Rooms at Lentelus

On a working family-run fruit and wine farm, in the Tradouw Valley of magnificence near Barrydale, Helena invites guests to enjoy South African hospitality.
Become part of the day to day activities - pick your own fruit in season: peaches, pears, plums and apples, taste prize-winning wines in the Joubert-Tradauw Private Cellar with your alfresco lunch. Then sit back and absorb the serene and peaceful environment of the Klein Karoo.
The accommodation is up-market, but relaxed.

Room Options:


Orchard Cottage Downstairs

Twin beds, bath/shower en-suite, fridge, coffee/tea-making facilities, living area with cosy fireplace, outside patio with access to garden, pool (which is right next to the cottage) and fruit- bearing orchard.


Orchard Cottage Upstairs

Queen bed, shower en-suite, fridge, coffee/tea-making facilities, living area with another cosy fireplace plus a wooden terrace with a stunning view over the Tradauw valley.


The Garden Room

A garden room with seperate entrance, double-bed, en-suite shower, fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and two additional children's beds. This is a family room with access to the garden and swimming pool.

The Cottage

The Garden

A place for all seasons

A bird lover's paradise


At Joubert-Tradauw Private Cellar & Deli, we believe in the marriage of quality food, wine and music. These three elements work together to enrich our lives, and enhance the ambiance and experience in the Tradouw Valley.

After your wine-tasting, we will take you around the Cellar, while you wait for us to bake you fresh, warm olive Ciabbata bread as part of a Meditteranean, R62 platter.

You can enjoy a R62 Platter in true tapas / alfresco style, with your favourite Joubert-Tradauw wine. We'll treat you with a delicate French salad, lemon and cruyère cheese; imported salami & coppa, a selection of the finest cheese, chicken fillet, peppers, olives, brinjals, seeds, nuts etc. whatever is fresh, hom-made and in season. End it off with the best, rich chocolate cake with nuts, cherries, figs and farm coffee/ tea.

Joubert-Tradauw Chardonnay : Barrel-fermented

Typical French style, nutty almond character with hints of citrus. Twelve months French oak. The oak is very subtle.

A well-balanced Chardonnay that compliments food.

This is an elegant, classic Chardonnay with hints of melon, citrus, honey, caramel and eucalyptus; with a mineral earthiness. The main focus is the balance between fruit, oak and alcohol. It's a finely structured and thinly layered wine - a true food wine with myriad dimensions on the nose, palate and after-taste.

“R62” Cabernet/ Merlot (60/40 )

Selected for SA Airways, Premium Business Class (2005). Fourteen months French Oak. An elegant and classic Bourdeaux Blend. Unfiltered and naturally fermented.

Berries, eucalyptis, mint, cinnamon.

Flavours of earth, cedar, blackberries, currant and cassis well centered, supporting a juicy middle palate. Infused with spice and vanilla, the tannins are soft with lingering fruit in a caressing finish. Superfine, well-structured.

Joubert-Tradauw Syrah

Fruit, fruit and more fruit. Hints of cedar with spice complimenting any menu. Every berry imaginable is present on the middle palate and will only improve on cellaring. Fourteen months French Oak. Unfiltered and naturally fermented. Mineral, spice and cassis fruit. Full-bodied and complex.

Unplugged 62 (Cabernet/Merlot) 60/40

Fourteen months in French and American oak. An exceptional wine at exceptional value!

Unfiltered, naturally fermented, no sulphur.

Earth and subtle hints of cedar on the nose. Blackberries, red currant and cassis fruit all contributing to a juicy middle palate, infused with subtle spicy flavours. The wine is complex with layered flavours making it a good companion for most food dishes. Will benefit from cellaring.

Treat yourself and your friends to an enriching food and wine experience!

Your Host

Hello, I am Helena Joubert, your host at Lentelus. The farm is just over two hours drive from Cape Town, located at the foot of the Langeberg Mountain Range, Lentelus farm is in the heart of the famous Little Karoo. Please page through the rest of my website and know that to experience this paradise and all its secrets, a visit to Lentelus is the key!

Lentelus is the perfect breakaway (Great Escape?) with something for the whole family…
Hike or bike the surrounding area, milk a cow, pick a peach or a plum, have a picnic under the clearest of blue skies, visit our family winery ( and swim in the mountain stream. Explore the little village of Barrydale – the gift shops, the coffee shops and the crafters…
or simply switch off the outside world for a while and relax and indulge in Mother Nature, no better expressed in the peace and tranquillity of Lentelus!

”Lentelus” – Love for spring
“Lentelus” – Frühlingsfreude

Hope to see you soon! Helena Joubert

Helena Joubert

Helena Joubert

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  • Lentelus on the R62 is an easy 3 hour scenic drive from Cape Town. It can be approached from the Garden Route (N2) via the magnificent Tradouws Pass; from Montagu (R62) and the fertile Tradouw Valley, or from Oudtshoorn (R62) over the plateau of the Klein Karoo. These routes meet in the small town Barrydale, an earthy fragment of paradise, nestling in the folds of the majestic Langeberg Mountains. Lentelus B&B is exactly 11km outside of Barrydale on the R62 towards Montagu.

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