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Vrede en Lust Estate

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Intersection of R45 and Klapmuts-Simondium Rds | Simondium, Franschhoek 7670, South Africa
Vrede en Lust  Estate
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were extremely lucky to be able to capitalize on a midweek stay as the hotel is largely booked by weddings most weekends and we had a perfect stay. The cottage had everything we'd needed and an incredibly comfortable bed. Lynn is as friendly and helpful as the other reviewers have mentioned. The setting is spectacular, breakfast at the restaurant... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While Vrede en Lust cannot be bettered from a scenic surroundings point of view, I believe that the wedding "package" costs are way over the top and that VNL trades too heavily on the natural beauty of the surroundings and the predominance of "hard-currency" overseas based wedding parties. I was left with a very pronounced perception of "money-grabbing" in that... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our trip was delayed because of flights that was cancelled so we lost the first day we were supposed to stay on the estate. Thankfully the staff at Vrede en Lust had no issue to make a plan for me and my fiancé to add the day we initially lost. The staff is really grate, eager to help, knowledgeable and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was the perfect choice! The accommodation, restaurant (delicious breakfast and lunch available) and hospitality are more than amazing. I've never been in a place with such a complete service.The environment, atmosphere, wonderful view of the wine yards and mountains, and also the place's architecture are something that will really stay in my memories forever. I hope i have... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed in 1 of the 3 cottages which had 2 double bedrooms each with their own bathroom and joined by a comfortable living room. Fridge was stocked with wine and waters. It was a short walk to the restaurant which was open for dinner the night we were there. Dinner was delicious and the service was impeccable. Everything is... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We started in the restaurant - outside in blazing sun under parasols with mist blasting away I shared an interesting ploughman's platter with amazing green figs, unusual bacon jam, five cheeses (nice but not the most deep flavoured), three meats, excellent olives with their own White Mischief white. I would have gone for their excellent looking chocolate cake after but... More 

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South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Lynne was amazing. The tour, the scenery and atmosphere was stunning. Thank you for your hospitality. I bought 30 bottles a year ago and to finally visit the farm, simply priceless. It was a bit cloudy but still enjoyed it.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

What an amazing wine estate. Everything is the superb-the staff is very knowledgeable and friendly.The wines are out of this world-can recommend the delicious red wines!Such an amazing setting!Looking forward to my next visit!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We were here over 3 days for a friends wedding. We stayed down the road but spent a fair bit of time here and the rooms were great. Very spacious with a modern feel to them. The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to help you. The views were stunning and all the food was delicious.... More 

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

What can I say about this place its a little bit of paradise our son and daughter in law got married here and it was absaloutley fantastic from the setting of the venue and the accomadation every thing was perfect they could not do enough for us thaks to every one on making it the most magical day anyone could... More 

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