The Wild Mushroom Boutique Hotel
has surprising and wonderful exotic gourmet mushrooms that is unlocked in the stylish elegance of a truly unique South African Hotel. This rare experience offers an opportunity to be pampered and to recuperate in a rural atmosphere amid vineyards and olives.
The hotel’s location in Stellenbosch is ideal for an authentic experience of the Cape Winelands, but it is also situated only a few kilometres from Cape Town Film Studios, South Africa’s own upcoming Hollywood – providing a totally different focus than any other South African Hotel.
Here at Digteby Estate in Vlottenburg, a residential area in Stellenbosch, a passion for classic luxury with a contemporary flavour is fused with a unique gourmet mushroom experience.
The prizewinning architect Hein Visser restored the old manor house brilliantly. The initial design and dimensions of the building were retained and the original walls, roof beams, door frames, sash windows and solid kiaat doors revive a bygone era. In addition, the spacious farm house with its typical elements from the late Herbert Baker era gained a few magnificent rooms in the large roof area.
There are six en suite bedrooms in this double-storey boutique hotel. Each window offers an unobstructed view of the blue Boland Mountains. A stay in the Wild Mushroom, a uniquely South African hotel, is a visual delight and sensory experience in an exclusive, private environment.Daedalea Dining Room:
Open during the summer season, the Daedalea Dining Room draws on influences of the French, British, Dutch and Asian cultures that developed into a distinct South African cuisine.
The cuisine captures flavours and tastes to enhance the ultimate gourmet experience. The menu will connect the discerned gourmand with organic farmer`s offerings, freshly produced gourmet mushroom species and the very best combinations of the Cape`s heritage and present tastes.
From shimejii filet with microherbs, pink oyster and paprika infused seafood, shiitake chocolate fondant, to fizzy sparkling wine berry jelly, every dish has been carefully considered to deliver a gastronomical experience par excellence, often with a unique mycological twist, accentuating the latest international microtrends.Accommodation at The Wild Mushroom Boutique Hotel:
This Stellenbosch boutique hotel comprises of six beautiful suites offering luxury Cape Winelands Accommodation. Each tells the tale of a specific mushroom species.
In a sophisticated way the luxurious interior renders the vital colours and textures of the Golden Oyster, the indigenous Kalahari truffle, the magical Psilocybe, the pink-purple Russula, the orange-green Lactarius Deliciosus and the glimmering Omphalotus, or Copper Trumpet mushrooms.Russula
This spacious accommodation was the lounge and sunroom in the original manor house. The huge fireplace is now equipped with a little wood stove, which creates a pleasant atmosphere in the cold winter months. An outer door gives direct access to a private patio. The sunny bathroom is equipped with a stand-alone bath and a double shower and washbasins.Deliciosus
The Deliciosus room opens on a private patio under an enormous palm tree. The bathroom is exceptionally spacious and a chandelier above the stand-alone bath adds the finishing touch to the decor. It is further equipped with double washbasins, a large shower and separate toilet facilities.Golden Oyster
This was originally the main bedroom of the manor house with views in a western and southern direction. The room opens on a private patio. An outer door allows for private access, offering some of the finest Stellenbosch Accommodation. The bathroom is fully equipped, with a bath and a shower.Psilocybe
This room offers a delightful north facing sun filled view and overlooks a cosy courtyard. It has a spacious bathroom equipped with double washbasins, a shower, bath and separate toilet facilities.Kalaharituber
A view of the hotel`s beautiful garden and swimming pool, with a full panorama of the Mountains in the background makes this suite very popular. The bathroom has double washbasins, a spacious shower and bath with separate toilet facilities.Copper Trumpet
Wide views from this 5 Star Boutique Hotel to the Hottentots-Holland Mountains in Somerset West characterise this spacious room. The bathroom is equipped with double washbasins, a double shower and a bath with separate toilet facilities.Purpureum
The library/media centre is also used as a conference facility in Stellenbosch for up to 12 people, and opens on to the Clathrus lounge and a balcony with mountain views.
The Wild Mushroom Boutique Hotel Activities:
The Wild Mushroom Boutique Hotel provides excellent access to the broader cultural experience offered by Stellenbosch and the Cape winelands. Guests are informed of special events in the area daily by management and staff.
Wine tasting is available a mere stone’s throw away at Spier, Asara, Neethlingshof, Overgaauw and Jordan.
Food Connoisseurs can make use of the opportunity to visit various restaurants in the area. There is a wide variety of places to choose from within a radius of 1 km, which includes the cuisine of restaurants such as the Lord Neethling, Mojo, Jonkershuis and Barrique. Other fine restaurants are situated less than 10 minutes by car from the Wild Mushroom – such as Overture, Rust-en-Vrede, Big Easy, Terroir, Bukhara and Wijnhuis. A transport service for guests is available daily.
Culture lovers can choose between the Oude Libertas and Spier amphitheatres in the surrounding area. The historical town centre of Stellenbosch with its museums, galleries, restaurants and boutiques can be reached within 5 minutes by car. Due to a long and proud musical tradition at Stellenbosch University, musical recitals at its Music Conservatory are of world quality,
Art galleries – A visit to the Rupert and Sasol art galleries is highly recommended.
Ecotourism – A true African experience awaits visitors at the nearby Spier Estate, where a cheetah-breeding programme can be observed. There is also a horse-riding school. In addition, wine-tasting trips on horseback are on offer in the area.
Golf players can enjoy the nearby courses of De Zalze, Stellenbosch, Erinvale, Devonvale and Pearl Valley.
Health – Fitness fanatics can gain access to Virgin Active in Waterstone. Several health spas offering wide-ranging treatments are within a radius of a kilometre.
Special Occasions - The Wild Mushroom is the ideal venue for businesses and other institutions who wish to give their guests or clients an experience that will make a lasting impression.
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