Visitors to Hazendal estate in the Stellenbosch wine lands have yet another reason to linger a while longer, with the long-awaited opening of The Homestead, a luxurious exclusive-use 5- bedroom Cape Dutch home set in the heart of this historic Cape farm.

Hazendal is one of the oldest estates in the South African wine lands and was originally granted in 1699 to Christoffel Hazenwinkel. The Homestead was built nearly a century later in 1790, the date is still inscribed on the eye-catching rococo-style gable.

An extensive restoration and renovation process has seen this landmark example of vernacular Cape Dutch architecture sensitively rejuvenated – and reimagined – as a gracious Cape Dutch Farmstead offering an intimate yet elegant private home for discerning visitors who wish to escape to the Cape wine lands.

The Homestead features five en-suite luxury bedrooms, each named for one of the visionary families that have owned the estate over the past 320 years. The sumptuous suites – spread across two floors – feature inspiring interior décor subtly blending contemporary luxury with historical flourishes. The Homestead is decorated with a remarkable collection of art, collectibles and antique furniture, with an array of original Cape Dutch furniture carefully chosen to transport guests to another era in the wine lands, while reflecting the layered history and style of the building.

The five bedrooms are located over two floors; the two larger bedrooms that are located on the main floor have four-poster king size beds alongside curated period furniture; the three bedrooms on the upper floor are slightly more modern and they each have a queen size bed.

The Homestead also offers a library nook, intimate bar area and formal dining room, alongside a fully equipped modern kitchen. A private chef is available on request (at additional cost) to create a bespoke culinary experience within the comfort of the property. The Homestead can accommodate up to 10 adults and is booked as a single exclusive-use unit. In addition, 2 roller beds for children and 2 cots for infants can be requested and placed into each bedroom suite. An on-site personal butler/concierge is on hand 24/7 throughout each stay to assist with activities on the estate, transfers, or tours further afield.

While a lavish continental breakfast is served each morning in The Homestead’s dining room, or weather permitting on the terrace, guests at The Homestead also enjoy unrivalled access to the array of culinary, cultural, family and golf experiences on offer at Hazendal. Overnight guests enjoy curated art tours of the estate and Marvol Gallery, complimentary access to the Wonderdal kids’ edutainment centre, and a tasting experience in the Wine Lounge. Just a few steps from The Homestead visitors can also indulge in the unique Russian Tea Ceremony at Avant-Garde, discover contemporary bistro-style cuisine at the Babushka Deli, or enjoy al fresco fare at the contemporary Pivnushka beer garden.

The estate also offers a wealth of outdoor activities for the entire family to enjoy. Wander in the expansive gardens to discover indigenous flora and inspiring outdoor art installations or book a Babushka picnic basket to enjoy on the wide lawns of the historic werf precinct. The new Hazendal par-3 golf course and adjoining driving range offers world-class facilities for golfers, while the family-friendly Kleine Hazen Putting Park offers a memorable afternoon for the whole family.

Whether it’s culinary or cultural, indoors or out, Hazendal is truly a destination for all your journeys, and The Homestead is just the latest stop on an exciting journey of expansion for this storied Cape estate. With its remarkable blend of contemporary comforts and historical touches, The Homestead is the perfect address for those who are celebrating their wedding or other milestones in one of the magnificent estate venues. It is also ideal for families or small groups to enjoy the luxury and charm of the Cape as well as the varied offerings on the Estate.

Booking Information

  • Check In2:00 PM
  • Check Out11:00 AM
  • Max Guests10 Guests
  • Min Stay2 Nights Minimum Stay

Property Features

  • Beer garden
  • Breakfast
  • Golf Course
  • Kids Centre
  • On-farm restaurants
  • WiFi
  • Wine tasting