The Western Cape Hotels


Diemersfontein Wine & Country Estate

At a Glance


  • lots to do including fishing, horse riding, wine tasting
  • lovely gardens
  • airport shuttle can be arranged


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

Diemersfontein Wine & Country Estate 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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Jan van Riebeek Dr. (R301), Wellington, 7654
  • Phone: 021/873–2671 lodging; 021/864–5060 restaurant; 021/864–5050 winery
  • Website:
  • Location: Paarl

    Hotel Details

  • 17 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.

Fodorite Reviews

Be the first to review this property


View more trip reports

View more travel discussions

· News & Features

View more blog stories