Knorhoek Country Guesthouse in Stellenbosch

Knorhoek Country Guesthouse

Guest House / Self Catering / Wedding Venue at Knorhoek Farm, Knorhoek Road, off R44, Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

About Knorhoek Country Guesthouse

Situated under ancient oaks, flanked by vineyards and the Simonsberg Mountain, the guest house offers the unique combination of modern comfort and old-world charm. We offer eight tastefully decorated en suite bedrooms with crisp white linen and all the required amenities. Patio rooms have a private stoep facing the lawn and garden and Loft rooms a balcony with a superb mountain view. There are also two luxury cottages for those who wish to stay for longer periods.

The Van Niekerk family, fourth generation owners, invite you to enjoy breakfasts al fresco, vineyard walks, tennis, bird watching, bass fishing (own tackle) winter log fires and have owls lull you to sleep after exploring the Winelands and Cape Peninsula. Also, during the harvest, you are welcome to visit the wine cellar at the end of the garden and experience the sounds, tastes and aromas of award-winning wines in the making.


Patio rooms:
The patio rooms are all at ground level, facing a lawn and garden, catching the last rays of sunshine before sunset. Each has a separate entrance and stoep with table and chairs. Two of the rooms can be made up with a King-size double bed or with twin beds. One room has standard double bed only and the fourth room, twin beds only. Each has an en suite bathroom with shower - towels, soap, shampoo, hand cream supplied. Coffee and tea-trays provided, free standing antique cupboards and dressing table and chair make up the furnishing of each room. The thick walls and tile floors make these rooms cool in summer and under floor heating warms them in winter.

Loft (Attic) bedrooms:
The spacious, tastefully furnished rooms upstairs have a balcony with spectacular view of the mountain and vineyards. Guests can request the beds to be made up twin or king-size double. There are extra single beds for a third adult or children. Rooms are equipped with white cotton percale bed linen, hot water bottles in winter, a hairdryer, all required amenities, shower, Victorian bath and TV with satellite bouquet. Towels, soap, shampoo and hand creams are supplied. Coffee and tea trays provided. One of the loft bedrooms doubles as the Honeymoon suite. All loft bedrooms are air conditioned.

The Family suite:
Ideal for a couple who would like a large comfortable one bed roomed apartment or a family with two children (or four friends). The ceilings are typically attic (slanted wood). The bedroom is furnished with a Queen-size double bed, large sleeper couch, built-in cupboards and a charming old-fashioned dressing table. An interesting feature is an antique bath in the corner of the bedroom. The kitchenette is fully equipped with microwave oven, fridge, washing-up basin, small stove and the usual utensils, crockery and cutlery etc. A coffee and tea tray is supplied. The lounge / dining room has an old oak table and chairs, lounge furniture, television with satellite bouquet and two single beds. There is a separate bathroom with shower and all required amenities. The suite is air conditioned.

The Lavender and Rose cottages are semi-detached - the building is the original farmhouse, date of construction unknown. The walls are almost 1m thick and charmingly crooked in places. Restoration and redecoration of this building challenged the parties concerned and resulted in unique and interesting features in the cottages.

Situated 80m from the Guesthouse with a private entrance, garage and a garden shared with Rose Cottage. The cottage has a private patio with furniture, lounging chairs, private barbeque, fully equipped kitchen including washing machine. There is a beautifully decorated, spacious lounge with dining room table and television. The two bedrooms (both ensuite), has two 3/4 beds and the other with twin beds. A coffee and tea tray is provided as is linen and amenities.

Situated 80m from guest house with an under-cover garage and a garden shared with Lavender Cottage, Rose Cottage has a private patio with table and chairs, two loungers and a private barbeque. The cottage has a large lounge with sleeper couch, television and a fully equipped open-plan kitchenette. There is a dining room with table and chairs as well as a separate bedroom with double bed, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower over bath and under floor heating.

Children are most welcome at Knorhoek. There is a playground at the pool area where they can play under parents’ supervision. Camping cots are supplied free of charge.


Towerbosch Restaurant is the enchanting, magical venue with eclectic fairytale décor and sumptuous meals, ideal for a dream wedding or memorable function. On Saturdays (if no function) and Sundays a traditional South African ASADO style braai is served, ideal for the carnivores and families with children.


Knorhoek Wines boasts several local and international awards for Estate wines and blends. Cultivars harvested on the farm are Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz. Wine tasting is enjoyed at leisure under the watchful eyes of the resident owls and private cellar tours with the wine maker by appointment.


Lunches are served at Towerbosch Restaurant from Wednesdays to Sundays (if no functions). Scrumptious traditional evening meals are served from a set menu at the guesthouse from Mondays to Fridays.


Knorhoek is ideally situated: historic Stellenbosch (10 minutes), airport (40 minutes) beaches (30 minues), Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain and Waterfront (50 minutes), Hermanus whale watching (80 minutes).


The ten top courses within 30 minutes drive from us. We are all golfers and have played most of the courses in the Western Cape. We shall advise you and book tee-times with pleasure.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Underfloor heating

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Smoking: none indoors


  • Bar
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Dance floor
  • Decorating
  • Gazebo
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Parking
  • Stage
  • Standard conf. equipment

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Tour assistance


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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.879391666
Longitude: 18.87180555488889

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 50km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h30

Exceptions to check-out times may be arranged, please enquire.

Listed on
July 2013 - 3 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

Enjoyed our stay very much with three adults and 2 children. Very picturesque farm setting - large rooms with great shower facilities. The staff was also...

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