Dating weekend breaks
Inside, the walls are simply washed in dark brown and beige with natural wood and striking red lamps adding character.
It’s not overly fancy and the painted screed floors are easy to clean if you tread sea sand into the room (as you should on such an outdoorsy holiday – the on-site shop rents and sells all sorts of watersports gear).
Buy permits from the tourism office for R20 a person.
If it’s tastings you’re after, don’t miss Kloovenburg’s Shiraz and olives and Allesverloren’s Port.
Also read: 23 weekend breaks near Cape Town for under R400 Price: From R1 120 a night for 2 guest (mid-week) and R1 450 a night for two guests (weekends) Travel time from Cape Town: 1 hour As you ascend the gravel Van der Stel Pass just beyond Bot River, there’s no expecting the beauty that awaits at Kol Kol Mountain Lodge.
The log cabins look out over an expansive fynbos valley (part of Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve) and you’ll seldom be aware of other guests when you lie back in the hot tub on the porch and drink in the undisturbed quiet.
If you’re a couple or a small family, Bugsy’s snug character will charm your shoes off.
Take your pick from one of the four cabins (sleep four to 10 people) or the tent set up high on the hill.
And what better location than two blocks from the lagoon?
(The original Windtown is in Brazil and the owners found the West Coast town the perfect fit for number two.) When you’re not on the water, rooms open onto a sheltered courtyard and sociable pool area (if you want a bit more privacy, book a room on the top level).
The rambling grounds conceal excellent nooks and crannies for exciting games of hide and seek and the family-friendly restaurant next door also boasts a nice jungle gym.
Contact: Tel 0, Also read: What to do and where to stay in Paarl Price: B&B from R1200 a night for a double room Travel time from Cape Town: 1 hour 30 minutes Windtown South Africa is a boutique hotel based on a simple concept: holidays that are centred on Langebaan’s two favourite sports: kite- and windsurfing.