Grand Dédale Country House

Grand Dédale Country House

Member no. 204102

Grand Dédale Country House

The historic Manor House on Doolhof Wine Estate has been elegantly restored and houses 6 individually designed and appointed en-suite bedrooms and suites, offering 5 star luxuries and service. The free standing thatched cottage forms the 7th bedroom and is ideal for honeymooners or guests seeking additional privacy. Situated in a long valley below the Bainskloof Pass, the Estate not only offers a wide variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking and horse riding, but is also an ideal base from which to explore the Cape. We believe that luxury comes with space and have therefore created a large veranda, two dining areas, a library and tea lounge, two conservatories, extensive landscaped gardens and a 15 meter pool, ensuring a high level of privacy and comfort. Start your day with a delicious “Cap Classique” breakfast with a range of homemade treats. Light lunches and snacks are served throughout the day; picnic baskets or backpacks are available by prior arrangement. In the afternoons we serve a high tea buffet with homemade delicacies. A sundown aperitif on the large veranda is followed by a three-course table d’hôte menu, prepared by our resident chef. Emphasising game and seafood, all ingredients are locally sourced and prepared in a Cape idiom. A spa room is available for a wide range of treatments performed by professional therapists. The full range of Doolhof’s award winning wines is available for tasting in the tasting room; on request, private cellar tours can be arranged.

Where we operate

South Africa

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Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism

Staff empowerment / detailed in house training

Above average staff remuneration 

Continuous staff training on saving electricity and water

Usage of LED lights wherever possible




Features & Services

All our entertainment areas have been specially designed to make your stay comfortable and relaxing, an instant homely feeling in a 5 star environment. Our facilities include:

  • Library
  • Tea lounge with fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Large veranda overlooking the valley 
  • Al fresco dining
  • Two self-service residents’ bar fridges
  • Gourmet braai facilities
  • 15 x 3 metre salt water pool & loungers
  • Spa room offering various beauty, wellness and non-surgical rejuvenating treatments
  • Extensive, landscaped gardens
  • Wireless internet connection

The experienced Grand Dédale team is on hand to assist you with...

  • On-site laundry service
  • Valet parking
  • Concierge service including assistance with air & ground travel plans and reservations of tours, transfers, car hire, restaurants etc.
  • Airport transfers will be arranged with pleasure: you will be collected in an air-conditioned, spacious vehicle or, why not shorten your trip and take a helicopter?

Multilingual hosts: English, German, Italian, French and Afrikaans are spoken.