Grand Dédale Country House
Styled as a chic country house, this beautiful boutique beauty is just 45 minutes from the city at the foot of Bainskloof Pass and, together with Cnstantia Uistig, is one of the most rustic hotels in Cape Town. A five-star property boasting six extremely well-appointed rooms within the main building and a separate cottage for those needing more privacy, the Grand Dédale is perfectly positioned on a stunning wine estate with views of the valley below, Groenberg, Limietberge and Hawekwa mountains. Our favourite place to hunker down is the luxury loft, set beneath a thatched roof and overlooking the Hawekwa mountains. The hotel’s other amenities include a 15-metre saltwater swimming pool, spa room and library. The undisputed selling point for us, however, is the large veranda that overlooks the valley; with thoughts of a drizzly London but a distant memory and a glass of full-bodied red in-hand, it just doesn’t get much better.