Staying at Aan de Vliet vineyard during my Cape Holiday!!

Me in front of the family house in Stellenbosch
Me in front of the family house in Stellenbosch

Aan de Vliet Guest House

This is where we stayed for a couple of days!
This is where we stayed for a couple of days!

I haven’t visited Cape Town in more that 5 years and haven’t seen my family in nearly 2 years so I was super excited at going to Cape town on holiday and staying with my family for a while. My uncle and aunt live in Stellenbosch on a small vineyard. My aunt also turned part of the family house into a guesthouse and this is where my brother and I would stay for a couple of days.

The family farm "Aan de Vliet"
The family farm “Aan de Vliet”
My aunts house from the other side of their  small vineyard
My aunts house from the other side of their small vineyard
I would love to live in such a beautiful and peaceful place someday!
I would love to live in such a beautiful and peaceful place someday!
It is a small vineyard and didnt take me long to walk around it
It is a small vineyard and didnt take me long to walk around it

They live about 30 minutes’ drive from Cape Town International Airport and it was quite easy to find. It lies between strawberry farms and vineyards so the area was beautiful to drive through. My aunt named the vineyard Aan de Vliet and it is nestled at the foothills of the Stellenbosch Mountain.

My first walk through the lovely vineyard
My first walk through the lovely vineyard
I love being outside and really enjoyed the lovely sunny Cape Town day.
I love being outside and really enjoyed the lovely sunny Cape Town day.
My brother being a very unwilling model but enjoying our walk
My brother being a very unwilling model but enjoying our walk

As soon as we arrived I felt like I was far away from everything especially the rushed feeling of the city that was actually very close by. The small farm definitely offered me a refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and gave me loads of time to just be quiet and with nature.

The Stellenbosch Mountains lie just behind the small vineyard
The Stellenbosch Mountains lie just behind the small vineyard
The Stellenbosch Mountain!
The Stellenbosch Mountain!
Vineyards are definitely beautiful places to go for walks!!
Vineyards are definitely beautiful places to go for walks!!
Standing at a corner of the vineyard
Standing at a corner of the vineyard
The garden looks fabulous during summer!
The garden looks fabulous during summer!

The small family vineyard has a country farm atmosphere with beautiful panoramic views over the vineyards and mountains. Aan de Vliet was definitely the ideal base from which to explore the beauty of the Western Cape.

One of the first things I did after arriving and greeting everyone was to go for a walk through the lovely gardens and vineyard that is situated in front of the big family house. Standing in the vineyard looking out over the mountains I felt as if my holiday has actually started and that I can now start relaxing!

My aunts beautiful garden!!
My aunts beautiful garden!!
The Western Cape area is filled with stunning mountains and flowers!!
The Western Cape area is filled with stunning mountains and flowers!!
Love summertime in South-Africa!!
Love summertime in South-Africa!!
The Western Cape is a beautiful part of South-Africa
The Western Cape is a beautiful part of South-Africa

It was lovely to get to spend some time with my family and get to know them again while enjoying a glass of their vineyards wine!

mmm, grapes always make me want a glass of wine!
mmm, grapes always make me want a glass of wine!
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