Glamtrails and Top Tea at The Cellars-Hohenhort Resort


The Cellars-Hohenhort Resort, in partnership with Glamtrails, has presented an inspiring new visitor task that we had absolutely the excitement of experiencing.

The task combines the 2 worlds of climbing and nice eating to create a fantastic revel in for its contributors.

As you arrive, visitors will probably be shuttled from the Cellars major front to the Kirstenbosch gardens the place an immersive, guided strolling excursion throughout the gardens awaits, concluding with a Vintage Top Tea again on the resort.

Guided by way of permitted mountain information, writer and Glamtrails proprietor, Tim Lundy, walkers will revel in a fascinating surroundings and tales of native historical past, together with the main points of the fauna and plant life informed with a witty but infectious sense of humour that one way or the other manages to make the task much less strenuous.

Strolling throughout the well-known scented lawn you might be met by way of other fragrances of plants, some exuding a fascinating perfume that resembles an Italian fragrance with sure vegetation giving off an excessively unsightly scent which Tim defined draws pollinators comparable to beetles and flies.

The stroll then continues to a herbal spring that was once become a freshwater pool by way of Colonel Christopher Fowl, the British Deputy Colonial Secretary, within the early 1800s. Now not certain whether or not it was once purposefully achieved so to sing his own praises or whether or not the form of the bathtub was once an uncanny twist of fate, however walker’s will for sure realize that the bathtub is in reality within the form of a tiny chook which I assumed was once slightly attention-grabbing.

You’ll then proceed winding down a gradual slope, with the following forestall being the Dell. A space throughout the gardens which incorporates vegetation like Cycads which existed all through the time of Dinosaurs. To emphasize this reality, the gardens strategically positioned Dinosaur sculptures everywhere in the space which additionally makes for highest Jurassic Park recreations for the avid content material writer.

From the Dell, walkers will pass throughout the Protea and Erica gardens which space our well-known nationwide flower The King Protea. That is the place I additionally discovered that the King Protea is the one Protea on this planet with a shorter stem, a indisputable fact that Tim cleverly identified is but to be refuted as a result of a gaggle of detectives in our team the place already consulting with Mr Google. The excursion is complete on interactional which allowed us not to best be told extra concerning the gardens and several types of crops, but additionally ask questions and immerse ourselves in the entire finding out revel in.

For the ones with a loss of health or people who smoke lungs, that is the phase which was once inevitably unavoidable. From the Protea and Erica gardens the trail climbs up across the gardens with a rather steep slope which lasts about 3 mins prior to you achieve stage floor once more.

Following a brief spoil for us to catch our breath, Tim lead us against the dam for some impressive perspectives over Cape The town prior to heading to the Rycroft Gate and out of the gardens. The stroll crosses Rhodes Power and continues throughout the Secret Woodland on the right way to the Cellars-Hohenhort, taking a detour for visitors to view the manicured gardens of the resort.

The Glamtrails path covers 4km and took us about an hour and 45 mins to finish with the pit stops and common head counts integrated. A fundamental health stage is needed even if the information was once the use of a average tempo right through to deal with the entire excursion contributors. You’re steered to put on comfy closed footwear, a right kind becoming hat for the reason that finish up the hill will get very unpredictable and sunscreen.

As you input the resort resort, the mythical Liz McGrath Assortment hospitality awaits with a refreshing welcome drink of both champagne, freshly squeezed juice or water. Because of the fantastic sense of fulfilment which got here with finishing the hike.

Everybody was once in a celebratory temper and opted for a pitcher of champagne which helped alleviate my sense of guilt as a result of I used to be slightly skeptical of being the one one consuming champagne after a hike. The welcome beverages are then adopted by way of a four-course Top Tea, served towards the gorgeous backdrop of Desk Mountain. For the avid tea lover, a presentation is then achieved by way of one of the most extremely educated resort team of workers to let us know concerning the other tea’s on be offering and the substances that have been used to cause them to. You’re then allowed to select your favorite tea from the presentation and proven a demo on easy methods to mix your individual cup.

For starters was once the savoury assortment which integrated cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches and biltong infused croustades crowned with feta and child tomatoes, adopted by way of a 2nd process caramelised Onion Tart, Smoked salmon which was once my favorite, Mousse cornets and Goats’ cheesecake. Buttery scones are the following spotlight, served with strawberry jam and Chantilly cream, prior to the grand finale of irresistibly decadent cuisine comparable to Walnut Carrot Cake, Key Lime Pie, and Mini-Milk Tarts, to call a couple of.

The Vintage Top Tea additionally comes with a number of 11 loose-leaf teas, in addition to espresso. Every tea is meticulously curated by way of Grasp Tea Blender, Mingwei Tsai, who created a novel Cellars-Hohenhort Mix of Nigiro tea, incorporating the highly spiced fragrances and bronze color of the Liz McGrath rose.

The Cellars-Hohenhort Glamtrails tour is to be had by way of prior reserving all through November, December and January at a value of R1285 in keeping with particular person. Kids elderly 12 and older are welcome at R915 in keeping with kid.

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