From R500 per person *Incl. BreakfastCheck Availability & Book Online
Le Bonheur is located in the unique and charming village of McGregor in the Western Cape Winelands and a mere 2 hour drive from Cape Town. The guesthouse is within walking distance of the quaint coffee shops, restaurants and arts & craft venues that McGregor is renowned for.
Le Bonheur offers 2 elegant owner-managed guest Suites for couples looking for a romantic getaway in the beautiful succulent Karoo in the “village that time forgot”. Both suites are very well-insulated keeping them cool in summer and warm in winder.
Rates include a light continental breakfast that can be served as a breakfast basket in your suite or in the main dining area; however many prefer waking at their leisure and taking a stroll down to the village or walking in the krans before enjoying breakfast in the village.
ECO-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION MCGREGOR
Moonglow Suite has a luxurious queen-size brass bed which is fitted with percale linen and an electric blanket in winter. The modern en-suite bathroom has both bath and shower, fluffy towels on heated towel rails – perfect for candle lit relaxation. Moonglow has a private entrance and private patio that overlooks the main garden of Le Bonheur.
The suite has simple and elegant décor and provides guests with luxury and comfort. A hospitality tray is also provided. This Suite is wheelchair-friendly as there is a level path from the car to the spacious Suite that allows for maneuvering in the room and en-suite bathroom.
Starlight is a standalone Suite with its own private paved garden path and entrance from the road. Just a few steps will take you up to your private patio where you will be able to enjoy your early morning coffee or evening glass of wine.
The suite has a luxurious queen-size brass bed, fitted with percale linen and an electric blanket for those chilly winter nights. Guests can enjoy a candle-lit bath or shower in the modern en-suite bathroom that boasts the added luxury of a double shower and bath-for-two as well as fluffy towels on heated towel rails. A hospitality tray is also provided.
Please note that there are no self-catering facilities in the Suites. No children or pets allowed.Check Availability & Book Online
Activities: On request, your hosts Jennifer and Martyn Johnson, will provide you with a hand-picked list of possible places to visit and activities to enjoy while you are visiting the magical village of McGregor and its hidden treasures. All items on your itinerary will come with their ‘stamp of approval’!
GREEN ACTS FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN SOUTH AFRICA
♡ Green Cleaning
♡ Responsible Body Products
♡ Local & Organic
♡ Water Wise Practices
♡ Sustainable Energy Acumen
♡ Eco Architecture
♡ Community Upliftment
All paper, plastic, glass and tin are recycled at Le Bonheur and other organic items are added to the compost-making system. They also exchange vegetable peels and lawn cuttings with a local worm-farmer nutrient rich worm-tea.
Fresh, local and predominantly organic ingredients are sourced from the market other local suppliers for guests` breakfasts which are prepared according to dietary requirements in an effort to avoid food waste.
Le Bonheur uses environmentally-friendly biodegradable cleaning products and they provide home-made, natural soaps in the guest bathrooms. To further ensure a non-toxic, safe and healthy environment they only use natural eco-friendly products to keep weeds and unwanted insects under control.
To conserve water resources Le Bonheur designed a water-wise garden using 90% indigenous plants. The garden is irrigated from the borehole and grey water from the house as only water from the toilets, sink and dishwasher that goes into the conservation tank, all other water is channeled to the garden.
In an effort to reduce energy consumption energy saving and LED light bulbs have been installed though-out the house, and motion-sensors have been fitted to the outside lights. Induction geysers and heat pumps are used to heat the bath and shower water as they use very little electricity and are on a controlled heating system. The dish washing water is heated by a gas burner. Solar-view glass has been installed in some of the west-facing windows to block out the harsh afternoon sunlight eliminating the need for air-conditioning.
Through green design techniques, all the buildings where constructed to be correctly orientated for the sun and wind conditions, and are very well insulated in both the wall cavities and roofs to ensure cool interiors in summer by blocking out the heat and trapping in the warmth in winter. Shutters are used on all doors and windows to allow the free flow of air, while keeping the rays of sun out. High quality fans in the bedrooms efficiently circulate the air keeping the rooms extra cool and deterring mosquitoes (which reduces the need for insect-repellants). An environmentally friendly hot water under-floor heating system has also been installed to provide energy efficient warmth.
The owners of Le Bonheur believe in giving back by supporting local community projects, charities and individuals by means of donations, food, building materials etc. They also provide training to local contractors and labourers about eco-friendly and economical building methods. Wherever possible they also opt for manual labour over mechanized systems to create as many jobs as possible because of the positive economic effects on their local community.