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Klapmuts Rd.
Cape Wineland, South Africa
TEL: 27-21-863-3852
This rambling 17th-century Cape Dutch–style farm estate in the Cape Winelands is no rough-and-ready dude ranch. Rehabilitated by Afrikaans designer-owner Karen Roos, 14 guest rooms in three traditional landhuises (cottages) have been done up with vintage beds, Victorian claw-foot tubs, and chic, all-white sofas and rugs. For traveling gourmands, some cottages offer kitchens—glassed-in cubes facing an eight-acre garden from which you can pick your own herbs, fruits and vegetables, the same produce used by the chefs at the restaurant, Babel.

Room to Book:

Cottage number 14, closest to the farm reservoir, which doubles as a swimming pool.

Insider Tip:

Ask for a guided tour of the extraordinary garden—a botanical library of more than 300 edible plants, inspired in part by the mythical Hanging Gardens of Babylon.


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