A weekend at Clos Malverne

A vineyard view right next to the restaurant at Clos Malverne.


A few weeks ago I was invited to visit Clos Malverne for a weekend getaway to experience their popular Lifestyle Package. This package is valid until the 30th of September 2022 and includes two nights’ accommodation in one of their luxury units for two people (breakfasts at the restaurant included), a food and wine paired lunch at the restaurant for two people (a set menu with some choices), a 1-hour Swedish full body massage for you and your partner at the Spa and a gift pack with 3 bottles of Clos Malverne’s award-winning wines. At R4380 for two people, this immersive Winelands weekend offering is just phenomenal value.

If you have not been to Clos Malverne before, they are situated on Devon Valley Road and are known for their breathtaking views, generous hospitality and scrumptious food. At the moment, Stellenbosch is alight with warm Autumn colours and the surrounds at Clos Malverne shine in spectacular hues of yellow, auburn and green. Take a look at our visit below in pictures – I took my daughter along for the weekend and we made such great mother-daughter memories. It was her first visit to a spa for a massage – most definitely the first of many! We didn’t take pictures in the spa, but it was a total highlight and I can highly recommend it.

Surrounded by shades of Autumn at the luxury units, Clos Malverne, on arrival.


One of the luxury units at Clos Malverne (photograph supplied).


Two of the three wines as part of the Lifestyle Package gift pack – the sparkling wine was kept chilled in the mini fridge.


The sparkling clean swimming pool in front of the luxury suites is surrounded by vineyard views.


A postcard Autumn sunset next to the pool, with the Clos Malverne Sauvignon Blanc Sparkling Brut.



We ordered a takeaway cheese platter for two from the restaurant for our first evening (not included in the Lifestyle Package) – filled with fresh fruit, preserves, charcuterie and freshly baked rolls.


Waking up on Saturday morning to rays of sunshine coming through the mist.


Breakfast is served in the restaurant, and the life size view doesn’t get better than this.


With a choice of a hot breakfast or this plate of fresh fruit with yoghurt and croissant, this was the perfect start to our day.


After some down time in our room, we made our way by foot back to the restaurant for the wine paired lunch. Wrap-around Wineland views to feed your soul.


The restaurant at Clos Malverne from the outside.


We settled in at a table on the stoep, soaking in the uninterrupted natural surrounds.


A glass of sparkling wine on arrival and freshly baked fluffy rolls with flavoured butters, to start with.


My favourite wine pairing of the day: the Clos Malverne 2021 Chardonnay, to go with my starter soup.


My starter: Spiced sweetcorn soup, chipotle corn salsa, goats cheese croquette, sour cream. Punchy flavours with great contrasting textures. A delight with the chardonnay.


Wine paired with my main course: Clos Malverne 2020 Sauvignon Blanc.


My main course: Linefish, smashed baby potatoes, mange tout, tomato & herb salsa. Clean and fresh flavours, generously portioned, perfectly paired with the Sauvignon Blanc.


And lastly, the non-vintage Clos Malverne Honeydew – a surprising yet delightful Riesling.


Sweet endings: Honey sponge, lavender jelly, cardamom and pistachio crumble, lemon curd ice cream. The perfect light dessert course for this paired series.


Make use of this wonderful weekend offer this Winter and book your Lifestyle Package at Clos Malverne, available online. For more information, contact Michelle Nolte: [email protected].

Thank you to the team from Clos Malverne’s accommodation, spa and restaurant for treating us like royalty. We look forward to visiting again.

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