Grande Roche is a gracious, restored 18th century manor estate centred on a working vineyard. The historic Manor House on the estate has undergone a complete refurbishment to create a stylish whilst still retaining the classic elegance that has been a hallmark since its opening. Explore the scenic Cape Winelands; go wine tasting at the many top-class wine farms in the area.

This region is also known for its culinary delights. For sports fundis there are floodlit tennis courts, 2 swimming pools and a gymnasium, as well as nearby golf courses, hiking and horse riding trails. For those more interested in pampering than physical exertion, indulge in a massage, sauna or steam bath, or visit the hair salon.


  • Set in heart of the scenic town of Paarl
  • Elegant Cape Dutch manor estate
  • Beautiful, elegant suites - perfect for honeymooners
  • Superbly stocked wine-cellar
  • Michelin-trained chef with restaurant service food out of this world
  • Member of ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’

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The facilities at Grand Roche are abundant; for the sporty, there are floodlit tennis courts, two swimming pools and a gymnasium. Nearby there are golf courses, hiking and horse trails.

Pamper yourself at the massage parlour, get your hair done at the salon, or opt for a sauna or steam bath for total relaxation.

After a delicious dinner in one of the fine a la carte restaurants, head to Bosman's Cigars for a selection of Cuban, Dominican Republic or Mexican cigars, which will be expertly cut and lit for you.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Computer facilities
    Art Gallery
    Laundry service
    Tennis Court


The Michelin-trained Executive Chef, Roland Gorgosilich, epitomises fine dining at Bosman's Restaurant at Grande Roche. Roland infuses classic international cuisine, with creative flair. Exceptional dishes such as Jus Glazed Beef Fillet and Crayfish-Veal Veloute, are combined with award-winning wine recommendations from the sommelier, to create the ultimate dining experience. For something more relaxed, book a table at the vivid and modern Bistro Allegro, where you may enjoy tasty dishes such as Pan-fried Kingklip and Prawn or Beef Carpaccio. Choose to dine on the pool patio or inside the restaurant. 3-course menus are served to hotel guests for lunch and dinner. For a really special dining experience, the Private Dining Room is perfect for intimate candle-lit dinners, complete with a cosy fireplace, grand chandelier, and beautiful Cape Dutch interiors.

Studio Suite

Grand Roche offers 18 Terrace Suites, built in Cape colonial style with thatched roofs, quaint shutters, and trailing vines.

These suites are scattered around the pristine estate to provide absolute privacy. Relax on the private outdoor terrace, in the private lounge, or in the stylish bedroom and enjoy the sublime views over the grapevines.

Studio Suite AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    En-suite bath and shower
    Safe in room
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Underfloor heating
    Wi-fi available in room

Other Room Types

The old slave quarters on the estate have been transformed into 5 beautiful Duplex Suites named in the true essence of their historical past : Java, Jasmijn, Batavia, Malabaar and Koljanner. Each suite features a spacious lounge and is spacious enough to accommodate an additional single bed for families. The upstairs bedroom offers a twin or king bed with lovely views over the gardens.

There are 4 Studio Suites which were once the coach and carriage houses of the historic estate. They now consist of a lounge and bedroom with a semi-private garden terrace with breathtaking views of the Drakenstein Mountains in the distance. One of these rooms is also wheelchair accessible.

For something ultra-luxurious and private, the Garden Suite is totally private. The suite, which was originally the stable, features a lounge, a bedroom with king-sized bed, a bathroom with a double shower and Jacuzzi, and both a private sun terrace and separate closed-off patio.


  • Guided walks
  • Day tours
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Tennis
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $115 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018 $175 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $125 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Duplex Suite,Garden Suite,Terrace Suite Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • The Grande Roche was a wonderful property and since it was so quiet there we felt like we had the entire estate to ourselves. Again, the staff was overly friendly and accommodating. We really enjoyed ourselves in that region!!

    Judi Krumwiede, April 2012

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Tanya Ellis

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"Fantastic views of the surrounding mountains and landscape from the Estate. The highlight of my stay was enjoying oysters and champagne for breakfast!"



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The Grande Roche was a wonderful property and since it was so quiet there we felt like we had the entire estate to ourselves. Again, the staff was overly friendly and accommodating. We really enjoyed ourselves in that region!!

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