|Minimum Stay||7 - 21 nights|
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
Wunderbar und immer gerne wieder. Traumhaftes Haus mit wahnsinnig viel Platz.
De foto's van de woning waren al heel mooi, de woning zelf overtrof dit beeld zeker. Wij hebben twee geweldige weken gehad in Villa Donkerkloof. We hebben deze periode met 6 volwassenen (echtpaar met twee volwassen kinderen en hun partners) in de villa doorgebracht. Zelfs met 8 personen zou je de villa kunnen gebruiken, er is ruimte en privacy genoeg.
Een special woord van waardering moeten we geven aan Rachel en Andrew, deze geweldige caretaker(s) van de woning hebben heel veel voor ons gedaan en de vakantie daardoor zeer aangenaam gemaakt. Ook Linda de Estate manager was zeer behulpzaam en uiterst vriendelijk.
Normaal gesproken gaan wij nooit voor een tweede keer terug naar een vakantie bestemming maar voor deze locatie denken we in de toekomst een uitzondering te kunnen maken, wat een geweldige tijd hebben we hier gehad, best voor herhaling vatbaar!!
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
Winery Tours of World Renowned wineries
Fairview Cheesery and Spice Route Beer Brewery
L'Ormarins Vintage Car Museum
LaMotte Pierneef Art Gallery
|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.