They say a weekend in the Swiss Alps is the ultimate way to de-stress and fully unwind. Though, if you break it down and start analysing, it all comes down to a big mountain, fresh air, friendly people and a really good Swiss chef. Today’s Groupon offers you the full Swiss Alps experience right here in beautiful South Africa. Spend two nights with a friend or loved one at the welcoming Mimosa Lodge, including breakfast, for R1470.
On the foothills of the majestic Langeberg Mountain range, aka the South African Alps, sits Mimosa Lodge. With its magical setting and intimate atmosphere, one kind of expects this write-up to be written on parchment in fairy tale script and accompanied by detailed drawings. However even the most intricate of pictures would not be able to capture and convey the old world charm and romance of Mimosa.
Mimosa Lodge is definitely no cold modern hotel or ordinary weekend accommodation. With its country charm, warm interior and equally charming and warm hosts, you’ll feel like you’re visiting family in the countryside. Not to mention the aromas coming from chef Bernhard’s kitchen. Owners Fida and Bernhard Hess and manager Stephanie Scholtz will welcome you like old friends and make you feel right at home. Though best not kick off your muddy loafers on the thick plush carpet, because let’s face it, your mother wouldn’t put up with that either.
This corner of heaven boasts pretty much the most spectacular garden this side of the equator. With more than 200 plant species there’s no better place to lose yourself than in this evergreen heart of Montagu. Stroll through the vegetable garden, finish that book that’s been lying on your nightstand since October or watch the sun set with a glass of Bernhard’s handcrafted wine, Mimosa. It is also in this garden that you’ll find your very own garden suite.
Shrouded in calm and warmth (probably from the heater), the garden suite is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of visiting surrounding towns and wine routes. The little private patio makes for a good place to finish that glass of wine and have lazy conversations about flowers and back in the day deep into the night. Once it’s time for bed the crickets will sing you to sleep while you dream of tomorrow’s scrumptious breakfast.