To start off, what awesome hosts!! Roger, thank you for the stories and for your help over the weekend - and what a weekend it was!!
11 ladies + one hen weekend + torrential rain = FUN GUARANTEED!
The weather was terrible - absolutely pouring buckets, which is not a common occurrence in this area - so all our plans for hiking & swimming went out the window... But let me just say, to 100% relax in such a beautiful part of the world, with only the sound of rain falling and a few brave birds chirping = absolute bliss! Give a group of girls a few bottles of wine, an awesome location and some torrential rain and we WILL make the most of it :D
We all had so much fun and can't wait to go back - this time to explore outside hopefully, I'm dying to hike to the waterfall :D
About the accommodation:
We shared the three 2 bed cottages that overlook the mountains. All are well furnished, with indoor and outdoor fireplaces (amazing indoor fireplaces - they were used a lot haha), each has a well stocked kitchen (just maybe bring a small roasting dish if you plan to use one) & the beds are extremely comfy!! Firewood is available to purchase at the main house, so if you run out of your own don't panic. If you're going during summer, I would advise to maybe take a large beach umbrella as the bamboo shading doesn't provide much protection from the sun... If you're going in winter - take gumboots with... Driving - as the road leading to the farm and the farm roads themselves are all gravel, its best to take a 4X4 if possible. We drove in a Polo and had to park at the top of the drive to avoid getting stuck (though in drier times it might have been fine to drive down...)
Perfect spot for families, romantic getaways and even time for yourself (one bed cottage in the mix). It's also the best place to catch up with friends you haven't seen in ages, especially when you're stuck indoors ;)
All in all, 100% definitely gong to visit again - regardless of the weather!
Loved every minute of our stay, thanks so much Roger & Bev - You have a gem in Die Laaitjie!!
- 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