THINGS TO DO

 

 

Our concierge is at hand to guide you through a range of things to do in the immediate vicinity of Clouds and in the surrounding Stellenbosch and Cape Town areas. Not only will you be given ample information, but we can also make any necessary reservations and bookings on your behalf. For transportation, Clouds has its own in-house driver (summer months only) and airport and other transfers can be arranged with us, subject to the driver’s availability, as driver bookings are managed on a first come, first served basis. We are also able to arrange taxi and shuttle services for you.

But you may not wish to go far, because at Clouds, rest & relaxation are the order of the day! There’s a welcoming pool deck and an on site restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. One of the advantages of being a Clouds guest is that you get to sample the estate’s own wonderful wines.

 

If you care to dine out, you can venture to neighbouring Delaire Graff Estate and nearby Tokara, or other top local restaurants in the area. Several nearby country markets offer ready-prepared and fresh farm food.

 

Food enthusiasts can visit Huguenot fine chocolates for a tour of the factory, indulge in goat’s cheese tasting at Fairview or see the Von Arnim champagne sabrage on a Saturday at Haute Cabriere in Franschoek. Alternatively, enjoy a pleasant picnic at Boschendal, Mont Rochelle or a number of other wine farms in the area. 

Shopping options abound with all-weather upmarket malls and open-air markets. Eikestad Mall, Somerset mall and Canal walk offer ample opportunity for premium brand retail therapy. For homemade produce and goods, visit Root 44, which is open on Saturdays and Sundays. Blaauwklippen is open on Sundays and is kid-friendly; and Slow Food Market is open on Saturdays. Most markets open early in the morning and are usually over by early afternoon.

Venture into nature with helicopter flips over the winelands, biking trips along the Jonkershoek nature reserve trails and wine tasting on horseback. A Sunday drive to Cape Point along Kalkbaai, Simonstown and Muizenburg offers a lovely journey along the coast. Alternatively, visitors can take a scenic drive along the Helshoogte Pass or the 11km long Jan Philips Mountain Drive in Paarl.

Experience South African culture and history by taking the Long Walk To Freedom where Nelson Mandela was released, visit the Huguenot Museum in Franschhoek or the Rupert Museum in Stellenbosch. A trip to Pniel, with a monument commemorating the first freed slaves or the Afrikaans language monument offers a journey into the story of South Africa. Alternatively, rev things up with a trip to the Car Museum at L’Ormarins.

We can arrange your golfing at a wide variety of international level golf courses when you supply us with your preferred T-off times. 

For wellness and spa treatments, Clouds guests have access to the Delaire Graff spa and complementary transport to the venue via golf cart. Other spa options are  Lanzerac or Majeka House or we can arrange a treatment via a mobile spa in your room.  Kindly settle all spa treatments directly at the property where your treatment was booked.