In Africa, Destinations, Food, Vineyards

Having spent a week driving through the Western Cape wine region tasting wines and enjoying excellent food: I thought life couldn’t be any better. But my sentiment changed the minute I reached Bushmanspad Wine Estate, well tucked away from the main road. I just beamed as I reached the vineyards: the sight is stunning.  In that moment I knew I was going to feel right at home here.

bushmanspad view from the road

Lets Braai at Bushmanspad Wine Estate!

On top of a slope are five self-catering cottages each with their own African braai! For those who do not know what a braai is, it is a barbecue, but don’t call it that in South Africa! The braai is set up at the edge of the lawn, a few metres from the blushing vineyards. This place is making me happy. Imagine grilling a succulent steak while looking over at the vineyards with the mountains as your backdrop, surreal!

braai are on the lawn of bushmanspad estate

Who doesn’t want a view like that

The true African style cottages at Bushmanspad Wine Estate have a wooden interior which suits the cottages perfectly. Most noteworthy is the glass doors to the terrace offer you the same panoramic views even if you’re sitting inside. You will find everything you need in the cottages included a fully equipped kitchen. On waking in the morning, the first thing I did was open the curtains and just take in the sight of the mountains. Did I already mentioned this is heaven?

view from the room at Bushmanspad Estate

What is The Menno?

The Dutch owner of Bushmanspad Wine Estate very kindly invited me to a braai and red wine tasting.  The Estate’s speciality wine is named after himself, The Menno! I must say it was delightful.

the wines from Bushmanspad Wine Estate

In need of a wine break? Hike around the 50-hectare property and enjoy its beauty.

Wine tasting in the Robertson Wine Valley

Feel like exploring more vineyards? Well, you are right in the heart of the Robertson Wine Valley and there are dozens of beautiful vineyards around. Read more about this in my blog about the 19 Best Vineyards in the Western Cape.

wine tasting room

Just make sure not to miss out on the tasting at the Bushmanspad Wine Estate itself, enjoy!





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