What a pleasure it would be to take time off in the week for a break in the Cape Winelands.
Stay at the 4-star Lekkerwijn Historic Country House, a charming establishment that lies at the heart of it all. Use it as a base to explore Paarl, Stellenbosch or Franschhoek, and other surrounding areas.
Guide to the Cape Winelands
First thing on your list of things to do if you’re a wine drinker is to sample some vino! Where to start though? Boschendal Wine Estate, Allee Bleue and Solms Delta are all within walking distance of Lekkerwijn, while Franschhoek offers unique wine tram tours to the region’s best wineries.
For a real treat, head to Fairview in Paarl. The popular wine and cheese farm offers exceptional wine and cheese tastings. There is also a lovely restaurant, The Goatshed, where you can enjoy Mediterranean-style cuisine and a bottle of wine with views of the iconic goat’s turret where cheeky goats roam.
And don’t forget about Stellenbosch! The town is renowned for its world-class wines. Vergenoegd, Spier, Delaire Graff Estate and Tokara Wine Estate are some of the better-known wineries in the area.
Spend time in the outdoors at the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve in Franschhoek, or Jonkershoek Nature Reserve in Stellenbosch, both offer rewarding hikes of varying difficulty.
Immerse yourself in nature and farm life at Babylonstoren. The Cape Dutch farm offers a unique experience where people can amble through the clusters of fruit and vegetable gardens, home to 300 species of plants (all edible), berries, bees, assorted veggie patches, a prickly pear maze, ducks, and chickens.
About Lekkerwijn Historic Country House
With its distinctive Cape Dutch Gables, originally built in the 1700s, nothing quite compares to the picturesque beauty of this country house. Since its inception, it’s received minor refurbishments, which has only enhanced the establishment’s timeless grace and elegance.
The rooms are stately; some are equipped with poster beds, period furniture and artwork. Other furnishings include Persian carpets and cavernous fireplaces, which help to keep the winter chills at bay.
You and your partner can stroll through the garden, relax in your classically furnished room, or laze by the pool on a lazy afternoon.
Relaxation has never been easier - enjoy your stay at Lekkerwijn.
For more, please visit their website.
Lekkerwijn Historic Country House