Le Grand Jardin

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Discover old-world charm that invites you to curl up with a book in the summer house or in front of a roaring fire in winter….Set against the vineyard backdrop of heritage-rich Stellenbosch. We invite you to reminisce and be reminded of life’s simple pleasures…where time stands still and life is celebrated surrounded by space, art, and the grandeur of a long forgotten era. The elegant Sir Herbert Baker-style manor house is surrounded by 500 rose bushes, lavender fields and the tranquillity of rolling lawns extending to the dam with an eco-pool…feel what it’s like to swim in nature again.

When history is involved, a place and home become that much more magical, very enchanting and oh-so-wonderful. That was most certainly the case for Le Grand Jardin which originally came about in 1934 by a student of Sir Herbert Baker. The interior design draws on the restorative qualities of the expansive garden and surrounding vineyards, with a welcoming hand-painted De Gournay/Aquazurra wallpaper collaboration in the entrance hall.

Guests can live the dream by renting the entire estate for absolute privacy, or enjoy a more intimate stay in the manor house or the pool pavilion. Rich colour and pattern have been thoughtfully combined to create dreamy spaces that invite you to escape reality for a while.

All the bedroom suites have their own balconies with views of the surrounding Helderberg mountains and vineyards. The manor house offers a more stately option with 3 en-suite bedrooms and extensive entertainment areas, including the formal dining room, sexy blue gin bar, tasting room/cellar, drawing room/library/study and media room. The pool pavilion opens onto the solar-heated pool area with summer room. The fun factor is high with a Tintin-inspired rocket and pinball machine in the kitchen/bar space.

Index Hotels have taken on the management of Le Grand Jardin with the challenge of creating a unified portfolio for the owners; bringing together the innovative and unique hospitality products with a definitive golden thread of wine. Index provides turnkey management, operating systems, sales and marketing to Le Grand Jardin.

  • Turnkey management
  • Financial Management
  • Technical Support
  • Revenue Management
  • Communication and Design
  • Business and Strategic Planning
  • Procurement
  • Product & Services Conceptualisation
  • Asset and Oversight Management
  • Training
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Solutions
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Systems and Technology
  • E-Commerce