Clouds Estate


Beautiful mountainous wine farm

Situated on one of the world’s most beautiful mountain passes, Helshoogate, Clouds Wine and Guest Estate is a boutique hotel and working wine farm, surrounded by the dramatic Simonsberg and Drakenstein mountains.

The estate’s seven rooms in the hotel and six villas on the estate were designed to offer guests panoramic views of the landscape via floor-to-ceiling windows. Each room and villa feature designer furnishings, original South African art and top-of-the-range technology.

The crystal blue pool features a classy wooden sundeck, overlooking the surrounding mountainous landscape. The bar area boasts the best view in the house, with panoramic views of the Franschhoek Valley. The nearby towns of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch boast world-renowned cuisine for enthusiastic foodies.

For those budding wine connoisseurs, Clouds Estate is famous for its "Pink" Sauvignon Blanc, with its fruity aromas of kiwi and gooseberry.


At a glance

  • Seven rooms and six villas

  • Pool

  • Restaurant and bar

  • Close to Stellenbosch and Franschhoek Valley

Cloud Estate Winelands wine

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