I was privileged enough to visit the Devon Valley Hotel with my boss the other day, and what a lovely place it is! Being one of the destinations of either one of the 2010 teams, or the corporate side of FIFA, this hotel is unfortunately booked for the period of the Soccer World Cup. But still, this hotel is a must-visit!
The road to the hotel looks like something that should be on a stress-relief video, with trees and dams and the sight of vineyards creating a sense of belonging. Situated a mere 55km from Cape Town, this hotel is the perfect place to escape from the fast and ever-changing life of a city sleeker.
Arriving at our destination, a blanket of old trees embraced us with the greenest green leaves letting through only enough sun to manage the right temperature. With a view that I would like to die with (rather not for), making you realise that South Africa is blessed with the beauty of nature at our front porch.
With the friendly Simon assisting us, we ordered from the various foods on the menu. With detailed descriptions that make your mouth water without any image necessary, we chose to go the healthier way and ordered salads.
The salads were divine! Compliments to the chef!
The Devon Valley Hotel is 62 years old this year and has recently undergone renovations and I can confidently say that this hotel can easily become a beautiful venue for any special occasion or even an outstanding conference venue!
If the interior is not already convincing enough, walk out to the terrace and enjoy the breathtaking view: never-ending mountain ranges, covered with the distinguished vineyards of the Stellenbosch area, and to top it off, an eagle soaring over the magnificent valley. Sounds unbelievable? Well believe it, ‘coz it’s true! If you are still hesitant, visit the Devon Valley Hotel situated on SylvanVale Wine Estate, 6 km from historic Stellenbosch, and find out for yourself.
Article published in Greater Stellenbosch 2010 blog.