It feels like forever since I’ve sat down to write a travel post, and we have actually been to some rather lovely places in the last couple of months. One of them being the middle of the Karoo to a little place called Slanghoek Mountain Retreat. No electricity, no mobile phone connection, just fresh air, amazing sunsets, star gazing and mountain biking… and a lot of creativity to keep a 3 year old entertained without electronics, and interested in springboks and lizards.
Only 45 Minutes along gravel roads from Touwsrivier (which is only about 2 hrs from Cape Town on the N1) takes you straight up into the mountains, through a few farm gates, and into complete seclusion. We didn’t see another car, hear or see another family. Our cottage had 2 double bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms, with inside and outside showers and toilets (a very interesting experience), and 2 single beds in the living areas, perfect for my teenage brothers. The (unfiltered) plunge pool did house a little froggy, but was perfect to dip your feet into when temperatures soured.
This is a very cool Place.. can’t wait to go back! The ultimate relaxing holiday under the clear African Sky!