A few years back I won an incentive for my hard work. It felt great to be acknowledged and rewarded.
My husband and I had the privilege of staying at Hawksmoor House not too far from Stellenbosch.
This property has a very reach history and if you would like to know more about it, I would recommend visiting their website here.
Apart from offering gorgeous accommodation, lovely scenery and tranquillity, they also offer a variety of wine.
Over the centuries the property saw varied types of produce ranging from tobacco to sheep to wine. The still fully operational farm is now producing oats, hay, luzerne, and more recently butternut squash and green beans. It is also home to approximately 90 head of red Angus cattle. There are 28 ha under grape with some vines being 29 years old. The grapes grown at Matjieskuil are used exclusively to make a selection of prize winning wines, mainly Chenin, Pinotage, Mourvèdre, Shiraz and Cabernet Franc under the Hawksmoor at Matjieskuil label.
Note: The above information is an extraction from the complete summarised history found on their website and was provided by Simon Olding and also extracted from a cultural historical report compiled by Dr Matilda Burden in May 2011.
Our room was so comfortable, it was quiet and I felt right at home. Etienne on the other hand, as always, his length presented a little issue with the low light fittings-teehee.
It is bed and breakfast and the breakfast the next morning most certainly did not disappoint, the scenery just rounded it off perfectly.
We would most certainly like to visit again and can most definitely recommend it to get away but not too far away.
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