At Clouds Estate, a working wine farm atop the beautiful Helshoogte pass in the Stellenbosch and Winelands area of South Africa’s Western Cape, you are forgiven for having your head in the clouds.
With Cape Town and Franschhoek under an hour’s drive away and the immediate surroundings bursting with wine farms, markets and beautiful scenery there is plenty to see, do – and taste. Gourmands will relish the many fine dining opportunities. The area’s beauty can be taken in on helicopter flips over the Winelands, biking trips in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve or via a scenic drive. Guests also have access to Delaire Graff spa and several golf courses are nearby.
All accommodation features floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the panoramic views. The seven Hotel Rooms are luxuriously fitted, offer a complimentary mini-bar, stocked with Clouds’ wines and more, and include breakfast. Five Deluxe Villas, tucked into the gardens, surrounded by vineyards and offering sublime views from the balcony, are also available. A welcoming pool and deck invite relaxation in between excursions, and the on-site restaurant offers a select but delicious menu of seasonal, elegant comfort food at breakfast, lunch and dinner.