• A vine-scented breeze. A lingering spa treatment. A plated adventure. A beautiful bubbly. A languorous lie-in. It’s all yours, and more, wrapped up in a long weekend itinerary that Lanzerac has curated to re-energise your soul in 2023.

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    More long weekends await in 2023 than ever before! The calendar has bestowed plentiful opportunities to relish in a few extra holiday escapes throughout the year. Lanzerac is seizing the opportunity to offer work-weary South Africans the chance to take full advantage of these mini breaks. Long Weekends the Lanzerac Way is designed to offer you the ultimate, luxury long weekend at a reduced rate.

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    The first offer is for the month of April. You can stay for four nights but only pay for three. Why should you consider visiting the Winelands in April? In the Cape, April is the beginning of autumn. The days are mostly pleasantly warm, the evenings a little nippy. This serves you the best of both worlds: beautiful weather in the daytime to enjoy sightseeing, rambling and even lazing at the pool or on the beach, followed by evenings at the fireside, a glass of delectable Lanzerac wine in hand, dinner reservations just a one-minute stroll away.

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    Picture this perfect Long Weekend the Lanzerac Way. Arrive late in the afternoon on Thursday. Leave your bags behind and head for the verandah for a sundowner. Breathe. Relax. Enjoy a gourmet pub-style supper at the Taphuis. Sample one of the award-winning Lanzerac wines you’ve never had before. And after supper, perhaps a nightcap? After all, your comfy-cosy, super-soft bed is just a short stroll away.

    A decadent Friday morning sleep-in awaits. Order breakfast from room service. Why not? Friday lies spread before you. The concierge will help you plan a wonderful day of sightseeing in the region. But before you leave the estate, make sure that you have booked all the spa spoils you have your heart set on, because that’s where you’re heading on Saturday. Off you go. No need to hurry home. Have dinner in one of Stellenbosch’s famed restaurants before returning home to your beautifully appointed luxury room.

    You have to avail yourself of Manor Kitchen’s sumptuous buffet breakfast feast with hot breakfast a la carte options (included in your special long weekend rate) on Saturday morning. In the evening, you’ll be returning for your seven-course meal with wine pairings, curated by Chef Stephen Fraser. Stroll across to Lanzerac’s incredible spa and spend the rest of the day being pampered. Sleep. Sleep. Sleep. Catch-up. Replenish.

    It’s Sunday morning, and nope, you don’t have to pack your bags and get ready to leave as you’re on a Long Weekend the Lanzerac Way and you still have another night to enjoy in paradise. Sundays in the Cape Winelands tend to be laid-back foodie affairs. There are a host of markets, picnics, and live music venues to visit; or, if it’s one of those rare hot April days, Gordon’s Bay and Strand beaches are not far away.

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    We could go on and on, painting the picture for you. But perhaps you should simply pick up the phone and call 021 887 1132 or go online and book your Long Weekend the Lanzerac Way here. The sooner. The better.

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