Sterrekopje

Franschhoek mountains, South Africa

Sterrekopje

Cradled in the foothills of the Franschhoek mountains is Sterrokopje, a biodiverse farm with scattered sanctuaries that is designed to regenerate earth, body and soul. Guided by ancestral wisdom and a conscious way of living, this luxurious hotel is a haven of tranquility spread across 50 acres of farmland. Guests can choose from different length ‘journeys’ that range from two to seven days long.

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hotel Guide

Facilities

  • There are 11 sanctuaries & suites across Sterrokopje farm: each a private retreat with one-of-a-kind art, handcrafted furniture and a rich tapestry of colours and texture, cultures and stories. Everything in each sanctuary has been curated to foster deep restorative sleep and to inspire contemplation and creativity.

  • The Atelier is a safe space to amuse or uncover your inner muse: paint, draw, mold, press or make — allow the power of creativity to heal and energise you.

  • Sterrekopje has always been a warm family home and the historic Main House is the heart of the farm with its cosy kitchen. Previously the cow shed and wine-making barn, it’s a place to come together, eat, read, rest or just be

Main House

  • Located in the historical Main House, lies the heart of any home, the kitchen. Sterrekopje has always been a warm family home. The original family resided in the manor house, now the Bath House which dates back to 1694. The second family to watch over this land, moved into what was previously the cow shed and wine-making barn. They expanded on this building and turned it into the spacious yet intimate main house of the farm. Now it's being used to commune, eat, connect, read, rest or just be.

The WISE WOMEN Retreat

  • A powerfully and nurturing retreat created to build deeper connections with our innate feminine power and Mother Nature. This six night retreat includes the following rituals: Cleansing ritual, the ritual of touch, breath, ground, grow, sound awakening, ritual of the heart, the creator within, womb wisdom, moon ceremony, the ritual of silence.
  • Dates: Autumn Full Moon, 1-7 April 2023, Winter Full Moon, 1-7 July 2023, Spring New Moon, 14-20 October 2023, Summer New Moon, 6-12 January 2024.

The FAMILY Retreat

  • Sterrekopje is a natural playground where everyone—big and small! —is encouraged to explore their curiosity and set their imagination free. Several times a year you can join on the farm for special holiday retreats that bring families together for a week of play, laughter, rest, and affection. Reconnect with your tribe—and yourself—through scavenger hunts and art classes for the children, grounding therapies and movement classes for the parents, and joyful moments of togetherness for all with pizza-making, family yoga, and nature walks. Family Retreat is a 6 night stay.
  • Dates: 8-14 April 2023, 14-20 October 2023, 23-29 December 2023.

Dresscode

  • Totally relaxed

Budget

  • Starting at ZAR 24,500 ZAR (€ 1380) for a two night stay inclusive of VAT at 15%, all meals and beverages, plus all rituals are subject to whether guests opt for a 2, 3, 5 or 7-night journey.
Local Guide

Local restaurants

  • Chefs Warehouse at Maison: David Schneider joins Liam Tomlin in transporting Chefs Warehouse’s style of casual fine-dining to a refined country setting. Maison, on the edge of the historic village of Franschhoek, offers a contemporary set-menu for lunch or dinner. It’s a riff on traditional tasting menus and small-plate sharing experiences, served across four courses.

How to get there

  • Cape Town Airport (1 hour). You can book a transfer in advance for around ZAR 700 to 1,000.
  • We recommend hiring a car to explore the local area, including those all-important vineyard road trips – there is free parking waiting for you at Sterrekopje Farm.
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