An elegant, secluded alternative to Franschhoek and Stellenbosch
Activity adventure | Food & wine | Off the beaten track | Relaxation | Spa
Grande Roche Hotel is a luxurious option, situated in the lesser visited area of Paarl, perfect for those looking to escape the tourist-congested Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. Located in the centre of the green Winelands, the hotel is a mere 40 minutes from the vibrant Cape Town and its International Airport.
Unique, individually named suites spread over landscaped gardens and accommodate guests in style and excellent service. The studio suites are situated in the charmingly restored houses of the historic estate, all featuring spacious lounges and bedrooms with a semi-private garden terrace and breath-taking views of the Drakenstein Mountains. The Duplex Suites have been transformed from their previous purpose of old slave quarters, the ground floor of each suite has a lounge area that can accommodate families with extra beds, with views across the gardens from the large bedrooms. Other rooms include the terrace and garden suites, with all 28 luxury suites offering luxury amenities and the terrace and garden suites possessing TV’s and DVD players in the lounge.
Named as one of the top 100 restaurants in the world and one of the top ten restaurants in South Africa, Bosman’s restaurant in Grand Roche is recognised for its magic harmony of flavours and textures. The truly magnificent dining experience is complimented by unsurpassable service and views across the Paarl valley, with menu items including oven roasted seabass and smoked red fumet. Bistro Allegro serves a simple but excellent menu, including steaks and pasta.
Facilities at Grande Roche include a conference centre, two floodlit tennis courts, two swimming pools a health centre featuring a steam bath, sauna and resident masseur and an E-Centre. Nearby attractions can be arranged, including horse riding, ballooning and fishing, with Paarl golf club within a close proximity. Grande Roche can also offer guests helicopter trips, spectacular sightseeing routes and wine estates to visit, alongside tours and tasting of their private extensive wine cellar and vintage wines.
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This is a comprehensive introduction to South Africa’s myriad delights. Included flight hops, luxury stays and scenic drives along the Garden and Panorama routes will showcase everything from Cape Town and the Winelands to a Big-Five Kruger safari and the mountain beauty of Zululand and Drakensberg.
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