Grand Dédale is nestled at the foot of Bainskloof Pass in a beautiful long valley. The historic Manor House on Doolhof Wine Estate, dating back to the early 1700s, has recently been restored to its former Cape Dutch elegance and now houses 6 individually designed and appointed en-suite bedrooms, offering 5 star luxuries and service. The six beautiful appointed en-suite rooms are each individually designed in the historic Manor House and one free standing thatched cottage, all reflecting the Cape Dutch elegance of the buildings with 21st century comfort and 5 star luxury. The Cape Winelands are popular for "good food & wine", and at Grand Dédale we strive to live up to this promise and exceed every expectation. Our specialties include wholesome Cape-style dishes with the emphasis on game and seafood, prepared by our local resident chef. All ingredients are fresh and locally sourced ensuring a true African feast with every meal. The vast Estate offers a wide range of outdoor activities such as walking, hiking and mountain biking.
The Grand Dédale is situated in a long valley just below the Bainskloof Pass. Wellington with its rich history and culture is only 5 minutes drive, and the wine routes of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch can all be reached within 30 minutes drive.
Hawequa. this loft is located upstairs of the Manor House under a thatched roof with a walk in closet
Upstairs under a thatched roof, also including a walk in closet. Overlooking the Groenberg mountains and gardens
Lady Anne Barnard, Andrew Bain and Jacques Potier. Located in the Manor house with a Twin basin, bathtub and separate shower. Special features include patio, lounge and dining area.
The freestanding thatched stone cottage (115 sqm) dating back to around 1707 has been lovingly restored and is ideal for honeymoon couples or guests seeking additional privacy. There are two bathrooms downstairs, one with shower and one with a jet bath. The wooden staircase leads to the bedroom upstairs with a king size bed overlooking the paddocks and the Manor House. As it stands a short distance from the main house, the cottage offers a private minibar and satellite TV. A private patio overlooking the horse paddocks & forests completes the experience. The Cottage (Old Wine House) can also be booked as a chapel for wedding ceremonies or as a function venue.
Start your day with a delicious “Cap Classique” breakfast with a range of homemade treats and a mouth-watering selection of cooked dishes. Light lunches and snacks are served throughout the day; picnic baskets or backpacks are available by prior arrangement. In the afternoons we serve a high tea buffet with homemade delicacies. Join us for a sundown aperitif, which is followed by an imaginative three-course table d’hôte menu, prepared by our resident chef. Emphasising game and seafood, all ingredients are locally sourced and prepared in a Cape idiom.
The vast Estate offers a wide range of outdoor activities such as walking, hiking and mountain biking. For a leisurely stroll choose the River Walk, a path of about 2 km winding along the river bank with three pedestrian bridges crisscrossing the river. For the more active hiker, there is a Vineyard Walk which will lead you past all our noble grape varieties and reveals the most beautiful views of all the mountain ranges surrounding us…or why not hike up to the top of Bainskloof Pass from where you can enjoy the most scenic views over the entire Estate? The wild life on the Estate includes small mammals, like buck, porcupine, baboons and even Cape leopards have been spotted.
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