Accommodation rating: Good Standard
On the slopes of the Klein River Mountains is Blue Gum Country Estate, a beautiful lodge located 20kms beyond Hermanus, just outside Stanford. It offers an alternative route for those travelling on the garden route and for those wishing to explore the Overberg area. Driving time from Cape Town is approximately 2 hours.
This hospitable hideaway offers fine views, stylish accommodation and delectable food and wine. The rooms are decorated in rich earthy colours and have a Colonial African ambiance. Each room has its own private veranda with commanding views of the valley as well as mini bar, satellite TV, bath and shower facilities and access to the gardens.
Enjoy a fun game of tennis or a refreshing swim in the pool. Relax with an afternoon picnic on the estate lawns, sample a bottle of local wine or simply laze in a hammock. Take some of the many optional excursions including a cruise down the Klein River lagoon, 4 x 4 mountain drives, visiting local wine cellars and whale watching (June to December). Surrounded by 130 acres of wheat fields, vineyards and pastures, it's difficult to believe that you are close to 20 nature reserves and botanical gardens, 16 museums, 20 art shops and galleries, 24 beaches and over 100 restaurants.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.