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Vrede en Lust Estate
Ranked #37 of 64 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 30, 2012

I had an awsome bday in vrede en lust estate. The whole ampience just took me and my wife out of the world. The whole place is so close to nature. ReaLly appreciate the way they maintain the whole estate and their hospitality. I would definitely recomend you to experiance Vrede en lust atleast once.

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

We recently had our civil partnership celebration at Vrede en Lust. Just to explain upfront we are fairly demanding people and we knew exactly what we wanted. We are also organised to the nth degree, so we were always going to be difficult for any venue.

But VnL was amazing. Yolanda and Willem were incredibly flexible, very supportive and always had our back during the whole process. They gave good suggestions, rolled with it when those suggestions were rejected, and helped keep our expectations based in reality.

They put on a awesome show. Together with Duncan, the chef, they dealt with a last minute change of an outside pre-wedding celebration moved inside due to a massive storm and no guest knew it wasn't Plan A. They organised all the service providers and we really didn't have to do very much on the day. They executed everything we wanted as agreed. We had a beautiful venue, with very organised service and we left very happy.

Thanks again, it was truly wonderful, and thank you for the gifts - the small thoughtful things were much appreciated.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

I asked Lynne to set up something special for my fiance to be and she did an amazing job. Vrede en Lust was so understanding and made the day one of the most memorable in our lives together. We will be coming back each year to our special place in the vineyards and must send heartfelt thank you to the Vrede en Lust team.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

Thank you to all at Vrede en Lust, especially Lynn Blignaut for making our stay such an amazing one!
We were fortunate enough to have friends here from Australia and spent a couple of days with them in the Franschoek valley. We stayed in the Manor House and what a wonderfull stay it was!!!! The house is awe inspiringly beautiful and with all the history and ambience it was just GREAT!! Everything in the house was perfect, and we enjoyed it so much. Breakfast at Cotage Formage was a treat and the Wine tasting was fabulous! We really had a great time and will be coming back! And while stuck in dreary Gauteng - we wil enjoy your amazing wines!!! thank you xx Jana

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Jana v
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

I booked Vrede en Lust based on tripadvisor reviews and I think it was a great choice. The place is amazing, the cottages are spacious, clean and combine the old with the new giving it a special feeling. The little details make you feel spoiled - flowers from the garden in the rooms, bottle of wine on arrival, good toiletries, etc. Lynne and the entire staff have been very helpful - always recommended the best places to visit, eat or drink. I also liked the "can do" attitude of the staff - this is how customer service should work. Lynne - outstanding job! Thank you for everything and hope to return some day. Highly recommending Vrede en Lust. Travelled with wife and a 2yr old.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Thank you Vrede en Lust! WE are getting married here in Feb 2013 and have just been on our recce trip, staying in Jacques cottage and having 2 days to roam the grounds and eat in the delicious Cotage Fromage.
Carle, our wedding planner who was helping us visualise the upcoming nuptials, was really great. So friendly, accommodating and she was able to suggest without feeling imposing. Willem is also a star who always wanted to help - this is a good team and with the addition of Yolanda makes up the best in the Western Cape, arguably.
For a wedding venue, this is number one! The fact that you can sleep 22 of your nearest and dearest, all included in the price, all on one site, is very rare. All luxury rooms, no shortcuts and it feels completely like home.
I can't wait to come back in Feb and have the wedding of our dreams. In the meantime, the stay in the cottage, the wine, the food and the service made us want to stay until then!!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Thank you for our recent visit to your manor house and conference rooms. Outstanding service and quality wine/food. Thank you and we would love to visit again.
Kind regards Mark (& Citadel group)
(Ps wine blending was a fantastic experience)

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Address: Intersection R45 & Klapmuts Rd, Franschhoek 7670, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range: $216 - $410 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vrede en Lust Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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 42 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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