No poem was ever written by a drinker of water, says Homer. Good humoured, slightly obscene, says Roald Dahl. Wine. Pouring through literature for generations.
Here in Stellenbosch there's wine everywhere. And while the 200+ producers busy themselves on that front, Evergreen Manor gives you a nice sit down in the middle of it all. And a massage if you fancy one.
A Victorian villa with a country house style. Inside there's a period vibe with antique furnishings and complimentary sherry. Outside it's all mountains and vineyards. Stellenbosch is the second oldest town in South Africa and this guest house is a four-minute walk to the town centre. That's four not five, so don't slack.
Nine air conditioned en-suite rooms - some have outside entrances overlooking the garden.
Three are honeymoon suites. All fresh flowers and loveliness. Mattresses are fantastically hard if you like to live hard, sleep hard - overlays are available if you prefer a bit of softly, softly slumber time.
Rooms have satellite TV, telephone, internet points, mini bar and tea & coffee facilities.
Breakfast; Swimming pool with sun loungers; two lounges; Picnic baskets available on request; Health spa with Decleor products; Laundry service; Secure off-street parking
You are surrounded by many famous wine estates. Definitely explore these.
Restaurants, antique shops, art galleries and museums are close by. Notice the drenching of Cape Dutch and colonial architecture.
The botanical gardens are a two-minute walk away.
You can go horse riding or play golf if you're in the mood. There are no less than 10 top-class courses nearby and 3 of them are right in Stellenbosch.
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Whet your appetite and clean your palette. You’re in Franschhoek. They’ve been growing grapes and guzzling the bounty for centuries. Ashbourne House is a restored colonial treat. Seed loaf bread, fat muffins, home made marmalade. Bring bigger clothes. Thank the lord they provide bath robes.
If you've ever dreamed of owning a wine farm, you can try before you buy at Klein Genot Wine and Country Estate. Or you can make an annual pilgrimage here and save yourself the bother.
Le Ballon Rouge
Le Ballon Rouge is an intimate and charming guest house within walking distance of the café-lined main street of Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands. Decor is a quirky mix of antique and art deco and the en suite rooms are spacious and comfortable.
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