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About South Hill Vineyards

An hours’ drive south of Cape Town past Stellenbosch & Franschhoek, on the way to the coastal town of Hermanus lies the Overberg town of Grabouw. The town is surrounded by the Hottentot Hollands, Kogelberg and Groenberg mountain ranges to form the cool mountain plateau of the Elgin Valley. And situated on the south eastern side of this Valley, lies South Hill Vineyards.

The Elgin Valley is fast becoming known for its top cool climate producing wine route, romantic destination wedding region and as the outdoor adventure capital of South Africa.

4 star accredited South Hill Vineyards offers a luxury farm-stay experience with two accommodation options – enjoy one of six luxurious, spacious rooms in our Guest House; or relax in the tranquil, romantic one bedroom Pumphouse Honeymoon Cottage.

All rooms at South Hill include king size beds (or twins, by arrangement), high thread cotton count bed linen & towels, spacious bathrooms with bath & shower and fynbos inspired guest amenities, tea & coffee station, in-room safe, WIFI and are serviced daily.

As part of your stay, join us for a complimentary wine tasting in our Restaurant and Art Gallery area. Open 7 days a week, our Restaurant serves breakfasts from 08h00, lunches until 16h00 and wine tastings until 17h00.

Please note that we do insist on a minimum two night stay over weekends. Check in time is from 14h00 and check out at 11h00 the next morning. Reservations are only confirmed on receipt of a 50% non-refundable deposit.

Guest House
The South Hill Guest House opens up to a generously appointed communal open plan living/ dining area with comfortable lounge seating & DSTV, fully equipped kitchen, underfloor heating and indoor fireplace for the chillier months. French doors open out onto a wrap-around patio with outdoor entertainment area for enjoying spectacular sunsets looking over indigenous gardens and vineyards. The outside space offers a 15m swimming pool and easy al fresco dining options with braai & pizza oven area. Expansive lawns for croquet and an established boule court complete the picture.

The Guest House consists of 6 king size bed en-suite rooms sleeping a total of 12 adults (and 4 additional children beds if required):

Guest House King en-suite Room 1
Ground floor with king size bed (or twins, by arrangement) and underfloor heating. Room opens out onto patio and has orchard & mountain views.

Guest House King en-suite Room 2
Ground floor with king size bed (or twins, by arrangement) and underfloor heating. Room opens out onto patio with garden views. Bathroom with outdoor shower.
Guest House King en-suite Room 3
Ground floor with king size bed (or twins, by arrangement) and underfloor heating. Room opens out onto patio and has orchard & mountain views.

Guest House King en-suite Room 4
Ground floor, king size bed (or twins, by arrangement) and underfloor heating. Room opens out onto patio with garden views.

Guest House Loft Suite Room 5
Upstairs loft en-suite room with king size bed (or twins, by arrangement) has its own small lounge and honesty swop library area with DSTV. Can easily convert into a family unit with two single children’s beds available at additional charge.

Guest House Cellar Garden Suite Room 6
Downstairs with king bed (or twins, by arrangement) and open plan bath, shower & dressing area. Room includes a small lounge and kitchenette opens out onto garden courtyard with patio and orchard views. Two single children’s beds available at additional charge.

The Guest House is available on an Exclusive Full Use, self catering basis or Individual Room Use basis.
If taken on an Individual Room Use basis, rates include breakfast in our on-site restaurant.

Pumphouse Honeymoon Cottage Room 7
The beautifully situated Pumphouse Honeymoon Cottage is set away from the main house and overlooks a beautiful farm dam, mountains and the Pinot vineyards. Cottage contains kitchenette, small lounge with indoor pot belly fire place for cooler evenings. Private courtyard with a Jacuzzi, hammock & braai facilities. Secluded and intimate, the Pumphouse offers couples privacy to relax and take in this special and unique area. The Pumphouse Honeymoon Cottage rate includes breakfast.

While at South Hill Vineyards enjoy: .
• A walk/hike or mountain bike ride on a 3.2km demarcated trail through the vineyards, indigenous gardens and fynbos.
• Stunning view points around the farm for sundowners, bird and butterfly spotting.
• Feel free to use any of our dams at your own risk for swimming, bring-your-own kayaking or catch & release fishing.
• As part of your overnight stay package, join us for a complimentary wine tasting in our Restaurant and Art Gallery area.
• Open 7 days a week, our Restaurant serves breakfasts from 08h00, lunches until 16h00 and wine tastings until 17h00.

If visiting the Elgin Valley:
• Visit our neighbouring wine, cider & brandy farms
• Pop into local farm stalls, markets and restaurants including Peregrine, Orchard, Houw Hoek and the newly opened Elgin Railway Market.
• For the more adventurous, the Elgin Valley is the gateway to prime mountain bike routes including Lebanon, Paul Cluver and Oak Valley; trail running routes; zip lining; golf; quad biking; 4 wheeler and horse riding adventures.
• Bot River and Hermanus for whale watching during season are a comfortable drive from South Hill.
• Drive to Franschhoek via the spectacular Franschhoek Pass.
• Kleinmond, Pringle Bay and Rooi Els are close by coastal towns.
• Paul Cluver offers open air concerts in their amphitheatre during the summer months.
• For flower lovers, Elgin Open Gardens are hosted in early November each year and a visit to the Harold Porter Botanical Garden at Bettys Bay is a must.

At South Hill we strive to create the quintessential neighbourhood restaurant, somewhere to kick back and relax - enjoy a leisurely breakfast, a generous country style lunch or to celebrate special times – a romantic meal, wedding, birthday lunch or make merry with a glass of your favourite South Hill vintage.

South Hill is the kind of place you can feel comfortable coming with a group of friends or the entire family for long, lazy breakfasts & lunches/ meals and lashings of our delicious cool climate award winning wines.

French doors open onto spacious lawns which provide loads of space to have a game of croquet, kids & dogs to run, or to sip and savour a glass of crisp, cool climate wine overlooking an amazing sunset.

Wherever possible we source ingredients from our kitchen herb & vegetable garden and local suppliers. Our menu includes generous, delicious country platters and tapas accompanied with homemade breads and relishes.

With South Hill wines sold at cellar door prices to take home or enjoy at the table; great quality, healthy fresh food and our knowledgeable, friendly and happy team – you are in for a treat.

Open 7 days a week for art viewings and wine tastings, our Restaurant serves breakfasts from 08h00, lunches until 16h00 and wine tastings until 17h00.

Pristine vineyards which produce top quality cool climate grapes & wines; accommodation offering a luxury farm-stay experience; a gallery of continually changing local art; a space for creating unique personalized functions & weddings and a restaurant serving delicious bistro country style meals – South Hill Vineyards really is all about creating Cool Taste Experiences.

We look forward to welcoming you to South Hill.

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Balcony
  • Bath
  • Breakfast
  • Iron and board
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Lunch
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Patio
  • Safe
  • Terrace
  • Total number of rooms 1 - 50
  • Year of construction after 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Balance of payment is required two weeks to one month before arrival, depending on the length of stay. Rates are subject to change without notice.

Specials

SAVE 25% Black Friday Special

Stay between 01 May 2020 and 30 Sep 2020 and get 25% off on selected rooms.

  • 2 night min stay (check-in between 01 May 2020 and 30 Sep 2020)

Availability and pricing

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  • Guest House King en-suite 1 Guest House King en-suite 1 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Ground floor with king size bed (or twins, by arrangement) and underfloor heating. Room opening out onto patio, has orch... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Fan see more King beds, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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      • Guest House King en-suite 2 Guest House King en-suite 2 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Ground floor with king size bed (or twins, by arrangement) and underfloor heating. Room opens out onto patio with garden... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Outdoor shower, Garden views, Fan see more King beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Outdoor shower, Garden views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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          • Guest House King en-suite 3 Guest House King en-suite 3 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Ground floor with king size bed (or twins, by arrangement) and underfloor heating. Room opening out onto patio, has orch... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Fan see more King beds, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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              • Guest House King en-suite 4 Guest House King en-suite 4 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Ground floor with king size bed (or twins, by arrangement) and underfloor heating. Room opening out onto patio with gard... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more King beds, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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                  • Guest House Loft en-suite 5 Guest House Loft en-suite 5 Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Upstairs loft en-suite room with king size bed (or twins, by arrangement). Has own small lounge with DSTV. Can easily... see more Features:  King beds, M-Net, DStv, En-suite, Mountain views, Upstairs see more King beds, M-Net, DStv, En-suite, Mountain views, Upstairs, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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                      • Guest House Cellar Garden Suite 6 Guest House Cellar Garden Suite 6 Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Downstairs with king bed (or twins, by arrangement) and open plan bath, shower & dressing area. Small lounge and kitchen... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning see more King beds, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer
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                          • Pumphouse Honeymoon Cottage 7 Pumphouse Honeymoon Cottage 7 Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Intimiate & secluded Pumphouse Honeymoon Cottage with king bed overlooks beautiful farm dam, vineyard & mountain views.... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more King beds, En-suite, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Jacuzzi, Garden views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Dam views
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                              • Boat House Boat House Sleeps 8 Includes: Self-catering Permanently moored on the banks of farms largest dam, original Langebaan houseboat newly restored in chic Scandi-style,... see more
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                                  Reviews for South Hill Vineyards

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                                  Naomi Van Tonder
                                  08 July 2019

                                  I will definitely visit the farm again.

                                  Tamlin Cruse
                                  07 January 2019

                                  Sandra and Kevin have created a space where you not only feel at home but also on the most incredible holiday. They space is so incredibly thought out and is extremely tasteful and beautiful. It felt like we were living inside an interior design magazine. Their attention to detail and kind staff made me wish I booked for a longer stay. I cannot wait to return. Couldn’t ask for a better home away from home.

                                  Willene , South Africa
                                  17 February 2014

                                  This weekend we had the pleasure of discovering yet another of the Cape's hidden treasures! Thank you for a wonderful getaway :-)

                                  yvette du preez, South Africa
                                  09 January 2014

                                  What a fantastic destination. The cottage is lovely and really perfected located to explore the area.

                                  Craig Melvill, South Africa
                                  05 July 2013

                                  It was great getaway and the staff were very friendly - loved the Jacuzzi, even though it was cold.Nice and peaceful.

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                                  South Hill Vineyards is 12.1km from the centre of Elgin , the nearest airport 64.2km (Cape Town International Airport).
                                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling