It’s an irresistible offer to anyone who enjoys the finer things in life, particularly gourmet dining and fine wine. This winter Majeka House, the exclusive small luxury hotel in the heart of the Stellenbosch winelands, is offering guests tantalising mini-breaks guaranteed to rejuvenate body and soul – from gourmet menus in the hotel’s French-inspired restaurant, Makaron, to an escape at the Majeka House Sanctuary Spa that takes pampering to entirely new heights.
Six enticing ‘Winter Warmer’ packages have been carefully created to satisfy a variety of preferences. The One Day Escape to the Winelands (R1 252 per person sharing) offers a sneak escape for just a night and includes a relaxing session on the Himalayan crystal salt bed, cocktails at the M Bar and three-course tasting menu dinner and wine pairing at Makaron Restaurant. Then overnight in a premier room and enjoy a full- or continental breakfast the next morning.
If you can escape mid-week for a night, the Mid-week Macaroon Desires offer (R1 452 per person sharing) includes a session on the Himalayan crystal salt bed, a macaroon making course hosted in the kitchen, as well as a tasting with cocktail pairing at the M Bar. This is followed by the three course tasting menu dinner in Makaron restaurant, accompanied by a wine pairing. After spending the night in a premier room, a decadent full- or continental breakfast awaits the next morning.
The Winter Warmer Weekend in Stellenbosch (R2 652 per person sharing or R1 326 per person sharing per day) offers a two-night stay in a premier room with full- or continental breakfast served each morning. Also included in the decadent package is a Himalayan crystal salt bed session for two, cocktails at the M Bar, followed by a three course tasting menu dinner for two at Makaron Restaurant along with a wine paring. Also for two, is a hot stone massage treatment as well as in-room dining with a hot cocktail and the DVD or board game of your choice.
Alternatively, if you have two nights to enjoy at Majeka House, book in for the Two Nights of Guilty Pleasures offer (R2 902 per person sharing or R1 451 per person sharing per day). Overnight in a premier room and wake up to a full- or continental breakfast each morning. Then indulge in a 45-minute Himalayan crystal salt bed session for two and enjoy in-room dining and a hot cocktail. Afterwards, curl up and watch a DVD or play a board game, whichever is your choice. Next day, indulge in the African Signature Journey spa treatment, have a tasty finger lunch at the M Bar and savour a relaxing afternoon before cocktails back at the M bar, followed by a three course tasting menu dinner for two at Makaron – with wine pairing.
If spa treatments are the focus, the Three Day Spa Retreat package (R4 152 per person sharing or R1 384 per person sharing per day) ensures a thorough pampering. Included is three nights’ accommodation in a premier room with full- or continental breakfast every morning. Enjoy the Himalayan crystal salt bed session, a hot stone massage and a Soul to Soul massage – all for two.
The gourmet offerings start with finger lunches and cocktails at the M Bar, followed by a three course tasting menu dinner at Makaron Restaurant along with a wine pairing. There is also a night of in-room dining with a hot cocktail, followed by the DVD or board game of your choice. On one of the days, enjoy lunch is at Pane e Vino restaurant in Stellenbosch (voucher of R400) and dinner at the restaurant of your choice in Stellenbosch (voucher of R800). All the special winter offers run from May to September 2012.
Let Makaron’s award-winning chef Tanja Kruger, also a member of the South African Culinary Olympic team, delight you with her decadent offerings. She’s a keen follower of the Slow Food Movement, and chooses fresh, locally grown, ethically produced ingredients to inspire her menus. In the tradition of a true French kitchen, Makaron also has its own fresh vegetable and herb garden, which means everything served is both beautiful and wholesome. So it’s also no surprise that Makaron recently won the Boschendal Style Award at the 2011 Eat Out DSTV Food Network Awards, honouring Makaron as the most stylish restaurant in South Africa.
For table and room reservations or for further information call Majeka House and Makaron Restaurant on (27) (21) 880 1549; email email@example.com; or visit www.majekahouse.co.za. Visit the website for latest seasonal promotions.