BLOEMENDAL GUEST COTTAGE

Some winter weekends call for a hearty dose of solitude, and there is no more idyllic refuge than the Bloemendal Guest Cottage in Riebeek-Kasteel. It’s a beautifully appointed cottage, so tranquil you’ll realise this was the escepe from the city you never knew you needed. The chic, self-catering cottage is perfect for bunkering in and keeping toasty, thanks to the hearth-like fireplace. bloemendal-riebeek.co.za


AKADEMIE STREET BOUTIQUE HOTEL

Run away to Franschhoek to experience the pure hospitality and comfort of Akademie Street Boutique Hotel. It’s a blissful base from which to meander through the culinary delights of the town, and Akademie’s wood-fired hot tubs and roaring fireplaces are perfect for a spot of soul soothing. aka.co.za

Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
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THE ALPHEN & BLANKO

This classic Capetonian five-star treasure, nestled in lush and leafy Constantia, offers visitors a refined escape this winter. Whether cosying up for the night in one of The Alphen’s opulently old-world rooms, or fireside dining at Blanko restaurant is your therapy of choice, this time-honoured stately property is the ideal source for a much-needed touch of warmth this winter. alphen.co.za; blanko.co.za

The Alphen
The Alphen
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