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

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Experience the beauty, serenity and delicious Vino of the Cape Winelands! Our gorgeous villa puts you in the heart of the wine route, close to the charming and historic towns of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. With mountain views, four en-suite bedrooms and safe grounds for strolling, you'll never want to leave!

Here is what you'll find here:

Access-controlled property

Working wine farm on property

Swimming pool

All en-suite bedrooms

Gas fireplace



Flat-screen TV with satellite channels

Fully-equipped kitchen

Nespresso machine



After a day on the wine trail, pour a glass of your favorite vintage and take an evening walk around the safe and secure grounds. Wander around the working wine farm, taking in the beautiful sights of the vineyards, gardens and Simonsberg mountain range.

Like your own private resort, the backyard boasts a sparking swimming pool and lounge chairs where you can dive into the latest bestseller under the South African sun. Canoes are available to take out on the dam. Dine al fresco under the rustic vine-covered pergola with the gardens, water and mountains as your background.


Luxurious without being stuffy, the lounge makes you feel right at home. Sink into the leather sofa and flip through the channels on the flat-screen TV with satellite channels. In the sitting area, floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors bring the outside in.

The contemporary and fully-equipped kitchen will impress even the best of chefs with a gas stove top and two electric ovens. Make yourself a cup of coffee on the Nespresso machine and sit down at the kitchen island to plan your day.

Don’t lift a finger – our housekeeper is available for cleaning and laundry and our groundskeeper tends to the pool.


Whether you’re a large family enjoying a getaway or several couples away for a wine excursion, everyone will be comfortable in four large bedrooms with en-suite baths. Two of the bedrooms offer king beds and the other two have double three-quarter beds that are put together to make a king.

All the bathrooms come with large walk-in showers and modern finishes like soaking tubs and tile vanities.


Take an afternoon and discover the quaint villages of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, each bursting with history and charm. Give the cook the evening off and dine at some of the best restaurants in South Africa. We’re adjacent to the renowned Babylonstoren with its fascinating vegetable gardens, fabulous restaurants and farm deli.

We’re in the heart of the wine route and close to amazing wine estates like Glen Carlou, Backsberg, Vrede and Lust, Rupert and Rothschild and Neil Joubert. Take a short drive and visit La Motte and Delaire Graff.

Golfers in the group can test their skills on the nearby esteemed Jack Nicklaus Pearl Valley golf course and the beautiful Boschenmeer golf course. Fun for young and old, the Lion Sanctuary, Le Bonheur Crocodile farm and Butterfly World are all within a short drive. We’re also just 30 minutes from the center of Cape Town.

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Paarl in Overberg District Municipality

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 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


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(12 traveller reviews)

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Stunning, Safe and Spacious – Cape Winelands Villa in Prime Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 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: 21-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 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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A Lovely house to relax

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in the Villa. Rachel was a star looking after the house and cooking great breakfasts for us. The house is so big we all had a corner we could sit and chill and then in the evening we could relax around the telly. With Godfrey keeping an eye on the house at night we felt very safe, although its such a lovely area I'm sure we didn't need to worry. I would recommend this house to anyone and would love to come back for a another stay soon.

Ross & Lisa

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 27-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 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: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 15-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jadrick Coetzee
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2018

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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"Super for lunch. Make a reservation in summer over weekends. "
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"Pleasant drive to get there. Beautiful views from this beautiful upmarket winery. Good wine..."
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"Café Bon Bon is one of my favorites for breakfast , lunch or even just a coffee and cake. D..."
Blaauwklippen Family Market
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"I have not done wine tasting here but we often visit the restaurant LUST. Sunday lunch is S..."
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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 Paarl, Western Cape

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Season Rate
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 14.0%

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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