The folding valleys located on the east of Cape Town in South Africa are home to the world’s most famous Cape Winelands lined deep into the Cape Fold Mountains. Cape Winelands is historically known for its mass production of South African wines sold across the world.
Though the wine yards are breathtaking, the mountains in this part of South Africa have an irresistible aura of scenic beauty, one of the reasons why grapes grown here do very well. The Winelands have in the recent past become a major tourist destination and it is the one place where you will not think twice about having your honeymoon.
Homestead Oldenburg Vineyards at $1578
Oldenburg Vineyards is located in the Banghoek Valley (pronounced “bun hook” and meaning “scary corner” due to leopards roaming around in times past) about 8 km from Stellenbosch. There are 8 Natural Elements – rarely ever found in a single location – which all contribute to the uniqueness of the farm and the potential to produce wines of singular quality.
This establishment offers total luxury in Stellenbosch, a highly serene environment. It has a villa which can house up to 8 guests and a walking distance to Franschhoek.
The villa has a sitting area and its rooms have a king-sized bed, terrace, balcony a bath and shower. For more comfort, there are two large outdoor entertainment areas offer ample seating and lounging for guests; main covered patio off the reception lounge with 12-seater table and lounging area and open braai area off the kitchen with a 12-seater table and lounging area
The villas have a large gated pool with six loungers where the pool can be heated on request.
Le Jardin Villa at $1152
This amazing hotel is located away from the Wineland, Devon Valley wine region specifically to create a Solitude-like atmosphere which augurs well with the beautifully designed Sir Herbert Baker-style manor house.
About 500 rose bushes surround the manor dotted by well-manicured lawns. The villa has a spacious kitchen, three en-suite bedrooms with a bathtub and shower, a fireplace; entertainment, a pool and a library with a separate drawing room.
Franschhoek, Cape Wineland
Just 45 minutes from Cape Town, you will find Franschhoek, the French corner in Cape Wineland. It is one of the best places in Cape Wineland given it’s deeply rooted tradition in French cuisine wine.
It is host to eight of South Africa’s 100 best restaurants. The hotels have a great gastronomic experience besides a strong presence of art collection and antiques. It is also good for nature lovers owing to a number of adventurous walking trails.
The Huguenot Memorial Museum and neighbouring monument honour the area’s French settlers, who arrived in the 17th and 18th centuries. Franschhoek Motor Museum displays vintage cars amid mountain farmland.