Lanzerac Hotel & Spa
Steeped in history dating back to 1692 and nestled in the foothills of the idyllic Jonkershoek Valley of Stellenbosch, the 326 year old Lanzerac Wine Estate is synonymous with old-world charm and rich Cape heritage. A mere five minutes from the historic town of Stellenbosch, the Estate boasts dramatic mountain ranges, endless rows of lush vineyards and acres of award-winning landscaped gardens shaded by giant Oak trees. As you enter the Lanzerac Wine Estate through its majestic Oak-lined driveway, you can almost feel time slow down and history settle around you. And now, thanks to an extensive refurbishment, the elegant Estate can lay claim to the best of both worlds – contemporary, sophisticated facilities, coupled with rich, Cape heritage. From the magnificent Manor House, to the manicured gardens, rolling vineyards and the dramatic mountain backdrop, the Estate is the perfect setting for the many activities and facilities on offer. The fifty-three lavish en-suite bedrooms and suites offer the very best of South Africa hospitality, with grand and well-appointed spaces offering amenities to impress discerning travelers. Set on a working…..
wine farm, you are spoilt with easy access to the cellar and wine tasting center where you can embark on a sensory experience with innovative wine and chocolate pairings. Or unwind and rejuvenate at the Lanzerac Spa, a sought-after wellness retreat and relaxation hideaway. Relax the senses and let the harmony and tranquility of this majestic valley gently restore body, mind and soul.
Known equally through the years for award-winning wines and acclaimed restaurants, Lanzerac has established itself as one of Stellenbosch’s top gourmet destinations.
At the Manor Kitchen, you can indulge in an opulent buffet breakfast or treat yourself to classical dinner dishes reimagined with contemporary influences and comprised of the very best local, seasonal ingredients. Diners will get a glimpse of the creativity that goes into preparing these appetizing meals through the large-scale windows that look in on the kitchen’s operations. With craftsmanship and artistry, the chefs bring imaginative concepts into tangible forms, marrying the perfect balance of unique flavors and textures.
Indulge in the heart of the Cape Winelands with the very best in fresh and artisan produce. Tucked amidst vineyards and giant Oaks, the Lanzerac Deli is the perfect gourmet retreat for diners in search of home-made delights and sweet culinary creations. Packed with artisanal produce, the Deli offers a wide selection of breads, pastries, gourmet sandwiches, and cheese and charcuterie platters, all of which can be enjoyed in a cozy indoor setting or outdoors on the terrace.
The succession of ownership through the eras has layered the Estate’s rich history, and present day Lanzerac honors the rich and vast legacy by telling the stories of its past. Created during the Rawdon era, the Taphuis is one such space which represents so many guest memories. The treacle brown bar has been welcoming thirsty travelers since the 1960’s, and although damaged in the 2017 fire, it has undergone extensive repairs to retain its original feel, with some of the elements that were salvaged from the flames being reused alongside new additions. The Taphuis’ country-inspired décor theme is rich in texture with rough stone walls, brick floors and exposed wooden ceilings. This gastro pub-style restaurant offers sharing plates and light meals in a relaxed environment overflowing with beautiful country charm. The menu boasts homegrown food sourced from local farmers and suppliers, prepared with creativity and originality by the resident team of chefs. Dining options are either indoors set against an impressive handcrafted bar and large roaring fireplace, or outdoors on the shady terrace complete with garden views.
Enjoy a relaxed evening in the Craven Lounge, boasting an extensive selection of the finest local and international spirits, a carefully curated wine list, and a wide range of craft beers. Your specialized bar tender and mixologist will regale you with interesting tales as to the origin of this impression drink collection. The Tapas menu creates a relaxed and informal dining environment, where you choose between the varieties of appetizers on offer. Complete with roaring fire place, the welcoming interior of the lounge offers comfortable seating, plush rugs and an adornment of interesting memorabilia on the walls.