Monday, 21 December 2015

WedgeView Country House & Spa, Stellenbosch

For our last two nights in South Africa we took a thirty minutes taxi to Stellenbosch and arrived at the gorgeous hotel Wedgeview Country House and Spa. We were welcomed with a glass of wine and filled in a couple of forms outside in the sunshine before being shown to our room. After a quick change it was time for lunch and to relax by the pool.

The pool is large and refreshing with plenty of well spaced out sun loungers and lots of towels. There is a toilet by the pool although you are never too far from your room. The backdrop of vineyards is stunning and the area is incredibly peaceful.

The poolside menu consisted of build your own sandwiches, salads, wraps and platters. Everything was delicious and reasonably priced.

The rooms all have external entrances and the higher floors have sweeping views of the countryside. We took room thirteen, which was the most basic room. There was an English plug adaptor and English channels on the TV along with wifi throughout the resort. The room had a double bed with plenty of storage too. Our bathroom had a separate bath and shower as well as fluffy gowns and slippers.

The hotel offers dinners on certain nights of the week and for the non meal days there is a full bar along with cheese and meat platters.

Breakfast is a little treat. There are meats, cheeses, pastries, breads, yoghurts, cereals and juices available buffet style. Tea and coffee is included and then for a very small charge speciality coffees can be ordered. Finally there is a hot a la carte menu with a Full English breakfast, omelettes, French Toast and other delicious options. Breakfast can be enjoyed in the sunshine on the terrace.

The hotel is around a thirty minutes drive from the airport and our taxi cost 250 ZAR. It's around a fifteen minutes drive into the centre of Stellenbosch and has plenty of parking on site if you did want to explore the area in your own vehicle.

The spa facilities here are lovely. They offer a wide variety of treatments at incredible prices compared with London. I had a gorgeous sixty minute hot stone massage. There are changing rooms with rainforest showers, which we used after check out and before our flight home. There is a also a steam room and sauna available to use.

Wedgeview is a gorgeous property set in the heart of wine country. It's not a large hotel so you will definitely feel as though the service is personal and boutique in style. The size does limit facilities such as dining options but we did not find this an issue at all. The grounds are beautiful and spotless and the staff cannot do enough to help you and ensure your visit is as comfortable as possible. I would definitely recommend Wedgeview as an option when staying in Stellenbosch.