We were lucky enough to stay at Faraway cottage for the long weekend in August and WHAT an experience. We love our weekend getaways and until now we thought we had discovered the best the Western Cape has to offer. Faraway is now our firm favourite - an absolute gem. Anette and Robert are very gracious hosts (and ther wine and grappa in fantastic too!).
I almost don't wish to share this find with anyone else but that would be selfish :). For those who are not partial to resorts and who love being isolated (in comfort!) Faraway is perfect. The house is beautifully designed and is ideal for winter or summer. The feel you get is of being completely immersed in nature since all areas of the house have huge glass concertina doors/double doors or picture windows that open to the outside.
Great hiking and mountain biking around the farm, and although we didnt try any ourselves great restaurants in the area if you dont feel like cooking. A bird watchers paradise with great hides in walking distance. Can't wait to be back there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tanagra is an idyllic wine and guest farm with character in the McGregor Valley providing a stylish and yet authentic countryside experience in upmarket and tastefully furnished accommodation (Self Catering and B&B)for the wine and nature lover. Relax under the magnificent old wild fig tree in the garden or at the pool, watch the birds, which are there in abundance, stroll along, swim or go fishing in the big dam, go for anything between a leisurely walk in the vineyards or the veld to a more serious hike in the adjoining Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve. ... more less