10 Reasons to Book Your December Holiday at Kunjani in Stellenbosch
Still not sure where you are going to stay for your well-deserved summer holiday this festive season? Kunjani Wines in Stellenbosch offers the perfect vineyard cottages for a truly luxurious and stylish holiday.
1 Stay in Complete Luxury
Our cottage kitchens are fully equipped with microwaves, dishwashers, fridges, coffee machines, dryers, and washing machines. All cottages come with wall-panel heating and bedrooms are equipped with air-conditioners. Each cottage has its own private patio and braai area which overlooks the vineyards, but should you prefer staying indoors, complimentary WiFi and Smart televisions will keep you entertained.
2 Enjoy German Charcuterie & Artisanal Cheese Platters
Take a short stroll from your cottage to the restaurant and enjoy a lavish German charcuterie platter with your wine tasting on our shaded deck while you take in the beautiful views. A German charcuterie board wouldn’t be German without a lot of hearty ingredients. Expect German ham, liverwurst, and a variety of cured and air-dried pork meats, alongside contrasting flavours like pickles and spicy mustard.
3 Play Golf at Devonvale
We are located a stone’s throw from Devonvale Golf Estate, situated below our farm. This magnificent 18-hole Championship golf course needs little introduction, offering a regular challenge to both local and international golfers alike. The course, designed by Ken Elkin who designed many of the Cape’s better-known courses such as Shelley Point and Boschenmeer, remains a true ‘country course’.
4 Sample our Wines
We are open 7 days a week for wine tasting from 9h00 to 16h30. Enjoy our range of Kunjani wines whilst one of our wine advisors guides you through the tasting. Our Cabernet Franc-based Bordeaux style red blend was awarded one of the Top 3 blends in the 2018 Cabernet Franc Challenge and our Shiraz 2015 recently bagged a gold medal at the Michelangelo International Wine Awards.
5 Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Our bedrooms are furnished with fine percale linen and hypo-allergenic synthetic down pillows and duvets for extra comfort as well as motion isolation beds and mattresses, ensuring you feel refreshed and well-rested in the mornings.
6 Start Your Day with a Hearty Breakfast
If you don’t feel like preparing your own breakfast in your cottage, why not opt for one of our Kunjani breakfasts? Options include eggs Benedict, omelettes with various fillings, eggs Royale with smoked salmon and a farmhouse breakfast, which can be enjoyed 7 days a week in the restaurant from 9h00 to 11h00.
7 Bring Your Family and Friends
Our private cottages are the perfect choice for a group of friends or family seeking a countryside escape, a couple wanting to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of daily life as well as the corporate traveler. We are conveniently close to the city but surrounded by vineyards and breath-taking views where you will find yourself home away from home. Whether you want to bring the family, or not, we have a cottage perfectly suited to your requirements.
8 Have Lunch on Our Deck Overlooking the Bottelary Hills
Our Summer menu was curated under the watchful eye of Chef Lamek Mnisi, who has been at the helm of the Kunjani kitchen since it’s opening in November 2017. For starters, guests can look forward to salmon trout and beetroot gravlax infused with citrus Gin, Dukkah-crusted tuna Niçoise with olive tapenade, and roasted duck breast with Rooibos reduction. Main course options will not disappoint and include some African-inspired dishes such as springbok loin in Shiraz jus and Chakalaka rack of lamb with rosemary and rock salt roasted potatoes. On the sweet side Chef Lamek has raised the bar with a selection of artisanal sorbets infused with the estate’s very own wines. Expect lime and Chenin Blanc or summer berry and Shiraz sorbet. Eton Mess fans will be elated by the interesting and visually appealing presentation of this popular dessert, made with passion fruit meringue, ginger crumble and sorbet.
9 Visit Nearby Wine Farms
Stellenbosch is one of the most renowned wine regions in South Africa and the Bottelary Hills offer spectacular hospitality. Great food, magnificent wines and a luscious landscape are found in abundance in the Bottelary Hills. Pay a visit to Bellevue for their famous pizzas, Kaapzicht Wine Estate for their Pinotage, Mooiplaas for the exquisite views and a hike in their nature reserve, Villiera for their wide range of sparkling wines, and Hartenberg for their Riesling and picnics.
10 Celebrate Christmas with Kunjani
We are offering an exquisite Christmas lunch, consisting of a selection of the following dishes: salads for the table including smoked turkey, smoked trout and beetroot and our chef’s salad will be served for starters. Main options will include aged Chalmar ribeye steak, slow-cooked pork belly and coconut line fish with chipotle rub, while desserts will be Valrhona chocolate fruit pudding and baked mango cheesecake. Reservations for Christmas lunch is essential.