April 2021

Bizcommunity – Relax & recharge


Nestled in the beautiful and (aptly named) Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley, The Guardian Guest House and Cottage is the perfect self-catering spot when looking for some serious R&R. Owned by couple Dereck and Sharon Wilson, this family-run accommodation offers both an apartment and free-standing cottage on a 25-acre private estate; both options offering the most breathtaking views of the valley and dramatic [...]

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March 2021

Wine Show


We had decided to make one of the two luxury self-catering ‘residences’ set on a 25-acre private estate surrounded by vineyards, orchards and fynbos at The Guardian our base for the weekend. Its central position made for quick and easy access to the regions wine farms, but the prime valley location was (as corny as it may seem) just “heavenly”. The property looks up [...]

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Wine Enthusiast


In the Cape South Coast region of South Africa’s Western Cape lies an area so breathtakingly idyllic, its name is the stuff of poetry: Hemel-en-Aarde, or “heaven and earth” in Afrikaans. Incredibly fitting, the name paints a perfect picture. Near endless expanses of sky are met with lush undulating peaks and valleys in complete panoramic perfection, with reflections from bodies of water glimmering in view. About 50 miles southeast from Cape Town, Hemel-en-Aarde is located [...]

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