We recently had a two week holiday in South Africa, and on our way from Cape Town down to the garden route, we wanted to spend some time in the Robertson winelands area. Die Laaitjie seemed like an ideal choice based on the photos on the website. In actuality, the photos did not even do the place justice, because it was that much better than the photos even indicated.
The main cottage is very tastefully decorated, and features four bedrooms, three of them en suite. All of the bedrooms have french doors opening onto one of several patios or "stoeps" as they are known in South Africa. The kitchen is large and well equipped with modern appliances; the dining room features a ten seater, old antique table; the lounge is complete with a great fireplace (perfect for winter); and there is even a dedicated, huge "braai" place on the back stoep, with its own outdoor dining table.
The Main cottage is the kind of place you want to stay for a few nights at least with a bunch of good friends. The house accommodates eight people, and you are guaranteed to have a fantastic weekend or long weekend away with friends if chilling out in the beautiful countryside is your kind of thing. Drive the wine route by day, and return in the evening with a few bottles to drink by the fire. The views from the house are magnificent, right at the foot of a beautiful mountain range, and the gardens are lush with herbs and the endemic cape fynbos.
Bev, the manageress, was incredibly friendly and helpful.
I can highly recommend Die Laaitjie, we had a fantastic time there, and it offers an authentic experience of peaceful, semi-karoo farm life far away from any kind of hustle and bustle.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Self-catering accommodation on a beautiful fruit farm in the mountains outside Robertson. Four elegant, two double-bedroomed cottages, one single cottage, and a four double-bedroomed luxurious restored Victorian farmhouse. ... more less