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A blooming marvellous Namakwa retreat

Intimate, hidden, isolated retreats are those worth exploring right now. With now-you-can-travel-now-you-can’t regulations, self-catering options for families wanting to get away for a while are the way to go … if not now, then as soon as we can.

One we think is marvellous is the Naries Namakwa Retreat in the Northern Cape. This privately-owned 6000ha farm, dedicated to conservation and sustainable living, is situated between Springbok and Kleinzee. A beautiful and romantic hideaway, it’s well positioned for exploring the greater Namakwa region – from the Richtersveld in the north, to the shipwrecks in the west as well as, in season, the wild flowers. Perched on the top of the Spektakel Mountain, its views of the spectacular Namaqualand landscape, and the dramatic sunsets over the Atlantic seaboard some 60 kms away, are unsurpassed.

 

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As a retreat, it offers space, peace and tranquillity … and three excellent accommodation options. There are classic rooms in a Cape Dutch-style Manor, as well as self-catering cottages, and, for a real spoil, luxurious Mountain Suites – domed, exclusive, thatched units built into the magnificent granite boulders, each with a view of the plains below. Besides the Wildflower Tours in season, there’s also Orange River rafting, hiking, birdwatching, stargazing and game viewing. Or you can just relax next to the swimming pool. Naries, accessible from Springbok via a 27 km tarred road, is one of the Cape Country Routes properties, so you know it’s going to be excellent. Rates from R1210 a person sharing. Details: capecountryroutes.com

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