Home to the van der Spuy family since 1941, the iconic Old Nectar manor house, located just 5km from the heart of Stellenbosch, combines Cape Dutch 18th and 19th century atmosphere with 21st century comfort. Nestled between the large 200 year old oak trees, the Manor House is complemented by five newly renovated, fully furnished self-catering cottages, ensuring a unique stay at Old Nectar.
Your accommodation is surrounded by the renowned gardens of Old Nectar extending over 2 hectares, with a collection of individual garden areas, each with its own character for you to explore. The Gardens are open to the public Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. Groups by appointment only.
Whether you elect to bring your family to savor peace and relaxation in style, need to host a classical concert in the wine cellar, a special event for your small business or sleep in comfort prior to a sporting event, Old Nectar can provide your solution.
The Old Nectar Manor House is a fine example of the Cape Dutch architectural style, available for short or medium term rental ideally suited to families.
Select from five newly renovated self-catering cottages, fully equipped and fitted with wood-burning stoves, for all year-round comfort.
Noteworthy to all visitors are the variety of trees in the Old Nectar gardens; other than the oak trees, every tree in these gardens was planted by Una over a period of more than 70 years.
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We stayed in Plum Cottage in the grounds of Old Nectar Manor for 10 days over Christmas. The accommodation was superb. It is very private, with its own garden and pool area. The cottage itself is very spacious, has all amenities, very comfortable beds and is very clean. As guests on the Manor property you can stroll around the beautiful gardens. Mari was wonderful and went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Even giving us excellent tips on places to visit and things to see during our stay.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★Claire - Netherlands, Europe
From the R44 in Stellenbosch, take Merriman Avenue and at the traffic circle follow the directions to Jonkershoek Valley.
The Old Nectar Gardens are 5.4km from the traffic circle.
Please note - the entrance to the gardens is 600m PAST the Stark Conde/Postcard Cafe/Oude Nektar entrance. GPS co-ordinates are 33 57.3S 18 54.9E.