Just outside the red flower-lined streets of picturesque Robertson is a place that's truly seen a renaissance that captures its rich past. Jan Harmsgat Guest House is a grand old dame, cleverly veiling some of her best kept secrets. We were lucky enough to spend a few nights at this gorgeous property and experience all it has to offer from the impressive honeymoon suite to the working farm and an impeccable dining experience.
The farm history dates back to 1723 and as if that's not enough, if pomegranates are the fruit of the gods - this must certainly be an earthly offering of heaven. Exporting more than 850 tonnes a year, a safari-style farm drive around the 625 hectares of seemingly ever-stretched views proudly boasts some of SA's most fertile lands. When Jan Harmsgat is not perfecting its wine offering, they're harvesting and exporting pomegranate, making pomegranate honey for a demand they can't keep up with, and are dealing out liters of the 100% natural pomegranate juice, that the world of health is lapping up for its incredible antioxidant properties.
Only two-hours drive from Cape Town, Jan Harmsgat Country Estate, is perfectly equipped for weddings and functions of all sizes. For intimate weddings, the main dining venue can host up to 50 seated guests, while the sprawling lawns can accommodate larger groups for an outdoor wedding. With a beautiful backdrop of pecan and olive trees, you and your guests will be transported back to an era where open space, country charm and comfort reign supreme. If you're wanting to escape the bustling city and host a stunning countryside wedding, this is the perfect spot for you!
Whether you're simply looking to escape the city for an indulgent meal or a weekend getaway, we highly recommend taking in all that Jan Harmsgat Country Estate has to offer. Enjoy scenic farm drives through the winelands, as you explore the neighboring nature reserves, hiking trails or a delicious wine tasting during your stay. If you're a keen foodie, consider yourself lucky as the food served at Jan Harmsgat is some of the finest we've ever tasted!
As an added bonus for overnight guests, Jan Harmsgat Country Estate offers a sunset picnic and wine tasting in the countryside. The perfect end to a rather spectacular day! For more on this beautiful countryside venue, click on their content hub below.