Blaauwheim Guest House

Make no mistake: this is the place to experience genuine Afrikaans hospitality. After a military career and time in Kenya as defence attaché, Johan retired with Jo-Anne to the tranquillity of Somerset West having gained much experience in entertaining, a reputation for home-made boerewors and an African Grey parrot.…

… Over a glass of Muscatel, with the indoor braai emanating delicious aromas behind me, I surveyed the place at leisure... and found it refined, generous and thoroughly magnificent. Every single artwork is original South African. Furniture is custom-made from blackwood and beautifully upholstered. The garden is an anthology of yellowwood trees, clivias, cycads so rare they’re micro-chipped, with railway sleepers leading to dreamy hidden corners. Behind the house, a solar-heated plunge pool, huge braai and breakfast table. Did I say breakfast? Expect a Boer breakfast, not a puny full English version. The same goes for dinner if you request it – perhaps eland fillet, or apricot-basted snoek with grape jam. Sunlight streams into the two large suites, Chardonnay and Pinotage, the latter swathed in blood-red furnishings, the former in softer blue and gold. Both are utterly luxurious with bespoke velvet couches, the best crystal glasses, gas and electric oven, a dishwasher behind smart mahogany cupboards, gleaming bathrooms with slinky sinks, vast beds and silk duvets. Shiraz, a double/twin room, is for those who require a little less space than the suites - although if you include the private patio and braai there’s not actually much difference!


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Symbols: Meals by Prior Arrangement    Swimming in Pool/Sea/River    Self-catering Option    Garden Enthusiasts    TV in All Rooms    Off-street Car Parking    Good Hiking or Walking    Special Wheelchair Access    No Smoking    WiFi Available    Township Visits or Cultural Experiences    Gourmet Cuisine Available    Bird-watching Enthusiasts    
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Rooms: 3: 2 luxury suites with super-king, extra-length or twin beds, en-s bath & shower, lounge with guest toilet & fully-equipped kitchen; 1 double/twin with en-s bath & sh'r, private patio & braai.
Prices: Suites, R850 - R1000 pp for 2 sharing. Singles R1,400 - R1,595. Self catering R800 - R900 pp for 2 sharing. Singles R1300 -R1400 Shiraz, R700 - R780 pp for 2 sharing. Singles R1095 - R1,250.
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Meals: Full breakfast included. Other meals and braais by arrangement (South African cooking). Self-catering in both suites available.
Directions:From Cape Town, N2 to Somerset West, exit 43 onto R44 towards Stellenbosch. Pass the Lord Charles Hotel, continue on R44 up hill. 500m past bridge, left to Heldervue and Helderberg Village. At T-junction, turn left into Bakkerskloof Road. Blaauwheim is 3rd house on left. GPS: S 34,03,05, E 18,49,35
GPS:Lat: -34.051409968156165 Lng: 18.82669101634018

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