November 12, 2016 - November 19, 2016
Known for its magnificent scenery the Cape of Good Hope region will open its doors to a hidden world of magnificent art, architecture and gardens. From the thatched and gabled manor houses of the 17th century Dutch settlers and the influence of the Dutch East India Company to the mansions of the Rand Lords this tour will encompass 250 years of colonial architecture. The group will stay five nights at the world famous Mount Nelson Hotel set below the backdrop of Table Mountain, along with two nights at the renowned Lanzerac hotel & spa in Stellenbosch. We will visit the famous gardens at Kirstenbosch as well as other outstanding private gardens such as Stellenberg and Freshwoods. The tour will take in private homes, wine estates and the art collections of some of the Cape’s great families. The tour is led by Graham Viney, renowned international interior designer from South Africa, and author of two books including the landmark Historic Houses of South Africa.