A luxurious wine estate with swimming pool, tennis court and private lake in the Elgin Valley
Situated within close proximity to Cape Town in the Kogelberg World Heritage Biosphere reserve, the Lothian Estate offers the ultimate comfort and luxury. The property is set on the banks of the Palmiet River on one side and a private lake on the other, and is surrounded by lush vineyards, fruit orchards and manicured gardens for an unbeatable setting.
A stunning infinity swimming pool features a Jacuzzi and a poolside fire pit lounge area overlooking the valleys and mountains beyond, perfect for relaxing with a glass of bubbly. The estate also boasts a tennis court, a children’s playground, and a private jetty on the lake where guests can enjoy a host of water sports and activities from kayaking and paddle boarding, to water skiing and jet ski rides.
Several outdoor living and dining areas can be found throughout the grounds, including the poolside terrace with lounge area, sun loungers and day beds, the lakefront deck with lounge seating, and the barbecue area with a traditional braai.
The estate’s spectacular setting and expansive grounds make it ideal for weddings, private events, and corporate functions, with capacity for up to 150 day guests.
Indoors, the property has a feeling of tasteful opulence with the perfect blend of contemporary design and welcoming comfort. The double-height main living area brings the outdoors in through sliding glass doors on either side and tropical palms dotted throughout. A striking fireplace separates the lounge and dining spaces, and provides a cosy atmosphere on cooler evenings.
Beside the main dining area is the fully-equipped, contemporary kitchen, which features a breakfast bar and leads through to the breakfast lounge – a more casual dining space.
There are several more relaxation and recreation areas throughout the villa; the summer lounge features glass doors leading out to the pool deck, comfy lounge chairs, and quiet study nook; the winter lounge overlooks the lake and boasts a fireplace, wine cellar and bar, table football and large-screen TV; the family room located on the mezzanine features beanbag seating, a TV, and a chalkboard wall, creating the ideal space for younger guests to hang out; finally, the fully-equipped gym is perfect for those keeping up with their fitness and it features a sauna, ideal for a post-work-out relaxation session.
The villa’s eight bedrooms have each been uniquely designed to ensure a welcoming atmosphere, and boast either king or queen-size beds, en-suite facilities, and stunning views from their balcony or terrace. The two bedrooms in the guest wing also share a private lounge area with kitchenette, and a separate entrance, perfect for staff or those looking for a little extra privacy.
With its beautiful surroundings, spectacular interiors and excellent facilities, the Lothian Estate is the ideal choice for a luxury villa holiday or special celebration with loved ones.
UPPER FLOOR: ORCHID (Master) – king-size bed (extra-long), living area with fireplace, dressing room, en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate shower, and balcony with vineyard, pool & lake views FIRE LILLY – king-size bed, en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate shower, and balcony with garden & lake views STRELIZIA – king-size bed, en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate shower, and wrap-around balcony with garden, mountain & lake viewsARUM LILLY – queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate shower, and balcony with pool & lake viewsPROTEA – king-size bed, en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate shower, and wrap-around balcony with pool, vineyard & lake views
GROUND FLOOR: PALM – queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, and garden access with lake views (wheelchair accessible room)
GUEST WING (GROUND FLOOR): PAPYRUS – queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom with bathtub/shower, shared living room with kitchenette, and terrace with vineyard & lagoon views (wheelchair accessible room) PALMIET – queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, shared living room with kitchenette, and terrace with vineyard & lagoon views (wheelchair accessible room)
The Lothian Estate is located just outside of Cape Town in the Elgin Valley. The estate is set on the banks of the Palmiet River and a private lake, making it the ideal location to enjoy the outdoors lifestyle.
On site, guests can enjoy sports and activities including tennis, croquet, badminton and bird watching. The private lake is perfect for fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking and water skiing. There is also a power boat and jet skis available for those with a licence.
The estate boasts lush vineyards and guests can take tours and enjoy tasting the award-winning wines.
There are several golf courses within easy driving distance, including Strand Gold Club, Arabella Golf Club and Erinvale Golf Estate.
The nearby seaside towns of Gordon’s Bay and Strand boast an array of modern beachfront bars and restaurants, whilst Cape Town is around an hour away for those looking to explore the capital.
Distances (approx.):Nearest beach (Bikini Beach) – 25 minutes’ driveGordon’s Bay – 25 minutes’ driveStrand – 30 minutes' driveStrand Golf Club – 30 minutes’ driveArabella Golf Club – 35 minutes’ driveErinvale Golf Estate – 40 minutes’ driveCape Town Airport – 45 minutes’ driveCape Town city centre – 1 hour's drive
Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.
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