The Devon Valley Hotel
Experience the finest of Handmade Hospitality in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands. The Devon Valley Hotel is tucked away in a corner of the lush-green Stellenbosch Winelands and snugly enclosed by its own working SylvanVale vineyard. The hotel showcases breathtaking views of the olive groves, vineyards and majestic Helderberg Mountains.
Throughout its long history, dating back to 1947, the hotel has rewarded many a weary traveller and casual visitor with an oasis of relaxation. Enjoy a refreshingly tranquil stay over, a memorable sundowner with friends, or simply a few quiet moments to savour the magnificent valley and mountain views.
The Devon Valley Hotel’s 50 stylishly furnished guest rooms reflect the contemporary colonial feel of the hotel while enjoying unobstructed views of the mountains, vineyards and olive groves. The spacious Luxury rooms and Executive suites in the Manor House are the hotel’s premier offering, ideal for a romantic escape or a rejuvenating retreat.
The Hotel’s Classic Rooms are situated in the historic Cedarwood building, the Vineyard Rooms houses eight luxury rooms with their own fire places and 12 Classic rooms with beautiful views of the valley from their private patios and balconies.
SylvanVale is the estate comprising the vineyards surrounding the historic Devon Valley Hotel. Grapes have been grown on the property since the 1960s. Today these are some of the flagship vineyards in the Devon Valley, and the south-east facing slopes with their rich red soils now produce superb Pinotage, Cabernet and Chenin Blanc cultivars. Viticulturist Lorna Hughes, who has been instrumental in the renaissance of the property, implements a programme of total quality management, resulting in intensely flavoured and ultra ripe fruit - the basis of SylvanVale’s big, bold wines.
The Devon Valley Hotel’s signature restaurant, ‘Flavours’, has an elegant and welcoming ambience and promises to offer guests and visitors authentic, contemporary Cape cuisine in a picturesque setting. ‘Flavours’ is about bringing people together and celebrating the good things in life. The stylishly decorated Cedarwood Lounge & Bar with comfortable leather couches has become a much coveted and ever popular meeting place, highly conducive to long evenings alongside the cosy fireplace. The hotel’s bar and lounge area lead onto the Vineyard Terrace, which is the ideal spot for light and lazy lunches with breathtaking views of the hotel’s very own SylvanVale Vineyards and the Helderberg in the distance.
Devon Valley Detour
Take the Devon Valley Detour and experience the abundance of flavours and renowned wines of the Vintners of Devon Valley. The Devon Valley Detour includes a unique tasting experiences at Middelvlei; The restaurant @ Clos Malverne; Flavours canapés and SylvanVale wine pairing of three selected SylvanVale wines at The Devon Valley Hotel; bubbly, meringue and marshmallow tasting at the JC le Roux sparkling wine house and n Beer tasting and cellar tour at Stellenbrau – the latest edition to our Valley.
Vineyard Hiking & Biking Trails
Vineyard hiking trails around The Devon Valley Hotel is your opportunity to relax and unwind as the tranquillity of the rolling hills unfold. Enjoy the hospitality of the wine farmers along the route who share many generations’ toil to cultivate wines of origin and style. One can also sample the superlative wines of the region and experience the wine-making process first hand.
There are three spectacular routes on offer: The Mountain Route for the bird and nature lover; The Vintners Route for the wine lover and the Devon Valley Route for the health and fitness lover – this trail affords the hiker with a good work-out, all along the slopes of the vine-clad hills, with commanding views of both sides of the Devon Valley. Detailed trail maps and information are available at the reception desk.
Whisky, Wine & Food Pairings
The Devon Valley Hotel is surrounded by its own working SylvanVale Vineyards that produce handmade boutique style wines that are only available for sale to guests to the property. Gourmet Food and SylvanVale wine pairing are available all year round either in Flavours Restaurant or on a smaller sample tasting scale of Flavours food canapés and a flight of three SylvanVale wines.
The Cedarwood Lounge & Bar is home to one of the most definitive collections of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies in South Africa and is frequented by self-confessed Whisky lovers from all over the globe. Whisky tastings and pairing menus are also available and presents the perfect opportunity for Whisky and food lovers to indulge in these simple pleasures while visiting the Stellenbosch Winelands.
Conferencing & Events
Devon Valley Hotel is a tranquil country setting with gorgeous views over its own vineyards. There are six conference venues which are flooded with natural light, are air-conditioned and are configurable to almost any seating requirement, comfortably catering for up to 96 guests inside and 120 outside.
The banqueting team supported by the hotel’s food and beverage team, is experienced in handling weddings and functions efficiently and creatively. Standard conference equipment includes, data projector, screen, white board, flip chart and lectern. Internet connectivity in conference venues and wireless internet is available.
The Devon Valley Hotel in the world renowned Stellenbosch Winelands offers magnificent views of vineyards, olive groves and distant mountains providing the ideal backdrop for wedding photos or an exquisite garden ceremony. The unforgettable country charm and style of the Hotel provides the ideal place to create memories that will last a life time.