Book a stay at the charming Welgelegen Manor and take advantage of the peaceful surrounds.
This authentic Sir Herbert Baker manor house is now a five-star hotel and one of the few to retain a timeless sense of elegance and charm. Waited on hand and foot, and partaking in the genteel pursuits on offer, you’ll feel like a lady of the manor.
In its eight two-sleeper en-suites, teak bedsteads, marble floors and gleaming brass finishes bear testament to the craftsmanship of a bygone era. But this doesn’t mean a forfeit of contemporary hotel luxury – every modern amenity from climate control to mini-bar fridges and complimentary Wi-Fi has been included for your comfort and pleasure.
What’s in store
A stay at the manor embodies fine living – de-stress with a full-body massage at the on-site spa, sip on a mimosa from the bar while lounging poolside, and if you’re up for a little more activity, challenge your friends or partner to a game of lawn tennis or croquet.
The rose and terrace gardens are immaculately maintained and you’ll find many a pretty spot to spread your blanket for a picnic (packed by the manor’s resident chefs, with tasty nibbles, like cream cheese and salmon vol-au-vents, in your basket), or for a bit of quiet time with a good book.
Dinner time at Welgelegen is a fine dining experience reminiscent of its over 100-year old heritage, with three course meals paired with vintage wines.
Much-requested favourites include roasted onion and tomato soup, tender lamb shank, and palate-pleasing desserts, such as three-way chocolate tart with Devonshire ice-cream and chef Bongani Mabjaia’s signature dish tiramisu.
On summer evenings, revel in the warm weather with dinner served in the leafy courtyard.