Built in 1692, De Kleijne Bos nestles in the heart of the Drakenstein Valley in the famed winelands region only 3km from the Paarl Village.
The old Cape Dutch homestead has been transformed into a four star guest house offering luxurious hospitality for the distinguished visitor, retaining all the grandeur, style and serenity of an era past in a beautifully scenic setting.
The De Kleijne Bos Country House offers 7 well equipped luxury rooms and one standard room accommodation. All offer charming accommodation, designed with comfort in mind with services for guests to relax and unwind.
De Kleijne Bos breathes South African history. It is the farm where the GRA (Genootschap vir Regte Afrikaners), the body that took up the cudgels for Afrikaans to be recognised as an independent indigenous language separate from Nederlands (Dutch), was formed on 14 August 1875. It is neighbour to the venue where the first Afrikaans School in South Africa was erected the following year, in 1876.
Apart from its grandeur, history and hospitality there are other commanding reasons to enjoy a stay-over at De Kleijne Bos:
•De Kleijne Bos is preparing to soon become an operational wine farm offering cabernet, pinotage and chenin blanc. Our wine cellars will be open to the public. Located close to the award winning wine farms of Nederburg and Diemersfontein, we offer an ideal base to indulge tastes for fine wines and world class cuisine.
•De Kleijne Bos offers breathtaking views over the Drakenstein and Du Toitskloof valleys
•We have walkways and hiking routes in the vicinity for all nature lovers aged one to 80.
•The original old horse stables of more than three centuries ago are currently being transformed into an upmarket French restaurant.
The original De Kleijne Bos Country House offers 8 well equipped rooms including, 7 luxury rooms and 1 standard room which are all designed with comfort in mind offering charming accommodation and expected services for guests to relax and unwind.
The De Kleijne Bos rooms include en-suite bathrooms, mini-fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and air-conditioning. A laundry service and room service is also available to guests (pre-arranged with management). The rooms each have a plasma-screen TVs with DStv. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the country house. A full exotic breakfast, under the pergola in the courtyard, ushers in the promise of the rest of the day.