Le Verger Description
Le Verger is situated in the centre of the unique Devon Valley area on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. The Valley is home to several well known wine cellars, such as Louisvale, Clos Malvern & J C le Roux. Le Verger (The Orchard) however, grows Olives, Apples, Pecans, Almonds & Figs. The Guest house with five separate en-suite rooms overlooks a delightful lake, with amazing birdlife, which includes a pair of resident Spotted Eagle Owls (Mr & Mrs Wol). The family cottages are fully equipped and suitable for children. The setting is ideal as a base from which to travel to see all that there is to offer in the Western Cape. There are several good restaurants in the area, including the charming Devon Valley Hotel. There is a swimming pool , local walks/cycle rides and a small boat on the lake. Devon Valley , who could ask for anything more?
History is reflected in many of its neo-Dutch, Georgian and modern Victorian architecture, which encompasses simple lines, fine detail and elegant proportions. The town of Stellenbosch developed from a colony of settlers to whom land had been granted on the banks of the Eerste River by Simon van der Stel, Commander of the Cape, who had encamped there with his entourage in 1679. The Dutch East India Company intended that fruit and vegetables be grown in this fertile valley to supply ships en-route to and from the East Indies. The early settlers were encouraged to plant oak trees as the oak lined streets bear testimony today and the country's second oldest (after Cape Town) became affectionately known as "Eikestad" - town of oaks. Visitors will experience the culture, tradition and true romance of Stellenbosch by strolling through the old town centre. Stellenbosch University dates back to 1866 and its tradition of quality education and research has ensured the University of a place amongst the finest academic institutions in the world. Adventure: The magnificent mountains and hills surrounding the town offer unequalled opportunities for hiking, mountaineering, cycling, jogging, hang-gliding and other sports and recreational activities. One such area is the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. Its rugged terrain is ideal for hiking. Mammals that live here include leopard, honey badger, baboon, klipspringer as well as large raptors like the Black Eagle, the occasional fish eagle and many other fynbos birds. Township Experience: the great Stellenbosch offers excellent opportunities for the visitor looking for a cultural, or traditional experience. Kyamandi, Cloetesville and Jamestown, are vibrant townships, where food, crafts and genuine African hospitality can be experienced. Climate: Stellenbosch has a Mediterranean climate with dry sunny summers (26°C - 36°C) and a winter rainfall interspersed with a good proportion of beautiful sunny days. (15°C- 22°C) Restaurants: Food and wine are perfect partners, and there are an abundance of quality restaurants in the Stellenbosch region. Experience the culinary feast of traditional delights such as Boboties, Curry, Cape snoek and much more. Stellenbosch offers the ideal location from which to explore the Winelands, Cape Peninsula, Paarl, Franschhoek and Hermanus.
Le Verger Directions
From Cape Town to Stellenbosch via the N1 Take the R304 off-ramp from the N1 (National Highway) and proceed to Stellenbosch. Travel along the R304 to Stellenbosch. When entering Stellenbosch, turn right at the second set of traffic lights after the bridge and proceed past another two sets of traffic lights. After the second set (±100m) turn right into Adam Tas Road to travel past Stellenbosch station towards Kuilsriver. Travel for approximately 2 km, past two sets of traffic lights and then take the first turn right onto the Devon Valley Road. After approximately 4 kilometres on your left hand side you will find the entrance to Le Verger B&B. From Somerset West to Stellenbosch via the N2 Take the R44 off-ramp from the N2 (National Highway). At the stop street on the bridge, turn right to Stellenbosch. Travel along the R44 to Stellenbosch for approximately 18 km. When entering Stellenbosch, turn left at the 4th traffic light into Dorp Street and then left at the T-junction traffic lights into Adam Tas Road. Travel for 1,5 km. Pass the traffic light and take the first road right into Devon Valley Road. After approximately 4 kilometres on your left hand side you will find the entrance to Le Verger B&B.