Wood-fired Waters in the Western Cape
As seen in Melomag.
Just imagine lighting a fire in your splash pool. Yes, you read correctly! Forget about the normal, everyday hot tubs ─ wood-fired hot tubs are quickly becoming one of the most sought-after and unique amenities guests look for when booking a relaxing and romantic getaway. We’ve scoured the Western Cape in search of the best ones where you can turn up the heat!
Asher Riverside Cottages
These beautiful cottages are situated less than 20 km from Bonnievale and boast an amazing location next to the Breede River and unbelievable views of the Langeberg Mountains. Sit back and relax in the wood-fired hot tub on the stoep while listening to the rippling water of the river.
Believers Destiny Getaway
Put your feet up and relax! Far from the hustle and bustle of the city, Believers Destiny will make you believe in love again. The owners designed these homes themselves to create a magical place on their farm just 25 km from Swellendam near Suurbraak. Apart from the wood-fired hot tub, one of the units is pet friendly, so you don’t have to leave you furry friends at home.
Rietfontein Guest Farm
Hidden among the foothills of the Touwsberg Mountains between Barrydale and Ladismith you’ll find this picturesque, remote and peaceful apricot farm. They have 5 lovely cottages. When the weather begins to clear, guests can look forward to loads of activities in nature, otherwise each cottage boasts a fireplace and, of course, a wood-fired hot tub that is ideal for the colder months!
Witklip Guest Farm
Picture this … you gaze across the canola fields with a drink in your hand, bae by your side and sheep bleating in the background. This kind of bliss is exactly what is waiting for you at Witklip Guest Farm near Moorreesburg! The wood-fired hot tub next to the stoep is big enough for a whole group of friends, or you can have it all to yourselves if you’d prefer a couples getaway.
Bergsicht Country Farm Cottages
Located on a fruit farm outside Tulbagh, boasting breathtaking views on the surrounding Winterhoek and Witzenberg Mountains, 4 of the 5 cottages on the farm have wood-fired hot tubs, while the fifth has a splash pool. We suggest booking a stay in Angekino or Lady in Red for romantic getaways, while the rest is more suited for a small family. Enquire about their romantic packages: picnic baskets for couples, romantic surprises and breakfast coupons.
The owners of Uitsig Cottages love a good DIY challenge and, combined with the outstanding location on the farm, it was bound to be a success. They wanted to create a piece of heaven on earth and the hot tubs, braai facilities and unbelievable views of the valley and mountains around Ladismith deliver just that. When winter arrives you could be relaxing in that very hot tub with a cup of joe, watching the snow on the Swartberg Mountains.
Oewerzicht Farm Cottages
These cottages are located in a peaceful and picturesque valley just 9 km from Greyton. There are 7 self-catering units, 2 glamping tents, 4 stone cottages and a camping site. The Sonderend River flows right through the farm and is waiting to welcome you to experience the lovely country atmosphere. Uitsig 4, a freestanding cottage, has its own wood-fired hot tub, while the two glamping tents and stone cottages share the use of the other wood-fired tub. They also have a portable wood-fired hot tub that can be added to any of the units upon request.
So, get warm and cosy up in a wood-fired hot tub at one of these quaint stays this coming winter!