Lanzerac Hotel & Spa
- One of the grandest historic Cape Dutch houses in South Africa
- Set on its own working wine estate in Stellenbosch
- Oozing in romance and history for honeymoon couples and all romantics
- Superb new state of the art Spa
Lanzerac Hotel & Spa is nestled in the foothills of the idyllic Jonkershoek Valley in the Winelands. It lies on a wine estate close to the historic university town of Stellenbosch. Few hotels can enjoy a more spectacular location. Mountains, oak-lined avenues, lush vineyards all combine to provide the archetypal Cape wine farm setting of this beautiful hotel.
Settle yourself beneath the shade of an old oak with a glass of wine in hand and step back in time. Built in 1692, the Lanzerac is one of South Africa’s finest examples of Cape Dutch Architecture. However, after a fire, the Lanzerac Hotel has been recently refurbished to combine the best of old world tradition with new world expertise and efficiency. Today this five star hotel and estate is known for timeless luxury, service, fine wine and cuisine.
This gracious hotel's restaurant and lounge areas are in the 300-year-old Manor House. It lies within 10 hectares of award-winning landscaped gardens featuring numerous ancient oaks - some 160 years old. However the Lanzerac has managed to create welcoming interiors which blend both period grandeur and contemporary style. There are 48 individually furnished rooms and suites including the Royal Pool Suite with its own private plunge pool and the opulent Presidential Suite. All rooms have air-conditioning, underfloor heating and private patios overlooking the vineyards, gardens and the Helderberg Mountains.
Wine and dining
The French concept of terroir - the mysterious blend of climate, soil and setting that produces the unique taste of the wine - takes form here as the Lanzerac Hotel is also a working wine farm and cellar. You can enjoy a 'Wine Safari' which gives an in-depth view of the vineyards, grape cultivars, wine making and tasting. The Lanzerac's stunning range of wines are the perfect complement to meals at the Lanzerac: whether in the formality of The Governors Restaurant, the classical grace of the Lady Anne Courtyard, or the relaxed al fresco charm of the Terrace. The Taphuis is a historic bar decorated with antique yellowwood furniture with a huge Cape Dutch kitchen fireplace as the centerpiece.
The Lanzerac Hotel accepts children with two children able to share their parent's room. There is plenty of space for children to play around and easy family walks to enjoy in the surrounding vineyards of the Lanzerac estate. The choice of restaurants also works well for families who can opt for more casual dining if they prefer.
You may also like to sample the Lanzerac Spa, a well-equipped Spa & Wellness Centre where six therapy rooms are complemented by saunas, steam rooms, Jacuzzi and heated indoor pool. Given its surroundings, the Spa specializes in therapy from the winelands, using grapes as the base of all therapy oils.