Situated in the stunning Swartland wine and olive district of the Western Cape, South Africa, Suikerbossie (which means 'sugar bush' - a beautiful South African shrub) is a gorgeous newly-renovated 4-bedroomed house accommodating up to 8 people in the heart of Riebeek-Kasteel .
Minimum stay: 2 people for 2 nights
The accommodation at Suikerbossie is luxurious and has been designed with your every comfort in mind. Quirky Cape decorator, Salomé Gunter, was given carte blanche to design Suikerbossie’s beautiful interior and she did it with her usual style.
In Room /Unit
•Area information booklet
•Bathroom towels supplied
•Bed linen supplied
•Cleaning materials supplied
•Fan in each bedroom and living room
•Kitchen (fully equipped)
•Parking - off street for 2 cars, street parking
•Security (alarm system, window guards)
Food & Drink
•Braai/barbeque, starter wood pack with 2 firelighters and matches
•Complimentary tea, coffee, sugar, milk
The house can accommodate up to 8 guests. Each uniquely decorated bedroom invites you to snuggle up with 200 thread count designer linen, and has its own en-suite bathroom:
•Bedroom 1 with a double bed and Victorian bath
•Bedroom 2 with two single beds and shower
•Bedroom 3 with a double bed and shower
•Bedroom 4, in a beautiful separate annex, with a double bed, bath and shower
All the bedrooms and the living room open out on to an old-fashioned stoep - ideal for chilling out on hot days. For maximum comfort during the long, hot summer, each bedroom has a colonial paddle fan above the bed. Or chill out by having a dip in our cool splash pool and enjoy the shady stoep.
In winter you’ll remain cosy and snug, as each en-suite bathroom has underfloor heating. The central fireplace in the lounge keeps the whole house warm and toasty.
Suikerbossie boasts a fully-equipped, modern kitchen, including a gorgeous lime green Smeg fridge, stainless steel kitchen surfaces, and with all the necessary crockery, cutlery, pots, pans and utensils for self-catering.
The comfortable sitting room with a colonial paddle fan and dining room with a lovely traditional dining table are open plan to the kitchen and create the ideal environment for total relaxation.
Another fabulous chill-out area, with a wooden dining table and seating for 8 people, is situated under the cool pergola near the pool.
The wrap-around farm stoep is reminiscent of the 1920’s and is the perfect spot to watch village life go by (it goes without saying that you’ll be sipping a glass of local Shiraz and nibbling on an olive or two while you do this!). With its built-in bench with comfy cushions, chairs and table, the 'stoep', or verandah, is ideal for al fresco meals and, of course, South Africa’s favourite entertainment, a traditional braai.
Clare Schrijver is your local point of contact if there are any queries. You will be supplied with her email and mobile number.
Christmas and Easter have a minimum stay of 3 days. The Olive Festival (first weekend in May)had a minimum of 2 days at a premium rate. Please advise if you wish to enquire about this period.
Suikerbossie is centrally located on the corner of Skool and Van Riebeeck Streets. The house is a mere stone’s throw from world-class restaurants, pubs, shops and the renowned wine and olive boutiques of this unspoilt and charming village. Well-known Kloovenburg and Allesverloren are a scenic five minutes’ drive away and offer wine tastings and sales of their signature vintage wines.
The nearest beach, Yzerfontein, is 45 minutes away by car. Langebaan, Stellenbosch, and Franschhoek with all their attractions, are conveniently close.
Smoking and pets are not allowed, although you will be able to smoke outside the house. Confirmation on the number of guests before arrival is required to ensure the correct number of bedrooms are made up.
No charge for children under 12 months old. There is a travel cot in the house, please request if required and it will be set up.
Please let Helen know an approximate time of arrival, for her to be able to meet you for the keys or make arrangements for them to be collected. This is important, for late at night arrivals Helen will leave keys at a local restaurant or security office.
At the end of your stay, we need you to vacate by 10:00 so that we can prepare for the next guests.