OLIFANTSBOS COT­TAGE

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE NA­TURE RE­SERVE, WEST­ERN CAPE TRAVEL TIME 1hr 29mins from Cape Town In­ter­na­tional Air­port

Getaway (South Africa) - - TRAVEL - – TEA­GAN CUN­NIFFE

This is an ex­pe­ri­ence to truly trea­sure: eland walk­ing along the beach at sun­set; a wild, empty shore in front of you; pris­tine fyn­bos at your back – and only you and your com­pany to en­joy it. Well, that’s not en­tirely true. You share the space with a troupe of ba­boons, who live in the craggy cliffs be­hind the house. Sit­u­ated deep in the north-west­ern part of the re­serve and right on an iso­lated beach, gas and so­lar-pow­ered Olifantsbos is ac­cessed via a pri­vate road and is per­fectly se­cluded. The main house sleeps six, with an ad­di­tional six in the an­nex. Both units are neat and well kept, with white linen through­out. Olifantsbos has an in­door fire­place, a large un­der­cover braai on the gen­er­ous pa­tio (which opens onto a wooden walk­way lead­ing di­rectly to the beach), and to the side there’s a screened lapa sur­rounded by thick veg­e­ta­tion. It’s ideal for a spe­cial oc­ca­sion with friends and fam­ily. DO IT From R3 350 for four peo­ple; R480 per ad­di­tional adult and R240 per child (sleeps 12). Con­ser­va­tion/en­try fees ex­cluded. 012-428-9111, sanparks.org

this beach You might have to share and buck with os­triches, ba­boons

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