Rustenberg Manor House Garden

Friday 29 – Sunday 31 October

A large farm garden surrounding Cape Dutch buildings, Rustenberg Manor House Garden has a spectacular mountain backdrop and wonderful views of the surrounding landscape. It is a garden with many mature trees and is essentially ‘English’ in style, with a strong focus on heritage roses and perennials. The space is divided into a series of ‘rooms’, each with a distinctive planting scheme and character. The Sunken Garden and the Almond Walk are highlights.

The Schoongezicht Garden and the Schoongezicht manor house are near the wine-tasting centre on the estate. Special features are the 200-year-old pergola running the length of the Rustenberg Manor House Garden, and a Chartre-style labyrinth set amongst the flower borders. The borders are filled with roses, foxgloves and many interesting perennials. The garden also features a wonderful pond and is divided using hedges and paths. The Simonsberg Mountain and the fields beyond provide the borrowed landscape.

Rustenberg Wine Estate, Rustenburg Road (note the ‘burg’!), Ida’s Valley, Stellenbosch

Time: 9:00 – 16:30 

Entrance: R50 per person at the gate; children under 10 free.

GPS: -33.906221, 18.891163

Enquiries: www.rustenberg.co.za

  • Partial Wheelchair access 
  • Plant sales
  • Refreshments available
  • The gardens each take approximately 1.5 – 2 hours to view

Note: There is open water so children must be accompanied at all times.

Four words: Historic, expansive, varied, magnificent