Cape Town’s beloved Lady Anne Barnard built a peaceful country cottage set among vineyards in 1799.
The original home is still there but has been renovated and developed into the 207-room luxury Vineyard hotel. I have fond memories of growing up near the Vineyard in Newlands and visiting it often with my parents.
This beautiful spot set in its gorgeous 3.5-hectare gardens is on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain – the “other” side of the mountain from the city – but should never be neglected by tourists.
My story on the hotel was published in The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne Age Travellers on Saturday, June 19, 2016. Here is the screenshot and you can read the online link below: