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Join "The Third Best Exotic Marigold Weekend" to experience a series of exotic events that captures the colors, cultures, and cuisines of one of the world's most frenetic destinations, India. This vacation is jam-packed with Indian food and fare, exotic drinks and wine, yoga and meditation, rural walks, and fashion flair. Jump on one of the wildest culinary rides of your life!
Guinevere Guest Farm can accommodate up to 28 guests in nine individually styled and comfortable bedrooms or 32 guests if any extra beds are needed. All of the spacious luxury bedrooms have an en-suite master bathroom and private balcony with table and chairs. The bedrooms are spacious, with smooth finishes alongside antique furniture, bright fabrics, wonderful art, and are all located on the second level.
The downstairs facilities include a large well-equipped kitchen for group catering with multiple areas, a cozy lounge with a fireplace and a television, a large dining hall with seating and tables for 32 guests, a second large fireplace and lounge, a courtyard with swinging daybeds, separated toilets for men and women, and a self-contained courtyard room with fireplace, bathroom, and a kitchenette.
The upstairs facilities include an entertainment lounge with a bar, a pool table, a flat screen television, an outdoor swimming pool with day loungers and a braai. All of the spacious luxury en-suite bedrooms have comfortable bedding, a desk with a lamp, and a television with a digital video disc player. There is also free Wi-Fi access available throughout the farm house.
One group walk through the stunning farm is included in this holiday.
Gautami born and grew up in Mumbai. As a young girl, She hated cooking and because of this, her grand-mother would go hysterical. She continued with her ways, cycling around or playing street cricket with the boys. Then, her folks give her a cooking course as a present and the next thing she knew is that she was sitting with a bunch of excited girls who already knew how to roll a roti, all round and thin.
Annie Wyatt is an experienced yoga teacher.
This holiday will be held at the stunning Guinevere Guest Farm in Western Cape, South Africa. The Guinevere Guest Farm is located in the historic Land van Waveren Valley, and is the ideal self-catering accommodation for a private group seeking luxury and comfort all under one roof. The farm house boasts spectacular 360-degree views of the surrounding Tulbagh Valley and mountains.
The farm is situated on a piece of beautiful cape vegetation of private land with a major portion of it covered by renosterveld and fynbos. There is also a small private vineyard with a boutique wine cellar, an olive grove, and pomegranate orchards.This luxurious property is perfect for weekends as they have an uncanny feel of an Indian haveli.
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During this holiday, on Friday evening, you will enjoy a delicious fare “Street Food Bombayia style” where you will fuss over a variety of some incredibly delicious street food accompanied with some awesome South African wine.
On Saturday, you will prepare some traditional South Indian food on a banana leaf for breakfast, you will enjoy a relaxed multiple fare with delicacies from all over India for lunch, and during the evening, you will enjoy amazing cooking classes where you you will get around the fire with the group and enjoy a fun lesson on Indian easy-to-do dishes. Finally, on Sunday morning, you will experience a fun “cook-off” competition for breakfast in which you will show off your new skills on Indian food.
Numerous Southern African birds can be found on the farm and surrounds. From the resident family of jackal buzzards to the ever scarce friend the half-collared kingfisher, Guinevere Guest Farm is a birders delight. Flanked to the north and south by an extensive patch of renosterveld, you will be able to watch many endemic bird species. Generally speaking there is always a bird species to be seen.
Guinevere Guest Farm is somewhat of a gem when it comes to natural vegetation. Namely, Renosterveld a vegetation type of the "fynbos" biome now considered endangered, covers a major portion of the farm. You may start your walk at the house, make your way down and across the river, and once at the very top of the olive groves, you suddenly will step into absolute bliss. With a large number of wild flowers on display all year round, there is always something to watch.