While winter is often a time we dread – pouring rain, extra pairs of socks, and endless shivering – it can also be a magical time. It may be raining cats and dogs in Cape Town, but it’s snowing in other parts of the Western Cape, which can only mean one thing – a weekend getaway.
Whether you’re looking to spend some quality time with your partner or just looking to build a couple of snowmen, we have a few beautiful accommodations that are great spots to check out the snow.
Nestled on a working cherry farm, Klondyke is perfect for picking juicy cherries during the summer months but even better for catching the snow when June and August come around. Only a 7-minute drive from the Matroosberg Nature Reserve (where it’s currently snowing), guests have the chance to snap a few epic images of the snow-covered mountains or frolic in the snow itself. They offer a range of charming cabins, which include two-sleeper and eight-sleeper cottages.
Situated in De Doorns, an hours drive from Matroosberg, Tavistock Country Home is a cosy getaway lodging that boasts incredible mountain views. It’s perfect for those looking to catch a glimpse of the snow, but not looking to get too close. Grab a mug of hot chocolate and your cosiest blanket as you keep yourself nice and toasty in one of their private rooms. Not warm enough? Why not hop into the jacuzzi while enjoying a nice glass of wine.
Located in the heart of the Cederberg Wilderness, this is an incredible area for those looking to catch a glimpse of the snow. However, this particular accommodation is something special, offering a number of cosy cabins nestled on a 517-hectare private nature reserve. It’s also situated right next to the Cederberg Nature Reserve, making it the perfect spot for nature lovers and photographers looking to happily snap away.
Citrusdal is a beautiful town come sunshine or snow, and this particular accommodation is the perfect lodging with which to unwind and enjoy a peek at the snow-covered peaks. Surrounded by the Kouebokkeveld and Cederberg mountains, the views are endless, and the space is cosy. Make sure you visit this property in the springtime too, as Namaqualand daisies and other mesmerising flowers come into full bloom right on the property.
According to various social media posts, Matroosberg appears to be the perfect location to catch a few snowflakes. Make sure you have a look at the other snowy locations.
Pictures: Airbnb/Klondyke Cherry Farm