Discovering Vergenoegd Löw: The perfect family getaway in the Winelands

With its delightful runner ducks, luxurious spa, exquisite wines, engaging kiddies play area, and stunning cottages with their own private pool, Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate beckoned to us with a promise of unforgettable experiences for all ages. And it didn’t disappoint, promising to be the ideal setting for a memorable weekend getaway recently.

Here are just a few of the reasons why I recommend a family getaway at Vergenoegd Löw:

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Canoeing in Wilderness with Eden Adventures

The Garden Route is a 300-kilometre stretch of the South African coastline which starts from Witsand in the Western Cape and ends at the border of Tsitsikamma Storms River in the Eastern Cape. Right in the middle of that stunning route, you’ll find the town of Wilderness. It is here where we recently decided to spend a relaxing week, exploring the quaint town, magnificent beaches and the forests which form part of the Garden Route National Park which also includes Tsitsikamma National Parks, the Knysna Lakes Area.

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A luxurious lagoon-side retreat: The St James of Knysna

On a recent trip up the picturesque Garden Route in South Africa we were delighted to be able to spend a few nights at the St James of Knysna – a boutique hotel that stands as a beacon of luxury and refinement in what is possibly one of the most picturesque spots in the country. Join us as we delve into the captivating world of the St James of Knysna hotel, exploring its elegant accommodations, exceptional amenities, and the enchanting surroundings that make it a must-visit destination.

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Beyond the ordinary at Wildehondekloof

Wildehondekloof is a true hidden gem of South African resorts. This enchanting destination, with its sprawling grounds and breathtaking views, provides a haven of tranquility and adventure, and a true respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This owner-run member of the Cape Country Routes is set on 4000-hectares of magnificent private game reserve located in the Swartberg Mountains in the Little Karoo, roughly 45km outside of Oudtshoorn. It turned about to be a fabulous choice for us as a family looking for a remote getaway, not only because of its enviable location on many of South Africa’s best road trip routes but also because the reserve is malaria-free and home to a variety of animals, including Cape Mountain zebra, giraffe, wildebeest and a whole host of different antelope species.

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Sipping on sunshine at South Hill

Located just over an hour drive from our home in Cape Town, just beyond the imposing Hottentots Holland Mountain range, Elgin is an area synonymous with apple farming. However, in recent years the area is also becoming well known for their production of delicious, crisp cool climate wines. And what’s followed is a burgeoning tourism industry that is welcoming guests to explore the Cape Winelands, off the beaten track.

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