5 places to keep you warm this winter


The cold winter is upon us, and snow-capped mountains and wet weather await us on the other side. If you believe rumors that this could be the “coldest winter” Cape Town has seen in a long time, you’re probably stocking up on sachets of hot chocolate and fluffy blankets.

While staying home and enjoying your cozy interior might seem like a safe bet, it can leave your traveler’s soul screaming with boredom. Well, have no fear! Treating yourself to a hot tub getaway is a wonderful way to explore the nooks and crannies of the Western Cape, embrace the cold and enjoy some cozy relief.

Here are five amazing spa destinations to choose from:

Photo: Melozhori Private Reserve / Instagram

Melozhori Pods offers the perfect combination of luxury, mesmerizing views and tranquility. Oh, and there’s a hot tub too! Nestled in a 2500 acre private game reserve near Bonnievale, guests can enjoy a safe, family-friendly escape from the city, with nothing but nature as far as the eye can see. It’s a great destination if you’re looking to get warm this winter while hitting the “reset” button.

  • Location: R317, Bonnievale, Stormsvlei
Photo: Farawy Cottage in Tanagra / Instagram

Nature, nature and more nature! That’s how we love our accommodation, and Faraway Cottage in the beautiful town of McGregor serves it to us on a silver platter. This off-grid accommodation seduces guests with its modern yet rustic charm, with glass doors that fold down to reveal magical views, which you can enjoy while soaking in the hotel’s wood-fired hot tub. accommodation.

  • Location: Vroljkheid, Robertson Road, McGregor
Photo: De Pakhuys / Website

If you’re looking to avoid the bells and whistles and enjoy the simplicity of your surroundings, then De Pakhuys in Clanwilliam is a great choice. Located in the ever-beautiful Cederberg, relax in your private hot tub while admiring the incredible rock formations for which this area is famous. The prices are reasonable and the accommodation is more than comfortable – what more could you ask for?

  • Location: R364, Clanwilliams, Rocklands
Photo: Copia Eco Cabins / Instagram

The epitome of luxury and eco-friendly living, Copia Eco Cabins are located on a working farm in the rugged Overberg region. Cabins are converted from shipping containers and offer contemporary off-the-grid living with an abundance of drinking nature. No Wi-Fi or TV, and limited cell reception make this a haven for those looking to fully immerse themselves in Mother Nature.

  • Location: Van Der Stel pass road, Keisseseskraal farm, Bot river
Photo: Black Barn / Airbnb

If you don’t feel like heading into the seclusion of the mountains, breathe in the fresh ocean air and head to Gansbaai’s popular Black Barn. Surrounded by a sea of ​​fynbos, this stylish accommodation is the perfect place to unwind and allow the bubbling hot tub to melt away all your troubles. Enjoy an afternoon walk on the property’s private driveway to the beach, you might even spot a few zebras and springboks.

Location: 375 Heron Street Romansbaai Beach Estate Dangerpoint

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Image: Copia Eco Cabins / Instagram


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