THE HOME­STEAD AT OLDENBURG VINE­YARDS

The Home­stead at Oldenburg Vine­yards

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NOW THE HOME OF ADRIAN AND VANESSA VANDERSPUY, THIS 200-YEAR OLD SITE IS NES­TLED IN THE MAG­NIF­I­CENT BANGHOEK VAL­LEY, STEL­LEN­BOSCH. THE HOME­STEAD AT OLDENBURG VINE­YARDS IS MORE THAN JUST A LUX­U­RI­OUS VINE­YARD RE­TREAT – IT IS A LIT­TLE PIECE OF HIS­TORY.

Hid­den in the Cape’s Banghoek Val­ley (“scared cor­ner”, so named due to the free-roam­ing leop­ards that lived in the area in times long since passed), Oldenburg Vine­yards is a gem. Ten min­utes out­side of Stel­len­bosch and an hour away from Cape Town, the 200-year-old Home­stead at Oldenburg Vine­yards of­fers lux­ury ac­com­mo­da­tion in the heart of the Cape Winelands.

PRETTY & PRIS­TINE

Set against the dra­matic back­drop of the Groot Drak­en­stein Moun­tains, a Cape Dutch style, white dou­ble storey house greets you as you make your way down the neatly man­i­cured gravel path­way.The man­ager opens the doors for you, and gets you set­tled into the six-bed­room cot­tage which is to be your home for the next few days.

Two house­keep­ers are on hand to look af­ter the house and cater to your needs. High-pitched ceil­ings re­mind you of the his­tory of the build­ing, while the neu­tral colour pal­ette of whites and beiges sets you firmly in the realm of the con­tem­po­rary.

One of the most ob­vi­ous con­tem­po­rary state­ments is the state-of-the-art kitchen. While a pri­vate chef can be ar­ranged for the du­ra­tion of your stay, many guests opt in­stead to make the most of their gourmet sur­round­ings, ei­ther by eat­ing out at the var­i­ous culi­nary hotspots in and around Stel­len­bosch and Fran­schhoek, or by cook­ing their own meals with fresh in­gre­di­ents sourced from the lo­cal delis and week­end farmer’s mar­kets.

HOME COM­FORTS

If you do de­cide to eat in, your meals can be en­joyed gaz­ing through floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows that frame views over the well-es­tab­lished gar­dens, olive groves, and vine­yards. On warmer days – which are in no short sup­ply in this area – light up a fire and en­joy an in­for­mal din­ner or braai on the out­door pa­tio. For those who are brave enough, end the night with a dip in the pri­vate swim­ming pool at mid­night.

When night time rolls around, re­treat to the lux­ury of your bed­room, adorned with orig­i­nal art works, and switch on the air-con­di­tion­ing or ceil­ing fan to get the room tem­per­a­ture just right, con­nect to the com­pli­men­tary Wi-Fi, or switch on the flatscreen satel­lite TV, and en­joy a more than com­fort­able night in. The en-suite bath­rooms also have un­der-floor heat­ing, en­sur­ing con­stant com­fort.

Ide­ally suited to ac­com­mo­date a multi-gen­er­a­tional fam­ily, a party of friends, or a cor­po­rate team on a lux­u­ri­ous team­build­ing week­end, The Home­stead con­sists of an up­stairs mas­ter bed­room with en-suite bath­room and a twin-bed­ded room with its own bath­room, as well as four en-suite bed­rooms down­stairs, two of which are in a sep­a­rate wing that could be used for chil­dren or cou­ples seek­ing ex­tra pri­vacy.

No mat­ter the rea­son for your stay, The Home­stead at Oldenburg Vine­yards pro­vides a re­lax­ing re­treat rem­i­nis­cent of a by­gone era and char­ac­terised by ex­clu­sive lux­ury.

For more in­for­ma­tion, or to book your stay, please visit www.old­en­burgvine­yards.com.

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