Nestling in the fertile Paarl Valley, a mere 30 minute drive from Cape Town, lies the exquisite Grande Roche Hotel & Restaurant. The Paarl Valley itself is redolent with the history of European culture, being one of the first regions of the Cape to be settled by the émigré French Huguenots and Dutch over 300 years ago. To this idyllic environment, the early settlers brought their architectural and agricultural savoir faire.
And they left their mark...
Today, the lovingly restored original Manor House is still the centre-piece of a thriving vineyard where export grapes are grown to plump perfection. Yet even though it still retains its discreet intimacy, the Manor House has taken on a new role as the reception and dining area of one of the most outstanding Luxury Estate Hotels in Africa. Step back in time and experience the unhurried elegance of the Grande Roche Hotel.
The Grande Roche of Paarl has become a legend on the local hospitality scene for having won a formidable array of both local and international awards and culinary accolades since its opening in January 1992. This gem of South Africa is set on a gentle slope overlooking vineyards and rugged mountains, the manor house and its sprawl of individually decorated suites are a gentle alternative to the hurly-burly of big city life. It is the hotel's subtle attention to detail that sets it apart.
At the Grande Roche Hotel all suites are equipped with air-conditioning, heating facilities, mini bar, radio and TV in the lounge as well as in the bedroom, direct dial telephone, fax facility optional. All bathrooms are fitted with heated towel rails, gowns, radio and telephone, separate bath and shower facilities and 2 wash basins.
Conferences, banquets, & weddings:
Our perfectly appointed conference centre accommodating up to 200 people and our outdoor amphitheatre seating 350 serves the public and business community for launches, special functions and offers an ideal venue for the performing arts.
Weddings & honeymoons:
The Grande Roche Hotel arranges special packages for Weddings and Honeymoons. There is a beautiful, intimate Chapel on the property in which the wedding service can be held before guests move into the banqueting centre for the reception.
Award winning Bosman's ranks among the world's greatest for its superb gourmet cuisine and service. Among its achievements is the best wine list awards, a tribute to its well-stocked cellar of 300 vintage wines. Bosman's international team of chefs, restaurant staff and sommeliers offer a most memorable dining experience. The dining room is housed in the renovated Cape Dutch manor house built in 1707.