Owner-managed and blissfully private, Majeka House is an ideal base from which to explore the historical town of Stellenbosch with its interesting shops, galleries, museums, and alfresco café culture. Numerous famous vineyards and award-winning restaurants, dotted along the Stellenbosch wine route, are within striking distance. This prime location combines with luxurious accommodation, thoughtful service, a sophisticated bar and restaurant, a professionally run spa and spacious grounds to create what is undoubtedly one of the most stylish boltholes in the Cape Winelands.
Airy and light, the restaurant overlooks lush gardens and leads onto a sheltered terrace for alfresco dining. It is in this stimulating setting that resident chef Tanja Kruger presents her menu of fresh, modern cuisine grounded in the French classics. Tanja has enormous respect for the quality and provenance of each ingredient that comes into her kitchen and takes pride in working with ethical producers and suppliers who share her philosophy.
Complementing Makaron Restaurant is M Bar, an inviting lounge-style bar with the decadent ambience of a Parisian salon and an enticing menu of “floating food”, as the chef calls it, that is ideal for sharing and for pairing with a cocktail, beer or glass of chilled wine.
The in-house Majeka Spa is the perfect foil to all these gourmet pleasures. Anti-ageing facials and deeply relaxing massages are the order of the day in the three new treatment rooms. Use of the sauna, steam room and hydrotherapy features in the heated indoor swimming pool is complimentary for all hotel guests. The pool has powerful massage jets and a water current to swim or walk against. The spa also offers salt crystal therapy on a specialised Himalayan salt crystal bed. It’s a non-invasive, deeply relaxing therapeutic treatment that combines the healing properties of salt crystals with the therapeutic benefits of light therapy. All in all, it makes for the sort of hotel where guests don’t want to spend all their time out and about in the Winelands – they want simply to remain within the confines of Majeka and enjoy all the expected and unexpected luxuries that its gracious hospitality has to offer.