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Gamba
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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2011

This was the ideal base for the family. Dave and fiona are very welcoming and very accommodating with specific enquiries. The location is simply stunning and the accomodation first class. Thoroughly recommended Mark Brady and family

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Gouda, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Reviewed 11 October 2011

Beautiful guesthouse in a very quiet valley. The garden is outstanding. Great place for relaxing and wine tasting. Lovely and helpfull owners. Great restaurant across the street. The room has a complete kitchen, the shower is great, the bed is good, so perfect place to stay!

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kateh_9
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

My husband and I spent 5 days in the Stellenbosch/Cape Town area and had a wonderful experience at Acara. It was a great location for day trips to Cape Town, Hermanus, and so close to Stellenbosch and all of the wineries. The cottage was clean and had all the amenities we needed for self catering. Fiona and Dave were very... More 

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Johannesburg
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

Spending one's 60th birthday and 40th wedding anniversary in the Cape winelands is very special. Staying at Acara made the four days we enjoyed at the beginning of spring even more enjoyable. Lavender Cottage is self catering and offers everything a traveler needs for a comfortable stay. Cape weather in October is unpredictable and Dave came to our rescue with... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 3 October 2011

Stunning gardens and tranquil soroundings make this a most pleasant place to hide away and rest. The cottages are superb and very well equipped. Fiona is a most welcoming host and made us feel very welcomed. The pool was excellent.

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Thank Munzhedzi
London
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

Five stars all the way ! If you are planning a trip to Stellenbosh you don't have to look any further. After looking at several diff places we decided to stay here and had a fantastic holiday. The location is ideally situated to those who want to have the best of both worlds. The Acara grounds were relaxing & beautiful,... More 

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Karlstad, Sweden
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

We had a truly great stay at Acara! The cottages were superb and as we were there in winter time we used the fireplace in the evenings, not so much for heating, since there are heated floors but more for the mood. After a full day of work it was great to get back "home". The pool looked very nice... More 

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Naxos Town, Greece
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Reviewed 27 June 2011

Fiona and Dave Stafford cannot do enough for you and were very helpful with a 2.5 yr old, they recommend gd places to eat and helped arrange a babyditter. The garden is amazing and it is obvious this is Fiona's passion and the owls just outside Lavender Cottage front door amazing. the cottage is less cottage like and more a... More 

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cape town
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Reviewed 20 May 2011

beautiful luxury cottage and english garden in the winelands for perfect holiday break in the winelands

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 19 May 2011

We had a great time at Acara, nice and private cottages. Very childfriendly, nice pool to relax after a day of exploring the Cape or the Winelands. The owners are very friendly and helpfull. Wonderful lush and well kept gardens, great to wake up in the morning with a cup of coffee and overlooking the Simonsberg.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the Winelands, between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, Acara is nestled in a valley amidst scenic vineyards. A fantastic location for visiting the entire area - from Cape Town to Franschhoek & beyond, but yet peaceful and quiet. Beautifully appointed rooms, a sparkling heated swimming pool and large landscaped gardens. Amazing views to the Helderberg Mountains. A place to relax! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Acara

Address: 24 Winery Road | nr Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch 7130, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Price Range: €71 - €201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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