The view across the valley from the patio of Sunbird House
Set in the stunning tranquillity of the Heaven and Earth Valley and watched over by the impressive Babylonstoring (Tower of Babylon Mountain), amongst vineyards & olive trees, fynbos & trout dams, in the ‘champagne air’ that is renowned for producing fine wines of quality.
Stunning views of the Babylonstoring mountain and the valley from all cottages.. Landscaped gardens and trout dam with the Onrus River running through the property.
Superb Location (60 - 90 minutes drive from Cape Town)
Situated in the internationally acclaimed Hemel en Aarde Valley on the Wine Route only 10kms from the delights of Hermanus, the whale watching capital of South Africa.
Cottages are provided with:
All linen except swimming towels
Tea, coffee, milk and sugar
Soap, shampoo and toilet rolls
Washing up materials
Wood, charcoal & firelighters for sale
Enjoy a game of golf at the beautiful Hermanus golf course or the world famous Arabella course approximately 20 minutes away
Embark on a wild life sea cruise to Dyer Island or sign up to dive with the Great White Shark
Swim or surf in the turquoise waves at blue flag beaches and enjoy the rocky outcrops popular amongst anglers
Enjoy the views from the many exhilarating cliff walks and hiking and cycling trails
Enjoy the amazing bird life, fauna and flora in the many nearby nature reserves or inland of Pearly Beach which boasts one of the world’s most renowned botanical spots, home of several endemic plant species
Participate in a variety of boating activities in the nearby vleis, rivers, dams, lagoons and the sea
Visit historical Danger Point the site of the wreck of the Birkenhead
Take a day trip to the southernmost tip of Africa
Whether it’s peace and quiet or adventure you’re after, the Hemel and Aarde Valley is the ideal location
Settle back and enjoy a braai (barbeque) on the estate, relax on a nearby beach, in the mountains or at a wine estate or go for a hike and explore the surrounds
Enjoy wine tasting at any of the celebrated wine estates nestled in the valley or enjoy superb South African cuisine at one of the many restaurants
Pool for the use of Sunbird guests
Living Area – Sunbird House
(500 sq m) - R1995 - R2995 per day.
Open plan sitting and dining room with large table to seat +16 people
Separate TV room with flat screen HD TV
Farm style kitchen, fully equipped with dishwasher and modern appliances
Separate utility room with washing machine, fridge/freezer with icemaker and filtered water dispenser
Cosy en-suite bedroom downstairs that leads off the Tv lounge with 2 single beds (ideal for teenagers)
Two huge king bedrooms upstairs each with a sitting area and 2 single beds for children
Each bedroom has an enormous en suite bathroom/dressing room with Victorian bath, shower, toilet and bidet
Five metre deep wrap-around patio with stunning views
Built in braai (barbeque) and pizza oven
16 metre long lap pool with adjoining children’s pool
Living Area – Barn Owl Loft
Double Bedroom - Barn Owl Loft
R1500 - R1695 per day. Sleeps 4
Open plan kitchen and living area with cast-iron log fireplace.
Flat screen HD TV
French doors from living area opening onto wooden deck equipped with table and chairs and Weber barbeque
2 Double Bedrooms each with en suite bathroom
Deck with view - Barn Owl Loft
King Bedroom - Olive Tree Cottage
Olive Tree Cottage
R825 - R925 per day. Sleeps 2
Open plan kitchen and living area with cast-iron
Patio with built-in braai (barbeque) and seating area
Flat screen HD TV
Sliding door from living room to patio
Double bedroom with sliding door to patio
En suite shower and toilet
Sliding door from bedroom to patio
Second bathroom with bath
Sitting Room - Olive Tree Cottage
Patio - Strelitzia Cottage
R1650 - R2350 per day.
Open plan kitchen & living area with fireplace TV & dvd player.
Wraparound stoep with undercover braai area.
UPSTAIRS room wih double bed & shower/toilet.
Two double bedrooms downstairs sharing a bath, shower & toilet. Overhead fans in rooms.
Sitting Room - Strelitzia Cottage
Lounge - Strelitzia Cottage
Double Bedroom - Strelitzia Cottage
Rates based on minimum stay of 2 nights
Peak season: 10th Dec to 15th January and long weekends
Cottages serviced on request
Satellite TV - bring decoder and smartcard
Deposit of 50% with reservation, balance to be settled on arrival
South 34° 21.509 min | East 19° 16.509 min
From Cape Town (approx 140 kms) From Cape Town Int airport (approx 120 kms)
Follow the N2 towards George. At Botrivier take the R43 to Hermanus.
After travelling about 30 km turn left at traffic light into Hemel en Aarde Road (Hemel en Aarde Village on left)
(also signposted R320 to Caledon).
Drive along the Hemel en Aarde Road past wine cellars Hamilton Russel, Bouchard Finlayson, La Vierge, Sumaridge and Newton Johnson.
Once past High Season Farm (flagposts at entrance) proceed for 1,3km and turn left into Farm No. 25 (between dusty gate posts).
Proceed down farm road lined with pine trees, around the dam, past the ox wagon for 100m
Drive through the gate signposted Coch-Y-Bondhu and EMETT. Proceed for another 50m into the parking area.