The luxurious Steenberg Hotel is situated on the Cape’s oldest farm, a mere twenty-minute drive from the bustling heart of Cape Town. The hotel nestles in the tranquil Constantia Valley, against the slopes of the Steenberg Mountains, offering sweeping views over the False Bay. Its buildings, dating back to 1682, were lovingly restored and have been declared a National Monument. Here the legendary elegance and traditions of the 17th century blend harmoniously with the most refined luxuries and conveniences of our modern age.
This boutique hotel is a haven of serenity and gracious hospitality with a choice of twenty four elegant, air conditioned rooms, three of which are the incredible Heritage Suites. Each en-suite room is tastefully furnished, some with exquisite antiques and all overlooking the vineyards or manicured gardens. Award-winning chef, Garth Almazan, will host you at the Catharina’s Restaurant in which guests are invited to relax, dine in style and enjoy sophisticated South African cuisine.
The professional staff in the luxurious and spacious spa will offer guests the perfect treatment to suit their particular needs. Tailored health menus are available. The estate boasts a state of the art modern winery, producing some of the country’s finest award winning wines. A championship 18-hole golf course designed by Peter Matkovich surrounds the hotel. Guests are given special rates and can enjoy a round of golf on a course that was designed to make full use of the natural features and hazards.
The Heritage Suites at Steenberg Hotel offer magnificent views of Steenberg Vineyards, Golf Course and False Bay and embrace the 325 year history of Steenberg ? the Cape?s oldest farm ? as well as celebrating modern Steenberg by blending historical period antiques with sophisticated contemporary technology to create an exquisite,distinguished luxury to Steenberg.
teenberg hold the distinction of being the oldest farm in the picturesque Constantia Valley, which is generally considered to be South Africa?s premier wine growing region. With its cool, sea-facing slopes and majestic granite ridges, this vineyard has developed a worldwide reputation for producing excellent Cape wines.
The land was originally granted to a widow, Catharina Ras, in 1682. Wines were first produced on the farm in 1695. The farm was first known as Swaaneweide ? the feeding place of swans; it was only later renamed as Steenberg, in honour of the imposing mountain which towers over it. Steenberg is the southern-most wine farm in the Constantia Valley, it thus benefits greatly from the cooling influence of nearby False Bay. Since1990, some 68 ha have been planted, comprising of a number of cultivars including its flagship cultivar Sauvignon Blanc as well as Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Shiraz and Nebbiolo.
Set amidst the vineyards at the foothills of the Steenberg Mountain (Stone Mountain), with spectacular views across the vineyards, Constantia Valley, and with False Bay in the distance, Bistro 1682 is a sophisticated, modern daytime restaurant. Here food and wine will be brought together in a feast of the senses, incorporating the Steenberg Winery, Wine Tasting Bar and Tasting Lounge. An interactive modern space, Bistro 1682 will feature earthy natural textures and colours, with a terraced dining area leading to enchanting indigenous gardens. An intricate labyrinth will complete a multi-sensory wine destination experience set to entice visitors to stay, relax and enjoy the wine and cuisine of the Constantia Valley.
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