Living loud with Liezel: Fabulous Easter breakaways

Living loud with Liezel: Fabulous Easter breakaways

Liezel-Van-Der-WesthuizenBy Liezel van der Westhuizen

The Easter long weekend is the perfect time for a short family getaway. We’ve compiled a list of places in and around Cape Town which would make for the perfect Easter Break

Bontebok National Park
Just three hours away is Bontebok National Park; a reserve six kilometres outside of Swellendam with chalets and caravan and tent campsites located close to the Breede River. (www.sanparks.org)

Hermanuspietersfontein Boerdery
Situated only 20 km east of Stanford, Hermanuspietersfontein Boerdery offers a unique combination of magnificent mountains, pristine fynbos and clear mountain streams with beautifully tended vineyards with catering cottages from R500 per cottage per night. (www.hpf1855.co.za)

West Coast National Park
Just an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the West Coast National Park provides a perfect getaway with various types of accommodation available from houseboats; chalets and beach cottages. (www.sanparks.org)

La Chataigne
Situated on a working wine farm roughly a 10-minute drive from Franschhoek; guests can choose to stay in any one of three quaint, recently renovated cottages with spectacular mountain views, and they are the perfect place to relax. (www.lachat.co.za)

If Camping

The Beach Camp  
Located on the sandy shores of the Atlantic Ocean in the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve near the quaint fishing village of Paternoster, The Beach Camp is unlike your typical campsite as accommodation takes the form of either intimate wooden A-shaped huts or comfortable bedded twin tents. (www.beachcamp.co.za)

Imhoff Park  
Located in the charming village of Kommetjie, this laidback resort and campground is situated only 100m from popular surfing spot Long Beach. It makes for a relaxed seaside getaway. (www.imhoff.co.za)

Citrus Creek
Less than two hours from Cape Town and situated on the banks of the Olifants River at the southern approach to the majestic Cederberg Mountains, Citrus Creek features camping spots and chalets. (www.citruscreek.co.za)

If you’re looking for pet friendly accommodation

Rivier Plaas
This pet-friendly campsite is located on the banks of the Breede River just south of Worcester. (www.rivierplaas.co.za)

Audrey’s Vineyard Cottage & Homestead
Located on a working grape farm at the foothills of the majestic Langeberg Mountains between Worcester and Robertson on Route 62 and the Worcester Wine Route. (www.audreys.co.za)

Bastiaanskloof
Situated in the historic and picturesque mountain pass of Bainskloof, one and a half hour’s drive from Cape Town. Guests have a choice of five self-catering cottages. (www.bastiaanskloof.co.za)

Vanhaven Self-Catering
Self-catering holiday apartments nestled between mountains and the cool Atlantic Ocean near Hermanus. (www.vanhaven.8m.com)

Fynbos Estate
A guest farm just outside the town of Malmesbury offering country accommodation in the Farm House, Fynbos House and Cottage. (www.fynbosestate.co.za)

Whatever your choice, we wish you a relaxing Easter Break.

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