Found in the quiet valley amongst the evergreen South African mountains, the Grand Dedale Country House sits on the award-winning, historic Doolhof Wine Estate. Located just minutes away from the picturesque town of Wellington, this boutique hotel offers an intimate hideaway, where privacy is the priority and switching off is key. With only six rooms and suites on offer, it’s the perfect destination for travellers needing a no-fuss escape. The hotel sits on about 380 hectares of vineyards, forest and fynbos, all surrounded by a dramatic mountain backdrop. The Kromme River also runs through the estate, adding to the mystical atmosphere that is South Africa’s natural beauty. On the estate itself, animal lovers might spot buck, baboons, and even leopards
Activities at Grand Dedale Country House
For those that glean their moments of holiday joy from the calm indulgence of nature, there is a world of stunning landscapes and fascinating wildlife right on your doorstep at Grand Dedale Country House. Activity-lovers will be in sheer paradise, with the hotel’s grounds and surroundings offering walking, hiking and mountain biking though the countryside, vineyards, nearby nature reserves and neighbouring estates. Fishing, hot air ballooning, quad biking, and clay pigeon shooting are even on the cards for guests fortunate enough to stay here. You can even find plenty of world-class golf courses close by, so go ahead and take a swing.
Grand Dedale Country House Winery
No detail is too small when it comes to creating an award-winning bottle of wine. The Doolhof Wine Estate, on which Grand Dedale Country House sits, grows its grapes in a meticulous fashion to ensure that every bottle produced excites all sommeliers alike. As a guest, you’ll be able to sample some of the reds and whites at the wine tasting centre, which overlooks glorious vineyards. Doolhof specialises in all of the classics, ranging from a fresh Sauvignon Blanc to a full-bodied Malbec. To avoid disappointment, be sure to secure your wine tasting session once you’ve booked your holiday to South Africa.