Franschhoek Accommodation Bellingham Homestead Self-cater Groot Drakenstein
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About Bellingham Homestead

Situated in the heart of the picturesque Winelands, Bellingham Homestead is a National Monument owned by the Podlashuk Bellinchamp National Heritage Foundation Trust, a charitable organisation. Left as a gift to the nation by Bernard and Fredagh Podlashuk who bought Bellingham in 1943 and where the famous Bellingham Wines were born.

If you’re looking for relaxing accommodation in the Cape Winelands, 11kms from Franschhoek, Bellingham offers you a very private getaway surrounded by mountains, set in picturesque manicured gardens.


The Accommodation Units at Bellingham Homestead are furnished in an antique style and they all have a basic self-catering facility.

The Original Guest Suite (Sleeps 2 Adults)
Has a King size bed, dressing room and en-suite bathroom. It has a kitchenette and dining area. The sitting room opens onto an enclosed patio which has access to the garden and swimming pool.

The Four Poster Suite (Sleeps 2)
Has a Queen size four poster bed, kitchenette and en-suite bathroom. This suite has a patio with a magnificent view across the garden and of the Worcester Mountains.

Lara’s Cottage (Sleeps 2 Adults and 1 Child)
Lara’s Cottage is a very comfortable modern one bedroom unit with a kitchenette and sitting room. Lara’s has its own patio area with a view over the rose garden and access to the swimming pool. Sleeps up to three guests.

Garden Cottage (Sleeps 4)
Garden Cottage is a two bedroom, two bathroom cottage. The main bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and both rooms have twin beds. This historical cottage has an open plan sitting room, dinning area and kitchen which form the cottage hub. Off the second bedroom is a patio with magnificent views across the garden, as well as, access to the swimming pool and gardens.

Additional Facilities

Relax at the swimming pool or take a leisurely walk around the 5˝ ha of gardens and become part of the legacy here, surrounded by vineyards.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

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Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Garden Cottage

A spacious, historical Building at Bellingham, 2 bedrooms (Twin beds) 2 bathrooms (main en-suite). Open-plan Living area i.e. sitting room, dining area and kitchenette. Outdoor Patio. Fireplace in Sitting room and Main-bedroom

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Original Guest Suite

1 bedroom (King-Size bed) with an en-suite dressing room.; One bathroom en-suite. Open-plan dining area/kitchenette. ; Sleeper Couch (with full size mattress) in Lounge, for 2 children/teens or one Adult. Surcharge of R250.00 p/n for use of Sleeper Couch.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Zoe's Cottage

Zoe's Cottage is a light, bright and spacious, 1 bedroom Cottage.; En-suite bathroom also has access to the Living area.; Living Area is open-plan onto the Kitchenette. ; Air-conditioned and has a Fireplace in the Lounge.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Four Poster Suite

Step back in time in Four Poster Suite is dominated by the magnificent 17th Century, Antique, Queen-size, Four Poster bed. Kitchenette. Bathroom with shower and sunken bath. ; This Suite has a patio with magnificent views.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

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Need to Know

Response timeBellingham Homestead typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Cape Town International - 60km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since August 2016

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