It's not easy venturing into the Franschhoek winelands in the heart of winter, but it is rewarding.
The closer we got to the Huguenot-founded village – with Cape Town tucked away in the rear view mirror – it was hard to ignore the blanket of snow on the mountain.
It was even chillier than I thought it would be but the final destination was going to be worth it – an overnight stay at The Owner’s Cottage at Grande Provence.
I’ve been to the heritage wine estate on a few occasions, had lunch and departed without knowing there were cottages.
I was slightly surprised to discover that The Owners Cottage was a little higgledy-piggledy building to the side of the main restaurant and gallery.