We are weekend people, not that we only live for the weekend – because that would be wasting your life away working just to be free for 2 days. So no, not in that sense but we like to (let’s say) utilise it to it’s most maximum capability. In layman terms we like to leave the bustling city and head out into the surrounding landscape. With Cape Town traffic; on a Friday you really have no other option but to leave the city by 2/3pm… else you just sit bumper to bumper building up negative energy. We are lucky that both Luke and I can manage to wrap up our days and be ready for an afternoon lift off, which is precisely what we did heading into the Wolsley, Ceres region this weekend. We nestled ourselves in the Boland on a pristine working berry farm called Palmietvlei, home to the most beautiful accommodation; The Riverstone House. They actually have two sets of rentals on the farm, a house that can sleep about 8 and a very cool container-turned home called FamTin where we stayed for 2 nights, which can sleep 4.
We were lucky with the weather on Friday because by Saturday midday a storm had arrived and thus we spent the rest of the day in doors with a magical fire place. Our accommodation was a treat, with pretty much everything you need for self catering (and a fierce braai area outside), we even allowed ourselves a bath as the dam in front of the house was so bountiful and filled to the brim. It’s crazy how as a Capetonian I carry so much guilt about water-wasting. I think it’s a good thing to be honest, we will forever be conscious of our usage. Which makes us accountable to ourselves, sustainability is key. But so is balance, therefore I’ve had my bath for the year and damn did I enjoy it.
For those of you who DM’d me on Instagram about where we stayed I will pop a link below so you can book this cottage for yourselves, so so worth it! The TinFam sits right not the dam, and even the though you are on a working farm, once Saturday arrives you literally don’t see a soul or hear anything but nature, so the environment is truly relaxing and tranquil; bst part is that they are pet friendly. Which has become a bit of an issue for us lately. So many places don’t allow animals, it’s extremely frustrating, but the ones that do are usually run by the best human beings. Maybe I should do a list for you guys of the best spots to stay overnight with a dog?
WHERE TO STAY
The Riverstone House