From the moment we arrived we knew we had discovered a very special place. Acara is set back from the road, and hidden amongst the willow trees in the most beautiful garden. Lavender Cottage was our accommodation and just as we imagined; cool, cosy and peaceful. We stayed for nearly 5 weeks and enjoyed every second of our stay. We even returned for another 5 nights at the end of our holiday.
Fiona and Dave Stafford, the owners quickly became friends and helped us with all things travel related. They are just the right sort of hosts; around most of the time but never in your way.
Highlights were; the gardens, the views, the dogs, the swimming pool, the owls in the willow trees, the mongoose family and the horses.
Nearby are the most wonderful vineyards in which to sample the wines from the region. The restaurants all serve high quality food at very affordable prices compared to home which is Vancouver. Cape Town is an easy 30 minute drive with beaches 10 minutes away.
- 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! We don't list with the main agencies, and we don't pay for adverts, therefore our prices and availability don't show here on the TripAdvisor website. Please contact us directly, we'd love to welcome you here. :-) ... more less