Boutique Hotel. 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.
After extensive renovations and a designer makeover in 2011, Majeka House now boasts 22 rooms and sophisticated yet witty interiors. There are two new luxury mountain suites above the main hotel with large mountain-view balconies, and three new junior garden suites overlooking a shared, exclusive-use pool area. And, while the entire hotel is ‘parent friendly’, there’s also a fully self- contained villa – set apart from the main hotel and with a large private pool and garden – that is designed specifically with families in mind. They capture a sense of drama with boldcolours, rich textures and eye-catching custom-designed wallpapers but are also comfortable, inviting spaces for complete rest and relaxation.
All contain thoughtful extras, such as comfy Crocs instead of hotel slippers, a Lavazza espresso machine, Wi-Fi internet and a DVD player with a wide choice of movies. The spacious and cleverly designed en suite bathrooms are fragrant with local Moya toiletries made with indigenous plant extracts.
The following facilities and services are standard in all rooms at Majeka House:
Free Wireless Internet Access
Chrysalis 300 thread count linen
Air-conditioning (cooling and heating)
Flat screen television with DSTV hotel channel selection
Lavazza tea & coffee making machine
Gowns and "crocs"
Full laundry service - same day service if handed in before 9am
Private terrace or balcony
In room dining
Moya body products
DVD Player (dvd library available)
No smoking in bedrooms
We have various room categories at Majeka House. For further details on the rooms, suites and villa.
Be it working up a sweat at the gym, taking time out in the Jacuzzi, or simply relaxing in our gardens, Majeka House has an impressive range of facilities bound to meet your every leisure need.
Majeka House Leisure Facilities include:
• Heated indoor swimming pool with a retracting roof
• Outdoor swimming pool
• Steam room
Check in times
Children of all ages welcome:
Ages 0 – 12 stay at no charge if sharing with parents in the same room – 1 bed and 1 cot maximum
Ages 0 – 12 at the adult sharing rate if requesting an inter-leading room – up to 3 children
Ages 13 and over will be require their own rooms and charged as adults
We do reserve the right to request identification if we are in doubt of the ages given.
Confirmation subject to the receipt of:
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm a reservation. On-line reservations to be paid immediately with credit card when making a reservation. When paying your deposit by EFT (Electronic fund transfer) the deposit is required within 4 days of confirmation.
All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid credit card.
In the event of a premature departure or no show, the full extent of the stay, as originally booked and confirmed, will be charged.
Cancellation more than 4 weeks prior to arrival date: No Charge
In the event of a Cancellation made less than 4 weeks prior to the arrival date, the full deposit paid will be forfeited.
Cancellations must be in writing. No verbal cancellations will be accepted.
We recommend that all guests take out comprehensive travel insurance covering them for personal effects, personal accident, medical and emergency travel expenses, cancellation and curtailment
Room Types & Descriptions
12 Premier Rooms:
Spacious rooms with private patio / balcony. They are extremely large and comfortable with all the extras one comes to expect like satellite TV and DVD machines, Lavazza coffee machines, minibar with a selection of sparkling wine / champagne, wines and waters, and in the bathrooms there are heated towel rails, super thick towels and a superb selection of guest amenities.
3 Garden Junior Suite:
More spacious than the Premier Rooms, with large terraces and decorated by Etienne Hannekom, these three Junior Garden Suites share a semi-private outdoor pool.
These rooms are large and comfortable with all the extras one comes to expect like satellite TV and DVD machines, Lavazza coffee machines, minibar with a selection of sparkling wine / champagne, wines and spirits.
2 Mountain View Suites:
There are two Mountain View Suites with a fabulous view from the terraces directly on to the Stellenbosch Mountains as well as our own beautiful gardens. They are available with a king bed per suite.
These rooms are extremely luxurious and were designed by the well-known Etienne Hanekom. Comfortable with all the extras one comes to expect like satellite TV and DVD machines, Lavazza coffee machines, minibar with a selection of sparkling wine / champagne, wines and waters and in the bathrooms there are heated towel rails, super thick towels and a superb selection of guest amenities.
2 Pool Suites:
There are two pool suites with one private pool for the exclusive use of these two suites. They are extremely large and comfortable with all the extras one comes to expect like satellite TV and DVD machines, Lavazza coffee machines, minibar with a selection of sparkling wine / champagne, wines and waters and in the bathrooms there are heated towel rails, super thick towels and a superb selection of guest amenities.
Majeka House is sure to delight your palate with a choice á la carte menu for dinner or our lighter floating MLounge menu for lunch or as a snack.
The focus at Makaron restaurant is to provide good food for our guests in an elegant and comfortable environment.
With a renewed look in Makaron restaurant, made possible by the talented Etienne Hannekom`s designs and the owners` passion and belief in authentic, true and elegant food, which the kitchen team translates with creativity in their dishes.
Tanja was born in the Kalahari and grew up in Plettenberg Bay. After high school she studied at the Institute of Culinary Arts in Stellenboch. After finishing her studies she worked at Lanzerac in Stellenboch.
Tanja then travelled to the UK and worked there to gain international experience. Back in SA she did private cheffing for a while before moving to the Radisson Hotel in Cape Town, working under chef Jeffrey Siew. After the Radisson she worked at Five Flies in Cape Town and then moved back to the Garden Route to join Hunter’s Country House under chef Carmen Trutter. At Hunter’s she worked her way through the ranks from chef de partie to jnr sous to snr sous and finally to head chef.
Whilst there she became interested in culinary competitions and took part in her first in 2007 at Gastronomica, taking first place. She also went on to win the regional and national competitions of the chaine des rotisseurs young chef of the year (or jeunne commis) and in 2008 represented SA in the international competition in Paris, where Tanja achieved 4th place. In 2009 she was also chosen for Culinary Team SA’s training squad and, along with the 17 other chefs in the team and represented South Africa as part of the national team at the Culinary World Cup in Luxemburg in 2010 where the team brought home two silver medals. She was part of the National Culinary Team travelling to Germany in October 2012 for the IKA Culinary Olympics where the team won silver and a bronze medal.
In May of 2011 Tanja decided to spread her wings and move to Stellenbosch where she was executive chef of DeHuguenot Estate, but after the sad closure of this property moved to Majeka House in November 2011 to head up the team of Makaron restaurant. Makaron was nominated for the EatOut top 10 restaurants in SA in 2012. She has travelled extensively through Europe doing stages at world renowned restaurants like l’Aperge, Pierre Gagnaire, Geranium and Frantzen.
Self Drive Options
From the N2 / Cape Town International Airport
1. Approaching Somerset West turn left at the Stellenbosch sign.
2. Continue straight on this road (R44) for 10 to 15 minutes.
3. Look out for the Engen petrol station on your right at a traffic light.
4. Carry on straight over this traffic light and then take the first road right. This is Paradyskloof Street.
5. Proceed up Paradyskloof Street till you reach the circle.
6. From here you can follow the Majeka signs.
7. When you reach Majeka House the main entrance is at the second gate.
From the N1
1. From the N1 take the R304/Stellenbosch turnoff.
2. As you enter town carry on straight till you reach the second traffic light (the Mercedes Benz dealership will be on your right.
3. Turn right here onto the R44.
4. Disregard all turns to left or right and after about 4km you will see the Parmalat sign on your left.
5. Turn left at the 1st street about 200m after Parmalat which is Paradyskloof Street.
6. Proceed up Paradyskloof Street till you reach the circle.
7. From here you can follow the Majeka signs.
8. When you reach Majeka House the main entrance is at the second gate
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Airport transfers and day tours can be arranges on request.
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