Majeka House

I recently stayed at one of the most beautiful 5-star boutique hotels in South Africa. Majeka House is the perfect quiet, luxury and lavish weekendaway destination in the heart of Stellenbosch.

This owner-managed hotel features a range of luxury accommodation options, a sophisticated bar, magnificent spa and award-winning restaurant. In fact, Condé Nast Johansens pits Majeka House as the 2017 Award Winner of the Best Design Hotel in the Luxury Hotels, Spasand Venues category in South Africa.

Majeka House

A creative partnership with acclaimed designer Etienne Hanekom has been key to the striking aesthetic of Majeka House, where five-star facilities and warm country hospitality blend seamlessly with a cutting-edge interior design element.

Majeka House

Personally, I love experiencing hotels the way I love testing out new skincare products. From the thread count of bed sheets to the surrounding views, there’s an art form to creating a luxury or boutique hotel I believe. When well executed, it becomes a beautifully unique complement to its surroundings’ history and culture.

ACCOMMODATION AT MAJEKA HOUSE:

During our stay, we stayed in one of their Mountain View rooms which combines outdoor living with ingenious indoor space. The theatrical views of our own herb garden, koi-pond and majestic Stellenbosch mountains all ads to the experience that these rooms have on offer. Their artistic touch and spaciously generous atmosphere with a Victoria & Alfred bath, heated shower rails and super huge shower make these rooms an uppermost option. I was very impressed with the ultra-soft bedding, Nespresso coffee machineand a uniquely selected honesty bar.

If you’re curious about the additional room options (they have 23) be sure to visit their website for more options.

MAJEKA HOUSE SPA:

One of the most enchanting aspects of Majeka House is the spa that boasts a hydrotherapy pool as well as a Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna.

Upon arrival, we were welcomed by their gracious, well-trained and experienced therapists that ensured that we relaxed from the word go. We opted for their Pick & Mix package where you can choose 3 out of 7 treatments for 90 min – ideal for when you want a combination of treatments over a short period.

Majeka House

DINING AT MAJEKA HOUSE:

Our stay started off with lunch at Majeka House’s M Lounge. The M Lounge gives visitors a warm library feel with French-inspired armchairs, and wallpapers by Halogen House. They have a concise selection of gourmet bar snacks and bistro dishes – think hand cut hips with rosemary fries or crispy calamari with a crisp cold glass of chardonnay.

Dining at Majeka House’s Makaron Restaurant makes for the perfect date night venue and by far one of the best dining experiences I have had in Cape Town. During dinner, I had the opportunity to try their new compelling new ‘small plates’ menu from Head Chef Lucas Carstens.

The menu is broken into a recommended journey of ‘Suggested Start’, ‘Followed Up By’, ‘The Serious Choice’ and ‘To Finish’. We opted for a 4 plate option with wine pairing which gave us the opportunity to curate our very own culinary experience.

Some of the dishes I can highly recommend are their langoustine mi cuit, sea butter, fermented cucumber, green curry juice and 30-day air-dried beef sirloin,“kapokbos” glaze, roasted potato puree, biltong powder.

If you’re looking for the perfect mid-week or weekend getaway, then I would highly suggest Majeka House.  Just make sure your stay includes spa treatments and delicious culinary experiences, you will have no regrets!

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