landline: +27 (0) 21 8741122

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The Homestead

Drive through the splendor of the Groot Drakenstein, its orchards, vineyards and tranquil parkland to a historic house that embodies the rich heritage of the Franschhoek and Groot Drakenstein Valleys.

Built in 1700s with its distinctive Cape-Dutch gables enhanced by sympathetic Hubert Baker renovations in 1907, Lekkerwijn invites its guests to stroll through the peacock adorned gardens, relax by the swimming pool and be charmed in its classically furnished rooms.

Lekkerwijn is an unforgettable base for the single traveller, couples, families or parties of up to 20 to explore the delights of the Franschhoek and Stellenbosch Valleys.

This historic family home offers an enchanting combination of bed and breakfast (single, double and twin) accommodation in the Main House or self-catering in the Coach House and Ballroom cottages to suit all situations, occasions and budgets.

Specially for children

Lekkerwijn is perfectly geared up for babies and children allowing parents to visit the local attractions or to dine in the fine valley restaurants whilst your children are having fun in the Homestead. In a separate wing of the main house we have a delightful children’s room and nursery with surrounding courtyard. There are toys and games and a qualified Nanny who will ensure your children are well cared for. We encourage your children to meet and feed our animals – the goats, pig, cats, rabbits and dog and to play in the extensive grounds. We will be happy to arrange baby sitting and child minding for anytime during your stay.

In-house entertainment

Relax by the swimming pool, which is the perfect temperature at the end of a long day touring. Lekkerwijn has a wide range of it’s own fauna, the peacocks and guinea fowl will parade, particularly at any hint of being fed, and Castle (Our Labrador) will try and round them all up at the slightest opportunity. There are also two resident owls who breed regularly in addition to our other children’s animals. Wander round Lekkerwijn’s parklands and see some of the most stunning views of mountains in the wine country. The Muddle, our more relaxed sitting room, has a stereo and TV. Special wine tastings and dinners can be arranged at the house by prior arrangement.

Accommodation In The Main House

Cottage Accommodation


  • All room rates in the main house include breakfast
  • Self-catering cottages have the option to have breakfast at R95 per person
  • All rooms have tea and coffee making equipment
  • Swimming Pool
  • Evening meals on request
  • Free Wifi
  • Two lounges in the main house
  • A guest kitchen in the main house
  • A chauffeur service
  • Child-minding and a children’s playroom


Lekkerwijn applies a no-smoking policy within the buildings. We are eco-friendly and recycle used products. Lekkerwijn has installed heat pumps on all hot water geysers to save electricity. Lekkerwijn has also started collecting grey water for the garden.
We use biodegradable products from Earth Kind.

Homestead prices include VAT and breakfast. Coach House and Ballroom Cottage prices only include VAT. Breakfast is optional at R95 pp. Prices apply from 1 May 2015 and are subject to change without notice.


Cancellations made within one month of the date of arrival will be charged 50% of the full amount owed. ‘No shows’ and cancellations within 7 days of the date of arrival date will be charged the full amount owed.


Tourism Grading Council of South Africa has graded the main house as having 4 star accommodation.
Our self catering cottages are 3 star.

4 oak leaves – the Stellenbosch Oak Leaf Grading.

landline: +27 (0) 21 8741122

mobile: +27 (0)76 036 0736