South African Hotels

Grand Dedale Country House

Address
Doolhof Wine Estate
Wellington 7654
Cape Winelands
Western Cape
South Africa
Rating
Hotel Type
Spa, Leisure
R2550.00SINGLE RATE
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The luxurious Grand Dédale Country House which nestles on the Doolhof Wine Estate close to Wellington at the foot of the Bainskloof Pass offers its guests exclusive accommodation in a lovely rural setting. Facilities and activities on offer are a swimming pool, a spa room, hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, a River Walk and a Vineyard Walk on the Estate, while fishing, canyoning and other leisure sports, including golf played on world class golf courses, are a short drive away.

Accommodation

Accommodation consists of six magnificently chosen and separately designed suites are situated in the historic Manor House along with one free standing thatched cottage, which all reflect the Cape Dutch elegance with 21st - century comfort and 5* luxury. The interiors have been carefully chosen to suit the style, with a subtle use of technology. These rooms are very spacious and well equipped with the finest materials, linen and amenities giving an instant homely feel.

Guest room Amenities and Services:

  • Fresh flowers & fruit basket
  • Air-conditioning & heating
  • Underfloor heating in the bathroom
  • Heated towel rails
  • Twin basin
  • Shower & bath
  • Hairdryer
  • High quality 720 g towels
  • Luxurious velour bathrobes
  • Luxury amenities
  • 300 thread count percale linen
  • Imported, allergy free down duvets and pillows and fine fiber pillows
  • Tea & Coffee facility
  • Electronic safe
  • Wireless internet connection
  • I-pod docking station including radio and alarm clock
  • Remote telephone for internal and external calls

Wining and Dining

Guests are invited to start their day with a sumptuous "Cap Classique" breakfast with a range of homemade treats such as freshly squeezed juices, homemade jams, exotic fruit slices and fruit salads, as well as freshly baked bread, rolls, muffins and croissants, homemade muesli, healthy cereals and yogurts. In addition, this luxurious country retreat offers a mouth-watering selection of cooked dishes. Light lunches and snacks are served throughout the day.

There are many beautiful picnic spots on the estate and the surrounding areas. Visitors are encouraged to pack their blanket, a good book and one of the delicious picnic baskets. For the active hiker or mountain biker, the country house also provides picnic backpacks which can be filled with carbohydrate-packed snacks. In the afternoons, guests are served a high tea buffet with freshly baked delicacies.

Sunsets in the Winelands are magical, leaving the mountains dipped in shades of orange and purple. Sunset is celebrated with sundown pre-dinner drinks on the veranda or by the swimming pool. On cooler evenings, the estate serves the aperitif in the library in front of the fireplace. This is followed by a four - course table d’hôte menu.  Emphasizing game and seafood, all ingredients are locally sourced and prepared in a Cape idiom.

Facilities and Services

  • Library
  • Tea lounges with fireplace
  • TV lounge with international channels
  • Dining room
  • Large veranda overlooking the valley
  • Al fresco dining
  • Two self-service residents’ bar fridges
  • Outdoor kitchen with gourmet braai facilities
  • 15 x 3 - metre salt water pool & loungers
  • Spa room offering various beauty, wellness and non-surgical rejuvenating treatments
  • Extensive landscaped gardens
  • Wireless internet connection
  • On-site laundry service
  • Valet parking
  • Concierge services
  • Airport transfers

The Location: Doolhof Wine Estate

Roughly 41 of the farm’s 381 hectares are under vine. Soils, growing conditions and microclimates vary considerably across this large expanse which reaches up into Bain’s Kloof, and each grape varietal is faithfully wedded to its ideal terroir. Two white varietals, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, are grown, with a substantial number of reds, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot, Pinotage and Shiraz. The white varietals are planted on the eastern slopes of the Groenberg, which allow the grapes cooler days and less direct sunlight. The late sunrise and early sunset also allows for a longer ripening process, enhancing the elegance of the award winning wines.

The gorge in which Doolhof lies is sacred with unique and varied areas. The microclimates, growing conditions and soil types make it ideal for growing wine grapes. The Estate lies nestled between Bain’s Kloof and the Groenberg Mountain Range. The result is that soils are finer, more balanced and deeper than in the surrounding countryside with clay content evenly distributed. A combination of Malmesbury shale, homogenous Glenrosa and Clovelly soils ensure that the roots are able to descend to four meters or beyond.

While Doolhof has more than sufficient irrigation, natural water preservation is also very good, without any sign of permanent wetness. While the shape and exposure (topography) of the various parts of the Doolhof Estate allow for several distinct microclimates, generally, Doolhof will experience cooler winters and moderate summers compared with the Wellington norm.

Surrounding Area

Set in a beautiful long valley, the hotel is set on 380 hectares of vineyard, forest and fynbos and is surrounded by three dramatic mountain ranges. “Doolhof” is the Afrikaans word for the labyrinth and was given to the Estate by the early settlers in 1709, due to the many hills and vales which allowed only one way in and out. Grand Dédale translates into “Great Labyrinth”.

The dreamy country road leading into the estate provides guests with an incredible view of the mountain scenery, vineyards and mysterious forests. The gates with the great “D” lead past manicured horse paddocks and rows of white roses, revealing the beauty and elegance of the Estate. At this property, tranquility and privacy are guaranteed.

The Cape Town City Center and Cape Town International are a mere 40 minutes drive away, whereas the sunny golden beaches of the Cape Peninsula, the whales of False Bay as well as the Cape West Coast National Park are within an hour's reach.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobe
  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated towel rails
  • Heater in Room
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Safe
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Underfloor Heating

Restaurants

Dining

Specialties at the House include wholesome Cape-style dishes with the emphasis on game and seafood, prepared by the local resident chef. All ingredients are fresh and locally sourced ensuring a truly African feast with every meal.

Breakfast

Guests are invited to start their day with a sumptuous "Cap Classique" breakfast with a range of homemade treats such as freshly squeezed juices, homemade jams, exotic fruit slices and fruit salads, as well as freshly baked breads, rolls, muffins and croissants, healthy cereals and yogurts. In addition, this luxurious country retreat offers a mouth-watering selection of cooked dishes.

Lunches

Light lunches and snacks are served throughout the day.

Picnics

There are many beautiful picnic spots on the Estate and the surrounding areas. Visitors are encouraged to pack their blanket, a good book and one of the delicious picnic baskets. For the active hiker or mountain biker the country house also provides picnic backpacks  which can be filled with carbohydrate-packed snacks.

High tea

In the afternoons guests are served a high tea buffet with freshly baked delicacies.

Dinner

Sunsets in the Winelands are magical, leaving the mountains dipped in shades of orange and purple. At Grand Dédale, sunset is celebrated with sundown pre-dinner drinks on the veranda or by the swimming pool. On cooler evenings, the estate serves the aperitif in the library in front of the fireplace. This is followed by a four course table d’hôte menu. Emphasizing game and seafood, all ingredients are locally sourced and prepared in a Cape idiom.

The Spa

The Grand Dedale Country House features a spa room offering various beauty, wellness and non-surgical rejuvenating treatments.

Nearby attractions
  • Wellington wine farms
  • Paarl wine farms
  • Franschhoek wine farms
  • Stellenbosch wine farms
  • Tulbagh
  • Ceres
  • Riebeek Kasteel
  • Robertson
  • Citrusdal 
  • Darling
Wine tasting: Doolhof Wine Estate

Roughly 41 of the farm’s 381 hectares are under vine. Soils, growing conditions and microclimates vary considerably across this large expanse which reaches up into Bain’s Kloof, and each grape varietal is faithfully wedded to its ideal terroir. Two white varietals, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, are grown, with a substantial number of reds, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot, Pinotage and Shiraz. The white varietals are planted on the eastern slopes of the Groenberg, which allow the grapes cooler days and less direct sunlight. The late sunrise and early sunset also allows for a longer ripening process, enhancing the elegance of the award winning wines.

The gorge in which Doolhof lies is sacred with unique and varied areas. The microclimates, growing conditions and soil types make it ideal for growing wine grapes. The Estate lies nestled between Bain’s Kloof and the Groenberg Mountain Range. The result is that soils are finer, more balanced and deeper than in the surrounding countryside with clay content evenly distributed. A combination of Malmesbury shale, homogenous Glenrosa and Clovelly soils ensure that the roots are able to descend to four meters or beyond.

While Doolhof has more than sufficient irrigation, natural water preservation is also very good, without any sign of permanent wetness. While the shape and exposure (topography) of the various parts of the Doolhof Estate allow for several distinct microclimates, generally, Doolhof will experience cooler winters and moderate summers compared with the Wellington norm.

Swimming

Guests have access to the 15 x 3 meter salt water swimming pool and enjoy a tranquil afternoon on one of the sun loungers. The swimming pool deck enjoys sun throughout the day. With its 15 meter length and a large “Champagne” step, the swimming pool at the Grand Dedale Country House has been designed not only to serve the keen swimmer but also the laid-back guest looking to cool off with a glass of wine in hand.

Spa treatments

The Grand Dedale Country House features a spa room offering various beauty, wellness and non-surgical rejuvenating treatments. On request a professional therapist is available to perform a wide range of stress relieving and invigorating spa treatments, either in the treatment room by the pool or in the privacy of the guest room. 

Walking

Set in a beautiful long valley, the exclusive Grand Dédale Country Estate is set on 380 hectares of vineyard, forest and fynbos and is surrounded by three dramatic mountain ranges. The estate's extensive, landscaped gardens are ideal for walking and jogging where nature can be enjoyed.

The large Estate offers a wide range of outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, mountain biking and horse riding. For a leisurely stroll guests may choose the River Walk, a path of about 2 km winding along the river bank with three pedestrian bridges crisscrossing the river.

  • Bar
  • Barbeque & braai area
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Nearby golf course
  • Outdoor patio
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • WIFI
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Massage treatments
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms

Luxury Loft

# Rooms:
1

Hawequa - Luxury loft living (1 room in the Manor House)    

  • Size: 32 sqm     
  • Bed configuration: King-size/twin bed
  • Bathroom: Twin basin, bathtub with shower overhead
  • Special features:Upstairs under thatched roof
  • Views: Hawequa mountains and gardens                                               

Luxury Loft Living amenities:

  • Fresh flowers & fruit basket
  • Air-conditioning & heating
  • Under floor heating in the bathroom
  • Heated towel rails
  • Twin basin
  • Shower & bath
  • Hairdryer
  • High quality 720 g towels
  • Luxurious velour bathrobes
  • Luxury amenities
  • 300 thread count percale linen
  • Imported, allergy free down duvets and pillows and fine fiber pillows
  • Tea & Coffee facility
  • Electronic safe
  • Wireless internet connection
  • I-pod docking station including radio and alarm clock
  • Remote telephone for internal and external calls
Single Room R2260
Double Room R3010

Superior Loft

# Rooms:
2

Hawequa - Luxury loft living (1 room in the Manor House)     

  • Size:32 sqm     
  • Bed configuration: King-size/twin bed
  • Bathroom: Twin basin, bathtub with shower overhead
  • Special features: Upstairs under thatched roof
  • Views: Hawequa mountains and gardens

Groenberg - Superior loft living (2 rooms in the Manor House)    

  • Size: 50 sqm     
  • Bed configuration: Extra length king-size/twin bed
  • Bathroom:Twin basin, bathtub with shower overhead
  • Special features: Upstairs under thatched roof, walk-in dressing room
  • Views: Groenberg mountains and gardens

Superior Loft Living amenities:

  • Fresh flowers & fruit basket
  • Air-conditioning & heating
  • Under floor heating in the bathroom
  • Heated towel rails
  • Twin basin
  • Shower & bath
  • Hairdryer
  • High quality 720 g towels
  • Luxurious velour bathrobes
  • Luxury amenities
  • 300 thread count percale linen
  • Imported, allergy free down duvets and pillows and fine fiber pillows
  • Tea & Coffee facility
  • Electronic safe
  • Wireless internet connection
  • I-pod docking station including radio and alarm clock
  • Remote telephone for internal and external calls
Single Room R2520
Double Room R3360

Elegant Suite

# Rooms:
3

Lady Anne Barnard - Elegant living (3 suites in the Manor House)    

  • Size: 63 sqm
  • Bed configuration: Extra length king-size/twin bed
  • Bathroom: Twin basin, bathtub and separate shower
  • Special features: Patio, lounge and dining area
  • Views:Bainskloof Pass and gardens

Andrew Bain - Elegant living (3 suites in the Manor House)   

  • Size: 52 sqm     
  • Bed configuration: Extra length king-size/twin bed
  • Bathroom: Twin basin, bathtub and separate shower
  • Special features:Private atrium, lounge and dining area
  • Views: Bainskloof Pass and flower garden

Jacques Potier - Elegant living (3 suites in the Manor House)    

  • Size: 60 sqm     
  • Bed configuration:Extra length king-size/twin bed
  • Bathroom: Twin basin, bathtub and separate shower
  • Special features: Patio, lounge and dining area
  • Views: Groenberg mountains, gardens and forest          

Elegant Living amenities:

  • Fresh flowers & fruit basket
  • Air-conditioning & heating
  • Under floor heating in the bathroom
  • Heated towel rails
  • Twin basin
  • Shower & bath
  • Hairdryer
  • High quality 720 g towels
  • Luxurious velour bathrobes
  • Luxury amenities
  • 300 thread count percale linen
  • Imported, allergy free down duvets and pillows and fine fiber pillows
  • Tea & Coffee facility
  • Electronic safe
  • Wireless internet connection
  • I-pod docking station including radio and alarm clock
  • Remote telephone for internal and external calls
Single Room R3090
Double Room R4120

Romantic Cottage

# Rooms:
1

Romantic living (Cottage)    

  • Size: 115 sqm     
  • Bed configuration: King-size bed
  • Bathroom: Twin basin, jet bath and separate shower
  • Special features: Private veranda, thatched roof, minibar, satellite TV
  • Views: Groenberg mountains, paddocks and forest      

Cottage amenities:

  • Fresh flowers & fruit basket
  • Air-conditioning & heating
  • Under floor heating in the bathroom
  • Heated towel rails
  • Twin basin
  • Shower & bath
  • Hairdryer
  • High quality 720 g towels
  • Luxurious velour bathrobes
  • Luxury amenities
  • 300 thread count percale linen
  • Imported, allergy free down duvets and pillows and fine fibre pillows
  • Tea & Coffee facility
  • Electronic safe
  • Wireless internet connection
  • I-pod docking station including radio and alarm clock
  • Remote telephone for internal and external calls
Single Room R3840
Double Room R5130

Grand Living - House rental ( 7 rooms )

# Rooms:
1

The House Rental includes the Manor House and the Cottage:

Luxury loft living: 1 room in the Manor House    

  • Hawequa       

Superior loft living: 2 rooms in the Manor House

  • Limietberg     
  • Groenberg           

Elegant living: 3 suites in the Manor House     

  • Lady Anne Barnard     
  • Andrew Bain     
  • Jacques Potier     

Romantic living (Cottage)

Single Room R23140
Double Room R23140

Grand Dedale Country House Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Stay for three nights at the Grand Dedale Country Lodge and only pay for two nights. Enjoy one free night. This offer is valid May - October excluding long weekends.

Included in the rate:

  • Full South African breakfast
  • Complimentary afternoon snack buffet
  • Self service soft drinks, beers, house wines and local spirits from the resident bar
  • Tea & coffee  
  • Wireless internet access
  • Personalized concierge service

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Only valid for a stay of 3 nights or longer
  • Valid May October 2016 & May - October 2017 excluding long weekends
  • Subject to availability
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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -33.626378

Longitude: 19.082940

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Memberships

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