Discover MO & ROSE’s country getaway for exploring the Robertson Wine Valley – situated on perhaps the world’s longest wine route the R60/R62 just outside of Robertson
in scenic Klaasvoogds West. Nestled at the foot of the Langeberg mountains, enter a magical world – a sensual secret garden inhabited by legions of succulent plants
and trees silhouetted against the vast South African sky. At the centre of this marvel reside the guesthouse and a superb restaurant called Restaurant Succulent by Chef Werner Snoek.
The guesthouse is THE ultimate retreat for those who want to indulge in contemporary farmhouse luxury, feast on culinary treats and be cocooned in a sanctuary of
stunning natural beauty – a melting pot of unique gardens and contemporary African-inspired design. Situated in the heart of the Robertson Wine Valley, a cornucopia
of food and wine awaits aficionados – and let’s not forget garden lovers! It’s all here.
Why you’ll love it
The contemporary en-suite bedrooms have private patios with enchanting garden and magical mountain views. Each thoughtfully designed with close attention to detail and tailored to bring the outside IN!
Located in the center of the gardens, the former farmhouse has been converted into 6 unique rooms designated as the Garden and Pool rooms. The Garden rooms provide vistas that spill from the gardens to the backdrop of the majestic Langeberg Mountains. The Pool rooms provide – along with a private pool – the feel of an African garden filled with the delightful sounds of the bountiful birdlife found here.
The historical cottage contains 2 rooms, both consisting of two levels built in a maisonette style. Each room has a staircase leading up to an open plan bedroom area.
PLEASE NOTE: These accommodations are not suitable for senior guests and guests with limited mobility.
All accommodations include á la carte breakfast, air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, Nespresso coffee maker, minibar, i-Pod docking station, DSTV and DVD player, wireless internet access, all linen and towels, complimentary bathroom amenities and daily service. The Superior and Luxury Rooms are equipped with baths and fireplaces, with some rooms offering underfloor heating in the bathrooms.
FOR FAMILIES: Available are 2 family rooms that can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children each – from the age of 2-17 years
Cottage Room 8: 2 adults + 2 children from 6 years
Pool Room 6: 2 adults + 2 children from 6 years
In the kitchen
Restaurant Succulent by Chef Werner Snoek offers a mouthwatering international contemporary menu using local ingredients, a wine list featuring local farms and breathtaking views of the succulent garden at Mo & Rose.
Reservations are required.
Monday to Sunday: 08:00am – 10:00am
*The latest reservation is taken at 09:30am*
Friday to Sunday: 12:00pm – 14:30pm
*The latest reservation is taken at 14:00pm*
Monday to Sunday: 18:00pm – 22:30pm
*The latest reservation is taken at 20:00pm*
Reservations are required.
THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA
MTB / Hiking Trails
How to get there
MO & ROSE is located in the Robertson Wine Valley, between Robertson and Ashton on the R60, famously known as Route 62.
Coming from Cape Town / Airport
Drive on the N1 directions Paarl, then follow signs for Worcester and drive through the Huguenot Tunnel. In Worcester, follow signs for Robertson and take the R60. Pass Robertson, stay on the R60 direction Ashton. Approximately 7 km after Robertson, turn off left to “Klaasvoogds Wes”, follow the road for 1,3 km and you will find MO & ROSE at SOEKERSHOF on your right hand side.
Coming from Oudtshoorn
Follow the signs for R62, all the way to Montagu. Pass Montagu and continue to Ashton. The R62 becomes the R60 just before Ashton. Continue on the R60, pass Ashton and follow the road on to Robertson. Approximately 5 km after Ashton, turn off right to “Klaasvoogds Wes”, follow the road for 1,3 km and you will find MO & ROSE at SOEKERSHOF on your right hand side.
The “seekers’ courtyard” is a private garden brimming with trees that stand as natural sculptures in the sky alongside aloes, succulents and euphorbias. All nestled together in the picturesque landscape of Klaasvoogds. Since its fledgling years, the garden has grown into a sanctuary of natural beauty. It features hundreds of different species of succulent plants – cacti included. More than half of these succulents originate from Southern Africa. Pathways meander through the different gardens, while a diverse and colourful selection from the over 200 bird species in the region dart and flitter in every direction.
The genesis of the garden began in the 1950’s. An avid plant collector, Marthinus Malherbe amassed an amazing array of cactus seeds from the Americas that Molly planted and nurtured to create a one-of-a-kind garden in South Africa for that day and time.
As is often the fate of a garden, when ownership changes so does the garden. After years of neglect, the garden was resurrected and expanded due to the passion of a Dutch couple, Yvonne and Herman van Bon who came to live on Soekershof in 2000. Eventually, the public was invited to walk in wonderment throughout the grounds.
In 2011 Axel and Monika Daniel changed Soekershof into a boutique guesthouse with outstanding restaurant, New owners Francois and Jeanne took over in 2017, they expanded the Cacti gardens and upgraded the rooms. The onsite eatery, Restaurant Succulent, is operated by Chef Werner and Melanie Snoek.