Grand Dedale Estate

Wellington (Winelands) max 14 Persons


Nestled at the foot of Bainskloof Pass in a beautiful long valley near Wellington, the exclusive Grand Dédale Estate is set on 380 hectares of vineyard, forest and fynbos and is surrounded by three dramatic mountain ranges and sweeping views.

Originally designed as the luxurious retreat for the estate owner, the unique property is now rented out exclusively to families, groups and wedding parties - or at times it is run as a 5-star guest house. Guests enjoy sumptuous comfort, discreet service and complete privacy. Accommodation consists of six beautifully appointed and individually designed rooms and suites in the historic Manor House and one free standing thatched cottage, all reflecting the Cape Dutch elegance of the buildings with 21st century comfort and 5 star luxury. Interiors have been carefully chosen to suit the style, with a subtle use of technology. The rooms are spacious and equipped with the finest materials, linen and amenities giving an instant homely feel, amidst beautiful Winelands scenery. 

Beside sumptuous breakfasts with a range of homemade treats, light lunches and high tea, the magic sunsets at Grand Dédale are celebrated with sundown pre-dinner drinks on the veranda or the pool. This is followed by a four course table d’hôte menu, prepared by our local resident chef. Emphasizing game and seafood, all ingredients are locally sourced and prepared in a Cape idiom ensuring a truly African feast with every meal.

Other Estate facilities comprise a swimming pool, a spa room, hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, a River Walk and a Vineyard Walk on the Estate, while fishing or other leisure sports, including golf played on world class golf courses, are only a short drive away.

The Estate is also the ideal base from which to explore the major attractions of the Cape. The wine routes of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch can all be reached within 30 minutes drive. Most scenic mountain passes connect the Cape’s various wine, brandy and fruit routes. The historical towns of Tulbagh, Ceres, Riebeek Kasteel, Robertson, Citrusdal and Darling all make for a pleasant day trip. Cape Town city centre and Cape Town International Airport are a mere 45 minutes drive, whereas the sunny golden beaches of the Cape Peninsula, the whales of False Bay as well as the Cape West Coast National Park are within an hour's reach.


Period Rental Rate
01.04.2013 - 30.04.2013 2400,- EUR / night
01.05.2013 - 30.09.2013 1900,- EUR / night
01.10.2013 - 30.03.2013 2800,- EUR / night
price on request


General Information

Sleeps (max)14 Persons

The entertainment areas of Grand Dédale have been specially designed to make guests feel comfortable and homely in a 5 star environment. The facilities include:

  • Large veranda overlooking the valley
  • 5 x 3 metre salt water pool & loungers
  • Extensive, landscaped gardens
  • Al fresco dining
  • Outdoor kitchen with gourmet braai facilities
  • Dining room
  • Tea lounge with fireplace
  • TV lounge with international channels
  • Two self-service residents’ bar fridges
  • Library
  • Spa room offering various beauty, wellness and non-surgical rejuvenating treatments
  • Wireless internet connection

For in-room comfort and entertainment all rooms offer the following

  • Fresh flowers & fruit basket
  • Air-conditioning & heating
  • Under floor heating in the bathroom
  • Twin basin, shower and bath
  • Heated towel rails, hairdryer
  • Luxurious velour bathrobes
  • Luxury amenities
  • 300 thread count percale linen
  • Imported, allergy free down duvets and pillows and fine fibre pillows
  • Tea & Coffee facility
  • Electronic safe
  • Wireless internet connection
  • I-pod docking station including radio and alarm clock
  • Remote telephone for internal and external calls


Cottage Living

  • Size: 115 m²
  • King-size bed
  • Bathroom with twin basin, jet bath and separate shower
  • Livingroom with minibar, satellite TV flows onto private veranda
  • Views of Groenberg mountains, paddocks and forest


Loft Living

  • Size: 45 m² to 50 m²
  • Upstairs under thatched roof of Manor House
  • Extra length king-size/twin bed
  • Bathroom with twin basin, bathtub with shower overhead
  • Walk-in dressing room
  • Views of Limietberg or Groenberg mountains and gardens


Suite Living

  • Size: 52 m² to 63 m²
  • Extra length king-size/twin bed
  • Bathroom with twin basin, bathtub and separate shower
  • Lounge with dining area flows onto private patio
  • Views of Bainskloof Pass and gardens


The experienced Grand Dédale team is on hand to assist guests with:

  • Concierge service including assistance with air & ground travel plans and reservations of tours, transfers, car hire, restaurants etc.
  • Airport transfers in an air-conditioned, spacious vehicle
  • On-site laundry service
  • Valet parking
  • Languages spoken: English, German, Italian, French and Afrikaans