Hawksmoor Guest House Facade


Hawksmoor House occupies a stunning location amidst vineyards with an expansive view from the verandah towards our beloved Table Mountain. The sundowner verandah offers spectacular sunset views, and savour a glass of the local range of Hawksmoor wines.

A treasure within the Winelands

Hawksmoor House is a Cape Dutch country retreat located on a 220 hectare wine farm, Matjieskuil, near Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands.  Meticulously restored and beautifully decorated with exquisite antiques, it occupies a stunning location amidst vineyards overlooking Table Mountain, and enjoys spectacular sunsets.

About a 25 minute drive away from the buzzing Cape Town centre, the estate is quiet and serene.  In addition to the guests, the farm is home to cows, porcupines, hawks, pelicans and countless other wildlife.  The resident German Pointers, Grace and Virginie, keep a watchful eye on the daily workings of the farm.

The friendly and cheerful staff stay discreetly in the background, providing you with the feeling that you have the entire place to yourself.  Hawksmoor House offers a totally unspoilt, unpolished and authentic country home experience for those who need some well-deserved rest.  It is the perfect place to unwind.

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 getting a paw print of the overzealous dogs on your trousers, you have found your place!

Service & Facilities:

  • 15 Luxury Double rooms
  • Pool
  • Continental & English breakfast
  • Complimentary afternoon tea with home – baked cake served daily
  • Delicious cheese & meat platters
  • Honesty Bar
  • In-room massage and beauty treatments(by prior arrangement)
  • Laundry service
  • Internet availability
  • Wine tastings
  • Restaurant booking

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HAWKSMOOR WINES: are proud of their recently restored, historic wine cellar and wine tasting room and while the production levels do not justify onsite wine production quite yet, they have established relationships with well-known vineyards nearby.  The 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 their first harvest from a 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 are also available.  The Waarburg vines are grown on their neighbouring vineyard, formerly part of the Matjieskuil werf.  At the Die Laaitjie cellar, located on Hawkmoor sister farm near Robertson, wine maker John Hargreaves, assisted by Brad Duggett, has produced limited-release oaked Pinotage and Shiraz.



Hawksmoor House has 15 beautiful guest rooms in four adjacent buildings set around a central pool and ornamental pond and garden.  The Manor House, The Slave Quarters, the Dairy Rooms and Edge house are all original footprints of the historic farm, converted with great sympathy and flair by the owners, and furnished with an elegant mix of beautiful antique pieces.  Each building offers a different perspective on the landscape and farm, and each room is individually decorated.  No matter what room you stay in, the experience is consistently elegant and the hospitality warm and relaxed.

Aside from a discerning selection of antique furniture and beautiful fabrics, all rooms offer queen-size or twin beds, digital safes, elegant en-suite bathrooms with showers and/or baths, underfloor heating and tea/coffee making facilities.  This room is perfectly situated where it affords a beautiful view of the garden.

BASIC DOUBLE ROOMS:  This room features bookshelves with antique books and wooden floors.  It has a brown marble bathroom with underfloor heating, a deep, free-standing Victorian bath, and separate shower and toilet cubicles. Queen size bed.

Amenities:  Balcony, Garden View, Kettle, Private Parking

STANDARD ROOMS:  This room type features queen or twin beds. Double doors lead onto a private patio, affording views onto either our lush garden or Table Mountain. Ensuite bathroom with bath & shower.

Amenities:  Balcony, Garden View, Kettle, Private Parking

LUXURY ROOMS:  Queen rooms with ensuite bathroom containing shower and/or freestanding bath.  Some have private patios with double doors, affording views of Table Mountain, and others have a sunny garden view.  The decor includes exquisite antiques, clean lines and contemporary touches.

Amenities:  Kettle, Private Parking

SUPERIOR ROOMS:  Large rooms with private terrace and underfloor heating throughout.  Mountain and garden views.  Furnished with antiques and contemporary touches.  Queen or twin beds.  Ensuite bathroom with shower and freestanding bath.

Amenities:  Kettle, Private Parking

SELF-CATERING COTTAGE:  Self-catering cottage containing two ensuite bedrooms with a spacious interleading lounge, dining & kitchen area.  The lounge has a wood burning fireplace and access to a secluded courtyard, affording views onto Table Mountain. Breakfast is not included.

Amenities:  Kitchenette, Patio, Balcony, Garden View, Extra bed, Microwave, Stove & Oven, Fridge, Kettle, Private Parking

FAMILY ROOM:  The Family Room is child-friendly & can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults with 1 child; an additional bed for a child under 12 can be arranged and will be charged at a flat fee.  Rooms have patio access and some have a gas fireplace.  Main bed is queen-sized.  Furnished with a combination of antiques and contemporary touches.

Amenities:  Extra bed, Kettle, Private Parking

Afternoon Tea at Hawksmoor

Join every afternoon in the drawing room, between 2 and 4 pm and savour the daily delicacies.  From scones with jam to a variety of cakes freshly made everyday, you surely will leave wanting more.  Tea and coffee are also served, so be sure you have a taste of the treats during your stay with Hawksmoor Guest House.


All images are credited to Hawksmoor Guest House

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