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Fallen Tree - Strijdom van der Merwe

Fallen Tree - Strijdom van der Merwe

Wildekrans Country House is pleased to announce the launch of an installation by internationally-acclaimed land artist Strijdom van der Merwe. Set among our tumbling garden of indigenous plants and English roses the merging of man-made art and the art of nature is the perfect union of opposites.

The Wildekrans Country House collection includes Bruce Arnott, Wilma Cruise, Llewellyn Davies, Guy du Toit, William Kentridge and Nikki Swanepoel.

New to the garden: last year we transplanted the stumps of 42-year-old olive trees. Amazingly they produced their first crop this season having been cut right back in the transplant process - a tribute to the hardiness of this species. Just below the olives the original ha-ha is still apparent.

Wildekrans Country House is a historic 1811 homestead situated in the village of Houw Hoek in the Western Cape. Overlooking a rambling garden that cascades to the river, and silhouetted by a rugged mountain backdrop, the house is furnished with antiques and contemporary South African art.

Accommodation with breakfast and dinner is available as is a self-catering option. For those travelling on business, all rooms have MNet and WiFi. The homestead has three double rooms including a suite. A separate cottage alongside the homestead is perfect for families or travellers wanting kitchen facilities.

The gardens are perfect for mellow summer weddings.

Quirky, burnished by the years, Wildekrans Country House offers a relaxing interlude away from the hurly burly of city life.

Just one hour from Cape Town it is an ideal weekend getaway, or extension to a Mother City visit.

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