Super Fast Fibre Optic Bandwidth For Protea Hotel Stellenbosch

May 2014: Protea Hotel Stellenbosch has gone live with a high-speed fibre optic line that offers conference delegates and GUESTS super-fast connectivity.

What this means in plain language is that the hotel is now on a 1:1 20 mbps line, which is faster internet speed than offered by most hotels in South Africa, and indeed in large parts of the world.

According to’s 9th annual Hotel Wi-Fi Report (2013), some 63% of hotels around the world now offer Wi-Fi to GUESTS, but a far smaller percentage offers free Wi-Fi, which is standard across every Protea Hotel in Africa. GUESTS each receive up to 500Mb free per room per day.

Protea Hotels Director of Sales, Marketing and Revenue, Danny Bryer, says the new fibre optic system is particularly exciting from a group and conference and MICE point of view.

”The potential for uninterrupted high definition Video Calls (VCs) that don’t freeze or lag comes with this sort of system, as well as the facility for corporate GUESTS to connect to their networks via VPNs that work properly and fast.”

Bryer says the new offering will give Protea Hotel Stellenbosch another unique differentiator among executive hotels and conference venues in South Africa.

“There’s only one reason to offer a service like this, which is to continue to anticipate, meet and exceed our GUESTs expectations. Our GUESTS and delegates at this very popular Winelands conferencing destination are going to be pleasantly surprised next time they log on at the hotel.

“There’s nothing that irritates a GUEST more than internet-connectivity that continually hangs or lags, which is why all Protea Hotels have been investing a great deal of time and resources into providing a consistent Wi-Fi connectivity experience that is both free to use and works at the pace that our GUESTS and delegates appreciate the longer they use it.”



Additional Assets

Download our logos
All Protea Hotels and African Pride Hotels selected high resolution hotel images and logo's are available for viewing and downloading online through our online image gallery.

Please click here for more information
Contact the press room
We'd love to hear from you, email us on or call us on 0861 11 9000.
Book a hotel
0861 11 9000 Intl: +27 21 430 5300
Newsletter Close

​When it comes to great getaway specials, important Protea news, and exciting upcoming events – the Protea Newsletter ensures you're always the first to know! So sign up today and make sure you never miss out!

X Forgotten Password

Please complete the following fields to generate your password.


Currency Converter

Provided by I-Net Bridge Submit Disclaimer