My wife and I recently enjoyed a special treat. We overnighted at the splendid Majeka House, a 5 Star Boutique Hotel in suburban Stellenbosch.
Its 23 rooms are spread across four categories. Three gardens rooms lead onto an enclosed garden boasting an exclusive-use plunge pool, a perk also enjoyed by the two sets of spacious Poolside Rooms. Mountain View rooms have eye-catching vistas of the nearby Helderberg Mountains.
We arrived early afternoon and were warmly welcomed in the car park by a Receptionist, checked in, and given a brief tour of the hotel’s facilities, before being shown to our Mountain View room which was close to the main building.
What a room! quietly luxurious with spectacular views on three sides, large bathroom with two showerheads, a bath (for when water restrictions are lifted), our bedroom boasted a four-poster bed and a large TV screen, the lounge had very comfy leather furniture, an honesty bar.
After checking in, we decided to use Majeka’s proximity to Stellenbosch to walk around the town centre. With no particular destination or plan, it was fun to just walk where the fancy took us. Lots of lovely little shops and an astonishing diversity of tempting eateries. If you haven’t yet walked Stellenbosch, do.
We headed back to Majeka House to ready ourselves for our early evening at their Makaron Restaurant. I’ve recently written in detail about my first visit there, so won’t go into too much detail about this second visit. We particularly loved their highlighting local ingredients and flavours and enjoyed a superb meal and wine pairing. The restaurant’s service is friendly, relaxed, professional and efficient, a perfect complement to a wonderful evening’s fine dining.
Once back at our room, we relaxed in its lounge and enjoyed chatting about our Stellenbosch day. Afterwards, we slept like babies in the quiet comfort of our four-poster.
Before breakfast, we headed a short way up the road for a glorious hour’s walk through the Blaauklippen vineyards in pleasantly balmy winter’s weather.
The Makaron breakfast is an indulgent delight. From the options of a Continental Breakfast (including a glass of bubbly), a Full English Breakfast (also with a glass of bubbly included). We chose the latter option.
The breakfast table is laden with yoghurts, cereals, season fruit, fish, charcuterie, cheeses, home baked pastries, homemade juices (we had the Green Energizer – apple, cucumber, lemon, spinach, celery, fennel and ginger). From the a la carte, I had Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon, my wife chose an omelette with oven roasted tomatoes, mushrooms and cheddar.
We enjoyed the breakfast so much that when conventional time for lunch came…we happily didn’t need to.
Majeka House’s situation and offering are such that it would make a superb base for exploring Stellenbosch and its Wine Route.
We certainly had a stay to remember.
26 Houtkapper St, Anesta, Stellenbosch, 7600;
Phone 021 880 1549