The Best Getaways With Your Own Private Swimming Spot

The Best Getaways With Your Own Private Swimming Spot AfriCamps at Pat Busch

And the swimming is easy…

Summer holidays in Cape Town revolve around four Ss – sun, sea, surf and sand – thanks to two dazzling oceans and a beach-dotted peninsula between them.

For those who prefer swimming sans the madding crowds, may we recommend our favourite waterside retreats in and around the Mother City (which include blow-the-kids’-inheritance to downright affordable).

From private pools to farm dams, rivers and mountainside lagoons, here’s our roundup of the best stays near water in the Cape.

Which are your favourites? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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Getaways near dams and lagoons
Stays near rivers
Escapes with private pools

Getaways near dams and lagoons

Enjo Nature Farm

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Summer Getaways Cape Town: Enjo Nature Farm Dam
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Where Clanwilliam
Distance from CT 3.5 hours
Setting Want to get completely off the beaten track? This scattering of undisturbed cottages is just the spot. One is completely off-the-grid, relying entirely on solar power, and is only accessible via a Jeep track. Guests can swim in the farm’s spring-fed dam, and explore the many hiking trails that surround the farm. And, if you’re here between July and September, you’ll be treated to a wondrous bouquet of colour as wildflowers bloom in the Biedouw Valley.

The lodgings

  • Lazy Leopard House (sleeps up to six people) has a private splashpool and outdoor bath
  • Lonely Planet Cottage, off-the-grid with solar electricity, a gas-powered fridge and hob, and a private splashpool
  • Enjo Cottage and Oak Cottage each sleep up to four people
  • The Cabin and The Farmhouse Annex each sleep up to three people
  • bathroom with a shower
  • indoor fireplace
  • well-equipped kitchen or kitchenette
  • braai area
  • three spacious campsites along the river

Things to do

  • swimming in the farm dam
  • hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • stargazing
  • Cederberg Wilderness Area
  • Sevilla San rock art trail nearby

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? Yes
Sleeps 2 to 6 per unit
Cost From R640 per night for two people (depending on unit type and season)
R100 per person per night (camping, children camp free)
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Le Grand Jardin Villa

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Summer Getaways Cape Town: Le Grand Jardin Villa Bedroom

Where Stellenbosch
Distance from CT 40 minutes
Setting At Le Grand Jardin, all paths – and there are many – lead to pleasure.  Ensconced in a secluded slice of Stellenbosch’s Devon Valley ​– with a five-hectare garden all to yourself – this lavish family-friendly villa is exactly like nothing you’ve experienced before. How many holiday homes do you know of that have a life-sized Tintin rocket in the kids’ bedroom, a chandelier strung up over a giant-lily-pad pond, a jetty with a rowboat, outdoor lounges with fireplaces, a zipline, outdoor steam room built into a rock, a Jacuzzi under ancient oaks… and the list goes on? Part pleasure dome and part regal retreat, this Herbert Baker-style home is one of those rare properties that appeal to adventure-seeking four-year-olds and (70-year-old) style savants alike!

The lodgings

  • a manor house with three en-suite bedrooms, an entertainment area, spacious living area, fully equipped bar, kitchen, formal dining room, office, library and outdoor terrace
  • The Pool Pavilion has three outdoor pool suites, including a honeymoon suite, family room, and queen-size room
  • numerous balconies and relaxation decks
  • large swimming pool
  • glass conservatory (this can be booked for private functions, hosting up to 40 people)
  • dam and eco-pool
  • zipline
  • outdoor pizza oven
  • Jacuzzi
  • sauna
  • teepee
  • complimentary wifi

Things to do

  • swimming in the eco pool
  • row-boat paddling in the dam
  • tree walks leading to a treehouse-inspired seating area
  • outdoor sauna, steam room ​and Jacuzzi
  • gym equipment
  • zipline
  • fun toys
  • outdoor cinema setup (additional cost)
  • ​1940s vintage carousel
  • gypsy caravan with dress-up box
  • treasure hunt
  • guided baking
  • pizza lunch or dinner (additional cost)
  • private chef (additional cost)
  • neighbouring Devon Valley and centre of Stellenbosch only a short 10-minute drive away

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 15
Cost From R27 750 per night for the property (depending on season, exclusive-use only)
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Old Mac Daddy

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Where Elgin
Distance from CT 1 hour
Setting Situated in a forest of trees in the Elgin Valley, alongside a peaceful lake with a white-sand “beach”, this family-friendly retreat is a perfect summer escape. Relax in a hammock, Huckleberry Finn-style, with a cocktail (when restrictions allow) from Daddy’s Beach Bar or take a dip in the pool, with its breathtaking views of the lush valley.

The lodgings

  • 12 vintage Airstream trailer suites, each decorated in their own funky theme (10 family-friendly suites and two couples-only suites)
  • private deck or garden
  • double bed and en-suite bathroom (enquire as to your unique bathroom per unit)
  • earth-friendly living area
  • Daddy’s Den family unit: two tented bedrooms
  • Big Daddy’s Den: three tented bedrooms
  • Daddy’s Hideaway: luxury family tent
  • two larger self-catering units for a big group or family

Things to do

  • swimming in the dam and pool
  • The Barn Restaurant & Bar
  • Daddy’s Beach & Bar
  • hiking trails
  • wine-tasting tours on request (when permitted)
  • archery
  • stand-up paddle-boarding and kayaking
  • tractor rides
  • Zorbing
  • fishing (catch and release)

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 to 4 per unit
Cost From R1 895 per unit per night, includes breakfast (depending on season)
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Perivoli Lagoon House

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Where Klein River Lagoon, near Hermanus
Distance from CT 2.5 hours
Setting On the edge of the Klein River Lagoon outside Stanford, where the peaceful sounds of birdsong and flamingos soaring across the water set the scene, Perivoli Lagoon House is a luxurious haven just over two hours from Cape Town. With 140 hectares of untouched fynbos surrounding you and 180-degree views of the Klein River Mountains beyond, you can’t help but allow the stress of daily life to melt away.

The lodgings

  • four double suites each featuring their own terrace with lagoon and mountain views
  • en-suite bathrooms with a bath and shower and complimentary Wild Olive products
  • eco-friendly fireplaces in each bedroom and living areas
  • indoor and outdoor living areas with deep sofas and shaded views of the lagoon
  • open-plan state-of-the-art kitchen with a dining area
  • separate scullery and laundry room
  • large wooden deck with a braai area and outdoor dining table
  • heated infinity pool and sun loungers
  • small herb garden providing fresh ingredients for the kitchen
  • private chef on request

Things to do

  • swimming in the lagoon and heated pool
  • guided fynbos walks
  • beach excursion to nearby Walker Bay Nature Reserve
  • kayaks, mountain bikes and a speedboat available
  • in-house massage

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 8
Cost From R20 000 per night (for 8 people, self-catering)
R40 000 per night (for 8 people, includes all meals, house drinks and guided excursions)
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Stanford Valley Guest Farm

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Summer Getaways Cape Town: Stanford Valley Guest Farm Spa Pool
Summer Getaways Cape Town: Stanford Valley Guest Farm Bedroom

Where Stanford
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting Surrounded by treed hills and lush meadows where horses graze and springbokkies roam, this idyllic farm in the Klein River Valley spans 480 hectares of unadulterated natural beauty, and is home to a small collection of white-washed farm cottages. Meandering mountain paths, fynbos-dotted plains, horse paddocks, a farm dam and an authentic Overberg spa are just some of the features that make it the perfect country escape for nature-loving couples, friends and families.
Some cottages are self-catering, but the onsite Manor House Restaurant serves delicious country fare where breakfast, lunch and dinner are available at an additional cost. The perfect option should you tire of braaing on your private patio…

The lodgings

  • 15 cottages: Erica and Sagewood & Fynbos (each sleep two); Stables, Pincushion & Bluebell (each sleep four); and Protea & Milkwood (each sleep five)
  • comfortable bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
  • private balconies with mountain or meadow views
  • five of the cottages have fully equipped kitchenettes and braai facilities
  • four of the self-catering units have two bedrooms each and private gardens
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities (and a jar of home-baked rusks)
  • minibar fridge
  • wood-fired fireplace (unlimited firewood supplied)
  • outdoor seating area

Things to do

  • swimming in the farm dam
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner at Manor House Restaurant
  • on-site spa treatments at the Milkshed Spa
  • mountain-biking and hiking trails
  • canoe trips and sunset cruises on the Klein River
  • whale-watching in Hermanus and Kleinbaai

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 to 5 per cottage
Cost From R1 450 per cottage per night (depending on season and cottage type)
All cottages have the option of adding an extra single bed for R225.
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Fazenda Swellendam

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Summer Getaways Cape Town: Fazenda Swellendam Greenhouse
Summer Getaways Cape Town: Fazenda Swellendam Dam
Summer Getaways Cape Town: Fazenda Swellendam Bedroom

Where Swellendam
Distance from CT 2.5 hour
Setting In the Hermitage Valley just outside of Swellendam, two stylish stone cottages overlook a sparkling dam, with breathtaking views of the mountains beyond. There are also numerous rock pools for mid-adventure dips, while the lush forest makes for the perfect alfresco picnic spot. With nothing but the sounds of nature to punctuate the peaceful silence, this mountainside escape is a true hidden gem.

The lodgings

  • three stone cottages (one has a private plunge pool)
  • The Greenhouse with a private plunge pool
  • open-plan living area, kitchen, and bedroom
  • en-suite bathroom
  • private outdoor patio with a braai
  • two deckchairs

Things to do

  • swimming in the private pools and natural swimming dam (on your doorstep)
  • hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • rock pools for mid-adventure dips
  • picnics in the forest
  • heritage and cultural hotspots in Swellendam

Child friendly? No
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 per unit
Cost From R2 220 per cottage per night (depending on season and cottage type)
From R2 400 per night for The Greenhouse (depending on season)
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Black Eagle Lodges

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Where Caledon
Distance from CT 1.5 hours
Setting The peaceful Kempsrivier private farm, run by the Delport family, sets the scene for this sumptuous stay in nature where generously spaced lodgings and breathtaking views await. Towering mountains, abundant birdlife and a sparkling farm dam only add to the appeal, creating a tranquil reprieve for those looking to enjoy a break away from it all.

The lodgings

  • three-bedroom villa
  • three-bedroom private lodge
  • two-bedroom cottage
  • private hot tubs in each unit
  • indoor fireplaces
  • shaded patio with outdoor seating
  • spacious living rooms
  • indoor and outdoor dining areas
  • braai facilities
  • complimentary wifi

Things to do

  • swimming in the farm dam
  • soaking in the hot tub
  • walks through the pear and apple orchards
  • hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • Merino sheep shearing
  • bass fishing on request
  • birdwatching
  • explore the nearby town of Hermanus

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 4 to 6 per unit
Cost From R2 050 per night for two people (depending on season and unit type)
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Platbos Log Cabins at Slanghoek Nature Reserve

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Summer Getaways Cape Town: Platbos Log Cabins at Slanghoek Nature Reserve Setting
Summer Getaways Cape Town: Platbos Log Cabins at Slanghoek Nature Reserve Interior

Where Rawsonville
Distance from CT 1.5 hours
Setting Hidden below the mountains of the Slanghoek Valley, these elevated log cabins, perched alongside a sparkling dam, overlook lush vegetation and vineyards beyond. An ideal spot for nature lovers looking to get lost in the untouched beauty of the surrounding countryside.

The lodgings

  • three log cabins (Kliphout, Olienhout and Geelhout)
  • two bedrooms, each with a double bed and two single beds in the loft area
  • one bathroom with a shower
  • open-plan fully equipped kitchen and living area
  • small fireplace in the living area
  • wooden deck with outdoor seating
  • braai area

Things to do

  • swimming in the dam or pools
  • horse-riding (every Saturday morning) at the stables
  • putt-putt
  • fishing in the dam near the campsite
  • short walking trail that leads from the putt-putt course to the top of a high hill with impressive views of the surrounding valley

Good to know Cabins are gas- and solar-powered only – there’s no electricity.
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 6 per cabin
Cost R1 540 per night for two adults (depending on season)
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The Thatch House Boutique Hotel

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Where Hermanus Lagoon
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting All the uninterrupted beauty of the Overberg is on display at this boutique estate that offers spectacular views of the ancient Cape Fold Mountains and the Klein River Lagoon. As the name suggests, a sweeping thatch roof shelters the property, with two hectares of manicured gardens and a stylish interior completing the picture.

The lodgings

  • six luxurious suites (namely Waterfall, Flamingo, Pincushion, Lagoon, Fernand Milkwood)
  • extra-length king-size beds
  • private verandahs creating a seamless indoor-outdoor flow
  • en-suite bathrooms with a bath and shower
  • four of the suites have an adjoining room (with twin beds)
  • dressing room
  • refreshment hub with a minibar, Nespresso machine, household and imported herbal teas and snacks
  • swimming pool

Things to do

  • swimming in the lagoon and private swimming pool
  • kayaks and skis (available on request)
  • power-boat (additional charge)
  • floodlit tennis court
  • putting green
  • treehouse and suspension bridge play area
  • daily breakfast at the onsite restaurant (lunch and dinner at an additional cost)
  • nearby walks, hikes and bike rides

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 to 4 per suite
Cost From R3 750 per person per night sharing (depending on season)
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Serenity Houseboat

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Where West Coast National Park
Distance from CT 1 hour
Setting This private houseboat floats on Kraalbaai’s crystal-clear waters in the West Coast National Park – about an hour’s drive from Cape Town. The spacious lounge area opens onto a deck, where doing nothing but relaxing is obligatory. With gorgeous views of the lagoon and beach, it’s the perfect self-catering destination for a romantic getaway, family escape or relaxing retreat.

The lodgings

  • two double bedrooms and a sleeper couch in the lounge (sleeps six)
  • one bathroom with a double shower
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • dining area and braai on the deck
  • open-plan lounge with a sleeper couch

Things to do

  • swimming and canoeing in the lagoon
  • fishing and flower-spotting (in season)
  • exploring the West Coast National Park

Child friendly? Yes, under supervision
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 6
Cost From R2 900 per night for the houseboat on weekdays (depending on season)
From R3 900 per night for the houseboat on weekends (depending on season, minimum two-night stay)
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AfriCamps at Pat Busch

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Where Robertson
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting In the heart of Pat Busch Mountain Reserve, this boutique glamping site is a lush paradise enclosed by mountains, and populated by a variety of flora and fauna (including over 100 bird species). The private farm dam and swimming pool make this scenic spot perfect for a summer escape.

The lodgings 

  • 10 boutique glamping tents, each with solid wooden floors, a fully equipped kitchen, and an en-suite bathroom
  • each tent has two extra-length queen-size beds, and a single bunk bed
  • each tent has a private verandah overlooking the spectacular fynbos forests and mountains of the reserve
  • air-conditioning, electric blankets, indoor fireplace
  • braai facilities
  • laundry and babysitting services available on request

Things to do

  • hiking and walking trails
  • swimming in the farm dam or swimming pool
  • kayaking and canoeing
  • mountain-bike rental available on site
  • Robertson town centre is a short drive away

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 6
Cost R1 190 per night for two adults, kids stay free until 14 February 2021 for a minimum stay of two nights
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The Residence at Vrede en Lust

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Where Franschhoek Valley
Distance from CT 45 minutes
Setting At the foot of the Simonsberg Mountains, a short drive from the exclusive resort town of Franschhoek, lies the beautiful Vrede en Lust Estate, home to a magnificent six-bedroom villa overlooking a sparkling dam. Originally established as a working wine farm more than 300 years ago, the estate is dotted with ancient oaks, and offers that inimitable type of country charm synonymous with the heritage-rich Cape Winelands.

The lodgings

  • four bedrooms with king-size beds
  • two bedrooms with twin beds that can be converted into king-size
  • en-suite bathrooms with a shower and/or bath
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • spacious outdoor and indoor entertaining areas
  • indoor fireplaces
  • braai area
  • swimming pool
  • complimentary wifi
  • daily servicing
  • daily breakfast
  • in-house private dining (additional cost)
  • childcare (additional cost)

Things to do

  • swimming in the private pool or dam
  • gym and spa treatment room
  • lunch, take-home baked goods and more at Lust Bistro and Bakery

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? Yes, on request
Sleeps 12
Cost From R17 000 per night (depending on season)
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Stays near rivers

Elandskloof Farm Cottages

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Summer Getaways Cape Town: Elandskloof Farm Cottages River
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Where Greyton
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting Like something out of an Enid Blyton novel, the rolling meadows and gurgling rivers of Elandskloof are the picture of peaceful farm life. Whether you take a paddle in the stream or go for a walk in the fields, you’re guaranteed to encounter herds of cows sauntering by, with views of the Riviersonderend Mountain Range and valley all around. And for cycling enthusiasts, there are two mountain-biking trails built around the farm for guests to use.

The lodgings

  • 20 self-catering cottages varying in size (divided into thatched and riverside units)
  • one to two bathrooms
  • kitchen with a stove, fridge, microwave and dishwasher
  • lounge with a wood-fired stove
  • boma and braai area
  • private patio
  • newly built Kloof Lodge (accommodates up to 32 guests)

Things to do

  • swimming and canoeing in the river
  • hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • playground with a jungle gym and trampoline
  • games room with snooker and table tennis
  • restaurants and quaint shops in the nearby town of Greyton

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 to 6 per cottage
Cost From R1 000 per cottage per night (depending on cottage type)
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Doringbos

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Where Cederberg
Distance from CT 3.5 hours
Setting The striking allure of the Cederberg comes alive at this breathtaking escape, perched on a cliff of a 3 000-hectare farm above the Doring River. Luxurious lodgings in the main farmhouse and four surrounding cottages – coupled with a landscape yearning to be explored – make this remote haven a magical destination all of its own.

The lodgings

  • two en-suite cottages with one bedroom each
  • two en-suite cottages with three bedrooms each
  • one en-suite semi-enclosed outdoor bedroom
  • fully equipped kitchen (main house)
  • two living rooms (main house)
  • formal dining room (main house)
  • large terrace for outdoor living and dining
  • breakfast boma
  • two swimming pools with views
  • wood-burning hot tub
  • complimentary wifi
  • full-time housekeeping staff (included)
  • farm manager (included)
  • firewood (included)
  • chef and sous chef (additional cost)

Things to do

  • swimming in the pool and river
  • quad bikes
  • horse riding
  • kayaks
  • mountain bikes
  • view game from the boma on the pan
  • spa treatments (additional cost)
  • fly-fishing lessons (additional cost)
  • picnic on horseback (additional cost)
  • helicopter transfers (additional cost)

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? Yes
Sleeps 15
Please note The property can only be booked in its entirety. You cannot book the units separately.
Cost R25 000 per night for the property (exclusive-use only, minimum two-night stay)
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Dwarsberg Trout Hideaway

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Where Trouthaven
Distance from CT 1.5 hours
Setting Known as paradise by those who’ve experienced it, this scenic spot just outside Rawsonville is situated on a working fruit and wine farm, where a slew of campsites, luxury pods and quaint cottages overlook a flowing river. Perfect for those who fancy a getaway soaked in natural beauty.

The lodgings

  • three luxury pods (Water, Air and Fire suites) that each sleep two to four people
  • four fully equipped self-catering cottages that each sleep four to seven people
  • private plunge pools in the pods
  • outdoor braai facilities
  • 11 campsites, each accommodating 15 or 20 people
  • kiosk selling firewood, ice, coffee, snacks and fresh farm produce
  • bistro (open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 12pm)

Things to do

  • swimming in the private plunge pools and river
  • birdwatching
  • three hiking trails (one through a waterfall)
  • mountain-biking tails
  • fly fishing
  • wine-tasting experiences in the region (when permitted)

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 to 4 per luxury pod (pods)
15 to 20 (campsite)
4 to 7 per cottage (cottages)
Cost Camping: From R200 per person per night (depending on number of people)
Cottages: From R480 per person per night (depending on season)
Luxury pods: From R1 040 per person per night (depending on season)
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Kromrivier Cederberg Park

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Where Clanwilliam
Distance from CT 3 hours
Setting Situated in the heart of the Cederberg Conservancy, on the peaceful Kromrivier Farm, this restful retreat is hugged by orange-rock formations, crystal-clear rock pools, waterfalls and sweeping fynbos plains. The scenic drive from Cape Town passes the ever-popular Algeria camping site, after which you’re unlikely to see another vehicle! This sacred sense of silence and seclusion brings with it a rare feeling of safety and security – gold for intrepid travellers nowadays.

The lodgings

  • eight luxury self-catering chalets (Suikerberg, Apollo, Murraysberg, Winterbach, Donkerkloofkop, The Pup, Sneeuberg and Breekkrans)
  • two bedrooms with an en-suite bathroom (a sleeper couch can be provided on request)
  • spacious living area with an indoor braai
  • fireplace in the bedroom
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • outdoor braai and seating area
  • complimentary wifi

Things to do

  • swimming in rock pools
  • fishing
  • Die Slee eatery for breakfast and lunch
  • farm stall with deli items, memorabilia, wood, firelighters and toiletries
  • hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • Cederberg Observatory (certain Saturdays)
  • horse-riding
  • rock-climbing
  • trail-running
  • farm visits

Good to know There are also three rustic farm cottages and 18 campsites.
Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 6 per chalet
Cost R2 200 per night for two adults (depending on season)
R2 800 per night for four adults (depending on season)
R3 100 per night for five adults (depending on season)
R3 400 per night for six adults (depending on season)
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AfriCamps at Kam’Bati

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Where Swellendam
Distance from CT 2.5 hours
Setting This family-friendly farm epitomises idyllic country life, where swimming, canoeing and fishing in the Breede River, playing mini-golf or doing a scavenger hunt will keep children entertained for hours, while adults unwind around the fire. The boutique tents overlook a beautiful patch of forest, with mountains in the distance. Enjoy the starry night sky and birdsong from your outdoor wood-fired hot tub.

The lodgings

  • five boutique tents, each with solid wooden floors and an en-suite bathroom
  • each tent has two extra-length queen-size beds and a single bunk bed (sleeps five)
  • each tent has a spacious deck with outdoor seating and a built-in braai area
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • private outdoor wood-fired hot tub next to each tent
  • air conditioning and electric blankets
  • complimentary wifi

Things to do

  • three swimming pools with water slides
  • swimming or canoeing on the Breede River
  • putt-putt course
  • pool lounge
  • jungle gym
  • vegetable garden
  • guided farm tour
  • fishing
  • hiking trails
  • De Hoop Nature Reserve
  • Cape Agulhas
  • explore the nearby town of Swellendam

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 5
Cost R1 190 per night for two adults, kids stay free until 14 February 2021 for a minimum stay of two nights
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Tides River Lodge

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Where Malgas, Breede River
Distance from CT 2.5 hours
Setting This peaceful hideaway on the banks of the Breede River is half an hour’s drive from Swellendam – and a short distance from the port town of Malgas, where villagers still haul their pontoon cable ferries out onto the water. It’s the perfect stop-off point for travellers looking to explore the Garden Route or simply while away the warm days by the river bank.

The lodgings

  • five self-catering units varying in size
  • Zebra Lodge, Cob Cottage and Heron House are well-suited to groups
  • Kingfisher Lodge and The Boat House are well-suited to couples
  • spacious lounge with DStv and a fireplace
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • private verandah with a braai and riverside views

Things to do

  • swimming in the river
  • fishing and canoeing
  • boat cruises can be arranged for up to 10 people
  • birdwatching
  • hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • wine-tasting at Sijnn Wine Farm (when restrictions allow)
  • exploring the nearby De Hoop Nature Reserve and Bontebok National Park

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 to 9 per unit
Cost From R1 500 per unit per night (depending on season and unit type)
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The River Farm

Summer Getaways Cape Town: The River Farm
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Summer Getaways Cape Town: The River Farm Patio
Summer Getaways Cape Town: The River Farm Bedroom

Where Calitzdorp
Distance from CT 4.5 hours
Setting Situated in the Klein Karoo, in the semi-secluded Matjiesvlei Valley, near Calitzdorp, The River Farm offers sweeping vistas across the Gamka River. In a region where the arid Karoo and lush farmlands meet, this tranquil farm is a place of mesmerising natural beauty that encompasses the serene and silent landscape of the Klein Karoo – an ideal getaway for fishermen and nature lovers alike.

The lodgings

  • three River View cottages sleeping two each, overlooking the Gamka River
  • The Old School House (300 metres from the river) sleeps eight guests
  • shaded verandah with outdoor seating
  • braai area
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • spacious lounge
  • indoor fireplace

Things to do

  • swimming, fishing and boating in the river
  • walking and hiking trails
  • mountain-biking trails
  • horse-riding in town
  • birdwatching
  • Swartberg scenic drives
  • nearby towns of Calitzdorp and Oudtshoorn

Child friendly? Yes, at The Old School House only
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 to 8 per unit
Cost From R420 per person per night (depending on season)
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River’s Own Guest Lodge

Summer Getaways Cape Town: River's Own Guest Lodge
Summer Getaways Cape Town: River's Own Guest Lodge River
Summer Getaways Cape Town: River's Own Guest Lodge Interior
Summer Getaways Cape Town: River's Own Guest Lodge Bedroom

Where Breede Valley, near Wolseley
Distance from CT 1 hour
Setting The serene Mount Bain Nature Reserve in the Breede Valley immediately lures you into the bliss of the countryside. Surrounded by vineyards and towering mountains, with the tranquil calls of birdlife and softly flowing Witte River running through it, this escape is one for the books.

The lodgings

  • five-bedroom holiday house on the banks of the river
  • five bathrooms (four are en-suite)
  • lounge with fireplace
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • spacious outdoor seating area with a braai
  • deckchairs, swimming pool and private access to the crystal-clear river on your doorstep

Things to do

  • swimming in the pool or river (a literal stone’s throw away)
  • swimming in nearby waterfalls and natural pools
  • fynbos walks
  • birdwatching
  • hiking and mountain-biking trails

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? Yes, on request. Please note: the owners have pets on the property
Sleeps 12
Cost R5 600 per night for the house
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Escapes with private pools

Nibbana Farm

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Summer Getaways Cape Town: Nibbana Farm Lounge
Summer Getaways Cape Town: Nibbana Farm Bedroom

Where Tulbagh
Distance from CT 1.5 hours
Setting Surrounded by towering mountains in the heart of the Witzenberg Valley, this working farm offers stylish accommodation in a peaceful, rural setting. Home to a beautiful Manor House (available on an exclusive-use basis only) and a smattering of quaint cottages, it’s ideal for those seeking a relaxing getaway with a luxe edge.

The lodgings

  • four-bedroom Manor House with indoor fireplaces, a large living room, fully equipped kitchen, dining table, outdoor seating areas, large pool and garden
  • private plunge pool in the Stable Studio Cottage
  • standard-size swimming pool in the Stable Family Cottage
  • private plunge pool and wood-fired hot tub in the Karoo Cottage

Things to do

  • swimming in the natural crystal-clear pool or two nearby dams (bass and tilapia fishing details on request)
  • Secret Garden with large oak trees, bubbling streams, flowers and sculptures
  • hammocks
  • outdoor wood-fired pizza oven
  • private waterfall
  • Horse About horse-riding trails for beginners and up (booking essential)
  • hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • nearby Ceres Zipline
  • birdwatching

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 8 (Manor House)
2 to 6 (cottages)
Cost Manor House: R7 500 per night (depending on season)
Cottages: From R1 850 per cottage per night (depending on season)
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La Clé Village

Summer Getaways Cape Town: La Clé Village
Summer Getaways Cape Town: La Clé Village Franschhoek
Summer Getaways Cape Town: La Clé Village Coloniale Villa
Summer Getaways Cape Town: La Clé Village Bedroom

Where Franschhoek
Distance from CT 1 hour
Setting A mere five-minute stroll from Franschhoek’s buzzy high street, this breathtaking country retreat is set among blossoming orchards and rolling vineyards. At La Clé des Montagnes (“the key to the mountain” in French), guests are fully immersed in the Franschhoek lifestyle, with an abundance of food, culture, wide-open space and tranquillity right on your doorstep. Whether your preference is for historic charm or modern farm-style interiors, one of the four meticulously designed villas is sure to appeal.

The lodgings

  • Galerie (sleeps four in two en-suite bedrooms)
  • Manoir (sleeps four in two en-suite bedrooms, and an additional two children on request)
  • Grange (sleeps six to 10 in three en-suite bedrooms, and additional children in the loft)
  • Domain (sleeps eight in four en-suite bedrooms)
  • open-plan lounge
  • indoor fireplace
  • swimming pools
  • manicured garden
  • outdoor terrace
  • complimentary wifi
  • daily breakfast
  • personalised dining service (additional cost)
  • generator

Things to do

  • swimming in the private pool
  • tennis court
  • bicycles available to explore the vineyards
  • shared library
  • nearby town centre

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 4 to 10 per villa
Cost From R6 500 (self-catering) – R7 500 (includes a breakfast basket) per night (depending on season and villa)
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Eikehof Farm

Summer Getaways Cape Town: Eikehof Farm
Summer Getaways Cape Town: Eikehof Farm Setting
Summer Getaways Cape Town: Eikehof Farm Verandah
Summer Getaways Cape Town: Eikehof Farm Bedroom

Where Worcester
Distance from CT 1.5 hours
Setting This boutique guest farm, at the foot of the Olifantsberg Mountain near Worcester, is home to a beautifully refurbished Manor House where modern luxury and historical charm converge. Dating back 200 years, the property (a national heritage monument) is available for exclusive-use rentals only and offers a discreet farm stay in the Manor House and cottages where modern creature comforts and uninterrupted tranquillity make for a memorable escape.

The lodgings

  • three-bedroom Manor House with a fully equipped eat-in kitchen, lounge with an open fireplace, 12-seater dining area, games room and covered outdoor patio
  • two-bedroom Oude School Huisje with fireplaces, a large bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, lounge area, private patio and garden
  • one-bedroom De Kippe Huisje with a kitchenette, lounge area, private patio and garden
  • pool with a deck at the house overlooking the vineyard and olive grove

Things to do

  • swimming in the pool or nearby dam
  • outdoor chicken coup for collecting fresh eggs in the morning
  • an abundance of hiking trails
  • picnics in the forest
  • boutique wineries and restaurants in the surrounding area

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 12
Cost From R5 750 per night for the house (depending on season)
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Die Laaitjie Farmhouse

Summer Getaways Cape Town: Die Laaitjie Farmhouse
Summer Getaways Cape Town: Die Laaitjie Farmhouse Setting
Summer Getaways Cape Town: Die Laaitjie Farmhouse Patio
Summer Getaways Cape Town: Die Laaitjie Farmhouse Bedroom

Where Robertson
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting Only seven kilometres out of Robertson you’ll find a secluded valley, pierced by a calm river that runs into a dam on an old working farm. Here, wine and fruit are still hand-pressed, and pear and apricot trees blossom during the spring.

The lodgings 

  • Victorian-style farmhouse
  • four en-suite double bedrooms (each with a private terrace)
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • two sitting rooms with fireplaces
  • dining terrace with a braai
  • swimming pool
  • garden overlooking the dam

Things to do

  • swimming in the private pool or farm dam
  • horse-riding trails
  • hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • restaurants, shops and galleries in the nearby town of Robertson

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? Yes
Sleeps 8
Cost R5 200 per night for the house (depending on season)
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La Rive

Summer Getaways Cape Town: La Rive
Summer Getaways Cape Town: La Rive Outdoor Seating
Summer Getaways Cape Town: La Rive Interior
Summer Getaways Cape Town: La Rive Bedroom

Where Franschhoek
Distance from CT 1 hour
Setting Like a page straight out of Pride and Prejudice, this tranquil hideaway on a one-hectare estate in the back streets of Franschhoek is ideal for those seeking under-the-radar splendour (without lifting a finger). Exquisitely decorated in a stylish mix of curated antique furniture and contemporary art, La Rive is conveniently located a block away from the town’s main drag but is discreet enough to offer ultimate seclusion, with a sparkling pool to match.

The lodgings

  • six bedrooms with king-size beds
  • en-suite bathrooms with a shower and/or bath
  • fully equipped kitchen and pizza oven
  • open-plan dining area
  • indoor fireplace
  • lounge with a flatscreen TV
  • covered terrace with fireplace
  • braai area
  • outdoor gas heaters
  • swimming pool
  • poolside patio with sun loungers
  • vegetable garden
  • Koi fish ponds
  • wine cellar
  • grand piano
  • complimentary wifi
  • daily continental breakfast
  • daily servicing
  • live-in private chef
  • butler service
  • luxury turn-down service

Things to do

  • swimming in the private pool
  • visit the top-rated restaurants, art galleries and shops in town

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? Yes
Sleeps 12
Cost From R46 000 per night  (depending on season)
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Tierhoek Cottages

Summer Getaways Cape Town: Tierhoek Cottages
Summer Getaways Cape Town: Tierhoek Cottages Patio
Summer Getaways Cape Town: Tierhoek Cottages Kitchen
Summer Getaways Cape Town: Tierhoek Cottages Bedroom

Where Robertson
Distance from CT 2 hours
Setting This charming collection of cottages, on an organic fruit farm just outside Robertson, is surrounded by rolling hills and towering mountains, shielding it from the outside world. Each of the private cottages is self-catering and comfortably furnished, with outdoor verandahs and refreshing swimming pools where you can relax and enjoy farm life at its peaceful best.

The lodgings

  • five private cottages: Pepper Tree and Stone each sleep two, Quince sleeps six, Tierhoek House and Cottage sleep eight each, Fig Tree House and Cottage sleeps 10
  • bathroom with a shower and/or bath
  • open-plan lounge, dining room and fully equipped kitchen
  • all of the cottages have private swimming pools
  • indoor fireplace
  • outdoor braai area
  • covered verandah with outdoor seating
  • complimentary wifi in all cottages

Things to do

  • swimming in the private pool
  • hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • birdwatching
  • farm animals (including cows, pigs, sheep and donkeys)
  • game-watching in the surrounding reserve

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? Yes, on request
Sleeps 2 to 10 per cottage
Cost From R1 280 per cottage per night (depending on cottage and season)
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The Homestead at Oldenburg

Summer Getaways Cape Town: The Homestead at Oldenburg Vineyards
Summer Getaways Cape Town: The Homestead at Oldenburg Vineyards Exterior
Summer Getaways Cape Town: The Homestead at Oldenburg Vineyards Dining Room
Summer Getaways Cape Town: The Homestead at Oldenburg Vineyards Bedroom

Where Stellenbosch
Distance from CT 50 minutes
Setting Splendidly secluded in the Banhoek Valley, on the dramatic Helshoogte pass, this meticulously restored historic homestead is the ultimate luxe-Winelands escape. The Homestead’s lofty proportions, chic decor and state-of-the-art appliances will impress even the most well-heeled globetrotters. And, while the house has been given an utterly modern overhaul, it retains the charm and character of its Cape Dutch roots. Its unique and enviable position in the depths of a valley, and impossibly easy access to endless nature (with a view-drenched private pool) are unexpected bonuses for nature lovers.

The lodgings

  • six bedrooms with four king-size beds, one queen-size bed and two twin beds
  • en-suite bathrooms with a bath and shower
  • fully equipped eat-in kitchen
  • formal dining room with an open fireplace
  • living room with an open fireplace
  • sun-kissed open verandah with a built-in braai
  • swimming pool overlooking sweeping vineyards and rolling lawns
  • complimentary wifi
  • full breakfast served daily
  • trained butler with concierge skills
  • housekeepers
  • private chef, driver, childminder (additional cost)

Things to do

  • swimming in the private pool
  • private gym
  • nearby hiking and mountain-biking trails
  • spa treatments, yoga sessions or a personal trainer (additional cost)
  • restaurants, shops, art galleries and cafés in Stellenbosch centre

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 12
Cost From R27 000 per night for the first two bedrooms (depending on season, minimum two-night stay)
R5 000 per additional room thereafter
Please note A minimum stay of seven nights is required from 15 December to 5 January.
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Die Aap Farm Lodge

Summer Getaways Cape Town: Die Aap Farm Lodge
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Where Klaarstroom, near Prince Albert
Distance from CT 5 hours
Setting Hidden at the far end of the scenic Meiringspoort Pass, among the slopes of the Swartberg Mountain range, this 2 200-hectare farm and nature reserve is a wonderful spot for those seeking a Karoo hideaway. The peaceful farm is home to an exclusive self-catering house that dates back to 1825, the quiet, historic charm of which blends seamlessly with the modern interior design, allowing the peaceful Klein Karoo landscape (accentuated by a large lap pool and farm dam) to take centre stage. Home to a small selection of indigenous antelope, birds and reptiles, this beautifully restored retreat is a nature lover’s dream.

The lodgings

  • stylishly restored manor house with four en-suite bedrooms
  • private outside patio with a seating area and sweeping views
  • large swimming pool
  • outside firepit
  • open-plan modern kitchen, dining and lounge area encased in floor-to-ceiling glass windows with a log and gas fireplace

Things to do

  • swimming in the private pool
  • bush-walking and mountain-biking trails
  • stargazing

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 8
Cost From R5 750 per night for the house (depending on season)
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Mountain Villa at Boschendal

Summer Getaways Cape Town: Mountain Villa at Boschendal
Summer Getaways Cape Town: Mountain Villa at Boschendal Setting
Summer Getaways Cape Town: Mountain Villa at Boschendal Verandah
Summer Getaways Cape Town: Mountain Villa at Boschendal Bedroom

Where Franschhoek
Distance from CT 1 hour
Setting One of the Cape’s oldest wine estates, dating back to 1685, Boschendal’s location at the foot of the Simonsberg Mountain offers dramatic mountain vistas from its lush lawns. In addition to a smorgasbord of food offerings, the estate offers an abundance of wonderful outdoor and cultural activities. All of this and more can be enjoyed during a stay at this spectacular villa, host to a capacious private pool and pizza oven.

The lodgings

  • two master bedrooms with king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms with a bath and shower
  • four additional bedrooms with queen-size beds
  • two separate bathrooms with a shower
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • two lounges
  • large wrap-around terrace
  • outside bar area with a braai, pizza oven and large swimming pool
  • beautifully kept gardens, lawns and a private lake
  • complimentary wifi
  • daily housekeeping
  • farm concierge
  • private chef (additional cost)

Things to do

  • swimming in the private pool
  • farm picnics
  • delicious food at The Deli and The Werf
  • five mountain-biking trails and farm hikes
  • horse-riding
  • pony rides and pump track for children
  • farm shop and butchery
  • immersive playground

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 12
Cost From R18 000 per night (depending on season)
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La Petite Ferme Vineyard Suites

Summer Getaways Cape Town: La Petite Ferme Vineyard Suites
Summer Getaways Cape Town: La Petite Ferme Vineyard Suites Interior
Summer Getaways Cape Town: La Petite Ferme Vineyard Suites Bedroom
Summer Getaways Cape Town: La Petite Ferme Vineyard Suites Bathroom

Where Franschhoek
Distance from CT 1 hour
Setting With some of the best panoramas of the Franschhoek Valley and surrounding terrain, this intimate boutique hotel has always had a decidedly well-heeled reputation, despite its laidback ambience and the one-and-all appeal of its vineyard-facing front lawn. Perched on the northern slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains, each of the Vineyard suites (and their pools too!), as well as the charming glass-fronted restaurant, boast spellbounding valley and vineyard views.

The lodgings

  • five stylish Vineyard suites
  • each with their own private pool overlooking the valley
  • king-size extra-length bed
  • en-suite bathroom with a shower and freestanding bath
  • private patio with a plunge pool
  • mini bar with complimentary items and wine on arrival
  • tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • air conditioning and heating
  • smart TV
  • complimentary wifi

Things to do

  • swimming in the private pool
  • leisurely walks
  • strenuous hikes
  • complimentary guided vineyard tour
  • mountain-biking trails
  • on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner

Child friendly? Yes, on request
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 2 per suite
Cost From R 5 408 per suite per night (depending on season and suite type)
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Owner’s Villa at Delaire Graff

Summer Getaways Cape Town: Owner's Villa at Delaire Graff
Summer Getaways Cape Town: Owner's Villa at Delaire Graff Setting
Summer Getaways Cape Town: Owner's Villa at Delaire Graff Pool
Summer Getaways Cape Town: Owner's Villa at Delaire Graff Bedroom

Where Stellenbosch
Distance from CT 30 minutes
Setting The price tag might make your eyes water, but if you ever wanted to make like landed gentry, read on. Perched at the top of Stellenbosch’s Helshoogte Pass, the majestic Delaire Graff Estate beckons for those seeking a spectacular spot to kick up their feet. Overlooking the awe-inspiring Banhoek Valley, this beautifully appointed escape is centred around ultimate comfort and relaxation, with panoramas to match.

The lodgings

  • four bedrooms, all with king-size beds (two of which can be converted to twin beds; children under 12 can be accommodated on movable beds)
  • en-suite bathrooms with a bath and shower
  • each bedroom has a private dressing room and walk-in closet
  • each bedroom has a private terrace
  • each bedroom has its own gas fireplace as well as a large fireplace in the living and dining room
  • guest bathroom
  • wine cellar
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • open-plan dining area
  • two spacious living rooms, one of which acts as a media and cinema room
  • minibar and selected wines
  • outdoor deck with sun loungers
  • Jacuzzi
  • heated swimming pool
  • inclusive meals prepared by a private chef
  • complimentary laundry service
  • complimentary wifi
  • 24-hour security based at the villa
  • two-bedroom annexe for guests’ private staff
  • personal butler
  • personal housekeeping team
  • arrival and departure transfers within a 100km radius

Things to do

  • swimming in the private pool
  • spa treatments (additional cost)
  • private estate, art and cellar tours
  • gym (with state-of-the-art equipment including a reformer machine; private trainers can be arranged on request)
  • Indochine, an Asian-inspired restaurant headed by Michelin-trained chef Virgil Khan
  • Delaire Graff Restaurant, which features bistro favourites with a South African spin

Child friendly? Yes
Pet friendly? No
Sleeps 8
Cost Price on enquiry
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Time of publication: 27 January 2021

11 Responses to “The Best Getaways With Your Own Private Swimming Spot”

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  2. Tracy

    Beautiful places but these days people want to take their pets with them… need more places with pets

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  3. Mari

    I would like to see more Pet Friendly establishments.

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  5. Demetri

    Oh my, this prices are for the tourist, where are they?
    We the local and retired people definitely can not afford them.
    Wasted my time looking at them.

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  6. CS Mccomb

    Most of these prices here are insanely expensive. How on earth do these places expect to do business with us ordinary folk?

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    • Sharifa

      I agree! Can we please have some realistic ,affordable options for locals otherwise I’ve just wasted 15minutes looking at beautiful places I can’t even dream of going to.

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      • Zahiedah Isaacs

        Storytellers is amazing. It is beautiful and very affordable.
        Do yourself a favor and book. I have been there twice, and I’ll definitely go again.

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  7. Annetjie Bacher

    Accommodations in Cape Town

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