A spiritual heritage...

turned into contemporary pleasures

On the banks of the Berg River midway between the towns of Paarl and Wellington in South Africa’s renowned wine region stands a Cape Dutch cottage circa 1784. The early communities in the region referred to it as De Jooden Tempel. History reveals that the first Jewish traders operating between the farms and villages in the valley used it as a convenient place for Shabat.
Today, some two hundred years later, this original dwelling is home to Tempel Wines, where owners Alf and Marie Ljungqvist offer exclusive accommodation in a pastoral setting and produce passionately handcrafted estate wines.

Let the legend of De Tempel linger on your palate…

Our rooms   


Olive Grove Suite

Lovely two-level suite typically recommended to honeymooners, with patio facing the olive grove and vineyards. The cottage has a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, A/C and 37" flat screen TV.



Poolside Cottage

Centrally located cottage for early morning swimmers, with patio facing the pool and barbecue area. The cottage has twin beds, en-suite bath and shower, A/C and TV.



Riverside Cottage

The Riverside Cottage offers spacious accommodation and secluded privacy, with a porch facing onto the garden and river. The cottage has twin beds, en-suite bathroom, spacious lounge with two couches and A/C.
The cosy, walled-in courtyard is ideal for evening barbecues and morning coffees.

Currently not available due to long-term rental.


Stables 1+2

The two Stable Rooms have porches facing the paddocks and Paarl Mountain, with barbecue area and splash pool. The rooms have a queen-size bed, A/C and en-suite bathroom with shower.