The focus of this trip is on exploring lesser known areas of the Western Cape at a slower pace, with 3/4 night stays in each location. Each of the luxury wellness accommodations offers local activities that can be done according to your own timetable and personal interests. You also have the option to simply spend days relaxing in the beautiful surroundings and using the on-site spa facilities. This trip combines outstanding beach, mountain and nature reserve locations. There is a great mix of destinations and activities to keep you occupied, but the key is it is all at your own pace. The focus of the trip is truly about exploring the local areas whilst also taking time for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Angala Boutique Hotel
Your first stop is near the picturesque town of Franschhoek, a short transfer from Cape Town airport. Nestled between beautiful mountains and in the heart of the Cape Winelands the Angala Boutique Hotel is renowned for offering a feeling of complete remoteness and peace during your stay. The hotel has a number of wellness facilities including an Ozonated Pool, a Heated Plunge Pool and an Eco Pool.There is also an Infrared Sauna & Steam Room, and plenty of optional wellness and treatment options ready to transform you into a state of complete bliss. If you are looking to explore the area a little during your stay you could undertake a hike in the beautiful surroundings, enjoy tastings at some of the regions finest Wine Farms or even play a round or two of golf! This 5* resort is a true hidden gem in this stunning region of South Africa.
Abalone Hotel and Spa
Situated in the quaint seaside village of Paternoster on the Cape West Coast, Abalone House offers old world elegance with new world decadence. All guests stay in one of the 10 gorgeous suites, some with sea views or private relaxing spaces. You are treated to high quality food, a newly revamped spa and unlimited access to the refreshing sea air during your stay. Nothing quite beats a relaxing sunset drink overlooking the ocean, as you contemplate the beauty of your surroundings. Paternoster itself is known for its unspoilt shimmering white beaches, turquoise ocean water, rocky outcrops and beautiful rustic fisherman's houses. You can fill your days by taking a stroll along the 8km beach, while away a few hours at the local art galleries and pottery studio, or try the local delicacies such as sun dried snook biltong! For the more energetic you can take a sea kayak out onto the inviting ocean, or perhaps Hike/Drive the 4×4 route into the nearby pristine natural wilderness of the 263-hectare Cape Columbine Nature Reserve at Tietiesbaa. Whatever you find relaxing, it is sure to be on offer at the 5* luxury hotel.
Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat
Hidden within the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains this truly magical wilderness experience is the perfect end to your relaxing South African stay. Bushman's Kloof is a multi award winning retreat with inspiring activities, unique dining experiences, organic vegetable gardens - all in a truly spectacular setting. Here you can begin to understand the history of the area by taking a leisurely visit to one of over 130 unique rock art sites, some as old as 10,000 years! For those interested in nature and wildlife you can join an easy walk or drive through the nature reserve where you will have the opportunity to explore the ever changing landscapes. After sunset you can relax with unparalleled stargazing under the beautiful African skies before exploring the land further to try and spot the elusive, nocturnal wildlife highlights such as the Aardwolf, African Wildcat, Bat Eared Fox, Cape Fox and Porcupine! To ensure a true sense of relaxation before heading home there are a multitude of treatments on offer at the recently awarded 'Best Spa in Africa'. Set in complete isolation it is a truly peaceful sanctuary where you can rejuvenate all your senses, replenish your energy and achieve deep inner harmony. Perfection!
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