A stately dame

Fairlady - - FLY FINDS - – Caryn

I’ve al­ways loved the tree­lined av­enues of the old part of Ke­nil­worth in Cape Town, and one house in par­tic­u­lar has al­ways stood out for me: High­lands Coun­try House. Built in 1875, she’s a grand old lady and is said to be one of the old­est homes still stand­ing from that era.

I highly rec­om­mend treat­ing your­self to lunch or din­ner at the home­stead. I had a gor­geous three-course meal in the beau­ti­ful din­ing room: the res­i­dent chef, Tous­saint, pre­pared confit salmon to start, fol­lowed by the most ten­der rack of lamb I’ve ever had and choco­late fon­dant for dessert. It’s a real treat. Ar­rive a bit early and have a drink on the ve­randa and a wan­der around the gar­den – it will take your breath away.

If you’re lucky enough to spend the night, you’ll be spoilt for choice when choos­ing a room. Some have a pri­vate bal­cony – it’s like step­ping back in time. (And if you hap­pen to be of the mar­ry­ing sort and look­ing for a venue, this is it!)

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