Tourism That Cares as a company, set aside finance and leverage our relationships with suppliers, in order to give humble local couples, the chance to experience something special, that would normally not fit into their budget. Its another way of giving back into the future families that will take this nation forward.
Here is a little excerpt from a local honeymoon we arranged, from Cape Town heading up the Garden route, and back. All 3 accommodations mentioned are top quality 4 star products, and are highly recommended.
“We got married on the Saturday in a stunning farm setting in the wine country outside Cape Town, and on the Monday we were off to our honeymoon heading eastwards from Cape Town into the famous Klein Karoo semi desert and then down to the Garden Route/ Indian Ocean coastline. It was the week before our nation went into lockdown for Corona Virus, and we felt incredibly fortunate to make the trip before all accommodation’s closed down.
Our first destination was Wildehondekloof Lodge. The great thing for us was that we went far off the beaten track, down a farm road just before Oudtshoorn and deep into a serene and unspoilt valley.
It felt like we were entering something resembling Jurassic Park as we drove through the valley, surrounded by the magnificent Swartberg Mountains. As we arrived at Wildehondekloof Lodge we were amazed at the beautiful well watered vegetation, surrounding us in what is normally a semi arid region.
The lush gardens surrounding the lodge, a vibrant river flowing at the bottom of the lodge and a swimming pool in the middle of the lawn to top it all off. It’s a true oasis, far away from the city lights.
As we arrived a blackboard caught our eye welcoming the newlywed couple to the lodge. The staff was really very friendly and helpful. We felt so spoilt!
Late in the afternoon a herd of beautiful Nyala and Bushbuck grazed on the lawns in front of our room. Sundowner Game drives or a walk on the property, are part of the unwind that this place offers. We truly had a very peaceful and relaxing experience at Wildehondekloof.
It was an incredible place for our first stop, in the middle of nowhere where you can really switch off from life and just rest from all the busyness that life brings.
Our second stop was the Scallop Guest Lodge in Plettenberg Bay, but when we arrived they upgraded us to the honeymoon suite at the Periwinkle Guest Lodge. We felt like celebrities. The Lodge was just opposite the beautiful Robberg beach, with stunning views of the bay, often frequented by dolphins, occasional Orca’s , Humpbacks and even Hammerhead sharks.
Our room had an incredible beach view and just to breathe in the fresh sea breeze from the Indian Ocean, while you relax on the balcony is special.
Our room was luxurious with a stunning bathroom. The food, the presentation, the daily spoils, was something worth remembering. There was an infinity pool overlooking the ocean and its an understatement to say we felt like royalty.
Our last stop was in the seaside hamlet of Wilderness at the Boardwalk Lodge. Set above the town with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. The accommodation was built into the typical sub tropical vegetation , it felt like we were living in a tree house.
This village with its quirky restaurants, unique markets, built on a lagoon with endless beaches nearby, is a special place. Enjoy a walk into the village, or take a stroll to a waterfall, or hire a kayak to paddle on the Touws river.
The levels of service, the styles of accommodation and the special touches, went way beyond our expectations. A big thank you!”
“Mr and Mrs Le Roux, March 2020.”