The only way we know winter is here is because the trees are bare and the autumn shades of leaves have fallen to the ground. The weather says otherwise though, with scorching hot days it feels like it is still mid summer. But we can’t be in denial forever because winter is going to hit us hard, pretty soon! And we’re going to have to finally put on our coats, boots and thermals.
Don’t get me wrong though, I love winter. It’s the perfect excuse to stay home and do nothing but drink wine by the fire, eat good food, snuggle up with a hot water bottle and just enjoy some downtime. It is also an excuse to escape out of the city and drive to not so far off places that feel very much like home.
Say hello to The Cellars-Hohenort.
The Cellars-Hohenhort is located in Constantia Valley, which is known as Cape Towns very own vineyard as it is home to some world famous wine estates. Just a quick 15 minute drive from Cape Towns city centre and you will find yourself in the heart of the ever so picturesque Constantia Valley.
Escaping to The Cellars-Hohenort for a winter sojourn is the perfect excuse to relish in some well deserved down time. Upon entering the Hotel you are greeted by views of Table Mountain and beautifully manicured gardens. The moment you enter, a sense of relaxation and calmness hits you, and all you want to do is walk around the gardens, like Alice in Wonderland, soaking it all in.
The Hotel rooms are beyond cozy but spacious at the same time, offering everything that one desires when escaping out of the city. From a little lounge area and small dining table, to a well stocked mini bar and complimentary wine, a desk to do some work at, and a bed that feels like a cloud, you’re simply forced to live your best life.
When dinner time comes around, you have a choice of two restaurants: a culinary journey at The Greenhouse or feast on a Winter Special Menu at The Conservatory. After dinner you can head to the Greenhouse Bar and sit by the fire place having your last glass of wine before bedtime.
When morning dawns and you have had the best sleep of your life in the cloud of a bed you can look forward to a hearty breakfast. From a selection of fruits, yoghurts, homemade breads, cold meats and cheeses, and a warm dish from the kitchen, you will want to sit for hours eating and enjoying the beautiful garden views.
What’s an escape from the busy hustle and bustle of city life without a visit to the Fresh Wellness Spa at The Cellars-Hohenort. You can be treated to a hot stone massage, a traditional swedish massage or any other treatment on offer, and it will be nothing less than tranquil bliss.
*I was invited to discover the romance of a winter sojourn and escape to The Cellars-Hohenhort and was treated to everything mentioned above. It was nothing short of amazing. From the friendliness of the staff, to the comfort of the hotel room and the most delicious dinner and breakfast, it was the perfect escape from city life, which is just what I needed. Thank you, thank you, thank you to The Cellars-Hohenort for the best night. I will definitely be back 🙂