Groot Drakenstein Accommodation at Lekkerwijn Country Guest House Winelands

Lekkerwijn Country Guest House

Guest House / Self Catering / Wedding Venue at Junction of R45 and R310, Groot-Drakenstein near Franschhoek, South Africa. Show on Map

About Lekkerwijn Country Guest House

Lekkerwijn offers a unique and memorable experience for single travelers, couples, families or groups - an historic Cape Dutch Homestead with magnificent gardens with swimming pool set in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Individual rooms can be booked, or the whole house can be booked by one party, wanting a private Cape Dutch homestead in the winelands.

We offer traditional warm Cape hospitality that caters for those in need of a tranquil break and for the modern traveler. Lekkerwijn has seven bedrooms in the Homestead and one self catering cottage and can sleep up to 16. We have 4 stars from the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.

We also welcome families - where the parents can sample the local wineries and restaurants whilst their children are being well cared for in the Homestead by our professionally trained nanny. We have a family of miniature animals for petting - A miniature Transkei pig, rabbits, dwarf goats.

Homestead Accommodation (Bed & Breakfast)

Downstairs Bedrooms:
Camelia: In the original master bedroom, this beautifully appointed room with walk-in closet and luxurious en-suite bathroom and shower resounds with the simple luxury of polished wood and fine linen.

York: In a spacious room off the internal courtyard, twin beds face out over a tranquil garden. This traditional room has with brass beds, beautiful blue and white wash stand tiles antique furniture and a modern en-suite with bath and shower.

Upstairs bedroom wing
Up the main staircase in the airy lobby is the upstairs bedroom wing that was added by Herbert Baker in 1907. Filled with paintings and drawings by the Pickstone family, this former children’s wing offers commanding views of the parkland and the valley.

Old Nursery (twin beds): The former Nursery looks over the valley towards Franschhoek. The stylishly renovated en-suite bath and shower room has the best vantage point of Lekkerwijn’s graceful oak-lined driveway. The large twin beds can be pushed together, depending on the preference of guests staying.

Peacock Suite: This comprises of a double bedded room and a bedroom with bunk beds. These bedrooms share the recently renovated bathroom between them and look across the flower garden and vineyards below towards the Drakenstein mountain range. Guests only share the bathroom if they are in the same party. This unit is ideal for a couple using the double room or a family with children.

Owl Corner: The north end of the upstairs bedroom wing has a door allowing a private area consisting of a double bedded room, a single bedroom and a small bathroom with shower.

The Coach House (Self Catering)

This delightful self-catering cottage is part of the farm’s outbuildings. While offering a relaxed, more self-determined environment the Coach House retains the simple elegance that embodies the Main House. The Coach House cottage’s large double bed and day bed, sleep up to three persons. The cottage has a kitchenette and dining area, as well as relaxing sitting room area with TV.

GArden Room (Self Catering or B&B)

A recently converted historic outbuilding with ensuite shower room, living area and its own private garden.


Breakfast is served in the magnificent dining room, full of Cape Dutch antiques, or can served in the internal courtyard with garden if you prefer. There are many private spaces for guests to enjoy, including two sitting rooms, one with baby-grand piano and early Cape paintings and a more relaxed TV lounge.


Lekkerwijn offers the bride, bridegroom and their guests a unique and intimate environment for such a special day. A Lekkerwijn wedding is an unforgettable event - the rich history, vibrant colours and the tranquil setting blend beautifully to provide a truly stunning and memorable experience. The majestic mountains provide a breathtaking background to any wedding picture.

For brides wanting to prepare for the day - the Wedding Suite offers an ideal venue - with its mirrored dressing room - for brides and bridesmaids to prepare. Lekkerwijn provides strawberries, champagne and sandwiches to sustain you before the big event.

For brides and bridegrooms the Wedding Suite provides a wonderful place to spend their honeymoon. For wedding guests, Lekkerwijn has 8 bedrooms - allowing you to recover and relax after the celebrations.

St Georges Anglican Church is 1km away and Simondium’s NG Church 4km away from Lekkerwijn. Couples getting married can have their wedding photos taken after the wedding in Lekkerwijn’s grounds, while their guests are served Champagne and canapés. The party can then move on to its final reception venue in French style, or the reception can take place at Lekkerwijn.

Lekkerwijn can host a range of weddings from small intimate weddings of up to 100 guests in the manor house courtyard, to larger weddings in marquees in the grounds. The homestead, tall palm trees, gardens and mountains provide a spectacular setting for any wedding. We will design a wedding reception to your preference, be it classic, rustic, modern or another style and to suite your budget.

Activities and Attractions

Lekkerwijn is ideally situated for visits to the abundance of wineries in the Franschhoek Valley - Boschendal, Allee Bleu and Solms Delta are all within walking distance. We are well positioned for easy access to the historically interesting towns of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl. We can offer you a chauffeur service to wherever you want to go - restaurants, wine tasting, site-seeing, shopping or something more energetic like horse riding, hiking or golf.

Perhaps you have a special occasion in mind - a wedding, an anniversary or a children’s party. Whatever you want to celebrate, we will work with you to create a truly unforgettable experience in Lekkerwijn’s intimate environment. We look forward to welcoming you to Lekkerwijn, where you can capture the heart of the Franschhoek Valley.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Hi fi
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Video player
  • Wheelchair Friendly

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Roof deck
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Secretarial services
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Swimming pool


  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Exhibition space
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Parking
  • Secretarial services
  • Team building facilities
  • Wheelchair friendly

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.8525
Longitude: 18.966901110444443

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 45km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

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

Listed on
November 2010 - 1 Review

Travellers' Reviews

Overall, it was a very good experience at Lekkerwijn. The house is truly a museum of 18th and 19th century furniture, craftsmanship and Dutch cape style...

Dean Salpini, Fairfax Travellers' Rating

Very Good

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  • American Express

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