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Your African home of distinction set amongst cape vineyards

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 10,763 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Robert Drew
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, polish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 2, 2018

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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Franschhoek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 10763 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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 , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • All bathroom are en-suite and well appointed with travetine tiling.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • 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 for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges 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


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Your African home of distinction set amongst cape vineyards
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Great property, great owners... recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed about 3 weeks and had a great time. Robert is as owner very responsive which is really an added value. Also the housekeepster was a joy. The property itself is lovely! Everything you need is present. We can recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2008
  • Stayed: October 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

Taxes and fees are additional

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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