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Editorial Review – Blommekloof Country Cottages

Published: November 6, 2015 2:29 pm

Reviewed May 2015

5 months into the year already and I have no idea where it went. Every day seems to run away with me and I never seem to get time just for me, to switch off from the world and just enjoy the moment. Sound familiar?

Then Blommekloof Country Cottages is the perfect place for you. This past weekend, after yet another crazy week, we packed the car and set off in search of the rest we so badly needed. What we found at Blommekloof was so much more than we could have ever hoped for.

Blommekloof Farm is situated in the Leeukloof Valley, near Ruiterbos, in the Outeniqua Mountains between Mossel Bay and Oudtshoorn.

We arrived late on Thursday evening and were greeted by Claude who showed us everything we needed to know and set us up with loads of candles and paraffin lamps in case of the dreaded load shedding. We immediately lit a fire (with the wood provided) and got the braai on the go, poured a glass of wine and started to relax. Breathing in the fresh country air and hearing the sounds of nature all around you is pure perfection. There are no TV’s and very limited cell phone reception, so you really have no choice but to switch off from the world.

For the first 2 nights we stayed in Arum Cottage, which has an old school, rustic charm to it. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could possibly need to be able to prepare any meal your heart desires – It even has muffin pans! The lounge has a fire place (wood also provided), books and board games, what more could you ask for, a perfect recipe for ultimate relaxation.

On Saturday we moved over to Sunflower cottage, which is a more modern, open plan set up, with high white ceilings and bright colours. It is also designed to be eco friendly, with solar power and a gas stove. Like Arum Cottage it also has a large undercover patio and braai area, an indoor fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen.

The farm itself is child and pet friendly and is home to ducks, geese, chickens, cows, calves, dogs and cats. There is plenty to do, including walking, birding, wildlife, and catch-and-release fishing on three different dams, in case you feel like being a bit more active.

When Sunday morning arrived and it came time to head back to Cape Town, I can honestly say that we were all a lot more relaxed and rested than before we arrived.

We will definitely be back to visit again in the near future and would recommend Blommekloof Country Cottages to anyone and everyone who wants and needs to experience ultimate relaxation, to switch of from the world and just enjoy the moment.

 

Cormorant Cottage – Kommetjie

Published: November 2, 2015 3:36 pm

Tastefully decorated holiday home set in a lovely garden and with stunning sea views from upstairs. . Swimming pool and loungers, DStv, Wifi, secure parking. Separate cottage with own entrance, with Wifi but no DStv. Sleeps 6 and 2 respectively.

The Constantia Gift Fair

Published: October 28, 2015 12:32 pm

Head on down to the Constantia Gift Fair taking place from the 04th – 08th November.  Tickets are only R30 for adults and free for children. All donations will be given to the South African Riding for the Disabled Association (SARDA).

What better way to find your loved ones that something special to go under the tree.

The fair will run from 09.00 am until 17:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, from 09:00 am until 20:00 pm on Friday and from 09:00 am until 17:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.  There will also be a live music line up on  Friday, Saturday and Sunday , so bring your family and friends and join in the fun.

The fair will once again be held at the SARDA estate, Brommersvlei Road, Constantia.

There will be a variety of exhibitors ranging from fashion, home and garden accessories, ceramics, jewellery and more.

There will be loads of delicious food and drink in the delectable deli section as well as a kiddies play area for the little ones.

For more information and any updates check out the Constantia Gift fair site: http://thegiftfair.co.za/constantia-gift-fair/

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Piazza St John – Sea Point

Published: October 27, 2015 1:36 pm

Stunning, large one bedroom apartment, one block from Beach Road and the ocean. Full en-suite bathroom, open plant kitchen includes washing machine. Satellite TV, Wifi, communal swimming pool and braai facilities. Undercover parking. Sleeps 2.

Gemsbok Beach House – Scarborough

Published: October 26, 2015 1:24 pm

Beautiful holiday home, just a short walk to the beach and with unrestricted views of the sea and Cape Point. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully equipped open plan kitchen includes washing machine and dryer. Wifi and DStv. Child friendly, sleeps 6-8.

Black Horse Suites – Stellenbosch

Published: October 22, 2015 9:39 am

Beautifully appointed, modern suites situated on the lovely, historic Dorp Street. A large variety of restaurants downstairs located at the Blackhorse Centre. All suites equipped with satellite TV, tea and coffee facilities and sleep 2 only.

Santa Fe Beach House – Bloubergstrand

Published: October 15, 2015 3:55 pm

Luxurious 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa right by the beach. Each bedroom equipped with satellite TV, two main bedrooms en-suite with private balconies offering magnificent views of the ocean. Wifi, swimming pool, double garage, garden. Sleeps 6

Auzet du Cap – Franschhoek

Published: October 6, 2015 3:31 pm

Lovely 4 star, impeccably furnished in French country style villa with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Fully equipped kitchen includes dishwasher. Wifi, full DStv, swimming pool and beautiful manicured garden. Double garage. Sleepts 6.

Casa Do Bispo – Hout Bay West

Published: October 6, 2015 3:25 pm

Spectacular and luxurious villa with all the creature comforts for a memorable holiday. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Fully equipped including Wif Fi, Satellite TV, solar heated swimming pool, BBQ facilities, laundry facilities. Serviced week days.. Sleeps up to 8.

Kezia Villa – Camps Bay

Published: September 28, 2015 12:10 pm

Wonderfully elegant and fully equipped family friendly holiday villa just a short walk from the beach. 3 bedrooms, entertainment area, WiFi hotspot,sunny terrace with private pool, double garage, BBQ. Serviced weekly. Sleeps 7.




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