Lanzerac Wine Estate

A beautiful hotel set in a working vineyard.

wine display

Personal Impression

An elegant hotel, the history of the buildings and winery adds to the hotel's charm. The grounds have a lot of character and the hotel is spread out giving it a feeling of space and luxury. The public rooms are inviting and comfortable. This a beautiful area of South Africa and this is among the best places to stay while visiting the wine country.

wide view of main entrace

Hotel Location

The Lanzerac Manor Winery is located on a private working wine estate surrounded by the dramatic Helderberg mountains. The hotel is situated in the centre of the South African wine areas of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek and Somerset West, and about 40 minutes from Cape Town.

Accommodations

Click here for Lanzerac web page with details of the rooms available.The hotel's rooms, restaurants, bars, lounges and facilities are all located in the estate’s 300 year old Manor House and out-buildings, amidst award-winning landscaped gardens featuring huge trees, some over 160 years old. The hotel has 48 rooms of varying sizes with two large Presidential Suites. All the room are spacious, nice furnishings and excellent bathrooms. There are many unique touches here, such as monogrammed sheets.

Spacious Bathrooms monogrammed sheets Presidential Suite
Spacious Bathrooms | The Monogram Touch | Presidential Suite

Dining, Wines and Public Areas

The attention to detail is also evident in the dining venues and public rooms. Of course, wine is a major player in the menus as you are staying on a vineyard. The bars and lounges have wonderful architectural details and there is a something to look at in every direction. The hotel makes the most of their spectacular grounds with a great cigar bar surrounded by lush gardens and tables and chairs. The hotel features multiple dining areas with the formal restaurant being The Governors Hall featuring such delicacies as Four Hour Lamb, Norwegian Salmon, Crepes Suzette and Creme Brulee.

courtyard and cigar house rustic bar beautiful landscaped grounds
The Courtyard | Rustic Bar | Beautiful Grounds

Internet Access

Available for guests use along with business services.

Summary

This is a gracious and elegant hotel set in mature grounds with huge trees and flowers. Lots of space between buildings and everything feels peaceful. The rooms are spacious, wonderful bathrooms and attention to detail is evident in every aspect of this hotel. I would recommend staying here without hesitation. A great place to enjoy while you savor the delights of the wine country.

Lanzerac Wine Estate

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