The Palmiet Valley Estate
Posted by: Prestige Discoveries
The Palmiet Valley Estate is a luxury 5 star boutique hotel situated on a 300-year old working wine farm in the Cape Winelands at the tip of Africa. With a backdrop of the beautiful Drakensburg Mountains, and a multitude of vines in the front, guests will be enchanted by this lovely hotel located in Paarl, the centre of the wine region.
Visitors enjoy peace and tranquility, the benefits of pampering touches, thoughtful service and access to many relaxation benefits including massage, lazy walks, swimming, a chance to catch up on some reading and the enjoyment of a fine glass of wine. With many repeat customers, this Estate has been pleasing visitors for a long time.
Part of the experience lies in gastronomy where guests have the option of dining al fresco under the African sky or in the candlelit 18th century dining room. Dining at Palmiet is a sensory experience with many ingredients produced locally or directly on the estate. Delicious home-made jams with fresh baked bread start the day and the Cape Malay influenced menu uses local fresh ingredients from the estate’s own herb garden or local game and fish. Meals are accompanied by a selection of regional wines, many of which are produced by the Estate. In addition to the vines, the Estate was also the first producer of guava fruit and has recently implemented an olive grove project.
At the intersection of comfort and history, rooms in this breathtaking restored homestead are all uniquely appointed with rare pieces from the owner’s collection, such as an antique safe or a 1920’s celebrity’s suitcase. Each air-conditioned bedroom has an en-suite bathroom in various styles from Victorian to Turkish, and is loaded with special touches such as oversized bathrobes and heated mattresses for those cold nights that will leave you feeling pampered every minute of your stay.