Win a Family Day Out at Dunstone

We’ve teamed up with the fabulous farm mom of two, Bongi Hill (@ndibambe) to offer one of our fabulous Instagram followers a family day out at Dunstone Country Estate!

With first term madness fully underway, we know that most parents are counting down the days to the school holidays and a memorable farm day out at Dunstone will give you something extra special to look forward to. Here’s what we’re giving away:


1. Wine tasting and cellar tour with the wine maker for mom and dad, juice tasting for the kids.

2. A 2-course lunch at our family bistro, The Stone Kitchen, which has a large indoor and outdoor play area for kids of all ages, including jungle gyms, swings, trampoline, soft play, mini-golf and a climbing wall.

3. Guided farm tour to meet Dunstone’s four-legged family! Our animals include horses, pigs, goats and ducks. The kids will get the opportunity to brush our horses, walk the goats, and feed our greedy pigs and ducks!


Step 1: Visit Bongi’s Instagram page to find the competition post:

Step 2: Follow both @ndibambe and @dunstone_za on Instagram

Step 3: Comment in the competition post about what family activity you’re most excited for, should you win the competition

Step 4: Tag an Instagram mom or dad friend who would love to win this prize

Competition ends on Friday 20th March at midday and winners will be announced on @ndibambe Instagram page. The prize is aimed at a family of 4 and winners can include any combination of adults and children, as long as there is a minimum of 1 adult present. The prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash and must be redeemed by 19 March 2021. Other T&Cs apply.

Best of luck – we can’t wait to show you around Dunstone!

Photo credits: Bongi Hill (@ndibambe)

Mountain Bike Training Escapes at Dunstone

Save 10% on luxury B&B accommodation and receive cash back on MTB trail permits

Are you preparing to ride South Africa’s biggest mountain biking event, the ABSA Cape Epic 2020? Or perhaps you’ve committed yourself to another challenging mountain bike race as part of your New Year’s resolution to get fitter, faster and spend more time in the saddle?

Cape Epic Training WeekendThis year’s ABSA Cape Epic race features Wellington in four of the eight days of riding (Stages 4, 5, 6 and 7), making it the perfect training ground for intermediate to advanced mountain bikers. The Wild Boar Trails were designed by legendary local trail builder, Pieter van Wyk, who spent eight years working on the route for the Cape Epic itself.

In 2020, we’re offering serious mountain bikers some seriously special treatment when booking stays of two days or more at Dunstone Country House. Just 2km from the Wild Boar Trail centre, your sweet Dunstone deal comprises:

  • 10% off our standard online cost per night at any of our 4* B&B guest suites
  • A healthy picnic breakfast basket delivered to your door every night, so that you can leave bright and early for your training session the next morning and beat the heat
  • 100% cash back on your Wild Boar Trails day permit (value R70 per person)

To check availability and book your stay, simply email the Dunstone team at / or call us on: +27(0)21 864 1504

Don’t forget to ask for the ‘2-day MTB Training Special’ to receive your discounted rate.

Which trails will you master during training?

Sections of all of the routes below have been used during the ABSA Cape Epic, Nissan Trailseeker as well as other mountain biking events.

Wild Boar – 45km

Warthog – 38km

Porcupine – 26km

Hedgehog – 17km

Scouts Trail– 20km – this full route was used during the 2018 ABSA Cape Epic Time Trial.

Photo credit (banner image): Mark Sampson – Cape Epic / Sportzpics 

Dunstone Dog Walk: Sat 19 October 2019

After the barking success of our inaugural Dunstone Dog Walk in March, we’re pleased to announce that we’re teaming up again with SPCA Wellington and Bosman Wines on Saturday 19 October for our second day of four-legged family fun in the Bovlei Valley.

Join us at 9am for an easy, circular farm walk with your dog and we’ll reward you on your return with a freshly prepared egg and bacon roosterkoek and hot cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate!

We’ve learnt a thing or two from our first event and made a few improvements that we know our walkers will appreciate:

  • The walk will start an hour earlier than before, in order to beat the heat of the day. We’ll all depart together at 9am, but late-comers are welcome to catch up!
  • We’ll allocate more marshals along the route to make sure no one gets lost.
  • We won’t be walking on any public gravel roads but will stick to the more scenic farm trails and footpaths.

All participating dogs should wear a collar and be kept on a leash for the full duration of the walk.

Upon your return, we hope you’ll stick around for a while to socialise under the guava trees and enjoy the additional entertainment we’ve organised for our walkers at The Stone Kitchen. In addition to our indoor and outdoor play areas, we’ll have a free jumping castle for the kids and several food, beer and wine stalls to satisfy your every need as the morning rolls into afternoon.

Ticket prices for the Dunstone Dog Walk, which include your breakfast roll and hot drink, cost R100 for adults and R50 for children under 12, with proceeds going directly to SPCA Wellington. Walkers without dogs are most welcome to join and entry fee remains the same.

Tickets can be bought on the day, but catering purposes, please RSVP on 021 864 1504 or email  to confirm your attendance and book your spot.