Grand Dédale

The historic Manor House on Doolhof Wine Estate, dating back to the early 1700s has recently been restored to its former Cape Dutch elegance and now houses 6 individually designed and appointed en-suite bedrooms, offering 5 star luxuries and service. Our free standing thatched cottage forms the 7th bedroom and is ideal for honeymooners or guests seeking additional privacy.


Situated in a long valley just below the Bainskloof Pass, the Estate not only offers a wide variety of outdoor activities but is also an ideal base from which to explore the Cape.

The name “Doolhof” is the Afrikaans word for labyrinth and was given by the early settlers of the 1700’s to this estate, due to the many hills and vales which allowed only one way in and out. Grand Dédale translates into “Great Labyrinth”.

Today we invite our guests to experience the mystical Doolhof Valley. When entering the romantic country road leading into the Estate, visitors are surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery, vineyards and mysterious forests. The gates with the great “D” lead past manicured horse paddocks and rows of white roses, revealing the beauty and elegance of the Estate.

We believe that luxury comes with space and have therefore created a large veranda, two dining areas, a library and tea lounge, a TV lounge with international channels, two conservatories, extensive landscaped gardens and a 15 meter pool, ensuring a high level of privacy and comfort.