Accommodation & Itinerary shortlist incorporating the interest: Weekend Mini Break

These hand-picked stays are ideal for a quick weekend break-away. Most of them are also not further than a 2 hours drive from the big city centres like Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Windhoek, etc.

This shortlist includes ALL properties and itineraries in South Africa & Namibia (with reference to your chosen interest). For a specific AREA/ TOWN search, please click here…

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SeeBreez Guesthouse

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7 Km outside George (Garden Route; Western Cape; South Africa) at 135 Eagles Dive, Le Grand Estate

Imagine yourself staying on the edge of this planet here at our guest-home ‘SeeBreez! Come alive in your dreams again, as you enjoy the beauty of the sea and the Outeniquan Mountains. Situated with full view of the Indian Ocean you will find ample space to write your novel, life story, time to reflect or contemplate your next step in life. Refresh your mood and energize your spirit, soul and body as you envelope yourself in the beauty of comfortable and spacious rooms and indulge yourself in some lovely home-made meals.

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Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse

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1.3km From Hermon on Elandsberg Farms; which is right in the center between Riebeek Kasteel (11km), Wellington (23km) and Wolsely (25km). Western Cape, South Africa

Bartholomeus Klip is a charming small hotel for only 16 guests on a working wheat and sheep farm just over an hour away from Cape Town.There is a 4 000 hectare fynbos nature reserve, with a spectacular backdrop of mountains, to be explored on game drives or by mountain bike, and beautiful gardens with a unique swimming pool. The food is renowned, with lavish brunches and high teas, and a gourmet three-course dinner. The separate Wild Olive House, with its own swimming pool, can be hired on a self-catering or full-board basis.

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Orange Grove Farm

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Orange Grove Farm, Noree District, (<19km from Robertson), Breede River Valley/ Route 62, Western Cape

Orange Grove Farm is a working wine and olive farm situated in the heart of Robertson’s valley of wine and roses. The farm is less than two hours from Cape Town and is the ideal place to relax and rejuvenate.

Orange Grove Farm offers something different and unique. Their private cottages are also ideal for romantic couples who prefer breathtaking views on a country escape, away from it all…

Majestic mountains, crystal clear waterfalls, and abundant fauna and flora – at Orange Grove Farm guests can discover the wonders of nature, choose from a vast range of outdoor activities, or succumb to the peace, quiet and tranquility.

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The Hideaway – Swellendam

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10 Hermanus Steyn Street, Swellendam, Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa

At the start of the Garden Route, you will find “The Hideaway”, elegantly tucked away in Swellendam. You will be welcomed with “old world charm & rustic luxury” in a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Your hosts, Stephen and Jackie, offer genuine personal service with homemade food. You will testify after your visit that this was not only real value for your money, but indeed a very special stay… Children of all ages are welcome! We encourage you to read further….

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Whalesong Lodge – Gansbaai

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83 Cliff Street, De Kelders/ Gansbaai, Cape Whale Coast/ Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa

The small & intimate Whalesong Lodge overlooks the picturesque Walker Bay coast line in Gansbaai. They offer fantastic land based whale watching with views stretching from the white sand dunes of “Die Plaat” (past Hermanus) all the way to Cape Point! They are an excellent option for weekend breaks, since they are only two hour’s drive from Cape Town. Note: Gansbaai is also World renowned for its Great White Sharks and we highly recommend doing a Shark Cage Diving Tour while visiting Whalesong Lodge… We’ve done it and it’s LifeChanging!

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Arum Lily Log Cabins

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Breede River Valley, R46 between Tulbagh and Ceres (Wolseley District), Western Cape Provice, South Africa

The very popular Self-Catering Arum Lily Wood Cabins can be summed up in words like: An ideal country setting; rejuvenation; captivating nature scenes; romantic & very unique… Located on a beautiful working fruit farm, at the foot of the Mostershoek Mountain near the town of Wolseley; this promises to be an unforgettable stay.

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Strandloper Sea Villas

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Mosselbank Street, Paternoster, (Cape) West Coast, South Africa

Strandloper Sea Villas is the perfect hideaway form city life and is perfectly positioned in the most beautiful and unspoilt Paternoster Fisherman’s village on the West Coast. The Villas are a collection of modern, cleanly-defined villas, which capture a natural and healing essence. Choose a self-catering option OR book an exquisite gourmet continental breakfast served in your own Villa. Perfect for honeymoons, family celebrations & well-behaved doggies stay for free!

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La Baleine

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Mosselbank Street, Paternoster, Cape West Coast, Western Cape, South Arica

La Baleine Luxury Villas, situated right on the beach in Paternoster offer luxury accommodation with magnificent sea views. Wake up to the sound of waves on your doorstep; take a long walk on the white sandy beach & end the day with a beautiful sunset while enjoying breathtaking views over the beautiful Paternoster Bay!

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Somerset Gift Holiday Farm

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16 Km from Swellendam in the Overberg & Breede River Valley Region, Western Cape, South Africa

Somerset Gift Getaway Farm lies in a beautiful valley bordering the foothills of the majestic Langeberg Mountains, just 16 kilometer from Swellendam. Combining an idyllic and peaceful setting, with stunning mountain views and green pastures dotted with Hereford cattle and horses, a spring water lake, and the Buffeljags River skirting the length of the farm, waterfalls and rock pools. With comfortable self catering cottages, this is the ideal family getaway option…

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Tierhoek Cottages

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15km before Robertson (Route R62). When coming from Worcester, 6km from Rooiberg Wine Cellar at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains on the Tierhoek & Sparkloof Farm, Western Cape, South Africa

A perfect find! Private, romantic, self-catering cottages nestled at the foot of the majestic Langeberg near Robertson (on a family-run organic farm). A unique spot where you can find peace and privacy. The cottages are elegantly furnished and is fully equipped with a private plunge pool, wide verandahs, indoor and outdoor fireplaces. The cherry on the cake: Beathtaking views!

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