Merindol Manor

Merindol Manor is one of the oldest heritage homes in the picturesque wine and olive producing Riebeek Valley in the heart of the Swartland, about an hour’s drive from Cape Town in South Africa.

Once a stately family home, now a lovingly restored boutique guesthouse, Merindol Manor has landscaped gardens, its own olive grove and freshly-picked fruit and vegetables from its bountiful gardens. Breakfast eggs are collected from the fluffy hens each morning. 

The four spacious double rooms have crisp white linen and en-suite facilities. Each room has a mountain, pool or garden view. There is WiFi throughout and the Manor’s Littlest Library is lovingly stocked with both French and South African literature, including comic books for small people.

Your hands-on host at Merindol Manor is the affable Vincent. After 17 years in the banking world of Geneva, London and Luxembourg, he founded a tourism business in his homeland of Belgium. Vince moved to South Africa in 2016 and loves to share his passion for travel, cycling, good food and wine with his guests.

Riebeek Valley is in the wine-producing Swartland – a region known for its world-class Shiraz and award-winning Chenin wines. The valley is also home to a host of independent olive oil producers.

The luxury guesthouse is the perfect hub to explore the surrounding regions such as the quaint fishing village of Paternoster on the West Coast which is a 45 minutes drive away, the lush winelands of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek,  also 45 minutes away and then the rugged Cederberg mountains which is an hour’s drive away. And then it’s only an hour to the city of Cape Town and the V&A Waterfront for the bustling city experience. Return at the end of the day to the peaceful Manor an authentic Swiss fondue prepared by Vince.

Merindol is the place to relax, explore the local restaurants and wineries and enjoy a peaceful time in the scenic countryside. 

Merindol Manor

Merindol Manor is one of the oldest heritage homes in the picturesque wine and olive producing Riebeek Valley in the heart of the Swartland, about an hour’s drive from Cape Town in South Africa.

Once a stately family home, now a lovingly restored boutique guesthouse, Merindol Manor has landscaped gardens, its own olive grove and freshly-picked fruit and vegetables from its bountiful gardens. Breakfast eggs are collected from the fluffy hens each morning. 

The four spacious double rooms have crisp white linen and en-suite facilities. Each room has a mountain, pool or garden view. There is WiFi throughout and the Manor’s Littlest Library is lovingly stocked with both French and South African literature, including comic books for small people.

Your hands-on host at Merindol Manor is the affable Vincent. After 17 years in the banking world of Geneva, London and Luxembourg, he founded a tourism business in his homeland of Belgium. Vince moved to South Africa in 2016 and loves to share his passion for travel, cycling, good food and wine with his guests.

Riebeek Valley is in the wine-producing Swartland – a region known for its world-class Shiraz and award-winning Chenin wines. The valley is also home to a host of independent olive oil producers.

The luxury guesthouse is the perfect hub to explore the surrounding regions such as the quaint fishing village of Paternoster on the West Coast which is a 45 minutes drive away, the lush winelands of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek,  also 45 minutes away and then the rugged Cederberg mountains which is an hour’s drive away. And then it’s only an hour to the city of Cape Town and the V&A Waterfront for the bustling city experience. Return at the end of the day to the peaceful Manor an authentic Swiss fondue prepared by Vince.

Merindol is the place to relax, explore the local restaurants and wineries and enjoy a peaceful time in the scenic countryside. 

Merindol Manor

Merindol Manor is one of the oldest heritage homes in the picturesque wine and olive producing Riebeek Valley in the heart of the Swartland, about an hour’s drive from Cape Town in South Africa.

Once a stately family home, now a lovingly restored boutique guesthouse, Merindol Manor has landscaped gardens, its own olive grove and freshly-picked fruit and vegetables from its bountiful gardens. Breakfast eggs are collected from the fluffy hens each morning. The four spacious double rooms have crisp white linen and en-suite facilities. Each room has a mountain, pool or garden view. There is WiFi throughout and the Manor’s Littlest Library is lovingly stocked with both French and South African literature, including comic books for small people.

Your hands-on host at Merindol Manor is the affable Vincent. After 17 years in the banking world of Geneva, London and Luxembourg, he founded a tourism business in his homeland of Belgium. Vince moved to South Africa in 2016 and loves to share his passion for travel, cycling, good food and wine with his guests.

Riebeek Valley is in the wine-producing Swartland – a region known for its world-class Shiraz and award-winning Chenin wines. The valley is also home to a host of independent olive oil producers.

The luxury guesthouse is the perfect hub to explore the surrounding regions such as the quaint fishing village of Paternoster on the West Coast which is a 45 minutes drive away, the lush winelands of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek,  also 45 minutes away and then the rugged Cederberg mountains which is an hour’s drive away. And then it’s only an hour to the city of Cape Town and the V&A Waterfront for the bustling city experience. Return at the end of the day to the peaceful Manor an authentic Swiss fondue prepared by Vince.

Merindol is the place to relax, explore the local restaurants and wineries and enjoy a peaceful time in the scenic countryside. 

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What Our Guests Say

What Our Guests Say

  • star rating  What a great surprise! Beautiful old manor house excellently refurbished. Stylish and elegant. We were welcomed by the owner, shown our room and offered refreshments. The... read more

    Hennielene B
    12/09/2021

    star rating  We recently spent a lovely evening at the charming Merindol Manor. The room was absolutely beautiful with the most amazing copper bath! If you love historic homes you will adore... read more

    jan l
    02/12/2020

    star rating  We had a wonderful retreat at the Merindol Manor. The property has so much atmosphere and character, it is impossible not to relax and be transported into a different world.... read more

    Signe d
    07/09/2020
  • star rating  We loved our stay at Merindol. The host Vincent was extremely welcoming and the attention to every detail made the stay memorable. The room was really clean and comfortable, and... read more

    Johan v
    27/09/2021

    star rating  Great accommodation. Fantastic kept building and gardens.
    Great host.
    Vincent was always willing to share information about all the local attractions. He is also a great chef cooking up a... read more

    Mark M
    08/11/2021

    star rating  The Merindol Manor is a little piece of history, charmingly converted into a romantic and luxurious guesthouse. The host, Nathalie, is delightful. She prepared the breakfast herself at a time... read more

    gustavbarrios
    13/09/2020
  • star rating  As others have said , one is torn between recommending this beautiful B and B and keeping it a secret. The property has been faithfully renovated to its... read more

    candycapetown
    23/12/2020

    star rating  As others have said , one is torn between recommending this beautiful B and B and keeping it a secret. The property has been faithfully renovated to its... read more

    candycapetown
    23/12/2020

    star rating  The decision to go away as a treat is fulfilled when you leave a venue feeling treated, Nath at Merindol Manor treated us! The venue is beautiful, the rooms,... read more

    Ripple2016
    11/01/2021
  • star rating  Very friendly and helpful host, Nath. Centrally located close to all the wine farms/wedding venues. Lovely garden with a pool. Can choose what time you want breakfast, and Nath will... read more

    HQtraveller
    12/12/2020

    star rating  Wow! The house is beautiful, with its wooden floors, spacious rooms, lovely patio and stunning views of the garden and Riebeek valley. Nath is an amazing hostess - friendly, welcoming,... read more

    Antz_007
    12/10/2020

    star rating  Excellent hospitality in a beautifully maintained and tastefully decorated manor house. Charming surrounding close to mountain walks. Near to good restaurants and close to Cape Town for the... read more

    dmccor506483
    05/09/2021
  • star rating  Nothing negative to say, only praise. Hospitable host, very well appointed rooms. Attention to detail. Wonderful gardens and pool. Never had a chance to sample the breakfast. Good location. Large... read more

    nstrom942168
    08/09/2021