Pontac Manor Hotel & Restaurant

16 Zion Street, Paarl, 7646


Pontac Manor Hotel & Restaurant, a celebrated establishment in the historic town of Paarl, is in the heart of the Cape Winelands, close to Cape Town.

Surrounded by majestic oak trees and manicured gardens, the hotel has been restored to its former Victorian elegance and welcomes guests from around the globe. Situated on the slopes of Paarl Mountain, just a few kilometers along from the renowned Grande Roche hotel, Pontac Manor Hotel and Restaurant welcomes visitors with 4-star elegance and charm.

Original historic features in architecture and furnishing reflect an era of gracious living. Here, in a luxurious and yet homely atmosphere, first-class service and modern convenience blend with traditional style and genteel hospitality to create a classic guest house feel with a warm and welcoming ambiance.

The Restaurant

The delectable "Restaurant at Pontac" is located in the beautifully restored old barn of this historic estate. The setting on the slopes of Paarl Rock is exceptional. Patrons dine al fresco on the cosy front porch or inside in a restaurant decorated with quirky coloured African wall hangings and ceiling drapes. Bricked-in chicken nests, antique window frames with deep-set ledges and original stone fireplaces add to the ambience, which is delightfully informal with the accent on country hospitality, offset by elegant tableware and professional service. Private dining is offered in the Board Room (24 seats) or in the Red Room (12 seats), upon request.

The Cafe & Bar

The sun filters through the leaves of the ancient oaks as you gaze across the lawn to the majestic mountains beyond. The rich smell of coffee fills your senses and the pastry melts in your mouth. At the next table, a couple enjoys a light lunch of delectable beef salad and crispy, fresh baked baguette. You dreamily contemplate whether to order another cafe au lait or to try an espresso instead, as you flip through your favourite newspaper and simply relax. Another perfect day at the Pontac Cafe…!