A walk along the oak-lined Van Riebeeck street and the old stream to the mill leads from the old town centre of Stellenbosch to the charming Victorian Villa Bonne Esperancem, owned by Annemien. This place is exactly what you would expect from a 1901 villa – a veranda all around, beautifully ornate iron columns with the matching border that lines the eaves. You feel the vibe of this era all around. A small but fine city hotel, ideal for one or two nights to explore the Western Cape around Stellenbosch. The rooms of the neighbouring house are modern and tastefully furnished and really beautiful. For breakfast you walk a few steps into the main villa. Breakfast is good, but could be a bit more modern like the audience.
Van Riebeeck St - Neethling St
phone: +27 21 887 0225
price: double from 110 € incl breakfast