Rooms: 6: 4 verandah rooms: 1 double with en-s sh & bath; 2 double with en-s sh; 1 twin with en-s sh; 2 garden rooms: 1 queen and 1 double, both with en-sh & bath. All rooms have aircon.
Prices: B&B R470 – R575 pp sharing. Singles R610 - R780.
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Meals: Full breakfast included.
Directions: Take N7 north from Cape Town. Exit 1st Malmesbury off-ramp onto R46 to Riebeek Kasteel & Ceres. Turn L onto R311 and drive thro' RK. De Langenhof signed on L just before leaving Riebeek West. 3rd property on R after turning off R311.
GPS: 33° 20' 57" S 18° 51' 56" E
With a warm sun setting behind the Kasteelberg Mountain, it was with considerable pleasure that I sauntered through the five gardens (Rose, Mediterranean, Aloe, Kirstenbosch and Herb) of De Langenhof ending up by the lap pool. Resisting temptation to dive in, I joined my hosts (and cat Minkee) for a glass of the local tipple on the stoep. Mike and Gail relocated all of one hour from Cape Town to enjoy the splendid scenery, food and wine of the Riebeek Valley. Gail is involved in promoting local tourism, which was extremely handy when it came to choosing from a plethora of recommended restaurants for dinner that evening. However, if you don’t fancy exploring, Mike is a dab hand in the kitchen as I discovered while savouring my cooked breakfast including grilled brinjals. Both Mike and Gail are well suited to the guesthouse game, possessing an easy manner and a fine collection of furniture. The teak-floored guest lounge, dominated by its chimney and fireplace, is full of prime pieces from grandfather clock to Dutch brass log chest. I stayed in one of two garden rooms, swathed in soft creams and pinks with decadent double shower, Victorian bath and rose-patterned curtains opening onto a honeysuckle-laden verandah and koi pond. The four verandah rooms are equally stylish with their earthy beige and olive walls and ‘distressed’ country furniture. All rooms offer their guests the highly-acclaimed Allesverloren vintage port and Lindt chocolates. Sound like a treat? Well…it is.
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