WESTERN CAPE

Hazendal Wine Estate & Experiences – Stellenbosch

Hazendal is a heritage farm and wine estate in Stellenbosch. For more than three centuries Hazendal has been a widely recognised Cape Winelands landmark. Nestled in the Bottelary Hills, it has transitioned from a humble grain and livestock operation in the 17th century, into a notable wine producer and premium lifestyle estate.

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Today, Hazendal offers families, life adventurists and wine and food aficionados, a rare combination of culinary, cultural, educational and outdoor experiences.

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Hazendal Wine Estate in Stellenbosch is where heritage is celebrated through the introduction of contemporary architecture and design.

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Where authentic Russian tea ceremonies meet local South African fare and fine-dining sits alongside picnics.

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Where meandering mountain bike trails rub shoulders with an interactive children’s edutainment centre.

 

It is where state-of-the-art distilling and cellar equipment meet traditional spirit and wine-making methods.

Where art exhibits blend with wedding ceremonies, and historic buildings with a futuristic conference facility. It is where authenticity is coupled with modernity.

 

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But most importantly, Hazendal Wine Estate in Stellenbosch is where friends and family come together to relax, connect, indulge, explore and celebrate the moment.

Tea Terrace at Benguala Cove – Hermanus

We spent a day at Benguala Cove and discoverd that tea offering makes the destination even cooler.

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An English style tea salon, offering afternoon tea style experiences, tea demonstrations, cake, coffee and the British favourite, cream teas. Our delicious Joie De Vivre MCC will also be available at The Tea Terrace.

Hourly tea tastings

Open 12:00pm – 17:00pm Saturday – Sunday

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Apart from being the perfect place to enjoy your afternoon cup of tea, it will also be a fantastic venue for bridal showers, baby showers and so much more.

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The Pool Room at Oak Valley Wines – Elgin Valley

Oak Valley lies in the heart of the Elgin Valley, renowned for its apples and pears, its greenhouse cut-flowers, and, for the production of its outstanding cool climate wines.

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Why we love them

Apart from their wines and fine dining, picnics and beautiful setting, we love them for many other reasons:

Flowers

Established in 1978, Oak Valley Flowers has grown to become the largest production unit and wholesaler of fresh cut flowers in the Western Cape.

The speciality crops include Chrysanthemums, Alstroemeria and Lilliums along with a range of seasonal flowers and greenery.

Oak Valley Flowers supplies high quality cut flowers to wholesalers, florists, hotels and supermarket chains.

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Social Initiatives

  • Staff housing for permanent employees with free water, maintenance and subsidised electricity.
  • Free transport to and from work.
  • Créche and day care centre offering three balanced meals per day, nappies and formula for babies.
    Provident pension fund and funeral policy.
  • Medical cost company contribution and mobile clinic visitations.
  • Computer science centre available to all employees with free internet access.
  • Sports club offering rugby, cricket, tennis courts and netball under floodlights. Oak Valley encourages a healthy outdoor lifestyle for its youth.
  • Educational bursary scheme for qualifying students. Courses offered at the Elgin Learning Foundation. Access to the Two-a-Day Education Trust for tertiary education funding.
  • Full time security, security manager, 24-hour gate security and 24-hour patrols on the farm.
  • Oak Valley has throughout its history maintained the principle of equal employment opportunities based on merit.
  • Community hall and training centre, environmental awareness programs, annual garden competitions, protective clothing provided, and financial rewards for long-service.

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Green Initiatives

Oak Valley has a long history of environmental management which includes the following initiatives; comprehensive environmental management plan, annual accreditations and audits, sustainable water management, soil fertility and erosion management, energy efficiency strategies, waste disposal and recycling of plastic and metal, and conservation of natural flora and fauna.

All livestock are raised ethically on open pasture with no added hormones or antibiotics.

Environmental responsibility is part of our ingrained ethos. As farmers we strive to be custodians of nature and make a commitment to produce our products sustainably into the future.

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