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Vrede en Lust Estate

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Intersection of R45 and Klapmuts-Simondium Rds | Simondium, Franschhoek 7670, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    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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Belfast, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got married in Vrede en Lust in December 2013 & I honestly couldn't recommend the venue highly enough. Myself and my husband are from Northern Ireland but I have family in SA and that's why we chose the winelands to get get married. Planning a wedding could be a stressful affair but Willem was such a fantastic communicator via... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We stayed at one of the Vrede en Lust cottages during our honeymoon trip in April. I can promise you, it was one of the best stays we had ever had! Imagine waking up, opening your window to a view full of vineyards, with the smell of fresh baked bread and freshly brewed coffee from the bakery... We will definitely... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

On the 1st of May I proposed to my girlfriend of 17 months here, and (naturally, who could blame her at this location), she said yes. More specifically though, the amazing attention to detail from the staff at the Bistro, to Lynne Blignaut at Hospitality really made this weekend amazing. Not only did Lynne go out of her way to... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Last month we celebrated our wedding at Vrede en Lust. It was everything we hoped for and more. Thank you Willem and your team for hosting the event and making it so simple for us to organise. We had lots of international guests and they are still talking about the majestic beauty of the surrounding mountains and the venue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We and friends had a light lunch at the Lust restaurant.What a surprise !The food was excellent ,well presented and very tasty.We had the biltong salad and Beetroot Gravalax and it was very nice.The wine was good and the service great

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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 April 13, 2015

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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Dana B, Owner at Vrede en Lust Estate, responded to this review

Thanks for raising your issues and the opportunity to reply Barry. I think it will help to put a few things into perspective: 1. Re the 17 broken/missing glasses. Despite being only 60 guests, your party rented a total of 311 items (74 champagne flutes, 40 pilsner, 9 carafe, 114 white wine, 74 red wine) in addition to the amount... More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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 March 26, 2015

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 March 17, 2015

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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