Misty Mountains Estate is the perfect rest-stop along the R43

Misty Mountains Estate, Stanford, Western Cape

Misty Mountains Estate, Stanford, Western Cape

A hidden gem in the Western Cape, the Misty Mountains Estate offers the ideal restful repose for travellers along the R43 between Stanford and Hermanus. The beauty of the natural surroundings along the R43 makes it the perfect backdrop to this tranquil accommodation offering.

The unique lodgings of Misty Mountains are nestled in peaceful, natural surroundings with breath-taking views of the Hermanus Lagoon. It’s the perfect place to rest when travelling between Hermanus and Stanford, as it provides total comfort and relaxation in a quiet and beautiful environment.

Accommodation at Misty Mountains Estate

There are four, newly-renovated, self-catering cottages available to choose from at Misty Mountains Estate. Each cottage is beautifully decorated and provides restful breakaways for either couples or groups of friends.

Two of the cottages can accommodate up to two people while the other two can accommodate up to four people. All bedrooms are furnished with comfortable and luxurious beds that will leave you feeling rested.

Each cottage comes with an en-suite bathroom with a shower, fluffy towels and natural light.

Kitchens in the cottages are fully equipped for everything you could possibly need for a self-catering stay from crockery to cutlery and kitchen appliances. There is also an outdoor braai area where you can enjoy a traditional South African cookout.

The two cottages that can accommodate two people are custom-designed for couples to enjoy a tranquil, romantic getaway. These cottages come specially furnished with a fireplace so couples can sit together and get cosy together.

Facilities at Misty Mountains Estate

You can explore wonderful facilities at Misty Mountains Wine Estate. As it is a wine estate you can enjoy a rustic walk towards the fully stocked cellar and sample some of their incredible wines. Not only do they have an array of award-winning wines, but they also handcraft their own Gins, Craft Beers and Ciders.

This working wine farm offers you a great opportunity to explore the vineyard, go hiking up the mountains or tasting some of the olives grown locally. They also have their own restaurant onsite offering delectable artisan pizzas and juicy homemade burgers.

Stock up your pantry with a choice selection of locally sourced produce, preserves and treats from their farmstall.

Their ideal destination makes Misty Mountains the perfect base to explore Hermanus and Stanford. You can try out the local restaurants nearby, the farmers markets and you might even get lucky and spot the whale migrations in Hermanus.

What do people say about Misty Mountains Estate

“We stayed in the chalets which were clean as a whistle and neat as a pin. The indoor fireplace keeps the place warm and the units are well kitted out. They look very new. Good value for money. The staff are very friendly and passionate about the wine, beers and gin which are all concocted on the premises.” – Grosses 4U TripAdvisor.

“The Misty Mountains cottages are on the premises of the very nice Misty Mountains winery and general estate. The cottages are well-equipped as so arranged that guests have no reason to even see one another. I have been staying in the Aristea cottage for a number of times now and the facilities are simply splendid for one who prefers privacy and self-catering. Robert and Michelle are excellent hosts – although I have never met them and their arrangements are perfect.” – Hannes TripAdvisor.

“Quite ironic that you would get one of the best pizzas, I’ve eaten, in a wine cellar. It’s a wine cellar so don’t expect a restaurant ambience. The service is great and the pizzas probably one of the best I’ve eaten. I enjoyed the craft beer and cider tasting. A place I will visit over and over again. Well worth a visit.” – Franken TripAdvisor.

“This is a peaceful and quiet place. There are no activities for kids, but a safe clean environment. The rooms are big and fresh, the kitchen is well equipped. The bathroom is big and spacious. I will definitely recommend this place if you just want to relax and be peaceful. There is even a fireplace in the room and in the other room if you stay in the Disa place. This place is well worth checking out. They even supply you with lots of wood and firelighters inside and outside.” – Foxylady TripAdvisor.

Top reasons for staying at Misty Mountains Estate:

  1. The estate is situated in a scenic environment.
  2. The rooms are beautifully decorated and spacious.
  3. Couples and friends can enjoy a wonderful stay at Misty Mountains Estate.
  4. Their cellar makes some excellent wines, gin, craft beers and ciders as well as one of the best pizzas around.
  5. The staff and owners and helpful and friendly.

To find out more about Misty Mountains Estate, give them a call on 082 973 5943. Visit their website at www.mistymountains.co.za. Find them on Google Maps.

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