Last Sunday we were reading the paper, and lo and behold, the first of the Christmas Special Editions found its way in there already! I don’t know if its just me… but I get tired just looking at all the Christmas adds and specials… A lot of us might need a little bit of a break before the big break. Some much needed “me time” before we all go on holiday and get together with the family and friends. Here I’d like to share two great options for you to consider. This would also fit in perfectly with a Cape Town and Safari Tour. Rejuvenate before we celebrate, and then we’ll look at detox next year 😉
Rosendal Winery and Wellness Lodge is a wine estate that was established in 1805, and offers beautiful scenery, a spa with treatment facilities, a great country restaurant, a small intimate wine cellar and game drives close by. You can choose from lovely exclusive rooms in the guesthouse and grape based treatments in the spa. The Guesthouse is a haven of serenity, each en-suite room is tastefully furnished with colonial furniture and every room overlooks the vineyards, pond or the beautiful gardens. At the on-site spa and wellness center you can shed your cares and surrender yourself to the quality of personal service, unique to a small luxury establishment. The Spa and Wellness Center offer qualified therapists offering traditional treatments using products from wine grapes, enriched with antioxidants. The Spa also offer the option of outdoor treatments, a swimming pool, an outdoor cooling tank and an outdoor Jacuzzi.
The Rosendal is offering a De-Stress Spa Formula, with which you will be invited to relax and get in touch with yourself in the most tranquil surroundings. The treatments in the package focus on the complete feeling of wellness, with an African Wood massage, and a Theravine Balancing or Hydrating Facial. The therapist will evaluate your skin and recommend a facial suitable for you. The gentleman will also have an African Wood massage and a purifying back treatment.
You will be met on arrival with a refreshing drink, then you can dip into the pool, go for a walk or just un-wind with sundowners and enjoy the spectacular views of the valley. On the first evening you will taste the awarded Rosendal Range and let the staff tell you all about the wine before dinner a-la carte at Rosendal Restaurant by Michelin chef David Godin, followed by coffee. The next morning you can go for an early morning walk. It’s the best time to get some exercise, and you could also take a look at the wine orchards. Enjoy a cold and/or hot breakfast from the kitchen, with Rosendal sparkling wine. After breakfast meet up at the Spa for your African Wood Massage. Relax by the pool, at the room or at the Spa. Lunch will be enjoyed with a glass at Rosendal’s restaurant. This afternoon after lunch you will meet up again for your second Spa Treatment, which is a Theravine Hydrating or Balancing Facial for the lady and a Purifying back treatment for the gentleman. After your treatments you can take some time to relax with sundowners on the patio whilst watching the sun set.
This evening you will enjoy a choice of three course a-la-carte dinner as well as coffee from David’s restaurant again. On your last morning, you will relax on the stoep with freshly brewed coffee, and then enjoy a breakfast menu with eggs of your choice, fresh fruits and a number of creative breakfast dishes served in the restaurant. To make this awesome experience complete, you may choose your favorite Rosendal wine from the Rosendal Range to take home with you.
The Franschhoek Country House & Villas is a five star hotel in the heart of the Franschhoek valley, and is complimented by the well-known Monneaux Restaurant. Situated on the outskirts of the Franschoek Village, it is a great base to indulge your tastes for fine wines and world-class cuisine. The luxurious Villa Suites offer you opulence and space in a relaxed country setting. The spacious lounge includes comfortable seating arrangements, an in-room dining facility, mini-bar, entertainment system with satellite TV, fireplace, air-conditioned, DVD player and music throughout the suite. The separate bedroom is luxuriously appointed with all the expected amenities and facilities, lush duvets, quality percale linen and a choice of pillows to make you feel at home.
The Monneaux Restaurant serves an inspired contemporary take on classic dishes. Lunch is enjoyed on the fountain terrace under a spreading pepper tree while dinner is enjoyed in the elegant but relaxed dinning room in the original manor house. You can pamper yourself with a range of treatments including massages, reflexology, facials, manicures, pedicures and signature treatments. This is the perfect way to relax and unwind. The qualified and very professional staff all look forward to spoiling you at the welcoming and intimate treatment room.
We are delighted to offer a Two Night Villa Suite Dinner & Spa Package at The Franschhoek Country House & Villas. This package for two includes your stay in the luxurious Villa Suite, with a three-course dinner on one of the evenings and a generous R500 Spa voucher per couple. This special is valid from 5 November to 20 December 2012 and again 3 to 31 January 2013. Contact us at Road Travel to book your pamper package in Franschhoek today!