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Le Pommier Wine Estate - Country Lodge

Le Pommier Wine Estate
Helshoogte Pass
Banhoek Valley
Western Cape
South Africa
Hotel Type

Le Pommier is a quiet country getaway in the scenic Helshoogte Pass region near Stellenbosch known for its breathtaking views. With a past arising from its time as an apple orchard, this wine estate in the Cape Winelands of South Africa successfully balances a rich history with an excellent escape for guests.

A great selection of exciting activities is available to visitors. Situated only a six-minute drive outside of Stellenbosch and 15 minutes from Paarl and Franschhoek, this country retreat can be reached from the Cape Town International Airport in about 35 minutes by road transfer to Le Pommier Country Lodge.

Guests are welcome to experience the comfort of the Winelands with a stay at one of the rooms or suites - both offering the utmost support. Spacious and well appointed, the accommodation at the Le Pommier Hotel promises a great retreat. Visitors may choose from a total of twelve rooms, made up of six Suites and six Country Rooms, each of which provides full en-suite bathrooms as well as free WIFI.

Other available amenities included a lounge area with TV and selected DSTV Bouquet, tea and coffee making facilities, verandas, laundry services, swimming pool, as well as on-site security. The Suites are additionally equipped with gas fireplaces, air conditioners and a public deck area from which spectacular Banhoek views can be admired.

Facilities and Services

  • 12 en-suite bedrooms
  • 1 Family Self-Catering Unit
  • 1 Couples Self-Catering Unit
  • 2 Self Catering Units
  • Daily laundry service
  • satellite television
  • Picnic baskets on request
  • Private guest pool with breathtaking views
  • Restaurant
  • Free WiFi.


The Le Pommier Wine Estate venue also lends itself to successful meetings, formal events and functions delivered with precision. Host your business workshops, training sessions or a short course at this wine farm in Stellenbosch and benefit from the beautiful surrounds. Both full and half day conference packages are available for delegates.

Nearby attractions

  • Drakenstein Lion Park (Paarl) – 15 km
  • The Toy & Miniature Museum (Stellenbosch) – 5km
  • Burgerhuis Museum (Stellenbosch) – 5km
  • Butterfly World (Paarl/Wellington) – 20km
  • Limietberg Nature Reserve (Paarl) – 15km
  • Huguenot Chocolate Factory (Franschhoek) – 15km
  • African Craft Market, open daily from 9h00 - 17h00 (Stellenbosch) – 5km.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • Bar Fridges in Room
  • Bathrobe
  • Beverage Maker in Room
  • DVD player
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated towel rails
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Internet Access
  • Mini bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Underfloor Heating


Zorgvliet Restaurant

French Huguenots with traditional South African twist is what one can find on the menu at Le Pommier Restaurant. A homely dining experience with ample servings, this dining venue in the Cape Winelands delights the taste buds of the whole family. Guests can enjoy relaxing breakfasts, leisurely lunches and intimate dinners.

Zorgvliet Picnic

The picnic area at the Hotel is a piece of heaven fallen from the sky where visitors can be lost in their dreams, inhale the fresh air of the Banhoek Valley and bask in the warm sunshine. Guests are welcome to bring a blanket and pick their spot under the shade of the Oak Trees and let the greenery of the Zorgvliet picnic area envelope them.

Wine tasting

Zorgvliet Wine Accolades

Zorgvliet Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2009: double gold medal

Zorgvliet Richelle 2005

Winemaker's choice award 2009
Awards: Diamond Award

Zorgvliet Petit Verdot 2007

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2009: silver medal

Zorgvliet Shiraz 2004

John Platter 2007 rating of 3 stars

Silver Myn Merlot / Cabernet Franc 2006

Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2009: gold medal


The Hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool to its guests.

  • Wine Cellar tours
  • Wine tasting
  • Vineyard walks
  • Dining at the iconic Herenhuis Restaurant
  • Vineyard picnics
  • Mountain braais (barbeques)
  • Vineyard Spa experiences

Conference Venues at Banhoek Lodge at Le Pommier Wine Estate

The Oak Room Venue

This Room provides the perfect alternative for private parties, office functions, end-of-year bashes or product launches.  This H-shaped venue can accommodate between 70 and 140 people depending on the type of function and seating.

Petit Verdot Conference Venue

The Petit Verdot Meeting Room is ideal for small conferences and business meetings. It leads to an exquisite lawn area with awe-inspiring views of the surrounding vineyards and mountains. This conference and meeting venue at Banhoek Lodge can accommodate up to 15 delegates depending on the seating arrangements.

Executive Boardroom with Breakaway Room

U – Shape: 15 pax

  • Art gallery
  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Conference venue
  • Nearby golf course
  • Outdoor patio
  • Parking
  • Private guest library/ lounge
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wine cellar

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
  • Internet access in rooms
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity in all rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Laundry services
  • Luxury transfer service within a 20km/12 mile radius
  • Massage treatments
  • Wake-up call
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms

Country Room 4

Country Room 1

Country Room 2

Country Room 3

Country Room 5

Country Room 6

Room features:

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Fireplace
  • Private balcony
  • Safes

Le Pommier Suite 1

Le Pommier Suite 2

Le Pommier Suite 3

Le Pommier Suite 4

Le Pommier Suite 5

Le Pommier Suite 6

1 Bedroom Self-catering Unit

2 Bedroom Self-catering Unit

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Super place if you need a breakaway: we had delicous meals including the one at Le Pommier Restaurant, the rooms are stylish and very comfortable and we spoilt ourselves with some spa treatments.

Jacqueline Small, Cape Town / South Africa









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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -33.913041

Longitude: 18.936212


Directions from the Cape Town city centre, the V&A Waterfront and Northern Suburbs:

Take the N1 and take Stellenbosch offramp (R304), just after the N1 Garage.
Follow road approx. 15 km into Stellenbosch.
Turn left onto R44 (at Adam Tas & Bird Street traffic lights).
Turn right at next set of traffic lights - onto Helshoogte Road, (R310).
You will have a Tennantville sign on a wall on the left hand side.
Follow road and continue across next set of traffic lights (Helshoogte Road & Cluver Street) - you are now on the Helshoogte Pass.
Continue 6km, past Delaire (right) and Tokara (left).
The Estate is on the left side, as the pass starts to descend.

Directions from the Southern Suburbs and the Cape Town International Airport:

Take the N2, and take Stellenbosch (R310)/Baden Powell offramp.
Follow road, past Spier Wine Estate until T - Junction.
Turn right towards Stellenbosch and follow road pass SFW.
Continue past Stellenbosch Station. Stay in left lane.
Keep left at fork and at 2nd traffic lights (Merriman Street), turn right.
Continue up Merriman Street until traffic circle.
Turn left at circle into Cluver Road.
Continue to second set of traffic lights and turn right onto Helshoogte Pass.
Continue 6km, past Delaire (right) and Tokara (left).
The Estate is on the left side, as the pass starts to descend.

Directions from Somerset West/Strand area:

Take R44, (Strand Road) past Lord Charles Hotel towards Stellenbosch.
Keep going, past Strand Street & Dorp Street intersection and turn right into Merriman Lane (3rd set of traffic lights from above intersection).
Continue up Merriman Street untill traffic circle.
Turn left at circle into Cluver Road.
Continue to second set of traffic lights and turn right onto Helshoogte Pass.
Continue 6km, past Delaire (right) and Tokara (left).
The estate is on the left side, as the pass starts to descend.

Car Rental

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star


  • Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • WAHASA Wedding & Honeymoon Association of South Africa

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