Here are our top ten reasons why Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort is WOW!
- It’s so close to Cape Town that you could go for the day.
However, there is so much to do that a long weekend or all your annual leave is a better option.
- Getting there is part of the experience.
The short 170km journey along the N7 can be a city stress reducing exercise.
The West Coast is Slow Country, so don’t rush. Check in is only at 2pm, take your time, stop off at the Desert Rose Farm Stall near Koringberg for a country style brunch, drive into Piketberg and wander around, the info centre there was previously a synagogue, the church is a beauty and there are many Victorian style buildings to look at. Enjoys the views on the Piekenierskloof Pass and visit the Annex, Dessert Rose at Koringberg, Kardoesie and Die Tol Farm stalls for some retail therapy.
- You can take adventure to the max.
A seven platform zip line experience on site (Now closed for an upgrade. The first three zip line platforms will be open from end May 2016 again. Book your experience via extension 1: +27 (0)22 921 3574) will remind you that you are alive and the medium to advanced rated MTB trails will test both you and your machine, the reward is the views from the top of the mountain. The Cederberg Mountains are rugged and untamed, making trail runs and hikes a worthy challenge for those who like to push the limits. The area is world renowned for its rock climbing.
- It’s an all year round destination.
As summer temperatures soar the outdoor pool possibly has the best views in the world. Crisp local white wines or refreshing rooibos teas compliment summer salads, home grown fruits and delectable sea foods will provide you with fuel for endless outdoor activities.
Winter offers bracing walks, an indoor pool, log fires and red wine. Hearty stews, thick soups and crusty breads dripping with butter. Enjoy wine tasting in front of the fire; the local producers bring the experience to you at the hotel.
- Boredom is not an option.
It is so peaceful that you could sit around for days and do nothing more that gaze mindlessly at the views and pamper yourself with a few spa treatments. If that is not your thing you can get competitive or not at table tennis, snooker, mini golf, archery or outdoor chess. You can walk in the gardens filled with indigenous fynbos and test your observation skills at bird spotting and identification. You can take day trips to numerous attractions ranging from cave exploration and rock art sites to small beach towns for seafood and water sports.
- Kids love it and its very child friendly.
A play park that includes trampolines, a swimming pool and an indoor recreation room coupled with miles and miles of countryside makes this a paradise for little people and it allows them to have fun that does not involve a screen. Enjoy this area through their eyes and let out your own inner child.
- It is so pretty that everyone is a photographer.
Get snapping. Pro photographers or phone snappers will all find something to capture. The light is great, the sunrise and sunsets spectacular and the scenery speaks for itself. You can be the envy of your friends on social media or go home with stunning images to adorn your walls. Either way, the memories will be great.
- Rooibos tea was born in here.
Now a popular drink exported all over the world, the humble rooibos tea started right here. Carmien offer a farm tour for the total experience, or a tea tasting and tea, food and wine pairing at their premises just down the road from the hotel. Rooibos is extremely healthy, rich in anti-oxidants and can be blended or infused with just about anything. There is something to suit every taste. A range of tea ware, gift packs, loose tea or tea bags in every flavour can be purchased here.
- Farm stalls and wine estates make shopping fun.
The area is littered with excellent farm stalls offering everything from the usual preserves and fresh produce to creative gifts, homemade sweets, and arts and crafts.
Shopping for wine is always a good excuse to relax on a farm, taste wine, have a snack or two and know you got a good deal with cellar door prices.
- It’s a curious combo of homely and luxurious.
Once you meet the Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort General Managers, Jan Horn and his wife Estelle, it all makes sense. This couple have been here for ten years and the staff and guests are their family and friends. They lead by example and treat everyone as though they are special. They have built relationships with their staff and invested in them and it shows. Piekenierskloof is their home and they welcome you to it. It’s no surprise to know that the repeat business rate is high with the hotel making families feel so welcome!
Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort won the National Dream Resorts of the Year award – over three consecutive years: 2016, 2015, 2014.
Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort has a 22 bed hotel and 16 self-catering chalets.
Facilities available at Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort
• Accommodation • Child Friendly • Bar • Restaurant (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner) • Outdoor Pool • Indoor Heated Pool • Wheelchair Accessibility (Chalets 9 & 16, Hotel Room 217) • 4 Star Tourism Grading • Trip Advisor • Conference Facilities • Wedding and Function Venue • Tuck Shop • Un-Guided Nature Walks • Online Booking Facilities
Distance from Cape Town: 169km
Where: On the N7
Open 7 days a week | Free entry
R170/person for a 3 platform zip line ride & R300/person for a 7 platform zip line ride
R100/person for archery (40 pellets)
Contact: Reservations +27 (0)22 921 3574 | [email protected]
Written by blogger The Roaming Giraffe Di Brown
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