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Welcome home: Hazendal opens new villa

Hazendal welcomes guests to an exclusive country villa in the heart of the Cape winelands
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Visitors to Hazendal estate in the Stellenbosch winelands have yet another reason to linger a while longer, with the long-awaited opening of The Homestead. Hazendal’s remarkable Cape Dutch Homestead, dating back to 1790, has been sensitively restored and converted into a luxurious exclusive-use five-bedroom country villa set in the heart of this historic Cape farm.

Hazendal is one of the oldest estates in the South African winelands, and was originally granted in 1699 to Christoffel Hazenwinkel. The Homestead was built nearly a century later in 1790, the date 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 private home offering an intimate yet opulent private villa escape for discerning visitors to the Cape winelands.

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Each of the five en-suite luxury bedrooms, each named for one of the visionary families that has owned the estate over the past 320 years. The sumptuous suites feature inspiring interior décor subtly blending contemporary luxury with historical flourishes. The Homestead is decorated collectibles and antique furniture, with an array of original Cape Dutch furniture carefully chosen to transport guests to another era in the winelands, while reflecting the layered history and style of the building. But perhaps most astonishing is the remarkable art collection with works by Vladimir Tretchikoff, Jacob Pierneef, Maurice van Essche and Pieter Hugo Naude amongst others.

The five bedrooms are located over two floors. The two larger bedrooms are located on the ground floor and feature four-poster king-size beds with luxuriant linen and down duvets alongside curated period furniture. Upstairs, three more intimate en-suite bedrooms are decorated in a contemporary style, each offering a queen-size bed and high-quality linen and bedding.

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 + 2 children and is booked as a single exclusive-use unit to ensure perfect privacy. 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.

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After a lavish breakfast served in The Homestead’s dining room, or on the private terrace overlooking the gardens in fine weather, guests at The Homestead can enjoy unrivalled access to the array of culinary, cultural, family and golfing 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 multi-generational travellers, wedding parties, milestone celebrations and small groups to enjoy the luxury and charm of the Cape, in perfect privacy.

When not occupied by guests, The Homestead is open for day visitors to discover the art, furniture and history of the property on a self-guided tour.

For more information, and to book your stay, visit www.hazendal.co.za/homestead

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