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Grandeur, spaciousness, comfort and serenity - the attributes of a palace, however large or humble the size of the kingdom. If you have ever felt the need to experience a palace in the Breede River Valley, Excelsior opens its doors to you The farmhouse on Excelsior Wine Estate, with the characteristic elegance of the Victorian era and embellished with impressive chimneys and Cape Dutch gables, reflects the essence of the haute couture and affluence of the Ostrich Feather boom of the early 1900s. Recently restored under the guidance of fourth generation owners Freddie and Kathy de Wet, Excelsior Manor Guesthouse consists of nine luxurious country suites each named after famous thoroughbreds and hackneys previously bred on Excelsior Estate. All rooms incorporate the style and graciousness of yesteryear with the comfort and convenience of modern living. Hussein Room One of Excelsior's champion stallions, Hussein won the Metropolitan and the Durban July in 1927, and narrowly missed the triple crown by running second in the Gold Cup. San Louis Room Bred and owned by Margaret de Wet at Excelsior, San Louis was never sold due to ill health. Freddie's brother, Stephen, lovingly nursed him back to health and San Louis's full recovery saw him winning four races to qualify for the Guineas. In 1981 San Louis won the prestigious 1600m Richelieu Guineas. Gondolier Room Bred by Excelsior stud, Gondolier was given the title of Three-Year-Old Colt of the Year in 1982/83 after winning both the Sigma Classic at Germiston and the South African Two Thousand at Greyville. His most prestigious win was in 1985 when he finished first in the Rothmans July Handicap. Evanthuis Room Evanthuis, a hackney sire, was imported by J.S de Wet from the United Kingdom in 1913. He earned his reputation as hackney champion of Britain and America, having won first prize four times at the London Hackney show and in New York. Wine Walks The farmhouse on Excelsior Wine Estate, with the characteristic elegance of the Victorian era and embellished with impressive chimneys and Cape Dutch gables, reflects the essence of the haute couture and affluence of the Ostrich Feather boom of the early 1900s. Recently restored under the guidance of fourth generation owners Freddie and Kathy de Wet, Excelsior Manor Guesthouse consists of nine luxurious country suites each named after famous thoroughbreds and hackneys previously bred on Excelsior Estate. All rooms incorporate the style and graciousness of yesteryear, with the comfort and convenience of modern living. DAY 1 - GOUDMYN WALK: Depart from Excelsior Manor and follow the Cogmanskloof river down to its confluence with the Breede River. At this point there is a weir across the river and the workings of the irrigation system in Robertson district will be explained. From here it is a short walk to Van Loveren for wine tasting, followed by another short walk to De Wetshof Estate and a tasting at the HOUSE OF CHARDONN


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R60 between Robertson & Ashton, Robertson, South Africa
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Open full screen Situated in the heart of the Robertson Wine Valley, Excelsior Manor Guesthouse features elegantly decorated rooms and free Wi-Fi.
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