With Women’s Day fast approaching, it’s only natural that you’d want to celebrate this auspicious day with the girls. If you’re planning on going all out for your girls trip, but don’t know where to stay, here are a few perfect places that will elevate any getaway weekend with the homies.
Let’s start with something a little closer to home. The Mother City is bursting with luxurious hidden gems perfect for the ultimate girls trip or a relaxing staycation. If you’re looking for a semi-affordable option that’s stylish and mere metres from the beach, then this gorgeous Glen Beach penthouse is the one. For R3 000 per night, you and the girls get to treat yourselves by enjoying mesmerising ocean views, a plunge pool, and just all-around relaxation.
A weekend is never complete without indulging in a Capetonian’s favourite pastime – wine tasting. And there’s no better spot than Franschhoek. Nestled on a sprawling farm, La Cotte Farm cottages offer a range of accommodations depending on the size of your party. Waking up to gorgeous views of the valley is definitely not a horrible way to start your day before grabbing a delicious bite to eat before hopping in the swimming pool. If you’re looking to unwind with the girls and enjoy a tranquil weekend, then this is it!
Ah, the Garden Route. With hidden wine farms and the gorgeous Cape, coastline stretched out before you, taking a drive down to Plettenberg Bay with your girlfriends is an excellent way to spend your long weekend. Luxury meets tranquillity with Sky Villa Boutique Hotel, so grab a comfy robe and a few champagne bottles as you spend your weekend sipping on mimosas and taking a dip in the refreshing swimming pool. If you’re looking for more adventure, the hotel is able to organise a range of exciting activities, including kayaking, hiking, cycling and birdwatching.
There’s nothing quite like a weekend away to a remote fishing village in the Western Cape, and if you’re willing to go for a quick two-hour drive, then The Black Barn in Gansbaai offers the perfect blend between luxury and nature. Nestled between a sea of fynbos, with access to an exclusive beach located around 400 metres away, take a stroll with the girls to the beach where you may even come across a few bokkies and zebras who freely roam this landscape before easing their muscles in the Kol Kol hot tub. With plenty of space and a relaxing atmosphere, The Barn is the ideal escape from the city for the weekend.
Oceans views and direct access to the beach – sign us up! Nestled in the seaside village of Saint Helena, this self-catering villa is the perfect property to spend with a few friends. Spend the evenings on the deck watching the dolphins cruise on by while enjoying a few laughs as the sun dips behind the horizon. Fully equipped and ready to provide you with the best weekend ever, Mustique is a great space for some fun in the sun!
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