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Stunning, Safe and Spacious – Cape Winelands Villa in Prime Location

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 21 nights


About the property

Magnificent 4 bedroom (4 en-suite) Winelands Villa with stunning mountain views

Flanked by the majestic Simonsberg mountain range, this luxurious Villa on a 160 Ha access controlled working wine estate, in the picturesque Paarl/Franschhoek valley, is the ideal base to experience the Winelands of South Africa. Just 30 min from the centre of Cape Town, this property is also just a stone's throw away from some of the best wine estate's the area has to offer; Glen Carlou, Backsberg, Vrede and Lust, Rupert and Rothschild, the neighboring Neil Joubert Wine estate, just to name a few. The not to be missed La Motte wine estate and Delaire Graff wine estate is a short 15 min drive away.

The villa is surrounded by vineyards and has spectacular mountain views. The estate is well suited to nature-lovers, offering beautiful walks through its vineyards and surrounding mountains. For golfers there are numerous award winning courses to enjoy in the immediate vicinity.

All four bedrooms of this magnificent double story villa have their own en-suite bathrooms, while the reception area and open-plan kitchen lend themselves to easy entertaining, spilling out into the manicured gardens

More Details

Jadrick Coetzee
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent a week at Villa Donkerkloof in January of 2016. The villa is as advertised, a luxury well appointed house in a secluded location just outside Paarl, South Africa. The staff is helpful and courteous. The bedrooms and baths are five star and very private. The view of the mountains and the valley is wonderful and the opportunity to visit various around Cape Town, including the Winelands, is easily done via nearby highways. All in all a wonderful vacation for our family and friends.
Jan 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Stellenbosch in Cape Winelands

Property Type:
  • villa
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Stunning, Safe and Spacious – Cape Winelands Villa in Prime Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful Stay at Villa Donkerkloof

  • 5 of 5

Jadrick and Ilse have been excellent hosts. Their hospitality and support

together with their great home let us enjoy every minute of our stay.

Rachel took care of all housekeeping in a profesional way.

Thanks to all of you.

Hanno, Germany

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Hanno Thank you so much for providing us with such a positive review. It is much appreciated. We loved having you here and we hope that you will return in the not too distant future. Warmest Regards to all. Jadrick and Lise
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Sacramento CA

Awesome layout. Beautiful house and property

  • 5 of 5

Staff was amazing. Security guard and Rachel so pleasant, happy and helpful. Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning house and views

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely lovely time at Villa Donkerkloof! The house is beautiful and extremely well appointed, the location was remote enough to be magical, but close enough to family and areas we wanted to visit. With 4 on-suite bedrooms, space to hang out, space to cook, space to enjoy the outdoors, it was just great all round!The staff were exceptional (Rachel and Andrew were fantastic!) and Linda was a gracious and thoughtful hostess for the Estate. A lovely escape that provided the space, and beauty for a stunning holiday away with family. We would absolutely visit again! Thank you Lise and Jadrick for sharing your lovely home away from home with us!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michelle We are so pleased that you had a magical time with your family in the Winelands. We understand how precious it is to have these magic moments with one's loved ones. Thank you for such a lovely review. It is much appreciated. I will pass on all the kind words to Rachel, Andrew, Godfrey and Linda. It will make their hearts extremely happy. Warmest Regards Jadrick and Lise
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Austin, Texas 78731

An over the top amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing stay we had at Villa Donkerkloof!!! This was truly the highlight of our 2 week trip to South Africa. The beautiful home surpassed our every expectation and then some. Each of the oversized bedrooms were equally beautiful with king size beds, incredible views, large bathrooms including walk in showers for 5 of your best friends and a large bath tub for the remaining family members. The bath rooms also had heated floors and towel racks! The large open kitchen included all a gourmet chef could ask for and then some. The living room, dining room, sun room opened into each other giving a expansive yet warm and welcoming feeling.

The staff of 3 met our every need. Rachel ran the house and staff beautifully, ensuring that we wanted for nothing. Rachel and team even prepared a braii for 12 people one night! How wonderful to come home each night, greeted by our security man, then a lit warm fire in the fireplace. After a week stay on a game reserve, Rachel volunteered to take care of all laundry as well. What a gift and time saver!

The location was perfect for being able to get around the Cape Winelands, centrally located between Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Paarl, and finally Cape Town.

Being in the travel industry for some 30 something years, traveling most the world, nothing can compare to Villa Donkerkloof, so exceptional is this property.

Thank you Lise, for being an incredible host.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alison Thank you so much for you very kind review. It makes our hearts tingle when we know our guests have had a magical time. That is all important to us. Hope to see you again. Warmest Regards Jadrick and Lise Ps: Rachel absolutely loved you. Thank you for being so kind to her.
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Fabulous stay at the western cape

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in the donkerkloof villa. The house fulfilled all our expectations. Great bedrooms and bathrooms, kitchen well equipped. Kids loved the large garden. The house was very clean and proper due to Rachel, also Godfried was very kind to us, and gave us a safe feeling during our stay.

All together it was a great time at the western cape and we would recommend this villa to everyone, who wants to spend their time in a luxurious villa during their stay at the western cape. Thanks Lise for all the clear communication during the period before we visited the villa!! ( and also for the delicious surprise upon our arrival..... )

Regards Sander and Deborah and all the kids

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous base from which to explore the beautiful winelands.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Villa Donkerkloof. The house is spectacularly positioned overlooking vineyards, mountains and a dam, with a large and varied population of wild birdlife living on and around it. Donkerkloof is a spacious, comfortably furnished and well equipped home, providing everything one needs for a luxurious and comfortable holiday. Situated within a secure estate, It provides a perfect base for exploring the winelands area of the Western Cape. Rachel, the domestic helper could not do enough to look after us during our stay, and we were very sad to leave! We look forward to visiting again in the future, and cannot recommend the property highly enough to prospective guests.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Cape town international
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Slug and Lettuce
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
N1 National Road
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Vrede en Lust
Nearest Beach
55 Kilometres
Blouberg Strand
Car: necessary

Cape Town is a mere 30 min drive away

The Cape Winelands with some of the most majestic scenery in South Africa is on our doorstep

Babylonstoren Vegetable Gardens and Babel Restaurant

KWV Brandy Tasting Centre

Lion Sanctuary

Winery Tours of World Renowned wineries

Fairview Cheesery and Spice Route Beer Brewery

L'Ormarins Vintage Car Museum

LaMotte Pierneef Art Gallery


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
9 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017 (2)
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fixed agreed rate
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
21 night minimum stay
2 May 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Includes a daily cleaning service ( excluding weekends and public holidays) . Cleaning service of R350 per day will be applicable if you require service on weekends or public holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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