Hawksmoor House at Matjieskuil Farm

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

PO Box 508, Stellenbosch, 7599, South Africa
Hawksmoor House at Matjieskuil Farm
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Satisfaction Excellent
Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 63% more than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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  • Families90
  • Couples95
  • Solo100
  • Business100

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Superb, stylish hotel experience

by TripAdvisor Member TeamGreenEdinburgh

This place is a real gem. The property is an old Dutch Cape house filled with antiques (the owners are also antiques dealers) and with beautiful gardens. Rooms are cool and stylish with wonderful bathrooms and views - ours had a roll top bath and separate shower. Meike and her team looked after us extremely well and nothing seems to be too much trouble for them. They made reservations for us in advance for all their favourite restaurants which were all great and arranged a wine-tasting tour for us. All minimum hassle and allowed us to totally relax. We'd thoroughly recommend staying here.

A dream come true...

by TripAdvisor Member Chycki

It is already one year ago that we stayed at Hawksmoor House as it just opened its door to the first guests.

Needless to say that WE ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT....The stunning beauty & peacefulness of the place coupled with the tasteful interior, highest level of comfort, attention to detail, delicious breakfasts with chai tea lattes and melktarts but last but certainly not least the excellent service and genuine hospitality of Maike, Jon and "their girls" who would all go out of their way to make sure our stay would be a truly memorable one.

We were filled with so many unforgettable memories when we left after 2 weeks and still occasionaly get nostalgic when we look at our holiday pictures. South Africa and Hawksmoor House have made such a lasting impression even on our two girls who were only 2 and 5 years old at the time but they are still talking about the place and are regularly asking when we are going back....we hope very soon :-)

Jessica, Oreste, Isabella & Annalisa

Love the ambience

by TripAdvisor Member crazycape

Hawksmoor House has had a special place in my heart for 2 years now even before it was a guest house as I celebrated my 40 th birthday on the lawn !

The historic house with its thick walls, high celings and its lovely antiques puts you in awe but is not stiff and formal at all. The staff are friendly and attentive but never intrusive so you are allowed to fully relax in the house, by the lovely pool or on the wide terrace.

The overall ambience of Hawksmoor is one of true relaxation and without the trappings of our modern age ( television and telephones ) you can really get away from it all. The rooms are generous in size, stylishly furnished with lovely bathrooms.

I can highly recommend Hawksmoor House for its comfort and personalised service.

you wanna be there with somebody you love...

by TripAdvisor Member Schwenni

...because it´s such a romantic place. A quiet, small guesthouse with imaginative guestrooms in a well cultivated vineyard. Every room has its own little secrets to explore. Fireplaces in some of them.
You are faced by well arranged antiques all over the place.
After a cooling bath in the swimmingpool you can have a relaxing sunbath with a wonderful sight at table mountain.
And at last its the team around Maike and John Harms that does everything to make you having a great time in a wonderful country.

The most charming place to stay when exploring the Western Cape!

by TripAdvisor Member LadySLondon

Thanks to the wonderful team at Hawksmoor for making our holiday so pleasant and unforfgetable. I've now stayed at Hawksmoor for the second time in 18 months and loved it even more this time. The first time round I went with a group of 6 friends, and recently with family and friends to explore the Western Cape's culture, natural beauty and to sample the delicious food and wine of the region. We also celebarted my Mum's 60th birthday at Hawksmoor and Maike and her team organised the most wonderful celebration in this unique setting ... needles to say that my mother was over the moon and has unforgetable happy memories of her birthday. Hawsmook is stylish yet very comfortable, you can enjoy the stunning scenery, the tranquility by the pool, relax on the beautiful terrasse with a glass of wonderuflly crisp Hawksmoor White wine or just admire the impeccable interior design dotted with adorbale antiques. The team will spoil you and ensure that you have eveything you need - and they are great at giving you advice of what to do and where to go. I'll go back as soon as I can - it's the perfect place for a feel-good holiday!

perfect hideaway

by TripAdvisor Member sarnie28

This idyllic guest house is the perfect place to explore stellenbosch. The owners have gone to great lengths to ensure everything about our stay was perfect. The house is beautiful and has been decorated with gorgeous antiques, it is a great example of an old cape house. It was definitely the nicest place we stayed in whilst in south africa. The staff did everything they could to make sure our stay was perfect. If you can try spend a night on a wednesday of sunday, where a 3 course home cooked meal is prepared that you eat in the dining room with the other guests. Nothing fancy, but well sourced, delicious food. The honesty bar is well stocked and we definitely enjoyed (if not overindulged!) on the estates own wine. Just perfect!

Great B&B

by TripAdvisor Member diana_8

We had a great stay in Hawksmoor house. It is very beautiful decorated. Every room is special with antique and nice, different colours. The view is fantastic, and breakfast with this view and with delicious dishes is great. The people are very friendly and helpful, they booked us dinner in great restaurants every evening. Besides this Maike (your hostess) is doing a great job in educating the girls who are working their. We would recommend this B&B to everyone.

Amazing taste of South Africa

by TripAdvisor Member ChristineBJersey

We arrived at Hawksmoor house on the evening of my 50th birthday, late following a delayed plane. We needn't have worried as Maike had pre booked a restaurant with fabulous views of the sunset a truly memorable experience. This is a delightful place to stay tastefully decorated, full of antiques and atmosphere and free unobtrusive internet access as an added bonus. We liked the place so much we spent a day just relaxing and chilling out at the house. Maike is an excellent hostess, attentive and welcoming. It was almost like being at a house party, we met interesting people as we took breakfast together on one of the terraces, and on the Sunday night had a meal in the dining room, it was beautifully set out with white table cloths and was like going to a dinner party. Hawksmoor house is one of the best hotel/b&bs I've stayed in and I thoroughly recommend it.

Very special wedding at Hawksmoor

by TripAdvisor Member colorsofafrica

We had an amazing wedding at Hawksmoor House. The venue makes it so easy to create a romantic and french feel wedding!
We hired the entire place for the weekend in order to accommodate our family from abroad. Everything turned out exactly as we envisaged....the weather,the management,the staff and the ambiance all helped to make our special day very memorable.

An idyllic place to stay. Highly recommended

by TripAdvisor Member Pulau

We had a wonderful two night stay at Hawksmoor in April 08 and found it to be the most beautiful house in a tranquil setting run by wonderful staff. Maike is a real credit to this place. They offer a rustic farmhouse meal twice a week which was a welcome change from meals out so take advantage if it’s available.


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 Hawksmoor House at Matjieskuil Farm

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Address: PO Box 508, Stellenbosch, 7599, South Africa