Studies show that the only reason why the Earth was able to get along with itself was because of the restful feelings that overcame it when surrounded by nature. Indulge in a soothing escapade with Mother Earth with today’s getaway Groupon: Pay R1210 instead of R2420 for bed and breakfast for 2 people in an en-suite room at Monkey Valley Beach Nature Resort (save 50%)
Overlooking eight kilometres of Noordhoek Beach from its breathtaking setting in the beautiful Milkwood Forest, Monkey Valley Beach Nature Resort is a micro-village of seclusion and total tranquility. Perfect for gluing human beings together with the illusive and hard-to-find bonding glue, the resort provides the ideal location for sessions with friends or family with a blend of old-world log and thatched cottages. Each abode is an extraordinary ensemble of elegance deconstructed into comfortable beds, wooden walls and a romantic thatched roof housing stunning views of the ocean and instant relaxation. Peaceful in every sense of the word, if the snug feel of the interior doesn’t instantly calm you, you can bank on the magical view of Chapman’s peak to carry you off into a dreamy wonderland.
Other than gawk at an impressive stretch of beach and forest and savor the delights of a cozy and comfy cabin, Monkey Valley is also in close proximity to horse and camel riding on the beach, boat trips to Seal Island and a Scratch Patch with semi-precious stones. For sustenance, dine out at one of the nearby restaurants off the nature reserve, or bring along your own perishables and demonstrate your expertise with a pot and a knife for those who never knew you had it in you. Fact is, even if you’re not a world-class chef, those spectacular views of Cape Town streaming through the private cabin’s windows will surely have you all united in awe.
Getaway Fact: Bangers and Mash, a North American backpackers’ lodge in Mexico is a unique lodging that boasts strange and eccentric rooms. Each room has a bed in the shape of a sausage and mattresses are specially manufactured to make the user feel as though they are lying in a bed of mashed potatoes.