A summers day at Villa Augusta, Riebeek Kasteel

Spur of the moment getaways are the best! We woke up on Monday morning in Cape Town and it was overcast and windy. So we decided to pack our bags and head to Riebeek Kasteel for the night. After a little bit of searching on the internet we came across Villa Augusta, a self-catering, 10 […]

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Romantic weekend in Platbos Forest

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! We have just returned from the most relaxing, rejuvenating weekend in an indigenous Milkwood forest. The Platbos Forest is situated at the foot of Africa, […]

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Sneak away to Kogelberg Nature Reserve


We decided to take a mid-week break (something we think everyone should do every now and then) and checked in at the Kogelberg Nature Reserve for a night at their Oudebosch Eco Cabins. And what an absolutely fabulous time we had! Considered to be the most beautiful of Cape Nature’s reserves, Kogelberg has a diverse […]

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Escape to Die Laaitjie for a little piece of heaven

Die Laaitjie

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 […]

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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. In the 1900’s this was a bustling little hamlet with a […]

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Our visit to the elegant yet rustic Hawksmoor House

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 […]

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