The Cape’s first farm, established in 1682, has come a long way from its humble beginnings. Just 20 minutes from the bustling heart of the Mother City, Steenberg feels miles from the world. The legendary elegance and traditions of the 17th century blend harmoniously with the most refined comforts and conveniences of our modern age Steenberg truly is a place where heritage meets contemporary flair. From diverse dining destinations, to exploring the award wining wines or rejuvenating at their spa amongst the winelands, there’s something for everyone at Steenberg.
Here’s 5 things for you to do this weekend:
1. Award Winning Wine Tasting
Steenberg Wine Estate offers guests a selection of wine tasting experiences, with a Wine Tasting Bar, Tasting Lounge and Outdoor Terrace to choose from. Set before some of the most remarkable scenery in Cape Town, guests are able to relax and appreciate the natural beauty around them. What could be better than reclining on the couches and tasting the wines of Steenberg, without a care in the world?
2. Experience Relaxed Neo-Bistro Cuisine or Induldge in a Feast of Flavour
Choose from award-winning cuisine with Catharina’s Restaurant offering fine contemporary dining or Bistro Sixteen82 serving popular bistro-style fare and tapas
Relaxed neo-bistro cuisine focusing on seasonal dishes skilfully created by Chef Kerry Kilpin. An innovative and interactive wine and food destination, the Bistro sits adjacent to Steenberg’s winery, and spills into its surrounding indigenous gardens with a terraced dining area leading to reflective water features, unfurling into views of the magnificent stone mountains and expansive winelands. Take a look at their winter special here.
Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg pays homage to the woman who started it all, the fascinating and feisty Catharina Ras, who founded Steenberg in the 17th century. Catharina’s Restaurant embraces the past but keeps evolving with the current to maintain a fresh and innovative attitude. The menu centres on simplicity, and lets the finest quality ingredients do all the talking.
3. Stay the Night
The 24 room luxury boutique hotel offers an idyllic setting; a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town in the Western Cape, South Africa. The selection of luxurious accommodation includes striking heritage suites, contemporary premier rooms, family rooms and the charm of sunny barn rooms as well as those in the original Manor House. Steenberg Hotel relives the glory days of the farm as the preferred stop-over for travellers to the Cape with the hallmark of warm hospitality and attentive service.
4. Rejuvenate, Regenerate and Enhance Your Youthful Radiance
Captivate your senses on every level, through a range of unique aromatherapy blends and treatments that are tailor-made to your specific needs. Whether you want to unwind and relax or to rejuvenate and reconnect, Steenberg highly skilled professional therapists will ensure you reap all the benefits of your chosen treatment.
5. Champion the 18 Hole Golf Course
Steenberg Golf Estate and private Golf Club is situated in the lush Constantia Valley, just 20 minutes from the centre of Cape Town. The golf course – consistently named one of the best conditioned courses in South Africa Golf Digest’s annual Top 100 – attracts golfers seeking a total golfing experience. Known for its hybrid plan, it offers traditionalists the opportunity to ‘bump and run’ in the rough around the greens, and to meet the challenges of strategically placed sand pits and waterways.
The 18-hole golf course was designed to make full use of natural features and the clubhouse has seen many golfers enjoying the 19th hole. The Steenberg Golf Club is open to the public, but priority and special green fee rates are given to hotel guests and members. Do note members only competition days are Wednesday afternoons, Saturdays and the 1st Sunday afternoon of each month.
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