Elgin Open Gardens

28 - 29 October 2017 & 4-5 November 2017 | 10am to 5pm

Wildekrans Country House

Barry Gould & Alison Green

Country garden punctuated by unexpected artworks. Large sculpture from waste materials by Francois Knoetze. The five-hectare garden is structured around a series of distinct spaces – a neatly clipped expanse of lawn near the historic 1811 homestead, a formal rose garden, a pear orchard – linked together by wilder areas of indigenous plantings and winding pathways that encourage discovery – Rene Slee for House and Leisure.

Entry: Donations to Bot River Education Foundation. Home made and home grown produce. Lunch, tea and dessert (bookings preferred). Off the N2 at Houw Hoek Village, as for Houw Hoek Inn.

?028 284 9827

Wildekrans Country House is a historic 1811 homestead situated in the village of Houw Hoek in the Western Cape. Overlooking a rambling garden that cascades to the river, and silhouetted by a rugged mountain backdrop, the house is furnished with antiques and contemporary South African art.

Accommodation with breakfast and dinner is available as is a self-catering option. For those travelling on business, all rooms have MNet and WiFi. The homestead has three double rooms including a suite. A separate cottage alongside the homestead is perfect for families or travellers wanting kitchen facilities.

The gardens are perfect for mellow summer weddings.

Quirky, burnished by the years, Wildekrans Country House offers a relaxing interlude away from the hurly burly of city life.

Just one hour from Cape Town it is an ideal weekend getaway, or extension to a Mother City visit.

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