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Blue Gum Estate  - accommodation Stanford

Blue Gum Estate - Location
Blue Gum Estate - Accommodation
Blue Gum Estate - Food
Blue Gum Estate - Facilities

Blue Gum Estate - Activities

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Blue Gum Estate - Location

Blue Gum Estate, is a 5 star country house situated about 30 kilometres beyond Hermanus in the Klein Rivier valley.The estate comprises 104 acres of vineyards, pastures, river frontage and mountain fynbos.  Blue Gum guest house offers guests an ideal base from which to explore the attractions of Overberg, as well as providing a relaxing country retreat. 

The accommodation at Blue Gum Estate
The accommodation at Blue Gum Estate consists of
five mountain facing suites, decorated in English country style and mini bar facilities, cooling fans, satellite television, bath and shower facilities, beautiful views and access to the gardens.

The food at Blue Gum Estate
After a day’s exploration, guests gather round the fire or in the bar for sundowners. Cheese, biscuits and sherry are delivered each evening to the privacy of your room as an aperitif. Dinner is served, depending on the time of year, in the main dining room, the gardens or on the deck overlooking the vineyards.
The meals are memorable; excellent cuisine, discreet service and pleasant atmosphere. To wind up a perfect day Cigars and after dinner drinks are served round the fire.  

Facilities on offer at Blue Gum Estate

Mountain bikes are provided for exploring dirt tracks along the base of the mountains. Walking in the mountain, the river and shady oaks provide welcome areas to rest. Tennis is a perfect way to work up a thirst for a cold Gin & Tonic while getting a little gentle exercise and making new friends. Lazing in the shade, on pool loungers or a hammock is ideal for the less active the lawns are ideal for the pleasure of an afternoon picnic, a bottle of wine or for simply dozing. Landscape painting is a common afternoon pursuit, as is photography at Sunset. Birding from well placed benches and pool loungers is the best way to observe many of the 150 bird species found at Blue Gum Estate.  

Activities offered near to Blue Gum Estate

Magnificent white beaches, riding, championship golf courses, wine tasting at famous vineyards and a range of water sports, including deep sea fishing, boat based whale watching, white shark diving, sailing and scuba diving. Exploration of the surrounding area is worth the effort with 20 nature reserves and botanical gardens, 16 museums, 20 art and craft shops and 24 beaches on offer.

Neighbouring towns are interesting from both contemporary and historical perspectives; Stanford and the Birkenhead Brewery (the only microbrewery in
Southern Africa ), the Klein Rivier cheese factory, Elim, founded by Moravian missionaries in 1824, Bredasdorp with its shipwreck museum, Arniston and its 200 year old fishermen’s village. Cape Agulhas, the southern most tip of Africa and meeting place of the cold Atlantic and warm Indian oceans.  

Fynbos Route, the first of its kind in South Africa
can be reached via Stanford.  Upon request local farmers offer personalised walking tours of farms, flower reserves and conservation initiatives, explaining their own contribution to conserving the local environment. 

Do a Sunset cruise down the Stanford river or a Walker Bay. Explore the local mountain on a guided tour to discover the local flora and fauna.  White Shark Diving is of the best on offer anywhere in the world. Whale Watching in Hermanus or from the cliffs at De Kelders is considered the best in the world.

Blue Gum Estate - Stanford - Western Cape - South Africa      e-mail greatescapes
Phone us: +27 (0) 46 6241955 (Cherie - Great Escapes)