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40 Winks Luxury Guest House

40 Winks Luxury Guest House 

Accommodation with modern-age comforts, quality service, affordable luxury bedrooms, delicious breakfast buffet. Need a place to stay two minutes walk from Green Point Stadium, or maybe during Argus Cycle Tour, Jazz Festival, Two Oceans, or perhaps just a holiday near the sea, large shopping complexes and Cape Town's major attractions, or coming for a conference at the CTICC? then 40 Winks Guesthouse is perfect for you.

Luxury en-suite rooms (shower only) equipped with amenities that will help ensure a luxurious and pampered stay - guests tell us that our beds are the best on the planet!! HD Plasma TV's with Self Controlled DSTV channels, Air-con, mini-bar, coffee/tea facilities, electronic safe and hairdryer.

Unique destination, on the bottom slope of Signal Hill, fifteen minutes walk to V&A Waterfront, City Centre. Virgin Active Gym 2 minute walk, beaches, Promenade and Green Point Stadium close by. Central to Table Mountain, Robben Island, Constantia and Cape Winelands, Cape Point, Kirstenbosch, Cape Peninsula, Chapman’s Peak, Hout Bay and 25 mins from Cape Town International Airport.

7 On Marine

7 On Marine 

The sophisticated  7 On Marine boutique hotel in Hermanus offers you luxury and elegant en-suite rooms with Wi-Fi, smart TV’s as well as air conditioning. All rooms, of which one is wheelchair-friendly, boast stunning mountain and sea views. Enjoy the delicious breakfast as you take in views across the Walker Bay and relax in the Jaccuzzi or sauna after a stroll on the white sandy beach.

About Hermanus

World renowned for the best land and sea based whale watching, Hermanus has become the premium destination for visitors to South Africa's shores. Situated on the southern coast of the Western Cape, Hermanus enjoys an exceptional spring and summer season offering visitors all of its many outdoor activities and attractions. Winters in Hermanus are for cosying up by a crackling fire at any of the award winning wine estates and restaurants to enjoy a sumptuous meal and wine.

Whale watching whether land or sea based is a must when visiting our pristine shoreline. Take a stroll along the more than 12 km long cliff paths of Hermanus during the whale season (between June to December) and you'll be in touch with these gentle giants that frequent our shores annually.

For the adventurous visitor there are adrenaline sports aplenty by way of paragliding, ziplining, quad biking, mountain bike trails and white shark cage diving or surface viewing.

Share in the fun by visiting one of the several markets held in Hermanus including the famous foody market held at Hermanuspietersfontein or the regular Saturday Country Market which brings visitors from far and wide.

If you're a food buff, you're in the right place to take advantage of the many talented chefs running some of the most sought-after eateries in the Overberg. Cuisine from simple country fare, euro-fusion to gastro pub & silver service is but a call away.

A variety of galleries, antique-, gift-, book shops and museums are dotted throughout Hermanus to make for an interesting day of browsing during inclement weather so there's always something to do.

Aberdeen House

Aberdeen House 

This Tudor styled home is set in a tree lined avenue in a quiet, upmarket area of Newcastle. For the traveller wanting to unwind after a long day travelling, this is the ideal spot to rest your weary head. The garden is surrounded by large trees and the bird life is exceptional. Newcastle is very central and is the ideal stopover for folks travelling from Kruger, Nelspruit, Graskop etc, to the Drakensburg or Durban. We are also a great stopover when travelling from Richards bay to Johannesburg. During the long summer months relax in the Garden at Aberdeen House or cool off in the lovely big pool. We also cater to company representatives with our competitive rates.

Our accommodation is a mixture between self catering and bed and breakfast. We have 4 rooms at the main B & B as well as an apartment sleeping 3 and a cottage sleeping 4. At the annex 500m from the Main B&B we have 2 rooms. Whilst all the rooms are tastefully decorated, there are some that are decidedly Scottish tartan. All rooms have flat screen TV’s with DSTV, air conditioners, electric blankets, fridges , microwaves, Tea/coffee facilities, crockery cutlery, gowns, hairdryers and much more.

African Oceans Manor

African Oceans Manor 

African Oceans Manor is a luxury guesthouse located in Mossel Bay, South Africa. You can have one look at the glittering Ocean and would surely fall in love with the pleasing Beach. African Oceans Offers a unique guesthouse experience. Join us and Relax in secluded and luxurious accommodation with an African ocean twist and postcard views of the ocean. African Ocean Manor is few steps away from the beach shopping, fine dining, nightclubs, bar, and lounges. The hotel is around 23 miles from the George Airport and it hardly takes around 30 minutes to reach. You can start your day by watching the sunrise from your room. We offer many luxury facilities that are included in every accommodation from guest rooms to suites.

We also offer a complimentary breakfast and there are beach chairs for our guest so that they can enjoy their stay in our guesthouse. Our main aim of the business is affability and cleanliness – turning first time guest to long-term customers.

Book your guesthouse, Stay with us and see why African Oceans is the best luxury accommodation in Mossel Bay.

Afrikhaya Guest House

Afrikhaya Guest House 

Afrikhaya (African home) Guest House is situated within the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, formerly known as the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park, In the picturesque village of St Lucia Estuary in the north eastern corner of South Africa. The guest house is a small accommodation establishment and is situated in a very quiet part of St Lucia. Our guest house accommodation and B&B rates are really affordable, allowing an extended stay in St Lucia at a good price.
The guest house is partially thatched, adding the the stylish African atmosphere. The rooms are air conditioned and the guest house has a crystal clear swimming pool to keep you cool on hot St Lucia days, or simply to lie around and enjoy tropical fruit cocktails.

Our Accommodation

Our upmarket and stylish Afro-contemporary home has four spacious bedrooms, with en-suite bathroom, rainshower, toilet and basin, each with its own private entrance and patio. The rooms are elegantly furnished and fitted with comfortable XL boxspring beds, air conditioner, cooling/heating, ceiling fan, wallsafe, hairdryer, a bar-fridge and coffee and tea making facilities for your convenience. WIFI access point. A laundry service is available on request.

A full continental breakfast is served in the dining area, inside or outside, or on your private patio. There are several restaurants in the main street within walking distance for your lunch/dinner.

Our spacious and cosy guest lounge has satellite television,( DSTV ), a small library and arts and crafts to look at or to buy. The accommodation has a lush tropical garden with sparkling swimming pool, where hornbills, sunbirds, squirrels, monkeys, chameleons and bush babies are just a small variety of the many visitor

About St Lucia

The St Lucia region is famous for it's huge biodiversity in animals big and small, ranging from elephants and rhino the the giant humpback whales which visit during our winter and spring months. Activities available in the St Lucia range from open vehicle safaris and self guided walking trails to snorkeling along protected inshore reefs at Cape Vidal.

The St Lucia region contains the highest vegetated dunes in the world, extensive and diverse wetland systems, as well as coastal grasslands with an associated fauna which includes Africa's highest density of common reed buck. Numerous waterfowl, grassland, forest and sea birds provide an attraction to birdwatchers from around the world.

Eco-tourist amenities include game drives, night drives, fishing, turtle tours (seasonal Nov-March), whale watching (seasonal June-Nov.), Estuary boat cruise, the St. Lucia Crocodile Center or (self) guided trails through the coastal forest along the edge of the St Lucia estuary.

Ai Aiba The Rock Painting Lodge

Ai Aiba The Rock Painting Lodge 

We are dramatically set against imposing granite boulders in the foothills of the Erongo Mountain range. Steeped in history these ancient rock formations are the eroded remains of a volcanic complex about 130 million years old. Famous for its countless rock painting sites Ai-Aiba is a mystical exploration of nature.

Admire the magic of the breathtaking landscape, gently touched by the mystic colours of the setting sun with a choice of walking trails or sundowner tours.

Ai Aiba Lodge forms part of the 200 000 hectare Erongo Mountain Nature Conservancy. This pristine wilderness area straddles the Erongo Mountains: a natural reserve within a vast volcanic crater complex, which boasts unparalleled biodiversity. At Ai Aiba Lodge, we like to encourage our guests to relax and take the time to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the Erongo Mountains and the Bushveld. It is a perfect place to spend the day by the pool with a good book, or if the energy of the granite mountains inspires you, to take a walk or drive with one of our experienced guides through the mountains.

Our Accommodation

Towering boulders form the backdrop to the mountain facing chalets with views that incorporate the rugged landscape.

10 African inspired private chalets made up of 20 rooms provide comfortable accommodation that optimises the unique setting. Large windows frame the rocky outcrops and bush Savannah with its incredible display of endemic trees such as the Purple-Pod Terminalia. Sleep with your curtains open and wake up to see the pink and blue hues of the African morning sky colour the landscape.

Each air-conditioned room has a small lounge with a tea and coffee station and an electronic safe for valuables. The big bathrooms comprise of a walk-in shower and separate toilet. A small shaded verandah with a table and chairs provide the perfect spot to relax, listen to the bird calls and be at one with nature.

 

Aletheim Guesthouse

Aletheim Guesthouse 

Set is a picturesque garden, Aletheim Guest House provides charming rooms with individual decoration. It is located in Kimberley’s historical Milner Street, 0.9 mi from Belgrave Walk.

Our guesthouse offers two independent houses with several fully furnished bedrooms. The accommodations have a kitchenette. Refresh yourself in our swimming pool or enjoy a leisurely evening in the barbecue area. The Aletheim rooms feature warm colours and artistic touches. Each room is air-conditioned and has a private bathroom.

Guests can relax in the shade of garden trees or go for a walk/run in the adjacent park. Free Wi-Fi is available. Nearby activities include bird watching, horse riding and quad bikes. Aletheim Guest House is located 15 minutes’ walk from McGregor Museum and 7 minutes’ drive from Beaconsfield Train Station.

Aliwal Dive Centre and Lodge

Aliwal Dive Centre and Lodge 

Our specially built Dive Centre caters for all your diving needs, and with the Lodge upstairs, all you have to do in the morning is roll out of bed, come downstairs, catch a whiff of the freshly brewed coffee, kit up and go diving!

Choose from backpacker style en-suite rooms with ceiling fan and balcony, or light and airy double/twin rooms with en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, sea facing balcony, fridge, fan, safe and tea/coffee making facilities.

Breakfast menu available – for other meals there are plenty of restaurants within walking distance where you can enjoy good food at a reasonable price.

For non divers you can either chill at the pool with a cold drink, enjoy a stroll on the beach or maybe take in a round of golf at the course situated directly opposite the Lodge. Or you can really get your blood pumping by going on a shark cage dive!!

More About Us

Aliwal Dive Centre was one of the very first dive charter operations in Umkomaas, established in 1995. Since then we have built on the solid reputation of Aliwal Dive Centre to earn the respect of the diving community in South Africa, United Kingdom, Europe and beyond. Clients can now be reassured that Aliwal Dive Centre meets a stringent list of safety and insurance criteria who prides themselves on their professionalism. Collectively our dedicated staff have over 60 years experience in the scuba and shark diving industries. We know our stuff!

We have progressed from only a charter operation in 1995 to a fully fledged PADI 5* Instructor Development Centre offering reef, wreck and shark dive charters, scuba training, shark cage snorkelling, for those who are not qualified divers, and affordable accommodation.

We are a dive, learn, eat and sleep all in one stop shop. We pride ourselves in our commitment to professionalism, customer care, safety and satisfaction. It is for this reason that we have our purpose built Dive Centre with accommodation above. Come experience for yourself our warm, friendly and chilled atmosphere!

Auberge Daniella

Auberge Daniella 

We are a quaint refuge of comfort and classic French country charm located against the backdrop of the pastoral Middagkrans Mountains, just a short walk from the center of the picturesque village of Franschhoek. 

A sunny veranda and balcony spill out of the farmhouse, providing an idyllic spot to simply rest, sip a sundowner, or enjoy an al fresco meal with stunning views of the beautiful vineyard-clad mountains. After a long day exploring the myriad of shops, vineyards, historic monuments, and restaurants that adorn one of South Africa's most attractive locations, an azure splash pool nestled in the calm, enclosed garden provides a welcome reprieve. 

Auberge Daniella will make your visit to this enchanting corner of the Cape Winelands leaving you with a lasting memory, whether it is for a romantic weekend retreat, a relaxing vacation or a business trip. We provide both bed and breakfast and self-catering options. A continental and cooked breakfast will be offered daily at the guesthouse if you choose the Breakfast Option. 

Our Accommodation 

Auberge Daniella has three well-appointed apartments to choose from. The farmhouse consists of the Luxury La Cotte and Luxury Huguenot Apartments, with the Luxury Lavender Apartment located just across from the swimming pool. All of the suites have access to the main road and offer views of the garden and pool. Large dining rooms flow into expansive living areas, making entertaining a breeze. For those nights when you want to stay in, the kitchenettes are fully furnished. 

The spacious bedrooms have queen-size beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and en suite bathrooms. For the hot summer months, air conditioning is located in the bedrooms and sitting areas, and it may be switched to heating for the colder winter months.

Beach Hotel Swakopmund

Beach Hotel Swakopmund 

Whether you are visiting our charming town Swakopmund on holiday, for a romantic weekend, on a business trip or having a conference, the Beach Hotel Swakopmund is a perfect place to stay and to feel comfortable. 

The ideal location of our beach hotel, just 50 metres from the Atlantic Ocean and within walking distance to the city centre, allows you to experience the flavour of our charming town, while providing you the opportunity to explore the surrounding areas. Our friendly staff will always be happy to provide additional information on activities, nearby attractions, shopping and local services at your request. 

Our Accommodation 

Our choice of accommodation ranges from 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments, each with a living room and open plan kitchen for self-catering, own balcony/s and mos tof them with sea view, to air-conditioned comfort rooms with a balcony and sea view, double- or twin beds, and modern amenities.

Our Amenities 

Unwind in the pool on the roof terrace, with spectacular panoramic views of the sea and the Namib desert, or at the bar in our lounge on the fourth floor. Alternatively work out in our fitness room / gym. 

If you are tired after a long journey or if you want to spoil yourself make use of our massage sevrice and relax at our Beach Hotel Swakopmund. 

On the ground floor you will find our in-house restaurant "Anchor Point", whihc is open 365 days and serves among brekafast delicious meals as well as selected wines.

Beaufort Manor

Beaufort Manor 

Our family-friendly Beaufort Manor in Beaufort West is an excellent stopover between Cape Town and Johannesburg.

On hot Karoo days, cool off in the pool and relax in the rose garden. Before retiring to your luxury room or vacation home, enjoy the beautiful view from the terrace, as well as Karoo delicacies and wine by candlelight.

Our Accommodation

There are five double bed/twin bed and family units, self-catering open-plan cottages in a tranquil garden, for people who like to do their own thing. Each room features an en-suite bathroom, a fully supplied kitchen, barbecue amenities, a television, and air-conditioning and heating. In the gardens, there are two self-catering open-plan cottages with double beds, barbecue equipment, and a wonderful stoepveranda.

The Family Cottage is excellent for a group of friends or a family. There are three bedrooms, two with double beds and one with two single beds, all with en-suite bathrooms, and can accommodate a total of six people.

Honeymooners can stay the night in our Romantic honeymoon suite, which comes with fresh flowers and complimentary sparkling wine. Beaufort Manor offers two stylish twin rooms with ensuite bathrooms that embody elegance and luxury, in addition to the refined reception area, dining room, and sitting rooms. Each twin room may accommodate two persons.

Families frequently travel together on vacation, and we have a lovely family room with an ensuite bathroom for you. The Family Room may sleep up to four people.

Our Facilities

Beaufort Manor is the ideal location for a family gathering, a business occasion, or a party. In this Karoo village, the gorgeous rose gardens and a swimming pool provide a lovely environment.

After a restful night's sleep, wake up to a delicious breakfast at Beaufort Manor. Breakfast is offered from 7-9 a.m. and is a must before beginning your journey or touring the area.

Beaufort Manor offers tasteful Karoo dinners, by candle light, either in our dining room or under the brilliant stars during summer months. Choose a bottle of wine to accompany your three course meal, served by our friendly staff. Guests can expect dishes such as our famous Leg of Lamb, home made chicken pie, bobotie, mouth-watering gammon and organic vegetables straight from our Garden. Please book to avoid disappointment.

Belvedere-on-River

Belvedere-on-River Guest House 

Overlooking the Kruger National Park, Belvedere-on-River bed and breakfast in Malelane is situated on the southern bank of the Crocodile River with stunning views and regular big five sightings, offering a place with a marvellous views, where old charm meets beautiful nature. 

Our Accommodation 

Whether it is a single romm, a twin or double bedromm, all our luxurious and air-conditioned guest rooms are equipped with modern conveniences. 

Relax in the swimming pool area in our tropical garden or in the on-site bar and enjoy a rich breakfast buffet as well as South African wines. 

Conferencing 

We have a conference room that can cater for up to 18 persons, the ideal venue for a small, private company conference.

Bhangazi Lodge

Bhangazi Lodge  

Bhangazi Lodge is a bed and breakfast establishment ideally located in St Lucia. The town is surrounded by the iSimangaliso wetland park, the first world heritage site in South Africa. Bhangazi lodge boasts a courtyard with sparkling outdoor pool, large lounge and African art collection giving guest a true taste of Africa.

The bedrooms are named after African animals and each is equipped with a seating area overlooking the pool or a garden view, en-suite shower & toilet, TV and tea-and-coffee making facilities all rooms have air-conditioners. Start your day with a choice of cold meats, cheese, cereal, fresh fruit and yogurt and finally a cooked breakfast of bacon and eggs, mushrooms, tomato cooked to your preference. Take a break, and relax in our large lounge or enjoy a glass of wine by the pool.

Bird's Accommodation

Bird's Accommodation 

Bird's Mansions Hotel the heart of the historical city of Keetmanshoop consists of 23 en-suite rooms with air conditioning, telephone, 5-channels-TV and secure parking. We also provide a pool, a licensed restaurant, Lapa, conference venue and an internet café.

It is an ideal choice for corporate or leisure travellers visiting this part of southern Namibia.

Bird's Nest Guest House offers 10 air-conditioned en-suite rooms with direct dial telephone and television. We invite you to relax in our beautiful garden.

Guests can start their day off with a delicious breakfast before exploring this charming city. Guests can take a drive to one of many nature reserves, or to the well-known Fish River Canyon. After a day of discovery, return to the hotel to enjoy an evening meal before retiring for the night.

Blyde River Canyon Lodge

Blyde River Canyon Lodge 

Our lodge is a hidden jewel, set alongside the sparkling waters of the Blyde River and affectionately sheltered by the majestic Drakensberg Mountains. The lodge offers local and international travellers a unique African bush experience. Situated in an 85 hectare botanical reserve, which boasts a wealth of fauna and flora, not only is the Blyde River Canyon Lodge a magical holiday getaway, but it is also provides a home away from home for discerning professionals who regularly stay at the lodge when they have business engagements in the area.

Accommodation comprises of six rooms, one honeymoon suite and a luxury cottage. All units offer air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and satellite TV. Relax in the garden by the pool and watch zebras or wildebeests wander by.

Recreational activities include taking a relaxing stroll to the Blyde River. Savour the ambience of the bushveld under the canopy of ancient Jackalberry trees whose shade cascades over the natural lawn areas.

Blyde River Canyon Lodge offers the highest quality of accommodation, we provide superior service to our customers and our guests leave with unforgettable memories of their stay. Our experience and commitment to excellence contributes to the fact that we are one of the best lodges in the area.

Brandberg Rest Camp

Brandberg Rest Camp 

We are located in Uis, a little town in an unspoilt rural area of the Damaraland and on route Swakopmund - Etosha Game Reserve.

We supply accommodation for all kinds of people, being anything from Poolside rooms to Camping for the outdoors type. Our affordable accommodation includes air-conditioned en suite rooms, self-catering units and a campsite. Enjoy our large swimming pool, the restaurant with a bar and free Wi-Fi. We also offer guided self-drive and 4x4 tours.

About our Rest Camp

The Brandberg Mountain is 2 573 meters above sea level making it Namibia’s highest point. It derives its name from the glowing colours it reflects during sunsets. The main attraction is the White Lady, one of more than 45 000 rock painting in the area. A 1-hour hike will take you to what is widely agreed to be a bushman painting at least 2 000 years old. In 1955 it was described as a “white lady’’ by Henri Breuil, who made the connection to paintings he saw in Greece. Hellenistic influences have been excluded in its origin but the name stuck. The name is also misleading as the painting is that of a male hunter.

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge 

We truly strive to bring you the best accommodation in Oudtshoorn and the Garden Route & Klein Karoo. A true African experience, with a touch of comfort and luxury.

Enjoy the privacy of one of our 34 free-standing luxury tents. Simply and stylishly decorated, they not only offer you a true bushveld experience, but real comforts of luxury accommodation. We also have 24h onsite service, with friendly staff to cater for your every need.

Our Accommodation

Our accommodation (waterhole tents) are perfect for those who enjoy the closeness of the water’s edge. The sundeck on each waterhole tent overlaps the water’s edge and is the ideal spot to relax during your stay with us. Enjoy sundowners on the deck whilst viewing our free-roaming animals in the water and surrounding banks.

The luxury tents are set only a few metres away from the waterhole and provide an elevated view of the surroundings. They also have great views over the whole lodge area and is surrounded by true Karoo fynbos.

The Family units have a spacious main room and a children’s room with a shared en-suite bathroom separating the rooms. These units can accommodate a family of up to 5 people. The family tents provide an elevated view of the surroundings and Swartberg Mountains and is in walking distance of the 5 hectare waterhole. True Karoo fynbos and bushveld surrounds these tents, creating an authentic bushveld experience. One might even be lucky enough to spot wildlife in the distance.

Our Facilities

A residents-only swimming pool with deck chairs is conveniently located near the tents. The pool overlooks our waterhole and great Swartberg Mountains. To avoid disturbing the wildlife, no swimming is allowed in the waterhole. Fresh drinking water and towels are provided at the swimming pool hut.

The Spa @ Buffelsdrift has 3 permanent therapists of which 2 at a time are onsite that are professionally trained to provide the feeling one gets of being in nature with a relaxing and revitalizing treatment. Choose your preferred massage, treatment or facial and be amazed by the view over the waterhole, sounds of wildlife and relaxing soft music in the background.

Bydand B&B

Bydand B&B 

A warm friendly welcome awaits you at our bed & breakfast where you can unwind in a relaxed atmosphere. Bydand Bed & Breakfast is situated in Addo, near Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in the heart of Elephant and Game country. Our quiet surroundings and breath taking setting make it the ideal break-away for national and international visitors alike. We pride ourselves on personal service to ensure that your stay is a memorable one.

Accommodation is in large, tastefully furnished en-suite double rooms with either twin or queen sized beds. Our 2 en suite family units sleep Mom and Dad and up to 3 children.

Only a few steps away from our accommodation area you will find the cool, sparkling pool. Just the thing to get rid of the heat and dust after a day of spectacular sightseeing.

Bydand is also a working citrus farm. However, guests are free to walk about and explore as they wish. Should you feel like delicious export quality oranges, you are welcome to pick your own when in season.

Come to Bydand and experience traditional South African hospitality at it's very best!

Central Lodge

Central Lodge 

Our modern and stylish hotel in Keetmanshoop offers luxurious accommodation facilities.

We proudly offer our guests a home away from home with personalized service. Comprising 18 spacious double rooms, 2 single rooms, 3 family rooms and 1 self-catering flat consisting of 2 rooms, bathroom, kitchen and lounge.

The child-friendly Central Lodge is ideally located in 5th Avenue in the historical centre of Keetmanshoop, which is referred to as the capital of southern Namibia. The 27 spacious guest rooms with air-conditioning and private bathrooms, a swimming pool and a coffee shop with tourism buro invite you to linger. The fully licensed bar as well as an à la carte restaurant provide meals and free Wi-Fi.

Transport can be arranged from the airport to our lodge.

Clos Malverne Estate

Clos Malverne Estate 

This wine estate in Stellenbosch is your wine tourism destination. Here you can experience handmade wine and great food with a view, get married or have a stunning function. Spoil yourself in beautiful surroundings at the spa and stay over in luxury guestrooms right on the winefarm of Clos Malverne Estate. 

Clos Malverne is truly a family affair. Besides overseeing the entire operation, Seymour and his wife Sophia, have spent enormous time and effort successfully developing international markets for their wine estate. Seymour’s daughter, Belinda Pritchard-Quickelberge, makes sure that Clos Malverne’s visitors are well looked after and pampered at the day spa, also situated on the estate. Even Seymour’s mother has a role to play, if in name only. Auret, the flagship wine of the range, is her maiden name, and Seymour’s middle name. 

Our Wines 

Clos Malverne practices a careful “handmade” style of winemaking, with minimum interference by the winemaking staff, resulting in elegant wines, which are expressive of their terroir. We are one of only a handful of wineries in the world that remain true to the traditional and time-honoured way of using a basket press. Basket pressing is one of the oldest methods of pressing grapes; the Ancient Greeks and Romans developed it, later perfected by the French, basket presses were one of the earliest styles of a mechanical press, and using a basket press means that it is extremely time consuming the results are soft, elegant wines of great complexity. 

Open fermenting cement “kuipe” are also used and their grape-skin caps are punched-down by hand. The cellar can effectively manage the crush and vinification of up to 400 tons of grapes, although the yields from the vineyards are presently producing at 350 tons per annum. Small French and American oak casks are used to mature the premium red wines. 

Vinyards 

Shrouded in the misty veils of the Devon Valley, lies the 27 hectares that is Clos Malverne’s premises. The Devon Valley microclimate is the key to the quality of the grapes grown in this serene environment. Although the valley is shallow it acts as a natural receptacle for the mists that linger around Stellenbosch in the early morning hours of summer. The valley is cooler than surrounding areas, significantly lengthening the ripening season, resulting in grapes of ideal ripeness. 

The vineyards reside on the gentle slopes of the valley to ensure the most favourable exposure to sunshine. Clos Malverne’s vineyards are located on two separate properties in near vicinity of one another, each selected by degree of varietal affinity to the particular soil type. Dwars-in-die-Weg has 11 hectares under vine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot; Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc. All vines are drip irrigated using water from the farm dam. Clos Malverne’s 12 hectares of vineyards, which include plantings of Pinotage, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, also makes use of drip irrigation.

 

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