A summers day at Villa Augusta, Riebeek Kasteel

Riebeek Kasteel is a small town 87km from Cape Town, known for its wine, wheat and olives. Many artists have moved to this quaint town, attracted by the picturesque surroundings. Take a stroll around the town centre (a quick 5 minute walk from Villa Augusta), pop into some of the galleries, craft and gift shops, have a G&T at the Royal Hotel or a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants. There are also some great wine farms in the area, so be sure to check those out too!

Romantic weekend in Platbos Forest

Looking for a romantic cabin in the woods, off the grid, where the only noises you will hear is that of chirping birds? Then look no further than Platbos Forest!There are 3 different glamping accommodation options (which all have the option of bringing your own tent and setting up camp for more people) as well as a forest camp.

Sneak away to Kogelberg Nature Reserve

Considered to be the most beautiful of Cape Nature’s reserves, Kogelberg has a diverse variety of mountain Fynbos and is a world-renowned World Heritage Site. And we can now completely agree with this statement! We got to experience some of the most beautiful Fynbos, visiting during Spring definitely added to the experience as everywhere you looked, the flowers were in full bloom.

Escape to Die Laaitjie for a little piece of heaven

The perfect place for a weekend of peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of city living. Only 2 hours drive from Cape Town, Die Laaitjie is set between the mountains in a valley with a river flowing through it, gorgeous views in all directions, country living and very limited cellphone reception (which is just great!).

Stormsvlei, be transported back to the 1700’s

Old world charm at its best, Stormsvlei Riverside Cottages are located in the Overberg on the banks of the Sonderend River, on a working dairy farm. This historic farm is 20km from Riviersonderend, just off the N2 on the R317 leading to Bonnievale and Robertson.

Our visit to the elegant yet rustic Hawksmoor House

A quick 25 minutes drive from Cape Town, Hawksmoor House is the perfect couples retreat. We checked in here on a Thursday afternoon for a night of relaxation, peace and quiet and that’s exactly what we got. Hawksmoor House is part of the Lion Roars hotel group and is located on a magnificent wine farm near Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands.