The property is simply stunning. You will never want to leave. The service is impeccable, and the wine is fantastic. It is an absolute must if you plan to visit the area. And if you don't plan to visit the area, well, make a plan. If you need a place to host an event, wedding, whatever, this is it. Totally magical, and the staff makes it really special. In terms of lodging, it's a bit rustic. There's no air conditioning. If you are a bit fussy, stay in the main house. The other housing options (cottages on the property) are more rustic, and it wouldn't be out of the question if you found a big bug cruising around on the floor. Not because it's dirty, but because this is Africa, and you're out in the country. If that seems reasonable to you, then those other housing options are great. If you are really really fussy and you need AC, then stay in town and just spend your days and evenings at the wine farm.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Montpellier provides a romantic setting for a country getaway, with a charming hillside chapel, picturesque wedding venue and old Cape style guest house. Founded in 1714, this historical Boland Farm is embraced by "the mountains of fear" (Montténére), which in 1969 flexed their muscles with an awesome earthquake.Montpellier offers variety of temptations for the palate and senses, in true Tulbagh style.Experience the snug atmosphere of our original Cape-Dutch homestead, with its wooden floors, thick walls, thatch roof and picturesque white gable, declared a National Monument. ... more less