About Saronsberg Vineyard Cottages
Saronsberg consists of two farm portions formerly known as Waveren and Welgegund. The farm originally formed part of the beautiful and historic Twee Jonge Gezellen (TJG) until it was divided between the two Krone brothers in the 1950s. Waveren and Welgegund, which lie on either side of TJG, were acquired in 2002 and renamed after the commanding mountain whose slopes are home to a portion of their vines: Saronsberg
Self Catering Accommodation
Saronsberg Vineyard Cottages are situated just outside the historic town of Tulbagh on the slopes of the Saronsberg Mountains just 120km from Cape Town.
Newly renovated, cosy and well-equipped one or two bedroom self catering cottages, most with en-suite bathroom, spacious open plan kitchen, lounge and dining area with a high, arched ceiling invite to relax and unwind with friends and family.
All units are fully equipped and have their own built in fireplace / BBQ that makes both winter and summer the ideal place to enjoy the breathtaking views of our stunning valley over a glass of award winning Saronsberg wine.
We provide all linen and towels as well as complimentary amenities. Most beds can be changed from King-size to single beds to best suit your individual needs.
Attractions and Activities
The to-do list at Saronsberg is lengthy and indulgent. Get into the swing of things with a visit to the state-of-the-art tasting room, a contemporary venue that takes swirling-and-swigging to a new level. Follow this with Saronberg's Cellar to view a collection of South African art.
Upping the ante ... grab a copy of the local bird list and head to the dam; explore the farm roads by foot or bike; try your luck at bass fishing; venture beyond the estate gate and explore the Witzenberg valley, its wine estates, horse riding, restaurants and various trails.
Many Cape wine cellars are housed in wonderful old buildings reflecting the Cape Dutch heritage of the land. However, when the Saronsberg cellar complex was designed and built in 2003, the decision was taken to create a structure that embodied a modern interpretation of the valley's rich past. We have great respect for the cultural history of the area and wanted to express that in this, the heart of our production facility. Despite the contemporary design, the architecture incorporates classic Cape Dutch elements that speak of an era that pre-dates us, but still informs our future.
At the centre of the cellar complex is the avant-garde tasting room – an austere interior combining notions of space and light that plays home to the Saronsberg Collection, a permanent instalment of contemporary South African art that suggests an underlying respect for creative expression and unconventional thinking. The gallery includes works by notable local artists such as Paul du Toit, creator of a distinctive piece that hangs above the large tasting room fireplace and - in a smaller form - decorates the bottles of Saronsberg's "Provenance" range of wines.
To one side of the tasting room stands the winery's cutting-edge fermentation cellar, and to the other side one can peer into the traditional wood maturation cellar. Expansive glass panels afford a view of operations in both these areas.
Apart from vineyards, Saronsberg is also in the process of establishing fruit and olive orchards on the more fertile soils, with the aim of diversifying production. The potential for producing premium quality olives and olive oils was confirmed in 2009 when Saronsberg's first vintage of olive oil was pressed, with aims for commercial release in the near future.