My wife and I are Americans and we enjoyed our two night stay at Sanddrif in the Pool Cottage. We enjoyed Charlotte's and Ben's hospitality. The rooms and gardens were beautiful. The views of Stellenbosch from Sanddrif were spectacular. The breakfast was excellent. Charlotte's recommendations of good restaurants and vineyards were all excellent.
I am a native of California. I felt that Stellenbosch reminded me a lot of Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez. Santa Ynez is a wine region south of Napa that produces a lot of very good Pinto Noir wines. My wife and I happened to run into the wife of the wine maker at Waterford. She has been to Santa Ynez and agreed with my assessment of Stellenbosch. For those who have not been to Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez, these are two beautiful coastal regions that are two hours to three hours north of Los Angeles, California.
The vegetation in Stellenbosch is similar and often the same to that found in South California. They have eucalyptus trees, palm trees, bougainvillea flowering plants, agapanthus, etc. The vegetation looks like the chaparral vegetation found in South California.
Our only regret about Sanddrif is that we did not stay here longer.More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking