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“Our engagement!”

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Vrede en Lust Estate
Ranked #35 of 63 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
“Our engagement!”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

I had first visited the estate with my then “girlfriend” on 19 September. We had a wonderful experience in the tasting room as the place and hosting stole our hearts. It was then that I had decided to plan my proposal to my girlfriend. A quick chat to the hosting ladies in the tasting room, and a plan was on the cards for a private “cellar tour” the following day. I proposed in the cellar, with a beautiful setting amongst the aged barrels… a scene set for memories! A special thanks to all the ladies at Vrede and Lust (especially Lynne and Christine). Vrede and Lust will always be a part of our lives!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Amanzimtoti, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Back home after the most memorable 5 days with my darling husband on the glorious Vrede en Lust wine estate in the Franschoek valley. Staying in one of the Jonkmanshuis cottages built in 1688, we felt like royalty. Taking care of the smallest details made us feel so spoiled. .Experiencing the Uncorked festival was an added bonus Truly an anniversary that will be cherished and remembered by the exceptional company, food, wines and beautiful people at Vrede en Lust.The newly renovated restaurant on the estate served mouth watering food and Dirk and his team always made sure our every need was met. Anneke and the gorgeous ladies in red made the wine tasting journey one that stands out. Thanks to Lynne always ready to assist with a restaurant booking or interesting tit bits about the estate and surrounding area. Truly a time away from home where we left feeling part of the family and having made new friends.The breathtaking surroundings of the vineyards and mountains of Franschoek begging us to come back soon...

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

We chose Vrede en Lust for our wedding and it was absolutely stunning. Beautiful setting and the food we had during our stay was exceptional. Our party took over the whole venue and the staff could not do enough for you, extremely friendly. Accommodation was 5 star and very very comfortable.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

Great spot for a wine tasting, our tasting lounge lady was very friendly and professional. Really good value wines as well.

The history and location of the estate is so romantic! We will definitely tell all our friends and be back soon!

  • Stayed July 2013
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dayton, ohio
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

We had a great suite with two bedrooms and a huge living room with fireplace and big screen TV. Set in the vineyards in a 1600’s Cape Dutch building. The room itself was first class. Unfortunately when we stayed there was no food service on the location but there are many great restaurants in the area. The outside vineyard views are stunning. The location is also very close to many other great wineries and makes an easy time for tasting and enjoying the scenery. We also had a great breakfast in the manor house. Very nice staff and we were treated well. We plan on returning on our next trip to South Africa!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Barbare suite. Excellent
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Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 12 May 2013

We spent an afternoon at this amazing wine estate. We enjoyed the "Mothers Day" lunch at the resturant which was paired with the estate wines. The food and service was world class. Thereafter we were treated by Caren to a very informative wine tasting experience. The wines are truley amazing and very affordable. Thank you Caren and Vrede en Lust. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Austin
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Reviewed 26 April 2013

We were fortunate to stay in the Barbere Cottage at Vrede En Lust in January. Our stay was outstanding. The cottage had all the amenities that you would need. The two bedrooms and living room were very inviting. We enjoyed the beautiful views and the peace and quiet.

We appreciated the complementary wine tasting, as well as, the two bottles of Merlot which were a welcome gift in our cottage.

Vrede En Lust is ideally located close to Franschoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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 #35 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Vrede en Lust Estate 5*
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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