This past weekend we stayed in a lovely old cottage on a farm just outside Moorreesburg which is about an hour’s drive from Cape Town, in the Swartland region. Withuis is a charming self catering cottage, tastefully decorated in a rustic country style with a hint of a shabby chic. I so enjoyed the peace and quiet and lack of TV. This meant I actually had time to read an entire a book. I can’t remember when I last got to do that. Most of the lighting is provided by paraffin lamps and candles so not entirely ideal for reading at night… you may want to pack an extra reading light.
Another point to remember, is that it gets pretty cold out in the countryside especially with the cottage having such thick walls. So if you visit in winter, be sure to pack your winter woolies and beanie! I certainly made use of the hot water bottle and really enjoyed this old fashioned simplicity. Withuis is the perfect spot for reading, relaxing and enjoying some good food and wine. What more could you want for a weekend getaway?
Withuis, Witklip Guest Farm, Moorreesburg
Tel: 082 928 1489
All photography: Lana Kenney ©