A couple of weeks ago we were invited to spend a night at Banhoek Lodge in Stellenbosch. When I saw that it was in the Helshoogte Valley I said we’d come right away!
We’ve shot a few weddings in this valley, and I really think it’s one of the prettiest views in Stellenbosch. So many rolling vineyards and layers of mountains for days!
We checked in, guiltlessly watched movies in bed all afternoon with the fire going, and then headed into town for dinner (There are some really nice restaurants nearby but we opted for burgers and milkshakes at Hudsons! ; )
If you’re feeling like a little escape, i’d really recommend booking a night here and exploring this valley a bit. The rooms were cozy, the views epic, and the breakfast spread was delicious.
Their winter rates are on til the end of September.