1 March - The Royal Opening of The Silo Hotel
We have been anticipating the opening of this unique and exciting hotel for quite some time, the brand new Silo Hotel, part of the Royal Portfolio, is set to open it's doors to the public on the 1st March 2017. With just 28 rooms, hand designed by the own, Liz Biden herself, this is sure to be a luxury experience like no other in the Mother City. The Silo boasts a luxurious, modern vibe, as well as the perfect location in the V&A Waterfront. To read more about this exciting property or to enquire for your upcoming trip to Cape Town click HERE.
Situated on the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountains, named after Simon Van Derstel, 1st Governor of the Cape Dutch Colony you will find Babylonstoren.
5-7 Aug - Robertson Slow Food Festival
Time to head out to the country and enjoy the simple pleasures in life at the Robertson Wine Valley Slow food & wine festival from 5-7 August 2016. Experience the charm of country life in an intimate setting characterised by each farm’s unique personal touch.
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June marks the beginning of the Whale Season here in South Africa, lasting until November. Why not make the most of this time of year with all the hotel specials and head to the Whale Coast to marvel at these majestic mammals. Contact us to find out more about our Winter Specials.
5th March - Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2016
A highlight on the South African social calendar for the sixth year, this day of splendor is set to take place at South Africa’s first and only wine and polo estate – Val de Vie Estate, on Saturday 5 March. The event offers a luxurious day out for the stylish polo lover. South Africa’s most renowned polo event, the annual Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo in Association with Bentley has after five years firmly established itself as one of the most prestigious events on the South African calendar.
Tickets Cost: R200, R950 or R4000 for VIP. Contact us HERE for more details.
1. Terroir at Kleine Zalze
Cuisine: Refined and uncompromisingly delicious.
Menu: à la carte/Daily Board Menu
Average Cost: R190 for a main course.
Ambience: Refined and relaxed, under oak trees overlooking a golf course.
Open: Lunch, Mon-Sun. Dinner, Mon-Sat.
There is a perfect balance at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, not only in their wines, but also in their appreciation of the classic Cape Dutch farm house style, now mixed with modern artwork, sculptures and architecture.
The Cape Dutch influence is the first glimpse you receive of the farm after passing through the gate, driving down the long driveway through the expansive vineyards. A classic bright white structure leaps out behind a small dam, this national monument is the Manor House, proudly presented for the Owner of the farm.
For those of you who have read some of our previous blog posts, you might remember that our very first post was on the Robertson Wine Region. We received fantastic feedback on it, reaching over 3500 readers worldwide, many of which unexpectedly were from the US.
La Clé Des Montagnes, “The Key To The Mountains” when translated from French is a name without hyperbole. For that is what you see when you open the door with the mystery key, a large old fashion key that nobody knew which door it opened, when the property was first obtained. After methodically testing many doors the key clicked in the lock, and through the frame exposed a picture of the spectacular Drakensberg Mountain range and hence the name La Clé Des Montagnes.
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