For my first visit to South Africa this was the perfect place for me and my friends to chill out and recharge our batteries. The first thing we saw was the stunning gardens that were kept imaculately and the lovely inviting pool! The individual cabins were stylish, bright and airy, beautifully decorated and ideal for groups or families as there was plenty of room. They were cleaned daily with fresh towels and mini bar, which included wine that was made from the vines onsite.
The on-site restaurant is great for breakfast lunch and dinner, with good options for everyone including vegetarian and when we couldn't get a booking one evening the staff were very helpful with finding us a reservation with another local restaurant. The restaurant itself is also bright and airy and would be fantastic as a wine tasting party/wedding or any kind of function, its so versatile and staff are happy to cater for any occasion/requirement.
The four of us decided to take advantage of the on-site spa where we had lovely relaxing massages and manicures, the staff were so attentive and the treatments amazing! The treatment rooms again are beautifully decorated and felt very private.
The whole week we felt very well looked after by the staff who were always very friendly and helpful with everytyhing we needed, suggesting local wineries for us to visit and also providing a personal wine tasting on-site!, even the gardener Lional always greeted us with a smile.
This was the perfect little peice of paradise for us to soak up the South African sun, experience the wine lands and totally recharge, none of us wanted to leave and my partner and I are already saving up to go back!
I would reccomend it to anyone looking for a pamper holiday with the girls or a romantic getaway and its also ideal for families as its very central to local towns and only a 40 minutes drice from CapeTown.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 5 Mountains Lodge is Nestled in the foothills of the historical Bain's Kloof Pass, Wellington in the heart of the Winelands Region and only 45 minutes from the hum drum of Cape Town city life. As the Pass leads you out of town, it brings you to 5 Mountains Lodge. When you come through our secured entrance gate you discover the hidden Gem in an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Relax by the pool, enjoying a glass of local wine, take a plunge in our 6 seater Jacuzzi or simply allow the stresses and strains of everyday life to disappear in our 4 seater Sauna or Steam Room. We offer a variety of delicious Homemade cuisine available from dawn to dusk and why not sip on a cool delicious glass for wine to accompany your meal. Our 5 individual Garden Cottages, are sympathetically decorated with a Provence style elegance and each having its own veranda with spectacular views either over the working vineyard or the well maintained manicured gardens. We are Pet friendly for your small/medium sized canine friends. ... more less