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Historic Cape Dutch buildings, magnificent grounds & extensive formal gardens

An impeccably stylish farm-to-table retreat amid eight acres of sprawling gardens in the Cape Winelands. With an emphasis on sustainability and wholesome living, there is an elegant and decidedly chic twist to this working wine farm. From the award-winning restaurant, impressive cellar and tasting room, to the most zen and out-of-this-world spa, every aspect is exquisitely executed and takes its cue from the bountiful gardens and beautiful surroundings. The accommodation of course, does not disappoint. White-washed farm cottages and Dutch-gabled homesteads have been marvellously reinvented and remodelled into sanctuaries of simple and subtle beauty.

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Details & Amenities

The old farm labourer’s cottages, house the original Garden Cottages, where Scando-chic meets African charm in a design that encapsulates the old with the new. Inside these one and two-bedroom cottages, light spills through the modern glass-encased boxes that encompass a kitchen and dining table. The newly built Cape Dutch-style Fynbos cottages are built in the understated, minimalist and, quite simply, stunning and share a beautiful, kidney-shaped swimming pool amid the rocks. At the Farmhouse, the one-bedroom suites are homely yet refined and the easy-on-the-eye loft suite is one of the best honeymoon spots in South Africa. The original Manor House, an exclusive-use farmhouse, has been lovingly restored to its former glory and is the perfect refuge for space-seeking families or a small group.

  • A working wine & fruit farm in the glorious Drakenstein Valley set within 3,5 hectares (8 acres) of cultivated fruit and vegetables
  • A variety of contemporary one- & two-bedroom cottages & suites; 1 Manor House (sleeps 10), Fynbos Family House (sleeps 10)
  • Impeccable interiors fuse a modern look with the heritage of old farm living
  • Historic Cape Dutch buildings, magnificent grounds & extensive formal gardens
  • Oak-shaded paths, farm walks & garden tours
  • Kick-back and relax at the reservoir-style swimming pool; in the Garden Spa; bike, hike or explore the many walking or running trails on the farm
  • Extensive formal gardens supply fresh, home-grown produce to hotel & restaurants
  • Kids can live-out their rural farm dreams – feed the donkeys, collect eggs, harvest fruit and vegetables for the breakfast table, help bakers knead and bake delicious farm breads. And don’t forget to go on the scavenger hunt
  • Stay for 2nts or longer and join a guided Mountain drive, to bask in the late-afternoon tranquillity of the farm and watch the sun dip over the horizon