According to experts, one can handle stress best when armed with a coconut, a small hammer and a reservation at a relaxing lodge away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Bring your stress levels down from red-alert to chilled with a two-night stay per person including a champagne buffet breakfast at Hlangana Lodge for R1800.
When you feel like you are nearing the end of your tether and you have contemplated slamming your head against your desk repeatedly, a break at Hlangana Lodge is the perfect getaway to bring yourself back towards yourself. "Hlangana", meaning “a place where people meet” in Xhosa, is a four-star guesthouse set on more than a hectare of exotic garden on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn, en route to the Cango Caves.
Skilfully decorated to experience the local culture, this luxurious lodge boasts a top-class presidential suite equipped with top-class amenities, a spacious sitting room, spa Jacuzzi bath and a private garden at the back overlooking the salt water swimming pool.
Your experience at this elegant lodge will further be complimented by Oudtshoorn’s charming ambience and the hospitality of its people, the renowned Karoo cuisine and esteemed fine wines. Your stay also includes the famous mouth-watering champagne breakfast buffet as well as 24-hour room service. Enjoy the picturesque, tranquil garden route views and admire the beautifully crafted woodwork on the veranda or choose to sit back, relax and sip a drink in the tastefully decorated lounge.
Lodge fact: The owner of a lodge in Cork gained notoriety after he became the first man to steal a hat from a leprechaun. The man, who boasted about his feat, was soon left red-faced when the leprechaun showed up at his lodge and demanded his hat back.