Off The Grid Getaways
We love a good getaway, so we make sure that we regularly plan Wellness in the Wild holidays to keep sane, especially when it’s with a group of our equally crazy besties and there’s limited cellphone reception. Based on our personal experience and extensive research, we have shortlisted some of the coolest ‘off the grid’ getaway destinations in South Africa that will help you escape the city hustle, the work stress and your social media addiction.
Waterkop Lodge in Prince Albert: Wake up early and enjoy a beautiful sunrise, silence and a wonderful Karoo view. Experience pureness and serenity, sitting on the big shady stoep. Cool down from the hot African sun in the splash pool. As evening falls and birds fly home experience the magical Karoo sunset. A starry sky and earsplitting silence will take your breath away for a perfect end to the day.
Akasha retreat in Heidelberg: Akasha Mountain Retreat offers picturesque Cape-Maroc style accommodation in a serene, private setting with spectacular panoramic views over the Langeberg and secluded Duiwenhoks Dam. Situated just 12km north of Heidelberg & the N2 – an ideal off-grid location in which to disconnect from digital & reconnect with nature.
South Hill Guesthouse in Elgin: South Hill Guesthouse is a six bedroom (4 standard rooms and 2 suites – a loft and cellar), en suite luxury villa with full guest amenities. A designers dream with its understated elegance and sheer luxury in all it has to offer. The main area of the Villa is open planned with the kitchen/ dining and lounge area tastefully presented overlooking the garden and surrounding vineyards. A large open fire brings warmth during those chilly winter months.
Afri Camps: Attention all nature lovers, this AfriCamp is located in Pat Busch Mountain Reserve. 2000 Hectares of spectacular mountain fynbos with streams, mountain dams, birdlife and various animals such as bucks, fallow deer, Nguni cows and even a very shy leopard. Their glamping tents are tucked away in the Cape fynbos and look out over a folded green valley with the Langeberg as a gorgeous backdrop.
Black Eagle Lodge: Tucked away in the Overberg Mountains outside Caledon, Black Eagle Lodge and Villa offer a tranquil farm-style retreat just 90 minutes from Cape Town. Revive your soul, surrounded by nature, from the privacy of these beautiful self-catering mountain lodges, spaced nearly a kilometre apart.