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Romantic Weekend Getaways Western Cape

A collection of dreamy couple’s retreats in Cape Town and surrounds

Last Update: November 18, 2016

Whether you’ve been dating for two months or 20 years, a dreamy weekend away with your loved one is simply essential to really get those sparks flying and rekindle that connection. Plus, there’s just nothing nicer than the prospect of escaping to some tranquil retreat with a sweetheart for a few days to enjoy some quality ‘you and me’ time amidst stunning surrounds.

Of course, a storybook setting, plenty of privacy, a sumptuous king-size bed and, if you may, a lavish Victorian bath are all equally integral to this experience. And luckily, just beyond the Mother City there are plenty of enchanting places claiming such offerings. For lovers on the lookout for a fairy-tale vacation, we’ve rounded up some of the most magical romantic getaways in the Western Cape, from a luxury boutique guest house in Paternoster to a quaint, affordable cottage in the Winelands and a private lagoon villa near Hermanus.


Kennedy’s Beach Villa
A couple’s little private piece of paradise, this five-star boutique guest house, which rests on the edge of the Onrus lagoon, only minutes away from Hermanus, oozes elegance and romantic charm. The secluded property is base to two distinct, but equally idyllic, accommodation options, the Beach Suite and the Lagoon Villa, both of which flaunt luxurious Victorian baths and cloud - soft, queen - size beds. Overlooking the pristine beach, the first of the two, extends out onto a spacious sun deck, complete with a bubbling Jacuzzi (perfect for Champagne sunsets). And the latter, which is secretly tucked away in a gnarled milkwood grove, lays claim to a roaring fireplace and self - catering kitchen and boasts a private hammock and open-air milk bath, just below the trees’ curved boughs (those eager to enjoy milk and honey spa here, must pre-book). Lovebirds staying at the guest house can also opt to book for the honeymoon/anniversary package, which includes a sensual couple’s massage. Either way, a stay at Kennedy’s Beach Villa is bound to be one memorable, starry-eyed experience.
Rates: Accommodation ranges from R1880 - R2080, and includes a continental muesli basket for breakfast. No one-night stays are allowed over weekends.

5 Disa Street | Onrus River Beach | Hermanus | +27 (0)82 823 3625

Zula Self-Catering Beach House and Cottage in Paternoster

If you and your partner love falling asleep (and waking up) to the sound of the ocean, taking long walks on the beach and watching ‘’out-of-this-world’’ sunrises and sunsets, then Zula Beach Cottage is the perfect spot for your next romantic getaway. Situated in the little West Coast town, of Paternoster – approximately 160km from the CBD, the little self-catering cottage is situated 15-metres from the beach and has uninterrupted (not to mention, spectacular) seaside views. Comfortable and self-contained, the two-man open studio-style cottage comes complete with, absolutely, everything you will need to make your love-trip an unforgettable one (think shower,big enough for two, and a cosy fireplace.) In addition to the cute love-nest, Zula also has a large beach house (sleeps 10), located on the same property. (The beach house and cottage are separated by a tall bamboo wall and gate.) Not to mention, the beach house and cottage are both dog friendly, so if you can’t bear to think of leaving your beloved puppies at home, then bring them along! Guests can book Zula’s Beach House (sleeps 10) and Cottage (sleeps two), separately or collectively. The beach house is unavailable from 16 December 2016 to 15 January 2017 and the cottage from 1 December 2016 to 6 February 2017.
NOTE: Zula does require a R200 fee per dog paid on arrival.
Rates: Zula Beach House and Cottage (sleeps 12): R8 000 – R9 500 a night depending on date of booking. Zula Beach House (sleeps 10): R7 000 – R8 000 a night depending on date of booking. Zula Cottage (sleeps two): R1 800 a night.

9 Langstrand Close | Mosselbank | Paternoster | | | +27 (0) 83 449 8144

Aaldering Luxury Lodges 

Resting in the Stellenbosch Winelands, the serene five-star lodges at Aaldering wine farm will, quickly, lure lovers into believing, they have their own little tranquil piece of vineyard. The country-style accommodation, which comprises of only three luxury guest houses, overlooks the estate’s sparkling dam and verdant fields and, thanks to the privacy that the property affords, couples can expect to connect without disturbance or distraction. A blend of bucolic charm and modern comfort, each lodge boasts both pastoral touches, like terracotta tiling, thatched roofing, cosy fireplaces and an intimate porch, and contemporary elements, like a sleek kitchenette, Wi-fi enabled iPad and flat-screen television. Not to mention, sweethearts can look forward to lazing in a, feather-soft, king-size bed or soaking stresses away in a large, free-standing tub. Although lovebirds will not likely want to leave the periphery, of their little paradise.If the outside world beckons, Stellenbosch’s colourful town centre is only 10 minutes away and Cape Town’s bustling CBD lays just 45 minutes down the highway. In essence, the Aaldering lodges make for an idyllic getaway, that’s conveniently close to home.
Rates: A stay at one of the Aaldering luxury lodges is priced at R2500 per night, and this includes breakfast, three bottles of estate wine and all the other luxurious extras. There’s a minimum stay of two nights throughout the year.

Devon Valley Rd | Devon Valley | Stellenbosch | +27 (0) 21 865 2495

Hermanus Beach Villa

There’s little more romance in the prospect of watching crashing waves and explosive sunsets, from the comfort of a king-size bed. Hermanus Beach Villa, a four-star guest house, that sits pretty in the peaceful suburb of Voëlklip, just outside the world’s whale-watching capital, promises exactly this, as well as a hefty dose of the quiet and privacy craved, by passionate pairs. The pearly white, three-storey B&B houses nine comfortable rooms, eight of which lead out onto sea-facing balconies, that give way to panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the winding coastline below. Breakfast is served downstairs, in an intimate and elegant dining room, that opens out onto verdant lawns, and just beyond these greens lays, Hermanus’ famed 12-km cliff path, so duos can easily take private, leisurely strolls together, along this curving coastal trail. There are 6 types of rooms available to choose from; The Bay View suite, Walker Bay Suite, Grotto Room, Abalone Room, Dolphin Room and Baleen Rooms.
Rates: The B&B claims to offer ‘luxury you can afford’ and it lives up to this promise by keeping rates surprisingly reasonable.

151 11th Street | Voëlklip | Hermanus | +27 (0) 28 314 1298

West Coast National Park 

Hugging the crystal waters of the Langebaan Lagoon, this stretch of shoreline and veld – it’s just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town – promises lovey - dovey pairs, breathtaking surrounds and all the serenity and seclusion, they could desire. Not to mention, during August and September, the reserve is awash with the vibrant colour, of  a thousand  spring flowers – an especially romantic sight. While the park boasts a number of accommodation options, the Duinepos Chalets, rustic self-catering lodging, hidden away in the thicket of the natural bush, are a great choice for duos, thanks to their offer of a roaring hearth, perfect to cuddle up next to with the relative privacy they afford (though the various chalets are clustered together with a communal area, the bush helps to keep each hidden and separate). Otherwise, for a more coastal couple’s retreat and, an especially, unique getaway option, there’s also the cosy, Larus Houseboat. Anchored in the Langebaan Lagoon, this fully equipped floating cabin, can sleep up to six, but is also an ideal water-locked escape for two; the main room on board commands a queen-size bed with a  deck, perfect for sunbathing on, after a refreshing swim in the surrounding loch.
Rates: The Duinepos Chalets go for R1200 for the first 4 people per night, per chalet, R900 for 2 people sharing per chalet;  R600 for single person (Sunday night – Thursday night). A stay on the Larus Houseboat costs R2,550.00 per night (minimum of 2 nights)

West Coast DC | +27 (0) 22 772 2144

Grande Roche Hotel

Perched at the base of the grand, Paarl Rock, in the ever-romantic, Cape Winelands, this historic country hideaway – it sits on a 23-hectare working wine farm – offers a complete escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. At Grande Roche Hotel, an array of stylish rooms lay scattered amidst vineyards, fountains and manicured greens, and of all the places to rest the head, the most ideal for twosomes are the, Cape Dutch-style Terrace Suites or the luxury Garden Suite. The first, offers lots of privacy and boasts charming thatched roofs and outdoor sun patios, the latter, which was originally the farm stable, is tucked away on its own and claims a Jacuzzi bath, perfect for lazing in. Couples who can tear themselves away from their secluded bubble, can also spend time strolling through the sprawling gardens and indulge in a decadent candlelit dinner for two, in the estate’s elegant, fine dining, Bosman’s Restaurant.
Rates: Accommodation rates, range from R3 960 - R6 120, for two people per room, per night, and includes breakfast as well as complimentary mineral water, wine and flowers on arrival.

1 Plantasie Street | Paarl | +27 (0) 21 863 5100

The Victorian Cow 

One of the best - kept secrets of the Western Cape, the age - old town of, Riebeek Kasteel, is the ideal spot for sweethearts, to sneak away  for some quiet time and a taste of small village life. And, The Victorian Cow, a luxury B&B, that’s tucked away in the heart of the centre, is the perfect spot, if you're specifically visiting Riebeek Kasteel for the  Riebeek Valley Olive Festival. This B&B is, arguably, one of the most romantic spots to rest the head. Dotted with roses and bedecked in elaborate décor, the property’s single luxury suite boasts fairy-tale highlights like a four-poster king-size bed, layered with embroidered linen and a, free-standing, Victorian bath, big enough for two (there’s a candelabra in the bathroom, so couples can bathe by candlelight).  What’s more, owner, Hanniki Bruère, takes it upon herself to spoil guests with a complimentary bottle of local wine or bubbly on arrival and cooks up a full country breakfast for visitors each morning, that includes everything from fresh fruit, yoghurt and muesli to scrambled eggs, mushrooms and sausage. This meal can be taken either in the sheltered courtyard or on the suite’s private patio, which offers up views of verdant vineyards and soaring mountains.
Rates: A stay in the suite is charged between R2 000 and R2 500 per night for two people sharing, which includes breakfast and a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival.
Piet Retief Street | Riebeek Kasteel | + 27 (0) 78 303 1094 | + 27 (0)22 448 1090

Centred on rest and relaxation, Temenos, in the small mountain-ringed village of McGregor – roughly two hours from Cape Town and 30 minutes from Robertson – is an idyllic and affordable retreat, for starry-eyed pairs, seeking some seclusion. The property is home to both thatched Cape garden cottages and Georgian-style cottages, all of which are fitted with a crackling hearth for winters, a private patio and a braai area. Perhaps the most perfect, for valentines, is the Santa Chiara lodging, a free-standing chalet that serves up gorgeous views of the grounds’ pretty greens. Speaking of which, the estate boasts a maze, of tranquil secret gardens,that invites quiet contemplation and offers couples a chance to connect. What’s more, lovers will also find a swimming pool, cosy restaurant, library and poetry room on - site, and, because Temenos is a wellness - focused haven, visitors can call on the services of, one of the many, local therapists for anything from reflexology and aromatherapy to a yoga session or full-body massage.
Rates: From Monday - Thursday a cottage costs R815 per night per person sharing on a self-catering basis. Friday - Sunday: R985\ per cottage per night sharing on a self-catering basis. If you do not wish to make use of the self-catering service, their restaurant is open Tuesday to Sunday for breakfast, and lunch, and Wednesday to Saturday for dinner.

Corner of Bree and Voortrekker streets | McGregor | +27 (0) 23 625 1871

Knorhoek Country Guest House 

The charming B&B, which was originally an old stable and coach house, rests, tucked away on the scenic Knorhoek working wine farm in the magical Stellenbosch Winelands. The intimate space comprises of only eight rooms, including three uber romantic attic quarters, that give couples the chance to creep away to their own lofty retreat. One of these rooms is deemed the ideal honeymoon suite and claims both a luxurious Victorian bath, perfect for bonding and a balcony that peers out over vineyards and the grand, Simonsberg Mountain.  Also on the property is the beautifully decorated, Rose Cottage, which boasts a large bedroom and a private entrance and patio. Romeos and Juliets staying in any of these spaces can indulge in a full English breakfast and cold buffet, in the mornings, stop by the on - site, Towerbosch Restaurant for lunch or pre-order a delicious dinner, to be enjoyed at the guest house (only available from Monday to Friday). Plus, lovebirds can head out and explore the vast grounds, hand in hand; there’s a lengthy trail that winds its way through the vineyards, at the back of the estate and a shorter route that leads to a glistening dam.
Rates: (1 November 2017 - 31 October 2018) R550 - R2 970 per night.

Knorhoek Wine Farm | Knorhoek Road | Stellenbosch | +27 (0) 21 865 2114

Sacred Mountain Lodge 

With the charming, coastal, neighbourhood of Noordhoek,as its base, this modest four-star hideaway, treats pairs looking to rekindle their love, to a lazy country escape. While many of the cottages on the property are more suitable for families, looking for a humble, reasonably priced spot to stay, the Clydesdale Luxury Suite, was designed, quite pointedly, with lovers in mind. This spacious room offers an electric fireplace, authentic wooden floors and a large, luxurious bath to unwind in. What’s more, it’s also fitted with a double sleeper couch which  is ideal for a romantic, family vacations. The property’s, other couple - appropriate option, is the intimate Oak Tree Cottage, which crouches below, the boughs, of a century-old oak tree, invites you and yours to relax on comfy sofas, around a wood - burning hearth. Guests can opt to rent either of these rooms, on a self-catering or bed and breakfast basis, and if sweethearts choose to take the rate with the early-morning meal, they can enjoy it wherever they desire. As an extra highlight, the lodge also has a spa on site (it’s tucked away in a forest clearing), which offers a range of rejuvenating therapies, including a couple’s massage and a sauna session.
Rates: A romantic stay at Sacred Mountain Lodge costs between R620 and R1 150 per person sharing, depending on whether guests take the B&B or self-catering option.

6 Avondrust Lane | Noordhoek | +27 (0) 21 789 2713

Abalone House

It doesn’t get much more opulent and lavish than this five-star boutique, guest house on the West Coast. Located, 100m from the beach, amidst white washed fisherman’s houses, in the seaside village of, Paternoster, the luxury abode blends eclectic extravagance with jewel-toned romance and is a candlelit wonderland for couples, post dusk. All 10 of the ground and first-floor suites boasts extra-length king-size beds and are veritable visual feasts (think Tretchikoff prints, Persian rugs, old antiques and more), but the most heavenly option for lovers is Room 8, which sits on the top floor and extends out onto a private balcony that serves up spectacular, uninterrupted sea views. Duos can also escape to an array of distinct, dreamy spaces, within the B&B, including a lush garden courtyard, a cocktail bar area and a rooftop deck, complete with a Jacuzzi. Foodies can also enjoy top-notch cuisine, in the on-site Reuben’s restaurant (owned by celebrity chef, Reuben Riffel) or enjoy a soothing couple’s treatment in the elegant spa.
Rates: Expect to pay between R 3 495 - R6 630 per person sharing per night to stay at this opulent hideaway (breakfast included).Expect to pay between R 3 495 - R6 630 per person sharing per night to stay at this opulent hideaway (breakfast included).

3 Kriedoring Street | Paternoster | +27 (0) 22 752 2044

Thulani River Lodge 

This four-star guest house, in the pretty Cape Town suburb of Hout Bay, rests on expansive grounds, which lovebirds can easily get lost in. With a thatched roof and contemporary African décor, the Thulani River Lodge – it’s so named because a small river trickles through the gardens – presents pairs with a uniquely, local getaway option, that doesn’t break the bank. The cosy en - suite honeymoon room, which, of course, is ideal for all lovers, not only newlyweds, overlooks the manicured lawns and palm-fringed swimming pool ( lined with sun loungers) and comes complete with a private terrace, four-poster bed, large corner bath and his - and - her wash basins. A fire roars, in the hearth in the communal lounge, on cooler evenings, and a full breakfast is served every morning (think cold meat and cheese platters, pancakes, fresh fruit, pastries and more).
Rates: Room prices begin at R700 with breakfast included

14 Riverside Terrace | Hout Bay | Cape Town | +27 (0) 21 790 7662

Tanagra Private Wine Estate

Visit the beautiful and classy wine farm, close to McGregor, with the best accommodation that gives you an extravagant experience, in a cool environment. Their well handcrafted and lavish wines are Single Vineyard made from the Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz blocks. Visit them for exceptional wine tasting moments that will totally blow your mind. Also, visit the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve, to view a selection of 175 beautiful different bird species.
Rates: Prices range from R850 - R1 600 per person for two memorable nights.Prices range from R850 - R1 600 per person for two memorable nights.

Vroljkheid | Robertson Road | McGregor | +27 (0) 23 625 1780

The Berry Guest Farm

Enjoy berry picking galore, at The Berry Guest Farm, situated outside Swellendam, near the Langeberg Mountains, in a place called Hermitage Village. Homemade liqueurs, jam, ice-cream and frozen berries are some of the appetizing treats on offer. The farmhouse barn has been transformed into a B&B, that offers self-catering services. Couples wishing for some fun playtime should definitely complete the berry maze, do the strawberry picking and go for a swim at the farm swimming pool.
Rates: Accommodation costs R350 per person per night on a self-catering basis.

N6 Andrew Whyte Street | Swellendam | +27 0)28 514 1919

J’aime la Mer
Imagine staying with your other half, on an exotic beachfront, just 15 metres away from the high-water mark, at the La Mer Fisherman’s Village, and waking up to the rewarding ocean breeze. Couples are able to enjoy romantic boat trips, canoeing and long walks on the beach. Whales and dolphins are also a popular sight.
Rates: R1 100 - R2 500 for the unit on a self-catering basis.

9 Strandloper Road | Paternoster | +27(0)22 752 2040

Anna’s Treehouse
Spending a weekend away, in a tree house, sounds like something that only exists in fairy tales right? Anna’s Treehouse, in Greyton, allows that  fantasy to come alive. The tree house is made up of oak branches, providing a rustic but lavish feel to it. Guests are welcomed by the sight of a romantic lit up staircase, at the entrance of the tree house, and a lit-up garden path, at the Garden Cottage. Other specialities include a spectacular mountain view, self-catering facilities, and a private braai area.
Rates: Accommodation in the Tree House cost R700 per person per night for two nights or more, and R700 per person per night for one night only, while accommodation in the Mark, Lavender and Garden cottage cost R400 per person per night for two nights or more, and R400 per person per night for one night only.

1 Market Street | Greyton | +27 (0)84 764 6012

De Hoop Nature Reserve
De Hoop Nature Reserve is situated in the Overberg, three hours away from Cape Town. It is one of the largest areas managed by Cape Nature. Couples are able to enjoy a variety of fun activities such as whale watching and mountain walking, while overlooking a spectacular view of the natural surroundings. Known for being one of the best hiking trails in the country, the five - day hiking trail, The Whale Trail, includes well-equipped accommodation, like the Noetie cottage, which is where you will sleep over on day two and three.
Rates: Accommodation ranges from R1050 - R2750

Overberg District Municipality | Tel: +27 (0)28 542 1114/5

Emily Moon Plettenberg Bay
Situated on the banks of the Bietouriver Plettenberg Bay, Emily Moon River Lodge is a lavish bohemian and colonial-style boutique hotel that comprises of 10 lodges, which includes six luxury suites, two honeymoon suites and two family suites. Exquisite food such as Peach Cider Braised Pork Belly, Onion Samosa and Gooseberry Compote; Lamb Rack, Fresh Farm Ricotta Phyllo Bake, Honeyed Beetroot and Thyme and Oven Baked Line Fish, are on offer. All meals can be enjoyed with a cocktail or a bottle of wine. To unwind, indulge in canoeing, bird watching and adrenaline pumping, motorbike riding, all in full view of the river, and wetlands.
Rates: Accommodation ranges from R1 720 - R1 771  per person sharing, breakfast is included.

Rietvlei Road | Plettenberg Bay | +27 (0)44 501 2500

Boschendal is renowned for its magnificent wining, dining and picnic spots in the Western Cape. Situated in the Drakenstein Valley, guests are greeted by out-of-this-world views of mountain landscapes, vines, and gardens, which provide a fantastic romantic setting. Accommodation is available in their four cottages. There are plenty of couple-bonding activities to enjoy such as walk and cycle trails through mountain fynbos and beautiful orchids, fly-fishing in the dams, picking peaches off trees, and wine cellar tours. They have a wide variety of good food to choose from at the Werf Restaurant, Farm Shop & Deli and Rhone Homestead.
Rates: Accommodation ranges from R3 495 - R4 595 and excludes meals, because they operate on a self-catering basis.

Boschendal Estate Pniel Road | Groot Drakenstein \ Franschhoek | +27 (0)21 870 4274

Mogg’s Country Cookhouse

Enjoy a relaxed, country - style, atmosphere, while wining and dining at this cosy hideaway. Breathtaking views, of the Hemel-En-Aired Valley, can be seen all over the cookhouse. Their tasty food menu consists of roasted lamb shank in puff pastry with a fresh herb tomato sauce and mint drizzle, Middle Eastern aubergine, chickpea and red pepper salad with a Moroccan yoghurt dressing and pan fried halloumi cheese salad with roasted paprika and chilli coriander dressing. Selected yummy vegetarian meals and a wide selection of wines are also on offer.
Rates: This country fare style modern South African restaurant food ranges from R85 - R155.

Hemel-En-Aarde Valley | Hermanus | +27  (0)76 314 0671 

Platbos Forest Camp

If you fancy camping in the forest vibes with your other half, then Platbos Forest Camp is for you. Accommodation is made possible in, fully - equipped, private tents, which consists of two beds; the tipi tent includes a double bed and space for three to four mattresses, which is perfect for a double or triple date getaway. Kitchen facilities, an open-air shower and composting waterless toilets, are available. Do try their hiking and mountain biking fynbos trail, wine tasting from Uilkraal Vallei and Lomond Wines, and a scheduled retreat at Bhodi Khaya. Playing a good game of  putt-putt, visiting Klipgat caves, and whale watching, sound like perfect activities to add to your bucket list as a couple, to spice up the romance.
Rates: Accommodation ranges from R1050 for up to four guests, thereafter R90 per person on a self-catering basis.

Baviaanspoort Hills | Grootbos Road |Gansbaai | 27 (0)82 4110448

Chamonix Waterfall Lodge
Chamonix Waterfall Lodge is an exquisite hideaway, ideal for romancing. It is situated high above the beautiful, Franschhoek Valley. Guests are able to enjoy luxurious accommodation, in various lodges, with each one offering something unique, to make your stay a special one to remember. A firm favourite is the Waterfall Lodge, where guests are welcomed by the view of a magnificent waterfall. A view of the Chamonix Game Farm, with animals such as zebras and springboks, can also be enjoyed. Known for its award - winning wine, wine tasting is a definite must. The Racine restaurant, at the Chamonix Waterfall Lodge, offers a selection of succulent Bistro-style cuisine.
Rates: Accommodation ranges from R1 500 - R2 200 per person per night sharing, depending on whether you use their self-catering services or not.

Uitkyk Street | Franschhoek | +27 (0)21 876 8406

Tintswalo Atlantic
Known for its warm ambience and family-style hospitality, Tintswalo Atlantic is a lavish 5-star hotel situated on the world-famous Chapman’s Peak Drive. The chalets are super-posh, filled with highly-extravagant decor and essential hotel room equipment, and includes a romantic mini - balcony, so guests can enjoy the scenic view of the ocean and surrounding mountains. Watching the sunset is profoundly romantic and a definite must, seen from the sophisticated larger wooden sun deck area, while The Balau wood main deck, hosts a heated Jacuzzi, providing the perfect setting, to simply unwind. Also, feel free to use their massage facilities. The hotels fine dining food menu changes daily, depending on what the talented chef has up his sleeve.
Rates: Accommodation ranges from R 5 390 - R 25 300 per person sharing per night. Selected meals are included, depending on your accommodation package.

1 Chapmans Peak Drive | Hout Bay |+27 (0) 21 201 0025

Marianne Wine Estate
The country-style wine estate is perfect if a laid-back romantic vibe is what you’re looking for. On offer are four unique en-suite rooms in the Manor House, and four in The Lofts. Top-quality wine is what you will find in their stylish wine tasting room that will leave you with unforgettable wine experiences. Selections of distinct wines are on offer and can be paired with biltong, while enjoying a 360 degree view of the wine estate at the same time. Wine tasting at sunset is highly recommended. Tuck into delicious, European-style, cuisine at their restaurant, Floréal Brasserie - perfect for wining and dining.
Rates: Expect to pay R1 500 - R2 500 per person sharing, including breakfast. Be sure to check their website for changing rates.

Valley Road | Stellenbosch | +27 (0) 21 875 5040

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scenic Knorhoek working wine farm in the magical Stellenbosch Winelands

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