There’s no question that forests have a magical quality about them. The soft echoes of singing birds, the towering trees and the pitter-patter of forest critters all come together to make a stay in one of these natural wonders a pleasure.
However, when you think of the Western Cape, a few things come to mind: the beach, vineyards and mountains. Nowhere in that equation are forests factored in, but you’d be surprised to learn that the Western Cape is home to a few famous forests, including one snippet of heaven near Swellendam.
Fazenda Forest Retreat is nestled on a working farm in the mesmerising Hermitage Valley, considered one of the oldest agricultural valleys. Expect endless lush greenery and rugged mountainscapes when visiting the splendour of this mountain accommodation.
Guests have a chance to admire and get closer to the incredible beauty of this busy farm by discovering every natural nook and cranny. After spending the day indulging in the abundant fresh air, kick up your feet and enjoy the luxury of Fazenda’s accommodation.
Fitted with contemporary interiors and an open design that provides you with plenty of space, relax on the sprawling veranda as you admire the majestic views of the dam. Your little retreat into nature comes with all the necessary amenities and is the perfect location to enjoy an icy swim in the open dam or a quick walk amongst the towering trees.
The farm is teeming with wildlife and you may be able to spot a few baboons, small antelope and mountain leopards if you’re lucky.
For a breath of fresh air in a place where magic happens, make sure you book your stay and retreat into the forest with Fazenda Forest Retreat.