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Bonne Esperance's Signature South African High Tea
We invite you to come and experience our signature South African High Tea in the grand dining hall of the Bonne Esperance Victorian Villa. The setting is absolutely gorgeous with high ceilings, grand chandeliers, sash windows, wooden floors and a cosy fire place. The table is set with a feast of delectable High Tea bites and each one showcases a uniquely South African twist.
"Social Bubble" Package deal
Bonne Esperance Guest House is offering an exclusive "Social Bubble" package now that leisure travel within your province is allowed in Advanced Level 3.
The reunion package is ideal for a group of friends or an extended family who have been longing to spend quality time together. This is the perfect excuse for a girl's weekend aka "Annual Book Club Getaway". Based in the heart of picturesque Stellenbosch, the guest house will be for the exclusive use of your group. The staff will be sure to make it a memorable and safe experience.
The package includes a 2 night stay, a hike, all meals as well as tea & coffee. Cold drinks can be bought separately. A friend or family photoshoot, mobile beauty spa treatments and guided bike tours are an optional extra.
Visit Stellenbosch | Duty of Care | Accommodation Protocols
We are so proud to be part of Visit Stellenbosch, they have been so supportive and pro-active in these trying times. Below is an info graphic of the Duty of Care protocols that they have developed for the accommodation sector of Stellenbosch. We want to assure guests that together as a town we are doing everything we can to take care of the health and wellbeing of our guests.
We look forward to welcoming you as soon as the lockdown on travel is lifted. #WarmheartStellenbosch #StellenboschReady #ProudlyStellenbosch
Staying Entertained at Home
Schools are closed and stressed parents are desperate for new ways to keep the little ones entertained.
We asked our staff members to share some ideas:
Stellenbosch During Lockdown
It has been over a month since the beginning of lockdown and, fortunately, we are now able to go outside and exercise! Face masks are mandatory but the freedom to run, cycle and stroll in the fresh air has brought joy to many people in these troubling times.
The Stellenbosch municipality has also been doing a great job of sanitising public spaces to avoid the spread of the disease. Pavements, benches and dustbins all get washed and sanitised.
We Shall Overcome
As we are all locked behind doors for now we know for sure that this boundary is not indefinite, we will get to travel, explore and visit loved ones again, not tomorrow but soon. For now we can dream about the things we want to do when this wave has passed.
Bonne Esperance (Good Hope) in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic
Our hearts go out to you amid the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tomorrow there will be more of us.
11 February – 30 April 2020
Renovation and Refurbishment
Bonne Esperance Guest House has gone through a huge transformation this past winter and we can proudly say that the outcome is even better than we anticipated. The beautiful Victorian Villa was built in 1907 and we decided that it was time for the grand old lady to get a makeover.
We are excited to announce that Bonne Esperance Guest House will be extensively renovated during the South African winter of 2019.
The beautiful Victorian Villa was built in 1907 and with the utmost care we will renovate the bathrooms and add balconies to the courtyard rooms to create a more contemporary feel. The vision of the architect, Lienkie Troskie from VIZI architects, is to create a harmonious flow between the historic and the contemporary but still see a distinct difference so one can identify what was built in which era.
Two new rooms will be added in the roof space of the 1960's part of the building with balconies that will have vistas from Bothmaskop to Stellenbosch mountain. All the bathrooms will be updated with walk-in showers and contemporary bathroom fittings and the rooms will be redecorated through a collaboration of Annemien Kotzé, the co-owner, and Jill Julies from Supreme Upholstery. The photographs on the website of the Classic rooms are examples of what the new rooms will look like.
We will keep our guests and followers updated on social media on the progress, so please watch this space and like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.
We look forward to welcoming you to the new and improved Bonne Esperance Guest House.
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