India House

India House nestles in the Bastiaanskloof valley, which is part of the UNESCO Boland Mountain World Heritage Site, an hour and a half from Cape Town International Airport.

So named because of its beautiful turquoise front door, imported from Gujarat, India, India House offers a luxurious retreat for up to six people. There are two spacious main bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers. The bedrooms and bathrooms have underfloor heating and have candle lighting to induce a more relaxed mood. A third bedroom sleeps 2 with an en-suite shower room.

India House has a state of the art French oak panelled kitchen, fully equipped to cool your wine and perk you up with espressos and cappuccinos, a massive fireplace and sheltered courtyard for alfresco dining. Guests can experience total silence except for the frogs and the crickets. Amenities include a swimming pool with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, hiking trails (one with a waterfall shower and traces of khoisan art), secluded river pools for summer swimming and bicycles for exploring the 2500 hectare estate.

The formal gardens are planted with indigenous fynbos species, many of which are endemic to the area. Or if you are more of a relaxation fiend, curl up with one of the house library’s many novels or cookbooks!

India House is one kilometre off the twisting and vertiginous Bain’s Kloof pass (R301) built by the Scottish engineer Andrew Geddes Bain and completed in 1853. It is part of the Bastiaanskloof estate and nature reserve, home to over 800 different plant species, 200 bird species and some 50 mammal species including the Mountain Leopard, the Chacma Baboon and the Cape Grysbok antelope. Three indigenous fish species swim in its two rivers. On clear nights, star gazing is a must and you may be lucky to catch the shooting stars.

 

The Breakdown:

Sleeps 6
2 Master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers
1 smaller bedroom with an en-suite shower room
Helon Melon Linen
Charlotte Rhys toiletries
Open plan living area with state of the art kitchen, dining room and lounge with large open fireplace
Mini Library
Large verandah and indoor courtyard with barbeques and outdoor dining areas as well as outdoor seating for reading and relaxing!
Swimming pool
Access to a private river pool on the Bastiaanskloof river
TV, DSTV with DVD player and selection of DVD’s
Music System
Underfloor heating in main bedrooms and bathrooms
Huge fireplace with firewood provided
State of the Art Kitchen which includes 2 Gagganeau ovens, a microwave and a gas hob
Miele Fridge and Wine fridge and Freezer
Gagganeau Coffee Machine provided with coffee beans
Kitchen Aid Food Processor and Blender
Baking equipment to bake up a storm
Weber Braai
Selection of Herbs and Spices, Olive Oil Provided
Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Milk
Kitchen garden with a selection of fresh herbs to help yourself to
Access to Hiking trails on the property

13th December to 6th January: 7th January to 1st April 2014: 1st April to 31st August 2014 1 September to 12th December
R4500 per night 4200 per night Weekends and Public Holidays R3850 per night Weekends and Public Holidays: R4200 per night Weekends
  R3570 Per night Weekdays R3330 Per night Weekdays R3570 per night Weekdays
  R4850 per night Easter weekend:    
mid week *** SPECIAL RATES *** long stays
All prices are per night/per property excluding VAT.

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Essential Information

1 hour 30 minutes easy drive from Cape Town International airport (1 hour 20 minutes if you take the Bain’s Kloof pass route)
5 minutes drive from the estate to the edge of South Africa’s principal wine growing areas
Self catering, half board or full board and picnic options available

Facilities
2 Master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers

1 smaller bedroom with an en-suite shower room

Open plan living area with state of the art kitchen, dining room and lounge with large open fireplace

Mini Library

Large verandah and indoor courtyard with barbeque and outdoor dining areas as well as outdoor seating for reading and relaxing!

Swimming pool

Access to a private river pool on the Bastiaanskloof river

TV with DVD player and selection of DVD’s

Underfloor heating in main bedrooms and bathrooms

Services and Additional Options
Daily housekeeping service included
All water triple filtered on the estate for drinking

Laundry service upon request

Personal chef upon request (see essential information)

Pre-arranged spa treatments can be organised at the house (prices available on request)

Wines, beers and spirits on (price list available on request)
Transport to and from Cape Town on request (price list available on request)
Additional accommodation available for 2 more guests in neighbouring Kraal (prices available on request)

Terms and Conditions apply

Activities

Hiking on the 2500 hectare property as well as in the neighbouring Cape Nature property

Swimming – both in the house’s private swimming pool as well as in the river pools of the Witte and Bastiaanskloof River pools

Sundowners both next to the river and from viewpoints up on the hiking trail can be arranged

Mountain Biking

Star gazing

Bird Watching

Horse Riding (arranged upon request)

Board games

Picnics (arranged on request)

Cooking with the Chef (arranged on request)

Wine Excursions and wine tastings at the house (arranged on request)

Excursions to the historical town of Tulbagh (arranged on request)

Brown Trout Fishing on Witte river in the neigbouring Cape Nature Property (arranged on request and guides can also be organized)
Our GPS Co-ordinates are: 33 32′ 36.86″S 19 09′ 27.68″ E


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Most beautiful place I have ever stayed!!! India House is pure bliss!"
Francois du Toit | 10 Oct 2013
I love it when I find a real gem of a place when I least expect it. That is what happened at India House. Large cool interiors, very stylish and understated with that enviable appearance as if it's been thrown together and just works, when in actual fact, every detail has been carefully considered
Carrie Hampton | 10 Oct 2013
Just a quick note to tell you how much we all loved, loved, loved India House. It is even better than it looked in H&L (House and Leisure). I loved the details ? from the quirky clasps on the shutters to the grills on the vents. Everyone loved the outdoor showers. It is wonderful that there is a huge lawn for the kids to kick balls. (Mine are obsessed with football.) I loved that every window had such a considered and thoughtful view
Vanessa Raphaely Raphaely | 10 Oct 2013
I wanted to say a big thanks for our wonderful time at India House, it was truly superb and I would not hesitate to come back with a bunch of friends, possibly in the winter to see it in a different light
Tony Fishlock | 10 Oct 2013

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