We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

The Mountain Shadows Guest House

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Paarl
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
The Mountain Shadows Guest House
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 68: English reviews
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I was staying here on business for two days and regrettably couldn't stay longer. Gerald was a great host. Incredible and peaceful setting. Great breakfast and a fantastic view. Would love to come again with my wife.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank deanmichaelt2016
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Me nd wifey had the best time of our life at this place. The host Gerald nd his wife Kathy owns a piece of heaven on earth. Awesome surroundings that left me speechless with its beauty. a must see for any outdoor nd nature lover. Its worth every cent spent. its actually cheap for what we got in our 2...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Greg B
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Only 40 mins from the centre of Cape Town arriving at the beautiful Mountain Shadows is like arriving to a hidden place deep in the countryside. The Cape Dutch accommodation is charming and is matched by the friendliness of the family and staff. A delicious breakfast next to the swimming pool and sun downers at the dam are both an...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 555capetowntraveller
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Stayed here for two nights on a Groupon deal. The rooms were ok need a make over but still were comfortable. The pool was ok but the water was a ???? colour. Breakfast was good and freshly cooked. The owner's were attentive and kind.I understand that this property is up for sale so can understand the reluctant's to upgrade the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank mikeswallow01
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We loved our stay and thank the Mountain Shadows team for making us feel welcome and at home. Thank you for accommodating the twins really well and we look forward to staying with you soon again. A highly recommended property less than an hour from Cape Town so great weekend get away for "locals" and foreigners in South Africa

 Report
Helpful?
Thank willm00lman
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Had the pleasure of attending my friends wedding here and must say it was a beautiful setting! Whit picturesque mountains in the back ground and beautiful grounds we could not have asked for a better venue. Staff were friendly and courteous and made the day run smoothly.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank OZHasie
Kojonup, Australia
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Four of us stayed a couple of nights and found it a great place. The owners Gerald and Kathy along with their staff made it a pleasure to stay there. The backdrop of the mountains was amazing. The breakfast was first rate. Would go back for a longer time if ever back in SA.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank arch800
eMalahleni, South Africa
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Although the website for this place looks great, we had a terrible experience. We were there for the Tour of Good Hope and the Argus. We booked 4 rooms for 8 people. The 1st rooms' aircon did not work, they were not prepared to fix it and merely bought more fans at 37 degree heat. This room also did not...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Mattr4t
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We had the pleasure of staying at Mountain Shadows Guest House recently. We arrived on Saturday afternoon, checked in and rushed off to a wedding, resulting in no time to take in the stunning scenery. Upon our hasty arrival, we were greeted by the host, who was very friendly, and escorted to our room. The room was big and furnished...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Yolani S
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 29 February 2016

My wife and I arrived Friday evening and were very happy with the reception and our room. Large double room with doors opening onto outside stoop , which had a beautiful view of farm and mountains.Very relaxing and not too many other guests. Owners and other guests were very friendly and shared other places of interest in the surrounding area...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jetjumbo

26 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (20)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (10)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (6)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Paarl hotels
1.9 mi away
De Leeuwenhof Hotel/Guesthouse
5.2 mi away
Grande Roche Hotel
Grande Roche Hotel
#2 of 14 in Paarl
434 reviews
2.0 mi away
Cascade Manor
Cascade Manor
#3 of 14 in Paarl
146 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.8 mi away
Palmiet Valley Wine Estate & Boutique Hotel
3.6 mi away
De Kleijne Bos Country House
5.3 mi away
Oak Tree Lodge
Oak Tree Lodge
#15 of 43 in Paarl
44 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mountain Shadows is situated on a working wine and olive farm at the foot of the picturesque Drakenstein mountains in the heart of the Cape Winelands, a few minutes away from Paarl. The historic Cape Dutch manor house dates back to 1823 and has been declared a national monument. A stay at Mountain Shadows Guesthouse is a rewarding experience in luxury, style and comfort. The spacious, en-suite rooms feature exquisite interiors, each with its own individual decor and antique furnishings. Within easy reach of Cape Town and Cape Town International Airport, Mountain Shadows guesthouse is an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful Cape and its many scenic and tourist attractions. Visit the surrounding wine-estates, take a stroll amongst the vineyards or along the river, view the abundant bird-life, try your hand at fly-fishing in the bass dam or lounge by the poolside and soak up the peace and tranquillity of the estate. Great food prepared daily using only the freshest local ingredients, combined with fine wines from neighbouring cellars will ensure that your stay at Mountain Shadows will be an unforgettable experience. At Mountain Shadows we celebrate life. Whatever the reason for your visit; be it a holiday, wedding, anniversary, birthday or any other celebration, we will provide the attention to detail to ensure that your time at Mountain Shadows Guesthouse is treasured for a lifetime. The following languages are spoken at Mountain Shadows: English, Afrikaans, German, French, Finnish and Swedish. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Mountain Shadows Guest House

Address: Off Keerweder Road | Klein Drakenstein, Paarl 7620, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Paarl
Price Range: £37 - £62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Mountain Shadows Guest House staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Look somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles Mattr4t, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
“An old well restored hotel with many antics and very well located. An opportunity to enjoy country life.”
 of 5 bubbles jetjumbo, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All rooms located so as to ensure privacy and quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Windflower0, 16 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The honeymoon suite I definitely recommend!”
 of 5 bubbles 306liezln, 2 Dec 2015 | Read review
“We had room 10 which was very nice with a small courtyard outside with table and benches lovely views.”
 of 5 bubbles EddieG72, 9 Nov 2015 | Read review
5 of 5