In colourful gardens deep in the Paarl Valley Winelands, just 40 minutes from Cape Town, Grande Roche is an elegant Cape Dutch estate and national monument - and an exclusive Relais & Chateaux retreat that has won many awards for the excellence of its tasteful luxury, cuisine and wine-cellar. The 34 air-conditioned rooms and suites (Terrace, Duplex and Honeymoon) are in the lovingly restored outbuildings and newer terraces. The Manor House features the gourmet Bosman's Restaurant (a setting of crystal and chandeliers). Grande Roche has two swimming pools, tennis courts and bicycles for relaxation. Specially-themed short-break packages can also be requested including Harley Davidson rides, golf or simply wine-tasting.