Set in large, tranquil grounds this is a beautiful, historic estate. Only 20 minutes drive from the airport, city and various beaches and situated in the heart of the oldest wine producing area in South Africa.
This is the view from the front door towards the entry gate, a full 110m away. This helps to isolate the estate from the noise of civilisation.
There are many areas for you to walk and explore as well as to picnic or read. You really feel like you've found an oasis in the heart of the suburbs.
You can chill on the back stoep and enjoy the afternoon sun with a glass of something cold and something to eat. Also a great place to sit and read.
The front stoep is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the soothing sounds of nature.
The house currently has a large open kitchen for the use of guests.
There are also two lounges, one of which is a more formal front "sitting room".
There is currently also a bar area with international memorabilia on display.
The function hall seats 62 people as it is set up now. It was probably added in the mid 1800s
In the old stable block there is a wonderful conference room.
Basie Smit Suite
Upstairs there is a large bedroom suite. The rest of the rooms have single beds.
Currently used as accommodation, the house has large, airy rooms.
My favourite feature of the estate is the fact that the actual Diep River runs through the property.