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Robert Drew

Member since: 2008
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Speaks english, french, german, polish

Your African home of distinction set amongst cape vineyards

1 Review
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights


Photos and Description of this Franschhoek holiday house

Luxury 3 to 5 bedroom home with swimming pool, jacuzzi, gym, cinema & housekeep

You will enjoy living on a sizeable stoep (patio) shielded from the occasional Franschhoek winds. Three bedrooms, all en-suite, with a gym and cinema room which can be turned into occasional bedrooms, should guests increase in number. There is a fully equiped study/library with broadband connection, scullery, walk in cold room, swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room and satelite TV. A large walk in wine cellar sits benieth the house and all new guests are welcomed with a bottle of our vineyards wine. To make your stay as enjoyable a possible a houskeeper is provided during the working week. The large rooms provide you with a wonderful feeling of space echoing what Africa has to offer.

The house has been designed with much love and affection and represents the owners living experience throughout Africa, from the Cape to Cairo, and incoporates unique Cape Dutch architecture with a French Huguenot flavour.

Your home in Africa, set within the Gourmet and Wine Capital of South Africa

Housekeeper included during the working week: The housekeeper will clean house, make beds and do your washing at no extra charge.

Child Pool Security: A child proof security pool net is provided to prevent accidental drowning

Wine Cellar: The lodge is set in its own wine estate and has its own wine cellar

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Robert Drew (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, german, polish

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have now visited and stayed at Sala Kahli Lodge 3 times in the past 3 years and have booked for the next 2 years ahead. It is simply a wonderful place to stay - we enjoy the serenity, the closenest to the village and the wonderful views. The lodge is furnished to the highest standard.

David and Peggy - USA
Mar 2011
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1 traveller review

Your African home of distinction set amongst cape vineyards
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Absolutely stunning!

  • 5 of 5

A group of us stayed here at the end of October 2008. The property is amazing, having been built with such attention to detail and with great thought. The rooms are all extremely spacious and the outside dining area offers a welcome place to sit, enjoy the views and sip the local wine. The maid prepared our beds, cleaned, tidied and was more than happy to go the extra mile in ensuring that our stay was as comfortable as possible.

If you are staying in the Franschooek area, this is a must! It is a great location surrounmded by wonderful scenery and vineyards.

We can't wait to return to SA or to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Cape Town International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Within the village
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Pearl Valley Championship Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
The Strand
Car: recommended

Franschhoek (French Corner) is where the French Huguenots settled in 1689; it is considered the gourmet and wine capital of South Africa and is set in a a unique valley that is almost surrounded by wonderful mountains. It is the most visited village in South Africa. Stellenbosch, the second oldest city in South Africa, is a 20 minute drive away with its wonderful history, architecture, and relaxed shopping and this scenic drive is not to be missed. Cape Town is an hours motorway drive away and offers the visitor Table Mountain, a trip to Robben Island, great shopping, Parliament House, the Old Fort, and the wonderful V & A Marina and shopping centre where one can watch seals over a wonderful lunch and glass of Chardonnay. If one wants to venture further afield one can tour the Cape of Good Hope penninsula and take a swim with the penguins at Boulders Beach. Go to Google Earth and enter 33deg54'15.23'S, 19deg06148.56'E to see the actual property and location.

Other Activities: Wine Tasting, Gourmet Eating, Picnics, Wonderful Scenery

Golf: The Pearl Valley South African Open Golf Course is 15 minues away from the lodge


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Franschhoek, South Africa

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
14 night minimum stay
16 Dec 2016 - 15 Apr 2017
14 night minimum stay
16 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
14 night minimum stay
Cool Season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
14 night minimum stay
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
14 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees


Security deposits will be settled within 2 weeks of departure
Note that quoted prices are for 2 people sharing . There is a premium for more than 2 persons. For these prices please contact the owner on

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Franschhoek, South Africa

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • All bathroom are en-suite and well appointed with travetine tiling.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
  • The main bedroom comprises a four poster double bed with a very large dressing area and en-suite. All upstairs bedrooms have a balcony. The 'Other' bedrooms are a gym and a cinema room that can be converted to a bedroom as they have an en-suite between them. All Bedrooms are en-suite.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
Onsite Services:
  • car optional
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
This is a luxury African thatch house with top of the line facilities and finishes. The house is set within a secure vineyard with magnificent views to the mountains