Stellenbosch has always been a favourite destination for Capetonians seeking a quick escape from the city. Well, if you’re in need of a little bit of rest and relaxation, Majeka House might just be the spot you’ve been searching for. Nestled in the quiet suburb of Paradyskloof, this five-star hotel is run and managed by the owners themselves, ensuring your precious experience is consistently in great hands.
Under their watchful guise, Majeka House underwent an extensive renovation and redesign in 2011, which has since transformed it into a truly luxurious boutique hotel. Interior design consultant, Etienne Hanekom created the look you now see in the lobby, the M Lounge, cigar room and Makaron Restaurant. Each opulent space has been carefully thought out and highlighted with important designer pieces, including a 750kg Gregor Jenkin table in the dining room and Victoria Ghost chairs from Phillippe Starke in the M Lounge.
You’ll find individual vintage touches throughout the hotel that strongly contrast the all-round contemporary feel. It’s the perfect combination of old and new. The award-winning Makaron restaurant, headed by chef Tanja Kruger offers guests a genuine fine dining experience, featuring the perfect combination of traditional French cuisine with Scandinavian influences. View the full menu here. No matter which room or suite you choose, you’ll be treated to lavish decor and spacious interiors in both the bedroom itself as well as the en-suite bathrooms. All rooms are equipped with Lavazza espresso machines, free Wi-Fi, DVD players, flat-screen TVs and air-conditioning. Once you’ve left the comfort of your room, Majeka Spa is ready to pamper you with a range of treatments including the Himalayan Crystal Salt Bed for deep relaxation. Alternatively, you can take a dip in the heated pool or make use of the Jacuzzi or sauna room. This small hotel really does offer you everything you need for a well-deserved break.
X-FACTOR: The breakfast buffet. From homemade yoghurts and freshly baked Madeleines to Eggs Benedict and French toast, you’ll want to be up early to take full advantage of this scrumptious spread.
Text Lindi Brownell Meiring