In a world pummeled and cuffed by Covid-19, travel lovers will likely prioritize space,  self-sufficiency, and seclusion from other guests when they travel again. Social distancing will be the name of the game for some time to come. With this in mind, Exclusive Getaways lists some wonderful self-catering getaways in Western Cape, to inspire your future travels and weekend breaks.

Bush Lodge at Hidden Valley Wines is a stylish 3-bedroom lodge on the Hidden Valley Wines estate in Stellenbosch, set on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains. The lodge is available on a sole-use basis and sleeps up to 6 guests. This is a luxury self-catering haven close to nature. The main lodge consists of the main bedroom en-suite, plus equipped kitchen and living areas, whilst the cottage beside it features two bedrooms. A pool deck links the two areas and offers sublime vineyard and mountain views. Children of all ages are welcome. Mail us.

De Hoop Collection includes some very appealing self-catering accommodation right in De Hoop Nature Reserve. A spectacular kaleidoscope of nature is made up of sea, sand dunes, vlei, rare fynbos, diverse antelope, abundant birdlife and mountains. Guests have a choice of day walks along a pristine and breathtaking coastline, or through the rare fynbos. Enjoy the vast beach, and seasonal whale watching which is excellent at De Hoop. Space is not in short supply! Mail us.

La Cotte Forest Cottages offer luxury self-catering holiday accommodation on a beautiful wine farm in Franschhoek, where lush vineyards and majestic mountains create sublime views in every direction. One- and two-bedroom cottages offer appealing accommodation of a fine standard, enhanced by exquisite Indian fabrics and charming features of farm-style lodgings. The cottages are located on the forest edge of La Cotte farm, and have wonderful views over forest, vineyards and valleys. All cottages have sun-drenched patios and appealing open-plan living spaces that overlook a swimming pool and vine-covered pavilion area. Children are welcome. Mail us.

Montpellier Wine Estate in Tulbagh is home to some self-catering accommodation in addition to bed and breakfast stays. Lush vineyards, lawns, gardens and tree-lined walkways provide a tranquil setting along the banks of the Klein Berg River. Accommodation facilities are rustic and have a charming Cape Dutch character. Mail us.

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