Hazendal Wine Estate in Stellenbosch has a luxurious water-based addition providing a view of Cape Town very few residences will be able to match: The Hazendal Yacht, Princess Eve.
- The Superyacht boasts a well-versed crew of 3-5 yacht stewardesses and a captain.
- The Hazendal Yacht, Princess Eve, is the first cruising product to become a part of the Newmark Hotels & Reserves portfolio.
- Half day cruise rates range between R60’000 and R70’000, season dependent, lasting 5-hours.
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Cape Town, renowned for its natural beauty, iconic Table Mountain views, and white sand beaches, has now added a new dimension to its allure. Welcomed onboard The Hazendal Yacht, Princess Eve with a glass of bubbly and some inviting canapes, The Sandton Times joined a very select group to experience what South Africa’s largest superyacht had to offer, first hand.
At an impressive 25-meters, Princess Eve is not just a vessel; it’s a floating boutique hotel that promises an ultra-luxurious experience in the waters around Cape Town. Launched by Hazendal Wine Estate and managed by Newmark Hotels & Reserves, this superyacht is designed for those seeking privacy, luxury and a bit of eccentricity when it comes to selecting accommodation.
The Hazendal Yacht offers exclusive use charter cruises and private events, enhancing the 5-star experiences provided by the Hazendal Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. Step aboard Princess Eve, and you’ll find yourself in another world with an extensive outdoor deck area and a rooftop jacuzzi, providing a unique vantage point to soak up the panoramic scenery surrounding Cape Town.
Accommodating up to 8 people on overnight cruises and larger parties on day trips, the yacht features 3 spacious cabins with double, queen, and bunk beds. The Master Cabin, with a king-size bed and large windows offering 180-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, offers an unmatched experience.
For those seeking some water sports, a Jet Ski (self drive for over 16s) and inflatable motorboat skippered by the yacht crew are available. The yacht also features swim ladders for use when anchored at suitable locations.
Chartering the yacht offers a variety of Western Cape itineraries, including excursions up the West Coast to Langebaan and Saldanha Bay, sunset cruises around Robben Island, trips along the Atlantic Seaboard to Clifton or Hout Bay, and cruises around the Cape Peninsula, passing Simon’s Town and the scenic Cape Point Nature Reserve. For our mid-morning outing, Princess Eve set sail for a brief cruise out of the Cape Town harbour and back, providing a taste of what the yacht life has to offer. You can’t help but take a moment to acknowledge onlookers with a wave, as the impressive vessel glides past, as it navigates the harbour.
The Hazendal Yacht is not limited to cruising; it can also be booked for private functions, either in the harbour waters or at its permanent docking station conveniently located at the V&A Waterfront, opposite The Victoria & Alfred Hotel. This strategic location treats guests to epic views of Table Mountain, adding an extra layer of sophistication to any event.
When it comes to dining, passengers can expect a gastronomic experience befitting the yacht’s upscale nature. From ribeye steaks and grilled line fish to gorgonzola gnocchi and delectable desserts like crème brulée and panna cotta, the onboard menu is a culinary delight.
For a more casual experience, the yacht offers barbecues on the roof deck, featuring Cajun prawns, lamb cutlets, and beef fillets braaied to perfection. An onboard mixologist crafts exotic drinks, including the yacht’s signature Endless Summer cocktail, prepared with Hazendal’s triple-distilled premium Vodka. The full range of award-winning Hazendal wines, including the estate’s MCC Blanc de Blanc and Blanc de Noir Cap Classique, are also available onboard.
Overnight charter rates, per night, start at R90’000 during the low season (May – August) and R100’000 during the high season (Sept – Apr) for 1 to 2 nights and some additional costs apply. The Hazendal Yacht, Princess Eve, sets sail to bring a touch of Miami or Monaco to Cape Town’s superyacht scene. For more information, visit The Hazendal Yacht website.
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