While the Easter weekend is usually filled with hot cross buns and pickled fish, it’s also the perfect time to step away from the ordinary and enjoy a little rest and relaxation away from the city.
From the glistening blue waters of the West Coast to the vast open spaces of the Klein Karoo, there’s a little paradise for everyone who is eager to explore the Western Cape and its abundance of accommodation options.
If you’re looking for a few comfy spots that won’t break the bank but also offers unencumbered views, look no further. Here are a few accommodation gems to book asap:
There’s nothing more relaxing than a fresh ocean breeze and even fresher fish. Paternoster is a beautiful little escape for those looking to enjoy the sounds of ocean waves and the friendly chatter of fishermen. Gonana Guest House is the ideal spot to enjoy all this and more as it offers unrestricted views of the ocean, Columbine Nature Reserve’s coastline and the Cape Columbine Lighthouse. The guest house is also under the accommodation umbrella of Cape Country Routes, which offers a range of stunning accommodations.
- Cost: Around R2000/night
The arid landscape of the Klein Karoo may not be your immediate go-to when scrolling through the Western Capes’s countless seaside options, but The Barn Swallows Nest in the charming town of Calitzdorp will certainly change your mind. Surrounded by the Karoo mountain range and offering eclectic decor that stands out against the desert landscape will surely make your stay even more magical this Easter.
- Cost: R550/night
The rolling vineyards and the majestic mountains of Franschhoek have lured many a traveller looking for peace and quiet, but while the French-inspired town is the perfect getaway for wine lovers, it’s also the perfect location for those looking to embrace nature. La Rivière Cottage is the ideal spot as its located on a river that offers some incredible mountain views. Spend your weekend splashing about or simply breathing in the fresh air.
- Cost: R950/night
If you’re looking to enjoy a proper break away from the city and a proper road trip, then Wilderness is a wonderful destination for both. A good five-hour drive outside of Cape Town, this magical paradise offers gorgeous stretches of untouched beaches and lush greenery. If you’re looking to drink in the beauty of this area, Justfor2 is perfect! Offering all the amenities you need to be comfortable, it also ensures you get to enjoy gorgeous views.
- Cost: R1400/night
If you’re looking to dance with some ostriches and enjoy picturesque views of the Karoo, then there’s no better place than Oudtshoorn. Kick off your shoes and enjoy farm life when you choose to stay at De Kombuys, which is located on an eco-conscious farm. The property offers three luxury villas, peace and quiet, and the natural beauty of this region. There’s certainly no better place to enjoy your hot cross bun this Easter.
- Cost: R2800/night