Home to the van der Spuy family since 1941, the iconic Old Nectar manor house, located just 5km from the heart of Stellenbosch, combines Cape Dutch 18th and 19th-century atmosphere with 21st-century comfort. Nestled between the large 200-year-old oak trees, the Manor House is complemented by five newly renovated, fully furnished self-catering villas, ensuring a unique stay at Old Nectar.
The gardens at Old Nectar are something to behold. The highlights include some of the following: a round rose garden, a pergola garden, a waterfall garden and an indigenous garden.
The Front Garden extends from the manor house downslope to the pergola. Terraced lawns with flanking paths and borders of azaleas and other flowering shrubs lead to a rectangular Victorian-tiled ornamental pond overlooked by two sentinel Lombardy poplars (Populus sempervirens) and a Copper Beech (Fagus sylvatica) at one end and a mature camellia (Camellia japonica) at the other end. Self-catered picnics welcome