So many flock to the Mother City each year to spend their holiday season but where are the best places for locals to escape to in Cape Town?

In case you were looking for the answer to this question, we have put together some amazing lodge options that are definite holidays goals and not too far away from home:


1. Tintswalo Atlantic Lodge

This sublime five star lodge overlooks a pebbled beach and the expanse of Cape Town’s Hout Bay harbour.

Boarders can enjoy breathtaking views from their bed and bask in the beauty on the gorgeous wooden deck just outside of their lodgings.

A wonderful sense of peace is conjured when walking along the quiet beach nearby or enjoying the delightful food served at this renowned local spot.

Contact: +27 21 201 0025

Address: Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay, Cape Town



2. Tambodi Lodge

Down to earth and family-fun, Tamodi Lodge offers both luxury and hospitality.

Some say the best place to drink a glass of wine is in the private plunge pool on the Tamodi deck, overlooking the green expanses of Plettenberg Bay.

An ideal escape for nature lovers who enjoy a good hike in the forest.

Contact: +27 (0) 83 2704285

Address: Tamodi Lodge and Stables, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, 6600



3. Botlierskop Game Reverse 

Reconnect with yourself and nature at Botlierskop Game Reserve offering visitors a unique safari experience.

From luxury tented accommodation to self catering villas perched on misty cliffs.

No matter your preferred safari style,  Botlierskop Game Reserve has accommodation options to match every taste.

Contact: +27 (0)44 333 0021

Address: Gonnakraal Road, Little Brak River, 6503



4. Bushmans Kloof 

Romance knows no bounds at Bushmans Kloof.

The ideal spot for a lovers escape, this unique wilderness reserve offers visitors dinner with possibly the most romantic setting in the Western Cape.

Dine alfresco under the night sky lit with thousands of stars and enjoy the array of breathtaking scenes the lodge has to offer.

Contact: +27 21 437 9278

Address: Clanwilliam, Western Cape, South Africa



5. Misty Mountain Reserve

For holiday-makers looking to travel a little further afield, the Misty Mountains Reserve offers the wonders of nature at your doorstep.

Visitors can enjoy the Garden Route, Tsitsikamma, natural beauty, accommodation, oceans, mountain, forest, amazing sunsets and more.

This is a must-visit spot for those seeking adventure.

Contact: +27(0)79 715 4621

Address: Farm 438 Stormsriver, Tsitsikamma, Garden Route, 6308



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