The Holden Manz is a 22 hectares wine estate nestled between the Franschhoek and Stony Brook rivers amidst the majestic mountain range of the Franschhoek Valley. This is a place where hospitality, great wines, luxury and beautiful surroundings come together to create the perfect Franschhoek escapes.
The estate covers a winery, 22 hectares of vineyards, the ‘Franschhoek Kitchen’ restaurant, a Spa that uses only Africilogy products and a 5 star country house hidden away from the buzz of the main house. Here, the wine farm is immersed in a welcoming and calming atmosphere.
The House is one of the most inviting Franschhoek country houses. Built in a Cape Dutch architectural style and angled in a north-westerly direction on the advice of a feng shui consultant, the place becomes an oasis of energy and tranquillity. All the six en suite rooms have spacious interiors, decorated with a warm touch and extra details – large bed pillows to relax, fresh flowers and a jug of lemon and mint infused water on the bedside table, extra space in the bathrooms for a near spa-experience indulgence.
The owners are art collectors and all the interiors will reflect their passion for exquisite modern art pieces, curated to the most careful detail.
During sunny days there are plenty of things to do around the estate. Choose from picnics arranged by the river, walks under the 300-year old yellow woods and oaks, private garden tea experiences or relaxing by the pool sipping on some of the refreshing rosé.
The ‘Franschhoek Kitchen’ restaurant is rated one of the leading restaurants of the region and Executive Chef Maryna Frederiksen has a special interest in using only locally sourced products to create spectacular tasty combinations that complement the award winning wines of the estate. Dinning should be an experience around the idea of simplicity and beauty of nature and a celebration of what nature has to offer. To feel closer to nature you can arrange for dishes to be served amidst the vineyards or as a picnic along the river. The Holden Manz team takes great pride in their green and holistic approach towards becoming a rigorously organic estate. They produce herbs, seasoning, jams, juices, eggs, honey and even mustard.
The Spa’s professional staff offers a multitude of treatments using only Africology products with healing and restorative powers from plant oils. You can choose one of the treatments just for yourself while the rest of your family can enjoy a picnic or some other activity or you could share pampering time with your partner in a romantic atmosphere. You will be treated like royalty and rediscover your inner beauty restoring levels of energy and balance.
So if you ever plan to escape away from the crazy, busy life of a big city, rediscover your connection with nature, have exquisite food and wines, the Holden Manz is the paradise you are looking for!
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Farm lake Suite
Stoney Brook Suite
Oliphant Mountain Suite
Franschhoek River Suite
South Africa, Franschhoek Valley, Franschhoek, 3 Green Valley Road,7690