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  • Picturesque vineyards with a Cape mountain backdrop
  • Wine, outdoor trails, birdlife, art and history to explore
  • Newly renovated, cosy, elegant cottages

Saronsberg Vineyard Cottages

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

7km from Tulbagh

 

-33.2468, 19.1182

About

Nestled at the foot of the mountain after which it is named, Saronsberg wine estate, a contemporary addition to the rich heritage of Tulbagh valley, was formed in 2002 when two farm portions of the historic Twee Jonge Gezellen were purchased and combined to create a unique location for this progressive winery.

Newly renovated, cosy and fully-equipped Saronsberg Vineyard Cottages include linen, towels and  complimentary amenities, and most have en-suite bathroom and beds that can be changed from King-size to Single beds to best suit individual needs. Each unit has a spacious open plan kitchen, lounge and dining area with a high, arched ceiling, inviting you to relax and unwind with friends and family. The built-in fireplace/BBQ makes both winter and summer the ideal place to enjoy the breathtaking views of this stunning valley over a glass of award winning Saronsberg wine.

The Saronsberg cellar complex was designed to embody a modern interpretation of the valley's rich past, incorporating classic Cape Dutch elements that speak of a bygone era but continue to inform the future. Guests are invited to experience the architectural beauty of the cellar, the avant-garde tasting room, the state-of-the-art Saronsberg Gallery, and the art of wine making. Opening times are Monday to Friday: 08h00 - 17h00, and Saturday: 10h00 - 14h00. 

Saronsberg has been awarded the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative certificate in recognition of their commitment to conserve the biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom for future generations. There are recently cultivated fruit and olive orchards, horses in the paddock, small antelope and hares on the farm, and an extensive Bird List is available. With Tulbagh, Wolseley and Ceres nearby, the Witzenberg Valley offers a wide range of further activities.

Rates & Summary


16 Self-Catering Cottages

Each sleeps 2, 3 or 4
Free standing or adjoining units

Most rooms have King/twin beds
Most bedrooms are en-suite
Open plan living area with fireplace/BBQ
Fully equipped kitchenette
Outdoor BBQ and large terrace

Some bedrooms have air conditioning and all lounge areas have ceiling fans

Pricing

  • For pricing detail, click on CHECK AVAILABILITY & BOOK ONLINE above

Catering

Self-catering

Kids

Kids are welcome at Saronsberg.
Kids charged at 100% of adult rate.
No capacity for extra beds or cots.

Why Stay Here?

Saronsberg Vineyard Cottages is situated on the slopes of the Saronsberg mountains just outside the historic town of Tulbagh. The estate is not only about wine There are outdoor trails, varied birdlife and flora, art exhibits and lots to do in the immediate vicinity. With breathtaking views over tranquil vineyards and the surrounding mountains, Saronsberg offers an opportunity to relax and unwind in comfortable, spacious self-catering cottages. 

Summary

  • Picturesque vineyards with a Cape mountain backdrop
  • Wine, outdoor trails, birdlife, art and history to explore
  • Newly renovated, cosy, elegant cottages

Privacy

Free standing cottages are more private.

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, mountain bike, fishing gear, binoculars for bird watching and stargazing.

Road Conditions

The approach is on farm road.

Activities & Attractions

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Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Lounge
  • Dining table
  • Verandah / patio
  • Ceiling fans
  • Fireplace
  • Limited firewood provided
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • No housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Kitchenette
  • Braai area available
  • Microwave oven
  • Electric stove
  • Fridge and freezer
  • Basic cleaning materials

Utilities

  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Gas geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • No television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Limited business centre

Access & Convenience

  • Babysitting available
  • Child friendly
  • Pets allowed by arrangement
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 10km
  • Nearest fuel within 10km
  • Shuttle service can be arranged

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

Security

  • Office safe

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Cape Winelands

Western Cape

About

As the name suggests, the Cape Winelands is an area of vines and vineyards; the berries of which are responsible for that most delicious fermented juice of the grape: wine. The region is well known for its proliferation of estates and cellars that continually create quality wines throughout the cultivar spectrum.

This is an area that encourages leisurely meanders along its various wine routes, absorbing the natural beauty of the rural surroundings.

The region stretches northwards from the eastern outskirts of Cape Town. In the south the popular and trendy towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek nestle in the shadow of the mountains that make up the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve. To the west the popular tourist ‘Route 62’ follows the Breede River Valley. It takes in the town of Robertson, the quaint village of McGregor and continues to Worcester.

North, across the N1 highway, the historic towns of Paarl, Wellington and Tulbagh are strung out between a series of mountains. In the far north-east, the town of Ceres is a dot in a sweeping valley of fruit orchards.

Craggy mountains are a feature of the landscape, giving rise to the region also being called the Boland (High Land). The mountains include the ranges of the Groot Drakenstein, Langeberg, Hexrivier and Witzenberg. Their steep rocky peaks plunge to gentler gradients rich in fynbos and proteas, before levelling out in fertile valleys threaded with chortling streams.

In these low-lying areas, suspended between the slopes, vineyards stretch in patchwork patterns. Like an artist’s palette the area changes with the seasons - from subtle spring pastels, through lush summer greens, to the earthy shades of autumn.

Not only are the Cape Winelands a delight for connoisseurs of fine wines; the towns themselves are centres for a host of enjoyable pastimes. Many are steeped in history and have magnificent collections of traditional Cape Dutch and period architecture.

These are best viewed during a stroll along the leafy streets. The historic Church Street in Tulbagh has the largest concentration of provincial monuments in one street in South Africa. The university town of Stellenbosch, with its oak-lined boulevards, is the second-oldest town in the country, dating back to 1671. Today it is an important cultural centre with a host of galleries and museums, and the country’s oldest music school.

Franschhoek, reclining in a somnolent valley ambience, entices gourmets to sample its fare at some of South Africa’s top restaurants. McGregor is well known for its life-enriching tranquillity and Ceres for its fruit production and snow-covered mountains in winter. Besides their wineries, Robertson and Worcester are known for the production of some of South Africa’s best known brandies – Klipdrift and KWV, respectively.

The winelands is great country in which to enjoy a leisurely trip along minor roads that fade into the fynbos. They will take you into valleys and gorges, past barns stacked with bales of lucerne, and paddocks with grazing sheep and lazing cows. Around farmsteads and cottages, chickens strut their stuff and pigs wallow in slushy heaven. Dams mirror the sky and hillsides, their reflections rippled by drifting and preening waterbirds. Tractors till the land, and labourers and farmers wave to every passer-by.

For centuries the terroir here has been ideally suited to the production of great wine and today, more than ever before, it is also conducive to the making of good times and fond memories. The Cape Winelands is a region to relax in, whilst inhaling the warm, scented air and indulging in the finer things in life.

Look out for

Wine tasting – naturally this is a popular and pleasant pastime in the region. The Stellenbosch wine route, established in 1971, is the oldest in South Africa. Today other routes lead to the cellars and estates around virtually every town in the region. Many of the wineries offer tasting and sales from Monday to Saturday. Maps are available from the tourism office in each town.

Brandy tasting – this much-loved spirit is produced by a good number of cellars and specialist distillers throughout the region. There are 2 brandy routes in the region. The Western Cape Brandy Route winds through Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington. The R62 Brandy Route goes through Robertson and Worcester. Many of these offer tasting, tours and sales from Monday to Friday.

Historical towns – the Cape Winelands is rich in history, with most towns and many of the wine estates having their own collections of historical buildings, museums and monuments. The region is synonymous with Cape Dutch and Victorian architecture. Highlights include Church Street in Tulbagh and the De Oude Drostdy Museum just outside the town. There are Zeederberg Square and the Paarl Museum in Paarl, and Klein Plasie open air Museum in Worcester. Twenty declared National Monuments are in Wellington and there is the Huguenot Memorial and Museum in Franschhoek.

Scenic drives – where there are mountains and valleys there are always scenic roads and passes to explore; here is no exception.

River rafting – the Breede River is the sixth largest river in South Africa and is a playground of fun and adventure.

Adrenalin - for lovers of the adrenalin rush, Ceres Zipslide Adventures offers 8 slides totalling 1.4km amongst the rock formations of the Skurweberg mountains near Ceres.

Art galleries – the towns are home to a host of artists and galleries. The Stellenbosch Gallery and Rupert Gallery in Stellenbosch are popular and showcase art through many mediums and genres.

Wildlife on display – the area has a number of parks that allow one to get close to a variety of wild creatures in captivity. Some of the better known ones include the Drankenstein Lion Park, Butterfly World, Paarl Bird Sanctuary and the Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm - all situated between Paarl and Stellenbosch. 

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