Look, the whole point of Springwater Cottages is to learn "slow down" again. We understand however that one needs to get the circulation going - to various degrees. Below are some suggestions. Should you have specific ideas/requests, please talk to us. Maybe we can arrange something to suit you particular desire.
Things to do, Right here:
Hiking/walks - From lazy ambling, sundowner walks to "keep up baby" walks.
MTB Trails - Social to very long distance. All on gravel road.
Feed the sheep - Sometimes we have a "hanslam" (orphan lamb, "poddy lamb") and the kids will love helping us feeding this baby.
Watch the stars - Our stars are just the most beautiful and clearest of them all.
Sundowners outside - at one of our many viewpoints.
Things to do within 20 km:
Hike to a stone-age village site. 6 km drive from here; the walk is fairly substantial as it involves a bit of steep ground. About an hour.
McKinley Chocolates - there is a reason why good chocolate is irresistible.
Visit "the Cabin" - A roadside collection of shops and undoubtedly the best breakfast within 400 km.
Visit Constantia - another beautiful roadstall.
Ben Nevis - Cherry Cellar. They make a mean Cherry Liquer.
Pellisier Gallery - a treasure trove of South African art, with its principal focus the Pierneef San Murals. This can be viewed by appointment only. Please chat to Renette Humphreys 084 664 3491.
Pinedene Smalls Arms museum - An accredited private museum with an astonishing collection. Strictly by appointment only. Charles Barrett - email: pinedene.museum(at)gmail.com.
Sangoma Caves - A heritage site.
Things to do within 100 km:
Clarens - this is variety. From delightful shopping, dining to adventure sports with Clarens Extreme.
Fertility Caves - (close to Clarens).
Things to do within 100 km+:
150 km : Afriski.
191 km : Semonkong Lodge. Wonderful, magical and peaceful. The home of Donkey Pub crawling and the World Record Abseil.
With an open-plan arrangement, the bedrooms contain a quee-size bed, or twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed. The bathroom has a shower and a corner bath. The kitchen is equipped with a 2-plate stove, and the lounge has a cosy fireplace.
The cosy cottage offers a bedroom with a queen-size bed, and 2nd room with twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed. The bathroom has a shower and a bath. The kitchen offers a 2-plate stove, the lounge has a cosy fireplace, and opens onto a patio.
Enjoying stunning views, the cottage is furnished with a queen-size bed, and has an en-suite shower. The kitchen is equipped with a 2-plate stove, and the lounge has a cosy fireplace. Private barbecue facilities are available.
The cosy cottage offers a bedroom with a queen-size bed and 2nd room with twin beds that can convert to a king-size bed. The bathroom has a shower and a bath. The kitchen offers a 2-plate stove, and the lounge has a cosy fireplace and opens onto a patio.