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    A boutique experience in the heart of Stellenbosch
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  • A boutique experience in the heart of Stellenbosch
    A boutique experience in the heart of Stellenbosch
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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

  • A little piece of paradise!My husband & I stayed at Bonne Esperance & had a wonderful time. Not only are the staff extremely friendly & welcoming, but our room was also beautiful (deluxe with balcony), the breakfast delicious & the location superb! We strolled the leafy streets of Stellenbosch & explored the town on foot - everything is a few minutes walk away!We will highly recommend a stay at... Read More

    Liselle Raath

  • 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

Latest News

Stellenbosch Wine Bar Safari

New wine bars have mushroomed in the historic core of Stellenbosch in the last year. Each one is unique and in keeping with the "Think quality, drink Stellenbosch" mantra of Stellenbosch Wine Route. Bonne Esperance Guest House is ideally located on the perfect corner of Stellenbosch and all the wine bars are within easy walking distance. Treat your loved one and book a weekend getaway at Bonne Esperance Guest House.

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Stellenbosch - a melting pot of the rainbow nation

Join us on the journey through Stellenbosch and her interesting people in this 10 minute documentary. Enjoy the ride!

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The Stellenbosch winelands does not only provide the perfect destination for wine connoisseurs, but also creates the perfect platform for adventure enthusiasts to cycle, climb and run. We have highlighted some adventure packed activities for you to do during your stay at Bonne Esperance Guest House.

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