About Eensgevonden Vineyard Cottages
Eensgevonden is a working wine farm in a stunningly beautiful position. 360 degree views stretch across the great expanse of the Breede River Valley and the magnificent mountains that surround it. The farmstead - a National Monument - the oldest farmhouse in the Valley, dates back to the 1720’s. Friendly hosts will give you a warm welcome and happily show you around their farm and vineyards.
The farm includes 400ha of mountain Nature Reserve with scenic hiking trails through the fynbos. A 5 minute walk from the cottages is a gorgeous secluded mountain swimming pool. An hour from Cape Town, Eensgevonden is in one of the largest wine producing areas in South Africa. Over 20 wine cellars within a 15 km radius all offer free tasting of the excellent wines.
Three white-washed ‘Cape’ cottages can sleep up to 10 guests.
Two 2-bedroomed (queen and 2 singles) and one 1-bedroomed cottage (one queen) - each with separate bathrooms with showers/bath. The cottages are set against the mountains in a large indigenous garden, each with its own private braai/BBQ area.
They are bright and airy, with big double doors opening onto large stoeps/verandas. A great spot for evening sundowners! They are fully equipped for self catering - fridge, stove, microwave etc. and ‘Breakfast in a Basket’ can be delivered on request. The cottages are cool in Summer and have cosy fireplaces in Winter, when the surrounding mountains are snow-capped.
Crisp, white cotton sheets and feather duvets! No TV’s or radios! Just the peaceful sound of the birds and owls! Wireless internet access is available for those who are unable to travel without their laptop!
For a quiet getaway, this is where you want to be!
Facilities on the farm
• Peace & tranquillity!
• Gorgeous secluded mountain swimming pool
• Braai / BBQ’s in indigenous garden - under millions of stars
• Bird watching in the fynbos
• Mountain biking
• Hiking in 400ht Nature Reserve which includes Queen Victoria Peak (1307 M)
• Magnificent flowers in Spring
• Diversity of flora & fauna - Western Cape Fynbos & Succulent Karoo
• Tractor rides for children
• Baby sitting service
• Grape harvesting (in Feb & March)
• Wireless internet connection
• Organic farm produce – in season
Attractions & Activities
• Breedekloof Wine Route
• Variety of good restaurants on wine farms nearby
• Horse riding through vineyards
• Game Farm and game drives
• Trout Fishing
• Sailing, Boating & Water skiing on Brandvlei Dam
• Breede River Rafting / Canoe Trips
• Cape Gliding & Flying Club - best flying conditions in the Cape
• Klein Plaasie - living open air museum & restaurant
• Worcester, Tulbagh and Robertson Wine Routes
•18 Hole golf course, designed by Gary Player with beautiful views from each hole
• KWV Brandy Cellar - one of the largest in the world
• Karoo National Botanical Gardens & restaurant ‘Kokerboom’
• Art Galleries and glass blowing