Its history started as residence for Lady Anne Barnard, daughter of James Lindsay, the Fifth Earl of Balcarres. It turned into a hotel in 1894 under Mrs. O'Sullivan, the first general manager. For over 2 centuries, it evolved into a more environmentally-friendly and contemporary hotel in Cape Town. To ensure modern comforts, it was renovated in 2008 during the 350th celebration of winemaking in Cape. Along with it was the reconstruction of a small but vital part of the property, the vine area.
The Cape’s first farm, established in 1682. Catharina Michelse asked Simon van der Stel for a portion of the ground where he agreed to leased 50 acres to her. Later, she asked him for a legal title to "cultivate, to plough and to sow and also to possess the farm below the stone mountain". Originally named, 'Swaaneweide' - The Feeding Place of Swans, reminding her of her native town. In 1695 Frederik Russouw bought the farm, he was a wealthy member of the Burger Council. He built the new house. The original Manor House was restored and declared a Provincial Heritage Site.
Asara Wine Estate & Hotel Hotel in Stellenbosch, South Africa
This celebrated 5 star hotel features beautiful gardens and award-winning cuisine, interacting history with modern comforts.
Hotel near Vineyards
This hotel sits at the foot of Paarl Rock (Pearl). It features a renovated Victorian manor house with outdoor pool and a wellness centre with Swedish massages. This is the ideal base for explore the Cape and its winelands. The property is a beautifully restored 18th century building offering 29 luxury suites and 6 executive rooms with distinctive thatched roofs, bamboo and yellow wood ceilings for a unique atmosphere.