Sante Hotel, Resort & Spa

Cape Town, South Africa | The Winelands

Personal Impression

An incredible property. This hotel is part of a residential community surrounded by vineyards, mountains and spectacular scenery. The hotel is new and very modern but with a style and charm that instantly makes one want to stay forever. The spa is truly unique. I have visited many spas in my time but this is without a doubt the most spectacular spa I have ever seen. The second I walked in the door I knew this was something special.

wide angle property view

Location of the Hotel

From Cape Town, it takes about 45 minutes by car to get to the Sante Hotel. The setting in the vineyards is delightful and over looking the mountains is spectacular. This area is full of vineyards, little ponds and is lush, green and quiet. The hotel is situated on a 160 hectare working wine estate.

Accommodations

There are different types of rooms in the complex. Manor rooms are in the main building and feature huge rooms with circular bathtubs behind the bedroom. Manor rooms would be my choice I loved these rooms. Spa rooms are in small cottages with four rooms per cottage. Very spacious and featuring walkways around herb gardens and ponds they have a wonderful feel. Vineyard Villas are the ultimate in luxury for four couples or families traveling together. Four separate bathrooms, huge living area with big fireplace, full kitchen with all appliances. A home away from home. All have every convenience, air conditioning, heated floors, TV, DVD, mini bars all the luxuries one would expect. Beautiful large outdoor swimming pool is right off the main hotel.

bedroom bathroom

Internet Access

The hotel has a guest computer and offers internet access.

Dining and Wines

This property has a delightful dining room overlooking the spectacular scenery. The luxury restaurant offers a true gourmand's feast as the chef incorporates products of this fruitful valley into all meals, adding a unique local flavor. The wine list is large with all of the finest cellars in this world famous wine region. As the hotel is also all about health, the hotel offers special special dietary choices. These include the Detox Cleansing Diet, Weight Loss Diet or the Healthy Gourmet option. The Wellness Restaurant specializes in "à la Carte" health cuisine with a South African slant, while the Health Bar serves lighter meals in a casual al fresco setting. Light meals may also be enjoyed on the Hotel Pool Deck, as well as the Living Room.

Spa Spa Spa

This is the most incredible spa I have ever seen. Numerous treatment rooms all with different fragrances. Every therapy you have heard of and then many many more. This is must be one of the top rated spas in the world and you feel tranquil the minute you step into the long marble hallway that leads to the spa. Many of the facilities are available to the guests including a state of the art indoor swimming pool where you can swim against the current, steam and sauna rooms, sun decks etc. There is a special treatment offered called vinotherapy that is exclusive to Sante Wellness Center. This is a spa that must be seen to be appreciated. I was impressed and I am not a spa type person.

spa plunge pool bicycles

Summary

A beautiful new contemporary style hotel in a peaceful vineyard setting offering top quality accommodations at a reasonable price. The spa is a treat for those who wish to relax and have therapy treatments. The area offers all the attractions of the wine country and would be a wonof the wine country and would be a wonderful place to stay for a few days while checking out the wineries and small towns in the Wine Valley. I am determined to spend more time here.

Website: Sante Hotel Resort and Spa

AFRICA