Recently, there’s been a growing interest in self-care, with Google Search Trends showing a 250% increase in self-care related search terms between 2019 and 2020. According to research, men and women of all age groups believe that self-care is important and has a positive impact on their overall wellbeing. Since this past year has been challenging for everyone, experts advise that there is no better time to begin the journey of self-care.

Self-care matters

Self-care is about more than just treating yourself now and again. It’s about making a conscious effort to focus on your mental health and wellbeing to ensure you’re in the best space to manage work responsibilities, family commitments and personal relationships. Participating in self-care means actively saying ‘no’ to stress and burnout, allowing you space and time to recuperate, relax, and re-energise. It also gives you a chance to disconnect, preventing you from being bogged down by everyday problems. As such, why not start (or continue) your journey of self-care by taking a trip where rest, rejuvenation and relaxation are at the forefront.

Escape to a historical gem

After almost a year of isolation and lockdown, enjoy an escape to Lanzerac, the perfect getaway for weary souls in need of some rest and rejuvenation. Nestled in the heart of the Winelands on a 17th-century historical treasure, this is where time has stood still for years. At Lanzerac, guests are invited to explore a historical gem, take in the breathtaking views of Jonkershoek Valley, indulge in the finest wine and cuisine and simply escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.

Says Lanzerac General Manager Emile Langenhoven, “Lanzerac is the ultimate getaway to relax your senses and allow the harmony and tranquility of the majestic Jonkershoek Valley to work its magic. Our matchless setting between age-old vineyards and endless views of the mountains has drawn weary souls for years. Additionally, our individually-styled rooms and suites offer the very best of opulence, privacy and a blend of old grandeur with modern amenities. We invite you to treat yourself to a luxurious Lanzerac experience.”

On top of glorious and peaceful surroundings, Lanzerac also boasts a wide range of amenities that encourage mindfulness, luxury and relaxation. The on-site spa is a sought-after wellness retreat and relaxation hideaway where comfort, luxury and excellence come together for a restorative health and beauty experience. The wide array of massages, skincare and beauty treatments conducted by highly trained therapists using top quality international and local products work to gently restore body and mind. All packages are centered around self-care and are designed to help guests detox, de-stress and unwind in the most glorious surroundings.

To tantalise the taste buds, the renowned Taphuis restaurant offers dishes bursting with goodness and reminiscent of time-old traditions. Here, visitors can savour dishes with a South African twist, re-imagined by Executive Chef Stephan Fraser and boasting some of the most incredible flavours in a relaxing and convivial setting. What’s more, guests looking to get out and explore can partake in many activities in and around the Estate, including wine tasting at the Lanzerac Tasting Room, e-bike excursions, hiking, picnics and much more.

“From the magnificent Manor House to the manicured gardens, rolling vineyards and the dramatic mountain backdrop, the Estate is the perfect setting for the many activities and facilities on offer. Combining old-world charm and hospitality with modern amenities and services, Lanzerac caters to every visitor and holiday-maker. The wide, open spaces are calling you to truly immerse yourself in the Winelands, dwell the Estate, breath the fresh air and leave with a fresh perspective and a restored soul,” Langenhoven concludes.

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