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Vrede en Lust Estate
Ranked #34 of 63 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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“Wow, what a setting, jaw droppingly gorgeous views, fabulous food, perfect wedding location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013 via mobile

I stayed in the main house as part of a wedding party. The house was stunning, the garden and pool idyllic and the efforts the team at VDL put into the wedding was spectacular.

If you want to get married in SA you can't beat VDL.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

at an amazing place this winery etate in S Africa is... Not only is the accomodation amazing, but the service from all the staff was exceptional.
We were fortunate enough to hire the Manor House and four cottages for three days for my daughter's wedding.... Words just cannot do justice to this amazing place...
The food in Duncan's restaurant was first class, the service just right (without being OTT). And the staff that took care of the accomodation just couldn't do enough for us, even ironing 5 of my shirts!!!

Room Tip: Thank you to all at Vrede En Lust - and thank you for restoring my faith in humanity where really NI...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2013

A memorable stay at a beautiful farm, with top class accommodation, excellent service and superb breakfasts. The walks along the vineyards were heavenly. The wine tasting sessions, overlooking a breathtaking view, were a delight. A "must - go - to", over and over again!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2013

Staying in luxury accomodation with breathtaking views over the Franschoek mountains is bound to recharge any rundown systemic batteries. Breakfast at next door Cottage Fromage is an experience on its own.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kalk Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2012

Spent an amazing weekend at Vrede & Lust. We stayed in the luxurious Jacques cottage which is located in a quiet area of the farm, so very relaxing. The wine tasting was excellent & we were well looked after. The breakfasts at Cotage Fromage were delicious & the service superb. Besides the idyllic setting of the farm, the service received was first class. Every member of staff seemed genuinely happy in their job, and in their love of the farm. Thanks to all concerned! I would recommend Vrede & Lust for a day, weekend or wedding venue.

Room Tip: We loved the Jacques suite.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2012

What a fantastic venue, really was a well co-ordinated event, all made possible by the staff of this truly magnificent estate. We spent a few days at the Manor House and that was an unforgettable experience.

Room Tip: The Manor House is lovely if you are a group of friends/family holidaying or celebrating an event. A...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

What can I say! Where would you find a more perfect place to hold a wedding? The setting, the accommodation the wedding facilities were all wonderful. I experienced, as a guest at a wedding the most amazing experience - it was done in the most professional manner yet we all felt so comfortable. The food was fantastic and the marquee was unbelievable.
Loved every minute.
Helen

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Vrede en Lust Estate
Address: Intersection R45 & Klapmuts Rd, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Vrede en Lust Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vrede en Lust offers award-winning wines, historic Cape Dutch architecture, undulating vineyards, breathtaking scenery and world-class leisure facilities. Our cellar door is open daily, with free wine tasting or special wine enthusiast food and wine pairings. Luxurious accommodation for up to 42 people plus one of the most sought-after wedding and event venues in the country. On-site is the beautiful LUST Bistro & Bakery that offers all-day breakfasts, blackboard lunch specials and freshly baked artisan breads and treats from their wood-fired oven. LUST is also available for private functions. ... more   less 
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