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JAN HARMSGAT, AN ABSOLUTE GEM IN THE OVERBERG
The past few days at Jan Harmsgat is exactly what we needed. The 5-star country estate delivers on every level of farm life, natural beauty and absolute relaxation.
The estate is nestled beneath the Langeberg Mountain range, boasting 1000 hectares of pomegranate orchards, pecan groves, and single block vineyards. The perfect setting for our sunset safari farm drive, exclusive wine tasting and topped off with a delicious dinner by Chef Josh at Just Amy. Chef Josh and his beautiful French wife, Christelle are the dynamic duo behind the restaurant Just Amy on JHG. Named after Amy Kleinhans (who won Miss SA in 1992) who now owns the estate. Every meal was absolutely delicious, the children loved it all too! It is such an incredibly exquisite setting dining under the pecan trees.
I highly recommend booking yourself a treatment at the Oena Spa. Grant and I both had the full body massage with Anke and it was absolute heaven! The only problem is that I never wanted to leave!
We were actually meant to go for a romantic weekend away, sans children.. but we ended up taking the kiddies with. We all had such a wonderful time together exploring the farm, swimming, tanning and reading at the pool (something I don’t get to do enough of). My ultimate break involves sunshine, swimming and relaxing at a pool or ocean so this definitely ticked all the boxes for me. JHG really is perfect for a romantic getaway, family holiday or even a fun girls trip!
The rooms are stylishly elegant, staying true to the historic farm style of this beautiful estate.
I’d even recommend driving through for Sunday lunch. It’s about 2 hours leisurely drive from Cape Town, just outside of Swellendam. The Overberg is definitely a region that I am going to be exploring more of. Its wonderful to experience the gorgeous gems that our country has to offer, to support locals (they need it more than ever after the craziest year) and spend quality time with loved ones. A weekend away really does wonders for the body, mind and soul!
A very special thank you to Francois, the manager at JHG, who literally does it all!
This smile says it all!
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