Hermanus, Western Cape
Cradled amid the hills of the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) valley,
Bouchard Finlayson is widely acclaimed as one of South Africa’s leading boutique wine cellars.
With a terroir defined by both ancient soils and a cool maritime climate, the vineyards of Bouchard Finlayson are famous for producing award-winning
Pinot Noir, elegant Chardonnay and terroir-driven Sauvignon Blanc, while inspired blends showcase the depth of skill and innovation in our winemaking team.
The Bouchard Finlayson cellar is conveniently located a scenic 90 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, close to the world-famous whale-watching centre of Hermanus.
Situated at the tip of Africa, where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic, The Western Cape is awash with idyllic beaches, many of which are a short drive from The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa. Camps Bay, with its white sand shores and chic cocktail bars, brings a touch of Miami to the cape. Clifton, with its four beaches, each with their own unique qualities, is more evocative of the French Riviera. Furthest from The Twelve Apostles lies Llandudno, ideal for couples who prefer a more action-packed day at the beach.
Enjoy side-by-side treatments
Decompress through our couples Spa packages, where you can enjoy exclusive access to one of our enclosed Mountain Gazebos and be treated to a 90-minute Swedish massage al fresco as you take in the breathtaking views. Alternatively, our couples treatment rooms - complete with candlelight, rose petals and romantic music - offer a memorable experience. Particularly when followed by a 3-course dinner at the Azure Restaurant.Find out more
Stay with us
Honeymooners will find it hard to resist the enchanting Atlantic views afforded by a selection of our rooms and suites. Whether you prefer an open plan room, or a lounge and bedroom combination, your own private balcony will prove the ideal vantage point from which you can take in the Western Cape’s staggeringly diverse sea life. Once the sunset sets in, cocktails and canapes delivered to your balcony will round off a blissful evening.
Experience absolute luxury
With décor that incorporates both classic elegance and contemporary comfort, Italian chandeliers and South African artwork, the Twelve Apostles' Presidential Suite is sure to leave a lasting impression. Enjoy daily sunset canapés from your private. wrap-around terrace, boasting panoramic views of Table Mountain National Park and the stunning Western Cape coastline. The Presidential Suite is the jewel in the crown of The Twelve Apostles’ rooms and suites.
The Presidential Suite’s entertainment system and 24-hour butler service, alongside the option of breakfast picnics and midnight feasts served in-room, make it the perfect place to settle in and allow our attentive team to make your honeymoon the trip of a lifetime.
Cape Town alone is a bustling metropolis often lauded as one of the best cities in the world to visit. When coupled with its surrounding area, encompassing the rugged beauty of Cape Peninsula, the verdant vineyards home to world-renowned wines, the inland game reserves that host the thriving African wildlife, and the rich, unspoilt biodiversity of the Cape Floralistic Region, it is a truly arcadian honeymoon hotspot.
Whether you want to take in the city or the surrounding area, by land or air, we offer tours that come with group and private options, the latter ideal for honeymooners cherishing their alone time. Wineland tours and day safari trips are particular highlights for couples looking to connect with the natural world.
All our dining experiences at the Twelve Apostles are deeply rooted in the local area as they integrate the best of what our bountiful surroundings have to offer. Our award-winning Azure Restaurant offers a five-course ‘Journey through the Cape’, accompanied by regional wines, with each dish paying tribute to the culinary heritage of the area. Our delicious Café Grill sushi menu relies upon the fish, and even kelp for the cooking stock, sourced from the neighbouring Cape Atlantic area. Finally, our High Tea by the Sea, full of sweet and savoury treats, and our extensive sundowner options harmonise perfectly with the views afforded by our Leopard Bar terrace.