Lanzerac Wine Estate
Lanzerac Hotel & Spa is a 300-year-old wine estate on the outskirts of Stellenbosch town. It is situated in the beautiful vineyard setting, with incredible views of the mountains.
It is no surprise that the Lanzerac Hotel & Spa is listed amongst the most prestigious and sought-after hotels in the country. The magnificent five-star hotel accommodation provides a rare and unparalleled experience of luxury and bliss in the Winelands. The hotel is limited to forty-eight lavish en-suite bedrooms and suites creating an air of intimacy and exclusivity. Most rooms have their own patios, which open out onto manicured lush gardens and overlook the stunning backdrop of grandiose mountains and vineyards.
The drive to the estate was amazing and we were fascinated with beautiful views, of the perfectly maintained estate, upon our arrival. We were a little early and our room was not ready yet, so we went for a walk along the property, through the stunning gardens and the views were incredible.
Because of the recent renovations of the Lanzerac Wine Estate in 2017, I updated this article with new photos and text for more accurate review. The majority of their new rooms are on the ground floor with private patios that overlook the estate. There are also three rooms on the second floor of the Manor House boasting magnificent views.
Upon our arrival, we were friendly greeted and the friendly staff member at the front desk arranged that we a lovely Luxury Room with a little terrace. The room itself was huge (40 sq. meters of space), with nice furniture and a luxurious bathroom with black and white bathtub. So beautiful! The rooms have all been renovated in 2017, so here are the new photos provided by Lanzerac Wine Estate.
Lanzerac is home to the world’s first bottled Pinotage and is situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, less than an hours’ drive from Cape Town.
As the guest of the estate, you will receive a free Cellar Tour with a complimentary tasting. We really enjoyed the short cellar tour and learned a few things about the hotels’ history as well. They offer pairings of chocolate or cheese to complement the wines. So, we had to try both and had a lovely time enjoying their amazing wines.
If you are not a guest of the hotel you can visit their wine cellar daily at 11h00 and 15h00 and taste the wines until 17h30. We would definitely recommend that you stay here, or at least plan a visit to the beautiful Lanzerac Wine Estate and taste their vines in this breathtaking scenery.
At Lanzerac Deli bread, cakes and pastries are baked daily, tempting guests each day with the aroma of freshly baked produce and aromatic coffee. Delicious home-made jams, chutneys, and sauces are on sale so that guests can purchase their best tastes of Lanzerac. Guests are treated to a selection of delectable deli items, where diners can create their own sandwich or platter for lunch from the selection of charcuterie and cheeses on offer. Picnic baskets are also available to be enjoyed in the Deli’s garden overlooking the vineyards.
Spa & Pool
You can escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life by just walking around the beautiful gardens, but if you wish to relax a bit more, you can visit the newly rebuild Lanzerac Spa.
As part of a large-scale refurbishment of the grand and historic Lanzerac Wine Estate, the Lanzerac Spa has been completely rebuilt and reimagined. The newly redesigned building, which overlooks the towering Jonkershoek Mountains and is nestled against rows of lush vineyards, offers superior amenities and unrivaled views while establishing itself as a leader in health and wellness on the Stellenbosch Wine Route.
The new Lanzerac Spa boasts seven therapy rooms (including one couple’s room and one disabled room), four mini manicure and pedicure treatment stations, two relaxation areas, two Rasul chambers complete with sensation shower, an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms, and mist rooms to help guests cool down.
A lot has changed on the Lanzerac properties since our last visit but the estate has become even more beautiful. If you have the chance to visit the Winelands we would recommend you at least one night at the beautiful Lanzerac Wine Estate. From here you can explore the wine country, visit the famous Stellenbosch and Franschhoek Winelands and enjoy the breathtaking landscape. The Lanzerac Wine Estate is one of the most beautiful hotels in Cape Winelands. The service is outstanding, the staff is friendly and very knowledgeable about the estate and its history, the food delicious and the new rooms simply breathtaking. The estate is very well maintained and the views of the dramatic mountain ranges are divine. I will be more than happy to return to this luxurious estate in the near future!
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