Looking for that ideal weekend getaway somewhere around Cape Town? Luckily, the Mother City just happens to be a short drive away from hundreds of amazing places to stay. If you wish to get away from all the hustle and bustle of Cape Town, spend a weekend in a charming guesthouse in Stanford, self-catering cottage with amazing views in Darling, or in a luxurious villa that has all the amenities of a 5-star hotel in Hermanus. Check out our list of 9 places around Cape Town that you should definitely plan to visit for a weekend getaway.
1 River’s Edge, Stanford
River’s Edge is a double story country home located in Stanford on the banks of the Klein River. The interior of this place looks truly amazing and can be best described as a mixture of chic and rustic. There is a large lawn in front of the cottage and four bedrooms with screed floors stylish furnishings. Guests of the River’s Edge have full access to a fully-equipped kitchen and a cozy fireplace in the lounge.
2 Suikerbossie, Riebeek Kasteel
There are many accommodation options to choose from around Cape Town and Suikerbossie in Riebeek Kasteel is one of them. This lovely guesthouse is located close to dozens of amazing wineries and top class restaurants in the town and offers a modern interior with plenty of amenities and features. All of the bedrooms are en-suite and open to the pool and the garden. You will find a nicely equipped kitchen and a dining area, as well as a cozy lounge with a stovepipe fireplace.
3 La Petite Grange, Darling
La Petite Grange (The Little Barn) is a self-catering cottage located just an hour drive from Cape Town in the lovely town of Darling. The cottage sits atop a hill and offers spectacular views of the surrounding farmlands. Visitors who decide to spend the weekend here can book one of the two bedrooms; one comes with a queen bed, while the other has two single beds. From the amenities, expect to find a fully-equipped kitchen with all the necessary utensils including Weber braai and a chef-style hob. Guests who like to travel with their dogs and pets will be happy to hear that La Petite Grange is a pet-friendly property.
4 Fig Tree Cottage, Greyton
Situated on one of the prettiest streets in Greyton, Fig Tree Cottage is a beautifully decorated cottage with huge indoor and outdoor areas. There is a big garden with plenty of flowers where you can unwind with a drink. What’s great about this place that it is located close to dozens restaurants and shops and the owners are really friendly people. During the winter season, a lovely fireplace is there to heat up the cottage.
5 Kennedy’s Beach Villa, Hermanus
Ideal for couples who are hoping to find spend a romantic weekend around Cape Town, Kennedy’s Beach Villa is a charming boutique guesthouse located a few steps away from the Onrus lagoon just outside of Hermanus. Guests can choose between staying in the Beach Suite or the Lagoon Villa. Both units offer comfortable queen size beds and Victoria baths. The Beach Suite offers spectacular views of the beach and opens up to the spacious sun deck that comes with a Jacuzzi. A continental breakfast is included in the price.
6 Aloe Ridge, Swellendam
Located in Swellendam, Aloe Ridge boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, two en-suite bedrooms, private pool decks, and spacious open-plan living areas. All of the 5 houses are overlooking the river and come with sleek furnishings and wood surfaces. The bedrooms are fitted with double or single beds, while bathrooms have walk-in showers and baths. Keep in mind that water from the tap is not drinkable, but the owners are kind enough to supply guests with 10l of water for the weekend.
7 The Victorian Cow, Riebeek Kasteel
The Victorian Cow is a luxury B&B located in the center of Riebeek Kasteel. It is one of the most adorable accommodation spots around Cape Town and features nicely decorated rooms with embroidered linen, Victorian Baths with candlelight’s, and comfortable beds. A complimentary bottle of wine is offered to guests upon arrival and a delicious fully-cooked country breakfast is included in the price. You can have breakfast on the private patio or in the sheltered outdoor courtyard.
8 Klein Nektar, Montagu
Located in Montagu, Klein Nektar is a nice farmhouse that is surrounded by an olive grove, sheep, and vineyards. It’s an ideal place for travelers wish to truly get away from the modern life at least for the weekend, as there is no electricity and Wi-Fi here at Klein Nektar. The rooms are tastefully furnished and there is a lounge that boasts amazing views of the surrounding vineyards. Keep in mind that the cell phone reception here is limited.
9 Indigo Blue, Langebaan
Conveniently located just a couple of meters from the water’s edge, Indigo Blue in Langebaan has an outdoor dining platform, lounge, and a wooden deck looking onto the lagoon. You can spend the weekend chilling on one of the hammocks or go kayaking or swimming. There are also dozens of bookshelves for travelers who like to read on vacation. You will also have access to a fully-equipped kitchen where you can prepare meals. There is a nice seafood restaurant just a short walk away from the property.
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