Fresh air, sun, trees; being outdoors in nature can be healing and beneficial to the body and mind. According to a new study published in the Journal of Happiness Studies, spending time outdoors and switching off devices are associated with higher levels of happiness in the midst of experiencing COVID-19 fatigue.
Nature is therapeutic and helps us feel connected and happier. It provides opportunities to escape the home’s confines; it helps maintain social relationships with others, and there’s some physical activity involved, all factors that work to improve mental, emotional and physical health. What’s more, nature helps improve our overall mood and reduces stress and anxiety. During an ongoing pandemic, there’s never been a better time, or greater need, for the benefits of the natural environment to our overall well-being.
The time is ripe
Says Emile Langenhoven, General Manager at Lanzerac, “Now that many restrictions have been lifted, and with autumn on its way, there is no better time to go out and explore this beautiful country of ours while maintaining social distance. And this can be done in the Stellenbosch area. Whether it’s strolling through the Winelands, embracing the wide-open spaces or partaking in some adventures and explorations, fresh air and excitement are the order of the day. You are also spending time with loved ones safely and making memories to last a lifetime.”
He continues, “While staying at Lanzerac, there are endless options for outdoor activities. A delightful picnic in the gardens is perfect for those seeking peace and tranquillity while more action-packed guided e-bike tours and explorations are ideal for those looking for some adventure. And don’t forget to end off the day with a wine tasting experience at the Estate. We encourage guests to make the most of what’s on our doorstep. While international travel is limited, South Africa has so much to offer in terms of local getaways and life-changing trips. There’s greater flexibility, making discovering South Africa easier than ever before. Lanzerac has some exciting offers for guests wanting to explore the beauty of the Winelands, ensuring a memorable escape for those looking to get away.”
The gift of time
Langenhoven invites guests to breathe the fresh air and drink in the crystal clear view of the estate while losing oneself in a gaze of bursting colour. “We’re lucky to boast one of the most fabulous locations in the Western Cape, if not South Africa. Set in the Jonkershoek Valley in the Winelands, opportunities abound the moment you set foot on the estate, making it the perfect location to create memories and embrace life together with those you hold dear. Experience the most memorable stay, topped with excellent cuisine, great friends and Mother Nature at your beck and call.”
Take the time to explore
In the era of social distancing, outdoor experiences, well-being and the desire for wide-open spaces, are becoming more appealing. “Travellers craving vast, unrestricted areas and inspiring views who are longing to relax and truly immerse themselves in luxury and tranquillity need not look any further. We have offers for the whole family to enjoy, which combine perfectly with mid-week stays or relaxing weekends away. These offers have been designed so that you can escape to the countryside and relish your surroundings without venturing too far from your own home,” he concludes.
For more information about Lanzerac offers, please visit https://lanzerac.co.za/.
Steeped in history dating back to 1692, Lanzerac Wine Estate is a Cape Winelands landmark and Stellenbosch icon. Combining old-world charm and hospitality with modern amenities and services, Lanzerac is ideally positioned in the idyllic Jonkershoek Valley on the outskirts of the historic town of Stellenbosch. The establishment caters to every visitor and holiday-maker and encompasses a hotel, a winery, several restaurants and dining venues and an on-site spa.