Die Kli­phuisie

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Getaway (South Africa) - - The Final Cut -

Step­ping into this white­washed cot­tage with its Cape-Quak­er­style decor, you ex­pe­ri­ence an im­me­di­ate men­tal cleanse of sorts. It’s cool and un­clut­tered, with a re­strained all-white decor ap­proach that made me wish owner Marie Droomer had more than just one cot­tage on of­fer. It’s pri­vately lo­cated on one of the dirt tracks travers­ing a 90-hectare fruit and wine farm off the R43, with an out­side din­ing ta­ble un­der a de­light­ful vine-cov­ered per­gola. The cot­tage is dinky: just a cosy kitchen­din­ing-lounge area, a bed­room with an­other bed­room lead­ing off it, and small bath­room with an out­door shower only. You’re en­cour­aged to try it at night with all the lights turned off, look­ing out for shoot­ing stars. Pity there’s no pool but Tweede Tol’s river pools are 16 min­utes away. It’s a fab­u­lous op­tion in win­ter, too, with an indoor fire­place big enough to braai on. A two-plate gas stove and out­side braai area com­pletes the cook­ing pic­ture. ROOM TIP The fact that the se­cond bed­room is off the first makes this more suited to a fam­ily with young kids, or a cou­ple. COST From R850 for two, plus R150 pp ex­tra (sleeps four). CONTACT diek­li­phuisie.with­tank.com

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