Be Inspired

Helena’s Restaurant at Coopmanhuijs: Where the familiar is made spectacular by an ambiance of celebratory anticipation, as guests rediscover the flavours and textures of good, honest food – which lie at the heart of South African cuisine.

The Story

Enjoy sincere hospitality in our exclusive and stylishly appointed 16-room five-star boutique hotel, ideally located in the historic heart of Stellenbosch. At Coopmanhuijs, we afford you as much attention and privacy as you may require.


We can accommodate events and private dinners for up to 40 guests.

Helena’s Guests

Although we afford preference to Hotel guests, we welcome reservations and walk-ins from outside patrons – subject to availability. Thank you for considering Helena’s. We are open seven days a week. Please note you are welcome to bring you own wine, we charge a corkage fee of R60 per bottle.

Someone who receives friends and gives no personal care to the meal prepared for them, is not worthy of having friends. – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755–1826)