Over the past two centuries, The Vineyard has proudly evolved into one of the most environmentally-friendly, progressive hotels in Cape Town.
Taking the lead from the original owner, diarist and artist Lady Anne Barnard, who was a dynamic woman, with ideas way ahead of her time – we have developed and adapted into the progressive hotel that you see before you today.
The seven acre property home to a diverse range of fauna and flora is as innovative and groundbreaking as it was when the original house was built in February 1800. You are able to see the remnants of the first english style house to be built in the area, gracefully merging with the contemporary interior styling and luxury features expected from a modern hotel.
While time and progress took its toll on the vines at The Vineyard, it was replanted in 2008 to mark the 350th anniversary of winemaking in the Cape. Enquire about a guided garden tour.
award-winning living green hotel
As an award-winning leader in responsible hoteling, we have a number of sustainability initiatives. On the property we have 80 solar panels, are supplied with green energy from the Darling Wind Farm, we harvest greywater and recycle 98% of our waste. We are also a certified member of Fair Trade Tourism involved in a number of organisations such the Event Greening Forum, of which we are founding members, we are also a member of BirdLife SA and Eco Atlas, support the Table Mountain National Park in its efforts to clear alien vegetation to name a few. We endeavour to make use of fair trade, sustainable and ethically produced goods when procuring our wines, coffee, meats, seafood, produce and stationary. Contact our Group Sustainability Manager for further information: Chris van Zyl E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 021 6574500
kids of the cape initiative
Extending our hospitality past the boundaries of the hotel is a committee of hotel employees from the Group’s three hotels, this non-profit organisation oversees about 15 upliftment projects that provide child/youth refuge and care, education, skills-training, feeding as well as care for the disabled. Guests are encouraged to contribute a donation through accommodation and restaurant bills, which is matched by the hotel.