Recently Giltedge Africa’s Travel Expert Washington went on a Garden Route and Eastern Cape holiday. It wasn’t all fun and games though, as he had quite a lot of accommodation site inspections on his list!

Over to you, Washington!

Garden Route

I had gone on a Garden Route holiday twice before, but this experience was one-of-a-kind. Our adventure started with a night’s stay at Cascade Country Manor, a peaceful luxurious country retreat in Paarl, the Cape Winelands. A perfect introduction to the 7-night jam-packed tour!

This regal, yet unpretentious, former royal homestead is situated on 23 glorious hectares among sprawling Olive groves. Cascade Country Manor has 20 rooms (including family and honeymoon suites) and a wellness spa, indoor and outdoor pools. I can safely say it’s a hidden gem to be explored by travellers as it offers tranquil and exclusive picnic spots and the cascading waterfall is just a mere 300-metre stroll away. It’s also the spot where the outdoor spa is being built and without doubt will be the unique feature that guests will love!

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