Isolation In The Western Cape Never Looked So Good ~ Working from home sounded like a great idea at first, but those four walls are already closing in and the school holidays feel like they’ll never end. Some fresh air and wide open spaces might be just what the doctor ordered.
We’ve scoured the country looking for secluded hideaways perfect for your family or your significant other, where you can make the most of isolation in the Western Cape during these uncertain times.
We’ve also arranged contact-less check-in and check-out with all of the properties featured.
Travel safe and take care of each other.
Isolation In The Western Cape Never Looked So Good
AfriCamps at Pat Busch Mountain Reserve is ideal for a totally tranquil getaway. The spacious luxury tents are surrounded by mountains and fynbos with dams and streams. Each tent has a private wooden deck with loungers overlooking the farm. Cleanliness and sanitation are top priority to AfriCamps staff and guests can rest assured that their tent has been thoroughly disinfected before arrival.
Check in / out arrangement: Guests will receive email or whatsapp communication prior to arrival with the entrance gate code and tent number. Guests can enter and head to their tent and back out at the end of their stay without having to come into contact with anyone.
Indulge in a unique experience, perfectly positioned in the Diepkloof Nature Conservancy and far enough away from civilization to enjoy total isolation. Wake up to a stunning sunrise and unwind in the evening with a magnificent sunset. This round tent that includes wood and stone construction has a separate lounge and kitchen area with a fireplace and an outdoor wood fired tub.
Check in / out arrangement: Guests of the Southern Yurt can enjoy self check in / out. Info usually provided on check in will be left in the yurt for guests. No key is required, so when you arrive you can simply head off to the Yurt and enjoy a peaceful stay without seeing a soul.
Chill out on a 70 hectare farm in the Tulbagh Valley in one of the fully kitted cottages overlooking the dam. The cottages are set well enough apart that you do not need to interact with anyone and can simply relax and recharge your batteries. The cottages are sanitized thoroughly before arrival and after check out again so guests do not need to worry about any germs lurking around.
Check in / out arrangement: Guests will be send check in forms via email to be returned before arrival and info will be left in the cottage. Guests to please call prior to arrival so that keys can be left in the cottage door. Guest can simply leave the key at the cottage on departure.
Unwind and relax, experience the lovely setting of this Nature Reserve’s tranquility and silence from your own private cottage with a private Jacuzzi, bush showers, hammocks, a fireplace and jungle gym for the kids. Surrounded by wide open spaces with panoramic views of the Oliphant River valley, you couldn’t ask for a more secluded getaway.
Check in / out arrangement: Guests simply need to phone when they arrive and the gate will be buzzed open. The key will be at the unit for with the alarm button. Guests can simply deactivate the alarm and head inside for a relaxing break. At check out the same applies, leave the key at the cottage and head to the gate.
Choose from the Victorian Farm House or the private cottage, both set on a large property far apart and fenced off from each other. Set in the quaint town village of Greyton, guests can enjoy country living just short of two hours from Cape Town.
Check in / out arrangement: Guests are required to call before check in so that security can ensure the key is left in the door for them. On arrival security will open the gate to let you in the property. At departure, guests simply leave the key at the house or cottage.
Being just over an hour away from Cape Town makes getting away to this stunning retreat easy for us City dwellers. With a selection of private mountain cottages to choose from and spectacular views of the valley, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to a secluded spot for the weekend.
Check in / out arrangement: It couldn’t be simpler, pick up the key to the cottage from the key box and drop it off in the box when you leave.
Calling all nature and wine lovers! Spoil yourself with an authentic countryside experience in a tastefully furnished and hygienic cottage. Here you are surrounded by vineyards, indigenous fynbos and mountains; and can make the most of the wide open spaces without bumping into our fellow man.
Check in / out arrangement: Guests can collect and return keys from a box at the cottage, making a visit here totally contact-less.
Set on a cliff, overlooking the Olifants River is this blissful cottage. The wrap around deck boasts spectacular views of the river and mountains. Sleeping six adults and three children means the whole family can escape the madness and enjoy isolation in style.
Check in / out arrangement: Keys will be left in a lock box or in the cottage door for you and can be returned the same way on departure.
Just outside Stanford on the slopes of the Klein River Mountains, are a choice of five spacious cottages set at least 20m apart, meaning you will never need to interact with neighbouring cottages. Each cottage has its own unique view of the Overberg and the mountains behind. Cleaning services are done before arrival and after departure to minimize contact and Phillipskop Mountain Reserve tries to keep a 72 hour window between bookings to ensure there are no germs are left behind.
Check in / out arrangement: The keys will be left in the door for guests prior to check in and can be left there on your way out.