The best of two wonderful worlds

Instead of a white winter, why not head way down south where the sun shines and the weather is glorious? Experience the very best of both worlds – South Africa’s charming countryside and warm summer in the Winelands before heading for captivating Cape Town and another slice of luxury in the Mother City

 

South Africa’s Cape has become one of the most sought-after locations for a holiday, and as it’s in the Southern Hemisphere you can enjoy a stunning summer beach and country holiday here when the weather turns cold at home. But that’s not the only reason to visit here. Aside from some of the most glorious scenery that side of the equator (it’s not called The Fairest Cape for nothing!), it’s also home to some of the most celebrated wines in the world, and is a gourmet’s delight. And then, of course, there are the beaches, golden sand, and if you’re on the right side of the peninsula (literally the right if you’re facing south), then the warm Indian Ocean beckons, offering safe swimming and great surfing further up the coast.

 

Two extremely popular destinations have joined forces to offer visitors the very best of both worlds – the city at its best, with great shopping, entertainment, and an unmatched beach life, and the magnificent countryside just an hour outside Cape Town, home to rolling hills and greenery, and nestling in the fabulous Franschoek mountains, home to some exceptional wine estates and gourmet restaurants, all begging to be sampled.

 

In Cape Town itself you’ll stay at the ultra-luxurious Lawhill Apartments, a seletion of one, two and extra-luxe penthouse apartments located on the famous Victoria&Alfred Waterfront, with stunning mountain and harbor views. Located right next to the celebrated One&Only Cape Town, these stunning fully serviced, self-catering apartments offer the perfect destination from which to explore the city and its beautiful beaches. Lawhill is the ideal location for a luxury, private holiday with everything thrown in. Rent a car or be chauffeur driven around the city, let a private chef take care of your culinary needs, entertain at your apartment or let the concierge arrange stunning sights to see, beaches to visit, restaurants to eat in, clubs to visit.

 

 The Waterfront, where the apartments are located, is also home to some exceptional restaurants, and great shopping, including top international designers such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci and Jimmy Choo. All of these are within walking distance, or your concierge will arrange a taxi for you.

 

Cape Town is a hive of activity during the summer, with numerous events and activities on offer. For a slower pace, you’ll also spend time in the wonderful Winelands, at the famous 300-year-old estate of Boschendal, home to five glorious restaurants and numerous activities, from horse riding and exploring the vineyards, to wine tasting, cycling or hiking. This is another world entirely, an out of the city getaway that is relaxing and very special. The estate’s wines are world-famous, and you will get to savor them at wine tastings as well as at its choice of restaurants.

 

Accommodation is in a choice of recently refurbished workers’ cottages, located close to the main buildings of the estate, or 2 km away near the vineyards. Both are simple and stunning, exquistely decorated with every luxury facility, including a fully stocked kitchen with the very best of everything, including accroutements by Le Creuset, a gas stove and a working fireplace. Both sets of cottages have swimming pools for guests to enjoy a swim after exploring. And with a choice of five gourmet restaurants (the estate is completely environmentally friendly, and everything here follows the farm to table ethos), you can dine out or in, depending on what you feel like.

 

If you would like to experience the most luxurious holiday available, which includes a taste of both country and city living in luxury, contact Baroque Travel right away and we will arrange everything for you. Email us at info@baroquetravel.com for your personalized, bespoke luxury holiday in Cape Town and its winelands. We look forward to hearing from you.