Grapevines have been flourishing here since the early 18th century, which gives the entire area the much coveted reputation of producing some of the best red wines in the world. The Devon Valley district is no exception. Grapes have been grown on this property since the 1960’s, and forms part of the Sylvan Vineyard we see today. Nothing compares to sipping a big and bold glass of red, while overlooking the very slopes where your wine was produced. Colored in hues of red and vibrant orange, views of the vineyards offer a treat in itself.
There are 50 tastefully decorated en-suite rooms, some with private terraces. Private stargazing from the comfort of your room is a perfect way to end the day in the unspoiled countryside.
The food at the Devon Valley Hotel is all about bold and unique flavors, without being complicated and pretentious, unlike many other fine dining establishments. The menu changes every month to accommodate seasonal produce, but you can expect taste combinations like veal topped with black forest ham, and bitter chocolate tart accompanied with marmalade ice cream.
If you fancy a cozy night in front of the fireplace, there is the classical Cedarwood Bar & Lounge where you can sip on single malt whiskeys. This cozy corner opens up to Vineyard Terrace, where you will typically enjoy a lazy lunch with views over the valley and mountains in the distance.
Because of the prime location in the Winelands, guest can not only explore the grounds extensively, but also the surrounding areas, celebrated of course for its wine making. But it’s not all historical towns and wine tasting sessions. The nearest beach is easily accessible and only 20 kilometers away. The bikini beach of Gordons Bay is another short drive five kilometres further. You will not run out of places to explore and sights to see.
The 50 rooms distinctly reflect the colonial feel that is unique to the region, but with a contemporary twist. All the rooms offer views of the mountains, vineyards or olive groves.
All rooms feature;
- En-suite bathrooms
- Personal safe
- Satellite televisions
- Tea and coffee stations
- Direct dial telephones
- Disabled access on the ground floor units. These rooms open up into the courtyard, with views of the vineyards and olive groves.
The Vineyard Rooms are housed in two separate buildings with views over the Helderberg Mountains and valleys below. Some of these units have inter-leading rooms that can accommodate larger families.
There are four luxury rooms that lead to a private courtyard with a Jacuzzi and pool. The rooms also additionally feature a fireplace.
These suites overlook the vineyards and are spacious with a larger bathroom featuring a shower and free standing Victorian bath.
The family suite offers an additional room for children, and opens up to a beautiful lavender courtyard, complete with a water fountain.
Think of this as the honeymoon suite, with all the trimmings that would be expected of a romantic getaway.
- Free internet access
- Laundry services
- Room service
- Baby sitters
- Medical assistance
- Airport transfers (Subcharge)
- Day tours on request
- Daily newspapers
- Six conference venues
- Team building events
- Two swimming pools
- Bar / Lounge
Golfing In the Winelands
Golfing enthusiasts will find Devon Valley their ideal base, as it is close to some great golf courses such as de Zalze, Pearl Valley, Erinvale and Stellenbosch Golf Club.
Children are welcome in the hotel, and children under the ages of 12 will stay free of charge in one extra bed. Only one extra bed is permitted per room.
Devon Valley is a 25 minute drive from Cape Town International Airport. It is advisable however, to rent a car, since you’ll want to explore the area at leisure.