Grande Roche is situated on the site of the old De Nieuwe Plantatie in the Drakenstein valley of Paarl, South Africa. ts heritage dates back to 1717 when a grant of land was given to Hermanus Bosman.
Over the years the homestead grew and changed and, in 1876, it was renovated to reflect the then popular Victorian style. he farm was bought and modernize by the Du Toit family in 1926 and after a fire in 1953 it was rebuilt as a Victorian manor house.
It was finally restored to its original Cape Dutch splendor after careful research in 1991 and transformed into a luxury hotel. In 1993, the fastidious restoration was acknowledged when the Grande Roche Estate was declared a national monument.
Today Grande Roche is a celebrated international hotel, famous for its exquisite location in the heart of the beautiful Cape Winelands as well as for its luxurious, cosmopolitan accommodation, award-winning cuisine and matchless service and hospitality.
Grande Roche is situated in the scenic and historic town of Paarl which lies in the heart of the Cape Winelands, just 40 minutes away from Cape Town International Airport. Paarl's Mediterranean climate offers ideal weather for golfing, hiking and climbing. Centrally located, it is close to all major attractions around the spectacular Cape Peninsula.
The immaculately restored Cape Dutch homestead at Grande Roche dates back to the 18th century, and offers guests a variety of sumptuous accommodations which include 29 luxury suites and five executive rooms.
Each of the luxurious accommodations has been lavishly designed and decorated for the comfort and pampering of guests. Ensuring that everyone who visits Grande Roche leaves with special memories of this unique estate escape - the treasure of the Cape Winelands.
The recently renovated manor house at Grande Roche is the heart of the hotel and home to the award-winning Bosman's Restaurant. A fusion of imaginative and innovative epicurean delights will tantalize the most discerning of palates in Africa's first and only Relais Gourmand restaurant.
Bosman's is a 70-seater restaurant with a terrace and patio seating 60 in fine weather. It is open seven days a week. For groups of eight or more, the Banqueting department will help to choose a menu to suit the guest and the occasion. Dress code for the restaurant is smart - no "Jacket & Tie" requirement. There is wheelchair access throughout as well as designated parking bays.
A sumptuous selection of the Cape's finest fare can be enjoyed in the relaxed and contemporary Bistro Allegro. Choose to enjoy your meal out on the pool patio or in its modern, colourful interior. There are fabulous dishes to savour like fresh salads, seafood, pastas, mouthwatering club sandwiches, delicious desserts, cakes and cheese platters. The Bistro Allegro is the perfect place for a pleasant and informal meal.
Bosman's has a wide range of cigars. The staff are trained to help you select the perfect cigar to suit your taste and will expertly cut and light it for you.
Comfortable venues are provided to comply with South Africa's stringent no-smoking laws, where professionally maintained Cuban, Dominican Republic or Mexican cigars may be selected from the well stocked humidor.
The Grande Roche Health Centre is the perfect place for indulgent pampering. The peaceful setting and beautiful surroundings ensure that you are able to relax, de-stress and experience a transcendent feeling of well being. The Health Care Centre offers guests gym and massage facilities as well as outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room.
A professional in-house masseur is available from Monday to Friday. Massages and body treatments on Saturdays and Sundays, or on Public Holidays are available by prior arrangement.back to top