… At Erinvale Estate there is always something special to be explored in walking distance or in the direct neighbourhood – Enjoy! …
ERINVALE WALKING, RUNNING, HIKING, CYCLING
Erinvale Avenue is about 2.5 km long and offers a good exercise opportunity to cycle, run or walk with gently ascending / descending slope.
Away from the Estate roads, there are multiple beautiful Fynbos trails throughout Erinvale – or outside the Golfing hours residents can enjoy the pathways on the Golf Course …and if this is not enough… extend your activity into the direct neighbourhood: … the Helderberg Nature Reserve or Lourensford Estate offer hundreds of km to walk, run, cycle or Mountain Bike.
HELDERBERG NATURE RESERVE
Located next to Erinvale Estate it boasts 403 hectare of pristine Fynbos landscape, fantastic views, 170 species of birds and many Cape Mammals. Walking Trails of different lengths and difficulties, Picnic Area, Restaurants, Shop, Summer Concerts and much more…
NEWBERRY HOUSE: MONTESSORI AND CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL
High quality education for children from Toddlers through to grade 12 … directly next door to Erinvale
Within splendid natural environment of Lourensford estate, Newberry House Montessori School offers the world renowned Cambridge curriculum for the high-school and the very holistic approach of Montessori to educate the individual child to their fullest potential.
The School offers an authentic international and multi-cultural environment that values the individuality of all children regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, attainment or background. Newberry House philosophy places independence and interdisciplinary opportunity at the forefront of the child’s experience and provides innovative, entrepreneurial and globally-relevant educational expertise.
There is also strong emphasis on extra-curricular involvement, including activities such as mountain biking, surfing, trail running, art or drama.
The unique combination of the natural setting, inspirational staff, innovative philosophy and a structured curriculum, enables Newberry House “to inspire a life-long love of learning in the safety of an innovative, scientifically structured and peaceful environment – preparing children for the future.”
Est. 1700: As one of the world’s most beautiful wine estates Lourensford offer a visual feast across 4000 hectares of forest, fynbos, fruit orchards and vineyards, which rise up the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains, caressed by breezes off the Atlantic Ocean.
The scenic splendour, winery, restaurant, coffee roastery, art gallery, local artists, Retreat Lifestyle studio and shop, Montessori and Cambridge School, event venues, outdoor markets and music concerts, trout fishing as well as cycling and trail-running events make Lourensford a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Lourensford Harvest Market every Sunday (10-15h) and the Twilight market on Friday evenings (16-21h) are a great source of entertainment to young and old.
From the tasting room you can choose different experience ranging from a standard tasting of wines or a chocolate and wine pairing.
MORGENSTER WINE & OLIVE ESTATE:
Est. 1711 Morgenster is 200 hectares in size with about 50% of it being under vineyards and olive orchards and the other half being heritage zone with flora and fauna of the Cape Floristic Region, the smallest of the world’s six recognised floral kingdoms.
The vision of Estate owner, Giulio Bertrand, to produce “the best Bordeaux style wine outside France and the best Italian style olive oil outside Italy” results in a fine selection of award winning wines and olive oils.
Within the serenity of natural surroundings and magic mountain views, guests can enjoy tastings of the Estates best wines and olive oils or spoil themselves with an excellent Italian cuisine at “95 at Morgenster” Restaurant.
Est. 1700 With its world renowned handcrafted wines, history spanning over 300 years, heritage, exquisite gardens and refined cuisine, it comes as no surprise that Vergelegen continues to be the choice of the discerning visitor seeking a total sensory experience. For this reason, the Estate has borne witness to many visits of heads of state and celebrities from all over the world. Think of Vergelegen to spend quality time on your own, with your family and friends or business associates – wine tasting centre and cellar tours, Signature Fine Dining Restaurant “Camphors”, or the Bistro Restaurant “Stables”, the Picnics, RNB Starlight Classic Concert under the Stars every year in March, guided garden and heritage tours are only a few of a myriad of enjoyable activities at Vergelegen.
Furthermore, Vergelegen sets example with investing in the future through sustainable farming and land rehabilitation.