The Hazendal

We Went There: The Hazendal – A Luxurious Escape In South Africa’s Winelands

In the picturesque landscape of Stellenbosch, the Hazendal Wine Estate has not only highlighted its historical roots but has also blossomed into a premier destination.

 

  • The Hazendal was a natural progression to complete the estate’s offerings.
  • The Voloshin family have spent years curating and developing Hazendal into the space it is today.
  • The hotel boasts a rich collection of local art, adding a very personal touch to the public spaces.
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The latest jewel in the Hazendal Wine Estate crown is The Hazendal, a luxury boutique hotel that officially opened its doors in October 2023. This new addition, boasting 34 rooms and suites, seamlessly combines modern design with the rich heritage of Cape Dutch architecture, creating a lavish retreat just 30-minutes from Cape Town. The Sandton Times headed to the Cape, to explore this new slice of hospitality in the winelands – we thoroughly enjoyed it!

 

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At the core of The Hazendal lies its charming central courtyard, which boasts a heated pool and chic pergolas, offering the perfect setting to soak up the sunny ambiance of the Winelands during your visit. Image: The Sandton Times

The Hazendal experience begins with the exterior of the hotel, characterized by clean lines, minimalist aesthetics, and a palette of traditional whites, blacks, and charcoals that harmonize with the estate’s existing architecture. Once inside, guests are greeted by an interior adorned with bright artworks, natural skylights, and indoor flower beds, providing a stark contrast to the exterior’s austerity. The Marvol Gallery, an in-house curation, showcases original artworks by up-and-coming South African talents, adding cultural richness to the contemporary ambiance.

 

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One of the beautiful meat dishes served up at The Hazendal restaurant – succulent with a touch of Succulents. Image: The Sandton Times

Each of The Hazendal’s 34 rooms is a unique haven, individually decorated and equipped with every modern convenience. Smart TVs, pod coffee machines, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, and luxurious Africology bath products cater to the discerning traveller.

 

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Upon entering, visitors are welcomed by an interior embellished with vibrant artworks, abundant natural skylights, and indoor flower beds, creating a striking juxtaposition to the exterior’s simplicity. Image: The Sandton Times

There are also 24 inter-leading rooms designed to accommodate families. Children of all ages are welcome, with a dedicated children’s swimming pool, a screen room for movie nights, arcade machines, and the interactive Wonderdal Centre – one of the most technologically advanced children’s edutainment centers in the country.

 

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The gorgeous breakfast spread complimented with a hot-menu option too. Image: The Sandton Times

The Superior and Luxury Rooms, totalling 31, open onto patios with modern swing chairs, offering views of the pool deck or the majestic Stellenbosch mountains. Two spacious suites boast private jacuzzis, while the pièce de résistance is the 122 sqm Presidential Suite. Decked out in plush furnishings, vintage-style carpets, and contemporary chandeliers, the suite overlooks a lake flanked by the Bottelary Hills and Simonsig Mountain Range, with its own private jacuzzi on the deck.

 

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The luxurious rooms at The Hazendal are beautifully appointed with views of the Winelands and lake. Image: The Sandton Times

The heart of The Hazendal is its shady central courtyard, featuring a heated swimming pool and stylish pergolas, providing an ideal spot to bask in the Winelands’ sunshine during your stay.

 

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Relax and unwind in the tranquil spaces at The Hazendal – escaping the hustle and bustle of central Cape Town. Image: The Sandton Times

The Spa at The Hazendal seamlessly blends historical farm buildings with modern extensions, offering a serene atmosphere for relaxation. With double-volume ceilings, high glass windows, and neutral colours, the spa provides a perfect setting for indulging in massages, facials, detox treatments, and more. A fully equipped nail studio, a Hammam area, and a lakeside treatment pod enhance the spa experience.

 

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The Hazendal Spa offers a range of indulgent treatments, using top of the range products and set in a relaxing environment. Image: The Sandton Times

Adding to the culinary delights already present at Hazendal Wine Estate, The Restaurant, under the direction of Executive Chef Michelle Theron, offers a refined menu in a beautiful dining area adorned with shimmering chandeliers. The adjacent stately bar, with its mountain views, presents a selection of Hazendal’s fine wines, the estate’s own vodka range, and signature cocktails. A luxurious cigar lounge, featuring leather couches and botanical-style wallpaper, completes the gastronomic offerings at The Hazendal.

 

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Not even the Pool Noodles or towels are left outside without their own accommodation. Image: The Sandton Times

With a range of facilities including a wine tasting lounge, an 18-hole golf course, a putting park, a driving range, a golf academy, a padel court, a children’s edutainment centre, a classic car collection, an art gallery, and various wedding and function venues, Hazendal Wine Estate is a destination in itself.

 

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The entrance to The Hazendal, welcoming guests to a luxurious Winelands retreat. Image: The Sandton Times

The Hazendal is not just a hotel – it is the much awaited final touch that completes the Hazendal Wine Estate experience. Offering a blend of modern style, heritage, and a plethora of experiential offerings, Hazendal latest addition is one to explore.

 

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