The Hemel en Aarde Valley is no secret. It's reputation precedes it with its beauty and charm. But what I did not expect was to feel as though I was really and truly far away from home when in reality, it's only a 2 hour drive from Cape Town.
Sometimes a weekend away is just what the doctor orders and with a toddler and 2 month old, my prescription was written out ages ago!
But there are so many places to choose from in this valley, how do you settle on one? Luxury, comfort, self-catering, warm and most of all, kiddy friendly. Look no further than High Season Farm, stunning 4 star self catering 'farmstead' cottages that boasts gorgeous views.
The cottages are all equipped with the necessary amenities that you will need to make your stay here as homely as possible. The cottages all have their own unique style but all equally comfortable. And because there are only 7 cottages, you will be guaranteed to be away from the crowds and deep in peace and quiet (ok, with kids, maybe not).
Thankfully, you don't need to go far to keep the little ones busy. The extensive lawns, swimming pool and fresh air will have them sleeping soundly at night so mommy and daddy can chill with a bottle of wine. And speaking of wine, there are amazing wine estates to choose from in the Overberg, you will never be left with an empty glass.
There are so many places to visit in the Hemel en Aarde Valley, the hardest part of your visit will be to not do anything! And the majority of the spots are uber kiddy friendly!
Our itinerary for the weekend was as follows:
Friday: Lunch in Kleinmond en route to High Season Farm followed by wine tasting at Hamilton Russel Vineyards
Sunday: Full body massage at Arabella Country Estate and lunch at Stanford Hills (This is a really great kiddy friendly wine estate in the town of Stanford with good food and a super play area for the little ones)
Traveling with kids is not always easy and you feel as though you need to take your entire house with for the journey and things almost never go according to plan. But that is what makes it fun....right?