Monday, August 1, 2011

Slanghoek Mountain Resort Weekend Away















This weekend we were privileged enough to stay out in the Slanghoek valley at the Slanghoek Mountain Resort (www.slanghoekresort.co.za). It is the most beautiful area, situated just more than an hours drive from Cape Town, Near Goudini area. More specifically, the closest town is Rawsonville, but it is a gem on it’s own.

There are a number of awesome wineries dotted along the wine valley main road and I will be posting about each place we stopped at throughout the week.

The Slanghoek Mtn Resort has a variety of accommodation options, from luxury tents to guest houses to regular camping facilities, and of course, the new log cabins, in which we stayed. The log cabins are about 4km drive from the main section of the resort and over very rough terrain. Usually you arrive at the resort and then someone will take you to your log cabin in a 4x4 vehicle for the night.

The log cabins use solar power only and are self-catering. There is an amazing little fireplace, which really heated up the room.

My partner happily cast his rod off the balcony as the log cabins are on stilts above the lake.

We were supplied with an awesome platter of cheeses, breads, crackers, meats, preserves and pastries for a finger supper and a variety of wines provided by Jason’s Hill down the road.

There is a large braai facility outside and inside is a gas stove and oven.

And duvets you can literally get lost under...

What was incredible for me was the peace and quiet of the place. There are three log cabins in total, but each are quite a distance from the other.

The views are also breathtaking.

Other activities on the farm include trout fishing, bass fishing, hiking, pony rides for kids, putt putt and there are three swimming pools.

To be honest, we can’t wait to go back again!

3 comments:

Keyna b said...

Eeeep! "I want to go to there..." Great post :)

Amy Hopkins said...

Hey K, it is so amazing and really affordable. Plan a weekend away with another couple or some mates. All the wines farms are so close to one another, it's really cool to make a whole day out of wine tasting and then chilling by the fire :-)

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really an awesome lanscape indeed..beautifull resort