Even though the cooler months are approaching us, you should not have to postpone your vacations and be confined to your everyday existence. That’s why TravelGround is highlighting some of the stays in the Western Cape that offer a cosy and warm vacation experience — with their own wood-fired hot tubs.

Khanyisa Mountain Lodge

Khanyisa Mountain Lodge offers a relaxing stay in lovely units and is ideally situated 25 kilometres from Robertson and 37 kilometres from Worcester, ideal for a getaway, wedding, conference, or special event. You have a choice of air-conditioned rooms, suites, and cottages that can each accommodate up to two people. All of the units have a cosy indoor fireplace and free internet access. The accommodation opens onto balconies with outdoor braai facilities, overlooking the pool. Two of the rooms also have a private wood-burning hot tub that enjoys a view of the valley. The lodge has a lovely restaurant that can seat up to 50 people, and guests have access to the lovely 25-meter swimming pool and wood-burning hot tubs.

Steenbok Farm Cottages

Steenbok Farm Cottages offers lovely self-catering cottages on a 65-hectare game farm, situated at the foot of the Witzenberg Mountains, just 7 kilometres from Wolseley and 16 kilometres from Tulbagh. You can relax in a private lounge which is equipped with a TV with selected DStv channels and has a cosy indoor braai area. Wi-Fi is also available. The living areas open onto covered patios with built-in braai facilities and each of the cottages has a private, wood-fired hot tub or splash pool, ideal for summer and winter breakaways. Both cottages offer stunning views of the farm and surrounding mountains and have an enclosed grassy area where pets can play — yes, well-behaved pets are welcome by arrangement! There are two communal swimming pools on the farm, situated at the two conference venues, to share with other guests.

Rietfontein Guest Farm

Rietfontein Guest Farm is nestled in the hills between Barrydale and Ladismith and offers guests a choice of five self-catering farm cottages. Situated separately and divided by pepper trees and reeds, the cottages are connected by paths or footbridges. There is an outdoor braai area and each cottage has a verandah with a private outdoor wood-fired hot tub. This property is situated off the beaten track, completely off-the-grid and solar power is used for the lights and the stove, whilst the geyser works with gas. Rietfontein Guest Farm is at the southern foothills of the rugged Touwsberg Mountains and the area offers lovely views and a network of hiking trails, mountain biking trails and driving routes.

Hangklip House

Hangklip House is an old radar station, nestled at the foot of Hangklip Mountain, which has been restored to a charming self-catering house with scenic views of the Pringle Bay shoreline. The town boasts white sandy beaches and an abundance of exquisite fauna and flora. The dining area opens onto a covered patio fitted with braai facilities. There is a pool table as well as a dartboard in the flat upstairs, and a wood-fired hot tub with a 180-degree ocean view outside in the garden. Visitors to Pringle Bay can enjoy safe swimming, various water sports, snorkelling around the many rock pools, and diving.

La Belle Vie

La Belle Vie is a stylish house located in the heart of the Swartland. This beautiful house has a maximum capacity of six guests and comprises three bedrooms and three bathrooms. This property features an open-plan kitchen and dining space which leads to a lounge that has comfy seating, and a Smart TV, where guests can enjoy Youtube, Showmax, Netflix, and DStv Now on their own account. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the house. The sliding doors in the living area open onto the patio, where a pristine ambience, comfy seating, and an outdoor braai area welcome you. The patio leads to a wood-fired hot tub and a splash pool, as well as a lovely sandpit for the little ones to play in. This property is also fenced and offers secure parking behind gates.

Ontevreden Farm

This pet-friendly cottage is nestled within the picturesque Cape Winelands and offers a serene retreat with a wood-fired hot tub and panoramic vistas amidst the rolling vineyards of Montagu.  The cottage has three rooms that can accommodate up to six adults and two children and outside, guests can unwind on the patio, take a refreshing dip in the private swimming pool, or enjoy a braai with loved ones. For ultimate reassurance, the cottage also boasts a standby generator for power outages, so guests can enjoy peace of mind throughout their stay.

Aardts Cabins

Tucked away amidst the serene landscapes of De Rust on the Garden Route, Aardts Cabins offers a rustic retreat that captures the essence of the Karoo’s unspoiled beauty just 14 kilometres from town. Its open-plan layout features a cosy double bed and a bunk bed and the outdoor bathroom adds to the rustic charm. The covered patio has a fireplace and an outdoor braai, but the wood-fired hot tub is the star of the show, offering guests the perfect spot to unwind and soak in the natural beauty of the Karoo landscape under the stars. Moreover, the cottage’s innovative design, ensures constant temperatures throughout the seasons, while a rooftop pond keeps the sleeping area cool — a testament to Aardts Cabins’ commitment to blending modern comforts with the tranquillity of nature.

Oakhurst Farm Cottages

Oakhurst Farm Cottages beckon travellers to immerse themselves in the tranquillity of a working farm amidst the picturesque landscapes of Hoekwil. This Wilderness wonder has nine beautifully decorated units that can accommodate between four and six guests, with each unit including access to laundry services, a private patio, and a wood-fired hot tub for relaxation under the starry skies. Guests can also choose between an array of on-site activities, from horse riding and bass fishing to cycling and guided walks. Whether you are seeking serenity or adventure, this enchanting farm getaway promises an unforgettable experience for all who visit.

Edge of Eden

Remaining in the Wilderness, Edge of Eden offers luxurious self-catering accommodation in the heart of the Garden Route. These fully off-the-grid units invite guests to unwind amidst breathtaking views of Island Lake and the Indian Ocean. Choose between the spacious luxury family unit, Cheesewood, accommodating up to six guests, or the intimate honeymoon unit, Milkwood, perfect for two adults with an option for an extra guest or child. Each unit boasts uncapped Wi-Fi, Netflix, a private wood-fired hot tub and direct access to patios offering panoramic vistas. 

Wagyu Mountain Lodge

Perched amidst the scenic beauty of Paarl, Wagyu Mountain Lodge promises a luxurious retreat at the foot of the Klein Drakenstein Mountain. This exclusive lodge consists of the Olive Lodge and the Rock Lodge which is surrounded by lush olive orchards and can each accommodate two guests. Both lodges feature a wood-fired hot tub where guests can unwind while soaking in the breathtaking scenery. Other facilities include cosy fireplaces, braai facilities and outdoor dining areas perfect for enjoying al fresco meals, as well as an on-site restaurant and deli. For those seeking adventure, Wagyu Mountain Lodge offers hiking, mountain biking, and wine-tasting tours in the nearby vineyards of the Cape Winelands

These are only some of the many options available for guests who are looking for accommodation with wood-fired hot tubs. Head on over to our user-friendly website to secure your ideal place for your next getaway today.

Feature image: Khanyisa Mountain Lodge

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