From small beginnings in 1714, Strand has grown into a thriving holiday and business centre 15 minutes from Cape Town International Airport and 30 minutes from the city by car, with regular train services.
A wide range of accommodation establishments, restaurants and shops is available.
Erinvale Golf Course: - Somerset West Approximately 25 minutes from Wind-Rose Guest House by Car. "Host of the 1996 World Cup of Golf in which thirty two participating nations competed. This is an estate course of two distinctly different nines. The front nine is on the flat, winding between the many houses in this part of the estate, while the back nine climbs up the lower slopes of the magnificent Helderberg Mountain, with breathtaking views of the coastline from the top holes." Designed by Gary Player Erinvale's par 72 championship course boasts some of the country's most challenging and spectacular holes. Erinvale's demanding front nine meanders through park-like terrain, whilst the back nine provide a contrasting challenge winding its way through the foothills of the mountains with panoramic views of False Bay. " – SA Venues +27 21 8471906
Arabella Country Estate: - R44 Coast road to Hermanus Approximately 30 to 35 minutes from Wind-Rose Guest House by Car "The Arabella golf course in South Africa is ranked by Complete Golfer magazine as the number one golf course in the Western Cape. It is also featured in Golf Digest's USA's Top 60 courses outside of America in 2007. Designed and built in 1999 by celebrated South African golf course architect Peter Matkovich, who is also credited with the design of Western Cape courses de Zalze and Steenberg, this classic parkland course has spectacular views across the Bot River lagoon and across the Kogelberg mountain range."- Arabella Golf CLub +27 28 2840105
Strand Golf Club – R44 near Somerset Mall Approximately 15 to 20 minutes from Wind-Rose Guest House by car. "The prominent features of the course are the abundant water hazards and bunkers, undulating greens and tree-lined fairways. Many of the holes on the back 9 play in semi-links style."
Travel Instructions: "From Cape Town (N2) take the Helderberg / Broadway Boulevard turnoff. On the R44 turn right at the traffic light. Pass Somerset Mall on your left. At Beach Road turn right at the traffic light. The Strand Golf Club will be on your left." - Strand Gofl Club +27 21 8536268
Stellenbosch Golf Club – Stellenbosch off the R44 Approximately 20 to 25 minutes from Wind-Rose by car. "It has a championship layout that has hosted many prestigious tournaments in the past. Amongst others, the South African Open and South African Masters were hosted at this picturesque 18-hole layout. The 1999 SA Open at Stellenbosch Golf Club proved to be one of the toughest Opens in the last decade." – Stellenbosch Golf CLub +27 21 8800103
Backdropped by magnificent mountains and blessed with diverse flora and fauna, kilometres of white, sandy beaches and its own wine route, Helderberg is a tourists' paradise.
North, across False Bay's wide, tranquil expanse, Table Mountain's distinctive silhouette looks out over the Cape Flats. Rich in history, Helderberg is the last resting place of Sheikh Yusuf, buried at the Macassar Kramat (Moslem Shrine) in 1699.
The Helderberg Wine Route ('from the sea to the vine') boasts some of the oldest estates and manor houses and was awarded the first two five-star ratings ever to South African wines by Wine magazine.
Accommodation is plentiful and varied and the Helderberg boasts some of the finest restaurants, steakhouses, pizzerias, take-aways and speciality eateries in the Western Cape.
Every conceivable sport is on offer. Helderberg has three golf courses and hosts every type of watersport.
The Helderberg Mountains offer walking, hiking, rock climbing and trailing and, with our wonderful, near-perfect year-round climate, your visit can only be a never-to-be-forgotten experience.