20ha farm with two very privately-appointed cottages
Budget Getaways Review
Journey's Rest is a mellow spot floating in an ocean of open Overberg fields. There are two cottages, Die Hoender Hok (sleeps 3) and Dorothea se Plek (sleeps 4).
True to their names, they were once humble worker abodes set alongside each other and exuding an aura that wouldn't be out of place in a good old spaghetti Western.
The cottages' close proximity is no cause for panic, as they're never let to more than group at a time - which means it will be just you, your mates, the passing horses, sheep and donkeys.
Although simple on the outside, duck into the front door and you're greeted by a funky and very nicely-equipped interior that's clearly been shaped by a loving and creative hand.
We love the black and white wall stencils, we like the fact that the beds come with padded headboards, mosquito nets and nice linen. We appreciate the little extras, the lotions and bath potions, the tea, coffee, milk and home-baked rusks.
Come the blistering summer heat, you and your mates will certainly appreciate the lovely new pool, as you will the amazing night skies, the miles of open countryside (note to self: bring walking shoes and mountain bike), the strategically placed braai plek and the generally chilled-out atmosphere that's conducive to reading, swimming, drunken board games and profound conversation ("Do you think the chops are ready?") around the braai.
Getaway Facts: Journeys Rest Farm
|Where||22km from Napier (& 160km from Cape Town)|
|GPS co-ords||S 34°18'42'' E 19°49'18''|
|Meals available||no |
|Rate guide||R450 - R550 a night per cottage|
|Activities||birdwatching, farm animals, mountain biking, stargazing, swimming|