Nestled at the foothills of the Simonsberg, in South Africa`s most celebrated Franschhoek wine region, lies Vrede en Lust Estate.
Vrede en Lust is a working wine farm with foundations going back 315 years.
Guests can enjoy the unique location next to the vineyards, with large oak trees providing ample shade. Whilst on the farm one can walk, run or cycle through the vineyards all the way to the top of the farm or up into the forests above. Franschhoek, Paarl, Stellenbosch, with all they have to offer, are all close by and 4x4 Land Rover trips up the mountain to enjoy the view can also be arranged.
Our accommodation consists of a Manor House and guest cottages. Each room / cottage is uniquely and individually furnished and has a safe for guests personal belongings. All guests have access to our solar heated swimming pool, pool bar, gym, steamroom and boma fireplace under the oaktree. We also have a restaurant and wine tasting centre on the farm open 7 days a week.
Our Restaurant, Cotage Fromage, is a bakery and a deli stocked with local and specialty cheeses, olives and cured meats serves the restaurant and offer clients the chance to buy fresh country goods for their own kitchens.
The restaurant is a full-time venue catering for up to 160 diners. Cotage Fromage is the ideal stop for breakfast or a leisurely lunch in the heart of the Winelands. Visitors can taste and buy some of Vrede en Lust's award-winning wines, play a game of Petanque or Boules on the two competition sized courts, go for a peaceful stroll among the vineyards or a more energetic bike ride up into the forests to take in the spectacular view of the Franschhoek Valley.