What better way to enjoy the season of blooming flowers than with a picnic on the lawns of The Cellars-Hohenort? The five-star luxury hotel, part of the renowned trio of hotels known as The Liz McGrath Collection, will be hosting scenic picnics set against the verdant backdrop of the Hohenort gardens, starting this October.
The country’s 2nd oldest camphor trees grace the verdant grounds – these majestic beauties having laid down their roots 300 years ago, back when the property was still known as Klaasenbosch Farm. While the early European settlers to the Cape have long since left us, these arboreal giants remain, testimony to the power of nature and the enduring, formidable strength of great trees.
Enjoy an enchanting experience on the lawns with three Picnic basket options with set menus to choose from. Picnic basket menu one includes tapas, fresh homemade baked ciabatta with farm butter, free range roast chicken, artisanal house salads in a jar with vinaigrette, carrot cake with cream cheese icing, bottled water and freshly pressed juice.
The Cellars-Hohenort is part of The Liz McGrath Collection. This five-star destination is located in an area that is known as ‘Cape Town’s Vineyard’ – the historical Constantia Valley, only 15 minutes’ drive from Cape Town’s city centre. The hotel features 51 elegant guest rooms and suites, including a two-bedroom Villa and the exclusive Madiba Villa, with three bedrooms, a dining room, lounge with fireplace, private pool, and a service kitchen and bar.
All rooms boast breathtaking views of South Africa’s iconic Table Mountain range and the property’s extraordinary gardens.
The two award-winning restaurants, Greenhouse and The Conservatory, take guests on an unforgettable culinary journey. Greenhouse has been consistently ranked as one of the country’s Top 10 Restaurants by the prestigious Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards on nine occasions in the last ten years.
Stepping in from the natural backdrop of the lush gardens, the Fresh Wellness Spa is a space for guests to unwind and enjoy a selection of pampering signature treatments using indigenous ingredients and authentic spa techniques.