If a one- or two-night getaway is all your schedule permits or is your particular preference, these are some great options to consider for your next one-night luxury getaway in the Western Cape, ensconced in comfort and good taste.
Abalone House & Spa
Abalone House & Spa is a quirky little beauty of a boutique hotel perched beside the beach in dreamy Paternoster. Thatch, whitewash, turquoise waters and brightly coloured fishing boats are the village vibe . And only 90 minutes by car from Cape Town, it’s a breeze to reach. Expect bohemian luxury integrating vibrant Tretchikoff wall prints. Get some pampering at a spa, and eat at the acclaimed in-house Reuben’s restaurant. Be prepared to meet Trixie and Chelsea, the two sweet resident cats.
Angala Boutique Hotel & Guest House
Angala Boutique Hotel & Guest House is a wonderful hideaway in the winelands of Franschhoek, sufficiently out in the country for a secluded retreat, yet close enough to town for guests to enjoy the offerings of the Food & Wine Capital. The suites and cottages are roomy and well-equipped, and face the beautiful vineyard-decked countryside. Spa treatments in your room and use of the gorgeous eco pool are bound to revitalize the senses.
Sir Richard Branson’s South African hotel and vineyard at Franschhoek, Mont Rochelle is a stunning 22-bedroom hotel, with a gorgeous spa and heated pool. Miko serves gourmet food with spectacular vineyard views to enjoy simultaneously. There is wine tasting, cellar tours, vineyard walks, horse riding and mountain biking on the estate.
Le Quartier Francais
Standing its ground most beautifully in the town of Franschhoek, Le Quartier Francais provides luxurious lodgings, highly acclaimed food and pampering service. Various accommodations, ranging from the generously spacious to the more petite, are set around a relaxing pool-garden. Step out from the hotel into the merriment of the village.
Augusta de Mist
Augusta de Mist is a romantic Cape homestead retreat in the historic quarter of Swellendam. Breathtaking indigenous gardens create a very special sanctuary for escape. This wonderful hideaway gets full marks for it’s exquisite setting, interior design, warm service, and the memorable, every-other-daily dining experience provided by Augusta’s African Kitchen – complete with handmade signature wines.
Whale Coast All-Suite
The Whale Coast All-Suite Hotel provides comfy-chic self-catering apartments with fabulous views of the mountains, in the whale-watching world of Hermanus. Each has 2 or 3 bedrooms, luxury bathroom, equipped kitchen – with dishwasher, and open-plan lounge/dining area opening onto a balcony with barbecue facilities. The apartments are centrally positioned near restaurants and coffee shops, bistros, boutiques, and tons of outdoor activities.
Mail us to book your getaway in South Africa, or call 0860 102 907 (local) or +27 21 797-7122 (international).