Lanzerac Hotel and Spa

The iconic Lanzerac Hotel and Spa is one of the region’s grandest examples of Cape Dutch architecture, constructed in 1692.

Situated within a spectacular valley in charming Stellenbosch, the iconic Lanzerac Hotel and Spa is one of the region’s grandest examples of Cape Dutch architecture, constructed in 1692. The world’s first bottled Pinotage came from this venerated estate, and today, the property is one of the Cape Winelands’ most distinguished luxury boutique hotels.

There are 48 lavish guestrooms nestled behind the Lanzerac Hotel’s handsome historical facade. Some open out onto secluded gardens whilst all are generously sized, with comfortable living spaces stylishly decorated with period antiques. For special occasions, consider a plush Junior Suite or the Royal Pool Suite, which boasts its own private swimming pool. Memorable activities such as hot air ballooning or cycling trips can be arranged by helpful staff.

Don’t miss a meal at the onsite restaurant, which offers cuisine shaped by the diverse cultures of this historic region. You’ll also have the opportunity to sample premium wines and chocolates in the beautifully appointed Tasting Room. An adjoining award-winning deli supplies guests and locals alike with fresh bread, pastries, homemade jams, cheese boards and picnic hampers – ideally enjoyed overlooking the surrounding vineyards.

Location

How to get to Lanzerac Hotel and Spa

The pretty town of Stellenbosch is located approximately 1 hour east of Cape Town by road. The Lanzerac Hotel and Spa is located southeast of town on Lanzerac Road.  

Activities at Lanzerac Hotel and Spa

  • Wine tours
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Cycle tours

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Lanzerac Hotel and Spa Highlights

  • A handsome boutique hotel situated on a heritage estate
  • Famous for producing the world’s first bottled Pinotage
  • History dating back to 1692
  • An elegant tasting room for relaxed wine tasting
  • Lavish accommodation and sumptuous Cape Winelands cuisine

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South Africa Overview

Why travel to South Africa? 
Described as “a world in one country” South Africa is more than just a safari destination. The wildlife of Kruger and the many private reserves throughout the country are complemented by South Africa’s fascinating history and diverse cultures, the beautiful coastline and majestic landscapes of the Cape. 

 When is the best time to view animals in South Africa?
Gameviewing is best during the dry season (May-Oct); however the summer months are good for general touring and sightseeing. 

What is the culture of South Africa? 
There are many different cultures including Zulu, Swazi, Xhosa, Indian, Cape Malay and European. As a result, there are many unique culinary dishes as well as distinct music and dance. Elegant Cape Dutch architecture is also a highlight of South Africa’s cape. 

What is the climate in South Africa? 
The inland plateau has a temperate climate (17°-30°C), whilst the coast is subtropical and more humid (22°-30°C). The seasons are the same as Australia, however most of the rain falls in summer. Winters are dry and sunny, but nights can be very cold. The Western Cape is the exception, with a “Mediterranean” climate – cool, wet winters and warm dry summers (17°-24°C). 

What can I combine South Africa with?
South Africa is easily combined with neighbouring Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia or the nearby tropical island of Mauritius. Johannesburg is a very popular gateway to most of southern and eastern Africa.  

How to get to South Africa?
Many major airlines including South African Airways, Qantas, Etihad, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Qatar, Singapore Airways and British Airways fly into Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport. There are also many regional and domestic carriers that service local cities such as Cape Town and the Kruger National Park area. 

US – South African Airways fly’s directly to east coast cities including New York and Washington. Delta Airlines is another option to consider flying directly to Johannesburg from Atlanta.  

UK / Europe – There are direct flights to OR Tambo International Airport with South African Airways from London-Heathrow, Frankfurt and Munich. Major European Airlines flying directly into Johannesburg include British Airways, Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss International Airlines.  

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