If you’re planning a trip to Stellenbosch for the first time, I would recommend that you stay in the town itself for the first two nights so that you can fully experience the atmosphere. Finding parking is always a bit of a nightmare so it’s best to explore the town on foot or by bike, popping into shops and eateries as you discover them. There really are so many! And then of course the other aspect of Stellenbosch is all the fabulous wine estates and so two more nights out of town is a must for exploring the winelands.
Earlier this week I stayed at Casa Mori which is just outside Stellenbosch and perfectly suited to this. The family run guest house is situated on their farm where they grow and produce their own wine and olive oil. They also grow artichokes and host an Artichoke Feast every October to celebrate the artichoke season… this is definitely something to look forward to. What first attracted me to Casa Mori was it’s Tuscan inspired style and all the stonework. Surrounded by olive trees and vines it really does feel like you may just be tucked away somewhere in the Italian countryside.
Casa Mori has 4 suites which are tastefully decorated with antique furnishings. I stayed in their Molly suite which is separate from the main house and has its own deck overlooking the olive grove and Devonvale Golf Course in the distance.
For bookings, contact Yolanda – [email protected] | +27 21 948 8348 (Office Hours)
Their beautiful panoramic view… click on the below image to view full size.
All photography: Lana Kenney ©
Disclosure: My stay at Casa Mori was complimentary. As always, the opinions and thoughts shared are my own.