Now that school holidays have begun, it’s imperative that we can find wonderful places of accommodation to stay with ( or without the kids- because heaven knows…school holidays can exhaust us parents).
Here’s two stays we love in the Western Cape who are currently offering winter specials in June and July:
Modern meets sustainable living in Easy for Dayz Container Home, McGregor
The tiny village of McGregor is special all on its own with the charm of its dusty streets, live music At the Courtyard on the weekends, Saturday morning farmer’s market, coffee at How Bazaar and breakfast at 51. But add a stay in McGregor’s very first container home and one of South Africa’s only hybrid homes and you have pure magic.
While the swimming pool will be too chilly in winter, stay cosy in the container and watch the morning sunlight bathe the grass and young succulents while sipping your coffee on the stoep.
The Container has two bedrooms, one main bedroom with a queen bed and a kid’s room with a bunk bed and a pull out bed in addition beneath.
The winter special is:
R650 per night for two people (R175 per extra guest per night: 4 guests max for R1000 per night). Email Alonya at email@example.com to book directly. Offers ends July 31 and is only valid in June and July 2019.
Countryside Luxury at Schooneoordt Country Hotel, Swellendam
Having fallen in love with the little town of Swellendam only 2 and a half hours from Cape Town, we still look for every excuse to return there. One of the first places we ever stayed in there was Schooneoordt Country Hotel, which in fact probably spoilt us for any others.
Gourmet breakfast and meals, fireplace in winter and cosy rooms only a few steps away from restaurants and museums in Swellendam, we could happily return at a moment’s notice.
The Winter special is:
35% discounted rates until the end of July. August and September less 25%. If you quote #loveswellendam when booking, you will receive a bottle of wine to enjoy beside the fire.