on a 300 year old, 155 hectare country estate, prevails one of the region's most
distinguished examples of Cape Dutch Architecture, maintaining the elegant atmosphere of a
As a member of one of the Gatsby International Hotels, we understand that
exclusivity is the key to an unforgetable stay.
this reason, we limit accommodation to 48 spacious rooms, including 5 Junior Suites, the
luxurious Royal Pool Suite with it's own private swimming pool and the Presidential Suite.
All rooms and suites open out onto private patios overlooking lush vineyards, landscaped
gardens and the majestic Helderberg mountains.
With three hundred years behind her and over thirty of those spent as a
hotel, it can safely be said that Lanzerac has established a reputation as one of the best
known and best loved hotels in the country. In fact in 1975 she appeared in a prestigious
Thomas Cook publication as one of the top 300 hotels in the world and "by far the
prettiest in South Africa".
But there was a grey time in her life - after David Rawdon sold in 1988 Lanzerac looked
set to join the brassy big time set with talk of timeshare and multi-million renovations.
But luckily for lovers of the real Lanzerac legend it was not to be. In 1990 Christo
Wiese, businessman, wine lover, ex-Matie, saved her in the nick of time "because I
wanted a wine farm".
With Steve and Nicky Fitzgerald of Halcyon Hotels, Wiese has invested just enough to
restore Lanzerac to the fine, simple style to which she is accustomed, but the oak trees
provide the same shade and the kitchens the same comfort.