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Coopmanhuijs


Text Jessica Ross WHERE: 33 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa, 021-883-8207, coopmanhuijs.co.za WHY WE LOVE IT: Just a short drive from Cape Town and based in the bustle of the city centre, a stay at Coopmanhuijs isn’t your average winelands experience. Thanks to its location you’re not only a stone’s throw away from some of Stellenbosch’s most famed vineyards, but also near enough to enjoy the hub of the town, with its galleries, food markets, wine bars and antique stores. The hotel prides itself on being a heritage building ‘where the comfortable is made remarkable’ and that’s just what you can expect, with delicately decorated and spacious rooms, Helena’s restaurant, which offers traditional fare using local produce, and staff who make your stay feel warm and welcoming. X-FACTOR: With their decidedly quaint look and feel, the Classic Courtyard rooms are best enjoyed with a good read and espresso on the balcony. After a lazy afternoon at the hotel steal next door to favourite local artisanal bakery Schoon de Companje for a charcuterie platter and a glass of wine.