About Life & Leisure Guesthouse
In 1720 the wagon road winding through the valley to the Jonkershoek Mountains was called 'De Wagenweg naar Jonkershoek'. During the 1800’s the thoroughfare was known as 'Jonkershoekweg' until it was renamed after Jan van Riebeeck, the founder of Cape Town, in 1906. Today, more than 100 years later, the historical route is still called van Riebeeck Street and is home to the Life & Leisure Guesthouse.
The property was originally part of Aan’t Molenwater whose owner Margaret De Wet, briefed renowned Cape Town architects, Parker and Forsyth, to build a house on the original tennis court area in 1937. During the recent restoration activities that were strictly monitored by the Stellenbosch Historical Aesthetics Committee, visible layers of strata showing the remains of the tennis court could be seen in some places.
Stellenbosch is one of the most important historical towns in South Africa hence the care with which such a valuable property located in the heart of the historical centre of town, is handled. The Aesthetics Committee has continuously emphasized the importance of the property, considering not only its noteworthy architecture, but also its exceptional location.
Life & Leisure Guesthouse was bought by Margie Potgieter and Marthinus Brink who appreciated the significance of estate and, together with the help of architect Ernest Harper, renovated the building before opening it as a guesthouse in 2005.
Life & Leisure Guesthouse is an art deco dream with purist luxury style: renowned for its sleek design and elegant functionality it's no wonder that one in five guests stay for longer than four weeks. Practical details are discretely integrated into each room's design where luxury space is the main feature, meeting the needs of both business and leisure travellers.
The Life & Leisure Guesthouse offer six luxury en-suite rooms equipped with:
• Off street parking
• Satellite television
• Communal lounge
• Communal swimming pool
• Electronic safe
• Daily servicing
Breakfast and internet is available at an additional cost.
The trendy art deco guesthouse is known for its stylish allure. Parallel to its inventive vision is Life & Leisure's distinctive design which signifies our guesthouse. Every detail, from carefully selected pieces of furniture to luxury, handpicked linen, is a reflection of the passion instilled into the making of this establishment.
This dedication to excellence spills over in our pursuit of the perfect guest experience. Our team is always on standby to attend to every guest’s need and extra’s like cleaning, laundry, airport transfer, car rent and sight-seeing tours can easily be arranged. Whether you are an individual on business or with a group on holiday, we will make sure that your stay with us is a memorable one!