We are the fortunate owners of Grand Dédale, a luxurious hideaway in the Cape Winelands. We love delicious food and great wine, our four cats and the serenity of Wellington, our herb & veggie garden and sunsets over the mountains. We enjoy travelling the world and coming back home. And most of all we are passionate about sharing this amazing place and our privileged lifestyle with our guests.
Dear Friends, after a relatively mild and fairly busy winter season, we are ready for the summer which promises to be a busy one. During our annual closure in June, the Manor House received a well deserved face lift and the whole building was repainted; it seem like yesterday but on 3rd September we celebrated our 6th year in business!
It is still an early stage but plans have been rolling out to refurbish a smaller Manor House who has become available next door to Grand Dédale; the target is too have a bigger spa, an extra cottage and three more bedrooms ready by summer 2017; we will keep you posted.
Following the success of Michel Roux's visit last August, another well know British chef, Brian Turner, will be visiting Grand Dédale and Wellington in mid November; more stories in our next newsletter.
Team GrandDédalePenetronSongo, with Angelo as part of the two men team, successfully completed the Absa Cape Epic 2015 and is now gearing up for Absa Cape Epic 2017.
We are still in the hunt for the title of "World Best Boutique Hotel, Romantic Getaway", and the winner will be announced 31st October but in the meantime we won the Lilizela Provincial Award as best 5* Country House in the Western Cape; National winners will be announced on 22nd October so finger crossed for both competitions.
Kind regards from the Heart of the Cape Winelands
Angelo & Tina Casu
Call us at: (000) 123 4567
Absa Cape Epic 2015
As part of my 50th birthday celebration, I set a goal to compete in the Absa Cape Epic 2015. I am proud to report that on Sunday 22nd March at 14h26 after 57h46m53.3s on the saddle I crossed the line as a finisher of what is considered the Tour de France of mountain biking. Team GrandDedalePenetronSongo finished in 447th position out of 625 team competing. I have no words to describe the feeling and fulfillment I had after crossing the finishing line.
Brian Turner will visit Grand Dédale
Acclaimed Michelin star and TV personality British chef Brian Turner will be visiting us in November. Known for his participation in TV series like Ready Steady Cook and Saturday Kitchen to mention few , in 1971 he opened the kitchens of The Capital Hotel with Richard Shepherd where they won a then rare Michelin star. During his visit, Brian will learn more about making Buffalo mozzarella at Buffalo Ridge, see why Wellington has become know for its wild boar delicacies with a game drive and visit at Bontebok Ridge, experience the process from vine nursery to wine in the bottle at Bosman family Vineyards, meet veterinarian turned farmer Edmund Oettle at his organic wine and spirit distillery Upland, sample a variety of organic products and wines at Lazanou Farm and finally more organic products, olive oil and goat cheese, at Foxenburg.
Lilizela Award 2015
The Lilizela Awards recognize and reward tourism players and businesses who work passionately and with pride to deliver a world class product and service and whose delivery grows South Africa’s global destination competitiveness. Grand Dédale received the highest accolade in 2013 as the top 5* Country House in the Country and on 4th September we were awarded the Provincial title for 2015. We respects all our competitors from the other Provinces but we don't fear them so we hope to bring the Trophy back in October.
Grand Dédale Country House Rustenberg Road, The Bovlei, Wellington 7654, South Africa Tel +27 021 8734089 Fax +27 021 8734188 www.granddedale.com