Franschhoek Life May/June 2021

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a perfect escape at perivoli lagoon house

Perivoli Lagoon House has opened outside Stanford on the Whale Coast close to Hermanus, a two-hour drive from Cape Town. The villa is booked on an exclusive-use basis for up to eight people with flexible booking options that include housekeeping service, as well as a choice of all-inclusive or self-catering. Perivoli Lagoon House is managed by seasoned hoteliers Marcelino and Simoné Henckert and is owned by the philanthropically focussed Perivoli Trust, which channels all profits to conserving and restoring the land, while any surplus is donated to the charitable Perivoli Schools Trust. Designed by architect Gregg Goddard with interior design by Simoné Henckert, the ultra-contemporary open-plan design with its elegantly curved roof is a new landmark on the banks of the Klein River lagoon. It is home to four double suites with private…

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the ongoing evolution of bosjes

BOSJES Estate, situated in the scenic Breede River valley is brimming with new energy, with a new high design pantry style coffee shop and farm shop set amid the landscaped indigenous gardens. The outdoor spaces were key to the design of the new gardens where guests can enjoy the new BOSJES Spens and the BOSJES Winkel which blend effortlessly into the new gardens and broader landscape, a testament to the creative collaboration between architect Coetzee Steyn, of Steyn Studio, and Square One Landscape Architects. The Winkel is a contemporary interpretation of a country store, curated by acclaimed interior designer Liam Mooney who has filled the space with a covetable collection of bespoke wares, local crafts and upcycled décor. The Spens, blends the best elements of a café, coffee shop and well-stocked country pantry.…

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MAY 9 MOTHER’S DAY PICNIC AT BOSCHENDAL Treat mom to a special Mother’s Day picnic with delicious eats & treats while you lounge on the lush Werf Lawns with live music filling the air. R700 for a basket for two and R125 per kiddies basket. INFO MAY 27 WINEMAKER DINNERS WITH HOLDEN MANZ WINES AT PROTGÉGÉ Holden Manz will be Winemaker of month at Protgégé for May culminating in two Winemaker dinners. Enjoy five-course chefs menu paired with Holden Manz wines. 18h30 for 19h00. A deposit is required at the time of booking. BOOKINGS 021 224 0801 MAY 29 MUSICAL MOMENTS AT HAUTE CABRIÈRE New live music evenings on select Saturdays. Enjoy breads and spreads from the bakery to start, a choice of mains, and homemade macarons with coffee for dessert. Dates Sat 29 May & Sat 19 June. Time 18h30-20h30. Cost…

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fancy a bourbon or whisky?

Whether you’re into a bourbon or prefer a traditional whiskey, make your World Whisky Day memorable with the world’s number one selling bourbon, Jim Beam and a new generation blend Suntory Whisky Toki. Appreciated by the world’s most discerning whiskey palates, Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon has perfected the art of bourbon creation through maintaining consistency and a smooth top notch flavour. Created in 1788 by Jacob Beam who used his father’s whiskey recipe to distil his excess corn into a new, sweeter kind of whiskey-bourbon. Jim Beam is aged for no less than two years in brand new charred oak barrels which lends to a welcoming mixture of toasted oak, some sweetness and hints of oak vanilla and spice. For over 225 years and surviving a lengthy prohibition, the Beam family has…

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a new dawn for stellenzicht wines

One of Stellenbosch’s most beloved wineries that once heralded a new era for South African wine has been transformed. The famed winery lies within Stellenbosch’s Upper Blaauwklippen Valley, in the foothills of the Helderberg mountain. Stellenzicht was acquired four years ago by Baron Hans von Staff-Reitzenstein, a renowned German wine collector with a passion for South Africa. An experienced wine team was assembled, and upgrades were set in motion that included the removal of alien vegetation, re-establishing indigenous wilderness species and an intense focus on the wines. A vine re-planting programme was conceived with the help of renowned viticulturists Dawid Saayman and the late Prof. Eben Archer. The cultivars that were settled on as Stellenzicht flagbearers were Shiraz, Chardonnay, Cinsault and Cabernet Sauvignon. Strangely shaped rocks, uncovered on the site, suggested a…

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soul food treat at bertha’s retreat

Bertha’s Retreat at Boschendal Farm Estate (a collection of eighteen twobedroom cottages situated in a far corner of the farm with exquisite mountain views) is consistently rated as one of the top nine family hotels in the world. This is no surprise, if you are looking for wide open spaces and a taste of luxury farm living, look no further for your home away from home. You will be spoiled for choice at Boschendal, with a myriad of outdoor family activities to choose from. The young farm explorers (aged 5-14 years) can engage in authentic farm experiences with exclusive, fully supervised, outdoor farm experiences at The Tree House … Acorn hideouts, slides, walkways, platforms, mushroom pods and pyramids and pump track are open to all Boschendal young guests with the necessary…