About Palmiet Valley Estate
This exclusive country lodge has a history dating back to 1692, the time when the original European settlers and wine growers arrived in the Cape. The 96 acre estate is host to exotic fruit trees and endless vines of noble white grape varieties, such as Chardonnay, Chenin blanc, and Sauvignon blanc.
The homestead is built in the attractive and characteristic Cape Dutch style with accommodation in the two main buildings. With attention to detail Palmiet Valley Estate offers its guests the charm and ambiance of a bygone age. The extensive landscaped garden area is surrounded by ancient oak trees, providing privacy and tranquility for the perfect holiday.
Guests are invited to take a stroll through the estate passing rows of elegant vines extending to the mountains. The secluded pool area provides the opportunity to cool off or relax in the sunshine on a hot day and pockets of shade are plentiful for relaxing under the trees.
The thirteen rooms and suites have been painstakingly furnished, with the careful use of valuable antiques in the style of the 1800's. Each room has an individual colour scheme and character with a luxury en-suite bathroom. Each room or suite is fitted with the convenience of an own patio, a CD player, safe and hair dryer. Luxury rooms are additionally equipped with air conditioning or climate control and mini bars. A complimentary carafe of vintage port and a selection of fresh fruit welcomes the guests on arrival.
A 140 sqm (large-delete) suite on two floors equipped with the finest art deco furniture. The downstairs lounge area has a fireplace, fully stocked bar fridge, tea and coffee tray, hairdryer, antique safe, Satellite TV and DVD player with a CD collection and a separate dining area. The upstairs bedroom has a four poster king size bed, a smaller lounge area, air conditioner and a luxurious bathroom with a shower and bath.
Romantic suite in the historic Manor House furnished with the finest antiques. The suite consists of a large en suite bedroom with a four poster queen size bed and a separate lounge area with a DVD unit and CD collection, antique safe, tea and coffee tray, hairdryer and air conditioner.
The cottages are ideal for families and consist of an air conditioned master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, a separate lounge area with a double sized sleeper couch and a small kitchenette (not fully self catering). The cottages also comprise of an antique safe, tea and coffee tray, hairdryer and DVD unit with CD collection. Each cottage has a private terrace/garden.
Contemporary large suite with a king size bed and a luxurious en-suite bathroom (with shower only). DVD unit and CD collection, antique safe, tea and coffee tray, hairdryer, minibar and air conditioner.
Six Standard Rooms
Large en-suite bedroom with either a queen size bed or twin beds. All the standard rooms have a CD player with a CD collection, tea and coffee tray, hairdryer, antique safe and either air conditioner or a ceiling fan.
Two Junior Rooms
Small en-suite bedroom with a double bed. The junior rooms have a CD player with a CD collection, tea and coffee tray, hairdryer, safe and a ceiling fan and are ideal for a single person.
Our restaurant is for the exclusive use of in-house guests. Our resident chef creates a new 3 course dinner menu daily, using the finest and freshest local ingredients. Breakfast includes fresh baked muffins, scones and bread with guava preserves from our own orchards, followed by our gourmet hot breakfast. Weather dependent, meals are served outside, under the canopy of the ancient oak and jacaranda trees, or on the terrace overlooking the aromatic herb garden. Alternatively it can be offered in the historical dining room.
Nestled at the foot of the Drakenstein mountain range in the Cape's scenic wine growing region, access is approximately 60 km from Cape Town International Airport and Cape Town city centre. Paarl is the nearest town being just five minutes away by car. Alternatively follow the wine route to visit Franschoek or Stellenbosch. The stunning peninsula beaches are a mere 30 km drive away.