Experience an overnight stay at the rustic, farm-style Hawksmoor House in the Cape Winelands with your partner, located on a 220-hectare wine farm, Matjieskuil, near Stellenbosch.
The Manor House, The Slave Quarters, the Dairy Rooms and Edge House, are all original footprints of the historic farm, converted with great flair by the owners, and furnished with an elegant mix of beautiful antique pieces. Each building offers a different perspective on the landscape and farm, and each room is individually decorated. No matter what room you stay in, the experience is consistently elegant and the hospitality warm and relaxed.
Aside from a discerning selection of antique furniture and beautiful fabrics, all rooms offer queen size or twin beds, digital safes, elegant en-suite bathrooms with showers and/or baths, underfloor heating and tea/coffee making facilities.
Telephone number: 021 424 1530
The grounds are laid out to include a large lawn, reflecting pond, lavender beds, vegetable, rose and herb gardens, a gorgeous wine cellar with a fireplace and a swimming pool offering magnificent views towards Table Mountain.
The sundowner verandah offers spectacular sunset views. Savour a glass of Hawksmoor's boutique wines, made solely from grapes grown and harvested at Matjieskuil Farm.
Spend the day exploring the historical oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch where you’ll come across a plethora of coffee shops and cafés, interesting clothing boutiques, artisan shops, galleries and museums. For shopping, head to Eikestad Mall.
Galleries in Stellenbosch
US Art Gallery
The Kraal Gallery
SMAC Art Gallery
Stellenbosch Art Gallery
Sasol Art Gallery
Café culture and coffee shops
Hillcrest Berry Orchards
Koffieklets Coffee House
Café Blanc de Noir
The Blue Crane & The Butterfly
Ya Ya Café
Bebes Chocolaterie & Coffee House
Katjiepiering (at the botanical gardens)
The Belgian Waffle House
Dining out in Stellenbosch
Schoon De Companje
Oppie Dorp Restaurant & Wine Bar
Wine estates in Stellenbosch
Warwick Wine Estate
Jordan Wine Farm
Blaauwklippen Wine Estate
Markets in Stellenbosch
Slow Food Market - every Saturday from 9am to 2pm at Oude Libertas.
Root 44 Market - every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm between Stellenbosch and Somerset West on the R44.
Blaauwklippen Family Market - every Sunday from 10am to 3pm at the Blaauwklippen Wine Estate.
In addition, there are some beautiful golf courses for the avid golfer to enjoy including: De Zalze, Devonvale Golf Course, Paarl Boschenmeer Golf Club and more.
Directions from Cape Town:
Take the N1 towards Paarl.
Take exit 39 after the Engen One-Stop fuel station and at the T-Junction turn left onto the R304, direction Klipheuwel.
Pass the first left turn to Joostenberg Vlakte and approximately 500 metres further at the crest of the first rise you will see a white signboard on your left “Hawksmoor House on Matjieskuil Farm”.
Turn left and travel down the farm road for a further 1 km.