The lovely Lisa van Aswegen visited us recently; and wrote this beautiful blog.
A night spent at Majeka House in Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands proves to be a seduction of all the senses.
You simply don’t expect to find a luxury boutique hotel in the quiet Stellenbosch suburbs of Paradyskloof. Just off the R44 that links this Winelands haven to Somerset West, you’ll find winding streets, established trees, charming homes and the gates to one of the country’s premier accommodation spots. In fact, you’d hardly know it’s there. But once you enter the gates to Majeka House, it’s like stepping into a different world.
All in the details
The interiors of Majeka House provide the most stunning, striking visual experience possible. It is the ever-evolving touch of interior designer Etienne Hanekom, that makes the spaces so unique and dramatic. With pops of colour, modern touches mixed with old-world opulence, quirky finds and over-the-top grandeur, the aesthetic is pure contemporary luxury.
Cobalt blue outdoor furniture creates a playful mood in the garden; golden planters adorn a wall in Makaron Restaurant;richly upholstered chairs mix effortlessly with Louis Ghost chairs by Philippe Stark in the dining area. After being welcomed, the first glorious touch was a refreshing herbal tea and a delicious canelé pastry, before I headed to my suite.