Welcome to The Log Cabin. Located 7.2km from the center of our lovely and well-known Stellenbosch, we are nestled between various wine farms, valleys, vine yards and mountains.
From the moment you turn off the Devon valley road, till you arrive at your destination, you will be surrounded by working vineyards, fruit farms and beautiful landscaping. Here at The Log Cabin, we pride ourselves to have one of the most breathtaking views in the valley, based on Louisvale Wine Estate.
Chardonnay is the Signature wine of Louisvale Wine Estate. Hans Froehling and Leon Stemmet bought the estate in 1988, and began planting vines a year later. In 1993 Marinus Bredell introduced Red Wines to the already popular selection, and in 1997 Simon Smith took over the winemaking process. The estate was bought by 4 friends in 2010, who still maintain and run the estate till this day.
The Log Cabin was built in 2001. Over the years The Log Cabin has been a place of origin for amazing stories, unforgettable experience and friendships that will last a lifetime. Rumour has it that The Log Cabin was initially built by a wealthy Scotsman name Johnson, the owner of Louisvale at the time, with the intent to use The Log Cabin as an entertainment area for his guests. He ended up loving the place so much that he ended up staying here himself, and abandoned the idea of sharing it with others. Unfortunately for the Scotsman, he passed away shortly after moving in due to heart failure, and the farm was taken over by the Mr. Altmann Allers, a highly successful businessman from Paarl, and a love for fostering entrepreneurship. Over the years The Log Cabin has touched the lives of a large variety of personalities, ranging from national rugby players, local students, teachers, musicians, academics, business men, and even at one point an actual wizard.
In August 2017, the time has arrived turn the cabin into The Log Cabin, with the need to share it’s wonder with as many people as a guesthouse, and the rest is history.
The Log Cabin consists of 4 different, very uniquely themed bedrooms, each with its own on ensuite bathroom and kitchenette, and handmade furniture specific to it’s theme. Fitted with Super King size beds and only the best Egyptian Cotton, you will experience luxury in a cozy, yet spacious atmosphere on your getaway; a rare experience. Our four rooms are The Pallet Room, The Barrel Room, The Cork Room and The Difference Room.
Apart from the kitchenette in the rooms (providing everything you may need for your stay; a bar fridge, kettle, plunger, coffee, tea, sugar, milk and drinking water) there is also a main kitchen the guests of The Log Cabin are welcome use as they need, where everything is a little…bigger.
The high roof lounge and communal entertainment area features a large indoor fireplace, to be used at your will, and flows onto large outdoor deck overlooking the Simonsberg and Stellenbosch mountain range, as well as the Devon Valley vineyards. On the outdoor deck we have large outdoor braai (barbeque), as well as a smaller mobile unit that can be moved to your desired location, like next to the pool.
Some popular activities at the cabin include: laying back, relaxing, read a book, drink some of our well known wines, mountain biking and enjoying the life with beautiful scenery.
Thanks mom for all your sacrifices and always being there for everyone around you. You've supported and helped so much much in everything I've, thank you and love you. 😊
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The year 2016 marked the end of a beautiful time, but also the beginning of new challenges and growth.