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Posted on: Monday, 13 February 2012

I Love Simondium Because …

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I ♥ Simondium

I ♥ Simondium

Hi, I’m Janene from Paddabult Country House in Simondium, the upper point of a triangle with Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.

Simondium IS BEST KNOWN FOR its beautiful Wine Estates & Wedding Venues.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S GOOD, I LIKE TO play golf at Pearl Valley.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S BAD, I LIKE TO visit the ‘Screening Room’ for a cinema experience with a difference.

I THINK THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT IS Spring, BECAUSE in summer it gets extremely hot.

MY FAVOURITE BREAKFAST SPOT ISthe Lilly Pad Restaurant at Anura Wine Estate.

I ♥ Simondium

I ♥ Simondium

FOR LUNCH, I SUGGEST Wilderers Restaurant.


MY FAVOURITE picnic SPOT IS Nobel Hill.


IF YOU WANT TO MEET LOCALS, GO TO ‘Die Kelder’ Restaurant.

Simondium’s BEST KEPT SECRET IS ‘Kooperasie Stories. They sell the most amazing antiques from all over the world.

MY FAVOURITE THING TO DO WITH FRIENDS IS doing the Wine Route in the Cape Winelands with some of the best vineyards in the world.

I ♥ Simondium

I ♥ Simondium


TO RELAX AND RESTORE MY SOUL, I LIKE TO go fishing at Le Bonheur, Crocodile farm.

IF YOU’RE FEELING ADVENTUROUS, TRY horse riding at Cape Winelands Riding.

MY FAVOURITE WALK IS in the Limietberg Nature Reserve.


MY FAVOURITE bird WATCHING SPOT IS the Paarl Bird Sanctuary.

IF YOU’RE HERE IN October, JOIN IN THE FUN AT the Simondium Festive Ideas Market.

MY FAVOURITE MUSEUM IS the Motor Museum in Franschoek. CHECK OUT THE historic and exotic cars.

I ♥ Simondium

I ♥ Simondium

MY FAVOURITE BUILDING IS the Huguenot Monument, FOR ITS beautiful history.

TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN? A FUN OUTING IS the riverside for picnics.


WHEN MONEY’S NO OBJECT, I LIKE TO spend the day at Santé’s Spa.

WHEN I WANT TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, I donate money or offer my services to Roots & Shoots Youth, animal & environmental program.

I Love Simondium BECAUSE it’s an area full of working farms & peaceful surrounds that makes you feel close to nature.

Paddabult Country House

Paddabult Country House

Paddabult Country House

Situated on the historic Bloemendal farm, established by grant in 1692 by Governor Simon van der Stel and surrounded by lush vineyards with the imposing Boland Mountains in the background, these beautifully designed hillside Country House and Self Catering Cottages provide a unique pastoral experience.  Equidistant from Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch and only 45 minutes from Cape Town International Airport and the V&A Waterfront, yet far enough from the hustle and bustle of the city, Paddabult offers you total relaxation on a working wine and fruit farm.

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Pearl Valley: +27 (0)21 867-8000
Lilly Pad Restaurant: +27 (0)21 875-5360
Wilderes Restaurant: +27 (0)21 863-3555
Cosecha: +27 (0)21 874-3844
Bossanova: +27 (0)21 872-9861
De Kelder: +27 (0)21 863-0351
Kooperasie Stories: +27 (0)82 779-8032
Backsberg Estate: +27 (0)21 875-5141
Le Bonheur: +27 (0)21 863-1142
Cape Winelands Riding: +27 (0)72 160-3462
Kikka: +27 (0)21 872-0685
Franschhoek Motor Museum: +27 (0)21 874-9000
Butterfly World: +27 (0)21 875-5628

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1 comment about I Love Simondium Because …
  1. February 13th, 2012 at 13:51
    Colin Galloway says:

    ” the Cape Winelands have some of the best vineyards in the world.” WRONG! They ARE the best vineyards in the world.