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The Western Cape Hotels

Diemersfontein Wine & Country Estate

  • The sitting room at Blue Gum - wow!

  • Hand sorting freshly picked grapes.

Pros

  • Lots to do including fishing, horse riding, wine tasting
  • Lovely gardens
  • Airport shuttle can be arranged

Cons

  • Frequently used as wedding and conference venue so can get quite busy
  • Setting pretty but not breathtaking

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

Built in the 19th century, this historic farmstead is set in a lush garden with rolling lawns and abundant roses and azalea bushes. The farm has been transformed into a lifestyle estate—with private houses, a small school, and lovely cottages where you can stay. The rooms are comfortable and decorated in a relaxed country style with floral throws and fresh flowers. The farm produces a range of noteworthy wines, which you can taste; highlights include the flagship Carpe

Diem Pinotage, the Carpe Diem Viognier 2006, and the Thokozani white blend of sauvignon blanc, chenin blanc, and viognier. Seasons restaurant ($) serves, appropriately enough, seasonal meals and is a wonderful venue for a late brunch or leisurely lunch. If you want something low-key, order a picnic basket to take onto the grounds. If you're feeling energetic, try your hand at bass fishing or horseback riding on the estate.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Jan van Riebeek Dr. (R301), Wellington, 7654, South Africa

Phone:

021-873–2671-lodging; 021-864–5060-restaurant; 021-864–5050-winery

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 17 rooms
  • Breakfast

Updated 12/31/1969

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