Gardens of the Cape Winelands – Rustenberg Estate


The past weekend’s Cape Wine Auction at Rustenberg Estate provided an opportunity to visit a Stellenbosch winery where I have not been before.  Surprise Surprise!

Rustenberg was founded in 1682.  This has surely given the owners enough time to set the foundation for a well established garden or two.  Their Schoongezicht Garden is open to the public from Monday to Sunday while the Rustenberg Garden is a private garden that is opened once a year during an Open Day.

Another first for me was a walk through the medieval labyrinth in the Schoongezicht Garden. Time to contemplate and reminisce.  I would highly recommend a visit to this Stellenbosch wine estate where there is great wine and beautiful gardens to enjoy.


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