When entering Saxenburg Wine Estate, it feels like a stepping stone into a different world. One is transported into the African bush, surrounded by the ancient habitat of Africa, varying from zebras, tri-colored springbuck, wildebeest to ostriches, just to mention a few. The African fever will arise in every individual, when they see the sheer beauty of these magnificent creatures, undisturbed and enjoying their grazing.
Following the road you will arrive at the car park, a little path shall guide you to the tasting room. You and your guests shall be greeted by some of South Africa’s most renowned, well rounded, smooth, fruity and mouth-watering wines. Heaven has never been so close to touch! Surrounded by the gardens of Eden overlooking not just Table Mountain but also the indescribable might of the two oceans; the Atlantic and the Indian.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SAXENBURG
• The Estate occupies 200ha and 90ha is under vineyards
• The homestead was built in 1701 by the first owner Joachim Sax
• Saxenburg produces 80% red wine and 20% white wine
• Up to 60% of production is Shiraz
SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION
Relax and experience nature, calmness and tranquility. Our Cape Dutch style apartments are so idyllic and situated only 25 minutes drive from Cape Town, 10 minutes from Stellenbosch and only 15 minutes’ drive from Cape Town International Airport and it is in the heart of the Cape Winelands.
The apartment houses are located in a security complex with 24 hour security and parking. All apartments are self-catering with barbeque facilities and communal swimming pool.
A three bedroom apartment with two bathrooms (one en-suite), a fully equipped kitchen, dining and living room.
A one bedroom apartment with en-suite, a fully equipped kitchen and living room.
A bachelor apartment with a fully equipped kitchenette, and en-suite bathroom with a shower.
CONFERENCES AT SAXENBURG
Our boardroom can seat up to 18 delegates. Conference setup is a long table which is ideal for seminars, training and team buildings sessions. All conference packages include coffee and tea on arrival, amid morning coffee / tea with muffins, water, mints and cordial. Each delegate will receive a note pad and pen. We will supply the basic conference equipment, but we can also hire in additional equipment on request and client will be charge an additional cost.
• Full Day Packages (08h00 – 17h00)
• Half Day Packages (08h00-14h00)
• Half Day (without lunch)
WEDDING AND FUNCTION VENUE
Welcome to The Guinea Fowl Venue at Saxenburg Wine Estate. We offer a beautiful, picturesque setting with magnificent views and exquisite decor, excellent food prepared by our experienced and dedicated chefs and professional, attentive service from our in-house coordinator and team.
Our rolling lawns and manicured gardens complete with a huge ancient oak tree set in front of the iconic 1701 Cape Dutch manor house make this the ideal location for wedding ceremonies. Stunning views right across the False Bay valley to Table Mountain provide an idyllic backdrop to this enchanting setting.
Inside, we have a large fully air conditioned function room which can accommodate from 40 up to 100 guests with dancing. This historic building also enjoys breathtaking views right across to Table Mountain and beyond to the Atlantic and Indian oceans through the front wall which is impressively constructed almost entirely of glass. Luxurious drapings, over 1000 fairy lights and statement piece antique brass chandeliers complete this magical venue, and the large feature fireplace creates a warm atmosphere on chillier days. The function room is ideal for wedding receptions, birthday celebrations and corporate events. Pre-drinks may be served in the pretty garden directly in front or from the thatch lapa adjacent to the world class tasting room.
This grand estate offers abundant photo opportunities including a secret rose garden amidst the vineyards and a game viewing deck overlooking camps of springbok, zebra and blue wildebeest. The Guinea Fowl Restaurant closes to the public at 4.30pm each day and thereafter the entire venue, including the bar, inside area and gardens, is exclusively for the use of you and your guests. Breakfast / early afternoon weddings are also available.
Come and discover wines which been created by Nature and crafted by our Cellar Master, Nico Van der Merwe to produce that special quality that can be tasted in each of our award winning wines. Saxenburg wines are bases on a simple philosophy “a wine signifies a place, what the French called torroir. The better the place is known and understood the better the wine”.
The tasting room has a warm and homely imbues which is the perfect place for family and friends to meet for a wine tasting or just to enjoy a glass of our award winning wine.
We go out of our way to accommodate tour groups and private individuals. You can also browse the fine selection of gifts, including a variety of Guinea Fowl Souvenirs.
Our tasting room is open 7 days a week, Monday – Friday (09h00-17h00) and weekends (10h00-17h00). You can taste and purchase French wines from our sister property, Chateau Capion at Saxenburg. Our very own Extra Virgin Olive oil is also available for tasting or simply enjoy a cheese platter with your wine tasting.