Slanghoek Mountain Resort Luxury Eco Cottages – Your Next Tranquil Weekend Getaway!
Are you also feeling like everything is just getting a little to much lately – more mentally than physically. I mean I don’t even want to be on social media anymore because it is just utterly exasperating! It is time to recharge both the mind and soul and go completely off grid – yes I mean no cellphone signal, no WiFi, no TV and no loadshedding. Living off the grid doesn’t mean no electricity, hot tubs, comfy beds and a full kitted kitchen. Off the grid can mean living in utter luxury.
Best yet… it is only an hour away from Cape Town – My darlings TODAY you are in for an absolute treat, as I will be giving you a little sneak peak on what you can experience and why this brand new gem needs to be on your bucket list for this weekend! Ladies and Gents – welcome to Slanghoek Mountain Resort Luxury Eco Cottages! But ssshhhh… this is our little secret!
Slanghoek Mountain Resort brand spanking new luxury eco cottages offers you not only the most beautiful scenic mountain views, fresh water streams, and of course excellent wine, but a weekend getaway wrapped in absolute luxury.
Six newly built self catering eco cottages (it still smells brand new) are all named after the pear cultivars grown on the farm – Celina, Packham, Rosemarie, Bon Chretien, Cheeky and Forelle. Each of the six self-catering units can comfortably accommodate four people for a lazy weekend away!
Welcome to Packham at Slanghoek Mountain Resort
After a very steep drive up to the cottages, and yes please be advised to take it very slow going up the hill especially if you have a low profile vehicle like ours. That first speed bump is a little sharp.
Once you reach the top – your breath is taken away. You are greeted by the most scenic view of the Slanghoek valley and it is at this point…. you know this is going to be a fab weekend!
As you walk in the cottage… all you want to do is open the doors to allow the gorgeous outside in. You will just love how open the cottage feels. How everything flows. The lounge, dining room and kitchen all open plan. Beautifully decorated with greys and blues with a burst of colour here and there. It has a minimalist feel but yet luxurious at the same time. Of course those stunning panoramic views they just seep into the room.
Being in the middle of winter you will be very suprised in how warm the cottage is as there is no fire place and the flooring is tiles, one would expect to find the cottage to be freezing, but obviously due to the design/efficiency of the house it is very snug and cozy.
The most important thing is when you walk in – you immediately feel at home and all you want to do is dump your luggage curl up on the couch with a blanket, a glass of red wine and a book while admiring the majestic mountain views.
Immediately of course as any foodie slash wanna-be-chef you will fall in love with the kitchen… because hey it is the obvious first thing to do is to inspect the kitchen! This is a dream kitchen! Beautiful butcher block counters, grey subway tiles, gas stove, eco friendly fridge. The colour combo of grey and white is just calming and inviting you in.
You want to immediately want to start cooking something delicious while at the same time being drifted away by those dreamy views.
Guys this kitchen has everything that you may need for the weekend including a potjie pot, braai grid and firelighters! There is no need to lug the kitchen zinc with you.
As mentioned the Slanghoek Mountain Resort Luxury Eco Cottage is completely off grid. Meaning that the entire cottage is run on Solar Power and gas. Best thing – you can say so screw you Eskom you not gonna add to my anxieties of unexpected loadshedding and ruining my staycation!
There are two bedroom. A main bedroom with a queen size bed and en suite bathroom, ample cupboard space for storage. If you just want to be lazy and we won’t judge because after all we are here to recharge those batteries. The bedding is absolutely dreamy… it is smooth, squisshy, fluffy, and you just want to wrap yourself up and be allowed to be carried away into dreamland.
Let’s just say if my cats came along they would be fighting over this blanket. Yes we are are talking unadulterated comfort… It is a luxurious snug bug of a bed. Best yet you can lie and admire those endless mountain views.
Second room twin beds which can be put together for a couple or separate for the kids. Again ample storage space. This room shares its bathroom with the main cottage.
Okay back to the lounge – which has these massive folding glass doors opening up onto a patio with an undercover braai and a wood fire hotwater tub and all I can say is VIEWS! VIEWS AND VIEWS. The star of the show at the Slanghoek Eco Cottages is that view! You just have to experience it yourself!
The wood fire hot tub is an absolute treat. Here you can just unWINE, watch the sunset and sip on your favourite sundowner while just soaking in the tranquility the Slanghoek valley brings.
The Slanghoek Mountain Resort Luxury Eco Cottages offers you such a dreamy, secluded and relaxing atmosphere it feels like you are miles away from civilization. No cellphone reception, no WiFi, no TV… you seriously get to have a mental break from every day white noise.
You hear nothing – pure silent bliss other than the birds and the rustling of blue-gum trees. Yet you are only 15 minutes away from the Mountain Mill Mall for your convenience SHOULD you have to do connect with the real world again. There is also a convenience store so you don’t even have to leave the resort.
What to do in and around Slanghoek?
Should you be one of those people who can’t sit still there is plenty to do on and off site. Slanghoek Mountain Resort offers putt-putt, hiking and mountain biking trails. Off site you can go and do some wine tasting at Slanghoek Cellars, Jason’s Hill, Opstal, Badsberg and Botha Cellar. Enjoy a lovely walk around the stunning gardens and have something light to eat at Bosje’s or have a gin experience at the Ou Stockery alternatively you can venture further into the unknown and explore a little more of Worcester.
Be as it may if you are looking for a little peace and quiet for the soul or wanting to rough it up – look no further Slanghoek Mountain Resort Luxury Eco Cottages is your dream accommodation!
**Disclaimer – I was sponsered one night accommodation to experience the newly built Slanghoek Mountain Resort Luxury Eco Cottages. The thoughts and opinions are my own and was not paid to write this article.