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The Wild Mushroom Country House Accommodation Stellenbosch

Background - The Wild Mushroom


The Wild Mushroom’s main building, built at the beginning of the 20th century, was originally the Digteby farmhouse. It’s last agricultural use was as a a gladioli farm, before it fell into disuse. In the nineteen-nineties the main building was used for storage while the outbuildings were used as very inexpensive accommodation for Stellenbosch University students. One of the students discovered that the building was full of freezers and these were full of smuggled abalone / perlemoen!

The Digteby Estate in the Vlottenburg suburb of Stellenbosch is now a secure gated residential area.


Our spectacular location in Stellenbosch is ideal for an authentic experience of the Cape winelands, and is only a few kilometres from Cape Town Film Studios, as well as some of the Cape’s wonderful beaches.

The prize-winning architect Hein Visser brilliantly restored the old manor house with its typical elements from the late Herbert Baker era. The design and dimensions of the building were retained and the original walls, roof beams, doorframes, sash windows and solid kiaat doors revive a bygone era.

There are seven en suite bedrooms in the century old manor house. The arched “stoop” offers an unobstructed view of the blue Boland Mountains so that a stay in the Wild Mushroom, a uniquely South African guest house, is a visual delight and sensory experience in an exclusive, private environment.

At the poolside, a building originally constructed as a high-tech mushroom growing facility, has been converted into the most luxurious suite you will ever experience. Additionally there are two junior suites in the annex.


5 Star Accommodation Grading by the South African Tourism Grading Council for a Country House

Wild Mushroom Country House - Stellenbosch Accommodation
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