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10 AirBnB Escape ideas that are a must this season! / South Africa (Part 1)

Don’t you just love a secret escapes? We do. And yes, we are pretty much aware that this will no longer be a secret, however the fact that this can be your next getaway it is a great reason to share them with you.

NOTE!

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  1. Joubertsdal Country Estate – Mountain View Studio / Swellendam
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Situated at the foot of the Langeberg mountain lies this hidden gem. This wonderful spot offers privacy in a cosy setting and incredible mountain views. Forget about your busy life and enjoy the tranquillity that Joubertsdal offers.

Mountain View Studio is an open plan space including bedroom with seating area and spacious bathroom. Outside area has seating and a weber for a braai as well as a hot tub.

Book via AirBnb – HERE.


2. Buff and Fellow Eco Pod 4 (2 sleeper) / George

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Nestled on a beautiful buffalo breeding farm, 10 km from George Airport. A place perfect to relax and unwind. Eco-friendly POD nestled on the banks of a farm dam includes 1-bedroom unit that can accommodate 2 guests. The En-suite bathroom is fitted with a bath and outdoor shower. Each unit has a well-equipped kitchen and an open-plan living area with a fireplace. The units open onto a private patio with a built-in braai area and a wood-fired hot tub. All surrounded by views of Outeniqua Mouantains.

Book via AirBnB HERE.


3. Hoopoe Cabin / Cederberg

An ideal escape for two. A classic stone cabin surrounded by the majestic Cederberg Mountains on a private working farm. Guests can access the whole farm private river pools and many wonderful trails. Enjoy fresh air and get away from the demands of everyday life.

Book via AirBnB HERE.


4. JustBe Farm Retreat / Piketberg

Image Courtesy of Soutkloof Gam

JustBe Farm Retreat is situated on a small privately owned game farm called Soutkloof Game, that is located an hour outside of Cape Town. This cosy cabin is a perfect getaway from city life and offers the atmosphere that one needs to recharge. Enjoy lounging on the patio area or having a barbeque whilst viewing wild game like eland, black wildebeest, springbok, cape mountain zebra, and the elusive cape fox. There is also an abundance of birdlife, perfect for bird watchers.

Note: The Game Drive and KolKol Woodfire Hot Tub are an additional charge; inquire for further information.

Book via AirBnB HERE.


5. Country House / Hopefield

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Beautiful and modern 4 bedroom house with huge 50 sq meter mezzanine, stunning garden mostly sandy in summer and green and flowers in winter. Ideal escape for family of friends getaway.

Book via AirBnB HERE.


6. Cottage on the Breede River / Malgas

Enjoy some relaxing river bliss in this cottage on the banks of the Breede River. With it’s own private jetty and tennis court, come and enjoy a wide variety of activities: water sports, tennis, bird watching (king fishers, fish eagles, weavers, hoopoe and more), fishing, visiting De Hoop Nature reserve, this cottage has something for everyone.
It sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms) and has an indoor firepalce and outdoor braai. A really comfortable, no frills cottage to create special memories.

Book via AirBnB HERE.


7. “Off-the-grid” stone cottage / Barrydale

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Remote and private “off the grid” stone cottage set in the heart of Touwsberg Private Nature Reserve ( just off “Route 62”) about 40km from Barrydale. The reserve is well known for it’s varied biodiversity and stunning scenery. Accessible with an average car/sedan, however low clearance vehicles will struggle. The Cottage is well equipped, comfortable and completely private.

Important to note: Cell/3G reception requires a 2 minute walk. There is no electricity, but there are good quality gas appliances – stove tops, fridge/freezer and rechargeable solar lights. A solar water heater provides hot water, and on colder days there is a gas water heater as a backup. There is also a plunge pool.

Book via AirBnB HERE.


8. Arusio Farmhouse @ Towerkop / Ladismith

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Newly renovated family holiday farmhouse in Ladismith’s Dwarsriver valley that can accommodate up to 7 people. Nestled between vineyards and fruit trees in the shadow of Towerkop peak lies the perfect getaway for an offline retreat. Experience the tranquility of the Klein Karoo in one of the most beautiful valley’s along the R62.

Homely and quaint farmhouse with wrap around veranda, ideal for morning sunrise coffee and stargazing dinners.

Book via AirBnB HERE.


9. Starry Starry Night – Eco Mountain Reserve / Montagu

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Two cosy semi-detached mountain cottages stand by side, with spectacular views over the surrounding koppies and mountains just 2.5hrs drive from Cape Town. You can even enjoy the views directly from Queen bed, through the romantic glass-steel French doors.

Outside a huge deck and braai area is perfect when the weather is pleasant (almost always). While snuggly blankets, hot water bottles and a crackling indoor fireplace make sure Starry Starry Night is a true year-round destination.

Book via AirBnB HERE.


10. Poplar Chalet / Stanford

Image Courtesy of Poplar Chalet

Poplar is a bespoke built wooden chalet, situated next to a gurgling stream amongst towering Poplar trees. It is situated on a small farm, 22 km from the quaint village of Stanford.The spaceThis is the ultimate modern wooden cabin offering a stylish retreat from the world. An open plan layout with barn doors that separate the living and sleeping area.
The living space with a fireplace, leather couch, custom made furniture and a fully equipped kitchen leads into a queen size bedroom with en suite bathroom with double vanity and big shower.
Sliding doors opens up the whole space onto the big deck boasting built in daybeds, a heated plungepool and a fireplace.

Book via AirBnB HERE.

Images and Text: Source listings of AirBnB

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