With the majestic Saronsberg Mountains as the picturesque backdrop; you will find Vindoux Guest Farm, a charming little treasure. Located just 5km from the main road of the small town of Tulbagh and a 90 minute drive from Cape Town.
If you are looking for peace and tranquillity; this family-owned guest farm is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. A working farm owned by Roy and Irene Ashurst; their son, Thomas Ashurst, daughter, Sophie du Toit and her husband, Driaan du Toit. Vindoux is approximately 22 hectares and boasts fruit orchards, vineyards and an organic vegetable garden. Here the family also produce their own craft beer and gin as well as fynbos infused beauty products which you will find in the luxurious onsite day spa. Find out more about these products in my review on the spa.
Whether you decide on a romantic couple’s getaway or a retreat with family and friends; Vindoux offers accommodation for everyone. The accommodation facilities on this guest farm range from self-catering cottages, four luxury two-sleeper treehouse suites as well as a private self-catering luxury tree house.
Pets are welcome at this guest farm. However this is strictly by arrangement and only if you are residing in the self-catering cottages. Other than the Day Spa; visitors staying at Vindoux can use the garden braai area and swimming pool behind the reception area as well as the gym. Instead of using your own car to visit the local wine farms in the area, bicycles can be hired at reception.
My family and I had the privilege to stay in the private self-catering luxury tree house; which is spacious enough to accommodate up to 8 people. This beautiful modern treehouse has three bedrooms; of which two have en-suite bathrooms. It also has a spacious fully fitted kitchen and open plan lounge and dining area. The balcony overlooks the fruit orchards and has a beautiful view of the Saronsberg Mountains. From there I had the pleasure to soak up some winter sun and experienced the view of a magical sunset. With its own private entrance, garden, splash pool, outside braai area and seating area around the pit fire; it allowed for the best entertainment setting to gather with my family.
Throughout our stay, the staff was friendly and eager to assist with queries that we had about the surrounding areas. A daily cleaning service were also provided as part of our stay.
Vindoux also has an onsite kitchen from which you can order breakfast, take away meals, picnic or supper platters. These can be enjoyed in room or whilst sitting on the lookout deck where you can gaze at springbok, wildebees and zebras.
During our two day stay the weather was glorious which allowed us to go for a stroll amongst the vineyards and fruit orchards where we were accompanied by Woody, the friendly golden retriever.However a storm embaced us on our last night at Vindoux. Bringing about galeforce winds and rain. As the treehouse is built on stilts; we were apprehensive about our safety. However it proved to be quite sturdy and secure and we felt safe, warm and comfortable inside.
We had a marvelous stay at Vindoux Guest Farm and would highly recommend booking accommodation with them. It is indeed a charming little treasure that offers so much more than just accommodation. Currently Vindoux is running a few winter specials. For bookings, please call them on 023 230-0635 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website for more deetails.
Thank you Vindoux Guest Farm for hosting us.
**Disclaimer** This post was in collaboration with Vindoux Guest Farm; however all pictures and views expressed is that of my own.