“The weather outside is frightful, but the wine is so delightful”
Winter at Dunstone Country Estate is hardly frightful, but the Dunstone Winter Special is utterly delightful; in fact we think it is hard to beat! This is your chance: grab a few friends and head to Wellington for that much-needed ladies weekend, or treat your wife and kids to a family getaway that doesn’t break the bank. Better still, book one of our honeymoon cottages and unwind on a wine tasting safari for two in the Bovlei Valley, sampling the many full-bodied reds that Wellington wineries have on offer. Dunstone’s large onsite restaurant, The Stone Kitchen, has indoor and outdoor play areas for kids, so you can toss your car keys aside and spend quality time with your loved ones without ever leaving the estate! For those who can’t sit still, there are a host of activities that can be accessed right from our doorstep, such as hiking, trail running, cycling and wine tasting.
Dunstone Winter Special: what’s the deal?
When: June, July, August 2019
Cost: From R700 per person per night (self-catering) and R850 per person per night (B&B), your stay includes a R200 meal voucher for lunch/dinner at The Stone Kitchen.
That’s already a saving of R200 per person per night!
Other niceties for B&B guests only:
Afternoon tea and cake
Sundowners and nibbles from 6pm
Full hot and cold breakfast buffet
How to book: You can book directly on our website; alternatively email with your requirements and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible with a quote. Please note that prices pp in self catering options are are based on maximum numbers per cottage, so please ensure you receive a specific quote based on your requirements.
The greater Cape Town area in South Africa wears many hats. All are equally beautiful in as much as they are different. From wild coastal shores of white sand to rolling vineyards of lush green, desolate dusty oranges of the interior and vibrant colours of the inner city. This eclectic mix of urban, suburban and countryside living within an hour’s driving radius offers travellers a feast of unique sensations and experiences.
The Dunstone Collection is a portfolio of three properties spanning across winelands, beach and city, that provides a continuity in style and service to enhance your overall guest experience. The Collection is a splattering of sea air along the West Coast, an unparalleled vineyard vista in the Cape Winelands and a stylish urban escape in the heart of Cape Town’s trendy De Waterkant district.
Dunstone Country Estate
Situated on a family-run boutique wine farm, the flagship of the Dunstone Collection is Dunstone Country Estate, which offers a host of stylish and elegantly furnished 4 and 5* accommodation. Both self-catering and B&B options are available and each self-catering property has a private swimming pool, providing guests complete privacy and independence during their stay.
Additional touches in the guest rooms include luxury cotton linen and bathrobes, daily room servicing, flat screen TV and complimentary Wifi. A mobile spa service is available for those looking to indulge in further R&R in the comfort of their own room.
All overnight visitors are invited to daily tea and cake each afternoon in the guesthouse lounge area; this rolls into free wine hour and nibbles at sunset, giving you a chance to sample the Dunstone wine underneath a sensational sky overlooking the backdrop of the dramatic Hawequa Mountains.
What to do during your stay: guided or self-guided wine tasting tour of the Wellington Wine Route, a 4×4 nature safari, horse riding through the vineyards, scenic mountain biking and trail running, or simply chill out poolside at Dunstone Estate with book in hand!
The coastal element of the Dunstone Collection is a uniquely positioned beachfront property in the sleepy fishing village of Jakobsbaai (Jacob’s Bay) along the West Coast of South Africa. Dunstone Beach House is situated just 50m from the water’s edge of a long, sandy white beach and sleeps up to 8 adults comfortably. With fully equipped kitchen, dining and lounge areas, this self-catering property is suitable for both nuclear family getaways or larger, more festive celebrations with extended family or friends. Beautiful sea and nature views from every room make it a home for all seasons and the quiet and serenity of its position offer a true escape from the noise and stresses of city living and the chance to completely unwind and renew.
What to do during your stay: long, uninterrupted beach walks, swimming and bodysurfing in the waves of the Atlantic, fishing and diving for crayfish and mussels (permits required), or just relax on the private deck of Dunstone Beach House with a glass of wine!
De Waterkant Cottage is the newest addition to the Dunstone Collection and is the perfect option for a getaway to Cape Town city. Nestled on the lower slopes of Signal Hill in a popular, vibrant and historic residential area, it is a stone’s throw from the renowned V&A Waterfront and within walking distance to many trendy restaurants, bars and sidewalk cafés. A fully equipped one-bedroom property, De Waterkant Cottage sleeps two adults comfortably and can accommodate infants free of charge. Stylishly furnished, it has a private patio with outdoor BBQ grill for Summer dining and a private rooftop deck; ideal for morning coffee or sundowner wine!
What to do during your stay: Hike up Table Mountain, visit Robben Island by ferry from the V&A Waterfront, get in some beach time at Camps Bay or Clifton followed by sundowners on your private rooftop deck at De Waterkant Cottage.
To book your stay at any of the properties within the Dunstone Collection, please email or call the Dunstone team on +27(0)21 864 1504
Keeping with our four-legged theme, for Christmas this year we’re giving away one night at our 4* self-catering accommodation, Guava Cottage, to a well-behaved pooch and his/her loved ones! Does your Dunstone dog need to get away from it all?
To WIN this amazing prize, all you have to do is post a picture of your dog in the comments section of our Christmas Competition Social Post, which you’ll find on our social channels (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) and tell us why your #Dunstonedog needs a break.
It goes without saying that to be eligible for this competition, you’ll need to bring your dog to Dunstone Country Estate to claim your overnight prize. This means, you will more than likely live within reasonable driving distance of Wellington or be happy to travel further afield with your dog.
Guava Cottage is the perfect pozzie for furry friends as it has its own walled garden to keep your pooch from roaming while you relax at the swimming pool and get a braai going.
With so many beautiful walks in the area, your dog will be spoiled for choice. The Stone Kitchen is also dog-friendly so if your pet is well trained and socialized, why not all join us for breakfast the next day before you head home.
We’ll choose a winner on Friday December 21st and the prize can be redeemed on any available date between 1st January and 31st December 2019, depending on availability at the time of booking. Please note that we reserve the right to charge full room rate should the prize winner’s owners arrive without their Dunstone dog; please consider this carefully before entering the competition!