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Fynbos Estate

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

What a memorable and magical place to stay and celebrate a family wedding. Such a rustic and more importantly a warm and friendly owners and hosts. It was like having a wedding at home. Very highly recommended getaway for a weekend or a wine tasting and especially any form of celebration to have in this hidden gem. We will be...

Thank raystuartsteer
Diana1153, Owner at Fynbos Estate, responded to this review

Thanks so muchRay for your lovely feedback. It is very much appreciarted. We loved your wedding and meeting you all - and indeed hope you will be back warm regards Diana Gail Johan and the team

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

A wonderful and natural wine estate. The wines are great and worth a visit for tasting. Warm reception , good wine and away from the city , leaves you refreshed. A great venue for a weekend get away or party .

Thank raystuartsteer
Mosselbay South Africa
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We stayed in the Owl cottage, a self catering unit with it`s own enclosed courtyard, which was perfect for our little Maltese dog, YES they are PET FRIENDLY! pretty gardens and relaxing surroundings at the foot of the Paardeberg mountain. We enjoyed our stay and a special thank you to Gail, who helped us out on very short notice.

Thank Esme B
Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 22 July 2016

The farm is at the end of a long dirt road in a beautiful valley. We stayed in the larger cabin since the smaller cabin was being renovated. The main room had a great ceramic fireplace that heated things up nicely and the bedroom had a standing heater, so we were comfy. They provided us with a few goodies for...

1Thank majiksea
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Fantastic location, really 'getting away from it all'. Diana and Johan couldn't be more welcoming. The farmhouse is beautiful, surrounded by the scents of the fresh herb garden, overlooking the stunning scenery. The food was so tasty and so thoughtfully put together. Stayed in Caracal cottage which was just a short walk from the farmhouse. Comfortable and homely. Came away...

1Thank Nicola S
Wellington, South Africa
Reviewed 14 May 2016

The location of Fynbos Estate is idyllic. Great views surround the farm, mountains, hills and wide open spaces, dotted with Olive groves, vineyards and fynbos. The amenities are great and trails for walks or biking are a must . Beautiful garden surrounds the main Guest House, which has a wide verandah overlooking the gardens. Fynbos is perfect for a peaceful,...

1Thank di545
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 10 May 2016

The setting, the food and the wonderful hosts, Johan and Diane made this one week meditation retreat the most amazing and inspiring experience at Fynbos Estate...The property is nestled below the "Dragon Ridge" in Joubert's Kloof. An amazing run up the Ridge had me view the beautiful valleys below in the rising sun. When I returned after about an hour...

1Thank Wiebke_12
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Fynbos Estate is partly located within a nature reserve – which means you have amazing views if you'd like to go for a run, hike, or MTB ride. Love food? This farm caters for all tastes (upon request) using fresh, locally-produced ingredients to conjure up amazing meals. Despite this being a working farm, all staff are helpful and friendly to...

1Thank Cloudhuntress
Vancouver Island, Canada
Reviewed 8 May 2016

I was fortunate enough to spend a week at Fynbos Estate for a meditation retreat at the end of April 2016. The weather was cold and wet on arrival and despite the temptation to book into the main house accommodation, I had a budget I was sticking to and a tent that would offer a grounding experience in simplicity for...

1Thank LadyExpl0rer
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We went to Fynbos as a family for a retreat. It couldn't have been more amazing. The hosts are extremely accommodating and welcoming - even to the extent of catering for one of us being vegan. Beautiful surroundings, free wifi, and the food.... Where do we start. Fresh, innovative, healthy, tasty. We were never hungry or overly full... Beautiful memories...

1Thank Joya A

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fynbos Estate, an hour's drive from Cape Town, is situated in the Paardeberg Mountain close to Malmesbury. Our beautiful old Victorian Farmhouse and two guest cottages are surrounded by lush gardens, vineyards and fields and 270 hectares of mountain fynbos. Part of the estate is a small winery which makes and sells wine under the Dragonridge label, and there is also a magical indoor-outdoor venue space called the Pavilion which seats up to 80. This estate is a paradise for all nature lovers and for those who appreciate good food, fine wine and comfortable accommodation. With easy walks, spectacular views and flora and fauna, Fynbos Mountain Retreat is ideal for retreats, workshops, getaways for family and friends as well as stopovers. We offer self-catered, part-catered and fully catered options and where catered, we serve delicious homemade food using, wherever possible, farm produce. Our Pavilion with its wooden floors and mountain views provides workshop space and an ideal venue for parties, weddings and conferences. We are child friendly and have a swimming pool under the mountain. Fynbos is currently a conservancy and is in the process of becoming a fully fledged Cape nature reserve. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fynbos Estate

Address: Fynbos Estate | Joubertskloof, Malmesbury 7299, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Malmesbury
Hotel Class:3 star — Fynbos Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Pack your swim gear – the secluded pool is great in summer.”
Cloudhuntress, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“If you're camping, make sure it's by the pool, close to the olive trees, you'll catch incredible sunsets in the evening.”
LadyExpl0rer, 7 May 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is best in the common areas, but this is not a place for internet-based working, it is a place to retreat and savor.”
KyleWanderer, 29 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Fynbos House is great for a group of friends”
nicolaa354, 12 Apr 2015 | Read review
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