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“South Africa's finest expressipn of Luxury, style, warmth and artistry...oh, and stunning views. PERFECT”

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Holden Manz Country House
Ranked #5 of 64 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

It is difficult to put into words how incredible this place is. If you have an attention to detail, enjoy the finer things in life, appreciate artistry whilst at the same time have great family values..... This is the place for you. The wines are amazing.....The owners live on the farm with thier son and they are so friendly and welcoming. The winemaker Schalk welcomes you in his cellar and the restaurant with the best views in Franschhoek... Love this place.. Some very private areas too.....

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

If i needed to describe how i want heaven to be in case i make it there i would describe the holden manz estate and the super airy grand guesthouse with tons of amazing architectural features, koj fish, monkeys, amazing art and the best service ever! Lameck the butler is a saint and breakfast and high tea super - lekker;-))) go if you want a real treat ;-)))

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

After two years we came back to Holden Manz, we've been one of the first under the new management and that was one of the most outstanding stays we ever had.
Now we arrived in the early afternoon of a Thursday and were greeted by Colette, Lameck and Migo allmost as old friends coming home.
The guest house had some modifications and renovations since our last stay and was still a wonderfull place to relax before heading back to Germany.
The room (first on the right side, formerly the yellow room) was very spacious, well equipped and had a wonderfull bathroom.
Unfortunatly the bed had a very soft matress, we prefer hard ones, but we still slept very well, surprisingly.
Breakfast was good, Lameck was very attentive and is the good soul of the house. We missed some cold cuts and cheese, but otherwise the breakfast was perfect.
High Tea was also very delicious, prepared at the Franshoek Kitchen and therefor perfectly cooked.
The wines of HM are great. Merlot is a little stronger in taste, the Shiraz softer but my favorit was the Cabernet Sauvignon, soft, tasty and a nose of black current. yummy!
Next visit to the Capetown area an absolute MUST for us.

Dirk & Marion

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Holden Manz holdings in Franschhoek is without doubt one of those places where you just need to visit ! The lunch we had in The Franschhoek Kitchen was fab and excellent value. The wines, especially the Rose, brilliant and we are now off to the Spa for 2-1/2 hours of pure indulgence which we hope will be as excellent as everything else about this place. Although we are not staying here we have viewed the rooms and cannot fault them.
Robin and Sue Perry.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

We stayed at Holden Manz for only one night in October 2012. The country house is wonderful. It really feels like you are a personal guest. We felt perfecly comfortable and our every need was met. The decor is a wonderful mix of old architecture and modern art. It was a real treat. A short walk through the vinyard to the wonderful restaurant was a nice way to finish the evening. My only regret is that we were unable to stay longer. I highly recommend this to others.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

we stayed three nights and enjoyed the service, hospitality and the perfect location to visit the Franschoek wine region. Excellent restaurant in the place! Interesting wine range and impressing winery.
Jean-Pierre & Anne

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

We had our wedding at Holden Manz and stayed on the property for the night and took up the 4 rooms. The property is tastefully and comfortably decorated and just makes you wish you could live in it yourself. Nothing was too much for Collette and the staff and Lameck, the butler was really great! We didn't get to spend too much time just enjoying the guest house as we had the wedding at the restaurant. However, the rooms were made available from 8:30am in the morning for the hair and make up preparations and high tea was also served later, which was a great touch. Lameck even waited up for all the guests to return from the wedding reception, which was lovely.
Breakfast in the morning was ready for us when we woke up and there was absolutely no rush in getting us out as we lingered in the elegant surroundings for quite a while. We would definitely recommend staying at the guest house just for the beautiful artwork and the sheer comfortable and welcoming nature of the surroundings. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Holden Manz Country House

Address: 3 Green Valley Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range: $274 - $402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Holden Manz Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful Cape style accommodation located in a stunning vineyard close to the tranquil town of Franschhoek. Great restaurant and spa complete the package for a relaxing stay. ... more   less 
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