Romantic Getaway | Francois at Clouds Estate
Clouds Estate is a small boutique hotel on top of Helshoogte pass.
This private estate is a working farm that produces its own wines. It also offers premium accommodation that blends designer luxury with all the mod-cons. A stylish destination surrounded by incredible views, our stay at Clouds Hotel & Villas is difficult to forget. We would heartily recommend a glass of Clouds Estate’s own wine selection, relaxing at the pool with one of the best views in South Africa or go for a lunch, dinner or a wine excursion to one of the many renowned neighbours like Tokara or Delaire Graff.
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Francois tells us about Clouds.
Clouds Estate is about 50 km from Cape Town. Located in the scenic Helshoogte pass, in the Cape Winelands, just outside of Stellenbosch on your way to Franschhoek. Clouds’ has been on my personal bucket list of 5-star hotels in the Cape Winelands to experience.
Our first impression was simply location, location, location! Clouds Estate is magnificently located on the top of the mountain. It has an impressive entrance and utterly beautiful surroundings which enhances the clean lines of the architecture.
The service was really great. Clouds Estate staff focused on making us feel at home from the moment we arrived, with a welcome drink/coffee at the patio area overlooking the valley. They also take care of the little things, serving us popcorn when we ordered a DVD in our room the evening and also placing a warm water bottle in our bed as part of the turndown. Small things do make a difference!
The food and some highlights from our stay.
The breakfast at Clouds Estate was brilliant. We went for an 8 km run before breakfast and did not feel guilty trying everything on offer on the buffet. If you can’t choose the salmon eggs benedict is sublime.
Definitely, the biggest highlight was the private outside Jacuzzi with warm bubbly water. The warm water and the cold morning mist, made for an amazing experience. And just to top that off – the wonderful feeling of being on top of the world, high up the mountains on the Clouds Estate.
What to get up to in the Cape Winelands.
We do love to exercise and would most definitely recommend bringing your running/ walking shoes or mountain bike along if you like to exercise like us. If you are staying a little longer we would most definitely recommend going wine tasting on the surrounding estates too.
Clouds Estate is great for a romantic breakaway.
We feel Clouds Estate is great for anyone wanting a romantic break away and wine tasting experience. However, it is more appropriate for adults or families with children older than 12 years old. It would also be the perfect venue for exclusive corporate meetings, as they can accommodate up to 50 conference delegates.