Work And Live In Heaven
Stellenbosch Long-Term Luxury Cottage and Manor House Accommodation to Rent
Old Nectar's 4 hectare gardens are open every day of the year, R50 cash entrance fee per adult, under 18's free, no bookings needed. We encourage you to bring your own picnic basket.
Home to the van der Spuy family since 1941, the iconic Old Nectar estate combines Cape Dutch 18th and 19th-century atmosphere with 21st-century comfort, giving you a heavenly space to live and work from in some of the best Stellenbosch long-term luxury cottage rentals on offer.
Nestled between majestic 200-year-old oak trees, our Manor House is complemented by five newly renovated, fully furnished, self-catering luxury cottage rentals, used for long-term stays. (Unfurnished is also an option).
Each cottage is surrounded by world-renowned heritage gardens 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 all year round. Group bookings available on request only.
When all our cottages are occupied we like to think of Old Nectar as a “village”, comprising staff houses, manager’s house, owner’s cottage, luxury cottages and the iconic Manor House, making a total of nineteen dwellings - a real community.
As a resident, you will have access to Old Nectar’s former wine cellar which can be used as a function centre, with its grand piano available to residents for their use. If you’re an artist you are more than welcome to exhibit your work for public showings, or hold concerts at a nominal fee. Our heritage gardens can also be used for entertainment purposes, where residents can host their own private functions on the rolling manicured lawns.
If you’re looking to bring your family to savour peace and relaxation, or you prefer to work from home while being surrounded with nature, Old Nectar can provide your solution with our Stellenbosch long-term luxury cottage rentals.
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 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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Lovely English style garden in a beautiful setting on the slopes of a hill outside Stellenbosch. The traditional and well preserved cape dutch house frames in the garden nicely and is also worth an inside look. Can really recommend a visit to this place!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★Torgil - Stockholm, Sweden
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Stayed here and would not stay anywhere else when I come back to Stellenbosch. The gardens are beautiful and the people so helpful. Mari and Richard and Peter were always there to help during our stay. The apartment has everything you could need and was so clean.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★Kristin - New Jersey, USA
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We stayed in Plum Villa 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 villa 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.