With a rich history, the hotel epitomises Stellenbosch since its very beginnings when Governor van der Stel camped on the island during his first exploration of the valley of the Eerste River, while the original building – a small two-roomed cottage, was built in 1710.
By the 1960s, that cottage had been changed, modified and significantly rebuilt to become a double-storey student boarding house. The Lutz Trust then reconstructed the building remaining true to the original architectural style, and it became the Eendracht Guest House and now the Eendracht Hotel.
And it is here, in one of the hallmark Cape Country Routesproperties, that guests can immerse themselves in true South African hospitality and comfort. Cape Country Routes is a leading group of owner-operated and managed accommodation and activity establishments – more than 20 privately owned hotels, lodges and guest houses – located on the scenic and historic routes in the Western and Eastern Cape.
All their properties have been carefully selected for their character, charm and romance. They offer the best accommodation and activity options to suit every taste and budget!
It is no wonder, for the past six years Eendracht Hotel has been the recipient of the Trip Advisor’s Travellers Choice Award, and the winner of the 2019 Lilizela Tourism Award for Best Small Hotel in South Africa.
Accommodation at Eendracht Hotel & Apartments
The hotel features 13 comfortable suites and three self-catering units situated in the heart of the oldest part of Stellenbosch.
The three self-catering units are in a 1928 listed house that was restored to its original art deco-style. The warm, tangible atmosphere, as well as good eating and friendship makes Eendracht a very unique and special place to visit.
Standard amenities in the hotel and apartments include TVs with DStv; pillows and blankets; safes for your valuables; hair-dryers; and coffee/tea making facilities.
Facilities at Eendracht Hotel & Apartments
Facilities at Eendracht Hotel & Apartments include free Wi-Fi; laundry services and secure parking for your vehicles.
The hotel also has a Guest Computer in the lounge; mini-bars in all rooms and a wake-up call service.
There is a special wheelchair friendly room for people with reduced mobility and the disabled, equipped with all the necessary services.
Its coffee bar – the Koffieklets, offers a sumptuous breakfast and some traditional South African delights. Sundowners can be enjoyed in the ladies’ bar and the beautiful garden patio has an outdoor splash pool.
Things to do in and around Stellenbosch
It is within walking distance of more than 60 excellent restaurants and coffee shops, museums, art galleries, theatres, soccer, athletic and rugby sports grounds, and it makes an excellent base from which to explore Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, the Whale Route and the beautiful West Coast with its magnificent wild flower displays.
The hotel’s activities partner – Adventure Shop Stellenbosch, also a member of Cape Country Routes, offers tours, adventures, safaris and overland travel. This owner-managed business has been running since 2000 and offers guided bike tours, 4×4 wine tours, guided hikes among other activities as well as a hop-on-hop-off service on the Stellenbosch Wine route called the Vine Hopper. They will gladly assist you with self drive itineraries in South Africa and Namibia.
For those guests that enjoy a spot of golf, the hotel is only 4kms from the Stellenbosch Golf Club.
Reviews from previous Eendracht Hotel & Apartments guests
“Lovely, clean and spacious room and bathroom – well equipped. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location was perfect and in walking distance from shops and restaurants. I will definitely stay here again when I visit,” wrote Mariettegr on their TripAdvisor page.
charma41 added; “A great little hotel in the heart of Stellenbosch. Close to all the restaurants and shops and even the university. Great friendly staff and a wonderful breakfast with continental and/or hot breakfast option. A must stay if you are in the area.”
Eendracht Hotel & Apartments is located at 161 Dorp Street, Town Centre, Stellenbosch. For bookings, call +27 (0) 21 883 8843 or email email@example.com. Alternatively, you can do your bookings online HERE. Here is their location on Google Maps. Also follow them on Facebook HERE.