approximately 8 km turn right to stay on the R45 and go over the Franschhoek Pass to Franschhoek. Turn right into Huguenot Road  (R45) at the Huguenot Monument. Turn right into Reservoir Street and follow the directions as above.

Guests expecting to arrive after 17:00 on the date of arrival are kindly requested to call the guest house to inform them about the late arrival as the rooms are only guaranteed until 17:00.



General Information For Guests

Each room has an en-suite bathroom, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, ceiling fan, flat screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, and a room safe.

The main guest lounge has an original fireplace and the bar and breakfast room lead to a veranda with views of the surrounding Franschhoek mountains.

There is secure complimentary parking and a main swimming pool at the property.

Major credit cards are accepted.

The hotel has a lot of history - it was originally built as a Mission House in 1888, and later serving as the village school right up until 1974, before being converted to a guest house/boutique hotel.

It is advisable to pre-book dinner reservations in Franschhoek, especially between October and April. You can either do this via https://www.thelivingjourneycollection.co.za/eating-out/eating-out-franschhoek/ or otherwise please ask your Travel Butlers consultant for assistance.


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