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Vrede en Lust Estate

Intersection of R45 and Klapmuts-Simondium Rds | Simondium, Franschhoek 7670, South Africa
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Ranked #8 of 55 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
19 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited 45 wineries over a matter of a few weeks you would think I'd be worn out and wined and dined out. Not the case. Every winery visited was a unique experience, especially this one because of some of their outstanding wines and accomidations. They made it a very pleasurable experience. South Africa is such a grand place to... More

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Cape Town
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the Harvest Festival - highly recommended! This was our second time at VNL. Our cottage "Jacques" was everything we could hope for. Both bedrooms are very spacious and beautifully decorated. I had a hard time choosing a room for the night! Can honestly say that it was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. Service was... More

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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

We had several unfortunate experiences in our stay at vrede en lust. Firstly arriving on Sunday we were unable to find anyone to show us to our room. The wine tasting said it was nothing to do with them. Took over three quarters of an hour to get sorted. The shower and kitchen were grubby and there were spider webs... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed in the cottage 'Marguerite ',and what a treat it turned out to be ; a fabulously comfortable bed of very generous proportions within a well appointed en suite bed room full of period furniture ..not to mention the enormous lounge and unexpected second bedroom.Outside the manicured grounds have a lovely swimming pool for residents only with far reaching... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We have been fortunate enough to have just celebrated our wedding at VnL with family and friends and it was simply amazing. Of course there are all those anxieties before the big day but in hindsight we were being ridiculous. This however can only have been made possible by Willem and his team who couldn't have been more helpful and... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

... this place is absolutely perfect. We had the chance to stay in the main house which made it the stay really special. The venue is brilliant for a wedding and the backdrop of the vines and the moutons make it very photogenic. Breakfast is served each day at the restaurant next to the main gate and the food is... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We held our wedding at VnL in December and the venue, the service and the care with which they dealt with us was phenomenal. We both live in Australia which could have made things more difficult but they made our planning so easy and were great to deal with. I cannot recommend them highly enough. They were thoughtful, knew exactly... More

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Krugersdorp, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

It breaks my heart to share this with the world. You know that feeling when you find something so amazing that you only want to keep it to yourself! This is what happened when we visited Vrede en Lust! Wow- everything was excellent- from the view to the hospitality and especially the wine. This a definite must when traveling to... More

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Hermanus, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This wine tasting was clearly a step above the ordinary. Everything about it was grand. The scenary, the historical setting and, of course, the wines. We were there to attend a wedding and this was the first event on the program. The wedding could not have come off to a better start! Many of the guests met for the first... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Pros - beautifully located in the vineyards of Simondium - wonderful old estate with a lot of charme - nice plunge pool in the romantic backyard - spacious and nicely decorated cottages - very attentive and helpful service crew and management - welcome bottle of vine from the own vineyard - historic and typical Cape Dutch architecture of the Manor... More

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Additional Information about Vrede en Lust Estate

Address: Intersection of R45 and Klapmuts-Simondium Rds | Simondium, Franschhoek 7670, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vrede en Lust offers award-winning wines, historic Cape Dutch architecture, undulating vineyards, breathtaking scenery and world-class leisure facilities. Our cellar door is open daily, with free wine tasting or special wine enthusiast food and wine pairings. Luxurious accommodation for up to 22 people plus one of the most sought-after wedding and event venues in the country. On-site is the beautiful LUST Bistro & Bakery that offers all-day breakfasts, blackboard lunch specials and freshly baked artisan breads and treats from their wood-fired oven. LUST is also available for private functions. ... more   less 

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