Welcome to the first of a new section I wish to explore on the blog, which is “Secret Hideouts”
I am also very pleased to put this escape as the first in this series. The whitehouse in Koringberg is the perfect little hideout in the Western Cape of South Africa, merely a 1.5hour drive from Cape Town via Moorreesburg. This makes the perfect place to escape during your vacation or even work trip.
Cape Town can be a busy city actually with all the activities around. I would say that a short little breakaway to the Whitehouse will ensure that you are actually switching off and really getting the best out of South Africa. This is a perfect hideout for 2 people. We stayed here for 2 nights which was the perfect amount of time spent away.
Above map shows the location of this quaint little town.
Koringberg is a very small town, and the house will make you feel like you are living like a local. We stayed at this escape in January and the weather was extremely hot! Therefore the perfect place to get a bit of cool down is in the stunning splash pool.
Upon arrival at this property you will be taken into a a stunning traditional South African house. The decor is absolutely stunning and our host was most friendly.
This is the type of property where you must make a few rules like NO TECHNOLOGY! to enjoy it to the full. It is well worth enjoying this place without the distraction of modern influences.
The decor in this place is outstanding. It almost feel like you are staying in a place that’s amalgamation between a museum with african art effects. The white washed stone makes the whole place feel calm and cool.
The stunning wooden doors and windows with open plan living gives the feel of roomy space, and the the bathrooms is a place where you can get lost in.
This is the type of place where you can stay for a 36hour breakaway with or without the kids and really enjoy switching off, before heading back to the city to continue your hectic life.
I booked this place through Airbnb. As a friend of mine you can subscribe to AirBnB and get a discount off your first booking – http://localchappy.com/airbnb
If you like this type of article, let me know. I am looking to start this new section on the blog for places that fall into that “Special” category and worth mentioning.