Fodor's Expert Review Diemersfontein Wine & Country Estate

Jan van Riebeek Dr. (R301), Wellington, Western Cape, 7654, South Africa

Built in the 19th century, this historic farmstead is set in a lush garden with rolling lawns and abundant roses and azalea bushes. The farm has been transformed into a lifestyle estate—with private houses, a small school, and lovely cottages where you can stay. The rooms are comfortable and decorated in a relaxed country style with floral throws and fresh flowers. The farm produces a range of noteworthy wines, which you can taste; highlights include the Carpe Diem Pinotage 2011, the Carpe Diem Chenin Blanc 2013, and the 2012 Thokozani CCV, a Chenin Blanc/Chardonnay/Viognier blend with notes of lemon, lime, pineapple, and honey. Seasons restaurant (R70–R140) serves, appropriately enough, seasonal meals and is a wonderful venue for a late brunch or leisurely lunch. If you're feeling energetic, try your hand at bass fishing or horseback riding on the estate.


  • lots to do
  • including fishing
  • horseback riding
  • wine tasting
  • lovely gardens
  • airport shuttle can be arranged
  • lots to do, including fishing, horseback riding, wine tasting
  • lovely gardens
  • airport shuttle can be arranged


  • frequently used as wedding and conference venue so can get quite busy


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Phones: 021-873–2671-lodging | 021-864–5060-restaurant | 021-864–5050-winery | 021-861–5060-lodging


30 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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