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Ridgeback House

Address R44, Windmeul, Paarl, Winelands
Phone Phone: 021 8698988
Cellphone: 072 5007516
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Overview

Ridgeback House, originally the old farm house was converted into a 4 star luxurious five bed roomed Country Farm guest house in 2008.

Located on a 62 hectare farm set amongst the working vineyards and home to our award winning Ridgeback wines, offers a truly luxurious experience with stylish accommodation, fine dining, attentive service and some of the best wines South Africa has to offer.

Situated in North Agter Paarl, 40 minutes from Cape Town and within 10km of Paarl and Wellington.

All our individually decorated en-suite rooms are spacious, unique and stylishly decorated in neutral colours, allowing magnificent views of the koppies and vineyards and rose gardens which provide the focal point. Each room has its own character, of which four open up onto balconies overlooking the vineyards. The fifth room is slightly smaller and looks out onto beautiful rose gardens. Each room has a small sitting area, satellite TV, private safe, air-conditioning and/or ceiling fan, tea/coffee facilities and a mini bar, all with immaculate en-suite bathrooms.

Ridgeback House caters for a wide range of clients from corporate guests through to get-away seekers and nature enthusiasts.

It is the perfect place to relax, lie by the pool or take a walk down to the Wine Tasting centre where you can taste a glass of our own award winning Ridgeback wines.

Ridgeback House is a family business run by Vanessa Cole. Vanessa, born in Malawi, completed her high school education in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, loved traveling and after two years of traveling around Australia, the Far East and Europe ended up in the USA where she qualified as an IATA consultant.

After running her own travel company in Malawi for 5 years she succumbed to the travel bug once again and went back to Ireland where she completed a course at Ballymaloe Cookery School.

You will be welcomed by Vanessa, her two Ridgebacks, Chimani and Nyasa.
Directions
Directions from Cape Town International Airport to Ridgeback House – Vansha Farming

* As you exit the airport take the directions to the N2 Highway - Somerset West
* After about 5km turn into the R300 - direction Bellville
* At the end of the R 300 take the N1 Highway - direction Paarl
* Keep driving for about until you see R44 off ramp exit 47 towards Wellington.
* Travel along the R44 for +- 16.5km until you see the Windmeul Co-op on the left and Ridgeback sign on the right
* Take the next turning(after the Windmeul Wine Co-op) on the right towards Paarl
* Approximately 200m Turn right in between the school and the church
* Follow the signs to the Guest house
* Welcome to Ridgeback House

Directions from Cape to Ridgeback House – Vansha Farming

* Take the N1 towards Paarl
* Keep driving for about until you see R44 +- 40km off ramp exit 47 towards Wellington.
* Travel along the R44 for +- 16.5km until you see the Windmeul Co-op on the left and Ridgeback sign on the right
* Take the next turning(after the Windmeul Wine Co-op) on the right towards Paarl
* Approximately 200m Turn right in between the school and the church
* Follow the signs to the Guest house
* Welcome to Ridgeback House

Services, Features and Activities

Attractions
Taste our fine wines and Tour the Cellar

One can taste our deliciously different wines, presented by friendly and knowledgeable staff in the air-conditioned comfort of our intimate tasting room, or if you prefer, out on the deck, overlooking a dam populated with a range of exotic waterfowl.

Enjoy a light lunch at The Deck Restaurant located down at the tasting centre. Or book a picnic basket and relax in the gardens.

After a long day of sightseeing, unwind with a bottle of wine and a selection of cheeses and pâté at our favorite picnic & sundowner spot. A large granite rock situated high on the farm amongst the olive trees, vineyards and natural “fynbos”. Spend an hour or two relaxing, watching one of Africa’s natural beauties - the African sunset.

Enjoy a hike in the countryside over a designated trail (approx 2 hours) in some of the most natural and scenic areas of Paarl.

Take a horse ride or quad bike ride on a nearby farm

Ridgeback is situated in the heart of the Cape Wine lands, close to Franschhoek, Stellenbosch; it serves as a great base to explore the Cape Wine lands and Cape Town with its countless attractions

Features:

Accommodates 10 guests
5 Rooms: Luxury/Double/Twin all en-suite bathrooms
Tea/Coffee in room
Bar Fridge
Safes in rooms
Satellite TV in rooms
Internet
Private pool and Jacuzzi
Braai facilities
Breakfast included
Laundry
Secure Parking
Evening Dinner on request
No Children under 12 years
Honeymoon packages
Features
Ensuite Bathroom, Tea/Coffee, Bar Fridge, Aircon in Room, TV in Room, Satellite, Internet, Language spoken: English, Safe Facilities, Children over 12 welcome, Pool, Restaurant, Breakfast, SecureParking
Activities
Bike Trails, Bird Watching, Garden, Pool, Wine Tasting
Room Options
Twin, Double, Luxury