The Protea Hotel Stellenbosch enjoys one of the most beautiful surrounds in the country. Hidden amongst the mountains and vineyards of South Africa's Western Cape, Stellenbosch continues to be one of this country's most well-renowned wine producing areas. In addition, Stellenbosch is rich in culture and history, revealing much about the intriguing people of South Africa.
The Protea Hotel Stellenbosch has a prime spot amongst international golf courses and exquisite vineyards. It is also less than an hour's drive from the Mother City, as Cape Town is affectionately known. As such, this hotel is convenient and equipped for business or leisure guests.
The Protea Hotel Stellenbosch boasts 180 luxurious and inviting rooms, all tastefully furnished and ideally equipped to cater to the discerning guest. There are four Executive Rooms, 88 Deluxe Rooms and 88 Standard Twin Rooms available. The Standard and Deluxe rooms can be combined into two-bedroom suites for larger groups or families.
All rooms offer the luxury and convenience of wireless Internet access and boast views of the Kleine Zalze Wine Estate or the Blaauwklippen Wine Estate. The Executive Rooms have a mini kitchen, king-size bed, en-suite bathroom, separate bath and shower, lounge and a large plasma television.
The Deluxe Rooms have a double bedroom with a king-size bed, lounge, television, DVD player, en-suite bathroom with a separate shower and a kitchenette. If there is a third person, the king-size bed can be converted into two single beds and the lounge sleeps one.
The Standard Twin Rooms have two beds and an en-suite bathroom with a shower. The Standard Rooms can be combined with the Deluxe Room to create an apartment-type of living space for groups of friends or families.
The Protea Hotel Stellenbosch holds the guests' comfort and convenience at the top of its list of priorities. There are a number of added facilities in place to accomplish this. These include two restaurants, a refreshing swimming pool with its own bathrooms, a picnic area, barbecue / braai facilities, children's activities, in-house transport, a porter service, reception (open 24 hours a day) and a concierge.
There is also an ample conference centre comprising 11 venues with an amphitheatre. Each room has blackout curtains and modern equipment and makes use of natural light for a fresh, inspiring atmosphere. There is separate parking for delegates not staying at the hotel.
There are two excellent eateries at the Protea Hotel Stellenbosch, the Cultivar and the Vineyard. The Cultivar can accommodate 220 diners at a time and serves buffet breakfasts, light lunches and snacks and hearty dinners to tempt the taste buds. This facility has a separate smoking section. The Vineyard offers guests indoor and outdoor dining options and has a relaxed atmosphere. The projection televisions make this a popular venue for sports enthusiasts who do not want to miss out on big games during their stay in the Cape Winelands.
There is a residents' bar, which has its own sundeck from which to lap up the breath-taking views of the vineyards, golf course and Helderberg Mountains. Alternatively, enjoy a picnic or barbecue while taking in the fresh air and sunshine, or benefit from the luxury of each suite and request Room Service to provide delicious and private meals therein.
Stellenbosch and its surrounds offer guests a wide variety of fun activities and fascinating attractions. Those guests wanting to experience the wildlife of Africa are urged to visit the Drakenstein Lion Park, Spier Cheetahs, Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm, Butterfly World, Monkey Town or Wiesenhof Game Park. In addition, outdoor enthusiasts are sure to enjoy the angling and fly-fishing opportunities at Jonkershoek and Strand Beach as well as various mountain bike trails, horse riding trails, the Botanical Gardens, Mooiberge Strawberry Farm Stall (where the whole family can pick their own juicy strawberries), quadbiking at Dellrust Wine Estate or golfing at the Stellenbosch Golf Club, Devon Vale Country Club or De Zalze at Spier Estate.
Guests who feel more culturally inclined are advised to visit the various farms and estates along the Stellenbosch Wine Route, Oom Samie se Winkel (which is bursting with mementoes of Stellenbosch), the Village Museum or the Khayamandi Tourism Corridor Museum.
The Protea Hotel Stellenbosch is situated about 45 minutes outside Cape Town and is only 32 kilometres from the international airport. In addition, the hotel is situated within close proximity to Blaauwklippen Wine Estate (five minutes), Mooiberge Strawberry farms (10 minutes), Danie Craven Stadium, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (about 45 minutes) and various stunning beaches (approximately 10 to 20 minutes).
From Cape Town - On the N2 (to Airport):
1. Take the R44 turnoff in the direction of Stellenbosch.
2. Follow the road for approximately 14 km until you get to the set of traffic lights with the Stellenbosch Square Mall on your right hand side and the De Zalze Estate on your right.
3. Continue to the next set of Traffic lights for the Technopark turn off on the left
4. Continue 1Km up the road. Protea Hotel Stellenbosch is situated on top of the hill
From Cape Town - On the N1 (to Paarl):
1. Take the Stellenbosch and Klipheuwel turn off on your left
2. At the T- junction, turn right.
3. Continue for approximately 15 min, past the 1st set of traffic lights at Khayamandi, past the 2nd set and at the 3rd set of traffic lights, turn right onto the R44.
4. Continue past the Parmalat and Medi Clinic offices on your left, after which you will get a set of traffic lights with a garage to the left.
5. Continue over till you get to the next set of traffic lights.
6. Turn right at these traffic lights into Techno Park.
7. Continue 1Km up the road. Protea Hotel Stellenbosch is situated on top of the hill.