Steeped in rich Joubert family values, 401 Rozendal started out as a working farm back in 1912. Owner D.D. Joubert’s grandmother farmed with sheep and milking cows in the late 1940s. Since then the grounds have been used for tobacco and vineyard cultivation. Season after season, the fertile soils and ideal climate have delivered bountiful grape harvests and today eight different cultivars are grown on the farm. The landscape has inspired plans to expand the farming land with a 15 – 20 hectare naartjie orchard in years to come.
What used to be a mere piece of farming land is now a delightful countryside destination in the Cape Winelands.
Renovations to the almost hundred-year-old farm shed back in 2009, revealed the hidden aesthetic and functional value of this special space. To conserve its historic, warm and welcoming character, most parts of the original architecture were kept intact, but today the shed stands proud as a modern-rustic wedding and function venue, together with five farm-style cottages and a four-bedroom breakaway house. The building style and set-up of the venue and the accommodation capture the slow pace of country living. The greenery of the vineyards, together with the views of the surrounding Stellenbosch, Helderberg, Simonsberg and Hottentots Holland Mountains adds to a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere.