ROBERTSON ACCOMMODATION

EXCELSIOR MANOR GUEST HOUSE

4-stars

Overview

Excelsior Manor Guesthouse offers luxury accommodation in the heart of the Robertson Wine Valley on a working wine farm. The Cape Dutch Revival Manor, once a family home, has been lovingly restored and offers elegant comfort and serenity along with personal hospitality. 

There are nine classically decorated en-suite bedrooms with one offering facilities for the disabled.

Summer days can be spent beside the deep blue swimming pool which is situated on an elevated, yet secluded wooden deck on the southern face of the house. Enjoy breathtakingly panoramic views of the vineyards and the Langeberg Mountain ranges.

For the more adventurous explore the farm and scenic view points by mountain bike or golf cart. Vinophiles can blend, bottle and label their ‘Own Creation’ in Excelsior’s tasting room, situated on the water’s edge of the farm dam which is abundant with birdlife.

Our Rooms:

Hussein Room

One of Excelsior’s champion stallions, Hussein won the Metropolitan and the Durban July in 1927, and narrowly missed the ‘Triple Crown’ by coming second in the Gold Cup.

Bed configuration: Twin beds or super king double

Bathroom: Shower

San Louis Room

San Louis was born and bred at Excelsior. On the cusp of being put down he was given a second chance at life and was lovingly nursed back to health. He went on to win four races and to qualify for the Guineas. In 1981 San Louis won the prestigious 1600m Richelieu Guineas.

The Excelsior Reserve Shiraz is also named after this much loved horse.

Bed configuration: Queen size

Bathroom: Shower

Country Cousin Room

Country Cousin was one of Excelsior’s finest racehorses. Her endurance carried her through three seasons during which she won 10 races, including two victories in the Cape of Good Hope Paddock ‘weight-for-age’ stakes and the Western Province Nursery Cup in 1960.

Bed configuration:  Queen size

Bathroom: Shower

Allure Room

Allure was one of Excelsior’s champion mares and made her spectacular debut in July 1986 when she won at Newmarket. Shortly after she had two successive victories over 1000m at Turffontein, including the Gencor Champion Sprint (Fillies and Mares) where she broke the race record.

She went on to win the Mike’s Kitchen Fillies Guineas at Gosforth Park where she broke the race record previously held by Enchanted Garden.

Bed configuration: Twin beds or super king size double

Bathroom: Shower – wheelchair friendly

Agricola Room

Bred at Excelsior by the current owner’s mother/ grandmother, Margaret de Wet, this champion bay colt won the 1,000 guinea Frank Connock Gold Cup and the Yearling Championship at Milner Park in Johannesburg. Margaret made history in 1964 as the first woman breeder to win the 1,000 guinea Frank Connock Gold Cup.

Bed configuration: Twin beds or super king size double

Bathroom: Shower

Gondolier Room

Bred at Excelsior, Gondolier was awarded the title of ‘Three-Year-Old Colt of the Year’ in 1982/83 after winning both the Sigma Classic at Germiston and the South African Two Thousand at Greyville. In 1985, six months after receiving extensive physiotherapy on his hind leg he went on to win the Rothmans July Handicap, South Africa’s most prestigious race held in Durban.

The Excelsior Reserve Merlot is named after this legendary horse.

Bed configuration: Twin beds or super king size double

Bathroom: Slipper bath and separate shower

Dancing Duel Room

Dancing Duel won the prestigious Durban July in 1993.

Bed configuration: Twin beds or super king size double

Bathroom: Shower

Evanthuis Room

Evanthuis, a hackney sire, was imported by Kosie de Wet from the United Kingdom in 1913. He earned his reputation as hackney champion in Britain and America where he won first prize three times at the London Hackney show and in New York Carriage show. He went on to win many titles in South Africa, including that of Rosebank’s Champion Stallion.

The Excelsior Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has been named after this much loved horse.

Bed configuration: Twin beds or super king size double

Bathroom: Slipper bath and separate shower

Octavius Room

Octavius Caeser, the first thoroughbred sire introduced to Excelsior, was bought by Koos de Wet in 1873 from the royal stables of Queen Victoria.

Bed configuration: Super king size double bed

Bathroom: Slipper bath and separate shower

Our Facilities & Activities:

  • Fishing (rods are available) scenic walks,mountain biking and bird watching.
  • Cellar tours 
  • Wine blending 
  • Swimming Pool 
  • A Dinner paired with Excelsior wines 
  • Conferencing at the Stables
  • Golf Cart
  • Wine walks

Get in Touch

Contact Details
Telephone: +27 23 615 2050
Cell: +27 82 850 2267
Email: guesthouse@excelsior.co.za
Website: www.excelsiorguesthouse.co.za
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Check In / Check Out

Check In: From 14:00
Check Out: At 10:00

Coordinates

Decimal Degrees (WGS84)
Latitude: -33.855858
Longitude: 20.00541

Degrees, Minutes & Seconds
Latitude: S33 51 21
Longitude: E20 00 19

GPS
Latitude: S 33 51.352
Longitude: E 20 00.325