Wellness in the winelands

Brookdale Estate is bringing wellness to the winelands from 17 to 19 May 2024 – presenting a special weekend filled with pampering and self-care, rest and relaxation, creativity and culinary delights. 

Located in the Paarl winelands, the elegant Manor House at Brookdale forms the perfect base for an indulgent and restorative wellness experience with a loved one or a friend. The main events comprise a spa treatment and a yoga session with sound healing, as well as a cooking class and a Paint-and-Sip experience.

Making full use of the exquisite natural environment, it allows leisure time to relax, recharge and daydream, and to get the circulation going with an invigorating swim or a brisk walk exploring the estate and vineyards on foot. 

The weekend will start on a relaxing note on Friday afternoon with a 60-minute massage.

Brookdale is renowned as a world-class gourmet destination and all meals are freshly prepared, with daily breakfast, 3-course dinners and a 2-course lunch included in the weekend package.

Saturday morning, executive chef Gary Coetzee will share some tricks of the trade while presenting a fun, interactive Cook-Along experience. After lunch, guests will have the opportunity to taste Brookdale’s popular Mason Road wines while unleashing their own creativity during a Paint-and-Sip activity, led by a professional artist.

On Sunday morning, the experience ends with a meditative Kundalini yoga class to balance mind, body and soul, enhanced by sound healing to help release blocks, reduce tension and stimulate circulation, before guests check out feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. 

Paying homage to its ethos of “Stay Curious”, Brookdale Estate is as unexpected as she is enchanting. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains and hugged by a tranquil valley abundant with vineyards and fynbos, the Manor House at Brookdale Estate won the Accommodation category in the Best of Wine Tourism Awards 2024.

Built in a modern Cape Dutch style, it is elegantly furnished, featuring ample living spaces that include lavish living rooms, a dining room and a sunny breakfast room adjacent to a spectacular open-plan kitchen. Six beautifully appointed guest suites are luxuriously fitted with all creature comforts, including spacious en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers, deep bathtubs and fragrant artisanal bath products by Wild Olive. 

Outside, multiple terraces showcase panoramic views of the dramatic mountains and wine valley while the gardens, pool house and terrace – set around a magnificent swimming pool – create beautiful spaces to kick back, breathe in the champagne air and reconnect with nature. 

The Manor House at Brookdale Estate Wellness Weekend costs R11 790 per person sharing per room. Includes 2 nights’ accommodation and all meals and activities as specified, as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Excludes alcoholic beverages and gratuities.

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