Places we want to visit before we leave

A Blonde and a Beard

We have put together a bucket list of a couple of things we would like to do before we leave South Africa for our new adventure…

Die Laaitjie

A working farm in the Roberston area, Die Laaitjie is nestled between the mountains, offering 3 beautifully decorated cottages and main house for accommodation. We have been invited to Die Laaitjie for a birthday weekend away and have the entire place to ourselves. We are looking forward to hikes up to the waterfall, swimming in the pool, lazy afternoons, drinking delicious wine, evening braais and a great weekend away with friends. Die Laaitjie, see you next weekend. #mountainretreat

Book your stay here.

Asseblief, en dankie. #DieLaaitjie | #Robertson | #MenseSeLense

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Reflecting. And picnic planning. #DieLaaitjie #Robertson

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Last one. The light! #robertson #dielaaitjie

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Platbos Forest

Located between Stanford and Gansbaai, Platbos Forest is an ancient indigenous forest, the perfect place for a romantic weekend away. There are currently 4 different accommodation options, all eco-friendly and off the grid. We have booked into the Bush Buck Suite, which sleeps two, has an indoor fireplace, a little kitchen, and an open air bathroom. We are looking forward to forest walks, roasting marshmallows on the fire, sleeping in, tweeting birds and peace and quiet! Platbos Forest, see you at the end of October #peaceandquiet

Book your stay here.

The magic of nature. When spiders and rain collide. #rain #forests #naturelovers #ecosystems

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Hideaway in the forest. #platbosforest

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Matjiesfontein

A little hamlet in the middle of nowhere, Matjiesfontein has been on our “to do” list for a couple of years now, we have finally booked a night here in December. Looking forward to spending some time next to the pool, drinking a cold beer at Liard’s Arms Pub, staying in the majestic Victorian Lord Milner Hotel, dining in the historic hotel dining room and exploring this tiny village on the old red bus. Matjiesfontein, see you in December #cannotwait

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Right through this door. #TheLairdsArms #matjiesmagic #matjiesfontein #bars #pubs #saloon #southafrica #historic

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Prince Albert

A small Karoo town located a foot of the Swartberg Mountains, boasting many Cape Dutch, Victorian and Karoo buildings, Prince Albert is fondly known as the “Jewel of the Great Karoo”. We have booked a couple of nights here in December for the Blondes Birthday. We are looking forward to doing some hikes, star-gazing, possibly watching a show at the Showroom Theatre, strolling through the town and taking in all the history and spending warm summer nights sipping bubbly and wine under the stars. Prince Albert, see you in December #karooescape

We are staying in town in a self-catering cottage called Repos Trouvé, but take a look at the Prince Albert Tourism website for a wide range of places to stay. If visiting in the summer months, we would suggest booking in somewhere with a swimming pool/dam/river.

Missing our special place #farmsunset #farm #sunset #karoo #karoodonkeysanctuary #dam #nightsky

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#windpomp #climax #princealbert #westerncape #olivefarm

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Good morning, Prince Albert! 🌿

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