Top South African wine country resort L’Ermitage Chateau Hotel & Villas joins Interval International

Timeshare owners saving up for a trip to South Africa now have a top boutique property within Interval International’s portfolio to discover.

Interval International has confirmed that L’Ermitage Chateau Hotel & Villas, an exclusive estate in the heart of the Cape Winelands near the village of Franschhoek is now part of its exchange holiday offering.

Franschhoek is known worldwide for its fine wines and scenic vineyards. It’s less than one hour from Cape Town, South Africa, and regarded as as one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world.

South Africa is the world’s leading wine and safari destination, with many visitors heading to the country during Britain’s winter – their summer.

Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and other wine-producing  regions around Cape Town have a lot in common with California’s Napa Valley vineyards, but there’s one big difference.  South Africa’s popular safari holidays mean you could combine elephant viewing and wine-tasting in one seven to fourteen day trip.

Franschhoek has developed a reputation as one of South Africa’s culinary hotspots and is also home to several of the country’s top restaurants, including the world famous Haute Cabriere wine estate and restaurant. Temperatures during the UK winter are usually well into the 20s, making it a prime destination for guaranteed sun for timeshare owners in the mood for a change from the classic fly-and-flop beach break in the Canary Islands.

L’Ermitage is a French-inspired boutique hotel, with six suites and 26 villas overlooking beautifully maintained gardens with fountains and cobblestone walking paths that have striking views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards. All offer breath-taking mountain views and include full kitchens, dining, and living areas. Wi-Fi is complimentary and room service, babysitting, and laundry facilities are also available.

On-site amenities include a restaurant, bar, and concierge. A high point for many guests is a sunset picnic on the viewing deck on the mountain above the hotel.

From the peace and privacy of the estate, it’s a short drive to a wide variety of activities. Guests can play golf at the Jack Nicklaus signature Pearl Valley Golf & Country Estate, go horseback riding, hiking or cycling on the Cats se Pad trail, or explore nearby quaint villages

and towns on the Cape Winelands Route. Franschhoek has maintained its French charm since it was settled by French Huegenots in the 18th century.

This is a beautiful part of the world, so whether you’re thinking of putting your timeshare points towards a South African adventure, or exchanging with Interval International, L’Ermitage’s credentials put it at the top of the luxe holiday wishlist.

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