Thursday, May 3, 2012

Winter Secret revealed at Franschhoek 5-star winelands retreat

Spoil your loved one from May until the end of July with a picturesque winter getaway amidst fruit orchards and vines, with the special Winter Secret accommodation package on offer at the luxurious 5-star Country House at Holden Manz, the magnificent Franschhoek boutique wine estate nestled between two rivers with majestic mountain views.

Complemented by exquisite art adorning the interior, with masterfully applied feng shui and a beautiful courtyard koi pond, the gorgeous Country House is the ideal country getaway at one of the Winelands’ best kept secrets - your own little piece of Franschhoek paradise.

Make your stay even more memorable and pamper yourself with a visit to the Holden Manz spa adjacent to the Country House, where you can choose from treatments such as the signature Holden Manz full body massage (a combination of a Swedish and aromatherapy massage), facials for men and women as well as various delightful body therapies using only local Africology products.

Enjoy a picnic with delicious eats and breathtaking views in the magical setting on the banks of the Franschhoek River, and visit the Franschhoek Kitchen, the signature restaurant above the Holden Manz cellar, where seasoned executive chef Cheyne Morrisby prepares succulent dishes bursting with flavour. Prepared with seasonal, fresh ingredients from the estate’s own fruit orchard, vegetable garden and chicken coup, you will have a delicious variety of winter dishes to savour during your stay.

The ultimate in relaxation, the intimate Holden Manz Country House with exquisite lunches and dinners at the Franschhoek Kitchen is the ideal winter warmer.

The special Winter Secret rate from May to the end of July at the Country House is R995 per person per night. Picnics are available the whole year, except for the month of June. Phone 021-8762738 or e-mail for bookings at the Holden Manz Country House.

The Franschhoek Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner from Tuesdays to Saturdays and Sundays for lunch. Call 021-8762729 or e-mail for bookings. The Holden Manz tasting room is open daily from 10h00 to 17h00.

Visit Holden Manz on Facebook or To reach Holden Manz, turn right at the Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek and follow the signs for two kilometres.
GPS coordinates: Latitude: 33° 56’ 7” S; Longitude: 19° 6’ 54” E.
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On behalf of:                            Holden Manz Wine Estate          Contact: Karl Lambour
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