Welcome to Mountain Shadows 

Rejuvenate your soul...

Cape Winelands Guest House

Mountain Shadows Guesthouse is situated on a working wine and olive farm at the foot of the picturesque Drakenstein mountains in the heart of the Cape Winelands, a few minutes away from Paarl. The historic Cape Dutch manor house dates back to 1823 and has been declared a national monument. 

Within easy reach of Cape Town and Cape Town International Airport, our guesthouse is an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful Cape and its many scenic and tourist attractions. Visit the surrounding wine-estates, play a round of golf on one of the many world-class golf courses nearby. 

Take a stroll amongst our vineyards or along the river that borders the estate, view the abundant bird-life, try your hand at fly-fishing in our bass dam or lounge by the poolside and soak up the peace of the estate. Great food prepared daily using only the freshest local ingredients, combined with fine wines from neighbouring cellars will ensure that your stay at Mountain Shadows will be an unforgettable experience.

Mountain Shadows is more than a guesthouse - it is a celebration of life, family, friends, food and wine. Come and visit us in the shadow of the mountain…and rejuvenate your soul. 

The following languages are spoken at Mountain Shadows: English, Afrikaans, German, French, Finnish and Swedish.Please enquire about our special wedding and honeymoon packages.

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At Mountain Shadows we celebrate life. Be it a wedding, anniversary, birthday or any other celebration, we will provide the attention to detail, a few subtle personal touches and a liberal sprinkling of magic to make your event an unforgettable experience. 

We will also assist and advise you on the co-ordination of your wedding or event. 

Please enquire about our special wedding and honeymoon packages.


Paarl Guest House Facilities

Listen for the call of the African Fish-Eagle, try your hand at fly-fishing in our bass dam, play a game of lawn croquet or boulles, or simply lounge by the pool with a good book and a glass of fine wine while you soak up the sun and the tranquillity of our estate.

There is a myriad of things to do and places to see nearby, whatever your tastes, inclinations or budget.

To name, but a few: hiking trails, horse riding and mountain biking.

The Rooms

A stay at Mountain Shadows Guesthouse is a rewarding experience in luxury, style and comfort. 

Our spacious, en-suite rooms feature exquisite interiors each with its own individual decor and antique furnishings. Equipped with satellite television, telephone, hair-dryer, safe and fridge, if required, the rooms offer the discerning traveller every comfort to ensure a truly relaxing stay.

The perfect place

for the perfect day.

Yes, we can!

Mountain Shadows is open for bookings for essential business travellers.

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