There is nothing in the whole world that can make you feel more refreshed and revived than a healthy dose of clean mountain air and the soothing sound of silence.
Platbos Log Cabins, situated in a magnificent secret valley on the slopes of the Slanghoek mountains, is possibly one of South Africa’s most romantic vacation getaways, with three secluded and private log cabins overlooking a large dam in the Slanghoek Valley. It’s only reachable by 4×4 and the Slanghoek Mountain Resort will happily supply you with a vehicle suitable for the rugged road.
Each stylishly decorated log cabin has an open-plan kitchen and living area with a fireplace to keep away the winter chill. The two bedrooms each have super comfortable queen size beds and there is a loft with two single beds.
The lack of electricity means no music, no cellphones and no microwave but the kitchen is fully equipped with a gas stove and fridge and there are battery powered solar lights throughout the house. As no open fires are permitted, there’s a gas braai on each verandah, overlooking the dam and surrounding mountains.
The bathrooms have a shower, with the luxury of hot water, again provided by gas, and all linen and towels are supplied.
Besides braaing hard, there is fishing and swimming to be had in the dam, as well as a hiking trail that takes you to a spectacular waterfall. Wine lovers will rejoice, as there’s plenty of wineries to visit in the region and for the more adventurous there’s a 30 km circular mountain bike trail.
Combining the love of the outdoors with the comforts of home, Platbos Log Cabins are heavenly and just the place to go to when you need to get away from it all.
R1 200 for 2 guests.
R400 for extra guests up to maximum of 6.