About us 


Situated on one of the world’s most beautiful mountain passes, Clouds Wine and Guest Estate is a boutique hotel and working wine farm. It offers premium accommodation, a range of wines under its own label and a contemporary restaurant.  A stylish destination surrounded by incredible views, a stay at Clouds Estate is difficult to forget. 


Great lovers of food, wine and design, a Dutch couple purchased this petite estate with its own vineyards, accommodation and extraordinary views in 2012 and turned it into a dream destination.  Designer furniture and original art by a selection of South African artists feature in all the rooms and around the lounge, bar and in the gardens.


With 7 rooms and 2 junior suites in the hotel and 6 villas on the estate, you have a number of options to select your perfect getaway from.  Enjoy the views, the wine and the peace and quiet that surrounds you.   Simonsberg makes the perfect backdrop to this world-class escape from the world.  



Clouds Estate sits on one of the highest points of the Helshoogte pass, surrounded by the dramatic  Simonsberg and Drakenstein mountains. Clouds is one hour from Cape Town, 20 minutes from Franschhoek and only  45 minutes from Cape Town International airport.






Upon arrival at Clouds Hotel & Villas, you’ll be escorted to your beautiful semi-detached villa or luxury room. A welcoming  glass of Clouds wine will immediately acquaint you with South Africa's warm spirit.  


The rooms and villas were designed to offer guests panoramic views of the landscape via floor-to-ceiling windows. All accommodation options feature designer furnishings, original South African art and top-of-the-range technology.  Check-in time is from 14h00 and check-out time is 11h00.  


Kindly read our Terms on the Rates page. By reserving a room via our website, you agree that the booking terms are fair, reasonable and necessary to secure your reservation and compensate Clouds Estate in the event of a cancellation.  Please note that international transfers will be charged a fee of up to R492 per transaction by our bank and will be for your own account.  



Food & Wine

Food & Wine


Clouds has a range of 7 wines: you will find a choice between a summery sauvignon, with its fresh aromas, a chenin with fruity flavours, a wooded and unwooded chardonnay, a pinot noir, a spicy shiraz and a Bordeaux style field blend,  all equally enjoyable now but wines that will mature beautifully with age.    


Clouds serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily in the relaxed atmosphere of our restaurant and al-fresco when the weather permits it. Our hotel guests enjoy priority for restaurant bookings. 


Wine tasting from R150 per person 

We have a selection of snacks available to order with your wine tasting

Wine tasting prices