During the next couple of weeks South of Africa will be publishing reviews by Capetonian travel journalist Erik Brits, who recently went on South of Africa’s first “Road Trip” to experience everything we have to offer. Erik journeyed from the elite 5-star Abalone House in Paternoster, Western Cape, all the way to the unique Birdsong Cottages in Modimolle, Limpopo.
PART 1 – ABALONE HOUSE
We decided to switch off from the buzz of the city for a bit – and there’s no better place than a little seaside village for that!
We were staying at Abalone House in Paternoster. With the sunset we had on our first night away from the deck, it was clear that we were in for a treat.
Abalone House is the kind of place where you come to spend a weekend in your robe and slippers, enjoying the seaside atmosphere and your luxurious surroundings (5 stars well earned), with the occasional stroll down to the beach.
To top it all off, the cosy guest library and bar area has a hidden doorway – to the wine cellar! We couldn’t resist the mystery!
* (Reuben’s at Abalone House and the Healing Earth Spa was still under construction at the time of the review)
** For more photographs, view Nightjar Travel’s Instagram feed here.