Hawksmoor House is located on a 220- hectare working wine farm, Matjieskuil, near Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands. Meticulously restored, Hawksmoor offers Cape Dutch country retreat, value for money Guest House accommodation in 15 en-suite rooms, beautifully and individually decorated with exquisite antiques and contemporary touches.
Country Style Accommodation
Hawksmoor House occupies a stunning location amidst vineyards with an expansive view from the verandah towards our beloved Table Mountain. Our sundowner patio offers spectacular sunset panoramas - perfect to gaze at while you savour a glass of our own range of Hawksmoor wines. In winter, the fireplace in our drawing room is always ablaze and here you relax while reading one of the antique books in our library at the same time sipping on our fine Hawksmoor wine. The quiet and serene estate is a 25 minute drive away from the buzzing Cape Town centre.
In addition to our guests, the farm is home to horses, cows, porcupines, hawks, pelicans and countless other wildlife. Hawksmoor House offers a totally unspoilt, unpolished and authentic country home experience for those who need some well-deserved rest. It's the perfect place to unwind..
Our friendly and cheerful staff stay discreetly in the background, providing you with the feeling that you have the entire place to yourself. Resident German Pointer dogs keep a watchful eye on the daily workings of the farm.
If you love dirt roads, sunsets, wine by candlelight, an owl outside your window, and don't mind sharing the pool with the occasional disoriented frog, or hearing the contented sighs of a Pointer drowsing on the cool floor nearby, you've found the right place.
Our Wines: Hawksmoor At Matjieskuil Farm
We are proud of our recently restored, historic wine cellar and wine tasting room and while our production levels do not justify onsite wine production quite yet, we have established relationships with well-known vineyards nearby.
Our wines, marketed as "Hawksmoor at Matjieskuil", are made solely from grapes grown and harvested at Matjieskuil Farm. They include a clean, fresh and crisp Chenin Blanc from 25-year-old bush vines, and a range of Pinotage for every palate, ranging from an unoaked 2005 to a lightly oaked 2006. 2008 saw our first harvest from our new block of Mourvèdre. The oaked red will be released shortly, followed by the long-awaited 2007 Bandol-style Rosé.
Under the Waarburg label, a Rhone-style red blend and an oaked Chenin Blanc is also available. The Waarburg vines are grown on our neighbouring vineyard, formerly part of the Matjieskuil werf. At the Die Laaitjie cellar, located on our sister farm near Robertson, wine maker John Hargreaves, assisted by Brad Duggett, has produced limited-release oaked Pinotage and Shiraz. You can contact us at any time to arrange wine tasting sessions and or place an order.
Policy & Terms
Hawksmoor House reserves the right to admit any guest/s and furthermore retains the right to remove, any guest/s whose behaviour impacts negatively on other guests and / or staff. All rates are in South African Rands and include VAT. Children are welcome at Hawksmoor House, subject to availability of child-friendly rooms and equipment. Family Room categories can accommodate 2 children (0- 12 years) OR 1 child (13-17 years) sharing with adults. Please note that all guests will be required to sign an indemnity form on arrival. 50% non-refundable deposit will be required to confirm a booking. The remaining balance is to be paid when checking in to Hawksmoor House. Check in time: From 2pm Check out time: 11 am Standard child rates (unless specified otherwise in e.g. special offers): Infants 0-3 year stay free when sharing with adults in a cot. Children 4-12 years are charged R300 per child, per night when sharing with adults. Children 13-17 years are charged R400 per child, per night when sharing with adults. Children staying in a room by themselves will be charged the full adult price. In the event of notification of cancellation, the following cancellation fee shall apply on the full booking: Cancellation 29 - 15 days prior to arrival - 50% cancellation fee is charged Cancellation 14 - 1 day(s) prior to arrival 80% cancellation fee is charged No show - 100% cancellation fee is charged Group Cancellation Cancellation 45 - 30 days prior to arrival - 50% cancellation fee is charged Cancellation 29 - 15 day(s) prior to arrival 80% cancellation fee is charged Cancellation 14 - 01 day(s) prior to arrival 80% cancellation fee is charged No show - 100% cancellation fee is charged
Check in : 02:00 PM - Check out : 11:00 AM