Vredenburg Manor House – among the best Somerset West accommodation

Vredenburg Manor House

Vredenburg Manor House is a 4-Star guesthouse situated on a 17th century private estate along Winery road, in Somerset West – in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Besides the nostalgia, the owners have endeavored to make this among the best accommodation in the area.

This Cape Dutch style guesthouse offers five spacious rooms and two cottages. Several exquisite amenities and a friendly complement of staff complete the Vredenburg Manor House experience.

As a result, two of the leading booking portals, rated Vredenburg Manor House as the second-best establishment in Somerset West and Stellenbosch.

Accommodation at Vredenburg Manor House

At Vredenburg Manor House, you can choose between five beautifully-styled bedrooms and two elegant fully-furnished cottages. The bedrooms are booked as bed and breakfast only while the cottages offer the option of self-catering.

There is a choice of three Deluxe Double Rooms. These rooms are spacious and come with well-furnished living areas. Two of the Deluxe Double Rooms are situated on the top floor with spectacular mountain and garden views. The ground floor room comes with a private entrance, verandah and overlooks the pool.

Stay in their Classic Room accommodation. There are two rooms available and you will enjoy amazing mountain and/or garden views.

Their Cottage accommodation is equally popular with guests. There are two, open-plan one-bedroom cottages that are stylishly decorated, each with a fully-equipped kitchen, private garden with barbeque facilities, en-suite with bath and shower facilities. The cottages are secure and totally private – situated away from the main house.

You can bring your pets if you are staying in any of the cottages, but this must be done with prior approval of your hosts.

Your hosts have also endeavored to ensure that your stay at Vredenburg Manor House is as comfortable as can be. In-room amenities include TV with DStv, courtesy-bar, a safe, a tea / coffee station with selection of teas and an Espresso machine.

All rooms have King-size extra length beds. Note – all rooms can be split into twin beds. All beds fitted with pure cotton linen (300 thread count).

Each room also offers a modern en-suite bathroom equipped with hairdryer, international razor plugs and exquisite bath amenities.

See their accommodation specials HERE.

Facilities at Vredenburg Manor House

Vredenburg Manor House also offers free Wi-Fi on the entire property including the area at the pool side so you can keep updating those Instagram fans.

It features an exotic garden, watered by borehole and greywater, and an outdoor swimming pool with lots of space to soak up the sun and enjoy a view of the Hottentot’s Holland Mountain Range.

If you are planning a conference in the countryside, you will love their conferencing venue. It has been converted from an original wine cellar on the farm, dating back to the late 17th century. The venue can accommodate thirty delegates boardroom style and eighty delegates cinema style. They also have four breakaway rooms that can cater for up to fifty delegates.

A marquee can be set up for bigger events and they offer a very high standard of snacks and meals with the conferences. Expect hearty meals like Lamb shanks, Rump steaks braaied to perfection or the best curries in the Western Cape.

This spectacular 17th-century estate and its Cape-Dutch styled house is also the best setting for weddings in the Winelands, surrounded by lush green, perfectly manicured gardens and breathtakingly beautiful mountains. Vredenburg Manor House caters for both small and big weddings.

There is a refurbished original rustic barn, which can be transformed into a fabulous air-conditioned dinner hall or a dance floor. You can hire their wedding venue as a full in-house service or get the ‘venue only’.

Reviews from Vredenburg Manor House

“We had room 5 which is on the ground floor with double doors leading out to the terrace. Room very spacious with large bathroom including bath and separate shower. The staff are amazing with nothing to much trouble. Location is perfect for Strand beach, shopping and Wine Estates. It was so good we are going back in 2021,” wrote Glyn C on their TripAdvisor page.

Meander47887697649 added; “Out the top draw from arrival to departure, Friendly but not over the top. Great dinner for guests on the Friday evening – superb. The accommodation was excellent, rooms well appointed and extremely comfortable. Location was great – close to Somerset West and the wine routes.”

“Third visit to this hotel, from U.K. Very well equipped and comfortable bedroom. Excellent service. Enjoyable breakfast served on the terrace overlooking the swimming pool, weather permitting. Public rooms full of interesting features and furniture. Very enjoyable stay, no faults at all to report,” said Michael H.

Vredenburg Manor House is located at Winery Road, Somerset West. For bookings, call +27 21 842 3264 / +27 61 725 9120 or email info@vredenburgmanor.co.za or visit vredenburgmanor.co.za. Alternatively, you can do your bookings online HERE. Here is their location on Google Maps.


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