You have to stay at the Boshuis in George, Western Cape.
The Boshuis forms part of the Sanjika collection, founded by the most incredible family that fell in love with the beauty of George and the Garden Route as a whole. They decided to start offering holiday accommodation to share this special slice of South Africa with as many people as possible, offering the best of both worlds of the area: the mountains and the beaches.
My time in George took me to the mountains. To the beautiful farm stay known as the Boshuis, nestled in an indigenous forest at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains. In reality, it's a mere 15 minutes from the George Airport but you'll feel as if though you are miles away from civilisation. The fresh mountain air and birdsong surrounding you, accompanied by the tickle of the nearby stream, creates the perfect assortment of elements for a getaway where rest and relaxation is guaranteed.
The Boshuis is an off-grid stay that uses solar energy, gas and borehole water. There are a handful of little paths, which you can meander along on the farm. My favourite path winds along the Modder River, through the indigenous forest and ends up at a waterfall and a freshwater pool.
The house comprises a two-bedroom en-suite spacious home that is fully equipped with everything that you’ll need to enjoy your stay. The kitchen is well-equipped and includes a four-plate gas hob, microwave, toaster and fridge/freezers
Whether you spend your day out, or in, the Boshuis is a space for you to relax and unwind. The bedrooms have king-size, extra-length beds, soaking tubs with exquisite views, and inside and outside showers. With WiFi, multiple comfortable sitting areas, which include an indoor braai area, fireplace, outside fire pit and pizza oven, the owners' aim is to make you feel at home and experience the beauty and restorative powers of nature.
Good to know:
A higher clearance vehicle is recommended when travelling to the Boshuis. There are low-water bridges and farm roads, which are often muddy and always bumpy, that you need to navigate to reach the Boshuis.
Rates: R2850 per night (the Boshuis strictly sleeps 4 people or less)
No pets allowed