The pitter-patter of the rain, the howling of the wind, and the smell of your favourite K-way jacket – there’s something magical about winter in the Cape. If you’re looking to cosy up and embrace the elements of winter, planning a winter getaway is always a great idea. Here are a few winter wonderland gems that are perfect for the perfect weekend escape.
It’s the simple pleasures in life. Nestled in a small village in the Overberg region named Suurbraak, this stylish off-the-grid home offers a simplistic winter hideaway with endless views of nature. Imagine having waterfalls, rivers and pools all at your doorstep while enjoying a cosy fire or a dip in the hot tub. The property is powered by a 2kw solar system, and working online is still possible thanks to a strong cell and wifi signal in the area.
Saint Helena Bay is a favourite amongst holidaymakers looking to cosy up while enjoying the peaceful purrs of the ocean, and this incredible Airbnb listing will help you do just that. This one-bedroom property offers unadulterated ocean views and direct boardwalk access to the beach for those chilly days you feel like frolicking in the sand. Grab a large mug of hot chocolate and warm your toes next to the indoor fire while being mesmerised by the stunning views.
Enjoy incredible views of snowy mountain tops, all while enjoying a tranquil and contemporary space that’s off-the-grid. Nestled on a farm, guests have the chance to spend time exploring its lush greenery while grabbing a few mouth-watering fruits from the hand-tended orchard. If you’re feeling brave, take a dip in the refreshing pools created by the two rivers before warming yourself up at the indoor fireplace.
Offering incredible panoramic views of the Tulbagh valley, La Bruyere farm has become a favourite amongst guests looking for a unique experience. Not called the Moonrise Dome for nothing, this space is perfect for moon-watching as guests have the chance to gaze at the moonlight as it “illuminates the valley” and rises over the Witzenberg mountains – perfect for a full moon stay. This accommodation does have a tendency to get booked up quite quickly, so make sure you book asap!
Another hidden gem located in the heart of Tulbagh, this lake-side cottage is perfect for winter lovers looking to spend time in nature. Situated alongside a sprawling dam, each cottage has its own lawn, providing the perfect space for your fur-baby to run around this pet-friendly accommodation. Spending your days braai-ing up a storm or sitting by the fire is certainly a winter wonderland. This property is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your fur-baby along.
Picture: Cape Town ETC Gallery