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Set out over 200 hectares, each cottage at Denneboom comes with its own particular charm.

Shepherd’s Cottage and Stable Cottage are located inside the wildlife reserve, where eland, zebra, blue wildebeest and springbok roam freely. Because of the peaceful nature of the reserve, the wildlife often visit the cottages to graze and drink in the morning.

The Vineyard Cottages and Vineyard Loft are set alongside our established vineyards and olive trees, with sweeping views of the surroundings hills and farms. There is a communal pool and an outside braai (BBQ) area at each cottage for outdoor dinners in summer.

In most of the cottages, original features such as the thick stone walls, the fireplaces, the eucalyptus wood beams, or reed ceilings have been kept.

Shepherd’s Cottage

In the early 1800s, Shepherd’s Cottage was the home of the herders who cared for the animals on this land. Loving restored to modern standards, the Shepherd’s Cottage is now a comfortable luxurious self-catering cottage with a massive indoor fireplace and outside firepit, two en-suite bedrooms, and its very own private plunge pool.

Stable Cottage

As its namesake suggests, Stable Cottage was used in the 1800s to house horses. Now carefully renovated to offer luxurious self-catering, the Stables are 200m away from Shepherd’s Cottage, making it a perfect option for family and friend groups who want to stay close, but still need some privacy. Like Shepherd’s Cottage, Stable Cottage has two en-suite bedrooms, a private plunge pool, an indoor fireplace and outside firepit.

Vineyard Cottages

These two semi-detached cottages were renovated in 2016. They have high, exposed beam ceilings and look out over the vineyards, olive trees and Paardeberg mountain. Each cottage has its own inside and outside entertainment area and private braai area. Both vineyard cottages have two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and big glass doors leading outside. The Vineyard Cottages share a swimming pool with the Vineyard Loft.

Vineyard Loft

The Vineyard Loft is a semi-detached cottage overlooking the vineyards. Downstairs, there is a lounge, main bedroom and bathroom; the upstairs bedroom is an open mezzanine area.The Vineyard Loft and Vineyard Cottages share a swimming pool.

All cottages are selfcatering and you only need to bring your own food and drinks. We provide all linen, towels, cutlery and crockery. Cottages are serviced daily, except for Sundays and certain public holidays.

Cottages are equipped with:

  • Fully equipped kitchen: stove, oven, fridge, microwave, dishwasher etc.
  • Main bedroom: queen size extra length bed
  • Second bedroom: two single beds
  • Air-conditioning in bedrooms
  • Hairdryers
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • A small safe for your valuables
  • Bluetooth radio/music player, free Wi-Fi
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Outdoor braai (BBQ) area
  • indoor fireplace or wood burning stove
  • Braai grid, firelighters, matches and complimentary bag of firewood
  • Daily cleaning service except for Sundays and certain public holidays
  • 24-hour turnaround laundry service available on the premises. Monday to Friday only.
  • The cottages do not have TV
  • No pets are allowed

Per Cottage per Night Stable & Shepherd’s CottagesVineyard Cottages/Loft
December 2023 – November 2024R2350R2100
December 2024 – November 2025R2550R2300

Rates are per cottage per night for up to four people (children included)

The Stable and Shepherd’s cottages can each accommodate one foldaway camping bed, best suited to a child or small adult, or a camping cot, which will be charged at an additional R 100 per night. The Vineyard units can accommodate a camping cot, but unfortunately not a camping bed.
Please see the Terms and Conditions for more information.


Wine farms

Denneboom Vineyards & Wildlife is the perfect base to explore the Winelands area, as you are central to Paarl, Wellington, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. We highly recommend outings to Rhebokskloof, Ridgeback, Diemersfontein, Fairview and Spice Route. Further afield, you’ll also find the charming village of Riebeeck Kasteel. The official Paarl Tourism wine map is available to help you choose your next destination.

Hiking & Biking

Guests are welcome to bring their bikes, single speed or mountain bike – trails are easy and fun for both kids and adults. The farm has roads through the vineyards and trails through the game reserve.

Off the farm, Hero Adventure Trails offer hiking and biking trails on and around Paarl Mountain. Day passes can be bought from one of the starting points on Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, which is only 7 km from us, as well as Spice Route Destination. The Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve also offers various trails, suitable for all skill levels.


There are a variety of freshwater fishes stocked in the Paarl Mountain Reserve popular dams. Please enquire at the reserve for permits and further information.


The Paarl and Wellington area has a diverse selection of good quality courses, from challenging to tranquil. Please check at the following courses for rates and tee-off times.

Paarl Golf Club at Boschenmeer Estate
Pearl Valley Golf Club at Val de Vie Estate®
Wellington Golf Club
Stellenbosch Golf Club
Devonvale Golf
Durbanville Golf Club
Malmesbury Golf Club


The Mooikelder Day Spa is five minutes from Denneboom and is a beautiful oasis of tranquillity and calm. Lyftaal Day Spa in Paarl is also well worth a visit.

Wedding venues close to Denneboom Vineyards & Wildlife

04km – Vondeling
07km – Zonnevanger
08km – Uitkijk
09km – Rheebokskloof
09km – Perdeberg Cellar
09km – Nelsons Creek
09km – La Ferme Derik
11km – Mayerskraal
11km – Le Bac
11km – Domaine Brahms
13km – Boland Agricultural School
13km – Nantes Estate
14km – Pearl Mountain
14km – Kronenburg
16km – Bakenhof


Terms and Conditions

1. Arrivals and Departures
Check in:

Once your booking is made you will receive a booking confirmation with all the necessary information for your stay. Check in takes place between 15:00 – 18:00 on the day of arrival. Guests are requested to inform Denneboom Vineyards & Wildlife of their estimated time of arrival at least 24 hours prior to check in, so that the process can run as smoothly as possible. Please note that we do not have a 24 hour check in service and late check ins need to be arranged at least 24 hours before arrival.

Check out by 10:00 on the day of departure. Please assist us in leaving your unit in a neat and tidy condition when you depart.

2. Bookings
Denneboom Vineyards & Wildlife reserve the right, at all times and without statement of reasons, to cancel a booking within 48 hours. All bookings will be confirmed via email. The invoice must be checked on receipt for any errors. Possible or claimed inadequacies must always be notified by email or within 48 hours following the date of the confirmation/invoice.

3. Prices
Please note that all the rates advertised online as well as offline are just a price indication and not binding. Denneboom Vineyards & Wildlife reserve the right to modify the rates at any time. Please use the online bookings calendar on to check current rates and availability.

4. Accommodation
All cottages sleep a maximum of four people (adults and children of all ages included). The Shepherd’s and Stable cottages can accommodate a foldaway bed or baby cot, for a fifth person, which will be charged at an additional rate.

The following items or services are included in the price:
– Daily cleaning service (except for Sundays and certain public holidays)
– One basket of wood per day (additional wood is for sale, to guests, on the farm).

5. Pets
No pets – of any shape or size – are allowed. If pets do arrive at check in, Denneboom Management reserve the right to ask that you take your pet to a local kennel or alternatively refuse entrance. Please check information on local kennels or pet-sitting services when making the booking.

6. Payments
A 50% deposit is required to secure all bookings. The balance of the booking must be paid in full before or on the day of arrival. Bookings made for a single night must be paid in full for confirmation.

Please email Proof of Payment to [email protected].

Unsecured or provisional bookings may result in cancellation, as Denneboom Vineyards & Wildlife reserve the right to cancel the booking with immediate effect.

Guests are responsible for all damages which they suffer or will suffer as a consequence of a cancellation, as well as all costs involved in cancelling the booking.

7. Changes to bookings
If you’d like to make changes after the booking is confirmed, Denneboom Vineyards & Wildlife is not obliged to satisfy these requests. It is at the sole discretion of Denneboom Vineyards & Wildlife whether these changes can and will be accepted. We require confirmation in writing of your intention to make any changes to your existing booking. If you change your stay to a less expensive period, the nightly fee will be re-calculated and a R200 amendment fee will apply.

If, after confirmation of the booking you want to reduce the number of booked cottages or nights, the cancellation policy will be applicable to the cancelled units or nights. Changes within one month before arrival will be treated the same as a cancellation and you will be charged 50% of the total booking cost (see cancellation policy).

8. Cancellations

In the event of a cancellation more than 30 days before arrival, your full deposit will be refunded.

In the event of a cancellation more than 7 days before arrival, but less that 30 days the 50% deposit will be non-refundable.

If a booking is cancelled within 7 days of the arrival date, the full amount of the stay will be non-refundable.

In the case of premature termination of the stay, the entire booking amount is still payable. 

  • All Cancellations must be made in writing.
  • All refund payments will be made within 30 days and will incur a 5% administration fee.

9. General rules of behaviour
In order to make the stay on the farm as pleasant as possible for all guests, we expect all the guests to stick to the general rules of behaviour and appearance based on common sense and basic etiquette. Breaching these regulations can lead to removal from the farm without a refund of the rental sum or a part of it. We must bring to your attention to the fact that it is possible that maintenance and daily farming activities will be carried out during your stay on the grounds or to the accommodation(s) without you being entitled to any compensation.

10. Day Vistors
No day visitors are permitted on the property unless prior arrangements have been made and approved by Denneboom Vineyards & Wildlife.

When day visitors to guests have been allowed, they must vacate the property no later than 21:00.

11. Unforeseen Circumstances
Denneboom Vineyards & Wildlife management and staff cannot be held responsible for not fulfilling its obligations due to unforeseen circumstances, such as, but not limited to bankruptcy, natural disasters, acts of terrorism or serious threats of terrorist attacks, sabotage or piracy, strike or boycott, acts of governments or any other acts of authority whether lawful or unlawful, blockade, siege or sanctions, accidents, fires, explosions, plagues or any event of a similar nature.

12. Liability
Denneboom Vineyards & Wildlife accepts no liability for: theft, loss or damage, of whatever nature, during or as a result of a stay in one of our units, falling into defect or putting out of action of technical equipment, and loss or closure of supplies on the farm.

The guests and those who accompany them, are jointly and severally responsible for all loss and/or damage which arises, for Denneboom Vineyards & Wildlife and/or any third party as a direct or an indirect consequence of their stay, irrespective of whether this was caused through actions or refraining from actions by themselves or by third parties, who are at the farm through their making, as well as of all damage which is caused by any animal and/or matter which they have under their responsibility. If you leave your unit in an improper condition, Denneboom Vineyards & Wildlife is entitled to charge R1000 for additional deep cleaning costs.

13. Complaints
If you have any complaints or issues, please inform the manager or duty manager immediately so that we can resolve the matter as soon as possible. Should the complaint not be settled to your satisfaction, you have the option, for up to 7 days after departure from the farm, to lodge the complaint by email.

14. Assumption of risks
Please remember that you will be staying on a working farm with live animals and potentially dangerous farm equipment amongst other hazards. You must also be aware that some of the equipment in and around the cottages (such as fireplaces, swimming pools, etc.) may be dangerous if misused. Whilst we take great care to keep you safe, accidents can happen and neither we nor our staff are responsible for such accidents (to the greatest extent permitted by law). It is your responsibility to supervise any children. If you notice that any equipment looks faulty, dangerous and/or unsafe, please inform management as soon as possible.

15. Insurance
You are strongly recommended to take out personal travel insurance for all members of your party. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance you purchase is adequate and appropriate for your particular needs. Please read your policy details and take it with you on holiday.

16. Lost & Found
Guest are responsible for their own belongings. Please make sure you have taken everything with you when you depart. Denneboom cannot be held liable for any items that are misplaced or lost during your stay. However, accidents do happen and if something is lost or misplaced, please let us know within 24 hours. A lost item will be kept for a maximum period of four months, after which it will be donated to charity.

17. General
These general conditions are applicable to all reservations, directly or indirectly made with Denneboom Vineyards &Wildlife. Alterations are reserved on the contents of the publications. Obvious errors are not binding.

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