I’m desperate to get back to this little gem in the middle of Swaziland! in fact, I’m having a hard time convincing myself not to pack the car and kidnap the hubby right now. Maybe it’s the thought of Monday … Continue reading
Hey guys, So my husband and I love nothing more than a glass of good wine…or three 🙂 and we are lucky enough to live in the most amazing area for wine…Cape Town! There are so many wine estates within … Continue reading
We met our guide, Blessing, in the middle of a typical, Natal thunderstorm. Big drops of warm rain pattered down as we climbed onto the back of an open safari vehicle and set off for the forest lodge. Blessing kindly … Continue reading
The fire is crackling, the full moon is rising and I have a cold cider in hand. Sitting with my feet propped up on the edge of the braai and looking out at the deep bluey-purple mountains I heave a … Continue reading
Forks are for sissies, I thought as I bit into the most amazing doughnut on God’s green earth…fresh, melt in your mouth doughnut shell filled with creamy, zingy lemon curd and topped with fluffy torched meringue…heaven! You definitely won’t need any … Continue reading
If you haven’t gone to Babylonstoren yet then do yourself a favour and get out there! Babylonstoren is both incredibly beautiful on a perfect summer day and equally beautiful in the dead of winter! I’ve spent a few rainy … Continue reading
What better way to start a long weekend than with a glass of bubbly and a simply perfect view?! Arriving at Faraway House, as you wind your way down the dirt road you feel that you are drifting further and … Continue reading
You know you’ve stumbled upon something very special when you have to cross three farms just to reach your driveway… “Seriously?” I thought as I opened yet another farm gate and caught up to the bakkie once again. “ANOTHER gate?” … Continue reading
What a perfect spot to while away a few cold winter days! The views are spectacular and the sheep roaming around your cottage make you really feel like you are part of a working farm. We were warmly welcomed when we … Continue reading
A few weekends ago we braved the freezing, rainy weather and set out to Strandveld Cottages for some R&R (and wine of course!) Stranveld is about 2 and a half hours from Cape Town and most of the last hour saw us bumping along dirt roads lined with beautiful pink proteas. We stopped for lunch at the Black Oystercatcher and thawed out next to the wood fire, enjoying a fantastic Sauv Blanc! Their burgers were delicious and I can definitely recommend the prawn and chorizo salad with paprika mayo, yum!
About ten more minutes down the road and we were at our destination, 2 lovely farm cottages. North cottage is the nicer of the 2 as it has a double bed, larger fireplace and slightly nicer layout, however, the cottages are back to back so perfect for 2 couples!
The cottages are quiet and peaceful and we had a ball wandering around the farm and dam across the dirt road. We even had one of the shaggy farm dogs who joined us on our walks!
All in all, a lovely get-away, especially if you’re looking for somewhere reasonable to go, (R300 pp per night.) I wish we could have stayed longer than just one night.
(Some Photo’s courtesy of strandveld.co.za)