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Postcard Café at Stark-Condé Winery (South Africa)

 

From the other side of the lake we see Postcard Cafe, and the tasting room on the small island

From the other side of the lake we see Postcard Cafe, and the tasting room on the small island

The view from the cafe verandah

The view from the cafe verandah

Living in a Postcard.

Imagine yourself in a dramatically beautiful valley (Jonkershoek Valley)…Add mountains on either side…Fill in the foreground with a small lake…

This is the gorgeous setting for the aptly-named Postcard Café in the Stark-Condé Winery, Stellenbosch. The view is exactly what people strive for on postcards.

Postcard Café does boast this idyllic location, overlooking the lake and the Stellenbosch Berg (Mountain) beyond, with the winery’s tasting room on an island in the small lake.

The sweeping view leads the eye over the lawns down to the small lake, which has a path all around it. We walked it, even though the weather was grey and drizzly the day we were there. But, it was still stunning in spite of the weather and must be spectacular in the sun. This valley is part of the Franschhoek Nature Reserve, so supposedly you can sometimes spot some wild animals up there, some say maybe even a leopard (which I really doubt).

Cafe verandah

Cafe verandah

signWe only had coffee that day, but the food looked good and the café is also a venue for events (birthdays, weddings etc).

3 coffees R60, plus R5 tip.

Stark-Condé is a family-run winery, run by winemaker José Condé. Grapes are harvested from some of the highest altitude vineyards in Stellenbosch, leading to many award-winning wines. We’ve tried some of their wines before, and they are excellent.

Postcard Café, open Tues-Sun 9:30am-4pm. Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday

Wine Tasting and Sales, Mon-Sun 10am-4pm. Also closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday

www.stark-conde.co.za

Definitely a postcard view!!

Definitely a postcard view!!

www.postcardcafe.co.za

 

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