Budget Getaways Review
A stone’s throw (3km) from Stanford itself, and surrounded by fields of fynbos, rolling vineyards and olive groves, the historic Weltevrede Farm is home to Stanford Hills Estate.
On offer at this pet- and child-friendly estate are five restored labourer cottages that have come a considerable way since their original working roots.
Overlooked by the vineyards (which, by the way, produce a fine award-winning Pinotage going under the label of Jackons Pinotage), Sylvia and Brunia both sleep four while a Touch of Plaas sleeps two. All have fully equipped kitchenettes and a bathroom with shower.
French doors lead from the lounge onto an open private patio, with a braai and expansive views over the Stanford valley. Linen, towels and firewood are provided. Fireplaces in winter, good red wine close by, what more do you need?!
That all said, it now gets even better, with two newly-built units joining the pack, namely Oak Chalet (sleeps six) and Pine Chalet (sleeps four). Both come with full length verandahs, outside braai areas and great views over the valley. These spacious units both have two bathrooms and open-plan kitchen/living areas.
As a guest you have free reign over this beautiful wine and flower farm and its natural fauna and flora. Take a long stroll, enjoy a dip in a dam (trout fishing available), or pop into Stanford. A visit to the tasting room and picnic area, where you can relax on the lawn looking down onto the Klein River valley is a must. Between August and November you can even book a whale-watching flight, with take-off from the farm’s private airstrip!