Vrede en Lust
, derived from the Dutch "Peace and Eagerness" is a modern wine farm, building on a 315 year old foundation.
The farm is located in the centre of the Cape Winelands, on the eastern slopes of the Simonsberg, and nestled in between the top notch Rupert de Rothschild (Fredericksburg) and Plaisir de Merle estates. A stay on our farm is a unique experience that keeps our guests coming back.
Our accommodations are located in arms length of the vineyards with large oak trees providing ample shade. From here one can walk run or cycle through the vineyards all the way to the top of the farm or up into the forests above for a breathtaking view of the region.
With Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch all in close proximity to the farm there is always something to do.
The Manor House and Guest Cottages are ideal for wedding parties held at Vrede en Lust in which we offer exclusive irresistible packages. Whether you are staying for a week or just for the weekend, be sure that you will enjoy your exclusive private time in the heart of the Cape Winelands.
Each room / cottage is uniquely and individually furnished and has a safe for guests personal belongings.
All guests have access to our solar heated swimming pool, pool bar, gym, steamroom and boma fireplace under the oaktree.
We also have a restaurant and wine tasting centre on the farm.
Vrede en Lust accommodation: Manor House:
The Manor House is an experience unlike any other with superb service and luxurious comfort. The house, which sleeps 10 people, is a luxurious retreat with panoramic views from every window.
The Manor House is ideal for wedding parties, executives or celebrities who want to enjoy some exclusive and private time in the heart of the Cape Winelands. The ground floor boasts solid yellow wood floors and 5m high yellow wood ceilings.
There is a large reception room, a very spacious lounge with a fireplace and formal dining room. The ground floor has a home theatre, 2 bedrooms, one bathroom and a beautiful farmhouse style kitchen with a fireplace.
Both the lounge and the kitchen open up onto a patio area with stunning views of the Franschhoek valley.
On the first floor there are 3 additional double bedrooms (including the master suite), 3 bathrooms and a separate lounge area that leads onto the upstairs deck overlooking the pool house and mountain side. Each room is distinctly different in decor, making a walk through the house a truly pleasurable experience.
Luxury Vineyard Rooms:
Surrounded by Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards and a backdrop of the spectacular Simonsberg mountains – the Luxury Vineyard Rooms are the latest addition to the beautiful and romantic Vrede en Lust Estate.
The breathtaking views of the unspoilt natural surroundings and crisp, clean modern interior with a spacious design will leave guests feeling relaxed and tranquil. Jonkmanshuis Cottages:
The Jonkmanshuis contains 3 units, all named after the children of Jacques de Savoye, and is located next to the only Chardonnay block on the farm. Each cottage offers a central living room, two en-suite double bedrooms along with a fridge, micro-wave and can sleep up to 4 guests. There is satellite TV with up to 15 channels and if required you could bring your own DSTV card.
It includes breakfast at Lust Bistro & Bakery for up to 4 people and access to the Jonkmanshuis garden, barbeque area and pool. All rooms are air conditioned.
Vrede en Lust Activities:
You will enjoy a huge selection of restaurants within a 20 minute range which covers Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch regions and wine routes.
A number of the South Africa's top rated restaurants are located within 15 minutes drive.
In addition, Vrede en Lust is located close to both Pearl Valley and Paarl golf courses. A number of equestrian estates offer horse riding in the area and for Polo enthusiasts Val de Vie is just across the river.
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