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AAs August is Women’s Month, specifically Women’s Day on 9 August, consider rallying up your girlfriends and taking a Sho’t Left to the Western Cape and celebrate your womanhood, friendships and most of all – you.

Whether it’s taking in the sights and sounds of Cape Town’s bustling inner CBD, driving on the scenic strip along the Atlantic Seaboard of the Western Cape or merely basking in the winter’s sun as it sets over Camps Bay in the Mother City, you’re bound to find that unique experience that’s synonymous with this mesmerising province.

Here are a few options on accommodation that offer world-class service, eateries that serve delicious local and international cuisines and adventure establishments that’s sure to get your heart racing.

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WWHERE TO SLEEP
Headlands House Guest Lodge – Knysna

This 4-star TGCSA-graded lodge wasn’t awarded its stars for nothing, there’s a reason why Headlands House Guest Lodge is one of the most sought after lodges in the coastal town of Knysna.  Situated on the highest point of the Knysna Heads, guests can expect breathtaking views of the Coney Glen Cliffs and the Indian Ocean from high above.

From elegant suites and elaborate décor to impeccable onsite services, there’s no doubt your stay at this stunning venue will truly be a memorable one. For more information on rates, contact +27 44 384 0949 / info@headlandshouse.co.za

 

CCape Diem Lodge – Cape Town 

When it comes to style, elegance and award-winning service, the Cape Diem Lodge in the affluent suburb of Greenpoint does not disappoint. There’s a reason why this magnificent establishment was awarded five stars by TGCSA, and that’s because the Victorian lodge offers great service, cosy suites and everything a guest would need to feel at home.

Cape Diem Lodge offers guests a refreshing alternative to ordinary hotel accommodation. Expect stylish comfort and experience true hospitality from staff. Situated in the heart of Cape Town and with the Atlantic ocean close by, this venue is ideal for you and your friends to relax, take in the surrounds and experience Cape Town from the lap of luxury that this lodge offers. For more information on rates, contact +27 021 439 8170 / info@capediemlodge.com

 

WWHERE TO EAT
ROCA Restaurant – Franschhoek 

For fine dining while enjoying iconic views of Franschhoek Valley, head to ROCA Restaurant. This exquisite venue boasts an a la carte menu that includes mouth-watering dishes such as Wood-Oven Roasted Mozambican Chicken, Norwegian Salmon, Mushroom Fettuccine and Warm Quinoa and Roasted Vegetables.

Considering that you’re in the heart of the winelands, it’s an absolute must that you indulge in one of the many award-winning wines on offer. Whether it’s a bottle of pinotage, cabernet sauvignon or merlot, rest assured that your palate will be satisfied. For more information or to book a reservation, contact +27 21 876 3384 / info@rocarestaurant.co.za

 

WWolfgat – Paternoster 

Situated in the quaint coastal town of Paternoster on the West Coast of the Western Cape lies Wolfgat – a charming restaurant housed in a 130 year old cottage. The owner and chef, Mr Kobus van der Merwe obtains his fresh ingredients on the wild Atlantic shore, which makes his dishes so unique and appetising.

The signature Strandveld food menu comprises a series of tasting dishes presented in seven courses. Sustainable seafood, local lamb and venison, and seasonal veldkos is featured, enhanced by wild herbs, seaweeds from the local rock pools, and pickings from the garden. For more information or to book, contact +27 079 354 6142 / diewolfgat@gmail.com

 

WWHERE TO EXPERIENCE
Hop on Hop off Tours – Cape Town

There’s no better way to experience the Mother City and explore the province’s wine routes than with Hop on Hop off Tours. Imagine you and your girlfriends getting the best of what the city has to offer while relaxing on top of a double deck bus that stops at various points of interest including Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, Camps Bay and Kirstenbosch Gardens.

City Sightseeing packages vary from classic, premium and deluxe options to cruises and tours. What’s a definite winner is the sunset champagne cruise, which departs daily from the V&A Waterfront. Enjoy a glass of bubbly as you sail along the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean with stunning views of Table Bay. For more information, contact +27 21 511 6000 / info@citysightseeing.co.za

 

44Roomed eKasi Culture - Khayelitsha

Experience the Khayelitsha township in Cape Town with 4Roomed eKasi Culture. This unique establishment is a 2018 Lilizela Tourism Award Winner in the Culture & Lifestyle category. Founder, Ms Abigail Mbalo, offers bespoke township culinary experiences, accommodation and more.

The concept behind this incredible establishment is “a life celebrated through great food, beautiful home decor & art, and the most inconceivable lifestyle ideas”. For more information or to book, contact +27 076 157 3177 / info@4roomedekasiculture.com

 

NNow’s the time to explore the Western Cape! Make it a memorable experience with the girlfriends. So take a Sho’t Left and explore this incredible province while toasting to great friendships.

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