- Chic, upmarket boutique hotel
- Stylish, bespoke accommodation
- Two pools, spa, gourmet restaurant
- Great Winelands location
Majeka House is a stylish, independent boutique hotel situated in the historic town of Stellenbosch, in the heart of South Arica’s Cape Winelands region. The property boasts 23 individually designed rooms, an award-winning restaurant, a sleek lounge bar, two pools, a spa, and a gym. Just one hour from Cape Town, the hotel is ideally placed for exploring the area’s superb wine estates and stunning natural landscapes. One of South Africa’s oldest towns, Stellenbosch is renowned as the gourmet centre of the Cape Winelands, and boasts numerous excellent restaurants, along with museums, art galleries, and beautiful Cape Dutch architecture.
The hotel’s light and airy Makaron Restaurant offers fine dining and an a la carte menu. Tables have a lovely view of the garden, and there is also a covered terrace for alfresco breakfasts and dinners. The elegant M Lounge serves light meals and snacks throughout the day and is a popular spot for a cocktail or after dinner digestif. Majeka House boasts a large heated indoor swimming pool, plus an unheated outdoor pool flanked by loungers and parasols. Massages and beauty treatments are available at the hotel spa which features a sauna, steam room, and jacuzzi. There is also a gym on site.
The accommodation comprises 23 distinctive and stylish rooms of various sizes featuring contemporary décor and furnishings. All rooms come with king size or twin beds, a spacious modern bathroom with bath and shower, a minibar, hot drinks facilities, air conditioning, satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Outside is a private balcony or terrace with lovely views either of the tranquil gardens or of the impressive Helderberg Mountains. Several of the larger units have their own private garden and enjoy access to a private heated swimming pool.
Children of all ages are warmly welcome. The hotel offers two interconnecting rooms which are perfect for families or groups travelling together. Guests under 13 years of age stay free of charge when sharing a room with their parents, and discounts are available for children occupying interconnecting rooms. Each room can accommodate one extra bed and one cot, subject to prior arrangement.
The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.
Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)
Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!
Woan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019
We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
Level of service, quality of food throughout
Catherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019
We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!
The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).
A few points:
Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.
Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.
Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!
The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!
Katrina P reviewing South Africa Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019