About Alba House
Alba House Guest House is a luxury 4 Star Bed and Breakfast in Paarl, in the centre of the Cape Winelands, Western Cape. Paarl is 30 minutes drive from Cape Town and 40 minutes to the Cape Town International Airport.
The guest house is situated in a quiet, elevated residential area, with sweeping views over the Winelands, on the outskirts of town, close to the N1 towards Cape Town. Paarl boasts the longest Main Road in Africa, great valley surrounded by mountain ranges with river Berg supplying water to the surrounding wine farms. The Main Road is lined by old oak trees providing pleasant shade on hot summer days. Enjoy the street caffes, restaurants, bars, galleries, gift shops in this beautiful green town, with vines growing along the road.
Come and enjoy beautiful mountain views, crystal clean air, mature, well maintained garden full of colour. Very large salt water swimming pool with fresh water solar shower, sun loungers and shady sun umbrellas. Guest lounge with stunning views.
Rooms are light and airy, furnished to a very high standard. En-suite bathroom, ceiling fans, air conditioning, large king size bed or 2 single beds to create twin room. Satellite TV, free WiFi internet connection, wall safe, stocked bar fridge, tea tray, hair dryer, fresh flowers in the rooms, guest gowns, toiletries and towels supplied.
• Private garden entrances to all rooms and own patio seating
• Guest lounge with stunning view
• Safe parking on premises
• Car hire
• Airport shuttle / transfers arranged
• Fax and email facilities, free Wi-Fi
• Complimentary refreshments on arrival
• Laundry services on the premises
• Solar heated hot water
• Close to restaurants, wine farms and shopping
Breakfast and Dining
Full South African breakfast is served in the dining room or outside on the terrace. Fresh tea / coffee, fruit juices, fresh fruit salad, yoghurt and cereals to start with, followed by a choice of bacon and eggs (fresh from the farm), or a variety of omelettes, fresh fruit and cheeses. Home made preserves. Special diets catered for. Fresh muffins baked every day.
Paarl has a large choice of excellent restaurants. All within easy reach of Alba House. From the famous Grande Roche 5 Star formal gourmet dining to steak houses and farm venues. Booking in advance is essential in the high season. Franschhoek and Stellenbosch can be visited to enjoy their excellent restaurants.
Activities and Attractions
Wine tasting is on the list of most visitors to Paarl as a must. There are fantastic venues here that should not be missed. You can walk to several wineries from Alba House. Guided tours and day tours offered at the largest Wine farm on the Wine Route KWV and the famous Nederburg. Visit close by Fairview, Seidelberg, Simonsvlei, Rupert & Rothchild, Boland, and some of the smaller farms, that make excellent boutique wines.
South Africa boasts some of the finest golf courses in the world. Paarl Golf Course (Boschenmeer) - 27 holes is set along the Berg River, surrounded by splendid views of Paarl's mountain ranges. It is one of the top rated golf courses in the Western Cape and is within 5 minutes drive of the Alba House. Discount on golf rates for our clients at Paarl Golf Course, if golf is booked via Alba House.
Other nearby courses include
Pearl Valley 10 minutes drive; Stellenbosch 20 minutes drive; De Zalze 25 minutes drive; Erinvale 40 minutes drive, Devonvale 15 minutes drive, Wellington 10 minutes drive and all the Cape Town courses. We can book golf for you at all these courses.
Bird watching area in Paarl is recommended by many enthusiasts as a superb site. Many return again to visit. Ten minutes drive from the house.
Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve
Walking, driving and and hiking in Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve starts just above the house and continues throughout town and surrounding mountains. Wonderful views to be enjoyed from the walk to the 2nd largest granite rocks in the world.
Val de Vie Polo Estate and Restaurant
Val de Vie offers two of the finest, most luxurious grounds in the country, completed to Hurlingham International Championship standards. Both grounds are boarded and have ample seating for spectators, either on the informal terraces, ideal for casual picnic or at the Polo Pavilion where players and spectators can mingle, enjoy an easy lunch, aperitif or savour victory whilst sampling some of the estate’s fine wines.
A unique chance to experience exotic and domestic species fly around you as you visit this farm. Ten minutes drive from Alba House.