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Grand Dédale Country House- Wellington, South Africa
There are so many vineyards around the world, so many wines, so many varieties. Perhaps you’ve read about them, traveled lazily through a wine route on a sunny day, sampling as you go. But we feel no real wine itinerary checklist is complete unless you’ve had the divine pleasure of experiencing the South African Cape Winelands. And no stay in the South African Cape Winelands is complete without an experience at a boutique estate.

Grand Dédale fits the bill beautifully, elegant, privately owned, nestled at the foot of a stunning mountain pass in the region of Wellington and extremely private. Perfection flows freely throughout their 6 special guest rooms, outfitted with luxurious goodies, mouth-watering homemade breakfasts and delicacies with high-tea service are presented daily and imaginative dishes are created for dinner, which you can carefully pair with your selection of gorgeous local wines.

Wellington is a wine area not to be missed. Remaining somewhat off the beaten path, it’s blessed with every ingredient the perfect wine valley should have- in fact, here’s what locals refer to as their “Top 10”!

-Bontebok Ridge Game Reserve- providing a unique wildlife & nature experience not commonly found in this part of the country

-Foxenburg Organic Cheese & Olive Estate- honoring traditional recipes with an organic twist

-Upland Organic Wine & Brandy Estate- employing sustainable farming practices and sending you home with cheerful African cards and a bag of Porcini mushrooms farmed on premises!

-Buffalo Ridge Mozzrella farm- learn the process from start to delicious finish

-Wellington Wine Walk & Horseback Riding- Walk with enthusiastic guides full of local knowledge, while you’re introduced to local personalities and products within the area.

-Hildenbrand Wine & Olive Estate- Meet the owner and learn the beautiful art of creating oil

-Bainskloof Pass- Take a hike through mystical fynbos-covered mountain slopes

-Bovlei Wine & Nature Valley- The area itself is just filled with award-winningwineries, restaurants, shops, outdoor activities, rivers, natural rock pools and gardens.

-Shopping- From organic products to leather factories, locally-produced glassware to art

-Wellington Wine & Brandy Route- small, compact and easily conquerable on foot

EXPLORATEUR EXCLUSIVE- Stay 3 nights at Grand Dédale and receive
-Daily breakfast, afternoon teas & beverages from resident bar
-Complimentary wine tasting at Doolhof Wine Estate
-Complimentary Brandy & Grappa tasting at Nabygelegen Cellar
-Complimentary cheese & olive tasting at Foxenburg organic farm
-Game drive at Bontebok Ridge Game Farm followed by drinks
And, if you can travel between 01 May – 08 Jun, you can save an additional 20%! Click HERE for more information and as always, be sure & tell ‘em The Explorateur sent you!