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.
The Blue Lotus – Suurbraak
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.
Mirage Beachfront Apartment – Saint Helena Bay
Saint Helena Bay is a favourite amongst holidaymakers looking to cosy up while enjoying the peaceful purrs of the ocean, and this incredible Airbnb 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.
Alto Organic Retreat-Forest – Cape Winelands
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.
The Moonrise Dome – Tulbagh
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.
Perdeberg Cottage – Tulbagh
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