Settled on the foothills of Franchhoek’s Simonsberg Mountains is the picturesque Vrede en Lust. Built in 1688 and steeped in history, this beautiful estate has been restored to its former glory – thanks to the Buys family. Located just 20 minutes from popular local attractions, Vrede en Lust is the perfect base from which to explore the iconic Cape Winelands.
Allow the estate’s wine tasting ambassadors – the Red Ladies – to guide you through a sensory journey. For connoisseurs and fruit of the vine fanatics alike, seize the opportunity to explore other world-class vineyards in the area. Tee off the day at one of two prestigious golf courses or embark on a culinary adventure at the Lust Bistro & Bakery. Feeling adventurous? Try your hand at fly fishing, experience a scenic horse ride or get a bird’s-eye view of the area in an exciting helicopter trip.
For groups such as wedding parties looking for exclusivity and privacy, the Manor House is ideal. Five distinctly decorated double rooms, farmhouse-style kitchen, lounge and dining areas as well as a boma, bar and pool all make up this magnificent manor. For smaller groups and families, three quaint cottages, each with two en-suite bedrooms, a lounge and access to the pool are the perfect option. Ten Luxury Vineyard Rooms are ideal for couples, equipped with en-suite bathrooms, king size beds and a patio with mountain views.