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    A boutique experience in the heart of Stellenbosch
  • Bonne Esperance Guest house enclosed courtyard with swimming pool
  • A boutique experience in the heart of Stellenbosch
    A boutique experience in the heart of Stellenbosch
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  • Stellenbosch Wine Route #proudlyStellenbosch #warmheartStellenbosch
  • Aerial view of Bonne Esperance Guest House Stellenbosch landmark with Jonkershoek in the background
Welcome to Bonne Esperance Guest House

Bonne Esperance is a boutique guesthouse nestled in the charming enclave of Stellenbosch – known for its majestic mountains, lush vineyards and plethora of history, arts and culture. The 17 room guesthouse is set in a Victorian villa that was built in 1907 and has retained its old-world charm with the welcome addition of modern comforts to ensure our guests revel in a perfect stay. A major revamp was undertaken in 2019 which incorporated new and contemporary bathrooms, adding balconies to all the courtyard rooms and redecorating all the rooms in a classic contemporary style. This project was undertaken with utmost respect for the heritage value of the property every step of the way. The end result is a beautiful harmony between the old and the new.

Bonne Esperance translated from French means "Good Hope" and true to our name we aim to create a space where guest can feel refreshed, revitalised and inspired during and after their stay. The Guest House is situated on the perfect corner of Stellenbosch and within easy walking distance of the historic core of the town where all the restaurants, shops and side-walk café's are located. While staying here, our guests have the perfect opportunity to relax in our superbly comfortable lodgings whilst enjoying the stunning surroundings that Stellenbosch has to offer.

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Guest Reviews

  • We had an overall very nice and relaxing experience. Thank you. We will most certainly visit again.

    Joanne Turnbull

  • The staff are very friendly and helpful, making you feel at home.

    Albert Lee

  • We commend you on your excellent service! Just as a bonus, the bed was extremely comfortable!

    Lynn Beacham

  • If we visit Stellenbosch again one day, as I hope we will, we’ll definitely return to the Bonne Esperance, this time booking in advance and spending more than just one night so that we can fully enjoy the lovely living room and the magical garden. Best regards, Cara & Harald, Vienna, Austria.

    Cara Morris

Latest News

Bonne Esperance covid ninja Stellenbosch Ready
COVID NINJAS - Bonne Esperance Stellenbosch Ready Pledge

BONNE ESPERANCE STELLENBOSCH READY PROTOCOL: While no one can predict the path of this virus, Bonne Esperance Guest House would like to ensure you that we will continuously monitor developments and do our utmost to reduce the risk of potential contamination or spread of disease. The safety and well-being of our guests and staff members are always our main priority and we are taking all possible steps to help keep our communities...

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Bonne Esperance Support Stellenbosch #supportstellenbosch
Support Stellenbosch

Book your stay with us for September and qualify for a 50% discount as part of the "Support Stellenbosch" campaign. Bonne Esperance Guest House is located within easy walking distance of most of the restaurants who are participating in the "Support Stellenbosch" campaign. Stellenbosch is well and truly open for business and ready to welcome you back to experience the #warmheart of the Winelands. In a collaborative town effort – endorsed by...

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Unique venue for celebrations

"Life is too short not to celebrate" Did you miss out on a special celebration during the lockdown? Book the grand dining hall of Bonne Esperance guest house to celebrate the special occasion with a High Tea. The setting is absolutely gorgeous with high ceilings, grand chandeliers, sash windows, wooden floors and a cosy fire place. The table will be set with a feast of delectable High Tea bites and we can...

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