The long-awaited moment has finally arrived. The Hazendal officially opened its doors following a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. Situated on the grounds of the expansive Hazendal Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, The Hazendal combines striking modern design elements with historical Cape Dutch architecture to create a lavish new Cape Winelands accommodation establishment. The hotel’s exterior is clean, minimalist, and attractive, making use of traditional whites, blacks, and charcoals to blend in with the existing estate architecture. Juxtaposing the austerity of these colours is an interior featuring bright artworks, natural skylights, and an oasis of indoor flower beds.
The interior designers have individually decorated and equipped each of The Hazendal’s 34 rooms with all modern conveniences. The in-house Marvol Gallery curates original artworks featuring up-and-coming South African talent. Smart TVs, pod coffee machines, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, and Africology bath products are included in each room. And you can choose between twin or king bed configurations for your own comfort.
31 beautifully appointed Superior and Luxury Rooms open onto patios furnished with comfortable modern swing chairs. Each room has a view of the pool deck or the majestic Stellenbosch mountains. The two spacious suites boast private jacuzzis.
The pièce de résistance is The Hazendal’s 122 sqm Presidential Suite. It features plush couches, velvet-upholstered chairs, and vintage-style carpets, enhancing the grandeur of the suite’s lounge and dining room with wood-panelled walls and gleaming contemporary chandeliers. A king-size bed looks across a lake flanked by the Bottelary Hills and Simonsig Mountain Range. The deck features a patio lounge set and its own private jacuzzi.
Moreover, The Hazendal’s shady central courtyard forms the heart of the property. This area boasts a heated swimming pool and stylish pergolas, providing a relaxed and sophisticated space to soak up the Winelands’ sunshine during your stay.
The new spa at The Hazendal seamlessly integrates historic farm buildings and modern extensions with double-volume ceilings and high glass windows. They have skillfully adorned the interior with neutral colours and textured fabrics, establishing a serene atmosphere ideal for relaxation. Pamper yourself with massages, facials, and detox treatments in the single and couples treatment rooms. Additionally, you can enjoy a fully-equipped nail studio, a Hammam area, and a lakeside treatment pod as well.
The Restaurant, located next to The Hazendal’s courtyard, also opens its doors this month. Under the direction of the estate’s Executive Chef Michelle Theron, this new establishment will complete the vast food and beverage offerings already available at Hazendal Wine Estate. At present, The Deli offers delectable pastries, baked goods, and a tapas-style menu, while The Eatery serves grills and relaxed country fare. The Restaurant enhances these offerings, serving a refined menu beneath shimmering chandeliers in the new and beautiful dining area.
The Bar and Cigar Lounge
A stately bar, situated adjacent to the golf course, has also opened at The Hazendal. Here, you can enjoy mountain views while sampling Hazendal’s fine wines, the estate’s own range of vodka, and its signature cocktails. A luxurious cigar lounge featuring leather couches and botanical-style wallpaper adjoins the bar.
The Hazendal completes the estate offering
Hazendal Wine Estate Director Simone Voloshin reveals that, over the past eight years, the Voloshin family’s extensive renovation and development efforts at Hazendal Wine Estate underscored the need for a luxury hotel on the estate’s grounds to enhance the overall property experience.
“As our wedding, conference and event bookings picked up, guests kept asking us where they could find a nearby hotel of a similar standard to the 5-star offerings available at our estate. It was clear that there was demand and that a hotel would be the key to tying our various offerings together. Hazendal’s unique way of blending modern style, technology, and heritage, as well as the vastness of our experiential offerings, means that it is hard to find any attraction, experience or hospitality offering remotely like what we offer here,” said Voloshin. She added that the estate’s offering had evolved to the point where it was no longer a day trip destination and should instead be experienced over at least two days.
In addition to The Hazendal, The Spa, and the various estate eateries, the estate’s facilities include a wine-tasting lounge, a par three 18-hole golf course, a putting park, a driving range, a golf academy, a padel court, a state-of-the-art children’s edutainment centre, a classic car collection, an art gallery, a conference centre, and various wedding and function venues.
A Multi-Day Family Paradise in the Heart of Stellenbosch
“As a mother I always look for hotels that have experiences that my children will enjoy because this means that the whole family can have a good time. I feel that The Hazendal, which welcomes children of all ages, has done this very well. The hotel has been designed to accommodate families in 24 interleading rooms. There is a children’s swimming pool, and a screen room for movie nights with a couple of arcade machines. The estate’s gardens and landscaped water features are a wonderland for children to explore, the deli has perfected family picnics and the state-of-the-art Wonderdal Centre is one of the most interactive technologically advanced children’s edutainment centres in the country.”Simone Voloshin
Hazendal Wine Estate is managed by Newmark Hotels & Reserves
The hospitality management company’s portfolio consists of 23 properties, including a large footprint of upmarket hotels in central Cape Town, game lodges, and a variety of resort establishments dotted through Africa and the Indian Ocean islands.
“In more than 15 years since Newmark was founded, we have been on the lookout for the right property in the Cape Winelands to partner with. Hazendal Wine Estate, and The Hazendal, complements our offering perfectly and allows Newmark guests to extend their Cape Town stay and see more of South Africa with a visit to the Winelands.”CEO of Newmark Hotels & Reserves, Neil Markovitz
“The passion of the owners can be clearly seen when one visits The Hazendal and the estate. The family have spent years personally curating each luxury experience and developing Hazendal into a vast experiential product unlike anything else in South Africa. Appealing to families, conference delegates, wine lovers, couples, golfers, sports lovers, spa-goers, and foodies, Hazendal’s vast offering is at the doorstep of guests that stay at this spectacular new hotel,” added Neil.
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