Lanzerac Manor & Winery

Stellenbosch, Winelands

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

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

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

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Lanzerac

Nov 9, 2020 BK304 Cape Town Central, South Africa

A weekend away could not be more perfect. Fantastic staff. Attention to detail visible throughout the grounds and rooms. The spa and facilities was a real treat. Make sure to make use of the wine tasting voucher and breakfast at the Deli. I will definitely be back.
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Nov 9, 2020 Razzypop Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Lanzerac is a beautiful estate. It is one of the reasons we chose it as the venue for my sister's birthday afternoon tea. While we were welcomed and treated wonderfully, the tea itself was unfortunately disappointingly average. On a beautiful Spring afternoon, tea was held indoors. The wonderful Boland surroundings - which has the power to elevate… Read more
Lanzerac is a beautiful estate. It is one of the reasons we chose it as the venue for my sister's birthday afternoon tea. While we were welcomed and treated wonderfully, the tea itself was unfortunately disappointingly average. On a beautiful Spring afternoon, tea was held indoors. The wonderful Boland surroundings - which has the power to elevate a piece of dry toast to haute cuisine - entirely lost. The indoor venue itself had not even a flower in sight. Bare tables. No crisp white tablecloths. No neat, crisp table setting. Afternoon teas after all, are meant to be pampered and gorgeous - even before your first sip of a cuppa. Talking of teas, the selection was so very, very frugal. A box was brought around from which one could select TWG sachets. We could choose from Moroccan mint, Breakfast, Camomile, Earl Grey and one other I think. No Lapsong Suchong. No Japanese Sencha. In short, nothing beyond the ordinary. The cups were not warmed. The wooden sugar server was sprinkled with sugar from a previous use and a wipe with a serviette to clean it came up black. The menu itself was ok. The desserts far outshone the savoury. This could be because we had reserved halal. And we assume that to accomodate this reservation request, at least 70% of the savoury menu ended up being smoked salmon. It was uninventive for a 5 star establishment with a renowned kitchen. Everthing, save for two tartlets, was served on bread rolls which, while they may have been fresh, were hard and dry and certainly would not have received a Paul Hollywood handshake. The savoury profiteroles were dry and clumpy. Overall, it's not that the afternoon was incredibly bad, it's just that it wasn't incredibly good either. It lacked refinement. It lacked the finesse one expects of an indulgent, graceful afternoon tea saying oohs and ahhs at the presentation and substance of the service as a whole. Our table was piled with used plates at one end and was only removed once we had requested for it to be done so. Afternoon tea is something we really enjoy and look forward to whenever we have the opportunity to do so. Sadly, Lanzerac's needs substantial polish to truly match its five star status and the beauty of surroundings. Its such a pity. We were looking forward to it all week. Read less
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Nov 9, 2020 estellev01

Best stay ever in Stellenbosch, situated central and easy to visit winelands from this location. Service and food, only one word to describe this - excelllent. Cannot wait for our next visit or Lanzerac.
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Oct 29, 2020 127brianv Greater Johannesburg, South Africa

We have stayed at the hotel a few times and really love it. we will definitely be back again soon. The rooms, food, service and facilities are of a high standard. The location in Stellenbosch is very central and convenient when staying in the winelands.
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Oct 29, 2020 andriesb577 Durbanville, South Africa

Great stay at one of the Winelands best hotels according to me. Great service by all of the staff, we had a memorable dinner at the Taphuis and the breakfast at The Deli was just what I needed for the day ahead.