3 October 2012
If you need to get out of the frenetic city and see the real night sky, self cater and relax with no TV or cell phone reception, the farm valley around Travellers' Rest is our favourite. The cottages are solidly built, simple but adequately furnished, and have all the necessary utensils and appliances for self catering. They are electrified, and have hot water. Solitude and peace are guaranteed. Take your own food and liquids, books and puzzles, and good walking shoes and you are set to have a wonderful retreat. We have been to the various cottages over the years, and always enjoy staying there, even in winter because the indoor fireplaces are wonderful. This time we stayed in Loes Cottage. The Pakhuis Pass is now tarred making the journey in much easier, but there are other gravel roads in the area that lend that sense of bush waking adventure 2 and 1/2 hours from Cape Town.