On more than one occasion I’ve been told to tame my desire to move and explore for long enough to appreciate what lies right in front of me, and this advise has never rung more true than when I visited the Nabygelegen Wine Estate to view their Gate House accommodation.
This Cape Dutch Cottage dates back to the 1740’s and has had a lick of love and care to transform it into a luxurious two bedroom en suite home that deserves to be enjoyed. The lounge and dining area run into a fully equipped kitchen and there is an open fire place for cooking and winter warmth.
An added treat is the private pool and barbeque area, with the option of walks among the vineyards and down to the river and dams. All this right next to a Winery that is producing an incredible selection of wines.
I was amazed by the very good rates for The Gate House, based on self-catering, it comes in at R2600.00 a night for two couples in high season, and as little as R1950.00 in the winter months. They do have facilities for children and can accommodate an extra child or two by arrangement.
Then there is the little thing about the 10% discount if you join the Wine Club, which once you’ve tasted the wines is an easy thing to do …
Located just outside of Wellington in the Bovlei Valley, a few days here will leave you with the sense that you’ve made a valuable discovery. You see, you will have. And that’s exactly how I felt, and my drive there no more 10 minutes … Its these kinds of places that deserve a visit. Your experience will be enhanced by the Nabygelegen residents, which includes a ‘bounce of German Shepard’s’ that will greet you on arrival.
Recommendation – book a Wine Tasting and take your hiking boots and mountain bike. You won’t want to miss out on any of the activities on offer.
Contact 021 873 7534 and chat to Catherine for more details, or better still visit their website for more at www.nabygelegen.co.za. Oh, and when in the area, visit me!