Lanzerac

Stellenbosch, Winelands

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The hotel

Seemingly lost in the vineyards and foothills of Jonkershoek Valley, this hideaway is wrapped in hypnotically beautiful scenery – but is just five minutes from the historic town of Stellenbosch. Since the first vines were planted more than 300 years ago, Lanzerac Hotel & Spa has become a haven for oenophiles. And its legacy lives on, with its ancient oak trees, historic wine collection, original design features, and time-honoured viticulture techniques still used on this working wine farm. You can drink in vineyard views from your elegant room, which opens onto the estate’s gardens. And you can drink in the world-famous Lanzerac wines in the tasting room, after a tour of the bottle-lined wine cellar. On the off-chance you fancy a break from the wine, you can indulge in spa treatments or relax in the gardens with a picnic from the gourmet deli.

Amenities

  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

Located in the Jonkershoek Valley, just outside Stellenbosch. Transfer time from Cape Town Airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

53 en-suite rooms and suites. All indidviually decorated with antiques and have air-conditioning, underfloor heating, TV, Nespresso coffee machine, mini-bar* and safe. Most rooms have patios and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Classic Rooms offer countryside views.

Luxury Rooms combine old brick walls with contemporary style and offer countryside views.

Suites are also available.

Lanzerac Deli, Manor Kitchen (breakfast and dinner) and Taphuis Bar (pub-style menu). Craven Lounge (tapas menu and cigars). 3 swimming pools. Spa*. Gym. Onsite wine estate and tasting room. Complimentary WiFi access. Picnic baskets available*. Cellar tours. 24-hour room service*.

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (747)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Brilliant end to our honeymoon

Aug 17, 2022 Gabriel C London, United Kingdom

My husband and I recently spent 3 nights at Lanzerac as the final leg of our Honeymoon. It was the perfect way to end our journey, which had been extremely full of activities and busy things as it was a chance to slow down and relax in the luxurious room, beautiful spa and delicious dining options. This isn't to say there aren't things to do… Read more
My husband and I recently spent 3 nights at Lanzerac as the final leg of our Honeymoon. It was the perfect way to end our journey, which had been extremely full of activities and busy things as it was a chance to slow down and relax in the luxurious room, beautiful spa and delicious dining options. This isn't to say there aren't things to do actively there - hikes are available and the grounds are ripe for exploring, but we preferred to enjoy the more sedate-natured wine tastings and cellar tour. Every member of staff was a fountain of knowledge for wines. Genuine knowledge, not just reading from a script, they engaged in full conversations and showed real passion. We particularly enjoyed the chocolate and wine pairing and the seven course meal we attended. Despite the gastronomic sophistication on show, the waiter and somellier were warm and friendly (such experiences can be intimidating otherwise.) Special shout out goes to the two waitresses we had during the breakfasts, Mona and Reney. Both were smiley, charming and really made us feel valued. It was a pleasure to see them both in the mornings (and later), and lovely they didn't judge us as we drank more than a few glasses of sparkling wine at 10am. Mona was the last person we properly spoke to on our trip and her friendly demeanor was a lovely way to say goodbye to South Africa. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Luxury stay in awesome location

Aug 15, 2022 490sharon

This is a fantastic hotel for a real treat. Excellent service in a beautiful location. The rooms are large and luxurious, the food is excellent, and there are plenty of things to do in the surrounding area.
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Aug 9, 2022 deanlee1972 Bedfordview, South Africa

Superb hotel nestled in the heart of Stellenbosch. Luxurious rooms, excellent service, a real 6 star treat. Our family of four spent one night at Lanzerac and also enjoyed the sites of Stellenbosch, which are in close proximity. Definitely one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at.
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Aug 1, 2022 JojoMid Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom

Unfortunately we only had one night here but thoroughly enjoyed it.The room was stunning with a complimentary mini bar, the staff were attentive, the restaurant was fabulous, the location to die for and we will definitely visit again one day.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous stay

Jul 22, 2022 amvAberdeen Aberdeen, United Kingdom

If you’re looking for a bit of luxury, then this is the place for you. Beautiful comfortable room, friendly and attentive staff and a superb location with lovely hill views but very close to Stellenbosch. We enjoyed lunch and dinner in the Taphuis as well as main dining room. Breakfast was all served to the table starting with a continental… Read more
If you’re looking for a bit of luxury, then this is the place for you. Beautiful comfortable room, friendly and attentive staff and a superb location with lovely hill views but very close to Stellenbosch. We enjoyed lunch and dinner in the Taphuis as well as main dining room. Breakfast was all served to the table starting with a continental platter then wide choice of cooked dishes. Spa and gym are very well equipped. Complimentary wine tasting is definitely worth it. Read less