Stellenbosch is the oldest town in South Africa after Cape Town, and the oak-lined streets compliment the many fine examples of elegant Cape Dutch, Victorian and Georgian architecture in this well-preserved town. The town was founded in 1679 by Simon van der Stel, who named the town after himself.
An academic university town, Stellenbosch has a bustling sidewalk cafe scene and a vibrant nightlife. The many excellent restaurants offer a wide selection of dining options to choose from.
The Stellenbosch Wine Route, the oldest in the Cape, is one of South Africa's premier wine producing regions, and can boast winning 70% of all the major wine awards and acolades (both locally and internationally) presented to the South African wine industry every year.
A day tour of this route is a must for any wine buff, or for anyone interested in sampling some of the fine wines and learning more about the wine producing methods and grape varieties. With over 100 cellars to choose from, it is possible to experience every different wine style. Along with the wine tasting, stop and enjoy lunch at one of the many fine restaurants, which offer superb home-cooked food in stunning settings. Maybe even take a few special bottles home with you when you go. Or book a guided wine tour and let someone else do the driving...
Majeka House is an ideal base from which to explore the historical town of Stellenbosch with its interesting shops, galleries, museums, and alfresco cafe culture. This prime location combined with luxurious accommodation, thoughtful service, a bar, restaurant, spa and spacious grounds creates what is undoubtedly one of the most stylish boltholes in the Cape Winelands.
The Premier Collection rooms are the epitome of tranquil luxury, creative space and everyday living. More spacious than the Premier Collection with a large terrace and semi-private pool area are the Garden Rooms, which make modern look mild. The 2 Poolside Choices combine open-air living with ingenious indoor space and the 2 rooms share a semi-private crisp pool. The Mountain View Selection comes with theatrical views of the herb garden, koi-pond and majestic mountains.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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Directions For Drivers
From Cape Town: Take the N2 Highway in the direction of Stellenbosch/Somerset West. Continue on the N2 until EXIT 33 (BADEN POWELL DRIVE TURN-OFF) . Turn left towards Stellenbosch and continue on the R310.
After approximately 7.7 km, take a right hand turn onto Annandale Road. Continue along this road for approximately 5.5 km and then take a left turn onto the R44. Follow this road towards Stellenbosch for approximately 5.1 km, then turn right onto Paradyskloof Road. Follow the road around to the left to stay on Paradyskloof Road, then turn right into Houtkapper Street. The guest house is number 26.
From The Garden Route: Take the N2 Highway towards Cape Town. Continue on the N2 until EXIT 43 (R44) towards Stellenbosch.
Follow this road towards Stellenbosch for approximately 16 km, then turn right onto Paradyskloof Road. Follow the road around to the left to stay on Paradyskloof Road, then turn right into Houtkapper Street. The guest house is number 26.
General Information For Guests
All rooms have air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a hair dryer, a mini bar, heated towel rails, tea/coffee making facilities and a room safe.
There is 24 hour security on the property.
The main guest areas include a library, bar and restaurant.
The M Lounge offers selection of gourmet bar snacks and bistro dishes - think steak frites with bearnaise, or a country terrine with toasted brioche (on offer here for guests throughout the day).
The Makaron Restaurant has an à la carte style menu. Airy and light, the restaurant overlooks lush gardens and leads onto a sheltered terrace for alfresco dining.
The Majeka Spa offers a full range of massages, facials and other treatments as well as the use of the sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and fitness centre. There is also a large indoor heated pool as well as a non-heated outdoor pool, and a further 2 swimming pools for the use of Poolside Room guests only which are heated in winter.
A laundry service is available (additional cost).
Credit cards are accepted.
Babysitting services can be booked (additional cost).
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