The stately Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa near Cape Town is an impressive sight: The ancient manor buildings are set beautifully against the dramatic background of the Hottentot Holland Mountain Range.
Built in the late 18th century, the manor was constructed in the typical Dutch-Cape design. Sweeping, well-kept gardens enhance the elegant flair and underpin the great attention to detail which is apparent in every aspect.
These days, several of the rooms are accommodated in the ancient estate’s
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stables which were among the first buildings to be erected. The current hotel owners still hold documents which proof they were constructed as early as in 1790. History becomes tangible at Erinvale.
Not far from Somerset West, the trip out to the enchanting estate takes approximately 30 minutes. The discerning guests are truly pampered at the Erinvale Hotel. Not only is the excellent service legendary but also the superb cuisine.
At the lovingly redecorated Manor House you dine not only in a truly inspiring ambience but also on the most delicious delicacies prepared from fresh ingredients only. For this purpose, the Erinvale Estate features its own herb and vegetable patch.
The Blaskets Bar & Restaurant has a beautiful terrace. Protected from the sun by ancient oaks and with a view of the lush gardens, it is a charming place, perfect for enjoying a drink or light lunch.
The Irish pub Skelligs is a lot more down to earth and the right place to go to for a few pints of Guinness and a yarn with the other guests.
A sumptuous breakfast is served every morning in the elegant Shannon Room – a good start into the day – which will conclude in the Barrow Room over a delicious dinner next to the open fireplace.
The Erinvale Estate Hotel & Spa easily holds its position in the gracious wine producing area where many wineries also offer first-class accommodation. A strategic decision of the hotel management, the Erinvale is positioned as a four star hotel even though the service, the amenities and the superb cuisine would definitely merit a fifth star.
So much the better for you … because consequently the prices are noticeably below those of luxury-level competitors. Have we sparked your interest, yet?
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