The Inside-Outside House
UNLISTED ON TRIPADVISOR
If you love outdoor living (but like me are married to someone who won’t countenance camping), this is the perfect solution. Using Barrydale leiklip stonework, artist Zavick Botha and wife Shona MacDonald have created a terraced back garden that steps you seamlessly into the mountainside that lies just beyond their boundary. There are ponds and benches, but the best part is the built-in double bed tucked into a weatherproof corner of the stoep, affording unobstructed views of the garden and mountain. Next to it is the braai/fireplace, and just beyond is an outdoor bath – lying back in a body of hot water, looking up at the mountain and stars while a fire crackles behind is surely an aphrodisiac for the soul, combining the key elements of earth, air, fire and water. The interiors are filled with art and well furnished.
ROOM TIP There are three bedrooms, but I’d think twice before sharing this romantic bolthole.
COST From R2 100 a night (sleeps five). Book three nights and get the third for free.
CONTACT 082-556-6808, airbnb.com