The latest wine farm addition to the Bottelary Hills from Stellenbosch, Kunjani Wines, not only boasts fine wines and a contemporary restaurant, but is also home to four luxurious self-catering cottages surrounded by vineyards.
Kunjani’s 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.
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.
The 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 traveller. Kunjani is 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, there is a cottage perfectly suited to your requirements.
If you don’t feel like preparing your own breakfast in your cottage, why not opt for one of the 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.
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.
Kunjani’s lunch 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.
The portfolio of wines include Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Rosé, German Riesling, Shiraz and a Red Blend. The wine tasting facility is open 7 days a week from 9h00 to 16h30. Enjoy award-winning wines whilst one of the wine advisors guides you through the tasting. The Cabernet Franc-based Bordeaux style red blend was awarded one of the Top 3 blends in the 2018 Cabernet Franc Challenge while the Shiraz 2015 recently bagged a gold medal at the Michelangelo International Wine Awards.
Kunjani is located a stone’s throw from Devonvale Golf Estate, situated below the 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’.
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.
Stellenbosch holds the honour of being the most well-known town in South Africa. History, culture, natural beauty, sport, education and wine has made the name ‘Stellenbosch’ resonate around the globe as one of South Africa’s premier tourist, wine, business and education attractions. A town for all seasons, Stellenbosch offers an array of restaurants, museums, historical sites, wine tours and art galleries. With more than 150 wine farms in the region, Stellenbosch boasts the largest wine route in South Africa, as well as the oldest. Experience the City of Oaks’ welcoming hospitality and breathe in the spectacular vistas and sweeping vineyards.
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