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Camp next to a fire or wake to crashing waves
Updated: 24 June, 2021
Spend the weekend roughing it out under the stars next to a warm fire in Cederberg. Now would be a great time to take the whole family away to Hermanus and greet the whales or splurge a bit on a dream accommodation special in Hout Bay. There are plenty of choices, and we've handpicked some of the best getaway specials around town.
JUMP ON A FAMILY-FRIENDLY OFFER IN HERMANUS
Start your day to the sound of crashing waves and views of breaching whales in Hermanus with an incredible room special. Set right in front of the ocean above the cliff rocks, you’re treated to restaurants, galleries, museums and nature trails all within walking distance to your seafront facing stay at the Windsor Hotel.
Accommodation special: Book a weekend and have kids under 12 stay for free at the Windsor Hotel
Availability: Now until the end of August
To do close by: Apart from the main attraction of the whales, every first Friday of the month 22 local galleries open their doors for guests to stroll through the Hermanus Art Walk
45 Marine Dr, Hermanus | 028 312 3727 | windsorhotel.co.za
TAKE A BREATHER IN A NATURE COTTAGE
You won’t find a better escape, or deal, than at Wolfkop Camping Villages and Nature Reserve in Citrusdal in the Cederberg right now. The camping villages are set up on the banks of the Olifants River, which is amazing to swim in, and safe for kids too. At the reserve, there are five lovely cottages set on the hill with gorgeous views of the river valley below where the kids can play, canoe or swim while parents can appreciate the natural beauty at Wolfkop Camping Villages and Nature Reserve.
Accommodation special: You can stay at the camping villages for only R250 per person mid-week (minimum booking of 2 people), on the weekends it costs R350 per person (minimum booking of 6 people for 2 nights). Plus, activities are also discounted with plenty more specials at Wolfkop Nature Reserve
Availability: until the end of October
To do close by: Bodyboard, swim canoe or simply float down the Olifants Rivier, soak in the jacuzzi, warm up by the fire or explore the local fauna and flora
Grootfontein Farm, Citrusdal | +27 (0)83 26048 22 | wolfkopcampingvillages.co.za
MAKE THIS LUXURY VILLA YOUR HOME FOR THE WINTER
Samadhi in Hout Bay is the dream house for the holidays: a pool that stretches along the deck with views of the bay beyond, mountains and greenery surrounding it, a cottage with a tennis court for the best of days playing long rallies, while the spectators on the deck watching on and drinking pink gins. For a family of 14 accustomed to the best, Samadhi House fits perfectly.
Accommodation special: The usual rate of R45 000 per night has dropped by R20 000 for a special winter rate at Samadhi House
Availability: 1 May until the end of September
To do close by: You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out at Beau Constantia and La Colombe or The Foodbarn in Noordhoek
14 Stirrup Lane, Hout Bay | samadhi-capetown.com
HAVE A BREAK IN HERMANUS FOR A STEAL
Hermanus Guest House is having a Local is Lekker special offering up to 30% off rack rates throughout the year. What’s great is that this guest house is central but also has one of the best views of the coast. It also sits just opposite a natural tidal pool that’s home to the popular Fick’s Restaurant, just a short walk from your stay at the relaxed and intimate Hermanus Guest House.
Accommodation special: Up to 30% off the room rack rate, depending on availability. With special, prices start from R2 030 per room. Plus every evening there are complimentary wine (from Raka Wines) and snacks served
Pensioners discount: Pensioners will get an additional 5% discount. With special, prices start from R1 550 per room
Availability: Until 1 December, 2021
To do close by: Straight across the road is the open-air eatery where you can dine on pinchos and fruity cocktails at Ficks
9 Marine Dr, Hermanus | 028 313 1433 | hermanusguesthouse.co.za
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