Hazendal Estate, en route to the world-renowned Stellenbosch Winelands, has just opened the doors to its five-star luxury Homestead.
The Homestead is the latest addition to one of the oldest estates in the South African Winelands; Hazendal was originally granted in 1699 to Christoffel Hazenwinkel. The Homestead was built nearly a century later in 1790, the date is still inscribed on the eye-catching rococo-style gable.
An extensive restoration and renovation process has seen this landmark example of vernacular Cape Dutch architecture sensitively rejuvenated – and reimagined – as a gracious Cape Dutch Farmstead offering an intimate yet elegant private home for discerning visitors who wish to escape to the Cape Winelands.
The Homestead features five en-suite luxury bedrooms, each named for one of the visionary families that have owned the estate over the past 320 years. The elegant suites are spread across two floors and feature inspiring interior décor subtly blending contemporary luxury with historical touches. The Homestead is decorated with a remarkable collection of art, collectibles and antique furniture, with an array of original Cape Dutch furniture carefully chosen to transport guests to another era in the Winelands, while reflecting the layered history and style of the building.
The Homestead also offers a library nook, intimate bar area and formal dining room, alongside a fully equipped modern kitchen. A private chef is available on request (at additional cost) to create bespoke culinary experiences within the comfort of the property. The space can accommodate up to 10 adults and is booked as a single exclusive-use unit. In addition, 2 roller beds for children and 2 cots for infants can be requested and placed into each bedroom suite. An on-site personal butler/concierge is on hand 24/7 throughout each stay to assist with activities on the estate, transfers, or tours further afield.
While a lavish continental breakfast is served each morning in The Homestead’s dining room, or weather permitting on the terrace, guests at The Homestead also enjoy unrivalled access to the array of culinary, cultural, family and golf experiences on offer at Hazendal. Overnight guests enjoy curated art tours of the estate and Marvol Gallery, complimentary access to the Wonderdal kids’ edutainment centre, and a tasting experience in the Wine Lounge. Just a few steps from The Homestead visitors can also indulge in the unique Russian Tea Ceremony at Avant-Garde, discover contemporary bistro-style cuisine at the Babushka Deli, or enjoy al fresco fare at the contemporary Pivnushka beer garden.
The estate also offers many outdoor activities for the entire family – wander in the expansive gardens to discover indigenous flora and inspiring outdoor art installations or book a Babushka picnic basket to enjoy on the wide lawns of the historic werf precinct. The new Hazendal par-3 golf course and adjoining driving range offer world-class facilities for golfers, while the family-friendly Kleine Hazen Putting Park offers a memorable afternoon for the whole family.
Whether culinary or cultural, indoors or out, Hazendal is truly a destination for all your journeys.
For more information, and to book your stay, visit www.hazendal.co.za/homestead
Please note: Minimum 2-night stay applies to weekend stays and during peak season, subject to availability