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May 23, 2014

Cascade Country Manor, the Ultimate Winter Winelands Escape in 5 Images

Whoever said a luxurious stay in the Paarl Winelands is solely a summer activity?

Keen for a Winelands Winter Getaway? Crystal-Lynn Pretorius recommends the beautiful Cascade Country Manor in Paarl. Image courtesy of Crystal-Lynn Pretorius

My recent decadent getaway to the impressive Cascade Country Manor proved that not only is a gourmet-loving, spa treatment -worthy and activity-filling winter break possible, it’s also totally necessary!

On a recent media trip, my partner and I discovered all that this boutique hotel has to offer – from a beautiful onsite cascading waterfall (and the Manor’s namesake) to a fully functional kids play area (complete with a pool, trampoline and jungle gym) and hiking trails that lead into the neighbouring Limietberg Nature Reserve.

The former royal residence (the Manor belonged to the Duke of Bedford) is also close to the Nelson Mandela Statue at Groot Drakenstein Prison, Butterfly World and the Taal Monument which makes for a great day of cultural activities.

Add in the cosy décor throughout the 15 rooms; roaring fireplaces, the world-class spa which uses products made from the olives grown onsite ( you simply MUST try the Duchess Deluxe warming body treatment )  and divine meals cooked by owner and chef Volker Goetze; and you have the ideal winter Winelands escape, a mere 44 minutes  from Cape Town.

I could wax lyrical all day about the amazing Cascade Country Manor but as they say, a picture speaks a thousand words, so here you go:

Our room for the weekend... sleeping in the lap of luxury! Image courtesy of Dei- Gratia Marketing

History buffs will love the fact that the Drakenstein Prison, where Tata Madiba took those infamous first footsteps of freedom in mere minutes away from the Cascade Country Manor. Image courtesy of Crystal-Lynn Pretorius

How's this for a breakfast view? The Manor's terrace is breathtaking! Image courtesy of Dei-Gratia Marketing

Massage by the waterfall side, anyone? Image courtesy of Cascade Country Manor

Say I do at Cascade:

Getting married? Cascade Country Manor is renowned for its wedding hosting capabilities (expertly managed by the in-house events team) and its naughtier-than-most honeymoon suite (think ceiling mirrors!). Make your big day extra special, the Cascade Country Manor way.

For reservations, please call +27 (0)21 868 0227 and visit www.cascademanor.co.za  

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